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Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
"Nice Walk - from North Beach to Transamerica Building, San Francisco"
reviewed 11 January 2020 by mini
On a nice day in January I took a nice walk from North Beach to the Transamerica Building and Redwood Park. There is much to explore from City Lights Bookstore, to other stores, to cafes to bakeries. Its a nice place to explore.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
"Pleasant Oasis in San Francisco"
reviewed 29 April 2019 by 94121travel
This lane was the basis for Tales of the City by Maupin so it has that going for it if you are a fan. As I am not, I enjoyed it for a peaceful, green area to stroll through while in Russian Hill. Please note, the lane is a residential area and people live there so be respectful!
This park, clearly beloved by locals, is gaining more fame due to the prominent appearance of the large and strangely structured house at the top of the hill in the second season of Netflix’s The OA. As a show fan, I made it a must-see and wasn’t disappointed at all. Although the mysterious rose window does not exist in our...
"Continuing Excellence at a Splendid New Location ..."
reviewed 1 week ago by Gooner10-8
Ah, the best laid plans : for months we were looking forward to a further return visit to wonderful San Francisco, but had to cut short our stay, to get home before the "Travel Ban" came into effect.
All was not lost, however - even in the all too few days we were in SF, we managed to fit in...
What a small nice place to eat , the staff are friendly, the location is great there’s only a small area of seating but the food was excellent, you have to take your own alcohol but that’s not a problem
This is an absolute hidden gem and should be in the SF Top 10. Its got a magic atmosphere, super friendly owners, great beer and most importantly, brilliant thin crust pizza. It's places like this that make travel writing all worth it. A little jewel in Russian Hill
This was my second visit to La Folie (which, if I remember my college French means “The Madness”). It is even better on a second trip.
I am the very last person that should order a five-course prix fixe French dinner. I am the world’s most picky eater; I am a vegetarian that does not eat vegetables. My entire diet...
"Close to the Fisherman, parking included, great value"
reviewed 9 February 2020 by Green_BlueToscana
Been here for two nights during the we. The hotel is located 5 mins walking to Fisherman’s and to other many places (Little Italy, Chinatown). The building is really well maintained, offers two free parking for guests and rooms are a bit old dated but clean and nice. A great choice for visiting San Francisco without getting broken. Staff is...
Would definitely recommend this Hotel. In a great location and rooms are clean. There is also a pool in the centre of the hotel. Breakfast is good and offers English tea. Staff are friendly and efficient.
The staff were nice, breakfast a bit little. Vending machine present. Rooms were clean but very dated.
Walking distance from everything. We would stay again because it was inexpensive and ok for get away