If you prefer nature to the traffic, crowds, and sky-scrapers of a big city, this former officers’ quarters, converted to an inn in 2011, was created just for you. Set on over 1,400 acres of coastal dunes, forests, and prairie grasslands, this stately red-brick Georgian Revival–style building puts you in the middle of San Francisco’s natural beauty—as well as a flashback to the U.S. Army days when the Presidio played an important role defending the new territories on the West Coast. Though Pershing Hall, as the inn was formerly called, is on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s anything but a musty old boys club. Rooms are modern and elegant, featuring high ceilings and original moldings; most are suites with fireplaces and many have views of the bay. At almost 300 square feet, even the basic queen rooms are large by San Francisco hotel standards. Public spaces are warm and inviting; guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and an evening wine and cheese reception. The inn has been such a success that in the summer of 2013, Funston House—a Victorian-style home that used to house officers and their families—opened as a four-bedroom cottage that can be rented per room or as a whole. If you want to see the city sights, the PresidioGo shuttle offers daily rides (free with a pass from the inn) downtown. But with miles of hiking trails just outside your door, a fire pit out back, and rocking chairs on the porch, you might not make it to Fisherman’s Wharf. Note: Make sure you don’t confuse this elegant inn for the more basic Presidio Inn, located on Lombard Street.
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Inn at the Presidio
Main Post, 42 Moraga Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood The Presidio Transportation Bus: 28, 43, or PresidioGo shuttle bus. Pets welcome ($40). Phone 415/800-7356 Prices $295–$500 double and suites. Rates include continental breakfast, evening wine reception. Self-parking $8. Amenities Access to Presidio YMCA gym; free Wi-Fi. Units 26 units Web site Inn at the Presidio
MapMain Post, 42 Moraga Ave. San Francisco
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