Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
- Free coffee, fresh-baked cookies and lemonade served daily in the lobby
- Studio-style rooms with fully equipped kitchenettes
- Location: where lively Pacific Heights and affluent Presidio meet
What To Know
- Pets are welcome; fees may apply
- Bathrooms feature luxurious Lather body products
- Self-parking is $28 (plus tax) per day
- Read more about what to see and do in San Francisco and Big Sur in our magazine section
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Retro decor meets modern comforts at this intimate hotel located between San Francisco’s lively Pacific Heights and sophisticated Presidio neighborhoods. From the outside, this 1974 building looks frozen in time, with its accordion roof and cement and glass façade. Inside, the carpet- and brick-lined interiors lead to spacious guestrooms, where cream-colored walls blend purple accents with intimate neighborhood views.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 49 guestrooms has the comfort and style of a San Francisco studio apartment, with cozy seating areas equipped with hardwood furnishings and such at-home amenities as 32-inch flat-screen TVs and dine-in kitchenettes in some. Although the bathrooms are on the small side, they come fully equipped with luxurious Lather body products.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on the house in the lobby before exploring the city, and return to fresh-baked cookies and lemonade, which are served daily at 3 p.m. Although there’s no restaurant on-site, the adjacent Swank cocktail lounge offers signature libations including the Swank Margarita (Casa Noble tequila, triple sec, lime) in a cozy salon featuring Jetsonian furnishings, a gas fireplace and classic rock tunes.
In the Area
Conveniently located on a quiet corner between bustling Pacific Heights and sophisticated Presidio, Laurel Inn is a well-situated jumping-off point for exploring San Francisco’s quieter northwest quarter. Hit the Presidio’s main thoroughfare, Sacramento Street, for specialty shops and hole-in-the-wall eateries. Discover designer digs at Goodbyes Consignment, forward-thinking home decor at Kendall Wilkinson and organic treatments at Marilyn Jaeger Skincare Studio. Afterward, snag a reservation at intimate Italian restaurant Sociale, or splurge on local California cuisine and wine at Spruce, which boasts such seasonal standouts as walnut-crusted sea scallops and veal sweetbreads with epoisse mousse, mushroom tapenade and Brussels sprouts. After hours, imbibe seasonal cocktails at the relaxed Presidio Social Club or join the livelier set at one of Pacific Height’s many bars and lounges along Fillmore Street. Don’t miss out on a leisurely stroll through the cypress groves of Presidio Park, where you can continue with a walk or bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.
How to Get There
The Laurel Inn is located in the heart of the Presidio neighbourhood, a wealthy district in SF. It makes walking around at night very safe and an enjoyable experience. The rooms were very well designed, and were nice & quiet at night too.
I travel regularly to SF and usually stay downtown. This time I wanted to try something different in a nice neighbourhood - Im glad i did! A lovely little hotel that has been refurbed. Good size rooms and some great views from the back rooms. A simple breakfast is served in the lobby every morning - enough to get you going!. I loved the hotel but i really loved being in Pacific Heights - I felt like a local.
A charming hotel in a great neighborhood. Gourmet morning pastries, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Good restaurants nearby, especially across the street! The staff was very helpful with navigating a local shuttle, and assisting with handicapped parking.