Fodor's Expert Review Hayes Valley Inn

417 Gough St., San Francisco, California 94102, United States See on Map

European charm in the heart of Hayes Valley within walking distance of the Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, SFJAZZ, the Asian Art Museum, and the chic Hayes Valley shopping and dining district.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Parking is tough in this part of town--it's best to avoid bringing a car.


Slightly larger, corner turret rooms overlook a busy intersection. Rooms, spread across two buildings on a busy street, are modest and comfortable, with floral bedding and a small bistro table for setting up a work area. Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Need more space? Reserve a quad room, ideal for a family.


Modest, clean rooms come with sinks and vanities; a couple of spotless shared bathrooms are down the hall.

YOU SHOULD KNOW If you need a private bathroom, then this property is not for you.


The small lobby area is filled with a large mahogany desk. Friendly staff offer sightseeing advice and can assist with travel planning.


Guests receive complimentary Continental breakfast in the lounge.


Around the corner, grab a nightcap at Brass Tacks (1-minute walk) where a wall of spirits will lift your mood.


Getting Around

Parking in this neighborhood can feel impossible at times. Take advantage of this walkable slice of the city to explore Civic Center, Hayes Valley, the Mission, Castro, and more. Hop on the Muni train or bus to connect with outer neighborhoods, and the BART train, which takes travelers to both Oakland and San Francisco airports.


Local fave RT Rotisserie (5-minute walk) makes the city's best chicken dishes at a reasonable price. For comfort food, hit up the Grove (2-minute walk) for egg fare in the mornings, and sandwiches in the afternoons.


Big windows back the massive bar at Zuni Cafe (7-minute walk) where local wines and a mean Bloody Mary draw the after-work crowd. For themed Tiki-beverages in a pirate ship atmosphere, hit up Smuggler's Cove (3-minute walk).


Intimate charm in a great neighborhood at a fantastic price make this a great choice for budget travelers.


Pet Friendly
40 rooms with shared baths
Breakfast Yes, free
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No
Yes, free
Parking Lot


Phones: 415-431–9131; 800-930–7999

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