5 on December 16, 2014
for me by far the best place to stay and relax in this exciting city
4.6 on November 21, 2014
I will stay again.
4.8 on October 26, 2014
My girlfriends and I stayed in this B&B for a weekend, and we all want to come back. It has a superb location and everything worth seeing seem to be within walking distance. There's also a parking structure right across the street. The staff is friendly, the facility very clean and the rooms are charming with comfortable beds. A large cat lives at the hotel as well. My only wish is that breakfast offered more healthier options, like eggs or cereal. There were only croissants and muffins.
3.0 on October 22, 2014
Un peu déçue par cet hôtel. D'abord parce qu'il faisait chaud à San Francisco et pas de clim dans la chambre donc chaleur étouffante et très dur de dormir. Petit-déjeuner décevant : pas de pain, deux croissants et un muffin. pas de yaourt. pas de fruit. Heureusement que le réceptionniste de l'après-midi est là pour soigner les clients, les guider et les orienter car la patronne, le matin, est à la limite de la politesse. Juste un bonjour. Un petit sourire et pas un mot. Ce n'est pas ce que l'on attend d'un B&B !
4.8 on October 21, 2014
The Golden Gate Hotel is in an ideal location in the Union Square district, and the price is very reasonable for San Francisco. Getting to the cable cars was a short walk. It was close to Chinatown too where we had scheduled a walking tour with WokWiz (highly recommend). Our room with bath was small but very comfortable. I love the historical decor including the old photos lining the hall walls. The sweet dog and cat were nice additions to the friendly and homey feeling of the inn. We chose a very busy and unusually hot weekend to visit San Francisco with temperatures approaching 90 degrees! Since there's no air conditioning, the office let us borrow a fan which we were thankful for, and we opened our windows. Still, sleeping was difficult with the outside noise. The continental breakfast was very good but the dining area was crowded, and it was difficult to find a seat on both days of the weekend. The hotel staff seemed especially frazzled during the breakfast hour. All in all, it was a very nice stay, and the weather and crowd was not within their control. I would recommend this lovely hotel to anyone visiting the city who is looking for a more personal and different kind of hotel experience.
4.6 on October 16, 2014
Golden Gate Hotel in San Francisco is an excellent choice for your next stay in the city. It's conveniently positioned and very well managed. The personnel is attentive and passionate. The breakfast is served in the cozy parlor on the ground floor and it feels just right. Front side rooms have a better view and nicer windows. Absolutely recommended!
4.4 on October 15, 2014
Small but very pleasant room. Nice atmosphere. The breakfast was very tasty, but I would prefer a few healthy options. Oatmeal? The location is excellent. I would recommend this.
4.6 on October 14, 2014
We have loved the Golden Gate since we first stayed here in 1983. The rooms are delightful, full of cosy touches; owners and staff are friendly and breakfast in the parlour encourages conversation with fellow guests; the resident animals are charming.
5 on October 14, 2014
Rooms clean and tidy. Absolutely no problem sharing shower/toilet with 3 other rooms!! Breakfast was tasty and served by very pleasant staff!!! Is close to cable cars and other area attractions. This was our second time staying here prior to a cruise, and would stay here again in a heartbeat.
4.4 on October 09, 2014
Charming B&B!! Lovely people and most of all.. we love the cat and dog!! If we ever come back to San Francisco than we want to stay again in this B&B!! Pierre en Liza from The Netherlands
5 on October 04, 2014
this is amazing little hotel right in the heart of San Francisco. It's very easy to get around. located around some amazing little restaurants and taverns. the owners pay attention to every detail and they are there to help you 24 /7. they have an amazing pet cat who is so sweet and lays up on the reception desk to greet you when you come in. we really felt like home
4.6 on September 29, 2014
We stayed 3 nights at this B&B and enjoyed our stay very much. The building is old and the rooms are small, but the location is convenient to a cable car line and within walking distance of Union Square, Nob Hill and Chinatown. The staff was friendly and helpful and went out of their way to recommend places to see and things to do. I would stay here again.
4.2 on September 29, 2014
Quaint accommodations. Great location - near cable cars and Union Square. Breakfast just OK.
3.8 on September 28, 2014
Quaint old hotel near Union Square. My sister and I had a room with private bath on the 4th floor. Room was very clean and comfortable. Hotel staff very friendly and willing to share information about the city. Had to have a key to enter lobby and reception or security staff on site 24 hours so it seemed pretty safe. It was a little noisy at night with the windows open because of proximity to union square and night life but I would stay here again if in the San Fran area.
3.2 on September 22, 2014
Excellent location, nice restaurants and bars nearby, a walk away to Union square, shops, Cable car station and China town. Very homey atmosphere, clean rooms , linens, with nice beds...the only inconvenience is sharing a toilet and bath when your room is on lowest floor. Cleanliness is compromised. They have the best croissants I ever tasted --- rate includes continental breakfast daily...breads and muffins always freshly baked combined by their warm and friendly service during breakfast. Another important service that they have to give serious attention to is providing real individual safety deposit boxes that can be provided for a requesting guest which unfortunately they were not able to do so.
4.4 on September 22, 2014
A wonderful family type hotel in the middle of San Francisco. Slight old fashioned with interesting plumbing and a rather grumpy ginger cat in residence adds to the hotels charm. The staff are delightful. I have stayed in this hotel over the last 20 years and recommend it highly.
4.8 on September 19, 2014
We stayed here for 6 nights and loved it! Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. We had thought about renting a car, but they suggested things we could do without renting one. Loved the fact that they are close to the buses, cable cars, etc. The only reason we did not give them a perfect 5 out of 5 is just because we thought the room might be a little larger (it reminded us of the rooms in England). The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was very clean. We were 1 door down from the elevator but never heard it! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! Brad and Vicki - Travelers from SD
5 on September 17, 2014
The owners and staff of The Golden Gate are wonderful and run a great little place. We booked this stay a year in advance just to make sure we'd get a room. We've been shut out in the past by waiting too late. (Note: The hotel does not have dining in house, but there are plenty of options just steps from the door.)
4.6 on September 02, 2014
We had a very nice experience at the hotel driven primarily by the cozy feel of the hotel combined with the extremely nice operational team. They are very good to guest and really make you feel at home but don't smother or bother you unless you wish to engage in discussion or activities. Very nice place and a good value for the money.
4.4 on September 01, 2014
The Golden Gate is close to everything, and well managed. The staff could not be more helpful. Our room was well maintained and had everything needed for our 4 days in San Francisco. We commend this hotel without reservation.
4.4 on August 28, 2014
After reading previous reviews, I stayed here for 2 nights in early August. I was not disappointed. Great location, very friendly service and quaint surrounds. Room had everything I needed, bed comfortable. Small bathroom 2 steps from my door was all that was needed.
4.0 on August 26, 2014
Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Great location and no hassle.
4.0 on August 14, 2014
Golden Gate Hotel is one of the best B&B's that I have stayed at. The location is AWESOME - very close to a lot of transportation, food and nightlife. Even though they have pets, they are extremely clean and my allergies did not flare up. The staff is very accommodating and even brought breakfast up to my room for me when I was to lazy to sit in the dining area. GREAT GREAT place to stay .
4.6 on August 14, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at Golden Gate Hotel very much. The room was well maintained and the staff were very friendly and helpful. And I took a lot of pictures of Pip, the cat and other two dogs :-)
4.0 on August 11, 2014
I can only agree with other reviewers about this b&b. location so handy to cable cars, walking dIstance to china,town, union square. Lord if restaurants in area. This hotel has an old world air . Decorated in that theme. Beds comfortable, room small but fine as we spent most time out sightseeing. Continental breakfast was nicest we have encountered. Freshly baked croissants and muffins, fresh juice, tea served in teapot, coffee. Staff welcoming from the moment we arrived and each person we dealt with could not have been more helpful
3.2 on August 08, 2014
If you're used to luxury then this isn't the place for you. However, if you like your hotel to be a bit different and not the usual anonymous room, then I'd recommend The Golden Gate. There is an Edwardian theme which runs through the place including a great antique lift/elevator. Breakfast of croissants and muffins is included in the price plus tea and biscuits in the afternoon. All the staff were very helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to come back should we be in the area. It isn't cheap but nowhere in San Francisco is.
4.8 on July 30, 2014
This beautiful BnB is close to cable cars, restaurants and Union Square. The staff were above and beyond friendly and helpful with luggage assistance, advice on getting around and where to go and what we should see. Breakfast was served each morning and provided a great opportunity to talk to other guests. Next door is a laundromat which was really convenient. I would highly recommend this place to anyone travelling to San Fran. The only suggestion I can make would be to include a bar fridge in the rooms; just for convenience.
