A French Retreat in San Francisco
This is a small hotel but it's very nice - comfortable, not pretentious at all, and extremely reasonably priced for a San Francisco hotel (prices of everything in SF scare me). The price includes breakfast, which was MUCH better than what most hotels are providing these days - croissants, jams, eggs, oatmeal...a wide variety to choose from. Everything was delicious.
There's a staircase as well as an old cage elevator to get you down to the ground floor for the dining room and then back up to your room. The entry and lobby are on the second floor.
The decor is pleasant - a French country theme with delicately flowered wallpaper and furnishings. It creates an atmosphere that's more like home than a hotel in a big, busy city.
Next door is their sister hotel, the Swan (or White Swan? Something like that anyway), owned by the same company, and it has a British theme. I didn't stay here but ended up going over there a couple times because the staff for both hotels is interchangable. If the P.A.'s front desk is busy, you can always go next door for anything from a simple question to finalizing your bill or checking in.
Unique Quality: When you check in, look by the staircase - there's a small table there with a tray of freshly baked cookies. I had chocolate chip & it was delicious.
In the evenings, they have a little get-together in the lounge on the bottom floor. There are couches and coffee tables set up for a great place to chat. Snacks, like vegetables & dip, bundt cake, and drinks (apperitifs & sodas) are all provided free.
In the rooms, you'll find a teddy bear sitting on the bed welcoming you:-)
The staff are all really nice. When I checked in, the guy at the front desk said he'd just noticed they had some open rooms and would I want a free upgrade? I've never had a hotel ask me that before. It's a very relaxed, friendly place.
My only complaint is with the valet. They have a valet - just park in front and they'll take care of the rest (it costs, of course, but it *is* San Francisco), which is very handy but, when I dropped my car off it sat out in front of the hotel in a loading zone for HOURS before a valet finally came and moved it to wherever their parking lot is. Also, they say to give them 20 minutes or so to go get your car when you want it again. I waited longer than that. I'd give them at least 30 minutes.
Directions: North of Chinatown, between Nob Hill & Union Square.
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Address: 863 Bush Street, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States
Amenities at Petite Auberge
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet
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