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Gay Friendly Hotels San Francisco

10 gay friendly hotels in San Francisco where you will feel at home

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San Francisco is one of the most famous gay cities in the world and historically the heart of gay emancipation. San Francisco has a lot to offer, you can easily enjoy staying in San Francisco for a couple of days. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Cable Car, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Warf all iconic landmarks in San Francisco. In Castro you become part of the extensive gay scene of San Francisco.

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1. Beck's Motor Lodge

★★★☆☆   Rated 8,7/10   From €139 per night   show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY LOCATION

The cozy motel Beck's Motor Lodge is located in Castro, the gay district of San Francisco. Here you will find most of San Francisco's gay bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Beck's Motor Lodge offers spacious and clean rooms with up-to-date amenities, has friendly staff, a 24-hour front desk and free parking facilities. The rooms are cleaned on a daily base. The famous Castro Theater is half-a-kilometer away from Beck's Motor Ledge. A tram stop and a subway station are close to the motel. These stations will give you direct connections to Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square.

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2. Noe's Nest Bed and Breakfast

★★★★☆   Rated 8,6/10   From €202 per night   show on map
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  • GAY LOCATION

Noe's Nest Bed and Breakfast is a small Bed & Breakfast with only eight rooms near the Castro district in San Francisco. In under 15 minutes you can walk from this charming Bed & Breakfast to Castro, it is also possible to take the tram from Church Street and 24th Street. The rooms in this Victorian house are beautiful decorated and feature excellent facilities. The owner of the hotel is very friendly and helpful and will make sure that you will enjoy your stay in San Francisco. Other interesting sights in San Francisco can easily be visited by using the BART. The nearest BART station, 24th Street Mission, is at only 300 meter.

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3. Hotel Zelos San Francisco

★★★★☆   Rated 8,3/10   From €171 per night   show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY LOCATION

Hotel Zelos San Francisco is ideally located to visit both the famous attractions of San Francisco and the gay scene of San Francisco. From the hotel it is just a five-minute walk to Union Square and in the direct vicinity of the hotel are stops of the Cable Car, the Bart and the tram. You can conclude that it will be easy to travel by public transport. By tram it will take you approximately ten minutes to travel to the heart of the gay scene in Castro. Hotel Zelos San Francisco offers spacious and clean rooms of which some have beautiful views. Keep in mind that parking in the neighborhood of the hotel can be pricey.

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4. White Swan Inn

★★★☆☆   Rated 9,0/10   From €141 per night   show on map
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  • GAY STANDARDS
  • GAY LOCATION

The White Swan Inn is an excellent choice as starting point from which to exploring both the tourist attractions and the gay scene of San Francisco. The hotel is situated close to Union Square. In the area around Union Square will find many shops and from there you can hop on the famous Cable Car to Fisherman’s Warf. To Castro, where most of San Francisco’s gay bars, clubs and shops are, will take you around 30 minutes by public transport. The White Swan Inn offers spacious, clean rooms, a drink with snacks at the end of the afternoon and has a friendly staff.

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5. Axiom Hotel

★★★★☆   Rated 8,6/10   From €180 per night   show on map
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The Axiom hotel offers very luxurious and clean rooms with up-to-date facilities, a gym and an excellent breakfast. The hotel combines a classic architecture with a modern interior. You can check in online, the reception is open 24/7 and the staff is very friendly. More or less right next to the Axiom Hotel is a stop of the famous Cable Car and also a subway station and a bus stop are just steps away from the Axiom Hotel. By public transport it is easy to travel to the heart of San Francisco's gay scene. Chinatown is one kilometer away from the Axiom Hotel and the Coit Tower, the famous watch tower on Telegraph Hill, is three kilometers away.

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6. The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

★★★★☆   Rated 8,2/10   From €199 per night   show on map
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  • GAY LOCATION

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is situated at an excellent location in San Francisco not far from Union Square. From the hotel it is easy to explore most of San Francisco’s famous attractions. You can take the cable car to Fisherman’s Warf, walk within 15 minutes to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art or travel by public transport in just 15 minutes to Castro Station from where you can explore the extensive gay area of San Francisco. The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is a modern hotel set in a historic building, the rooms are spacious, the service is great and the facilities are excellent. You will not regret staying in this hotel.

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7. Parker Guest House

★★★☆☆   Rated 9,3/10   From €174 per night   show on map
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  • GAY LOCATION

Parker Guest House is located in the heart of the Castro district. The hotel is an excellent starting point from which to discover San Francisco's extensive gay scene with many shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, but also from which to explore other San Francisco attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Castro (subway) station is just steps away from the Parker Guest House. The Guesthouse only offers a few rooms, the atmosphere is very homelike, you almost forget that you are in a hotel. There is a lovely garden, where you can relax and enjoy a drink and the friendly staff will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

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8. Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

★★★★☆   Rated 8,2/10   From €180 per night   show on map
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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco is within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel has very friendly staff and a reception that is open 24/7. The hotel is equipped with a small supermarket, fitness facilities, a lounge and a recreation room. The rooms are individually decorated and have luxurious amenities. At The Camper, the hotel's food truck, you can order local meals and choose from a wide range of wines and beers. The hotel is 800 meters away from Lombard Street, a street famous for its many hairpin bends. The Castro district is on the other side of San Francisco, with public transport it will take you about 30 minutes to get there.

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9. W San Francisco

★★★★☆   Rated 8,0/10   From €170 per night   show on map
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W San Francisco is located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. In this district you will find many cultural activities. For example, the hotel is right next to the San Francisco Museum for Modern Art. The spacious rooms at W San Francisco are equipped with modern furniture and excellent facilities. Other facilities of the W San Francisco are a spa, where you can book all kind of treatments, a bar where you can enjoy a beer or homemade cocktails, a restaurant where delicious dishes are served and a gym. By public transport it is easy to travel to Castro or other sights in San Francisco. There are several bus, tram and subway stops close to the hotel.

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10. Cheerful Suite w/ Garden Steps from Dolores

☆☆☆☆☆   Rated 9,0/10   From €95 per night   show on map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
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  • GAY LOCATION

Cheerful Suite W is a small Inn situated in the Castro district of San Francisco. Most of San Francisco’s gay bars, restaurants, clubs and shops are within walking distance of the hotel. To Castro Street for example is just a five minute walk. Other sights in San Francisco can easily be visited by public transport. There are two BART stations close to the hotel and several bus stations. The Inn offers only one room, so don’t hesitate if you are interested to stay in this place. The room comes with a private bathroom and has access to a private garden. Cheerful Suite w/ Garden Steps from Dolores, a perfect place for gay San Francisco.

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Other gay friendly hotels in San Francisco


Inn San Francisco   ★★★☆☆
Rated 9,1/10   From €180 per night   map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY LOCATION
Casa Luna San Francisco   ★★★☆☆
Rated 9,3/10   From €325 per night   map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
  • GAY STANDARDS
Hotel Hotel Emblem   ★★★★☆
Rated 8,8/10   From €135 per night   map
  • GAY FRIENDLY
King George   ★★★☆☆
Rated 8,0/10   From €90 per night   map
  • GAY FRIENDLY