3.6 on July 24, 2014
Great location, friendly/helpful staff. Comfortable rooms .
4.6 on July 10, 2014
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and would definitely go back. Whilst there a large proportion of guests were repeat customers. Staff were so friendly helpful and made everyone so welcome. The hotel had a family feel about it and the resident cat added to the experience. Afternoon gatherings over tea, coffee and biscuits encouraged guests to share experiences with each other which was a refreshing change. wONDERFUL!
4.4 on July 07, 2014
Loved our stay here in this quaint, cosy and friendly bed and breakfast. The staff were really helpful, the rooms were very comfortable and Pip the reception cat is extremely dedicated to his duties! The lovely old building has been beautifully maintained and the antique elevator is a novelty. The breakfast and afternoon cookies were a real treat. Highly recommended!
5 on July 01, 2014
I love Golden Gate Hotel. It is a lovely and wonderful B&B. The bed is really comfortable. It shows consideration for everything. The breakfast is the best whatever I had in B&B. I would like come back each time I visit San Francisco.
4.4 on June 29, 2014
A very nice B&B, good location just near the cable-cars. Good welcome and a tasty breakfast
4.6 on June 25, 2014
Sommes restés 3 jours, hôtel splendide idéalement situé très propre chambre décorée avec beaucoup de goût personnel très accueillant. Nous avons adoré.
3.8 on June 25, 2014
This is my second stay at the golden gate hotel. this affordable but nice b+b is located in a very central yet nice location right in the city. walking distance to union square, nob hill, and chinatown makes it extremely easy to explore the city. the staff is super helpful and pleasant. fresh coffee and crossiants in the morning. tea and cookies in the afternoon. friendly cat and dog just hang out all day. rooms are clean and simple. ill stay here again!
4.2 on June 24, 2014
We found the Information about this B&B in the Lonley Planet. It got a good review there so we descided to go for it. We really loved the stay there because the place was unique, clean & quiet. It almost felt like you are visiting friends. All the staff were very friendly & helpful. And the croissants for breakfast are redicolously yum!
4.6 on June 24, 2014
I loved Golden Gate Hotel. The staff is truly interested in each guest's comfort. The only suggestion is to include fruit at breakfast.
4.0 on June 19, 2014
Just as advertised, a great family run B&B that provides a simple, at home environment for your stay. Would recommend for any budget-minded traveller.
4.2 on June 18, 2014
Stayed at this family run hotel for a week. The staff were outstanding in their friendliness and help. The hotel has no pretentions to be a "glass and chrome" modern hotel. It retains its old features such as origional lift and bath tubs. The hotel location is fantastic for sightseeing San Francisco. Excellent value for money.
4.2 on June 16, 2014
Well located and homely. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again. Good value for money.
5 on June 16, 2014
Delicious continental breakfast -- fresh-squeezed orange juice, tasty croissants and muffins, brewed tea and coffee. Understand that rooms are small, but they are comfortable and thoughtfully appointed in a cosy European way. Pip (orange tabby cat) on premises so you can get your cat fix while on vacation. Very helpful and kind staff. Great value in a central San Francisco neighborhood next to BART and cable car lines.
4.0 on June 13, 2014
We loved our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. It was the experience of the Old Fashioned Service we used to get and loved. It was an old quaint hotel, that was in a fantastic location to Union Square. The rooms old but clean and although we had to share a bathroom, this was not an imposition.
5 on June 13, 2014
The service and accommodations were exceptional with friendly and warm staff. Chatting with other guests at breakfast was the other 5-star experience.
4.4 on June 12, 2014
It's every traveller's dream to find a charming little inner-city hotel run by staff who make the stay feel more like a few days visiting old friends than a hotel experience. The Golden Gate fits this description exactly. Manager Halim and his staff were endlessly helpful, while the welcome from the regal front-of-house cat Pip and his canine companions Patsy and Cookie added to the hotel's charm. Afternoon tea in the lounge provided the opportnity to meet other guests, while the Continental breakfasts, though simple, were delicious.If you're headed for San Francisco, don't plan to stay anywhere else. Kath and Brian Cowan, Christchurch, New Zealand
5 on June 08, 2014
I would definately come back and stay at this hotel. It is in a great location and the hotel is clean and comfortable. More than anything, the staff at this hotel are extremely helpful and accommodating. They are the best hospitality staff that I have come in contact with. They put their customers first and make sure they feel as at home as possible. I recomend this hotel to anyone staying in the San Francisco area!
4.8 on June 08, 2014
Such a great place to stay. Friendly people. Very clean and tidy and friendly staff. Breakfast is provided. I have returned to stay as they are so great.
5 on June 04, 2014
The Golden Gate Hotel was recommended to me as the perfect place to stay in San Francisco by my college roommate, and she couldn't not have been more right about it. The location was ideal, the staff friendly and helpful, and the rooms clean and cheerful and quiet. Plus a variety of croissants and unending cups of tea in the morning! Pip (the cat) was also very welcoming :) Next time I'm in SF, this is where I'm staying. And I will be recommending this B&B to everyone I know!
4.0 on June 03, 2014
A wonderful small hotel bang in the centre of town - one can walk almost anywhere and everywhere. Our room was cosy and quiet and the beds very comfortable. Private bathroom small but perfectly adequate. Antique furniture, photos hanging on the walls and books on the mantelpiece.One has the feeling that this is a private home shared with guests. The service was most forthcoming - Halim was most helpful and gave us tips where to go and eat and drink. We very much enjoyed the breakfast with fresh croissants, orange juice and coffee - it was like dining in a private livingroom complete with live-in dog and cat! A stone's throw from Union Square, China Town and Farmer's Market and we were spoilt with the vast choice of restaurants and cafes. We stayed 10 days and wished we could have prolonged our stay by at least another week. We'll definitely be back one day! Thank you so much to all the helpful staff in Golden Gate Hotel!
5 on June 02, 2014
Our family had a wonderful time staying at the Golden Gate Hotel - from the easy unpacking the car curbside, then parking in the garage across the street, to each and every staff person we encountered who was so very kind and genuinely nice. The hotel has great old-world charm from the 100-year-old elevator, the photos and little "fool-the eye" wall paintings, the claw-foot tubs, beds with quilted headboards and antique furniture in the rooms, to the lovely breakfasts and tea-times! We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. The location is perfect, plus if you purchase a transit pass you can ride the nearby cable cars as much as you want! Be sure to take time to give Pip, the resident cat, a head scratch and maybe sneak him a piece of your breakfast croissant! Thank you, everyone at the Golden Gate Hotel - we loved our stay!
4.6 on May 31, 2014
I have stayed here before; hence the reason for my return. Highly recommend!
4.4 on May 30, 2014
We recently enjoyed three nights at the Golden Gate Hotel and would definitely stay there again. It has a warm and welcoming feeling, like small European hotels we have stayed in. Our room with bath was clean, comfortable and charmingly decorated. The small breakfast room provides the perfect opportunity to meet other guests, and the fresh croissants and muffins provide the perfect start to the day. The location on Bush Street, between Powell and Mason, provides convenient access to Chinatown, Union Square, and many different transit lines running along Market Street, as well as the cable line on Powell. The hotel is just two blocks -- straight up! -- Mason Street to the Mark Hopkins Hotel where we had iconic martinis at the Top of the Mark! The owners and staff -- and house cat -- do their utmost to assure a wonderful stay for all their guests. We hope to return soon!
4.4 on May 29, 2014
Amazingly quiet, impeccable service and lovely lodgings in a great location. Will definitely stay again!
4.6 on May 28, 2014
Very centralized, amazing service, and adorable rooms.
4.4 on May 26, 2014
The location is perfect. Close walk from the BART, near to Chinatown, Union Square, etc. Very welcoming environment. Would stay there again. If you are a cat lover, you are in luck as the beloved orange cat is quite the presence in the entrance and parlor area.
4.6 on May 22, 2014
A great little hotel - great location, super friendly and helpful staff. We stayed 3 nights and would certainly stay there again. Have already told all who want to listen about it! Thankyou for making us feel do at home. Exceptional value for San Fran too!
5 on May 19, 2014
We needed a place to stay, close to Grace Cathedral for our wedding and found Golden Gate Hotel online. This was THE BEST stay we've had, at any hotel, worldwide. Hands Down! The beds were so comfortable, we've asked for the hotel to recommend the mattresses...Pip the cat is one amazing host...and our 8 year old daughter gives the hotel 5 thumbs up..."if I had them"...The food was wonderful, and plentiful. The staff were amazing, helpful, courteous and professional...kind of felt like they were close friends, to be honest. Always there to assist, and always the perfect recommendations around town. Kudos to Golden Gate Hotel for making us, and our guests, feel at home!
