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
This hotel is a gem in SF. During the complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres hour, I met many families who said they returned to this hotel every year and I can see why. I enjoyed the breakfast, the quaint decor, the old fashioned elevator, and the fireplace in my room. The room itself was a bit outdated and I had a bit of trouble with the TV but it felt clean and the WIFI was strong. I wouldn't hesitate to return.
We stayed in Petite for 3 nights and both felt like at home. It has friendly staff who makes you feel comfortable. Complimentary cookies, breakfast, wine and snacks are awesome. Keep it going! Fireplaces make it cosy and warm all the time.
I travel a fair amount and I have never stayed at a hotel that felt more like a home! The rooms are so comfy and spacious. They offer a cocktail hour in their lounge that includes wine and appetizers. Breakfast was amazing and generous. The staff is very pleasant. If I am back in SF I will definitely will staying here again.