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Noe’s Nest in San Francisco, CA

Noe’s Nest in San Francisco, CA


Noe's Nest is a charming bed & breakfast, nestled between San Francisco's Noe Valley and Mission District in the heart of the city. This quirky and eclectic b&b provides a charming alternative to larger chain hotels, with unique accommodations and great amenities in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Our beautiful and comfortable rooms include marble bathrooms with a spa tub or shower, cable TV, complimentary wi-fi, breakfast buffet and access to our beautiful garden area.

Our great location puts you just moments away from the fun mix of shops, restaurants, coffee cafes, bars and novelty stores on Valencia Street Corridor and the famous Mission Street. We also have convenient access to BART, MUNI, taxi and shuttle services. If you want to enjoy the urban ambience without the touristy commercial centers, Noe's Nest is the perfect location!


Established in 1988.

Noe's Nest has a long history with the San Francisco area, having resided in the popular Noe Valley area for over two decades. We love the unique area that surrounds us, and take pride in offering a laid-back and eclectic alternative to larger commercial hotels.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.25

Address: 1257 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA, 94124
  • Mon: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Comments (36):

1. Susan W.
I had to move out of my condo for a few days, and wanted a place close to home.  Someone suggested Noe's Nest and I booked a room.  It was wonderful.  My bed was great, the room was spotless, and the B&B charming.  Aside from all that Sheila Ash is fabulous.  She knows everything that is going on the city, and is more then willing to impart her knowledge.  I think it is her mission in life, to make sure you enjoy every minute of your stay.  After following Shiela's lead you can come back to your home away from home and sit in her beautiful garden, relax and reflect on this piece of heaven in the middle of San Francisco.

22/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Allison R.
I booked my folks a room here during their visit to SF - it's conveniently located, so thought we'd give it a whirl. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the room/place itself as well as the service. For one, the place was being painted, so the big beautiful Victorian that I had wanted my parents to stay in and see was all covered up with scaffolding. My parents were a little freaked out by the dolls and decor - and they're from Los Angeles, so it's not as though they aren't used to the weird and obscure. As far as the (lack of) hospitality was concerned, my parents just didn't feel welcome - there was a pretty chilling vibe throughout the place. Seemed that the owner had a lot of personal business going on in the main congregation area, including having her kids (grandkids I hope?) take over the space. On their website they tout a "chef", however upon arrival, we were told that the chef was actually an intern, and emphasized the fact that he wasn't paid, so we should make sure that we tip him. Even though the location is great, think we're going to try a new place next time.

04/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Becca V.
Parents in town and no clue where to put them?  Reservations at Noe's Nest would be a perfect idea. Sheila Ash orchestrates the most amazing bed and breakfast experience.  The house is beautiful (apparently it was built for a former Mayor back in the late 1800's and at one time in its existence was even a brothel!) and all the rooms are uniquely decorated with antiques and family memorabilia.  Sheila throws some pretty swanky soirees, and if you're lucky enough to be staying there at the time, an invite is always extended your way.  They have an on-site massage therapist, which you can even book out back in the beautiful garden.  And then there's the breakfast...the spread she puts together is simply incredible.

My parents have stayed here a couple of times and will rave about it to anyone who will listen.  They book the two bedroom apartment suite up on the top floor.  It features two bedrooms, a large living room (w/extra sleeping on a pull-out couch), a well-stocked kitchenette and a bathroom complete with a jacuzzi tub.  Seriously, it was love at first soak.  And the price is equally phenomenal: under $250 per night for all those amenities (I think the single rooms run about $150 or less...).  I love to stay and use the second bedroom --- even though I just live right up the street --- because it's such a laid-back, relaxing, homey environment and also because the beds they have here at Noe's Nest are the most scrumptiously comfortable mattresses I've ever slept on.  If there were some way I could surreptitiously sneak out of that house and creep back up 24th street with one of these puppies, believe me, I would.  

With the holidays coming up, you should really consider booking a room or two at Noe's Nest...your family will love you for it!

24/10/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Scott W.
If you can't have a good time here, you might as well stay home, save your money.

Sheila Ash is a delight, a splendid hostess, and a heart of gold.  If you look even slightly bored, she will wisk you off to one of her soirees, dances, musical events, political hobnobbing, or yacht clubs.  Even if you are just dressed to go out, expect to be whisked away from your cozy room...into the lights of San Francisco.