4.2 on May 19, 2014
We had a very pleasant experience at the Golden Gate and will certainly choose it again. Staff was very helpful, location was great - trolley line close at hand and walking distance from Union Square, China Town and Fisherman's Wharf. For the sake of economy, we chose a small room with a shared bath. The room was clean and nicely furnished, but really small. Next time we will upgrade to a larger room.
3.2 on May 15, 2014
This was our second stay at the Golden Gate Hotel and it was just as lovely as we remember. The location is super (cable car stop at the corner, walking distance to Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the piers, Market Street BART). Our bed was extremely comfortable. We prefer a private bath, which meant the street side of the building, so bring earplugs if city noise will be problematic. The croissants at breakfast are among the best I've ever had. It's nice that there's a public computer in the lobby (we had our own, but still). We were glad to see Pip still holding court!
4.8 on May 13, 2014
We really enjoyed our 9 day stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we were impressed with the friendly welcome "home" each evening. The room had a lot of charm and character with its antique furniture and Victorian style decor. It was very clean and the mattress was very comfy. Great coffee, orange juice, fresh croissants and muffins every morning. The afternoon tea with home-baked cookies and the classical music in the background was a really nice way to relax after sight-seeing. The TV was very small, but then we didn't come to watch TV. The was no air conditioning, but normally it's not hot enough to need it. We had outstanding service from all the staff. We highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.0 on May 13, 2014
A very hospitable place to stay for a short business trip to SF. The breakfast was great, with fresh croissants and good coffee, and nice conversations with our fellow guests. Although quite old-fashioned, the room was well kept and met our needs. All-in-all a great experience and I would definitively recommend it!
3.6 on May 12, 2014
We had a great time. Rooms are small, but offer all the necessary comforts. Very clean and well kept. Very nice service from all the staff and the cat. Highly recommended with a great location.
4.2 on May 09, 2014
Hotel has turn-of-the-century charm of a bygone era.
4.6 on May 08, 2014
This B&B is in the perfect location and the price is right on. The rooms and building are quaint. Top features include the antique elevator and pip the cat. Tea time and afternoon snacks are delightful. The entire staff was pleasant and happy to help. I would definitely recommend to anyone staying in San Francisco!
3.8 on May 02, 2014
This is a wonderful place to stay! Great location! Breakfast is a little weak.
4.8 on April 30, 2014
We found this bed and breakfast online. The first thing I remember is having Pip welcome us as we arrived from a hectic morning. The staff and especially the night manager couldn't have been more helpful in helping us find our way about San Francisco. The room was cosy. The lift was a real treat and there is so much history on the stairs. Breakfast was great and we loved the cookies and pot of tea after a big day out. Will definitely return to this bed and breakfast. Thank you
5 on April 29, 2014
Great hotel with character. Very friendly helpful staff. Clean lovely rooms. Highly recommend
4.2 on April 20, 2014
What a lovely place to stay near access to transportation and sites in San Francisco. This Bed and Breakfast was inviting, clean, and took one back in time. The yummy croissants and tea and cookies were a surprise. Pip was a wonderful welcome committee and even met me in my room when I first arrived!
4.4 on April 17, 2014
Great service, the host was very informative on how to navigate the city and always willing to offer a hand. The stay greatly allowed us to enjoy our stay, especially it was located right on the Powell cable car stop!
3.8 on April 16, 2014
Nice inn in a good, central location. Easy to walk to Chinatown, financial district and main ferry terminal, Italian neighborhood. Very friendly staff who gave good suggestions on restaurants, sites to see, etc. Rooms are nicely appointed. Convenient off-street parking across the street in a parking garage. The only drawback is the front room with (older, thinner) windows facing the street -- street noise late at night was noticeable and woke me up. The cat was friendly and popular with all the guests.
5 on April 15, 2014
I enjoyed another stay at the Golden Gate Hotel
5 on April 13, 2014
I loved staying here! It has a very convenient location (close to the BART and to Walgreens for forgotten travel needs). It is also very close to the buses. The food (breakfast) was delicious and the service is very very top-notch. The front desk people were so friendly and welcoming, they made my day! I also loved meeting the animals, to include Pip and Patsy. They are sweethearts:) Couldn't have been happier with my stay.
3.6 on April 13, 2014
I picked out this B&B after a look at some guidebooks. Later, a colleague of my spouse said it was his "go to" place to stay in San Francisco. We stayed 5 nights and found the Golden Gate to be a pleasant and convenient place. It is only about 6 blocks from the Powell St transit node and even closer to Union Square. The croissant breakfast exceeded my expectations and the staff were caring and friendly. I would certainly consider staying there on a subsequent tripl
3.8 on April 10, 2014
Everything about the stay was marvelous. Rooms were clean, comfortable and beautiful. Beds and pillows were especially comfortable, which can be hard to find! It was centrally located - close to Nob Hill and Union Sq. Overall a great experience. The only downside was that the staff was hard to track down (there isn't really a front desk "worker") and seemed spread a little thin. But a definite gem overall!
4.6 on April 10, 2014
I had a very busy 3 days in San Francisco and was not able to have breakfast there. The service was excellent at the front desk and every effort was made to consider my schedule. The service was courteous and seemed genuinely interested in my wellbeing and my reason for the visit. Its a great old hotel in a wonderful part of town. Very personable.
2.8 on April 07, 2014
3 nights stay, room ok, but breakfast very poor, just juice croissant and tea or coffee, no cheese ,eggs or fruit, and no butter or peanut butter.
4.6 on April 06, 2014
Warm, welcoming staff. They go out of their way to help and please. Homey, safe, quiet and clean. Cheery, tasteful decor. Clever cat. Friendly international guests. Nice breakfast and afternoon tea. Great location. Outstanding city. I'll be back........soon!
5 on April 06, 2014
We were coming in from Brooklyn, NY for a conference and this was just the most perfect spot. Wonderful (and safe!) location, excellent staff, great and excellently-priced accommodations. What more could you ask for?
4.6 on April 05, 2014
I stayed here with my teenaged son for a week in March and we both loved this little hotel. The rooms were cozy and lovely, the hotel a welcome oasis after long days exploring the city. Great location, fantastic staff and Pip, one very sweet cat. Jellybeans on the stairway windowsill and old fashioned elevator added to the charm. Breakfast room/lounge was bright and beautiful, croissants, muffins, OJ, tea and coffee delicious and plentiful. Afternoon tea and cookies were a nice touch and we took advantage of that a few times. Highly recommend!
5 on April 04, 2014
Our favorite place to stay in San Francisco. Conveniently located near BART and on the cable car line with car rental right across the street. The cat Pip and dog Cookie make it just like home. Staff is outstanding. Afternoon tea and conversation an added plus. Highly recommended.
4.4 on March 31, 2014
A great hideaway…in plain sight! Excellent downtown SF location, and the reduced parking rate across the street, is a nice touch.
5 on March 30, 2014
The Staff was excellent and very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Wonderful croissants and muffins with coffee in the mornings and homemade cookies and coffee in the afternoons. The entire experience was excellent and I will definitely stay there again when I am in San Francisco.
4.4 on March 30, 2014
GREAT! love this place
5 on March 25, 2014
Prefer not to share how much we enjoy staying here! Great location, great hosts, great pets. Thank you.
4.8 on March 25, 2014
My second time staying here. Clean, friendly. Didn't take advantage of the breakfast, but I did in a previous stay. It's a GREAT deal for the area. The hike up the hill can be a little tiring, but it's well worth the cost, area and accommodations.
4.8 on March 19, 2014
From the warm friendly welcome to the relaxed depature nothing was too much trouble. Complimentary afternoon tea was a special treat after a hard day's sightseeing. This hotel oozes character with no time for the blandness of global hotel chain ambience. It's a special place and the only hotel I would stay in in San Francisco.
4.2 on March 15, 2014
Found this B&B on line and initially chose it because of the great location. (close to union square, cable car stop near by and an easy walk to most city buses) But was delighted to find a rental car across the street, coin op laundry next door and several cute eateries nearby. The quarters were tight but so aren't all San Francisco accommodations, beds were very comfortable, rooms immaculate and the shower had plenty of hot water, The hotel has very much of a European feel which is welcoming but not excessive.
4.8 on March 15, 2014
Dining is not available except for breakfast which was excellent. The hotel is just a short block from the cable car and there are many good restaurants in the area. Very convenient to public transportation and rental car returns just across the street in the garage. A classic San Francisco B&B with an antique elevator.
4.2 on March 12, 2014
I waited until the last minute to book a hotel in San Francisco... and it turns out there was a big conference in town. The cheapest hotel room available was $650! Thru BedandBreakfast.com, I was able to book a room for less than $200 at the Golden Gate Hotel. It was perfect. Everyone was very nice, room was clean, bed comfortable and an easy walk to Union Sq, Market St, etc. Definitely will go back!
