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Golden Gate Hotel


  • Friendly staff
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spotless rooms
  • Comfortable bedding
  • Good location if you're a walker


  • Some rooms without private bath

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

Budget seekers looking for accommodations in the Union Square area will enjoy this homey, family-run B&B. Built in 1913, the four-story Edwardian has front and back bay windows and an original birdcage elevator that transports guests to hallways lined with historical photographs. The freshly painted and carpeted rooms are decorated with antiques, wicker pieces, and Laura Ashley bedding and curtains. Only 14 rooms have private baths, some with claw-foot tubs. Afternoon

tea and homemade cookies are served in the cozy parlor, by the fire when it's cold outside. The resident cat and dog have the run of the place, so if you have severe allergies, this may not be the right option. Inform the innkeepers in advance, though, and they'll air out your room before you arrive.

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Hotel Information


775 Bush St., San Francisco, California, 94108, USA

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415-392–3702; 800-835–1118

Hotel Details:

  • 25 rooms, 14 with bath
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/05/2014

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By ellenmc

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Feb 25, 2007

Wonderful location and spotless rooms!

Loved our 4 day stay. The staff was wonderful and the room was spotless. The location is convenient to Union Square shopping and Chinatown. Bed linens were pure cotton and a very comfortable bed. Loved the bowl of Jelly Bellies too!


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Apr 8, 2003

You'll adore Humphrey!

The innkeepers golden retriever, Humphrey, makes everyone feel loved. Nemo, the cat, is more reserved but still sweet. The innkeepers/owners were extremely helpful and generous. Robust morning coffee,juice and croissants were excellent. The location of this B&B is within 15 minutes of "everything." We were very happy with our 5 night stay and will definitely return!

By Phil

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Aug 22, 2002

A Gold 'n' Great Find!!

After travelling around california for three weeks the Golden Gate Hotel was a fabulous discovery. The room was excellent and the small bathroom had some great soap in it. Just around the corner was the Scala restaurant which was definitely the best meal we had in the city. Go there right now!

By Donna

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Nov 4, 2001

San Francisco first timer

I didn't know what to expect from S.F. Lodging. I was so impressed, great value! I walked into the room and said WOW. The bed was so comfortable. We walked around the corner and saw STOMP. The hotel is adorable and I would stay there again. The staff was very friendly. The elevator takes you back in time.

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