Just off the busy Market thoroughfare with its many restaurants and shops, and about 5 minutes' walk from the famous gay neighbourhood of Castro, the Willows' location is great. The low-key entrance leads up a stair to the two floors of the guest house. The owner is very friendly and keeps his eye on standards. Guests are invited for a complimentary beer or glass of wine and nibbles most nights - a pleasant way to meet fellow travellers. Bedrooms are homely (homey is perhaps the better US-English word!) rather than posh; there are big, bay-windowed rooms on both floors if you ask for them. Our room was very clean, came with plenty towels, toiletries, fridge, fan, welcome card, a couple of local luxury chocolates and robes - the WCs and showers are along the corridor as no rooms are en-suite. There are countless books and maps including a vast array of local interest material available to borrow or read. Easy, fast, free wi-fi. There is a small lounge. Breakfast is in a small kitchen-type room from which you may help yourself anytime day or night to tea / coffee / juice / biscuits - a nice touch. In sum, the Willows is a comfortable and unpretentious, welcoming 'bed and breakfast inn' for adults - ideal for solo travellers - in an ideal location.
Front-facing rooms with bay windows are best.
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