“…The Lodge at the Presidio, set within a 1,500 acre national park, has one of the city’s best vantage points for viewing and visiting the Golden Gate Bridge.”
Opened in late June, the Lodge at the Presidio has the unusual perk of having a San Francisco address in the heart of a 1,500-acre national park — the Presidio, an iconic former army post, now home to miles of forested hiking and biking trails, plus museums, restaurants, and even a bowling alley. The sister property to the smaller Inn at the Presidio, which opened in 2012, this is the closest lodging in the city to the Golden Gate Bridge, where, on a recent visit, foghorn blasts sounded from a seemingly invisible source socked away in white, misty drifts (a.k.a. Karl the Fog, in local parlance). The hotel is situated in a restored 1897 brick Colonial Revival barracks building that housed successive waves of soldiers throughout much of the 20th century.