The hotel is lovely and charming--Victorian décor with complimentary coffee and tea and sherry in the afternoon in the lobby. Always a fire going (at least when we were there).
The staff is ever so helpful. The concierge helped us figure out where were going since the hotel is within walking distance of many attractions (China Town, the Ferry Building, Pier 39, Beach Blanket Babylon show, etc.).
We also did the San Francisco Ghost Walking Tour, which meets just down the street from the hotel. Highly recommend. You'll find out some interesting history about the Queen Anne and room 410 as well as other places nearby ;-) (http://www.sfghosthunt.com/).
Didn't want to leave! Made me and my husband's first visit to San Francisco memorable and comfortable.
We had a great experience at the Calista Hotel. We arrived at the hotel well before check in and they were very accomodating letting us check in early. Staff were at reception 24hours and were very helpful and friendly.
Nice enough hotel clean and with decent facilities. But.... The streets around there particularly the walk along Ellis st to union square are lined with homeless largely mentally ill people. Not being harsh and you really feel for them (the other face of America). But the smell of urine and general degradation is not for the family or the faint hearted. As I say hotel itself and directly outside were fine. In fact it was a bit of a strange
Oasis on that part of that street
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