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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotel in San Francisco (2023 Updated)

There are many of gay bars in different parts of San Francisco, mainly in Castro Distro where many of gay friendly hotel are located in San Francisco . San Francisco Gay Beach Pride 2020 is held over six days from starting 29th of June of each year.

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1.  Beck’s Motor Lodge – Gay Friendly Hotel SF

The colorful Castro District in San Francisco is home to this charming motel, nestled on a tree-lined street near local attractions. Free WiFi and free parking are included.

A small refrigerator and cable TV are provided in each guest room at Beck’s Motor Lodge. An en suite bathroom is included.

While staying at the lodge, guests can enjoy a spacious sundeck. The motel also provides on-site laundry facilities.

Great location with many good restaurants and shops nearby, Very convenient to public transportation. Close to great attractions, downtown, financial district, pier and Ghiradelli square.

Chose Beck’s because of the free parking, its historic nature, and its location in the Castro so close to public transportation. Great neighborhood to explore, and to branch out from.

Fantastic location just a few minutes walk to the Castro Bars and area, Gay friendly but not exclusive.

Excellent transport links, F line stops outside hotel, Muni Metro 5 minutes walk from Castro stop, hotel can arrange shared transport to airport, ample free parking on site

The bed had great support, and room amenities were as advertised. The fireplace was nice, but I’d much rather have an in-room Jacuzzi deep tub instead. The staff was great, very personable, friendly, and responsive to our needs and questions, and they had good tips for restaurants and gyms in the area, and even had some discounts at a local restaurant for Beck’s guests only.

Although an old-style motel the rooms have been updated with modern facilities, room has a safe, fridge, flat screen TV, modern bathroom with rain shower and good toiletries, outside well maintained nicely decorated and secure, room decor is basic rather than luxury but perfectly acceptable, bed was comfy, the rooms are all accessed from outside but there is good security you can’t get to the rooms without passing through a security gate with your keycard, rooms themselves are well secured, reception is manned 24 hours, staff where all helpful.

No cafe on site but a multitude of places nearby, try Hamburger Marys at the junction of Castro and Market, open 24 hours, great for breakfast lunch or dinner, or Squat and Gobble just 2 minutes walk up Market Street
No laundry facility but there’s a place opposite the hotel than will wash and fold a bundle for about $15.

This gay friendly hotel in San Francisco feels like home with friendly people, great spa area and local bar which never prevents you. from sleeping.

How much does a room costs at Beck’s Motor Lodge?

Prices start 107$/night for Superior King. The Deluxe King Room is 120$ night.

This superior room features courtyard views and provides terrace access. It includes a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Where to book online – Beck’s Motor Lodge –  Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco – you can find the best hotels deals in San Francisco on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2.  Hotel Zelos San Francisco 4*  – Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco

This contemporary eco-friendly hotel is ideally located in downtown San Francisco, 7 minutes’ walk from Union Square. It features a gym and in-room spa services.

The bright rooms at Hotel Zelos San Francisco are decorated in modern décor. Each boasts a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and plush bathrobes.

Guests can enjoy the hotel restaurant and bar called Dirty Habit, featuring an outdoor heated patio.

Gay Friendly Hotel SF

Located in the historic Pacific Building in San Francisco’s SoMa District, Hotel Zelos is more than its prominent address — it’s where energy thrives. And where attitude reigns. Step into the sophisticated lobby that opens to a portal to rooms of intimately warm shades of gray and a modern residential feel. Peel back the layers and explore the complexity of our merging with technology. Stay in, explore, dine at Dirty Habit, the sultry heart of Zelos.

Perfectly adequate hotel in Union square area. Close to shopping and many restaurants. Very close to public transportation if you are using it. Trader Joe’s is right next door if you need some groceries. Only big downfall is no coffee in the room.

Wonderful bed and pillows. Good room size. Updated decor and bathroom. Great location for theaters, shopping, and public transportation.

Very comfortable bed and pillows, spacious and elegant bathroom. The main issue with this great, central location is the noise on Market Street.

The room IS very clean and spacious and the bed IS very comfortable bed. The gym IS well equipped and looked after. 

How much does a room costs at Hotel Zelos San Francisco?

Prices start 250$/night for Deluxe King. The Superior King Room is 270$ night.

This air-conditioned room features a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station, a DVD player, a seating area and a minibar. It includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book onlineHotel Zelos San Francisco –  Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco – you can find the best hotels deals in San Francisco on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Harbor Court Hotel 4* – Gay Hotel San Francisco

Nestled along the edge of the San Francisco Bay, between the Financial District and Oracle Park, Harbor Court Hotel is a completely non-smoking, boutique hotel. It is eco-friendly.

Harbor Court Hotel features guest rooms with flat-screen TVs and iHome sound systems. A yoga mat is also available, as well as premium bath products. Accessible rooms are available upon request.

Guests at the Harbor Court will have access to the adjacent YMCA’s state-of-the-art workout equipment and indoor pool.

One of the best location in San Francisco bay area close to Financial district & Ferry terminal. Guest room is very clean and comfortable to stay. I recommend this hotel and I want to continue to stay the hotel due to nearby our company office. And adjacent Japanese restaurant OZUMO is tasty restaurant serving lunch & dinner. Good point is the hotel guest can order from the room for the restaurant menu.

The hotel itself we view as set up for a base point / visiting business work. The rooms are clean comfortable but re small. The hotel lobby staff are friendly but there is no specific restaurant / bar area although som ereading / v space, so it does lack a little in terms of ambience; however, being in the city centre area maybe that isn’t a big issue.

