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. The area is also closest to the locations of Folsom Street Fair and the Pride Festival. For lodging, it is best known for its welcoming gay bed and breakfasts.
The South of Market Street Area (SoMa) is a trendy downtown neighborhood extending from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, and is an alternative gay neighborhood to explore because of its fetish nightclubs and art galleries. The area has a number of hotels where gay travelers will feel comfortable.
Gay accommodation in The Castro
The Parker Guest House is a 21-room bed and breakfast in the heart of the Castro. The historic hotel comprises two mansions, which were constructed in the early 1900s. Next to Dolores Park, the hotel is a perfect place to mosey on over to the gay section of the park on warm Sundays and mingle with local gay guys.
For something equally bespoke, The Inn San Francisco is a solid option. Located in the heart of the popular Mission District, and within easy reach of Mission Dolores Park, this intimate B&B puts convenience at the heart of the guest experience. Old-world features and grandiose beds will also make you feel like royalty for your stay here.
If you are looking for gay accommodation in The Castro without the price tag, pencil in a stay at Hotel Sunrise. The modest accommodation is housed in a classic weatherboard building and offers free WiFi and private bathrooms.
Gay accommodation in SoMa
Staying in SoMa near downtown? The W San Francisco offers everything a gay traveler needs to have a good time and stay healthy on the go, including a spa, gym, and DJ spun brunches.
Alternatively, close to the nightlife, the Good Hotel attracts younger guests and international travelers with a hipster aesthetic and moderately priced rooms for this less-than-cheap city! For something that is guaranteed to give you that wow-factor, look no further than The Marker San Francisco. Expect plush beds, decorative colorful features, and all the amenities and mod cons you could ask for.