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Presidio Journal

Stay informed on history, the latest updates, news, and local San Francisco culture from the Inn at the Presidio.


Finding Inn At The Presidio from the sky

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The Presidio of San Francisco spans 1,480 acres of the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula. The park is home to approximately 800 buildings, miles of road and trails, ocean cliffs, beaches, lakes, restaurants and the amazing Inn At The Presidio. For those visiting the park, the labyrinth of roads can lead to interesting adventures and occasionally discovering features of the park that are tucked secretly away. Most of us have solved the navigation of the park roads with the help of Google, but recently we received a set of amazing photographs taken from the air and now face the challenge of finding the Inn from above. So with the help of a few good labels and arrows we are prepared to guide you to the the Inn from the air. Please click on the gallery images above and discover the Inn At the Presidio from the sky.

Holidays at Inn at the Presidio

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As the season draws closer and closer to winter solstice, the days grow short and the winter chill sits in the air. For a second step through the doors of the Inn at the Presidio and sit next to the warm fire; perhaps take a chocolate chip cookie hot from the oven.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2015 Winner

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Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards WinnerInn at the Presidio is proud to be considered #3 out of top 10 hotels in San Francisco by Condé Nast Traveler Readers. “More than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—the most in its history—submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to help create a list of winning favorites.”Condé Nast Traveler.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner

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TripAdvisor Certification of Excellence

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Platinum AwardWe are proud to announce that Inn at the Presidio has been awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.  Inn at the Presidio is also a green hotel and is considered a GreenLeaders Platinum member for its many efficient green practices.

San Francisco Green Business Recognition for Inn at the Presidio

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San Francisco Green Business RecognitionWe are very happy to announce that Inn at the Presidio has earned the San Francisco Green Business recognition which signifies our commitment to a healthy environment and community.  The mission of San Francisco Green Business is to help San Francisco businesses adopt environmental practices that are sustainable as well as profitable.  This mission is met by by setting stringent criteria, providing technical assistance, and publicly recognizing and promoting Green Businesses with a seal that enables customers to shop in keeping with their values.

Restoration in Progress | The Tennessee Hollow Watershed

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In History, Trails

El Polin2 Long before centuries of military activity and construction projects covered up the area known as The Tennesse Hollow Watershed, it was home to a system where three creeks and freshwater springs came together to create a natural bird habitat and primary freshwater source for the marsh at Crissy Field.

Exploring the Arts & Sciences of San Francisco

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With so many wonderful museums and cultural points of interest, it can be hard to decide exactly what to explore and experience while visiting our city. Above is a video highlighting a few points of interest that we recommend visiting while staying at the Inn at the Presidio along with a brief history and description of each.

National Parks Historic Hotels

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In History

Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite

Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite

California is a state with a vast amount of natural and diverse beauty and luckily for us, we also play host to many National Parks that highlight a wide array of landscapes within our borders. Along with the historical significance of the park system, there are also a handful of hotels located inside our state’s National Parks, some have been around longer than the National Park system itself! The Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite, the Drakesbad in Lassen and the Inn at the Presidio in the Presidio are all great examples how guests can not only enjoy the National Parks during the day, but actually have the opportunity to spend the night in a historic and beautiful setting.

Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio

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Andy Goldsworthy's Earth Wall

Andy Goldsworthy is one of the most well-respected artists in the world. His site-specific work has been featured in locations as close as Stanford University and as far away as the Australian Outback and the North Pole. He first visited the Presidio in 2006 and was immediately taken by the historic architecture, wild landscape and its relationship to the city of San Francisco. Luckily for us, Goldsworthy has found the Presidio to be an inspiring location and with the support of the FOR-SITE Foundation we are fortunate enough to house 4 of his installations. Also luckily for us, all of his installations are located within walking distance from the Inn.

Happy Earth Day!

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On this 46th anniversary of Earth Day we thought we’d share a brief inventory of the world’s flora and fauna with relation to the Presidio. It’s our way of thinking globally, acting locally and celebrating the wonderful natural diversity occurring within our own backyard. As of today, the Earth is comprised of…

  • 250,000 species of plants (including California poppies and coast live oaks in the park)
  • 4,500 species of amphibians (including our Pacific chorus frogs recently re-introduced to Mountain Lake)
  • 6,500 species of reptiles (the San Francisco alligator lizard can be seen in our dunes)
  • 4,600 species of mammals (including our resident coyotes)
  • 9,200 species of birds (including Great-horned Owls and Anna’s Hummingbirds)
  • 25,000 fish species (the tiny three-spined stickleback still lives in Lobos Creek)
  • 40,000 crustacean species (a tiny native shrimp lives in the Crissy Field marsh)
  • 100,000 mollusk species (including our local favorite, the banana slug)
  • and more than 1,000,000 insects! (including many butterflies, damselflies and bumblebees in the park)

For more information on the Presidio along with ways in which you can learn more about about how to protect our National Park and refuge for California diversity, go to www.presidio.govScreen Shot 2015-04-22 at 2.07.54 PM