Presidio of San Francisco (February 20, 2013) - The popular 22-roomInn at the Presidio will soon be expanded to include an additional four rooms in a nearby historic house (shown above). Rooms at theInn at the Presidio, the first lodge in the Presidio, have been in high demand since it opened in April 2012. It was recently selected as one ofFodor's Top 100 Hotels for 2012. The Inn is managed by the Presidio Trust.
The gracious guestrooms, a project of the Presidio Trust, will be located in a rehabilitated historic house on Funston Avenue, just down the street from theInn at the Presidio. Funston Avenue, also known as "Officers' Row," 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 will be a wonderful addition to theInn at the Presidio," said Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director. "The Trust is proud of its track-record of rehabilitating historic buildings using green design strategies to create welcoming and beautiful contemporary spaces."
The Funston House rehabilitation is expected to achieve a "Green Point" rating, an independent seal of approval that verifies a home has been built or remodeled according to proven green standards.
Like the Inn at the Presidio, the Funston House's interior will celebrate the Presidio's past with artisan details and memorabilia, complemented by comfortable, modern furnishings thanks to the successful team behind the Inn at the Presidio. Historic photographs and contemporary regional art will bring to life the park's military history and amazing natural setting. The $1 million renovation includes four bedrooms, a common living room, dining room, service kitchen, and outdoor porch and patio. The Funston House will be managed by operator of theInn and the Presidio, Waterford Hotels and Inns, LLC. Bookings will begin on April 1, 2013. The Funston House may be rented in its entirety starting at $1,000 or as individual rooms priced at $195-$245 per night. For more information, visit www.innatthepresidio.com.
The Presidio Trust is a distinguished federal agency created to save an historic American place and transform it to serve a new national purpose. The Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to administer the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park site located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The areas overseen by the Trust include expansive open space and spectacular views, a 300-acre historic forest, and rare and endangered plants and wildlife. The park is home to 13 distinctive plant communities featuring 280 native plant species, 16 of which are rare or endangered. Thousands of hours of volunteer work have restored many acres of natural resource habitat. 21st-Century "green" practices are employed in all building and landscape rehabilitation efforts.
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 overseen by the Presidio Trust. 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. Inn at The Presidio is the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Contact: General Manager Terry Haney (415) 689-4287. The Inn at the Presidio has been recognized by Fodor's as a2012 100 Hotel Award for being the bestNew and Noteworthyand aTrendsetter."