Perched picturesquely on San Francisco’s protected parkland, Inn at the Presidio is a leafy look at old-world California in the shade of towering eucalyptus. Once used as quarters for the gentlemen officers of the US army, the red-brick lodge is now an eco-sensitive and artistically-minded retreat, lined with military memorabilia and original art.
The photography in each room was snapped at different places around the Presidio. A lobby map places each image within the park. Scan the map’s QR codes with your phone and they’ll show you how to find where each shot was taken.
The hotel is in a national park, and there are plenty of nearby trails and nooks for exploration. Most are clearly marked and suitable for hiking and biking. A short walk from the Inn, Andy Goldsworthy has created two installations of his natural, ephemeral art, including Spire and Wood Line, both inspired by the surrounding forest of cypress, pine, and eucalyptus groves.
On the southwest corner of the Presidio, Baker Beach is a mile-long stretch of sand with views of Golden Gate Beach, the Pacific and Marin.
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Pull up a Rocker and Stay Awhile
In what other major metropolitan city can you stay in the middle of a national park and cozy up to a backyard fire pit in your own rocking chair every night?
The Inn at the Presidio is gorgeous hotel converted from an old officers hall. Miles of hiking trails, bike paths, beaches, Crissy Field, and the Golden Gate Bridge lie directly out the front door.
The Inn offers history, peace, serenity, luxury, and far better rates than major downtown properties.