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Golden Gate Hotel
Ranked #4 of 71 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Little charmer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

I loved this place, so cute, such a beautiful setting. Great location walking distance to many of the great sites. Our room was very small (maybe a little too small) but very quaint, tastefully decorated. Breakfast each morning, teas/coffees and yummy croissants to start the day. Loved the old elevator in the building and the resident kitty cat who would greet us when we returned. Only concern we had was that there are fire scales outside each room, we were on the third or floor so thought it was safe to keep curtain closed but window open, after getting out of the shower I could see someones feet standing on our fire escape right outside our open window looking in eeek. (Couldnt see me because curtain was shut but i could see their feet) After that window remained closed and locked. Prob an isolated incident. Would still recommend to others :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Here for a day to see this city. Home style hospitality, friendly atmosphere. Close to Union Square and great restarants in the area. This 100 year old hotel is modern witty free wifi and quaint with a three claw footed tub. As one guest shared with me, this is the only place he stays in San Francisco. Check it out for yourself.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Richmond, Texas (near Houston)
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Charming family-run hotel. We had great rooms and service - one reviewer mentioned the view, but we were having too much fun to worry about that - the resident cat visited our room (at our invitation) and the resident dog would great us in the morning. I have recommended this place to several friends who have all enjoyed their stay as well. Close to Chinatown and and easy walk to cable cars. Do yourself a favor and give the big chains a miss and stay here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sabrasworld
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Damariscotta, Maine
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

My wife and I recently had a wonderful stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The staff were all very welcoming and helpful and the other guests were delightful. We were given great tips for ethnic restaurants, the location was outstanding and the bed was very comfortable. We would not hesitate to return if we have the opportunity to travel back to San Francisco.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here several days in March and were warmly welcomed by Halim and all the staff members. It was centrally located, walking distance to cable car, Union Square and Chinatown. It was charming and we loved the unique touches of the antique elevator and decor.
My only suggestion would be to add some fresh fruit and yogurt options to the delicious muffins and croissants at breakfast. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was friendly welcome late at night, and the whole stay was a real pleasure. The room was small but very cosy, with a fluffy down. Nice to come back "home" to a cat and homemade cookies. The people running this place are very kind, so are the customers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights -- was in for fun and a work conference. Rooms are small but very comfortable. I had a room at the back (away from Bush Street) which was quiet. Location is ideal for Union Square -- there is a cable car stop on the corner! Staff were amazing -- always ready to help with directions on how to get to your destination or with a recommendation for restaurants or activities. Breakfast was croissants (the almond ones were delicious!)/muffins and coffee or tea. They also had an afternoon tea with fresh baked cookies. Pip (the resident kitty) helped to make it feel more like home. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Golden Gate Hotel
Address: 775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3496
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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