Minutes from Parks, Tourist Sites, Shopping & More
When you stay in the Castro, you are staying in the heart of San Francisco itself.
Situated at the crossroads to the city’s efficient transportation system, you won’t be far from many of San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods, attractions and convention sites. Downtown is a 10-minute subway ride away, while the streetcars, buses and the antique trolley service can take you to any other point in the city. Golden Gate Park, the Bridge, Union Square shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf, Baker Beach – all of San Francisco is easily accessible.
The Neighborhood…and Nearby
We’ll help you discover your own favorite places if you’d like, and we can guide you to establishments our guests have enjoyed in the past. Restaurants, drugstores, gyms, and other things you might need or want. We know the area, so please ask.
Within a few blocks are the ’60′s influenced Haight-Ashbury (gateway to Golden Gate Park), Noe Valley (an artistic neighborhood with interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and residences), the Spanish settled Mission (with a growing number of highly acclaimed restaurants and clubs), the famous ‘Seven Sisters’ seen above, and Civic Center (where you’ll find the Opera, Symphony Hall, the Asian Art Museum and City Hall).
The Castro neighborhood itself offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, including a fantastic intimate Vietnamese restaurant, The Jasmine Garden, right downstairs. The neighborhood also sports specialty and second hand shops, gyms, bars, and a spectacular vintage ’30′s movie palace.
Getting to the Willows Inn
When you reserve a room with us, we’ll send you a confirmation by e-mail, which will include specifics on how to travel from the airport to the inn, either by shuttle, taxi service or the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) light rail.
The Beauty of San Francisco
If you’ve been to San Francisco, you know no photo or video can do the City by The Bay justice. This short video compilation by Jeremy Williams, however, comes closer to capturing the beauty of San Francisco than any other that we’ve seen. Enjoy!