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4.7 out of 5

"I really liked this quirky British-style inn. The room was clean and the food excellent (breakfast and wine tasting in the evenings). " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 29 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Heart of San Francisco

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown San Francisco hotel, you'll find San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and SHN Curran Theatre. Westfield San Francisco Centre and 555 California Street are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas. A terrace, limo/town car service, and a computer station are also on offer.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Other amenities include fireplaces, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
C$202* Per night/room 4 Jun. - 5 Jun.

Deluxe Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

White Swan Inn ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for White Swan Inn

Everyone (6) Business (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
I really liked this quirky British-style inn. The room was clean and the food excellent (breakfast and wine tasting in the evenings).

Posted by , from Detroit on 29 Jan. 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Lovely Inn!

Loved the fireplace in the room, fantastic breakfast, and very friendly staff.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location and Old World charm

Pros: Friendly staff, great location
Cons: Parking. TV remote in my room was more complicated than I could figure out.
Location: See above
The White Swan Inn and its sister property have a great location, close to Union Square. They offer a wonderful complimentary breakfast, a wine hour in the late afternoon and delicious cookies in the evening. Parking isn't the best but they have valet service for $50/night. Many nearby restaurants and conveniences from luxury shopping to necessities.

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Touch of home and great location

I wanted to find something for my 9 year old daughter and I that was a home away from home. We lucked out! Loved everything about it. It's homey, elegant, and just what I wanted. The cookies were amazing and freshly baked everyday! The breakfast and wine/hors d'oeuvres were very nice and just made the stay all the more enjoyable. Our room was quaint and lovely. Overall, it was great!

Posted by , from Long Beach, CA on 28 Aug. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Aug. 2016 by MS

Hi Monica, Thanks so much for staying with us! We are so happy you and the kiddo enjoyed the stay and all the homemade treats that came along with the stay. We hope to see you again and all the best! Michael Singleton Operations Manager

4 out of 5

Sweet spot for a last minute trip

The White Swan had kind staff, crazy granny decor to make you laugh and giggle and want to explore all the nooks and crannies, a gorgeous wine and cheese hour, and homemade cookies. The mattress was comfortable, which never happens for me in a hotel, and it was close to everything. I would easily stay here again. The only minor improvement would've been heavief curtains to block out the outside lights.

Posted by on 14 Nov. 2015

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4 out of 5

The front desk staff is wonderful

Pros: The welcoming from the front desk each time I returned from my day at work.
Cons: More details about the arrangement for parking.
Location: Good
I was there for work. The staff was helpful and welcoming. It worked well for my needs.

Posted by , from Napa Valley on 24 Mar. 2015

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4 out of 5

A pleasant stay - the bed could have been better.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, great staff
I would return IF I could be guaranteed of a firmer mattress on a bed that creaks less!

Posted by , from Hawaii on 21 Mar. 2012

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5 out of 5

Charming and serene - great getaway

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Sadly, we only got to stay one night on a quick trip through the state. After circling the block a few times in search of a parking spot, we finally got close enough for the valets to take over. The boutique hotel is reminiscent of Victorian England - large floral wallpapers, overstuffed furniture, four-poster beds, elevator with the manually-closed doors, etc. It was very tastefully done. The room were generous in size, with a large bed, several chairs, and a few modern amenities - gas fireplace, wi-fi and LCD TV. The bathroom was also tastefully done, with black and white tiles and a large tub. Our room had a few cracked or broken floor tiles - all in corners or places harder to see. The bed was comfy, the room was quiet, and we were a matter of blocks from Union Square. Breakfast was served downstairs in another charming area, with tables and chairs, sofas, another fireplace and an outdoor patio and deck area. Quite enjoyable. This charming inn is a great cove of serenity in the chaotic sea of San Francisco. We will return.

Posted by , from Washington on 17 Nov. 2011

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Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Free breakfast is served daily. Event space at this hotel measures 360 square feet (33 square meters). A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the business-friendly White Swan Inn. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 360 sq ft of conference space
  • 33 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1915
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (23.5 km / 14.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St & Bush St Stop (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

White Swan Inn offers 26 accommodations with fireplaces and safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • White Swan Inn
  • White Swan Inn San Francisco
  • White Swan San Francisco
  • White Swan Inn Hotel
  • White Swan Inn San Francisco
  • White Swan Inn Hotel San Francisco
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