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Bernalview B&B
Ranked #13 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Bernalview B&B added to the overall San Francisco experience! The room was comfortable and cozy, we slept as good as we do in our own bed back home. The view from our bedroom window was stunning-overlooking the city; add to that a beautiful garden patio off the kitchen for breakfast and coffee. The hosts, Alan and Chris were terrific, offering fascinating facts from San Francisco's past as well as "touristy" attractions off the beaten path along with restaurant suggestions where the locals frequent. We will definitely stay at Bernalview B&B again.

Room Tip: This B&B is located in a quiet neighborhood
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry H
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

With a last minute change in plans before our trip to San Francisco we struggled to find a place that was both well situated AND affordable. As such, this accommodation was an exceptional find.

After a fairly quick drive from the airport and we were able to find this house, WITH free street parking right out front! Our hosts were friendly and welcoming and made the stay that much more enjoyable. The view from the living room was lovely and the back patio was quite simply a sunny garden paradise where we enjoyed our breakfast both days we were there. A full fridge and access to the kitchen was indeed provided, and the bedroom itself was cozy and comfortable. As the room looked directly onto the street there was some noise, however it was still very acceptable (especially with the view!) as the neighborhood is fairly quiet. We would be thrilled to stay here again if it was available!

Room Tip: Only 1 room. Use main floor WC, shared upstairs bathroom for shower. Friendly residential neighborho...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank CatWells
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bernalview B&B and their amenities are great. Tastefully decorated in Southern California colors with awesome views of San Francisco and downtown. Only minutes walk to Mission Street where there are tons of authentic restaurants, and very close to Church Street and Castro area by car. Also only 5 minutes walk to Bernal Heights Park which overlooks the whole city !

Host Alan, (an accomplished published writer) goes above and beyond in terms of fresh foods in the kitchen, and hospitality in general. His knowledge of the city and it's unique restaurants and places to see are also impeccable.

As the house is not on a main street, you will get a comfortable quiet sleep. With a half bath next to your bedroom and shower facilities a few steps away. Comfortable, reasonable, well appointed with an interesting back yard and patio to enjoy off the dining area as well. Totally enjoyed the hospitality and room and will not hesitate to book again in future. (We stayed in October of 2016)

Room Tip: Book in advance ...as it is a popular spot
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was a real pleasure to stay in this place - we loved it. Beautifully appointed room, with a five-star view across the city. We liked being a bit out of the centre but it was easy to reach the city with a short walk and a bit of transport. We were looked after really well during the reservation process and all the way up to arriving at the front door.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank QSMPEK
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We enjoyed our stay for several reasons. One is that the view from the room, especially at night is beautiful. A private half bath is right next door to the room and the kitchen is stocked with healthy food and great coffee which you are invited to eat and drink. The back porch is a lovely area to sit and read in the morning with a hot french press. The host, Alan, is an interesting, intelligent guy and he's a published author too. The house is in a nice neighborhood too! Can't beat it all the way around, great value.

Room Tip: There is one room for rent.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank dereklink
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Bernalview is in a beautiful residential neighborhood close to great walks, restaurants, sights and more. Alan was a wonderful host---his advice was always spot on. We parked our rental car right in front of his door and never moved it for three days. Everything was clean and comfortable and the price was right. As an added bonus, we began reading our host's newly published novel, The Troubleseeker, and found it to be so compelling we could not put it down. We will be recommending Bernalview and The Troubleseeker to all our friends.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank ilovesocal
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We visited Bernalview in June 2015. It actually feels more like an AirBnB location than a bed&breakfast, but that is certainly not a bad thing.
Alan is your host, and he does everything to make you feel comfortable and at home.

The view from the house on the skyline of SF is amazing. The neighbourhood is quiet and residential, although the busy and bustling Mission Street is only a few blocks away.
The bedroom is fairly small, we struggled a bit with our suitcases. Sleeping quality is good though.
There's a toilet and sink next to the bedroom, and Alan uses his own one upstairs. There is also the shower.
Alan has a normal working schedule, being away during weekdays. This basically means you have the whole place for yourself throughout the day.

For breakfast, you can use whatever is in the kitchen. There is coffee and a stuffed fridge. Before arriving, Alan will ask if you have special requests. We didnt have any, so we found all the stuff that was there to be more than enough.

The backyard is also very nice and quiet.
Parking space in the area may be limited at night, but we arrived during the day, and had no problems.

We would definitely consider staying with Alan again, as he is a great host and the location of his cozy house is great.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank roadronner
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Additional Information about Bernalview B&B

Address: 37 Stoneman St, Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA 94110-5240
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
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Ranked #13 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled high on Bernal Hill with a view of downtown and the Bay Bridge, this 1898 home features a bedroom with a view, breakfast in the garden on sunny mornings, a friendly dog and his owner. Easy street parking and accessible by multiple bus routes and BART a short walk away that can take you to the Castro, SOMA, Mission and downtown. Self-serve continental breakfast. Wi-fi. ... more   less 

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