Inn at The Presidio
Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States of America
At a Glance
Historic Pershing Hall served as the stomping ground for military personnel for a century
Suited to guests who have visited the city before and are looking for a unique experience
Owned by the "Presidio Trust" the hotels decor is a stylish nod to the military
Enjoy the Inn's daily wine and cheese reception sat around the cosy fire-pit
Access to 24-miles of hiking and biking trails and minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge
Living room and guest rooms are beautifully restored with local art and fascinating artefacts
Larger families should stay at the Funston House with 4 bedrooms for a historic stay
Use as a base to take a guided day trip to Napa or Sonomas best wineries
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San Francisco is a year-round destination but has a cool maritime climate. In the summer, the city’s famous fog rolls in mornings and evenings, creating a misty chill in the air. Spring sees the end of the rainy season, and the city’s pretty-in-pink cherry blossom trees dot the landscape. In Autumn Indian Summer comes to San Francisco, bringing warm, dry days with plenty of sunshine. The very best time of year is August to October when temperatures are at their highest and days are often sunny.
To start planning your holiday to Inn at The Presidio
Located in the historic Presidio area of San Francisco in Pershing Hall, this boutique 22-room inn gives guest a unique perspective on a stay in the city. It's close to Golden Gate Bridge and park but only a short cab ride from downtown attractions.
Inn at the Presidio is the first hotel to open in the Presidio area of San Francisco, set amongst the historic homes of the Presidio, with a charming side street to the east and a wooded trail to the south, the Presidio offers a one-of-a-kind experience in San Francisco.
Built in 1903, this Classic Revival brick building served as an officer's quarters in military days. The 22-room inn is three stories high, with inviting porches with rocking chairs, cosy living rooms with salvage-store finds and impressive local art. 17 of the rooms are suites, with separate living rooms with gas fireplaces and furnished true to the Inn's history using simple stripes, wools and linens. They are homely with wrought iron beds, Pendleton blankets and black-and-white historic photographs and interesting art.
A National Historic Landmark, the Inn feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco, and is best suited for those looking for a peaceful stay or for second-time visitors to San Francisco looking to experience another side of the city. The Presidio is minutes away from neighbourhood shopping districts and just a 10-minute taxi ride from Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco and downtown beyond. It is ideally located for exploring wine country - Sonoma and Napa - just across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north.
There are 22 rooms, with 17 of the rooms being suites. Each of the classic king suites feature a sofa bed in a separate living room, ideal for couples requiring more space or for a family of four to sleep comfortably. Chose from Forest View rooms facing over the park landscape or a top floor suite which offers more privacy, and many of which have views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Funston House has four bedrooms and communal living spaces, the home can be booked in its entirety or single rooms can be booked. Guests staying at the Funston House can enjoy all the amenities and perks of the Inn, including breakfast and the cheese reception.
While the Inn doesn't offer any child specific facilities, its peaceful location may make it appealing to families. The suites with sofa beds offer a comfortable and unique bolt-hole for those with younger families requiring a family-room.
Perks include a complimentary continental breakfast and the evening wine and cheese reception.
The Presidio Trust runs a complimentary shuttle service around the Presidio and to downtown San Francisco. The Inn has a resident chauffeur on site to drive guests into the city or to nearby Sausalito for dinner (this is chargeable). Uber services and taxis also serve the Presidio.
The Presidio is a unique neighbourhood in San Francisco, with the Presidio Trust hosting regular exhibits and walking tours. Play a round of golf at the Presidio Golf Course, bike through the South Hills or along Crissy Field or enjoy relaxing at the SenSpa Day Spa. Families shouldn't miss a trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum.
A stone's throw away, San Francisco offers world-class restaurants, including Michelin-starred eateries as well as museums and shopping. San Francisco is incredibly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. It’s also a gateway to the nearby wine country of Sonoma and Napa just over the bridge.
Browse art galleries, visit bustling Chinatown, get a handle on the geography by climbing one of the city’s famed hills or take the cable car, go shopping in the fashion epi-center Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf to take it all in from the water or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island, take a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming Sausalito.
Holly Brightwell (Staff)
The hotel has a beautiful old colonial charm, a quality finish and no expense is spared on furnishings and design. Not having a restaurant is something to factor in but nearby Sausalito has its pull factor with lots of fantatsic places to eat and drink. The Inn is the closest hotel to the famous Golden Gate Bridge and you catch glimpses of it from the 3rd floor. The Inn has a Classic American college campus feel a really charming hotel.
Bespoke Tour of San Francisco
Explore the city-by-the-bay on a bespoke tour. Visit some of the San Francisco's most iconic and famous landmarks including Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. Tailored to your preferences, the experience will be highly customised.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
Hire a bike and cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf to charming Sausalito, perched on the hillside between the Bay and the Marin Headlands, or for the really energetic keep pedalling to Tiburon for lunch at Sam's!
Explore Alcatraz Island
Yes it’s touristy, but it’s hard not to be excited as you ride across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along with a historical prison tour, Alcatraz offers a working lighthouse, tide pools, a fort, gardens and epic city views.
North Beach Food Tour
Join this 3-hour tour that explores the Italian restaurant scene and Barbary coast. Visit hidden tunnels where booze was brought during prohibition and the coast's oldest pizza oven. Small group tour with 4 stops.
Pier 39 - Sealions and Submarines
Ever since fisherman first hauled out of Pier 39, sea lions have bellyflopped on the docks. More marine life can be seen at the Aquarium of the Bay, while street performers, fairground rides and an array of boat trips on the Bay thrill visitors.
Location & directions
Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Located within the Presidio and the closest hotel to the Golden Gate Bridge.
How to get there
11-hour direct flight from London to San Francisco. It is a 45-minute transfer or self-drive to the Inn.
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