Have fun at Noe's Nest!!.

25/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Nish N.
I had the pleasure of meeting the alluring Sheila Ash, proprietor of Noe's Nest. If you're looking for a more local feel when visiting San Francisco, this could be it.

27/04/05 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Lynn S.
The room was okay, although the decor needed updating. The jetted tub was nice, the bed was very comfy and the house was very quiet the night we stayed. If I hadn't known better I would have thought nobody else was staying there.

The breakfast, however, left a lot to be desired. The scene we came downstairs to was so hectic you'd have thought you were staying at a hostel and not a B&B. The tables in the formal dining room and the kitchen were both full, there was nowhere to sit until the proprietor went to get us folding chairs. We figured out later during the meal that they were so full because guests (local family members) of guests were allowed to come and have breakfast for a fee. There were four children; one of which was crying periodically and one of which shook the table so that my juice spilled before her mother stopped her.

The breakfast was continental buffet style, with raw eggs available on the counter to cook if you wanted to. The only items that were prepared were some coffee cake (store-bought?) and a vegetarian quiche which was delicious; however, we were only able to fight for two small pieces before they ran out. Also, the coffee looked like coffee flavored water and tasted no better.

After breakfast we went outside to enjoy the lovely garden and to relax and be away from the chaos, but one of the families was also out there taking pictures with their kids most of the time.

All in all, if you want a very eclectic, hectic and family-friendly B&B, this might be a great place. If you are looking for a relaxing place with a plated breakfast and VIP treatment, i.e. you are looking to have the typical, lovely, adult B&B experience then do not stay here.

13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Dwayne D.
My fiancé recently discovered Noe's Nest and recommended I stay there on a recent trip to SF. My stay made me question whether I'd ever step foot in a SF hotel again. The B&B is welcoming, comfortable, interesting, in a great neighborhood and close to downtown. The B&B is in a great, well maintained century old house, beautifully decorated with interesting, diverse art. I did a few conference calls in the garden with coffee in the morning and didn't want to leave. The owner, Sheila, will provide great advice on nearby restaurants and will even drive if you need it. On the final day of my trip, Sheila grabbed the suitcase from my room, picked me up downtown after my final meeting and shuttled me out to the airport. I've never had better service, and all of it with a smile. Like I said, after a stay like this, try as they might, hotels cannot deliver this level of service and comfort.

03/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Niels O.
I came to Noe's Nest with absolutely no expectations, but boy did I get a good time.  Shiela Ash is absolutely the most amazing, interesting and accommodating proprietor I have ever met!  Since I was staying there for more than 3 nights, Shiela gave me a discount on the price of the room.   The rooms were clean and comfortable.  I stayed for 5 nights and every one of them was amazing!  Each morning I came down for breakfast to a delicious spread of yummy heaven.  Anything you could think of was available and I ate most of it!  Shiela is so gracious and made sure I was comfortable and welcome.  She extended her self so far as to personally take my friend and I out to see the town every night we were there.  I experienced San Franscisco from the eyes of a native, not a visitor, making this trip my most memorable experience ever.  I would definitely recommend Noes nest as an amazing place to stay.

29/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. gem s.
I booked this place for my in-laws.   If I had booked the room  for me and my husband, & the they were say half the price - Noe's Nest would be a real  gem.   It is eclectic and fun - the backyard is awesome to hang in & the rooms are so weird. Unfortunately,  my in-laws really didn't like it.  They were disappointed with breakfast, thought the room was to weird (dolls staring at them) & I am pretty sure it was too dusty for them.  They are coming to visit again & insisted we find them another place to stay.

16/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Ellen L.
Where else in all the world can you go to a hotel/B&B and see a real, live Puma-Mountain Lion in the living room?  NOE'S NEST B&B at 24th and Guerrero Streets, that's where.  Having stayed there many times, Sheila (Sheila Ash- owner extraordinare) never ceases to amaze one.  Not only is it the best B&B, lovely rooms, scrumptious breakfast, great location and garden, you get Sheila, inviting you to some incredible event/charity she's organizing, in this case saving the pumas and there he is a full grown, adult lion catching meat in its maw in the living room, a scene you'll never forget!

