Monte Cristo Inn Bed & Breakfast Hotel

600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, California 94115
Innkeeper(s): Jack & Carl

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  • Introduction

    Monte Cristo Inn front

    Monte Cristo Inn in San Francisco, California, is a private & romantic bed and breakfast hotel located in the exclusive and popular Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, offers its guests comfort, privacy, and great value. Rooms are highlighted by authentic antiques, persian rugs, hardwood floors, flat screen cable tv, complimentary breakfast, complimentary wifi throughout the property. A computer/email kiosk is aavailable for guests who travel light.

    And if the walls of the Monte Cristo could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. Originally built as a bordello and saloon. In the 1920s, it served as a speakeasy. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to create a firebreak, and the Saloon not only survived, it served as a refuge for the newly post-quake homeless.

    The Inn is perhaps the oldest original hospitality structure in San Francisco, this European-style Inn is convenient to the entire city and is at the junction of three great neighborhoods, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, and Laurel Heights. It is in one of the oldest and best neighborhoods in San Francisco. It is two blocks to the elegantly restored Victorian shops, Vogue theatre, Zagat-rated restaurants and antique stores on Sacramento Street. It's within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street.

    Monte Cristo Inn bedroom

    Monte Cristo Inn dining room

  • 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 Jack Su for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are a classic San Francisco style B&B built in 1875 located in the middle of the city. We get a lot of guests that are visiting local families in the area and many European visitors.

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

    We are known for our breakfast and complimentary WIFI. We are a newly refurbished European-style inn with many antiques.

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

    Golden Gate Bridge and sightseeing

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

    That we are a fabulous facility. We have high end modern furnishings.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are located near the edge of Pacific Heights close to Billionaire Row.

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

    Visit museums, the park, hiking trails, bike rentals, wine country, Japan Town, Richmond District.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street and less than a mile walk to Pacific Heights.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Two of my favorite restaurants are Garibaldi's Restaurant and Spruce.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The concierge page on our web site has a list of things to do in the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 14 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, but there is hotel one block away that does accept pets.