by Terry Ward
Conveniently located right by San Francisco’s historic China Town, the White Swan Inn puts families in a unique area for a San Francisco vacation. Take in the local food, shopping and entertainment attractions. Make sure to check out the Powell Street cable car line, and head to Union Square for an urban shopping experience. Don’t forget the financial district, boasting many famous restaurants. At the hotel, you’ll find tons of helpful amenities, including free Wi-Fi throughout the building. In your room, you’ll find a mini refrigerator for all your snacking needs. Luxury bath products and plush bathrobes will make you feel right at home. Start each morning on the right note with a free breakfast buffet for the entire family. Guests are given access to a local fitness facility. Board games are available at the front desk for young families, and the Lion and Bell Library has many books and magazines to choose from.
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- Free breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite dining
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We stayed in the Abbey Suite for 4 nights with 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children. Good location for us to get out and see things and a variety of restaurants nearby too.
Breakfast was simple but something for everyone. Afternoon drinks were nice out on the terrace.
Traffic noise was a slight issue in the evening when windows needed to be open given the late summer warmth.
We enjoyed our stay! We had a luxury king room, which was HUGE! More space than we really needed, but it was nice to come back after a day of exploring and not be cramped. Be aware that this B&B does not have air conditioning in the rooms, so it can get warm! The windows do open, but do not have screens, however we had ours open our entire stay and had no issues with any bugs coming in or anything. Ask for a room at the back of the hotel for a more quiet stay. Breakfast was good each morning, hot items, fruit, cereal and pastries. The in room water and soda was a nice added touch! All of the stay we interacted with were so nice! The old Ottis elevator was really a really neat feature as well. Great location - a couple blocks from Union Square and Chinatown, two streets down is a Cable Car stop, and many bus stops nearby.
We would definitely return to the White Swan!