3.8 on March 08, 2014
Very nice, clean property with very nice people. Were greeted at the door as we arrived. Check-in was extremely fast. Had comfortable accomodations at a great location. Breakfast food is croissants, so if you need more for breakfast, expect to be stopping elsewhere. We enjoyed Pip the Porter cat, too!
3.2 on March 03, 2014
Everything was good except no air conditioning. A bit stuffy without this and too noisy to open windows.
4.6 on February 28, 2014
Cozy, clean and so friendly. We got directions to all our destinations, some walking and some Muni rides. Such friendly helpful staff, great coffee and fresh rolls. I just wish there was a little protein cheese or yogurt, then it would be perfect!
4.4 on February 17, 2014
We stayed at this property mid February and received a warm welcome and friendly service. Impeccably clean, lovely room with period furniture. Building with lots of character and charm and perfect location a few minutes' walk to Union Square, Chinatown, and cable car station. Will definitively return on a future visit to San Francisco.
3.6 on February 16, 2014
After spending the night on a red-eye flight, the Golden Gate Hotel was a welcome oasis to our tired bones. Arrangements were made to let us in before dawn and we sunk into our oh-so-cozy bed for a much needed rest. Big thank you in the morning to Ashley, who realized we missed breakfast and brought us coffee and pastries to begin our later in the morning day. We had a whirlwind visit of San Francisco but looked forward each evening to retiring early in our bed. Location is convenient to all the great areas San Fran has to offer. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
3.8 on February 13, 2014
The Golden Gate Hotel is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful atmosphere--the owners and at least one staff member have been there for 30 years! They offer coffee, tea, juice, and pastries for breakfast--not a full breakfast--but a great package overall.
2.8 on February 09, 2014
I really want to leave a glowing review of my stay here, since it was mostly fantastic. The staff I encountered during breakfast was consistently polite, and two of them on two separate occasions even offered to pack up some croissants for us when we were going to miss breakfast. How incredibly sweet!!! The only thing that marred our near-perfect visit was that our room was barely cleaned on the last day of our stay there. The bed was only partially made, and it was just not as tidy as previous days when we returned to the hotel. And being that it was the last day, they also left a tip envelope for the maid. I just found that highly ironic. I did tip, but it just left a bad taste in my mouth compared to how lovely everything else about my stay was.
4.8 on February 08, 2014
Great location, friendly staff and of course Pip the cat! Right in between Chinatown & Union Square and near cable car stop. The most friendly helpful staff you could ask for. Very comfortable beds and all very clean. Felt like I was at home right in the middle of San Francisco. A safe haven to come back to at the end of the day. Unbeatable value. The breakfast is coffee, juice, croissants and muffins. We ate out some days for a bit of variety but even without breakfast this place still represents fantastic value. I would stay there again no hesitation,
4.6 on January 27, 2014
After having spent a week at the Golden Gate Hotel, I am convinced I will not stay anywhere else while visiting San Francisco. The place is ideally located, it is lovely and immaculate, and the owners are charming and very helpful. I highly recommend staying at the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.4 on January 27, 2014
5 on January 26, 2014
A delightful B&B in the middle of San Francisco, close to everything, but distant from the chaos of Union Square. The staff is very attentive and very knowledgeable. My room was quite and clean. I have been a guest twice in the last month and plan to stay there in the near future.
3.6 on January 19, 2014
The hosts were very helpful and pleasant. The room was a little small, but hey, we spent most of our time out enjoying the city. We met other guests from around the world. The old pictures in the hallways were great. Nice location - a couple of blocks from Union Square. Overall we would stay here again.
4.0 on January 18, 2014
A friendly orange tiger cat without a tail is your first sight coming into the B&B. He purrs a lot and makes the B&B. My room was small but adequate with little external or internal noise. It was convenient to several good restaurants and shops and was a 5 minute walk to the Conference. I will stay here again.
4.0 on January 17, 2014
Quaint, European-style hotel. We stayed here twenty years ago, so this was our second visit. We love the resident cat, helpful staff, and homey feel.
4.2 on January 02, 2014
Excellent stay here - staff helpful and friendly. They kindly let us us leave cases and collect later as flight flight wasn't until eve. Nice and quiet room away from road as requested. Ideal for couple of nights but if staying longer I would choose somewhere with a little more space and definitely coffee making facilities in the room as like a cup on waking and breakfast served from 8am. However staff very happy to bring milk instead of cream and toast instead of croissants as these items not suitable for my dietary needs. Would recommend for anyone looking for ok priced little place to stay in central San Francisco
4.4 on December 17, 2013
This was my first time visiting SF and I couldn't be happier staying in this hotel. Definitely returning!
4.4 on December 14, 2013
4.0 on December 12, 2013
Staff was wonderful. Rooms are Quintessential San Francisco. Awesome elevators. Great Atmosphere & weak breakfast. Muffins & croissants are not a breakfast. Go for the hotel, not the eats.
4.0 on December 10, 2013
Warm atmosphere cozy rooms. Staff always so very helpful! Pleasure to stay there and love the animals!
4.8 on December 09, 2013
From the moment I stepped through the front door, the staff made sure that I would have a great experience in San Francisco. I was immediately assisted with directions, advice on where to go (and where not to go) and the assistance was extended throughout my stay on to helping me make transportation arrangement back to the airport. I just cannot say enough about the hotel! The room was exactly what I needed-very comfortable and clean. I was attending a conference in San Francisco and, for once, I was glad NOT to stay at the overpriced conference hotel!
3.8 on December 06, 2013
Stayed for a conference. Service was wonderful.
5 on December 04, 2013
Delightful place to stay. I thought I was in Paris.
4.6 on December 03, 2013
We really liked the cat!
5 on November 29, 2013
My husband and I stayed here during a conference I attended downtown in the financial district. The rooms were lovely and clean. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. I loved the antique elevator and every part of our stay was as comfortable as if we were home, right down to the creaky stairs! I would stay here again and would definitely recommend it to friends.
4.4 on November 28, 2013
Pip is REAL! He helped me deal with missing my own darling feline companion. My concerns about cat hair, smells and obnoxiousness were unfounded. (Every cat is different. Every owner is different.) The folks at GG were very friendly and helpful. They got me onto a tour to the Muir Woods in literally two minutes! I can now check that off my bucket list and add something new! Very accommodating.
3.6 on November 27, 2013
We stayed in this quaint little hotel because the conference hotel was full-- and I was glad for the experience. We got a warm welcome and enjoyed our stay in the French part of town. I was only sorry not to get to try the breakfast (since the conference started each morning before breakfast was served).
4.2 on November 24, 2013
GGH is the absolute best blend of value, service, and convenience. With some of the most affordable rates in downtown SF (even during a heavy tech conference week when all the prices skyrocket), it's walking distance to everything, comfortable, charming, unique. I spent a night in a "shared bathroom" twin room and in a queen room with a private bath - bother were incredibly comfortable and that "shared bath" room had a shower and sink in-room, which was a nice perk. All in all, GGH is the only place I will stay while in SF in the future.
4.4 on November 22, 2013
Enjoyed out stay at the Golden Gate. It's central location allowed us to downtown, the Ferry Building, Union Square and Nob Hill. The location is also only 1/2 block from the cable car stop. The homemade cookies every afternoon were delightful. The 100 year old elevator was a blast from the past but I pity the people who stayed in the rooms next to it as the doors were quite noisy. Really, a great value for its location. The rooms are small, yes; but, if one is on vacation, one shouldn't be spending much time in the room anyway. Spencer was particularly helpful. Definitely would stay there again. The dining question above is really not applicable as there is only a continental breakfast which was as expected.
4.6 on November 21, 2013
Great place felt warm, excellent location, staff beyond expectations
3.8 on November 21, 2013
Spent 4 nights here in late October 2013. Charming and unusual B&B which is conveniently located for visiting San Francisco. The service from the staff was excellent, nothing was too much trouble and they were very helpful with recommendations. The room was charming and comfortable. I chose a private bath and it was worth the slight extra cost. Will definitely choose to stay here again.
