Want a fun, new and different place to stay in San Francisco? Howard and I just had a wonderful stay-cation at the new Lodge at the Presidio.
The new Lodge at the Presidio (a former Army base) is surrounded by beautiful grounds near the Golden Gate Bridge. Our room had a view of downtown. Even though you are in town, you feel like you are in a National Park setting as there are trails and hikes you can take.
Lodge at the Presidio is in a historic building (completed in 1897). It just recently opened to the public. They respected the architecture. But the interior furnishings are all fresh and new. With a nod to its former soldier occupants…
…Like the art includes lots of vintage photographs. It’s streamlined with a masculine feel and crisp white and navy blue.
And notice the army blanket at the end of the bed and unfussy décor.
I really loved the seersucker robes with terrycloth lining (it says in their literature that they are available for sale…I still want to investigate that).
Years ago when I was in college at Santa Clara, I took the train up to San Francisco and to the Presidio (it was still an army base) to meet my mother and father. My dad who had been in World War II (and landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D Day), remained in active duty for two weeks a year as a lawyer for almost his whole life. So back then, we were able to stay as guests at the former Officer’s Club.
Staying in the Lodge on this fabled ground brought back that happy time. It’s a reminder of all those who faithfully serve our country.
Lodge at the Presidio is a great way to experience San Francisco! Oh, and did I mention it’s dog-friendly? Chief loved it, too.
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