You are coming to San Francisco and you think you want to stay right in the heart of the city to take it all in...don't bother! Avoid the high accommodation rates and stay right here in Excelsior! This is a prime location that is literally just a few minutes drive via I-280 or Hwy 101 in and out of the city. 4 of us stayed here for a full week and traveled north, south, east and west without being caught in the snarl of traffic. We visited all neighborhoods of the city, and I mean every neighborhood throughout the week! We also traveled south to Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel. All with the convenient highway access from the apartment. Don't have a rental car, also accessible via the bus lines from the city.
It is a safe, quiet residential neighborhood and being from the country, I was afraid I would have trouble sleeping..not one bit! My aunt who has lived in the city for 50+ yrs approved of us staying in the Excelsior while planning our visit. The apartment provides all the comforts of home (except for a microwave, tv or hairdryer, but we left a hairdryer there for the next lucky occupants.) We never even rolled out the sofa bed it was comfortable just as it is. Clean, clean, clean. We walked in and it was so clean, we went over and above to keep it clean and tidy while there as we could tell that Jerome and Maru took pride in how clean and modern the space was upon our arrival. Very nice washer and dryer on-site so no need to overpack.
4 of us easily shared the space with plenty of closet room for us all. (I was traveling with 2 19yr olds! Some kitchen basics are already there waiting for you, so I would advise seeing what is there to use before you do your shopping. We stopped at Trader Joe's and stocked up on meals that could be heated up on the stove or oven.
I can't say enough about how convenient it was to stay in the apartment and would gladly stay here again. Jerome and Maru were accessible for any questions we had and had plenty of information there in the apartment on what to do in and around the city while there.
Have an awesome time!