05/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Carla B.
I usually stay in the Union Square area when in SF, but was in town for a group b-day celebration and all the action was happening in the area of Noe's Nest. The house is beautiful and there is a warm and homey feel. Some of the rooms are nicer than others. I had the Victorian room which was under construction, so there was no bathroom, or even a mirror. All the other rooms I saw were much more pleasant, with lots of light and beautiful antique furniture. Defintely a deal for the price, which does include a decent breakfast.
Internet access also available at no cost.

14/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Tracy C.
I have stayed at The Nest quite a few times and each time it gets better.. great coffee in the morning and the rooms are stylish and fun at the same time. I really like the feel of being there so much. And clean!! The place always looks like it never got dirty!! Beautiful San Francisco Victorian located close to everything!

14/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Renee R.
Amazing experience for those visiting SF and looking for a "home away from home" more intimate than the standard Hotels.  The Noe's Nest  garden area is lush and peaceful.  Breakfast is a delicious delight...the beautiful Grand Victorian home and helpful staff make this B and B an excellent choice for your visit in San Francisco

29/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Sandrita R.
My sister prefers b&b's so i booked Noe's Nest and hoped for the best.
She absolutely loved it and has stayed here a few times since.
It's got a funky SF appeal thanks to the sweet and sassy owner Sheila.
I love that she has an antique kimono over the stairwell!

The first time, we splurged and got the adjoining suites complete with gorgeous living quarters and jetted tub.
Sis and her hubby also stayed for nye and had a fabulous time.

The breakfast was delightful and our small pup was welcome too!
Did I mention the garden hot tub?

02/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Julie B.
Noe's Nest completely charmed the pants right off of me. The owner, Sheila, is warm and made me feel right at home. The manager, Cindy, was equally fantastic and gave me great tips. I stayed in Kendra West, a roomy spot with a great window overlooking the street. And breakfast was delicious. One of my favorite B&Bs ever. Thanks, ladies!!

02/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Raina M.
Best bang for its buck!

-beautiful garden
-social & quiet options
-shared kitchen or some of the rooms have kitchenettes
-some rooms have jacuzzis
-close to 24th St. BART
-friendly proprietors
-decorated with family history

I'm docking one star for the 1920s style blackface minstrel tableau on the 3rd floor. I'm white, but plenty of my black friends have been uncomfortable with this type of thing when they've run across it.

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Tali C.
It was a very rainy night and I just so happened to stumble upon this sweet bed and breakfast. I called and got a beautiful room with jacuzzi and everything for the best price ever!!! Seriously, this place is without a doubt the nicest place to stay in with the most affordable price tag EVER!!! I just love Shelia (the owner) she was the sweetest person ever and a perfect match for this fashionably sweet place. Charming all over!!!

30/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Sandi P.
A single girl from Texas I traveled to San Francisco for the first time for specialized training at the Integral Yoga Institute.  My main priority was finding a place within walking distance of the Institute, and Noe's Nest met that requirement and Sheila Ash (owner) had availability, so I booked my stay with Noe's.  Little did I know the journey I was about to embark upon.  Upon making my reservation I told Sheila I would be tied up with training during the day but was looking forward to experiencing all that San Franicisco has to offer at night and was hoping she would have a few suggestions.  I will never forget her comment "honey, your ship has come in with me".  And boy had it!!

Accommodations:  I was fortunate enough to stay @ Noe's Nest long enough to stay 4 of the rooms.  The first night I stayed in the Victorian Room and was elated to find the comfortable, warm bed waiting for me, plenty of space for all my things and a convenient bathroom in my room.  The next night I stayed in a smaller room just outside the kitchen on the first floor.  While I loved that this room was on the first floor and very convenient, I was concerned about the possibility of noise in the early mornings when people would be gathering for breakfast but I never had a problem with that at all.  Again the bed was beyond comfortable, the bathroom was spacious (especially the shower) and I enjoyed several nights in this room before moving to the Doll Suite.  Tucked away on the 3rd floor with a huge window and great view of the neighborhood, this room was a delight, unfortunately I only spent one night there.  I say unfortunately, however the room which would be my fourth & final resting spot was a dream, absolutely incredible.  Also on the 3rd floor, the View Room is very appropriately named for the sensational views it offers.  Truly an amazing room with a very nice large shower, cozy fireplace and elegant decor.  

