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Gay San Francisco • Mid-range Hotels

San Francisco is a compact city with a huge gay scene. There are some great-value hotels near the Castro gay district, Union Square shopping area and transport links.

San Francisco Hotels

Our 2019 top San Francisco hotels for gay travellers are sorted by area:

SoMa

vibrant hipster paradise

The Castro

gay heart of the city

near Chinatown / Embarcadero

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SoMa

South of Market district or SoMa, is one of the liveliest and most colourful parts of San Francisco. This area is also home to many gay cultural spots, such as the LGBTQ and Leather Cultural District.

There’s an enormous gay leather community here, and many gay bars such as The Stud (the US’ oldest leather bar) and Powerhouse. In September, Folsom Street turns into huge street parties.

SoMa has something for everyone: the home of The Giants for sports fans, the San Francisco MoMA gallery for art lovers, and several upscale restaurants and nightclubs.

San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel
Great location.
San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel
San Francisco Proper Hotel

8.92 Excellent
based on 194 reviews

Why this hotel? Great location. Stylish rooms. Near BART station, shops and gay scene. Free WiFi.

Proper Hotel offers stylish rooms in San Francisco city centre, just 1-minute walk from the Civic Center BART Station, and the trendy dining and shopping area in SoMa...

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Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Central location.
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos

8.58 Excellent
based on 3517 reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Near the metro, shopping area, gay nightlife. Free WiFi.

Located near San Francisco’s famous Union Square, Hotel Zelos is a great choice for gay travellers and couples, being a stone’s throw away from SoMa, noted for its gay club scene. The hotel is only a 25 minute walk from San Fran fav The Stud!..

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Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Rooftop pool.
Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Plus Americania

7.0 Very Good
based on 3384 reviews

Why this hotel? Rooftop pool. Modern rooms. Close to gay scene and Folsom St. Free WiFi.

Nestled between San Francisco’s most bustling areas is the Plus Americania, with The Castro on one side and SoMa on the other, you’ll be surrounded by nightlife, restaurants, and Powerhouse gay cruise club on Folsom Street...

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Holiday Inn Civic Center
Holiday Inn Civic Center
Great location.
Holiday Inn Civic Center
Holiday Inn Civic Center
Holiday Inn Civic Center
Holiday Inn Civic Center

7.56 Very Good
based on 2239 reviews

Why this hotel? Great location. Comfy rooms. Free WiFi.

The Holiday Inn Civic Center is situated on the outskirts of the lively and colourful SoMa district...

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The Castro

The Castro District is the heart of San Francisco’s gay community in which you can discover Harvey Milk’s inspiring mission to create a haven for LGBT people.

This spot is an absolute must-see when visiting San Francisco, and there’s plenty to keep you entertained: the Castro Theatre, the US’s first gay bar, the LGBT walk of fame and much, much more.

Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Walk to Union Square.
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco

7.86 Very Good
based on 1769 reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to Union Square. Gym onsite. Excellent breakfast. Free WiFi.

Conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, the Hampton Inn offers great-value rooms with amenities such as a gym, a rooftop terrace and a stellar hotel breakfast...

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Beck’s Motor Lodge
Beck’s Motor Lodge
Walk to gay bars.
Beck’s Motor Lodge
Beck’s Motor Lodge
Beck’s Motor Lodge
Beck’s Motor Lodge

8.8 Excellent
based on 403 reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. In The Castro. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

Beck’s Motor Lodge offers great-value rooms in the vibrant Castro District, San Francisco’s centre of gay culture and nightlife. Q BarThe Cafe and other gay bars are all within walking distance...

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Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Budget choice.
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel

6 Good
based on 103 reviews

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Near The Castro. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.

Budget hotel in The Castro gay district. The 2-star Twin Peaks Hotel is located just a short walk to Q BarOasis, The Cafe, restaurants other gay venues in the area...

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near Chinatown / Embarcadero

Have a wander through the oldest Chinatown in the Western Hemisphere and try a classic Mai Tai in Li Po’s. Catch a boat to the infamous Alcatraz Island from the Embarcadero.

Our favourite hotels in Northern San Francisco are a short taxi journey to the Golden Gate Bridge, the global icon of the city. Some of these hotels offer incredible panoramic views over it.

San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Near Union Square.
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square

8.37 Excellent
based on 6715 reviews

Why this hotel? Near Union Square. In-house gym. Easy access to gay bars.

A popular choice with gay guests. The well-reviewed Marriott hotel is located in downtown San Francisco, just one block away from Union Square...

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Hotel DIVA
Hotel DIVA
Near Union Square.
Hotel DIVA
Hotel DIVA
Hotel DIVA
Hotel DIVA

7.74 Very Good
based on 5824 reviews

Why this hotel? Near Union Square. Modern rooms. Popular with gay guests.

Perfect for gay shopaholics! Hotel DIVA San Francisco is located just a short walk to Union Square and a huge range of specialty stores, restaurants, galleries. A cable car stop is 3 minutes’ walk away...

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Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
Central location.
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri

8.19 Excellent
based on 6365 reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Great for shopping, sightseeing, gay scene. Free WiFi.

Located in Union Square, Hotel Abri is great for gay travellers and gay couples who love to shop, with leading department stores, boutique shops and cafes all around. Market St is particularly good for shopping...

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Comfort Inn by The Bay
Comfort Inn by The Bay
Panoramic views.
Comfort Inn by The Bay
Comfort Inn by The Bay
Comfort Inn by The Bay
Comfort Inn by The Bay
Comfort Inn by The Bay

7.87 Very Good
based on 4211 reviews

Why this hotel? Panoramic views. Easy access to gay scene. Great value. Free WiFi.

The popular Comfort Inn has a great oceanfront location, with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, just 3 blocks from the famous zigzag Lombard Street, and also close to a cable car station...

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