Map & Directions
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943 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
We are located at 943 South Van Ness Avenue...between 20th & 21st Streets, about 9-1/2 blocks south of Market Street.
Directions to the Inn by Car:
Coming South from the Golden Gate Bridge (Highway 101):
Take Lombard Street Exit and turn right onto Van Ness Avenue. Proceed across Market Street to South Van Ness Avenue, go nine more blocks to No. 943. We are on the left hand side of the street half way between 20th and 21st Streets.
Coming West from the Bay Bridge:
Follow signs to 101 North (Golden Gate Bridge), exit at Mission Street
Turn right at bottom of ramp, go one block and make another right onto South Van Ness Avenue.
Proceed nine blocks to No. 943. We are on the left hand side of the street half way between 20th and 21st Streets.
Coming North from San Francisco International Airport:
Go north on Highway 101 for eight miles and exit at Cesar Chavez Street, keep on the left hand side of ramp. Bear far left onto Cesar Chavez West for six blocks. Turn right onto South Van Ness Avenue and proceed nine blocks to No. 943. We are on the right hand side of the street half way between 21st and 20th Streets.
Coming North from Highways 280 and No. 1:
Where 280 and No. 1 intersect, take 280 to Downtown San Francisco. Follow highway until the San Jose turnoff, and follow San Jose Avenue for several miles, After the first traffic light go a few blocks until Cesar Chavez and turn right. Follow Cesar Chavez until South Van Ness Avenue and make a left turn. Proceed nine blocks to No. 943. We are on the right hand side of the street half way between 21st and 20th Streets.
Directions to the Inn by Public/Other Transportation:
From San Francisco International Airport:
Take the free SkyTrain that circles the airport to the International terminal that has the BART stop. Descend to the BART (BayAreaRapidTransit) station. Purchase an electronic ticket from the vending machine, current fare is $8.05 (subject to change), and enter the turnstile with the ticket. It will record your entry station. Keep the ticket handy as you will need to use the same ticket to exit at 24th Street stop, where it will determine the distance you travelled and the fare you owe. If you have paid $8.05 (subject to change) it will keep the ticket and open the turnstile so you may exit. If you have put more money than $8.05 it will return the ticket to you with the balance available. Note that the trains run on average every 15 minutes up to midnight. During rush hours it may run more frequently, during off peak times it may run more slowly.
The exact time of the ride is 24 minutes to our closest station at "24th Street". If you exit at our next station, "16th Street" the fare is more.
Once you exit the station on the surface, you may walk east along 24th Street, (it is the side that has the MacDonald's, if you are walking up hill on 24th St you are going west, the opposite direction). Walk east on 24th Street two small blocks to South Van Ness Avenue. Turn left onto South Van Ness and walk three and one half large blocks to No. 943. It will be on the right hand side of the street half way between 21st and 20th Street. Note that if you have lots of luggage, especially if you have to carry it, those four blocks can be a long trip. Sometimes you may find a taxi at the station but note that it is a very short trip for them so you may wish to tip a little extra.
You may also take a taxi from San Francisco International Airport and the fare will vary depending on time and traffic. A 15 minute trip will cost approximately $40.
There are also shuttle vans, ranging in price from $12 to $18 depending on different companies. Some will give you a discount if there is more than one person going to the same address or if you explain that we are an Inn/Hotel and not a residence
The BART (BayAreaRapidTransit) train will bring you from downtown and currently charges $1.75 (subject to change) from any station within the city of San Francisco. Once you arrive at 24th Street see above for the directions for BART from the airport. Our closest station is "24th Street" .
San Francisco's Muni system of public transportation:
You may arrive by either the No. 14 Mission bus from downtown or the No. 49 Van Ness bus from Fisherman's Wharf. Closest stop is on Mission and 20th Streets. Exit bus at 20th Street and turn east onto 20th Street and walk two small blocks to South Van Ness and cross street then turn right and we are a few buildings up the street at number 943. You will see huge numbers over the door. If you exit bus at 21st Street and walk along 21st Street you will turn left onto South Van Ness Avenue.. We are on the east (opposite) side of the street. Bus fare is currently $2.25 (seniors $.75) and you must have exact fare, the driver does not handle money or make change. Coins and $1 bills are okay. Besides accepting cash fares, our Muni system also has a pass card called Clipper sold at many stores such as Walgreen's and in the Muni stations and you may also check with the Tourist Office at the Powell Street Station for a one day, three day or seven day special tourist 'passport'.
From Oakland International Airport:
Take the BART (BayAreaRapidTransit) shuttle bus (currently $3.00 but subject to change) from the front of the terminal to the Colesium station and then purchase an electronic ticket (currently $4.00 but subject to change) and enter the turnstile and take the BART train to "San Francisco" to our station at "24th Street".
Both taxis and vans charges from Oakland Airport into San Francisco may vary depending on the number of passengers. A taxi for one may be $60+ and shuttles may start at $30 per person.