Breakfast:  All I can say is WOW!!!  The spread that Sheila provided for us was nothing short of amazing.  A huge display of every type of fresh fruit imaginable,  breakfast pastries that included bagels/muffins/toast/scones to name a few, all sorts of spreads & toppings from hummus to strawberry butter, cream cheese and capers.  There was also a hot breakfast casserole, pancakes, made to order omelets, french toast... the choices were endless.  And of course juice, coffee, tea, milk, whatever your breakfast beverage of choice, Sheila had it.  I'm not even a breakfast eater but even I couldn't pass up this display of incredible food choices.  

Location:  In addition to being walking distance to the Yoga Institute where I was taking my training, Noe's Nest is also convenient to many wonderful restaurants and shops in Noe Valley and the Mission District.

I've covered accommodations, food, location, now for the one thing that makes Noe's Nest THE only place to stay in San Francisco ... Sheila Ash.  Where to begin and how to find the words to accurately express my feelings about Sheila, I only hope I can do her justice.  I never in my wildest dreams expected to be treated with such unimaginable kindness and generosity from my very first day until my departure 9 days later when we said goodbye with tears in our eyes .  Sheila invited me to every event she had going on during my stay and took me with her to several that provided me with memories to last a lifetime. She is very active in the San Francisco scene, she knows everyone and everything that is going on.  During my stay I met (through Sheila) Joyce Dewitt & Martha Reeves as well as the incredible Freddy Clarke of Menlo Park (possibly the most talented Flamenco guitarist in the world).  I accompanied Sheila to venues such as the exclusive Concordia-Argonaut Club where some of San Francisco's wealthiest gather to socialize, the Golden Gate Yacht Club and to view a screening of an amazing foreign film.  We also did a few "touristy" things like shopping in Ventura, touring several of the city's most impressive hotel lobbies and we drove down the crookedest street in the world and we experienced the very colorful Asia SF (fine Asian cuisine where transgender entertainers dance on a bar and mingle with customers).  Being from Texas I was ill prepared for sometimes bitter cold weather so Sheila offered to loan me one of her many furs during my stay.  Who does that??  She introduced me to people who have become my dear friends, as has she, and I will never forget my visit with her and can not wait to go back.  Thank you Sheila from the bottom of my heart for making my first trip to San Fran an absolutely incredible & unforgettable one.  I went to San Francisco expecting to complete my training and possibly have some fun, I left with a new friend who I consider my family.  My only regret is that I don't have more than 5 stars to give.    

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22/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Erica T.
I have just spent a lovely week in San Francisco with very dear friends and our vacation was made all the more special by staying at Noe's Nest.
This unique B&B is very comfortable, eclectic and welcoming as is Sheila, the owner. The rooms we stayed in were a two bedroom suite with private bathroom and very comfortable. Pack lightly (a lesson learned) as this is a typical victorian with multiple, steep stairs. I know that there are better suited rooms on the lower and main level for less mobile travelers. Wifi and ethernet hi-speed internet are available free, which is very convenient.
Cindy, the Housekeeper, made me feel very welcome as I arrived before my friends. She showed me the beautiful courtyard garden that has a jacuzzi and brilliant landscaping and foliage. Cindy was on a gardening spree during our stay and the space looked amazing by the time she was finished!
Breakfast was always tasty and with a good choice of fruits/breads and hot dishes. Most mornings a chef intern, Daniel, was present to prepare cooked to order dishes, and he did a pretty good job. A social occasion, we met several lovely guests as you usually do when staying in this type of inn. This is not your usual hotel experience as you'll no doubt know if you stay regularly in B&B's.
The house is really well situated in Noe Valley close to the 24th street main shopping district. Lots of interesting stores and good restaurants and a three block walk down to BART and MUNI stops (BART: 24 MISSION) About 10 minutes to Embarcadero by BART. We did not need a car at all, and it would in fact be a huge hassle to park.
One of the highlights for us and really unexpected, was the tour of the city that Sheila personally provided. We hit spots no ordinary tourist would get to see. We dubbed it the 'Club Tour' as we made stops at a synagogue, cathedral, private social club, yacht club, hotels, galleries, restaurants, even a penthouse apartment! This was an amazing look into Sheila's world of San Francisco design and event planning and a really unique way to experience the city, that she so obviously loves. Thank you Sheila!
I highly recommend you check out this unique B&B, as it will only enhance your stay in this wonderful city!