4.6 on November 20, 2013
We've been staying at the Golden Gate Hotel since our first visit in 1999. It is the absolute antithesis of the chrome and glass hotel towers, and we would never think of staying anywhere else. The owners and staff are gracious, efficient, and provide the same level of service one might expect in a five star Paris hotel. Humphrey and Captain Nemo are no more, but their replacements always add that extra feeling of home for animal lovers, such as us. Tom and Kathleen Gallier Austin, Texas/Lake Chapala, Mexico
4.6 on November 19, 2013
Excellent location, very accommodating & friendly, great crossants
3.8 on November 15, 2013
Almost had it Golden Gate Hotel... We only stayed for one night, but we fell for the charm of this hotel. Felt very European and quaint. The gentlemen who checked us in when we arrived in the evening was so sweet and accommodating. So nice! Parking was $30 across the street and there was a laundromat right next door. Everything was going along swell... until the next day when we decided to have tea. Not sure if it was the owner or manager, but the woman who came to attend the room started speaking to us about the service in the hotel and began to complain a little. We thought that was poor taste - for management or owner (whatever she was) to complain about your workers to your guests. But then she proceeded to talk about how the children of "the latins" are fat and how they're all fat because they eat junk of course. Um... I guess she didn't figure that my boyfriend and I could both be latin (he's Mexican and I'm Puerto Rican) because we're physically fit and don't necessarily "look" the stereotype. Oh yea, and I'm a nutrition health coach... that might have just blown her mind. We couldn't believe that she had just said that to random guests, who happened to be latin. We just looked at each other like "did she really just say that??" We decided to let it not bother us and ruin our time there - but were sad that it left a bad taste in our mouth. I hope management reads this and prevents future offensive comments from spoiling a guest's experience.
4.2 on November 14, 2013
It was a pleasure staying at The Golden Gate Hotel, the staff were lovely and really helpful, and the hotel is in a great location.
5 on November 13, 2013
If you want to stay in a home like environment, this is the place!! It is total opposite to a a big chain of hotels where they make you feel like a robot! It was my first time in San Francisco, and they made me feel like I was at home, they gave me the best tips to move around, and made me blend with SF right away!! loved it!!
4.2 on November 13, 2013
I've stayed only one night, but would definitely go back. Very well situated close to union square, and cable cars. Very clean et comfortable room. Bathroom was shared, a little small, but convenient and not crowded. Service was very nice, helpful for visiting tips and for booking transfer to airport. + I love that the cat is always around!!
4.4 on November 13, 2013
I couldn't choose a better place for my 7 days stay in San Francisco. Staff and service just spot on, people at golden gate are always helpful and kind to my requests. I had a room with private bathroom, clean and quiet with all the comforts (internet wi fi and a small tv). I couldn't ask for a better location in town. I'll come back 100%
4.2 on November 13, 2013
Très bien situé pour une visite à pied de San Francisco. Charmant, confortable, on se sent dans une grande maison. Gens sympathiques, autant le personnel que (j'allais dire les invités) les clients. Conversations intéressantes au petit-déjeuner! Cet endroit est choisi par une clientèle hors de l'ordinaire. Je recommande fortement cet endroit!
3.6 on November 07, 2013
Reasonable price, excelent service, a bit noisy but still nice. Not really breakfast, just coffee and cackes.
3.8 on November 06, 2013
My wife and I stayed here for 4 days for a "weekend away". We loved the central location - within walking / quick cab / 15 minute trolley ride to the wharf or most of the major attractions. The staff was very nice and organized. The rooms were immaculate and well cared for. The only disappointment was the food. Each morning, for breakfast, they served the same muffins, croissants, orange juice, and coffee. I understand not taking orders / cooking them, but some fresh fruit or bagels would have been nice! In the afternoon, it was the same cookies and tea set out from 4 - 6:30 each day. Also, there wasn't any opportunity to grab some water/ soft drink from a common area (even to be later billed to my room). The rooms did not have a fridge to store cold cuts, leftovers, etc. We didn't interact with the staff much (only to order a cab back to the airport), but fellow guests mentioned how helpful they were. We would stay there again for the location, price, and company of Pip the cat!
4.8 on November 05, 2013
I spent a week in the hotel with my boyfriend and was very pleased with the room and service. I particularly enjoyed the breakfast and coffee, as well as afternoon tea and cookies. The bed was comfortable and the wifi was fast. We always had fresh towels and the ceiling fan was a great addition.
4.0 on November 02, 2013
Enjoyed our stay! Service was friendly and helpful, great location and delicious continental breakfast! Room with shared bath was clean and completely adequate for our needs. I felt like I was staying at an inn in Europe.
3.0 on November 01, 2013
This is a very nice, well located B&B. We had the King size bedroom & the bed felt like the princess on the pea. ideal for after a long day of discovering San Francisco. Everyone was very friendly & helpful, travelers got tips about their journeys in and around San Francisco. Absolutely charming house & I love these old elevators… Only the breakfast could have been a bit more varied, I love croissants; but for 5 days in a row… the dining rating is not applicable because you cannot dine in this hotel..
5 on October 28, 2013
This bed & breakfast is great value for its low price, and it's in a good location near Union Square, an admittedly "touristy" area but close to many transit options and shopping. As a solo traveler staying there, I always felt safe. Breakfast (coffee, juice, & croissants) and afternoon tea (with cookies) are included. Choosing a room with a shared hallway bathroom is cheaper than a room with a private bathroom, but be warned that the shared bathroom is tiny (though always clean). But my room did have its own sink & mirror, which made life easier. Everyone on staff is incredibly nice and helpful, especially the family's cat, Pip! The lobby area and rooms are decorated to feel very "homey" and cozy and to match the Victorian era of the house (I think it's Victorian. Maybe Edwardian? I always mix those up). There is even a working antique elevator with inner and outer doors. This B&B was a treat and one of my favorite parts about my visit to San Francisco.
4.2 on October 28, 2013
My daughter and I take a trip once a year to spend time together minus husbands and family. Our stay at the Golden Gate was a really nice experience. We stayed 4 nights and felt we were treated really well, the beds were very comfortable, the owners were more than accommodating. So much nicer than staying in. Hotel. Would stay here again and certainly recommend to friends.
4.2 on October 27, 2013
I have stayed in hotels in busy cities, but this is the first time that the clamor and din of the city was absent from my night's rest. What a delightful and welcome deliverance from past experience.
4.8 on October 23, 2013
Fantastic cookies! Lovely hotel and staff
4.6 on October 22, 2013
My husband and I treated our son, daughter-in-law and 2 year old granddaughter to a trip to SF. We stayed 3 nights at another boutique hotel (Golden Gate not available those nights), checked out and went to Palo Alto for a wedding and 2 nights there, then back to SF for one night at the Golden Gate and a bit more sightseeing. All three hotels were vastly different. We loved the Golden Gate charm and character. The service was superb. Our rooms were wonderful and location great. My husband and I had no complaints and would stay there again without hesitation, but my son and family were awakened throughout the night by walking on above floor (we were on the first floor). My only suggestion would be if you are a light sleeper, you might want to request a top floor room OR bring a fan (which we always do on trips) and the hum will drown out most noises. We felt we got a great value as well.
4.2 on October 20, 2013
The Golden Gate Hotel is located in the heart of the city, an easy walk, bus or trolley ride to just about anywhere you'd like to go. And the staff were amazingly helpful and friendly.
4.4 on October 19, 2013
Perfectly situated for visitors, friendly and warm staff - a great place to stay in SF.
4.6 on October 17, 2013
I had a wonderful stay here with my sister. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean, and we were provided with everything that we needed. Plus, staying here is very affordable, and the location is convenient for sightseeing. I would stay here next time I visit San Francisco.
4.8 on October 15, 2013
Charming B&B. Everyone who worked there was super friendly and helpful. Coffee and pastries were served in the morning and tea and cookies in the afternoon in the parlor. This gave me a chance to chat with the other guests and gave the place a very home-y feel.
4.4 on October 15, 2013
Hosts are very nice and hotel is very quaint. It is a very good value for the location.
4.2 on October 12, 2013
The GGH was a great place for a quick stay. My wife and I were in San Francisco for one night and the GGH cleared our bar of expectations. While the rooms are small, the staff is amazing. While the breakfast could be amped up a bit, the convenience and cost for parking and the proximity to great restaurants were superb. Happy with our stay :)
4.4 on October 11, 2013
We have stayed here four times and wouldn't stay anyway else in San Francisco. Freshly squeezed orange juice and delicious croissants and coffee in the morning, tea and cookies in the afternoon. Wonderful antique elevator and best of all Pip the cat! Stay here if you are inSan Francisco
4.6 on October 08, 2013
Great value in good location within walking distance of Union Square, shopping, and restaurants. Our room was lovely, clean, and comfortable. Such a pleasant place to stay and we would gladly return. Everyone on the staff made us feel so welcome.
4.2 on October 08, 2013
The room was small but adequate and still good value for money - and the staff were amazing! Nothing was too much trouble - to collecting parcels, posting forgotten items, recommending excellent restaurants, or just chatting! The afternoon tea was excellent, as were the croissants in the morning. Really enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on October 07, 2013
Outstanding professionalism in a relaxing and welcoming environment. The customer focus was paramount and the best I have encountered in many years working in the tavel and tourism industry.
