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In-the-know San Franciscans flock to the Presidio for the beautiful views, wide-open parks, lush forest, family-friendly museums, and great places to eat. With the opening of the new Lodge at the Presidio, families now have a beautifully rehabilitated historic hotel to make their stay in the Presidio even more fun and convenient.
Join us for a very special Holiday season at Inn at the Presidio. As you walk through our lit entry way you’ll see our Christmas Tree decorated with silver and gold bulbs, enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace in our lobby, sit on our front porch decorated with lights and wreaths, follow our holiday trimming upstairs to your room.
One of the best-kept secrets in the Presidio is in a modest brick building that used to be a stable for 102 Army mules and horses. Inside is an amazing trove of photographs, maps, building plans, and other historical treasures – about 5 million items documenting the history of the Presidio and other important historical sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This is the Park Archives and Records Center (PARC), and if you are a history buff, graduate student, or are just fascinated by old maps and photographs, you owe it to yourself to come spend a few hours – or days – exploring this place.
Just up the road to the south of the Inn there is a peaceful green glade full of the sound of birds and the trickle of a water. The waters spring from the underlying serpentine rock and sustain a lush riparian habitat that is one of San Francisco’s most diverse spots for birds, butterflies, and native flora. This spot, El Polín Spring, has been the heart of the human and natural history of San Francisco for many centuries. With its native plant and animal life restored as part of the complex Tennessee Hollow Watershed restoration project, the waters of El Polín now nourish a new generation of San Francisco residents and visitors.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Inn at the Presidio, this beautifully restored inn was originally the bachelor officers’ quarters in 1903 when the Presidio of San Francisco was an army base. Today, the Presidio is a National Historic Landmark District and a very special National Park just minutes away from downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors can now stay overnight at Inn at the Presidio and enjoy the history and natural beauty of this park. We hope you enjoy our short video and will come visit our historic hotel in the Presidio.