01/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Catherine P.
My friend and I stayed two nights in the garden level room and it was wonderful! From the moment I called and I spoke with Sheila I knew this place was where we needed to stay. Our plans fell through last minute so I called Noe's Nest and they had the room ready for us by the time we arrived. The room and house were super clean, I could even say pristine and beautifully decorated. The staff was so accommodating and genuinely happy to help us. The location is simply the best in the city, the breakfast was incredible each morning and the house and grounds are just beautiful. The garden area was so beautiful and relaxing I had to literally pry myself off of the comfy cushioned lounge chair next to one of the relaxing water fountains back there to venture out into the city. This was my third time visiting San Francisco and certainly my favorite time because of my stay at Noe's Nest, honestly! I noticed a reviewer saying the decor was not so great- I'd say that reviewer doesn't have good taste. I have good taste and I absolutely loved it... hehehe. Sheila, the owner, is such a lovely & interesting person, I truly felt at home and cannot wait to go back!

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Lauren A.
My friend and I were in a pickle so I yelped the closet B&B...(I hate hotels if I can get a B&B) and low and behold....I found Noe's..called and Sheila answered. She was at an event and I told her that I was desperate for a room. She was so kind and loving and willing to leave to come meet us and let us in her beautiful home for the night before we left for Napa!

Breakfast was great, they have a jacuzzi, and the rooms make you feel like a Queen!

I will be coming to stay for much longer on my next trip to SF for sure!

Thank you Sheila!

23/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Judy R.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at Noe's Nest and and just loved it. We were greeted like old friends and made to feel at home right away. Our room was beautiful, the breakfasts were delicious, and we had fun talking to the owners and meeting the other guests. The building is well maintained with gorgeous exterior paint details, and the inside has a fun, funky, eclectic decor. The location is excellent, and we really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. I highly recommend it and would stay there again anytime.

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Sarah O.
I really liked the idea of staying in a classic San Francisco Victorian during our stay in the city, and in that respect, Noe's Nest didn't disappoint. It is a beautiful building, and I liked that it was in the middle of a neighborhood because it gave us the opportunity to experience San Francisco as a local might. The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the extensive breakfast spread that's offered each morning. (The fruit salad was awesome.)

We originally booked a room on the second floor of the inn with a street view and private bathroom across the hall. When we arrived, we were "upgraded" to a room right next to the dining room with an in-room bathroom (the "Masquerade Room"). I wish we had been given the option of not being upgraded, because I have a feeling we would have liked the first room better. The upgraded room was very small-- smaller than the one we'd originally booked-- and the mattress sagged in the middle. The in-room bathroom was nice, but we would have preferred a larger room away from the dining area, and didn't mind that we'd need to cross the hallway to get to our private bathroom. Also, the decor in the Masquerade Room was a little weird. A green velvet sort-of-Victorian-style dress hung across from the bed and gave off an odd, floating-ghost-dress vibe. It's just a matter of personal preference, but I found the other masquerade-themed art a little off-putting as well.

07/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Christina R.
Positive:  Secure loction with gated fence.

Innatentive, unfriendly staff upon arrival.
Crabby, and rude guests in the rooms adjacent to us.

Defintately would not be back or give a referral.  Don't waste your money!

04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
25. Abbie V.
My husband and I stayed here for one night on our honeymoon road trip. We had traveled up from Big Sur, and we stopped in San Francisco for a concert. We were looking for a quaint place to stay in one of our favorite neighborhoods.

The good:
The location was great. The house is located on a hilltop in a row of classic San Francisco Victorians. We wanted to stay far from tourist areas, and Noe's Nest fit the bill.

Friendly service. The owner emailed us ahead of time with instructions, in case she wasn't there when we arrived. We were able to unload our suitcases easily. When we met her the next morning, she was charming and very sweet.

Dog-friendly. We were traveling with our dog, and Noe's Nest waived the pet fee, which made it more affordable for us to stay.

The not-so-good:
The decor. We knew that we were staying at a b&b, so we expected quirky decor. But Noe's Nest had really, really odd decorations. Our bedroom and the hallways also had framed photos of the owner, which I had never seen in a b&b before.  

