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If the walls of the elegant MONTE CRISTO could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to cre- Victorian San Francisco at its Finest ate a firebreak, and the Inn survived. "MONTE CRISTO' was the original name of this charming turn-of-the-century bordello saloon turned Bed and Breakfast Inn. This is not a mansion turned bed and breakfast. It is perhaps the oldest original hospitality structure in San Francisco.
Monte Cristo Inn is a two-story bed and breakfast in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. The 14-room San Francisco Bed and Breakfast is lovingly restored and delightfully decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind. The inn's rooms come equipped with New Beds with Lush Duvets, Furnished with Antiques, Persian Rugs (in Most Rooms), Period Hardwood Floors, Private Modern Bathrooms, Individual Heating, WiFi Internet, LCD HDTV with Netflix Streaming, Alarm Clock, Hairdryer and More! Our mission at this San Francisco Inn is to ensure that you are extremely satisfied with your stay.
Well-proportioned rooms are highlighted by high ceilings, authentic antiques, Persian rugs, hardwood floors and flat screen cable TVs. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, and complimentary wireless internet (Wi-Fi) served by multiple access points throughout the property. A computer/email kiosk is available for our business guests.
While there are many B&Bs in the San Francisco area, there are few with our Inn's history. You will marvel at our original Monte Cristo exterior signage.
This was the building’s original signage before the 1912 addition!
We have the 1898 San Francisco telephone listing, they were only 3 digit phone numbers! Our guests often ask us how long has this place been a B&B? We know from the below article about San Francisco police chief, that in 1929, it was already a hotel.
In 1898, Monte Cristo is listed in the phonebook for the first time. Imagine the tariff at 5 cents per 30 seconds in 1898!