Getting out in nature and San Francisco aren’t usually in the same sentence – unless you’re staying at the Inn at the Presidio. Within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the location can’t be beat if you like a little refuge from the city’s frenetic pulse.
The Inn at the Presidio is located on a former military base, America’s oldest in fact, from 1776 – 1994. Now it’s a dreamy part of San Francisco with impeccably-kept early 1900’s architecture, views of the bay and 1,491 acres of national park and 24 miles of trails to explore.
If you like staying at a hotel with character and soul, you’ll enjoy The Inn in the Presidio. Built in 1903, it was once home to unmarried officers. Photos of 18th and 19th century soldiers with their ladies, bugles and other antique army memorabilia decorate the walls, yet it doesn’t feel like a museum.
The small boutique hotel features 22 historic chic accommodations, including 17 suites with fireplaces. The rooms retain the original elements with splashes of modern touches. The common porch on both floors with old-fashioned rockers to enjoy the rare peace and quiet in San Francisco is one of the best features of the property.
In July 2013, four more rooms will be available at the nearby Funston House – a Victorian-style home that once housed U.S. Army officers and their families. The Funston House, located on historic “Officers’ Row,” was built in 1862, as the Presidio expanded during the Civil War-era. The beautifully rehabilitated home includes four bedrooms, a common living room, a dining room, and outdoor porch and patio.
Recently, the Inn at the Presidio was included in 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award.
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