The price. With tax, our room was more than $300. I know how expensive San Francisco is, particularly for hotels. But I thought that the price was excessive for the quality. As a caveat, we did not stay for the breakfast, so I cannot comment about the quality of the breakfast, which looked and smelled very nice.

27/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
26. William G.
Yes, I go back when I can. It's a grand place to stay and relax. Some folks comment here regarding decor, but that is about one taste? It's beautiful, very ornate with treasures from Old San Francisco, photos of celebrities, and the furniture is there to enjoy, not like a museum although it's that nice.

Seems like whenever I go there I end up walking in yet another direction to only find yet another great restaurant. Not that the food at Noe's anything less than excellent, and all you can eat and enjoy. Nothing here is skimpy or cut rate.

I love this place.

09/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Bill P.
What a great place to stay.  The room was perfect as was the hostess.  Ms. Shelia was wonderful.  If you have a chance to stay here, I would recommend "Shelia's Chapeaus" as the room to get.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Cassandra E.
**4 Stars**

This is one of the first times I have stayed in one of the old Victorians in Noe Valley, so I don't have much to compare this experience to other than regular hotels or B&B's elsewhere. I stayed here a couple months back, with a girlfriend of mine in the Celebrity Suite. This suite is on the top floor facing the street. It has two rooms, one rather spacious with a king-sized bed and the other with a twin. In the middle of the two rooms is a small bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower. Right outside of the room suite is a kitchen area with everything you need to drink wine, store wine and cook as well. The entire house feels like a relatives' place with mismatched, cozy furniture, knick knacks and family pictures all over the walls. One of my favorite parts of Noe's was the garden out back, with a fountain, chairs, statues and luscious green plants in which all the guests have access. It was lovely, but a little bit too foggy and cold to sit out in too long.

The owner Sheila and the staff that does the bookings are very nice, sweet ladies that felt more like aunts or extended family rather than "hotel attendants." The first time I came across Sheila was during breakfast, the next morning. She was in the kitchen, offering tidbits of her San Franciscan fashionista experiences as well as telling us about the history of Noe's Nest. Apparently the night before, she had heard from my friend that we were in the process of getting our massage certification, so decided to offer her table for us to practice on, leaving it in our suite while we were out. She is a very welcoming lady that would probably share the world with you, if you asked.

Breakfast at Noe's was wonderful and almost overwhelming with all the options available! Hands down, that was one of the most exquisite breakfast spreads I've ever seen: with espressos, coffee, homemade pastry, pie, breads, cheeses, croissants, bagels, lox, onions, capers, homemade marmalade, fresh seasonal fruit and even organic soy milk for the coffee! The big dining room table in the kitchen provides the chance to have a one-of-a-kind experience-- while grabbing a bite--  because all the guest get a chance to chat, get acquainted with each other and the owner, Sheila.

One thing to keep in mind, before deciding whether or not to stay here is that it is an OLD building that does not get much ventilation ( at least it didn't seem to get much while I was there). If you are extremely sensitive to moldy, musty smells it may not be a good fit for you... ALSO-- Parking is somewhat of a hassle... so do your research beforehand on your plan on getting to Noe's Nest. ;-)

16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Amy K.
I really think that for the money you pay this place is not worth it. The house has a feeling of a museum. Old and moldy smell is covered by any sort of artwork. I want to start my review with the kitchen. I noticed that the jars of cream cheese and jams and dried fruits and cheese pieces are coming out of the fridge every morning and used and then wrapped with plastic paper and put back in the fridge and used again the next morning and again. If you open the fridge it smells like old food. They have some quiches which are really good but I find them heavy for breakfast. The help is cheap and they speak no English. I asked one of them to help me with coffee machine and she had no idea how to operate the coffee machine in the kitchen she is working.
I stayed for several days and by the second day the shampoo was not replaced and there was no soap too. Very inconvenient as you can imagine
By the third day  the shower cap was disappeared  and never replaced. I don't think the owners have knowledge  and understanding of hospitality industry. In my opinion things like sanitary standards and quality of service are more important than an experience with vintage  furniture.
2 stars for internet and spacious bathroom.

