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About The Willows Inn

“It’s Comfortable.”

Our guests like the relaxed, homey atmosphere we enjoy providing in our little Castro hotel. Think of The Willows Inn as your welcome respite in the energetic city of San Francisco. You’ll find it easy to make friends with other guests and our staff. You’ll have privacy when you need it and camaraderie when you want it.

Large Room with Queen Bed (Off Street)

Large Room with Queen Bed (Off Street)

Room with Two Double (Full-Size) Beds

Room with Two Double (Full-Size) Beds

“Ideal Location”

Our Bed and Breakfast Inn is ideally located in San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian influenced Castro neighborhood, only a few steps away from the subway, streetcar and bus lines. Housed in a 1900 Edwardian, the Inn’s decor is a blend of handcrafted bentwood willow furnishings, antique dressers, armoires, and cozy duvets, with hundreds of books to peruse when you’re not exploring the city and the Bay Area. Parking, at $15 per night, is very limited, so if you absolutely need to drive, please reserve well in advance so we can best meet your parking needs.

As a European-style, shared bath inn, our accommodations consist of rooms offering private vanity sinks as well as Kimono bathrobes, fine soaps, bath gel, and shampoo. Other room amenities include a direct dial telephone, voicemail, mini-fridge, cable TV and both wireless broadband internet and data port. Eight individual water closets and shower rooms are conveniently distributed throughout the inn, and each is a self-contained unit for full privacy.

The Willows Inn Sitting Room

The Willows Inn Sitting Room

The Willows Inn Breakfast Room

The Willows Inn Breakfast Room

Breakfast

We serve an expanded continental break-fast consisting of fresh fruit, yogurt, oven-baked goods, boiled eggs, cheese, gourmet coffee, assorted teas, juices and cereals along with the morning newspaper. Our innkeepers will assist with directions and with choices of restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment. At the end of the day, while you make dinner and evening plans, join the innkeeper and other guests for a complimentary cocktail in our sitting room.

The breakfast room is available to guests 24-hours a day and is furnished with a microwave, icemaker, dishes, tea kettle and cutlery for your convenience. The Willows Inn is a non-smoking inn and is not wheelchair accessible.

Annual San Francisco Events

Frameline 37

June 14 – 24, 2018…Every June. Dozens of films, thousands of fans, and a few celebrities. Eleven days, four venues, and an absolute glut of gay, lesbian and trans features documentaries and shorts, not to mention celebrities, parties and tons of fun.

Gay Pride

June 23 – 24, 2018…All of June is Pride Month, including the Queer Arts Festival, the LGBT Frameline film festival and ending with an amazing parade and two days of celebration.

Bay to Breakers

The annual race in May across the city from the Bay to the Pacific. Some wear costumes, some wear nothing.

Castro Street Fair

The first Sunday of each October the Castro becomes one big street party with bands, food, beer, great art and lots of people.

Fleet Week

Hello, sailor! Early October the Navy & the Blue Angels invade SF. And we don’t mind.

Folsom Street Fair

The one and only culmination to leather week usually the last Sunday in September.

Home for the Holidays

It isn’t really Christmas without attending the SFGMC annual Christmas Eve concert.

National Queer Arts Festival

Celebrate in June with theater, dance, literary events, film, comedy and the Q Ball.

Outside Lands Music Fest

Music. Art. Food. Every August in Golden Gate Park.

SF Jazz Festival

Every Spring and Fall. Top names, top talent, exciting venues.

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