4.8 on October 07, 2013
We had a great time staying there. Spenser was so helpful with directions And our TV was getting intermittent service at times. And he fixed it. A larger screen TV would have been nice but we adjusted. Fresh air from the windows was wonderful and we enjoyed the antique Elevator. The parlor was so cutely decorated and furnished. All staff was very nice and accommodating. Definitely would stay again. Water was very hot for our baths and showers. Great place !!!!! Friends from Oklahoma.
4.4 on October 07, 2013
The Golden Gate Hotel is a cosy hotel in San Francisco near all the interesting places in this nice city. The rooms are very clean, England-style B&B decorated. The cat and dog are the real owners of this hotel :-). I really recommend this hotel if you want to stay in a clean and friendly hotel with a real B&B feeling.
4.0 on October 06, 2013
Quirky,clean, safe with great staff..4th story rooms could do with Aircon in summer but staff happy to rectify. Would reccomend. Greg Cornish New Zealand
5 on October 06, 2013
This is a perfect place to stay. The rooms are clean, breakfast is good. Everyone in the hotel is very helpful. It is also value for money. I will stay in this hotel again.
4.4 on October 05, 2013
Nous avons passé 3 nuits au Golden Gate Hotel en famille, avec deux grands enfants en juillet 2013, avec un immense plaisir. L'hôtel est charmant, son accueil aussi. Les chambres ont toutes un grand cachet, l'hôtel est très bien tenu. Les petits déjeuners et le thé de l'après-midi absolument délicieux. Et calme. Très bien situé, avec des prix abordables, cet endroit est idéal pour séjourner à SF.
4.0 on October 04, 2013
Our stay at The Golden Gate Hotel was exceptional. The friendly and efficient staff made all the difference and we enjoyed the warm atmosphere of this boutique accommodation. The location was also very central and we found that the afternoon tea ritual provided us with a great opportunity to talk to other guests. And of course the beautiful Pip was a great addition to cat lovers who were missing their pets.
4.8 on October 04, 2013
We only stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for two nights, but it was exactly what we were looking for. I booked a room with a shared bath. I was initially concerned, but I never actually saw anyone else, not even in the hallway! The room was very tiny. Basically just a bed, but since we were out all day it was all we needed. And lastly, Pip is the most darling perfect cat in the world. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for affordable accommodations in San Francisco!
4.4 on October 02, 2013
This is a great B&B in the heart of downtown San Francisco that offers fantastic value, great location and a comforting atmosphere. The staff were extremely friendly and openly offered their sincere assistance at every opportunity.The antique decor and period pictures hung on all of the walls make you appreciate the history of the city and bring you back to 1916 when the Golden Gate Hotel was built. This was a refreshing break from typical chain hotels. We were very comfortable during our 6 day stay and would highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel to those travellers who prefer the personal touch of a B&B experience.
4.0 on October 02, 2013
Staff Spencer and Halim were most helpful
4.6 on October 01, 2013
My daughter and I spent four nights at The Golden Gate Hotel in early September. We had a twin room with private bathroom on the second floor facing Bush Street. The room was clean and very comfortable. Hotel is located near Union Square and we were able to walk or take transit to wherever we wanted to go in San Francisco. Great continental breakfast served each morning in the sitting room. Afternoon tea served each afternoon was also a treat. Staff were very helpful. Pip the resident cat visited us one evening and spent the night asleep at the foot of my daughter's bed. A highlight. We had a very enjoyable stay and will recommend this hotel to our friends. Hope to come back again sometime.
4.6 on September 28, 2013
Zimmer zur Straße war etwas laut.
4.6 on September 27, 2013
Charming, historic hotel with a great location. Owners and staff were very friendly and efficient, helpful with suggestions and directions, and quite accommodating dealing with shipped luggage. Will plan to return there on our next visit to San Francisco.
3.4 on September 26, 2013
Enjoyed our 4 night stay in well located and well run hotel. Staff most helpful and room though small was well appointed and quiet.
5 on September 26, 2013
so cute, good location, very good breakfast and people very friendly and helpful.
4.6 on September 25, 2013
This place is located just near union squares. You have also a cab stop closedto the door. The room is not very big but who cares when you are visiting a city. The room and the bathroom shared are clean. The breakfast was delicious ! We haven't tasted the cookies but everyone says their great. Ask the staff was helpful and nice. Special mention for the cat, so nice to see him ! We definitely come back !
5 on September 23, 2013
A wonderful base to explore the city from...charming staff and decor, centrally located, wonderfully maintained hotel - a real escape from the din and clamor of the city. A wonderful place to come back to after a day of exploring San Francisco. Can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return to SF.
3.2 on September 20, 2013
This B and B is in an excellent location, the staff are helpful and the rooms are clean. The downside is that the decor is run down and dingy and the rooms are small and furnished with left overs. Our shower had been repaired with a shut off that is usually used out of sight. The breakfasts are identical each day with croissants and muffins. For this location, it's probably good value.Anywhere else I wouldn't go back
4.2 on September 20, 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. It was centrally located to catch the buses and the trolley. The hotel itself was wonderful. The antique elevator quaint. The staff was AWESOME!. My only complaint was the lack of air conditioning. We left the windows open and the traffic sounds were so loud but a small price to pay for this hotel. We would definitely stay again.
5 on September 20, 2013
We only had 1 night in San Francisco, and loved our stay there. It had a very European feel. The staff was extremely helpful in directing us to places in the city we wanted to see, and suggested good places to go with only 1 day in the city. Breakfast in their sitting room was small but sufficient, as well as good, and was elegant - on china, with silver, and we were served, which was nice. Loved it! Would happily go back!
4.6 on September 18, 2013
Our second stay at Golden Gate Hotel. Nice, charming location. Good service, friendly and helpful staff. Close to the center - what else do you need!? We'll come again.
5 on September 18, 2013
A lovely little hotel in central San Francisco ( only one block from the famous Powell street tram). Rooms are nicely done up and the service is excellent. The cat is too cute.
4.4 on September 17, 2013
Very happy with our stay, Great location!! Spencer was awesome.
3.6 on September 17, 2013
The rooms are quite small but for a short stay they are adequate. The location is very good easy walk to Union Square. Short distance from cable car stops. I would recommend that you walk up to California Cable Car Line - less queuing. The breakfast is good and the afternoon tea is very welcome. The staff are extremely helpful.
4.4 on September 17, 2013
Unique hotel, central location, great value. Will stay there the next time in SFO.
4.4 on September 17, 2013
Good value for SF lodging. We had a room with a shared bathroom . The room was a little bit too tiny but the bed was so comfortable and we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. I would however pay the extra to get a bathroom in the room next time. Breakfast was croissants and orange juice and tea and coffee, but it was nice meeting other people from all over the world. We had to take the BART over to Oakland to get our rental car and the front desk was very helpful in giving us directions. Would definitely stay there again. MW from Pa
4.6 on September 15, 2013
Very friendly and helpful staff.On arrival we were provided with a map and a clear explanation of how to get about.The room though small was very clean and had everything we could need.The hotel is very central and has a warm welcoming touch.
5 on September 14, 2013
Walking distance to some of the city's great attractions, this intimate b & b is charming, clean, and friendly.
4.0 on September 14, 2013
A well located comfortable stay that I would recommend favourably to others.
4.0 on September 12, 2013
Very nice stay! Our home in San Francisco, cosy and fun with the cat and dog! Near of everything who will see in this town!! Love it!
4.2 on September 11, 2013
A wonderful place to stay where you feel at home. Everyone is friendly, ready to help for any matters. We stayed there for a week and really enjoyed this hotel. Not far from the center of SF, from a cable car station, it's a really good choice to book here !
3.4 on September 09, 2013
We had a terrific time at this B&B. The hosts were extremly nice and welcoming and of course Pip the cat was a caracter. A great B&B for a few nights and on walking distance of everything. A good choice! I had to rate the dining but as it is a B&B this is of course not included! Thelma & Louise
4.2 on September 09, 2013
Central location, very friendly service, excellent croissants for breakfast. Thankyou
3.8 on September 08, 2013
A charming B & B with friendly owners. Very close to Union Square, so you can discover San Francisco very easy. The clean rooms are small but nice and cosy. We can highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.2 on September 07, 2013
It was our first time staying in a B & B and it was wonderful and a added bonus was there was two luggage racks in the room, no suitcase on the floor.