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Jay O.
I like Noe's a lot. it's eccentric in its own way.  
First off, rooms: Super clean, as described, beautiful. Breakfast.... a little shifty... I've stayed here a a few times and all times it's been a "make whatever you want I have to run out" situation, which has been fine by me as I know how to cook.. there's pancake batter.... salmon, bagels..... fruits, yogurt... don't look for pork here... no no.
Host/Owner is as hospitable as it could get in this neighborhood... She's like a third mom to me... "Hey! I'm home!"    ---- always glad to see me; again.  

Perfect location on the outskirts of the hipper parts of the mission... EASY off the highway....  NO PARKING... this is a little tricky.... there is a garage a few blocks over which is OK... typical neighborhood prices (which is a lot) but near LOTS of good restaurants and not far from the BART.
A++ for the effort she puts into making you feel at home.

Stay in the Masquerade room for sure!!!!!
Beautiful room, amazing private bath.

15/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Carlos S.
I can't say enough how much we enjoyed this B&B. Sheila is the best host. Her candor made us feel at home and welcomed. No wonder we ran into so many people who were returning customers. We will most definitely be returning and can't wait to try their weekend breakfast... We were told it's even more incredible than the weekday one.

18/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Gessa C.
Super cute place to stay. Nice neighborhood! Great place to stay for the holidays or if you have visitors you want to have a cozy home environment. This is the place!

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Avery A.
A quirky, comfortable home in a great location! If you're looking for a quintessential San Francisco experience that feels safe with the comforts of a loving (and slightly kooky) aunt, Noe's Nest is perfect. Basically, it'd be the perfect setting for a children's story like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - complete with fun-yet-bizarre relatives.

My girlfriend, cat and I had just moved to San Francisco and my company was being good enough to recompense us for the cost of temporary accommodations. However, the city is full of flaky Airbnb hosts that'll leave you high and dry - and we were having real trouble finding a place in the city that would accept a friendly, domestic house cat. Another B&B recommended Noe's Nest, right on the border between Noe Valley and The Mission.

Sheila agreed to give cats a try for the first time, and we booked a total of eight nights across both rooms on the top floor (based upon availability). Right away, I spotted Sheila for the eccentric, accomplished, debutante she is... and the house is reflection of her; a classic San Francisco lady with myriad treasured memories on display.

The Suite, described by several other reviewers, has a nice Jacuzzi tub, great view, comfy bed, and rich decor. The View overlooks the lovely garden, and while smaller, has an elaborate shower with five nozzles. We also saw several other rooms, each more unusual than the last.

Breakfast varies from day to day, often with fresh quiches or tortes, fruit, fresh bread, salmon, lox, french toast, and more. The common areas are lavish and adorned with all sorts of great curiosities. The back yard garden is lushly maintained and even has a heated wine gazebo with stained glass. There's a treasure around every corner... and for tech folks like me, there's solid wifi to boot. For those looking for local knowledge, the owner knows hundreds of locals to connect you with and private events to sneak you into if you're feeling adventurous.

Also, I truly believe Sheila, Cindy and the other staff care about us. I mention I want to run in Bay to Breakers? Sheila loans me costumes from an old opera house and offered to travel out there with me at 6:30 am. I mention it's hard to find an in-network dentist? She starts making calls. What's more, I think that's a relationship that extends for many of us beyond our stay as guests.

The flip-side of all of this is, that like any excellent but unusual place, if you don't like it then you'll hate it. If you want a hotel, or a sterile, stand-offish place where you absolutely won't be hugged by staff... stay away. If you want austerity and new furniture... stay away. Take a look at the photos and think about it. However, if you have only one night to experience San Francisco for all its charm then this is where you should stay - and they'll tell you where to go dance too.

22/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. MaryHelen T.
My SO and I had a little  home away from home here at Noe's Nest. We wanted a beautiful  start to our New Year and had the pleasure  of spending the  time together  in the cabana room.

16/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Susan B.
I would recommend the Noe's Nest. I came in town for a friend's wedding, which was also held here on site and stayed overnight. The room was spacious and luxurious. I felt very pampered. I especially enjoyed the delicious breakfast offered complimentary the next day. The staff were very helpful and kind, too.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Debbie M.
We called last minute and Sheila was nice enough to offer us a room called "the view." Has a beautiful view of the city and nice buildings around the area. The sheets were soft, the pillows were fluffy and the bed was comfortable.
The house was gorgeous with a lot of neat things to look at along with a fantastic backyard.
Sheila knows what's up!

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0