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San Francisco's Inn at the Presidio Honored by AIA

Recognized by top media as one of America’s Best Inns


​​​​​Inn at the Presidio

Presidio of San Francisco (January 8, 2014) – American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, recently presented Inn at the Presidio with their distinguished Honor Award for Historic Preservation. The award “acknowledges projects that have restored, preserved, or rehabilitated a part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s historical, architectural, and cultural heritage.” The Inn is owned by the Presidio Trust and managed by Waterford Hotels and Inns.

​2013 was an award-filled year for Inn at the Presidio, receiving upwards of 10 distinguishing honors in total. Travel + Leisure’s editors selected the Inn at the Presidio as one of the World’s Greatest Hotels for their book published last year, highlighting it as one of the world’s historic and best value properties. Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List, the ultimate insider’s guide to the hottest new hotels and spas of the year, ranked Inn at the Presidio as the #4 Best New Hotel In The U.S.

​”The Inn combines two of the Trust’s key goals: rehabilitating the Presidio’s historic buildings and welcoming the public to the Presidio,” said Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director. “We have been very pleased with the response, and to know that people love the Inn and the Presidio as much we anticipated.”

Additional 2013 accolades include: Sunset Magazine’s Top 10 California Coast Hotels, Vacation Idea’s Best City Inns in North America, 18 Essential San Francisco Hotels, Just Luxe’s 10 Best New Luxury Hotels In The U.S., SF Business Times Deal Of The Year Nominee, Delta’s Sky Magazine Editors Pick, and was one of only two essential San Francisco hotels named in the Wildsam Field Guide.

Due to its popularity, the Inn at the Presidio recently expanded to include an additional four rooms in a nearby historic house, the Funston House. Rooms at the Inn at the Presidio, the first lodging in the Presidio, have been in high demand since it opened in April, 2012.

The Funston House is adjacent to the Innat the Presidio on Funston Avenue, also known as “Officers’ Row” and is lined with wood-frame homes that make up the oldest intact streetscape in San Francisco and one of the park’s most beloved landscapes. The homes were built circa 1862 for U.S. Army officers and their families. The Funston House opened in July, 2013 and may be rented in its entirety starting at $1,000 or as individual rooms priced at $195-$245 per night.

About Inn at the Presidio 

Inn at the Presidio is the first hotel to open in the Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark and a national park site at the Golden Gate, one of America’s most beautiful and renowned locations. The Inn is owned by the Presidio Trust, a distinctive federal agency created to save and transform the Presidio.The Inn offers guests an authentic historic experience and exceptional recreational and leisure opportunities. The Presidio is just minutes from neighborhood shopping districts and only a short distance from downtown San Francisco, North Beach, Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building, and Golden Gate Park. Marin County and the Wine Country are across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north. The Inn is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. ​

Contact: General Manager Terry Haney 415-800-7356,

About the Presidio Trust

The Presidio Trust is a distinctive federal agency created to save the Presidio of San Francisco, a historic Army base, and transform it for a new national purpose. Since 1998, the Trust has worked to catalyze ideas, partners, and resources from all sectors to save the Presidio as a public place. In 2013, we reached a key milestone established by Congress and now care for the Presidio without annual taxpayer support.The Trust is guided by a clear vision for the future: To ensure that the Presidio will forever be a public place€”vital to life in the Bay Area, valued by all Americans, and celebrated as an international destination. The Presidio Trust actively shares its knowledge, promotes leadership and service, and fosters innovative problem solving. For more information on the Presidio please visit:

Media Contacts

Lisa Petrie

Presidio Trust

(415) 264-7787