Bed and Breakfast

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By Tom Molanphy, San Francisco Local Expert

Looking for a hotel with great service, and a quiet, family atmosphere? Bed and breakfasts in San Francisco like the The Inn at Union Square are the perfect choice for you. Beyond the friendly hosts, a bed and breakfast will open your eyes to a new world of comfortable and more affordable accommodations. Leave the long lines and mazes of hotel floors to enjoy a private room just a few feet from the entrance at the Sleep Over Sauce Hotel San Francisco one of San Francisco's most popular B&Bs. Not sure yet? Trust the experts and read San Francisco bed and breakfast reviews.

7. White Swan Inn
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Built in the early 1900s, White Swan Inn is located less than three blocks from Powell Street and Union Square and just 15 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The B&B offers the charm of a small inn but in a convenient, big-city location. The helpful staff add a special touch. Small meeting area accommodates 25 persons. 26 rooms.

6. Inn At Union Square
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Built in 1980, this inn is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and sits just 15 miles from the airport. Classic, comfortable guest rooms all carry the same theme but offer different color schemes. Located in one of the premier shopping plazas of the world. 30 rooms, including 7 suites.

5. Sleep Over Sauce Hotel San Francisco

Built in 1906, Sleep over Sauce is located two miles from Chinatown and downtown San Francisco and three miles from Fisherman's Wharf. Not exactly a B&B, a hotel or a motel, Sleep Over Sauce is eight guest rooms above an award winning restaurant Sauce that can be rented individually or as a group. This is a great little spot for your company or family to gather in San Francisco with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, a business center and an awesome common area for gathering or relaxing. Don't waste any time looking for a front desk; there isn't one. The bartender at Sauce has everything you need.

4. Queen Anne Hotel

A standout among San Francisco hotels, this classy bed and breakfast straddles the border between Japantown and upscale Pacific Heights. Boasting an interesting history as a girls' finishing school and a gentlemen's club, the Queen Anne hotel greets visitors with Victorian decor in each of its guest rooms, which are comfortably appointed with cable TV, antique furnishings and Internet access. An extensive complimentary breakfast awaits in the mornings, and afternoon tea and sherry are provided.

3. Petite Auberge
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Located between Union Square and Nob Hill (and convienient to the Powell Street Cable Car), this French country inn boasts lovely antiques, fireplaces in most rooms, and pretty public spaces. The atmosphere is inviting; the staff, attentive. The cheery breakfast room is adorned with vegetable-stand motifs and offers a warm entree, along with breads, cereals, and fruit. 26 rooms.

2. Inn San Francisco
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Discover true hospitality at The Inn San Francisco, a bed and breakfast set in a stately, 27-room Victorian mansion in the heart of the Mission District. Exceptional rooms are decorated with fresh flowers, period antiques and brass fixtures, and guests can enjoy breakfast in the grand Double Parlors or on the rooftop sundeck while taking in beautiful views of the city. Necessary modern extras like complimentary Wi-Fi access are also provided.

1. Chateau Tivoli Inn San Francisco

Travelers looking for a unique bed and breakfast in San Francisco will find it at the charming Chateau Tivoli. This Victorian mansion was built in 1892 as a private home and offers five rooms and four suites outfitted with period decor to transport guests to the turn of the century. The friendly and knowledgeable owners welcome patrons with wine and cheese in the afternoon and a delicious breakfast in the morning.