Celebrating history – in rooms with a view

As the San Francisco hotel that’s closest to the Golden Gate Bridge, Lodge at the Presidio offers excellent views, but that’s only part of its charm.

In the heart of Presidio National Park, a 300-acre forest, the 42- room hotel is housed in the historic Montgomery Street barracks built by the US Army in 1895 to house soldiers and artillery.

Antonette Eckert, Global Tourism Director, San Francisco Travel Association, says: “The Lodge at the Presidio celebrates the area’s past with artisan details and memorabilia, complemented by modern finishes and furnishings, and includes a courtyard garden with a fire pit and a large dining room lounge.”

The Lodge at the Presidio and its sister property, the highly acclaimed Inn at the Presidio, are owned by the Presidio Trust and operated by Waterford Hotels.
Across the Main Post lawn, the Inn at the Presidio offers a historic look at life at Pershing Hall, formerly a home for unmarried officers when the Presidio was a US Army post. The 22-room inn is spread over two buildings (the main building, which contains the lobby and reception, and the four-room Funston House) and includes 17 suites with gas fireplaces.

Eckert adds: “Like its sister hotel, it offers complimentary breakfast and evening wine hour served in the communal ‘mess hall.’ The Inn also has an outdoor fire pit, this time with views of the surrounding forest”.


Photo: Lodge at The Presidio