We stayed at Avila street for 2 months and I can't recommend it highly enough. Everything that all the other reviewers say is spot on. Although Avila Street isn't cheap, it's worth every penny. It's exceptionally quiet, safe, convenient, luxurious, homely, roomy, light, clean and has a great feel to it. I'm an utter snob who has a great home in London so the bar is pretty high and it takes a lot to please me, my husband and my 2 teenage girls. As the reviewer below mine says our stay in San Francisco was enhanced and enriched by having the pleasure of staying in Avila Street. Can you imagine walking 5 minutes to the right of the house and being on the famous Marina with sweeping views of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and walking one block to your left and being on Chestnut Street which is the iconic 1920s Art Deco shopping street crammed pack with the best restaurants in San Francisco? So this location is perfect for San Francisco! It even has a garage although it was a squeeze to get the car in! Plus on every floor there is a deck or balcony and even a back yard to sunbath on and the highlight is being able to go onto the roof to see the sun go down over the Golden Gate Bridge. Adrienne couldn't have been a more obliging host. I just can't wait to visit my home from home next time I'm in SF!