I'm looking for your advice.
I'm going to San Francisco in Sept with my partner to celebrate my 30th birthday. Were staying at Hotel Whitcomb. I've read some luke warm reviews about this place (old, poor facilities, homelessness in surrounding area). I'm not discouraged by this and actually like the look and historic charm of the hotel. My question is we'd like to experience some of the nightlife in the Castro when were there and I was wondering what's the best way to travel back to our hotel after a night out. From reading online I know most bars in this area close at 2am and wanted to know if it's safe to walk back to hotel whitcomb at this time and if not is there public transport at this time of night? Or perhaps a taxi cab? And is it easy to hail a cab in the Castro?
Thanks in advance all