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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large, romantic room with working gas fireplace and super-comfortable king sized bed. Very friendly and responsive service. Great breakfast in a beautiful room. Valet parking very convenient for in & out, but costs $45/day. Just a few blocks from Union Square.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here in January on a stop over to New Zealand , all 7 of us arrived very tired but we're met with such a lovely welcome. They kept the wine and nibbles hour open for us to relax in the lounge area . This is all free , we were all so comfortable in the lounge area we...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The White Swan Inn is a boutique hotel in the heart of San Francisco- it's well located near to the cable car and Union Square It's a charming place to stay, with a warm welcome on arrival, comfortable and spacious accommodations, and a lovely lounge for guests to relax and interact, particularly during the nightly pre-dinner drinks period - when...

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Hamilton, Montana
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As other's have said, this is a lovely property with big rooms and somewhat "funky" decor--English country inn wallpaper and decoration, and some picture on the wall that look like they came straight from the 50s "Twiggy" era. My room was very large--both comfortable and quiet, except for the occasional fire engine during the night. The fireplace makes the room...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose The White Swan for location and price. We were completely blown away by the charm of the property and the service provided. Great amenities offered in room, the decorations blend funky early 1900 decor and Mod accents such as books, fireplaces, teapots and awesome gogo boots. The breakfast in the morning has what you expect - cereal- and...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the hotel for its England decoration and hospitality. I forgot changing the number of persons from two to three in one room when booking, but the madam in the reception still give us the sofa bed bedding for free, many thanks for that.

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Seattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cozy, homey hotel in a well-kept old building that has lots of charm. I've stayed here on several occasions. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable, with funky vintage British decor. The mini fridge is stocked with free bottles of water and soda. Great location near Union Square, close to lots of great restaurants, and several transit...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Swan seems to be pretty rare in San Francisco - a hotel that combines a quirky charm with reasonable prices. It's not the Ritz, but it offers a good, solid product and seems to attract a nice group of guests. It's a small hotel - something like half-a-dozen rooms on each of four floors. We had a deluxe...

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Fremont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is honestly amazing...From the quirky wallpaper, the old style elevator, the cocktail reception, and breakfast....Everything was SPOT ON....Out of 1 to 10 on CUSTOMER SERVICE, I give it a 12......Daniel was great when we checked in, very friendly and has some serious personality....LOVED THE AFTERNOON FRESH BAKED COOKIES. Complimentary soda and water in your room to boot...The room...

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Bertrand N, General Manager at White Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Veronica J, We value your business and thank your for choosing us during your recent stay! It is great to hear that you had a first class stay and enjoyed the service, fresh cookies and warm cozy B&B experience! Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we hope you will come back and visit us...

Cary, NC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here one evening on our way from North Carolina to Sonoma. We selected WSI because of the strong reviews here and the reasonable price for a hotel so close to Union Square. On the plus side, the room was sizable and had a working gas fireplace. The staff were very friendly and insisted on taking...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With a crackling fireplace in all 26 guestrooms and suites, the White Swan Inn is a romantic small hotel in the Nob Hill/Union Square area. The White Swan Inn is a visually stunning tribute to the intimate hotels of London. Dark wood paneling, rich floral carpets, comfortable furniture and enchanting English art and collectables set the tone. All guests enjoy a generous breakfast buffet and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres served fireside in the parlor. You can also check out our sister hotel, Petite Auberge, just 20 feet away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Swan Inn

Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $313 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Swan Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
White Swan Hotel
White Swan San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Deluxe rooms have a sofa & armchair; Luxury (theoretically an upgrade), while larger and with a walk-in closet, have only 2 chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ElMusaferain, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing an interior courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles StevenAllen, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 2nd floor which was convenient since we didn't need elevator or stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Ollie501, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try out the king room with gas fireplace, you will not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles T7756TOpauls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not much difference between Deluxe & Luxury w. fireplaces. Note that rooms facing Bush can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles KristerZ_13, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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