The Washington Square Inn

1660 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94133
Innkeeper(s): Daniel and Maria Levin
  • Introduction

    Located just one block from Telegraph Hill in the heart of North Beach, Washington Square Inn offers the charm and hospitality of a country inn. The Inn is quiet and comfortable with liberal dashes of elegance. It is ideal for vacation visitors and a pleasant change for those on business.

    When you arrive at Washington Square Inn you are personally welcomed by our long term, friendly staff, who are wholly dedicated to your comfortable and satisfying stay. Our lobby is sophisticated, luxurious, and comfortable, featuring art and antiques from our own collection, as well as polished hardwood floors.


    Each of the 15 guest rooms features elegant French antiques among designer fabrics. All rooms have a full, private bath with soft robes. Some rooms have sitting areas in bay windows, while others offer a cozier atmosphere with their own private fireplaces overlooking an inner courtyard.

    In the mornings, a delicious fresh baked breakfast is prepared for you to have in your room, or you may choose to sit by the window at our inviting antique dining table overlooking the park. Our relationship with the neighborhood's best restaurants ensures your dinner reservations.

    A lively and relaxing wine and hors d'oeuvres reception awaits your arrival every afternoon from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Guests may visit with their friends and family, as well as each other before leaving for their evening plans, or retiring in their romantic rooms for the night. Several Rooms Feature Coit Tower, Park or Cathedral Views.

    We are a full service, non-smoking hotel, and offer:

    • Free WiFi throughout the inn
    • Flat screen televisions in every room
    • Breakfast served in your room or our lobby, includes fresh juices, tea assortment, muffins, croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt or toast -- Bagels and smoked salmon on the weekends
    • Fresh coffee every morning and afternoon tea service
    • Evening hors d'oeuvres with wine
    • Soft robes provided to guests in room
    • Cable television, telephones (data ready) and wireless internet access in every room, as well as full office services in the lobby
    • All rooms have ceiling fans
    • Self-parking available one block from the Inn for $20 for self park with no in & out, $25 for self park with in & out
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Maria Levin for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are located in a convenient and desirable neighborhood and provide a boutique style option to the large chain hotels.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    A comfortable, but elegant home away from home. Best location in the city. Guest can meet and mingle in the lobby for breakfast or the evening wine & hors d'oeuvres.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Being situated in an area where they can walk to many of the #1 tourist s spots in the city, great restaurants & nightlife.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Fantastic location, this elegant inn with attention to every detail".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    For anyone enjoying walking, we have all kinds of interesting secret alleys and pathways through park like gardens, usually leading to incredible city & Bay views.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    They could view the city by cable car, walk to Coit Tower and get a 360 view of the city, walk along the water front all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, or the opposite way along the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building for lunch and gourmet shopping, rent bikes and ride to Sausalito or Tiburon, Tour of Alcatraz, jump on the Hop on Hop off bus (stops in front of our inn) & tour the entire city, Go to Golden gate park, Choose from many museums, all kinds of guided walking tours- many are free.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Almost everything, & if not, buses & cable cars are a short walk away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    This area is primarily Italian, but almost every type of cuisine is available.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We only have 15 rooms, plus an apartment, accommodating up to four.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets (just our own little Bichon named Max) There are some good boarding options such as or


  • About San Francisco

    Guests of the Washington Square Inn in San Francisco, CA, will find many diverse activities within minutes of the hotel. The Washington Square Inn is within walking distance or a short cable car ride away from some of San Francisco's famous attractions. Visitors won't want to miss Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, China Town, Union Square, Lombard Street (the world's most crooked street), Coit Tower, Russian Hill, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Romanesque Saints Peter and Paul Church. Art and theatre buffs can visit the world-renowned San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum and the theater district, which is spread out within a five-block radius. San Francisco offers some of the best shopping in the world, so it is no wonder that tourists want to spend some time and money in San Francisco's assorted shopping centers, districts and malls. Sports fans can catch a 49ers football game or a Giants baseball game, depending on the season, while nearby outdoor adventures include kayaking, hiking and biking.

    If you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway there can be no better city in America than San Francisco. Spend the afternoon at Golden Gate Park or take in the panoramic sunsets at one of the many vistas along the ocean.

  • Handicap Accessible

    Room 1 is handicapped equipped with king bed, private marble shower, and park and cathedral view.

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