Driving through the gates of the landmark Presidio, you are immersed into a serene 1,500-acre feast of natural ecological wonder: rich forests, hiking trails, bayfront access and a great lawn with remarkable views of the Golden Gate Bridge. If ever there was a bespoke historic destination for a downtown-area staycation, the Inn at the Presidio, a former army barracks-turned-charming 22-room boutique hotel, is it. Built in 1903, the new vision for the LEED Gold Certified inn, a handsome Georgian Revival adaptive reuse building, was predicated on a commitment to preservation and our planet.
Inside, cozy interiors by BraytonHughes Design Studios pay homage to the area’s military history while remaining posh and appealing for today’s traveler. Thoughtfully crafted details and natural fabrics lend a homey ambience with unassuming, quality furnishings designed for rest and relaxation. A refurbished mess hall serves as a community dining room with a complimentary breakfast and nightly wine and cheese reception.