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Gay San Francisco • Hotels

Looking for the perfect hotel in San Francisco? Our top hotels offer excellent value for money and are within easy reach of the gay nightlife and top sights.

San Francisco Hotels

Our favourite San Francisco hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

The Castro

gay heart of the city

SoMa

vibrant hipster paradise

near Chinatown / Embarcadero

quintessential San Fran

exclusive rates, big discounts &
free cancellation on many rates

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

2222 Market St, San Francisco | map

8.8 Excellent
based on 403 reviews

Beck’s Motor Lodge3 stars

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 within walking distance.

Guests rooms are modern and comfortable, each with a small fridge, cable TV, private bathroom. The rooms offer views over the tree-lined Castro Street or a sun-soaked courtyard.

Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and other famous landmarks are easily accessible via the nearby cable car lines.

features: free wi-fi

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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.

Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Near The Castro.
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel

2160 Market St, San Francisco | map

6.0 Good
based on 103 reviews

Twin Peaks Hotel2 stars

Why this hotel? Near The Castro. Gay culture all around. Free WiFi.

Twin Peaks Hotel is a budget 2-star hotel near The Castro, the heart of San Francisco’s gay community. Gay nightlife is at your doorstep: Q BarOasis, and The Cafe are just a short walk away.

This hotel has plenty of basic amenities and offers great comfort for a really good price.

The location is the standout of this hotel, especially for gay travellers and tourist as this hotel is so well-connected.

features: free wifi, transport links

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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.

Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Colourful and quirky.
Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Plus Americania

121 7th St, San Francisco | map

7.0 Very Good
based on 3384 reviews

Plus Americania3 stars

Why this hotel? Colourful and quirky. Close to Folsom St. Free WiFi.

Nestled between San Francisco’s most bustling gay districts is the quaint Plus Americania Hotel.

With the Castro on one side and SOMA on the other, you’ll be surrounded by exciting nightlife, eateries and culture such as Powerhouse down near Folsom St.

The Americania Hotel offers a 24-hour reception, LCD or Plasma screen TVs in guest rooms and air conditioning.

There’s also a stunning rooftop pool with amazing views over the city skyline.

features: wifi, rooftop pool, gym, bar, restaurant

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Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Rooftop terrace.
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco
Hampton Inn San Francisco

942 Mission Street, SoMa, San Francisco, | map

7.9 Very Good
based on 1478 reviews

Hampton Inn San Francisco3 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop terrace. Great location. Free WiFi.

This gay-friendly hotel is conveniently located near iconic gay venues such as The Stud and Powerhouse.

Some of the facilities on offer at this modern 3-star hotel are free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

There are a range of amenities available to those staying at Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown, including valet parking and cocktail bar.

The multilingual staff are available to make sure guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay at the hotel.

features: bar, sun terrace,

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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

1100 Market St, San Francisco | map

9.0 Exceptional
based on 55 reviews

San Francisco Proper Hotel4 stars

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.

Housed in a unique historic building, guest rooms feature free WiFi, 50″ HDTV, fine cotton linens, Bluetooth speaker for your mobile phone, minibar and rain shower.

The hotel has its own restaurant & bar, although Midnight Sun and SF Eagle gay bar are nearby. The Proper’s stylish design and excellent location make it a popular choice with gay travellers and gay couples.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

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Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Top rated location.
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos

12, 4th St, San Francisco | map

8.7 Excellent
based on 2993 reviews

Hotel Zelos4 stars

Why this hotel? Top rated location. Fantastic staff. Free WiFi.

Located near San Francisco’s famous Union Square, Hotel Zelos is a great choice for gay travellers and couples.

It’s also a stone’s throw away from the popular SoMa district, noted for its gay nightlife and club scene.

Hotel Zelos boasts sleek interiors, friendly staff and trendy rooms with a range of amenities. Breakfast is available each morning and can be delivered to your room.

Union Square Plaza is on your doorstep along with many gay bars and gay clubs.

features: restaurant, massage, free wifi

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Bay Bridge Inn
Bay Bridge Inn
Great location.
Bay Bridge Inn
Bay Bridge Inn
Bay Bridge Inn
Bay Bridge Inn

966 Harrison St, San Francisco | map

7.4 Very Good
based on 1611 reviews

Bay Bridge Inn1 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Value for money.

Bay Bridge Inn is located in the heart of San Francisco’s gay scene and nightlife.

Minutes walk from all the gay bars the SOMA district has to offer, the Bay Bridge Inn is surrounded by local colour.

This motel-style inn is praised for its friendly staff, great location and complimentary coffee.

features: free parking

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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

50 8th St, San Francisco | map

7.6 Very Good
based on 2173 reviews

Holiday Inn Civic Center3 stars

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.

Here, you’ll be surrounded by gay nightlife, eateries and colourful culture. For example, Powerhouse is just a short walk away.

Guests have praised this hotel for its proximity to public transport, comfy rooms and its on-site amenities.

features: restaurant, gym, outdoor pool, wifi

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near Chinatown / Embarcadero

This is our list of our favourite hotels in Northern San Francisco.

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. These hotels are also a short taxi journey to the Golden Gate Bridge, the global icon of the city, and one of our hotels offers incredible panoramic views over it.

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

440 Geary St, San Francisco | map

7.7 Very Good
based on 5859 reviews

Hotel DIVA3 stars

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.

Each contemporary guest room features free WiFi, iPod dock, flat screen TV. Divas who like to stay in shape can work out at the onsite modern gym.

There’s a Mexican restaurant downstairs, a Starbucks next door, and many dining choices all around. Gay scene-wise, OMG gay bar & nightclub is a 10-minute walk away.

features: gym, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
In Union Square.
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri
Hotel Abri

127 Ellis St , San Francisco | map

8.2 Excellent
based on 5542 reviews

Hotel Abri3 stars

Why this hotel? In Union Square. Great for shopping & sightseeing. 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.

Gay bars in the Castro are within easy reach. The cable cars are also nearby, as is the port if you’re planning to take a ferry to Alcatraz.

This historical hotel combines old-school charm with modern amenities. Free WiFi is available throughout.

features: bar, restaurant, free wifi

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San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
Great location and views.
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Union Square

480 Sutter St, San Francisco | map

8.4 Excellent
based on 5805 reviews

San Francisco Marriott Union Square4 stars

Why this hotel? Great location and views. In-house gym.

This well reviewed and gay friendly hotel is located one block away from Union Square, right in the heart of San Francisco.

The rooms are smart and clean, many offer excellent views of the city.

WiFi and breakfast are available, although you’ll have to pay extra.

The hotel is just a seven minute walk from Market St. & 4th St. cable car stop, so you can get all around the city.

You can make use of their gym facilities and pump those arms up before you head to the gay Castro District.

features: restaurant, bar, gym

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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

2775 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco | map

7.8 Very Good
based on 4068 reviews

Comfort Inn by The Bay3 stars

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.

The famous gay scene in the Castro District is a short bus or cable ride away. The famous Fisherman’s Wharf and the Alcatraz ferries are within a mile away.

Here, you’ll find the basics done to a high standard and good prices in an otherwise expensive city. There’s free WiFi and coffee, too.

features: free wi-fi, complimentary coffee

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