Choosing a gay hotel in San Francisco should be determined by your itinerary. For the historical and more mainstream experience, the Castro contains bars, trendy shops and a wealth of history. For lodging, it is best known for its welcoming gay bed and breakfasts.
The parade route stretches all the way from about the foot of Market actually, Second and Market streets, I recallso there would be a number of places you might choose. There are always Pride Week specials and packages. Perhaps you'd like something small so that you won't be several stories up in some hermetically sealed hotel room.
San Francisco has long been considered a hub of gay and lesbian life in North America. Oh, San Francisco. It is Gay Mecca after all.
Being smack dab in the cultural The designated hotel for visiting presidents and heads of state, The Fairmont sits on the top of Nob Hill like a crowning glory. The sumptuous lobby is decorated
With a Walk of Fame at the entrance, the ultra-mod Hotel Diva is near the cities high-fashion shopping, dining, and theater of Union Square. This chic hotel with a steel-and-glass exterior is across the street from the American Conservatory Theater, next to a Starbucks and 2 blocks from the upscale shops of Union Square. Ultramodern, minimalist rooms and suites feature beds with goose-down duvets and designer toiletries.
Get ready for another big-name destination among our gay guides… San Francisco! San Francisco is an iconic city for the queer community as a pioneer and battle ground for LGBT rights. Filled with queer history, a free-spirited vibes and currently one of top tech hotspots in the country, it welcomes a mix of travelers and dwellers that help create its diverse, come-as-you-are, laidback attitude.
By Andrew Collins. If your lodging preference is larger, mainstream hotels, stick with downtown or SoMa - you'll won't find these options in the Castro or other nearby gay-popular neighborhoods like the Mission District, Noe Valley, Hayes Valley, and the like, except for a few mid-priced and budget chain options around and south of Civic Center and Van Ness Avenue and Market. That being said, the Castro and its surrounding neighborhoods are hardly without overnight accommodations.
A team of Oyster reporters spent weeks exploring 59 top hotels in San Francisco. We slept in the beds, ate in the restaurants, tested the service, and scoped out the neighborhoods, all with an eye toward selecting the most distinguished properties. Its lobby is lined with shelves of antique books, antique-looking reading desks, and armchairs fit for an afternoon of poring over the classics.