4.69km from Philosophers ClubIf I'd had an elegant and lovely Victorian grandma, I'm sure she'd have been right at home at the Inn San Francisco. Owner Marty is a sweetheart, showed us all the hallway photos and gave us a detailed orientation to the city and the hotel. Without his intro, we'd have missed the truly amazing rooftop view. His hand-drawn map of all the restaurants in the area is absolutely impressive. Marty, GREAT GOLD is a fabulous new Italian restaurant on 24th that deserves to be added to your map--from the same folks who brought SF flour+water. Fresh flowers in the bathroom and bedroom: lovely. Sherry and port on silver trays: elegant. Breakfast beyond breakfasts. Stargazer lilies in the common room: ugh, I'm not a fan of that pervasive strong smell but I know that's my personal nose-wrinkle. Coffee was bitter, maybe bring in something from Portland? ;) You absolutely cannot beat the personal touches throughout the Inn and of course, there's the uber-hip Mission district right outside the door. The Inn is an easy 10-minute walk from 2 BART stations and about a half hour walk to the Castro. If your taste leans more toward Zen minimalist decor, don't stay here. But otherwise, go out, wander around, enjoy the hubbub and excitement of the diverse neighborhood, then return to your dream grandma's quiet mansion for evening sherry.