4.0 on September 07, 2013
This is a nice, European-styled hotel/B and B to stay in the lower Nob Hill area. It was filled with people from all over the world, which made for interesting conversations at tea and breakfast. Their service and hospitality were superb. The desk people and servers were very friendly, helpful with directions, restaurant recommendation, adn providing any special food requests. Having tea in the afternoon was nice and the breakfast is truly a 'continental' type, only coffee (excellent local rost!), juice, croissants and muffins. The room I had was small, with a shared bath with 2 other rooms. There is no air-conditioning, but not really needed here, but would have been nice on a warmer, more humid day. The room had a sink so that made getting ready in the morning easier. Very nice mattress adn pillows, linens and soaps, too! The bath had only a small toilet and small shower, but adequate, very much liek the older, smaller hotels in Paris or London. The staff is great, and i felt it was a godo value for SF. Next time I will try oen of the larger rooms with prviate bath to compare. Definitely a good, clean and safe palce to stay in a nice area!
4.8 on September 05, 2013
It's a wonderful place with very great hosts. It's our only choice when we go to San Francisco.
3.8 on September 05, 2013
Lovely room, very attentive staff, sharing a bathroom was not a problem. Location very convenient (close to Bart and metro stop, lots of bus stops, Market Street, Chinatown etc). Breakfast is convivial. Sorry I missed the afternoon tea and cookies and good conversation. I'll be back.
4.0 on September 05, 2013
Great location only one block from the cable car line. The service was excellent. Breakfast was continental only, but the croissants were very tasty. The staff made excellent recommendations for local restaurants and sites.
4.6 on September 04, 2013
I stayed here with my son for 2 nights. It is a really nice place. The staff are really very, very friendly. The rooms are nice, the building is impressive and the afternoon tea and cookies are really tasty! I left my computer charger in the room and they contacted me and arranged for its despatch to my home address. Highly recommended! Samad Orang Thornhill Ontario
3.4 on September 03, 2013
This place has a very nice atmosphere and a personal touch, that's what we liked about it. Strongly reminded us of hotels you could find in Paris. As a family of 5 we stayed on the third floor, the kids in one room and we in the other, sharing a bathroom. It's all very small, but sufficient.
5 on September 02, 2013
Wonderful place to stay - I highly recommend it. Don't waste your time at other, more expensive hotels and B&Bs in the area - this is the best!
4.8 on September 02, 2013
It is not often a traditional hotel is kept in such pristine condition, while maintaining modern cleanliness. The breakfasts are made with care and attention, and the staff have excellent taste in both cuisine and the hotels decorations. You can get lost for hours in the stairwell! How they got the artwork in the elevator shaft was a wonder! Such a rare find, book early as this little secret is becoming more known amongst travellers.
4.8 on September 01, 2013
Wonderful service from friendly and efficient hotel staff. Stayed for 9 days and loved this charming b&b. Pip the cat is fantastic host !
4.0 on August 27, 2013
All very well and a good place for tourism
4.0 on August 21, 2013
Close parking.We stayed 2 nights and shared a small bathroom.No problems.We made reservations to stay for later this year.Prices are going up a little.Nothing fancy but clean and great value for the area.
4.8 on August 19, 2013
Great stay at a quaint, quiet and old-fashioned quirky bed and breakfast. There were tea and cookies set out in the lobby when we arrived. The breakfast was simply croisants, tea, coffee and orange juice, but the croisants were very good. The elevator was really cool. The room was small, but lovely. Very well designed. The bed was so comfortable. Having the sink in the room was very convenient, and sharing the bathroom was no problem at all. The in-house cat was not as friendly as I had hoped, though! All and all, a very good stay.
4.2 on August 17, 2013
This was the second time in 9 months that my wife and I stayed at the Golden Gate and it was just as delightful as the first! Pip came into our room for a short visit and on our last morning in the hotel he sat with us at breakfast on an empty chair. Pip definitely enhances the experience! Also, the beds are extremely comfortable. We will be back!
5 on August 14, 2013
Everything was perfect for our stay in San Francisco. The rooms and the service were exceptional. However riding the old fashioned elevator may have just been my favorite part.
4.2 on August 14, 2013
I would definitely recommend the Golden Gate Hotel. The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is great. It's on the cable car line and right around the corner from the bus line. We were able to walk to many sites including Union Square, AT&T baseball stadium, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf (although the walk back from Fisherman's Wharf is about 1 1/2 miles uphill and they are very, very steep hills - we figured it worked off the ice cream sundaes from Ghirardellis).
4.2 on August 12, 2013
First impressions at the Golden Gate Hotel were great. The gentleman at reception greeted us and helped us to our room. He was the so friendly and helpful our entire stay. In fact, all the staff were exceptionally great. Our room was perfect for what we needed, clean and the shared bathroom worked well for us. Location was great and easy walk to Union Square. The only negative I have is the extra taxes you get charged at the end, I wish this was inbuilt in the price like most other countries, but I guess that is just America because we experienced this everywhere else we visited. Would definitely stay here again if I visited San Fran. Thanks Golden Gate Hotel for a great experience!
4.8 on August 09, 2013
My husband and I stayed at Golden Gate for six nights. It was our first trip to San Francisco. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff. They were helpful in answering questions and offering suggestions for dining etc.The room was lovely. Our favorite time was mingling with other guests over morning coffee and croissants. We met people from all over the world. It had a very cozy and home like atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay and hope another visit is in our future.
4.2 on August 08, 2013
Loved our recent stay at Golden Gate Hotel! Room was beautifully furnished with antiques , loved the claw foot tub! The antique elevator is beautiful too! Breakfast, consisting of pastries, coffee and juice was the perfect start to the day and the location can't be beat! Service and staff were outstanding! Would highly recommend this hotel!
4.4 on August 07, 2013
I try to stay at the Golden Gate Hotel whenever I am in San Francisco. There is always a warm welcome, and help when needed. I love the ambiance and the afternoon tea. One very small thing that would help enhance my stay is the option of toast for breakfast as an alternative to croissants for those of us watching our waistlines.
5 on August 07, 2013
Very pleasant rooms and great pastries for breakfast (plus afternoon cookies). Excellent service, too.
4.8 on August 06, 2013
We stayed one night and had great service, fantastic location, helpful staff, clean rooms and a delicious breakfast. What more could you want?
5 on August 06, 2013
Fabulous service from everyone especially Halim. Excellent value and close to amenities. A great place to stay.
4.2 on August 04, 2013
Good sized rooms, nice dog & cat, good continental breakfast, close to the heart of San Fran, lovely staff & quaint elevator.
4.6 on July 31, 2013
It was perfect ! People are so kind !!
5 on July 29, 2013
We really enjoyed this hotel during our weekend in San Francisco. The staff was super helpful, the rooms were beautiful, and the location was perfect for all we wanted to see and do.
5 on July 29, 2013
My new husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel! It was the perfect accent to our honeymoon. Very comfortable bed, charming old-fashioned ensuite bathroom, adorably grumpy cat...we really couldn't complain! I loved that we not only got an awesome croissant breakfast (these croissants are MASSIVE and delicious!) with tea, orange juice, coffee, and the occasional muffin, we also had tea and cookie time from 4-6:30. These oatmeal raisin cookies were excellent (and I'm not usually someone who has patience for non-chocolate cookies, hehe!). Our stay was accented by the living mascot, Pip, and the friendliness of Spencer and co. In terms of location it was perfect--downtown but not right in the center so not too tourist packed on our corner of San Francisco. Only a short walk from Chinatown, where we were only too happy to dine often. Free wifi, too. Considering the high hotel costs (and taxes) in the San Francisco area, the price per night actually ended up being very reasonable for what we received. Thanks so much, Golden Gate Hotel--you made our honeymoon all the more special!
5 on July 29, 2013
We stayed here on our honeymoon and couldn't have been happier. It's nestled within a short walk of everything we wanted to do in San Francisco and the people there couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. Our room was large and comfortable and breakfast each morning was great. To top all of that off, it was extremely affordable for everything we got during our stay, so the next time we're in town, this will definitely be our go-to hotel. I'd give them six stars if it were possible!
4.2 on July 29, 2013
Comfortable and clean rooms, very good location and excellent knowledge about SF - great value! Hope to be back soon!
4.4 on July 28, 2013
Evrything was perfect. The only litle problem was that the breakfast room was a bit too small. We did not want to spend time in queue for breakfast - so we found other places to eat.
5 on July 27, 2013
Stayed three nights, wish it could have been more. Amazing building full of history. First class service. Delightful breakfast. Fantastic location. A SF experience not to be missed.
4.6 on July 26, 2013
The room is clean. People are very nice, willing to help. Breakfast are good. Great Location. Close to Union Square. Easy to go everywhere by bus or Bart, if you do not drive in SF.
