We took the kids on another family adventure to California a few months ago for a special wedding and to visit my family. On the way home, we decided to spend a night in San Francisco to be sure we were closer to the airport to catch our return flight. I found a cute boutique hotel called The Laurel Inn that seemed like a great fit! It had just been remodeled and was conveniently located near the Golden Gate Bridge and other things we wanted to see. You can read more about our entire trip in an upcoming blog post. In this post, I will share a hotel review of the Laurel Inn!
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The Laurel Inn is located in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, located at 444 Prisidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115. This hotel is across the street from bus lines and complimentary shuttles to world-class medical facilities, including UCSF Medical Center.
We booked a double bed, non-smoking room with a city view. I can’t remember which floor we were on, but we had an amazing view of the city from our room! It was really beautiful to wake up and see the city!
I loved the fun, brightly colored room decor which was what initially caught my interest when I was searching for a hotel online. Everything looks exactly as pictured in real life. The room had plenty of space for my husband, myself, and our 3 kids including Avalynn who was in a pack-n-play. I liked having a spacious room with a few sitting areas so we could settle. For longer term stays, they also had dressers for additional storage. I imagine someone traveling long-term on a business trip would be quite comfortable here.
The Laurel Inn provided us with a pack-n-play for Avalynn to sleep in along with an extra blanket for her. The closet had 2 adult robes, a safe, and even an umbrella for guests that wanted to take a walk. The mini kitchenette featured a microwave, mini fridge, sink, dishes, silverware, and a coffee maker with several varieties of coffee.
In the bathroom, they had a display of full size Jonathan Adler products to use during your stay. Guests were also able to purchase them if they wish to take them home.
Downstairs in the lobby were an assortment of books, gourmet teas, and local pastries.
Aside from most of us being sick while traveling, we all had a great night of sleep and had we not been in a hurry, I would have loved to stay another night. I didn’t hear any noise, but we did get a call from the lobby asking if we could keep OUR noise down, which was a bit funny since we are generally quiet. However, we checked in late and with three little ones excited to run around after being in the car for 6 hours, I can see how the little feet may not have been met with happy ears below us. Keep that in mind if you do plan to stay with children…..it may be best to forgo the view and not have to worry about kids running around the room above other guests. We got them settled in quickly without any other issues.
They also had plenty of extra blankets for guests up in the closet.
We were only here for a short time, but the area seemed safe. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and provided excellent service.
After driving around the block a couple times, we finally figured out how to park in the garage. It’s a little tricky to figure out late at night, but wasn’t too bad. The location of the hotel was perfect! They have an adjoining bar/restaurant called the Laureate Bar & Lounge. While they were still open when we arrived late (it was after 9pm), we decided it would be best to opt for room service rather than take 3 tired kids to a bar. I’m so glad we did! The room service menu had quite a few options and we went with the calzone pizzas. They were DELICIOUS! I’m still kicking myself for forgetting my leftovers in the mini fridge on the way out. The room service options were very affordable and the portions were more than enough. After a long day of driving, it was nice to enjoy a meal in our room together. There are also quite a few other restaurants nearby that I saw on Uber Eats.
Across the street is a large gym and I read some reviews of previous guests who mentioned that use of the gym was included with a stay at the hotel. I’m not the type of person who looks for a gym while on vacation, but it’s a nice option nearby for those who are!
We paid $265 for the room on a Monday night and $35 of that was a parking pass for the parking garage. This price seemed comparable to other hotels in the area and we booked the night before, so the last minute booking was not too bad.
Overall we really liked the hotel and hope to stay again someday when we head back to Calfiornia and have more time to explore San Francisco!
If you plan to visit San Francisco on your next trip, be sure to check out The Laurel Inn for your accommodations!