What We Love
- Free perks include daily buffet breakfast, afternoon cookies and wine hour, WiFi, bottled water, newspapers and more
- Top location in the heart of tony Nob Hill, close to Chinatown and Union Square
- All guestrooms have a French country cottage look, with mod cons like flat-screen TVs and posh bathroom amenities
- Guests have use of the inn’s furnished patio, cozy parlor and lending library
What To Know
- No smoking anywhere on the property
- Not all rooms are air conditioned
- No gym but discounted day passes to a local fitness center are available from the front desk
- Valet parking is available from $39 + tax per night
- Some road noise in rooms facing the street
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A treat for Francophiles in the heart of San Francisco, the Petite Auberge has a loyal following of repeat guests who love the inn’s in-the-know staff, big bedrooms with gas fireplaces, cozy lounge and parlor, and free daily breakfast and wine hour. Guestrooms are large by city standards, done up in floral wallpaper, patterned textiles and ornate wood furniture. All have comfy armchairs, flat-screen TVs and ensuite bathrooms with over-tub showers and posh toiletries. Most queen and king rooms have easy-to-use gas fireplaces. A homemade breakfast spread is served in the parlor every morning, and guests are invited to join the inn’s early-evening wine hour. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day, and freshly-made cookies are served in the afternoon. There’s no restaurant, but the helpful staff is on hand for local recommendations and reservations. Fitness fiends can purchase discounted passes to a nearby gym, or, for a more relaxing afternoon at leisure, there are books and board games on loan in the parlor.
In the Area
Step outside the hotel and the cable cars are trundling by, ready to take guests down to Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf. Check out the Ferry Building Marketplace for a taste of San Francisco’s best food, all in one spot. Catch a classic movie at the Art Deco legend Castro Theatre, the anchor of the Castro neighborhood. Stroll around Golden Gate Park and check out the latest exhibits at the fabulously modern de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences. The narrow streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the largest outside Asia and oldest in North America, are packed with restaurants and shops selling everything from silks to unusual herbs. Union Square is the die-hard shopping area of San Francisco. You’ll find everything here: Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s, Hermes, Gump’s, and Chanel, to name just a few.
How to Get There
Great little retro boutique hotel that is kept very clean! I stayed here with my wife for only one night but all the staff we spoke with were very friendly and helpful. Our room had a nice little fireplace which made me feel right at home! Complimentary breakfast and around-the-clock free beverages (water, soda, coffee, tea) was an added plus! I didn't use the valet parking service but was able to find free street parking on Sat night when we checked in as the Nob Hill area is quiet and was not super busy. Definitely a place I recommend (this is the sister hotel to the White Swan next door) and nice to get away from your modern "tech" hotels once in a while.
I stayed here for a entire month in July, which was there busiest season in SF, have to say, it was pleasant, the housekeepers, and the doormen very courteous, my girlfriend(s) enjoyed it. I pleasantly enjoyed the room with the fireplace, I would recommend this to anyone on assignment in San Francisco, that is looking for all the perks this place offers, I was able to valet my Porsche and not be worried it would get stolen, I was able to pleasantly enjoy staying in a very busy part of town, although keep in mind, it is on the hill, so you will have to walk down the hill to get to union square, and then if your a tourist you can ride back up the hill, if you live here, you can just hop on the cable car and get up the hill, the choice is entirely up to you, but the best remark was when the house keeper asked me " why you young baby, play with big baby? " I think that would conclude my stay here!
We were pleasantly surprised to find a comfortable and charming getaway for our short stay in the city. Our room was very warm and comfortable. It was nicely decorated with a fireplace, seperate seating area with bay windows, also couch, chair and desk. It’s an older hotel, but nicely restored. Very cozy, with downstairs lounge and fireplace. Breakfast buffet was included, which was excellent! Really good assortment of eggs, pastries, etc..Everything fresh and delicious!! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return. Highly recommended!!
We booked into the Petite Suite for a recent stay in San Francisco.
We received a warm welcome and loved our time there.
Excellent location. Well appointed room. Excellent and helpful staff. Would happily stay there again.
This is a great location for Union Square and the hotel has a homely, non-chain, feel about it, which is great. There is a daily "get together" for guests at 5-6pm with wine and 'nibbles' which is a lovely idea. During our stay, there was very rarely anyone at the front desk and you needed to go 2 doors down to the sister hotel if you needed something. The breakfast was good - basic but fresh. Properly made eggs, croissants, juices etc. Our room was tiny - REALLY small - as was our bathroom. It was just about manageable for 3 nights, but really cramped. As others have mentioned, the street noise is pretty relentless. I don't think there was any air con either? Not s problem for us in October, but it would be unbearable in a tiny room when it was hot. Fairly expensive.