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★★★☆☆ Rated 9,3/10 From €174 per night show on map
Parker Guest House is located in the heart of the Castro district. The hotel is an excellent starting point from which to discover San Francisco's extensive gay scene with many shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, but also from which to explore other San Francisco attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Castro (subway) station is just steps away from the Parker Guest House. The Guesthouse only offers a few rooms, the atmosphere is very homelike, you almost forget that you are in a hotel. There is a lovely garden, where you can relax and enjoy a drink and the friendly staff will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
★★★☆☆ Rated 9,1/10 From €180 per night show on map
Inn San Francisco is located at the border of the Mission District of San Francisco and is housed in a beautiful Victorian building. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring the gay scene of San Francisco. From the hotel it is a walk of fifteen minutes to the Castro district. Besides the location this hotel is appreciated for its attractive & clean rooms, the private garden, a hot tub and a rooftop terrace with views over San Francisco. Other sights in San Francisco can be visited using public transportation. There are two subway stations about 700 meters from the Inn San Francisco.
★★★★☆ Rated 8,3/10 From €171 per night show on map
Hotel Zelos San Francisco is ideally located to visit both the famous attractions of San Francisco and the gay scene of San Francisco. From the hotel it is just a five-minute walk to Union Square and in the direct vicinity of the hotel are stops of the Cable Car, the Bart and the tram. You can conclude that it will be easy to travel by public transport. By tram it will take you approximately ten minutes to travel to the heart of the gay scene in Castro. Hotel Zelos San Francisco offers spacious and clean rooms of which some have beautiful views. Keep in mind that parking in the neighborhood of the hotel can be pricey.
☆☆☆☆☆ Rated 9,3/10 From €325 per night show on map
Casa Luna San Francisco is located in a quiet area in Castro and yet only a few minutes away from the gay scene in Castro, with many shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. At the hotel you unwind and relax after exploring the hustle and bustle of Castro. San Francisco's other attractions such as the Cable Car, the shops near Union Square, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art or Fisherman's Wharf are easily accessible by public transportation. Castro Subway Station is 100 meters away from Casa Luna San Francisco. The hotel offers 3 apartments and 1 studio. All accommodations are equipped with a kitchen and excellent facilities.
★★★★☆ Rated 8,6/10 From €180 per night show on map
The Axiom hotel offers very luxurious and clean rooms with up-to-date facilities, a gym and an excellent breakfast. The hotel combines a classic architecture with a modern interior. You can check in online, the reception is open 24/7 and the staff is very friendly. More or less right next to the Axiom Hotel is a stop of the famous Cable Car and also a subway station and a bus stop are just steps away from the Axiom Hotel. By public transport it is easy to travel to the heart of San Francisco's gay scene. Chinatown is one kilometer away from the Axiom Hotel and the Coit Tower, the famous watch tower on Telegraph Hill, is three kilometers away.
★★★☆☆ Rated 8,4/10 From €135 per night show on map
Hotel Rex San Francisco is a boutique hotel located in the theater district of San Francisco, within walking distance of Union Square. The design of the hotel is inspired by art from the '20s and '30s of the last century. The attractive rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped with excellent facilities. Every morning, Hotel Rex San Francisco offers a delicious breakfast and in the evening, you can enjoy dinner, cocktails and live jazz music. Guests appreciate the staff of Hotel Rex San Francisco for its friendliness. The gay scene in Castro is easily accessible by public transport.
★★★☆☆ Rated 8,7/10 From €139 per night show on map
The cozy motel Beck's Motor Lodge is located in Castro, the gay district of San Francisco. Here you will find most of San Francisco's gay bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Beck's Motor Lodge offers spacious and clean rooms with up-to-date amenities, has friendly staff, a 24-hour front desk and free parking facilities. The rooms are cleaned on a daily base. The famous Castro Theater is half-a-kilometer away from Beck's Motor Ledge. A tram stop and a subway station are close to the motel. These stations will give you direct connections to Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square.
★★★★☆ Rated 8,2/10 From €180 per night show on map
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco is within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel has very friendly staff and a reception that is open 24/7. The hotel is equipped with a small supermarket, fitness facilities, a lounge and a recreation room. The rooms are individually decorated and have luxurious amenities. At The Camper, the hotel's food truck, you can order local meals and choose from a wide range of wines and beers. The hotel is 800 meters away from Lombard Street, a street famous for its many hairpin bends. The Castro district is on the other side of San Francisco, with public transport it will take you about 30 minutes to get there.
★★★★☆ Rated 8,0/10 From €170 per night show on map
W San Francisco is located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. In this district you will find many cultural activities. For example, the hotel is right next to the San Francisco Museum for Modern Art. The spacious rooms at W San Francisco are equipped with modern furniture and excellent facilities. Other facilities of the W San Francisco are a spa, where you can book all kind of treatments, a bar where you can enjoy a beer or homemade cocktails, a restaurant where delicious dishes are served and a gym. By public transport it is easy to travel to Castro or other sights in San Francisco. There are several bus, tram and subway stops close to the hotel.
★★★☆☆ Rated 8,0/10 From €90 per night show on map
Hotel King George is set in the heart of vibrant Union Square, in this area you will find many shops, bars and restaurants. Hotel King George is a boutique hotel offering rooms with luxurious amenities, 24/7 room service and friendly staff, ready to help you. Every day from 5 pm to 10 pm you can enjoy a snack or a drink in the bar of the hotel. Within walking distance of Hotel King Georg you will find the Moscone Center, the most famous conference center of California, a stop of the Cable Car and the Geary Theater. The gay scene in Castro 3 kilometers away from Hotel King George. By public transport it will take you just over 10 minutes to get there.