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775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3496
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#6 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice
Steeped in charm, and character that evokes a feeling of a by-gone era, the Golden Gate Hotel is a favorite among new and returning guests alike. Centrally located just steps from Union Square, San Francisco and the enchanting ringing of cable cars, experience exceptional personalized service that makes this boutique hotel not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
254Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
123Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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Trix M wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia21 contributions11 helpful votes
Cute vintage place with a warm welcome, resident cat and pleasant breakfast of fresh pastries in the communal lounge. Loved the old-fashioned wrought iron elevator. Unfortunately, for my taste, the walls were very thin - I could clearly hear the conversation next door - and it took me literally 20 minutes to figure out how to take a shower in the beautiful large old bath. Also, the bed squeaked. Fortunately my neighbors retired early and my earplugs were fine. I'd suggest this is not the hotel for a romantic getaway, unless said getaway were fairly sedate. Also, it's a little distant from public transport options - despite its city location - and it's a straight walk up hill from the nearest MUNI station. So get the Uber unless you're fit and have minimal luggage. Once again, it's a charming place, so if you are fairly quiet yourself and would like a BnB-type experience in SF at a reasonable price, you'll likely enjoy it.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Heidi H wrote a review Jan 2020
BIg Sur, CA, United States2 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
Always our favorite place to stay... small, friendly staff, old world charm, in walking distance of many restaurants and most of the city's event venues. The rooms at the rear and side of the hotel are quiet despite being right downtown. The parking lot across the street is a big help. Love it!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms at the back are extremely quiet.
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Hattie T wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts19 contributions13 helpful votes
I love this hotel. The birdcage elevator, the whimsical paintings on the walls, Pip the cat, the croissants, the bathtubs, the location, the service. It all is such a comfort and homey place to retreat from the city.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Traveler wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our favorite place to stay in San Francisco. Intimate and quiet--a refreshing change of pace from the bustle of downtown hotels. Has a European fell. For the traveler who doesn't care about tons of amenities (fitness clubs, bar and restaurant, etc.) this is a good choice.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Jillderwinski wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a charming hotel, with friendly and helpful people. Then there's the wonderful cat Pip who greets you first thing in the morning. Our room was very comfy. It is located close to Union Square, and has a parking garage across the street. I will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from John K, Owner at Golden Gate Hotel
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Hello and thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our hotel. It was certainly a delight having you stay with us, and all of us appreciate your loyalty. We try very hard to make the Golden Gate Hotel your "home-away-from-home." Until your next visit with us, happy travels.
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$186 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Gate Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Gate Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 miles), San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 miles), and Grace Cathedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Gate Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Gate Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Gate Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Gate Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Jeanne D'Arc Restaurant.
Is Golden Gate Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are pets allowed at Golden Gate Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golden Gate Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Gate Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.7 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.3 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.6 miles).