San Remo Hotel Guidebook Reviews


“Victorian Charmer, The San Remo Hotel, San Francisco – It was no surprise that I would throughly enjoy my stay at the San Remo. Our Editor, Gil Zeimer, highly recommended it, as did his colleague, Paul von Beroldingen, so I know I was in for a treat. What did surprise was how far beyond expectation it rose. The attentive staff, the location, the accommodations, and its turn-of-the-century charm were absolutely amazing.”

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© Vagablond Review

Fodor’s San Francisco 2006

“A few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, this three-story 1906 Italianate Victorian was once home to longshoremen and Beat poets…Rooms are small but charming, with lace curtains, forest-green-painted wood floors, brass beds, and other antique furnishings… rooms share scrupulously clea­n black-and-white-tile shower and toilet facilities with pull-chain toilets.”

© Fodor’s San Francisco, 2006

Lonely Planet San Francisco 2006

Lonely Planet Guides literally “cover the planet” in terms of travel guide information. Lonely Planet guides are packed with information, they’re compact and easy to carry, and they are updated regularly. They are so ubiquitous that you can find inexpensive used copies online fairly easily. Be sure you get the most current edition, though, if possible.

“One of the best deals in SF, the San Remo is family-owned and very charming. Built immediately after the 1906 quake, it has
been refurbished with individually decorated rooms …”

© Lonely Planet San Francisco, Fifth Edition 2006

Frommer’s San Francisco 2005

Plan your California vacation with the Frommer’s comprehensive California travel guide. The travel guide includes information about hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping and nightlife in California.

“This small, European-style pensione is one of the best budget hotels in San Francisco. In a quiet North Beach neighborhood, within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf… If the penthouse is available, book it: You won’t find a more romantic place to stay in San Francisco for so little money. It has its own bathroom, TV, fridge, and patio.”

©Frommer’s San Francisco 2006, Erika Lenkert, 2005, Wiley.
This material is used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Frommer’s California From $60 a Day 1997

Written in the spirit of discovery, as Frommer’s guides always have been, you’ll find inexpensive accommodations that don’t skimp on comfort. Affordable restaurants where locals go for a good meal. And all the best sightseeing and shopping values. Frommer’s Dollar-A-Day guidebooks. First-class travel on a budget. Everything You Need for an Unforgettable—and Affordable—Trip!

© Frommer’s California from $60 a day, 1st edition; George McDonald, 1997, Wiley. This material is used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Insight City Guide San Francisco 2005

“Built in 1906, this North Beach hotel served as a boardinghouse for sailors, poets and pensioners, and was a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today it’s a bargain, with immaculate, well-situated rooms without telephones or TV. Some rooms share showers. The rooftop penthouse is a real treat.”

© Insight Guides/Berlitz Publishing, Fifth Edition 2005, Reprinted 2006

Expert writers bring to life the city’s history, culture, current affairs and, above all, the people. Incisive evaluations: From Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Park to SoMa and Silicon Valley, they assess all the places worth seeing. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Adventurous excursions: Trips across the bay include the Wine Country, Mendocino, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.

Avant-Guide San Francisco 2006

“…San Remo’s personable staff, bargain prices and convenient location make it one of the city’s best finds…featuring original leaded-glass windows, turn-of-the-century furnishings, and an abundance of climbing plants enlivening the public areas.”

© Avant-Guide San Francisco: Insiders Guide to Progressive Culture, Second Edition. Empire Press Media Inc., 2006