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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

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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.

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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Twin Peaks Hotel
Twin Peaks Hotel
Budget choice.
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? 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.

Guest rooms are simply furnished, non-smoking and include a flat screen TV, free WiFi, private or shared bathroom. There’s a 24-hour reception and daily housekeeping.

Great value for money and close to all the action.

features: free wi-fi

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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

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 great location make it a popular choice with gay travellers.

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

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Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos
Central 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? 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 cruise club scene.

Zelos boasts sleek interiors, friendly staff and trendy rooms with modern comforts. Breakfast is available each morning and can be delivered to your room.

Some of the best shopping areas are at your doorstep, and you can easily get on the metro (muni) to get to other parts of the city.

features: restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

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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

942 Mission Street, San Francisco | map

7.9 Very Good
based on 1478 reviews

Hampton Inn San Francisco3 stars

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 free WiFi, a gym, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour reception.

Each modern, comfortable guest room has a private bathroom, cable TV, refrigerator, seating area. Some rooms offer views of the city. Excellent breakfast is included.

Union Square and public transport links are within an easy walk away. Gay scene-wise, The Stud and Powerhouse gay club can be reached in 10 minutes.

features: bar, cafe, gym, free wi-fi

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Plus Americania
Plus Americania
Rooftop pool.
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? 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.

Bright, contemporary guest rooms feature a 24-hour reception, LCD TV, air conditioning, free WiFi. The hotel has a fabulous rooftop pool with amazing views over the city skyline.

features: rooftop pool, gym, bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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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

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

480 Sutter St, San Francisco | map

8.4 Excellent
based on 5805 reviews

San Francisco Marriott Union Square4 stars

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.

Guest rooms are smartly designed, many offer great view of the city. Breakfast is available (extra charge). There’s a gym onsite so you can work out before heading to the gay bars in The Castro.

The Market Street & 4th Street cable car stop and metro station are a short walk away, making it easy to get around the city.

features: restaurant, bar, gym

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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
Central location.
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? 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.

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 throughout.

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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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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