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Golden Gate Hotel
Ranked #4 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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“Amazing place ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We found this hotel in our lonely planet guide and it had great reviews on here and we were not disappointed! It was so lovely. Comfy beds, great staff, lovely breakfast and brilliant location. We had a private room with a bathroom and although the room was on the front of the building, with ear plugs I could not hear anything and slept so well. Pip the cat is a gorgeous addition to the hotel and quite a character! We would love to come back and would recommend this to anyone, we don't want to leave!

Stayed August 2014
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed two nights at the end of a west coast trip. It is very centrally located, just steps from, BART, cable cars and MUNI service. Most places in town were easy to walk to as well. We walked to Fisherman's wharf through Chinatown and Little Italy and rode the cable car back. We also walked down and back to watch the Giants play. We got a room with a shared bath. Only once was there ever anyone else in the bathroom and I think the hotel was booked solid both nights. The rooms are small...but so what! We were on the fourth floor but there is an antique elevator should you choose. We had a room on the back and the fourth floor. With the window open at night it was very pleasant sleeping. The room had a sink and a double bed. We were also lucky to have a shower in our room! Most of the shared bath rooms only have a sink. We met Pip the cat when we checked in and he came in our room via fire escape once to check it out, he was not impressed! The croissants and coffee were fabulous! Some people might be concerned that property is very near the Tenderloin, but no worries. All of the main routes were absolutely fine. The rooms and the entire property were very clean.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The room was wonderful, and the bed was comfortable. The croisants every morning were delicious. I wanted more every morning. Great place to stay!

Sometimes we heard doors opening and closing from our neighbors, but it wasn't a big deal. Definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Had pleasure of staying four nights. Excellent location for cable car, union square, china town and Italian.....actually, only a short walk to all attractions and transport links. Discounted car park across road also avail. Rooms are small, quaint and shared bathroom is no problem. Breakfast croissants and muffins are fresh and the hot drinks plentiful. All staff are very friendly and willing to make your stay the best it can be!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Our first visit through San Francisco, traveling by motorcycle, we looked forward very much to this visit at The Golden Gate Hotel. As we prefer unusual and sometimes quirky lodgings, this seemed like a natural fit, and we weren't disappointed overall. On the upside, the location and charming building were both fabulous - we walked to Chinatown and Little Italy, had easy access to trolleys and restaurants. The rooms were cozy and the staff was truly accommodating - wonderful people! On the downside, the noise around the hotel makes it very difficult to sleep and the porn theater and other odd neighbors attract a...diverse...set of folks to share the walk with at times. Parking in the area is available for confiscatory rates, but that's true for most of SF, we discovered, and certainly not the fault of the Hotel. Breakfast is simple and served in a charming parlor, but we did end up looking elsewhere for good coffee afterward. Can't complain too much about the cost, as its in line with the rest of SF rates, especially for the location. On the whole, worth your visit if you keep in mind that this is a downtown B&B experience and not a full service hotel. We would stay again, but not more than a night or two.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

My now fiance and I stayed here for three nights in early June. We loved our cozy vintage feel room! The beds were very comfortable! Everyone was very helpful and the location was perfect! It was so easy to get to everywhere we wanted to go! I would happily stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at this charming hotel. It is in a great location, close to Chinatown and Union Square, and within walking distance of North Beach. A cable car stop is right down the street. We had rented a car to drive to Yosemite, and were able to turn the car in to the rental car office right across the street from the hotel. We had a room on the 4th floor with a private bath. The room is small, but comfortable and was quiet at night, even with the windows open. The mattress was soft, which was comfortable for us, but may be an issue for someone who needs a firmer mattress for back issues. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel, but we did enjoy the oatmeal cookies and tea in the afternoon. The staff gave us helpful tips for navigating San Francisco and booked an airport shuttle for us the night before our departure. We had to leave early in the morning before anyone was on duty. but no worries, because Pip the Cat kept us company! We will definitely stay here again if we have a chance to return to San Francisco.
One more thing, we found a couple of good restaurants right down the street from the hotel - Bouche was a tiny French restaurant with phenomenal food - make reservations! and Hopwater Distribution was a fun bar with 31 California beers on tap.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Golden Gate Hotel
Address: 775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3496
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Region: 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 72 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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