Chose this hotel due to its proximity to the Embarcadero (across the street), views of Bay and Bay Bridge from upper floor rooms, as well as being kitty corner to the Ferry Building and all it offers.
We were meeting relatives in town, as well as attending a Giants baseball game later at night. Oracle Park is an easy one mile walk using the Embarcadero walkway.

Easy access to restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, Uber/Lyft, public transportation, etc. Elevators available to rooms.

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 Pleasant accommodating staff, clean modern rooms. complimentary wine between 5 and 6 p.m. gives it a nice touch.

Our room – though a little small – was very clean, very quiet, and had a great view of the Bay and Treasure Island. There is a lounge downstairs with comfortable seating and a shared desktop with outlets as well. The staff was courteous and helpful.

Spotless rooms that are very updated, great products in bathroom.

How much does a room costs at Harbor Court Hotel?

Prices start 350$/night for Double King Room . The Queen  Room is 370$ night.

This room offers a work desk, a TV with cable channels, a minibar, a radio alarm clock, a yoga mat, and an en suite bathroom with a makeup mirror, premium toiletries, and a hairdryer.

Where to book onlineHarbor Court Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco – you can find the best hotels deals in San Francisco on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4.  Parker Guest House 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Francisco


Situated in San Francisco, 4.2 km from Moscone Center, Parker Guest House features accommodation with a garden and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service and luggage storage space. The hotel has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier that guests can use.

With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a hair dryer, rooms at the hotel also boast free WiFi. At Parker Guest House, rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

The Parker Guest House is a 21 guest room inn located between San Francisco’s vibrant Castro and Mission Districts. The property features extensive public rooms and outdoor garden areas. Rates include free High Speed WIFI, extended continental breakfast and afternoon wine social.

The House is Ideally located to the Castro / Mission Districts and public transportation. It is also a gay-friendly establishment. Rooms are small but clean. There is on-site security and a nice afternoon wine hour.

This small boutique hotel offers their guests the comforts of a private house with rooms to roam. There is a comfortable living room featuring a fireplace that is often providing warmth as well as complementary bourbon that can also make you feel really good inside. The grounds are truly lovely with lots of sitting areas on the grounds of the hotel as well in their backyard. Every morning we had a delicious selection of cereals, homemade oatmeal, fresh cut fruits as well great muffins and other breakfast treats. There was also an endless amount of great coffee being constantly brewed by their dedicated staff.

Parker Guest House
Parker Guest House

It is a spotlessly clean hotel with courteous staff and comfortable rooms and beds. The staff are especially accommodating and courteous. Breakfast is included and has ample choices.

It is a compound of two historic buildings surrounded by extensive outdoor seating space and gardens. It features spacious public rooms with operating fireplace and piano, breakfast sunroom, garden areas and steam room. There are 21 guest rooms some with private baths, down comforters, robes, cable TV, free WIFI and first class bath amenities. Great location for eating out and public transportation. Wonderfully friendly, comfortable and convenient place to stay in the Castro District adjacent to the mission District of SF. Includes extended copious continental breakfast and afternoon wine social with cheese. On-site parking available. Affordable rates by SF costs.

How much does a room costs at Parker Guest House?

Prices start 140$/night for Economy Queen Room with Private Hall Bath. Queen Room with Private Bath is 180$ night.

This double room has a cable TV, iPod dock and bathrobe.

Where to book onlineParker Guest House–  Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco – you can find the best hotels deals in San Francisco on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. The Marker San Francisco 4* – Gay Friendly Hotel SF


Offering French-inspired architecture, The Marker San Francisco, provides guests with an ideal city centre location just 7 minutes’ walk to Union Square and is eco-friendly.

The guest rooms and suites at this upscale hotel boast amenities such as a well-stocked honour bar with organic snacks, an LCD flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and an iHome alarm clock radio. All guest rooms feature ironing facilities, a hairdryer, a make-up mirror and boutique bath products.

Housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Marker, is located just steps from Union Square. Distinct among San Francisco’s lifestyle hotels, the signature warmth permeates the property from the service to the design of the interiors. Surrounded by the city’s top theaters, restaurants, museums and shops, the urban boutique hotel features 208 vibrant and stylish guestrooms. 

The location is of this hotel is truly right in the midst of everything you’d love to see in San Francisco. We took the BART in to Powell Street station and took the short walk up to this charming older hotel, passing through the Westfield Mall & Union Square as well. Anyone catching a show at the Curran like we were should definitely check it out! 

Room was not huge, but was comfortable with 2 double beds, spacious bathroom, mini fridge, and safe. Resort fee included free coffee in the lobby in the morning, free wine from 5-6 pm also in lobby area, free WiFi, and use of large gym area on the lower level. There was no coffee maker in the room though. Italian restaurant attached to hotel that we didn’t try. Lobby has nice sitting area with fireplace, and Living Room/Library also has a nice fireplace and seating. All areas were nicely decorated for Christmas. There were 4 Christmas trees that we saw inside the hotel.

he rooms are clean and quiet with a large tv and a large bathroom. The front desk was very efficient, but the concierge service could improve and recommend good restaurants in the neighborhood for fine dining.

Complementary wine from 5-6pm and a coffee/ tea bar 5:30-10 am. For a $29.99 per night yes PER NIGHT they could afford to put out a pastry tray!

Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco
Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco

How much does a room costs at The Marker San Francisco?

Prices start 230$/night for Deluxe Queen Room. The Urban Suite Room is 280$ night.

This double room has a cable TV, iPod dock and bathrobe.

Where to book onlineThe Marker San Francisco –  Gay Friendly Hotel San Francisco – you can find the best hotels deals in San Francisco on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.