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Nanaimo, BC
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was several years since I had been to San Francisco and I wanted to be close to Union Square - this was the one chosen and it did not disappoint. My room included a bathroom and was on the fourth floor looking onto a courtyard - 4007 - and it was very quiet. Staff were always helpful, and the...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Changed hotels at the last minute to Golden Gate and glad I did. It is located right up from Union Square and Chinatown and right on the cable car line. The building is a bit older and has an ancient, but working elevator. Room was clean and comfortable, but smaller than you would find in a chain hotel. the hosts...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this hotel and try to stay here whenever I'm back in San Francisco. When I lived there, it was always top in my recommendations for out of town guests. It is both uniquely charming and a wonderful price for the outstanding location, right off Union Square; a very, very pricey area. The rooms with shared bath are especially...

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Lahaina, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent one night at the Golden Gate Hotel on a business trip. Pros: great staff that bend over backward to meet needs; clean and cozy room; nicely decorated; friendly cat; easy walk to many great restaurants and shopping; near cable car line. Cons: room too small for business work; unable to connect with printer; breakfast too late for my...

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

Stayed here as it was reasonably priced, and found room to be clean, though small. Location convenient. Stayed during fall, so temperature was not an issue. Small functional elevator, but nice stairs makes use unnecessary. There was a pleasant welcome, afternoon tea and cookies were great. Unfortunately, as days started early, was unable to try and comment on breakfast. Yes...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The best things about this place were the location, the relatively (for S Francisco) cheap prices, the homeliness of it (and the welcome provided by staff), it's resident cat and fire downstairs (and great breakfast). The room we were in was small but had all we needed (and we were of course rarely there). I really liked this place a...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed January 16, 2017

My husband and I needed emergency accommodations in SF, and we immediately thought of the Golden Gate Hotel, where we had stayed on a previous visit. They accommodated us with warmth and concern for our situation. We stayed the first three nights in a room with a shared bath, which proved to be just like staying at a friends house...

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Milwaukee, United States
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We are two adults who traveled with two children. The Golden Gate Hotel guaranteed us connecting room -- a rarity in San Francisco. The adults had privacy and also got to keep an eye on the kids. The hotel is charming and friendly. Highly recommend.

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Hong Kong
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I loved this little boutique hotel/B and B. It has a wonderful feel the minute you walk in. The staff is very accommodating and they make you feel instantly at home. The great surprise is the antique elevator that works perfectly but takes you back fifty or so years. I absolutely loved the elevator with its beautiful engravings. I can...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Loved our stay here. It was so nice to step away from hotels and get the personal touch of a B&B. The staff were all so welcoming and friendly, we felt right at home with a nice cup of tea and cookies. We had a room with shared bathroom, we never had to wait to use and always felt clean....

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Staying in Union Square

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Steeped in charm, and character that evokes a feeling of a by-gone era, the Golden Gate Hotel is a favorite amongst new and returning guests alike. Centrally located just steps from Union Square and the enchanting ringing of cable cars, experience exceptional personalized service that makes this inn not to be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Gate Hotel

Address: 775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3496
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $167 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“aim for the back corner - 4007 or similar.”
 of 5 bubbles lesalone, 3 days ago | Read review
“Room 406 is quiet and has an en suite bathroom. Some of the room are shared bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MBW64, 1 week ago | Read review
“The rooms are all good, but if traveling with a family, ask for the connecting (through bath), for a large group, book an entire floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyAnyStripes, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Let them know you're looking for a quiet room, and they will help you!”
 of 5 bubbles ladmiral, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Good style if you try to be comfortable at an affordable cost.”
 of 5 bubbles dadlion, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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