5 on July 25, 2013
Our flight was delayed and we didn't arrive until approximately 2am. The night porter was so helpful with getting us straight into our room and arranging Check in for later that morning. This bed and breakfast has a homely feel, comfortable beds, great in room bathrooms. Staff were very friendly and attentive with recommendations for attractions, directions and local restaurants. The continental breakfast in the dining room was great and the service was impeccable. I would gladly stay here in the future and recommend this place to friends and family.
4.6 on July 25, 2013
Quaint and very convenient location. Quiet and comfortable; an oasis after a day out. Friendly and very helpful staff.
4.2 on July 24, 2013
The Golden Gate Hotel is a cute little hotel in central San Franciso. It is well placed with buses, cable cars, BART and the Metro just a few minutes on foot away. The hotel has a very nice, homely atmosphere. Breakfast is very nice, with great pastry and jams, good coffee and tea etc. Highlight if the day is the tea time with tea (of course) and cookies in the late afternoon, a welcome break after a busy day of sightseeing. Our rooms and bathroom was very clean. Not huge, but plenty of room for the two of us. Our room was facing the street so if you have a light sleep, open window is not an option. Only little drawback: The building is old, and so are the doors - so the noise insulation is very limited. So you can hear what's happening in the hallway - and your fellow guests can probably hear what's going on in your room as well, whatever that may be... One suggestion for the hotel (this had to come from the environmentalist Europeans): It's not necessary to change all towels every day. A system of "on the floor, please change, on the rack, I'll keep it another day" works fine. To sum up: a definite recommendation.
4.4 on July 21, 2013
Our stay at the Hotel was fantastic-very helpful staff, quaint and sparkling accommodations (a fabulous bathtub!), perfect location, etc. I would stay again in a heartbeat! The only less-than fabulous aspect was the breakfast offering-while it smelled and looked wonderful, there was never a single spot open at the two breakfast tables (we had 4 mornings there). Granted, it is a small inn, and they don't have room for any more tables, I just wish the other guests had moved on a little faster! I would have at least taken a cup of coffee to go! All in all, a great value and lovely alternative to a traditional chain hotel. The location and service could not be beat!
4.4 on July 20, 2013
We first stayed here in 1991 and found it charming and very good value for its location. We returned in July 2013 and nothing had changed. Wonderful staff, very comfortable and inviting rooms. It's unusual to find such a true B&B experience in the centre of a very large city.
4.4 on July 20, 2013
We loved this B&B. Great location. We could walk everywhere. The staff was terrific, especially about our late arrival -- got in 1:30 in the morning because of a flight delay. And Pip the cat is spectacular. We would definitely come back.
4.8 on July 20, 2013
This charming establishment reminded us of European pensions. The room was small be adequate, but the real attraction to this ideally located B&B is the staff. Their one goal seemed to be making our visit one to remember such that we will return. In fact, a great deal of their business is return business. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with both domestic and international guests at tea and breakfast. Tea, served at 4, consists of wonderful tea with homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. But as good as tea is, breakfast is even better. The menu consists of hot croissants, muffins, coffee, tea and fresh orange juice. During both tea and breakfast, you'll find Pip, the hotel cat, guarding the establishment. And if you are lucky, Pip may pay you a visit in your room. Patsy, a French bulldog, makes the rounds at breakfast greeting all of the visitors and hoping for an errant crumb or two. The other dog, Cookie, a golden lab, was not on the premises much during our visit. But the real attraction is the staff. Their recommendations for dining and sightseeing were great. During our stay, many Europeans stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel. Perhaps, Europeans know more about fine establishments than Americans. You can't go wrong here.
5 on July 17, 2013
A real home away from home - getting back in the afternoon to freshly baked cookies was a great refreshment. The cat was adorable! We had been travelling for a while before our stay and it was nice to feel like home!
4.2 on July 17, 2013
Lovely bread and breakfast. Room was on the small side but very nice and clean. Staff is incredibly helpful. Even though breakfast is just croissants and coffee, it was really good coffee and the croissants were freshly baked. The location is great - 4 blocks from buses and cable cars and 3 blocks from Chinatown. The only down side that I can think of us if you have allergies to pets - they have 2 dogs and 1 cat.
4.6 on July 15, 2013
We found the Golden Gate Hotel and staff to be simply wonderful. As we arrived, my 82 yo mother scraped her arm getting out of the taxi. As soon as we walked in the door, they provided a bandaid to her and offered her assistance. On our last evening, my mother became very ill during the night and we were allowed to stay in our room an additional 2-3 hours to allow her more recovery time. The hotel and rooms are very clean and in good condition. The morning coffee was very good as well. We did encounter one problem, which is really beyond the control of the hotel, which was that we arrived in San Francisco during a heat wave, which made the small, west-facing non-air conditioned room very warm. They provided us with a fan which helped but the only way to cool the room was by leaving the door to the room open, which allowed the cool breeze hallway window from the bay to enter. Overall we were very pleased with our stay here and would highly recommend to others.
5 on July 12, 2013
We booked this quaint B&B literally one day before our anticipated arrival - and are so grateful that there was availability. The staff were extremely helpful - providing luggage storage, directions to every possible fun thing to do, and great advice on places to eat. The room was cozy, just like home. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended to friends.
4.8 on July 12, 2013
Loved staying here. Great location, service and room. Pip the cat amused our daughter for hours.
3.6 on July 12, 2013
Great location. I had a great stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
4.8 on July 11, 2013
I had been told about this gem and was pleasantly surprised. The staff were helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again in the future.
4.4 on July 10, 2013
Bill and Sue Fick
4.2 on July 09, 2013
This was a great place to stay. The innkeeper and staff makes you feel like a guest in ther home. The room was small but was clean and had a huge bath tub! We were in the front on the 2nd floor. It was a bit noisy. When I stay again, I'll ask for a room on another floor. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a charming hotel for a reasonable price.
3.4 on July 09, 2013
This quaint mid-city hotel is well suited for a short stay in San Francisco.
4.0 on July 08, 2013
We had a lovely stay at the Golden Gate. It is pretty hard to beat the location - very walkable to just about anything! The rooms were very nice and clean and the staff were very friendly and attentive. One thing that was slightly disappointing is that we had a room on the first floor that was tucked back away sharing a wall with the ktichen/prep area - that was a little loud in the morning. For the money we were paying to have a private bathroom, that was less than stellar. I think that if I visited SF again, I would stay here again but reserve one of the rooms that shares a bathroom, rather than paying for a private one. Overall, though we had a wonderful time - great service, yummy food and a friendly kitty!
4.0 on July 07, 2013
Einen besseren Start in unseren Urlaub konnten wir nicht finden. Nett, gemütlich, zentral - was will man mehr.
3.8 on July 06, 2013
we have enjoyed GGH since 1991, although not often enough. This last visit, taken with the rest of the trip, may have been the best. Probably the only hotel, B&B, etc., where we have met folks from varied places and had real conversations of note. (No dining, NB)
5 on July 05, 2013
Our stay was fabulous. I have already recommended it to friends. We were there June 23- June 27 (5 nights) in 2013. It is centrally located to everything, very quick to get on the Bus, Bart or Cable Car. Just walk up Powell a few blocks to all three. There are stores, restaurants, shops everywhere near the hotel. Croissants are great in the morning, coffee was too. Kitty was sweet and visited us in our room. Very clean. We had a room with a bathroom which was great. We stayed in the back of the hotel and it was very quiet, even with our windows open. I would stay here again in a minute. Staff was very responsive and conversational. There is wifi. If you want a romantic setting, stay here!
4.6 on July 05, 2013
All of the great reviews for this hotel are well-warranted. Excellent location, outstanding value, and perfect hospitality.
4.0 on July 04, 2013
We found the Golden Gate so convenient and friendly. So worth the tariff too.
2.8 on July 03, 2013
Located in nice part of the city, very close to shopping and busy streets. Quiet rooms with comfortable beds. Pastries for breakfast in a small room where you share tables with other guests sometimes, or wait for your turn. Nice and personal. Many of the guests were there for the second or third time.
3.6 on July 02, 2013
Shared a room in the Golden Gate Hotel for one week. The staff were very helpful and pleasant at all times. The room was clean and tidy, but a bit warm at night (there is just a fan). Shared bathroom was kept very clean and it was not an issue to share with other hotel guests. Overall a very positive experience and we would stay there again.
4.8 on July 02, 2013
This place really made our stay extra special. The staff were so accommodating, generous and down to earth.
5 on July 01, 2013
a little bit small room, but amazing staffs and yummiest hand-made croissants every morning. its in the best location in SF too! i already miss pip too.
4.0 on July 01, 2013
This hotel is in a good location for many of the main attractions but is situated on a quiet street. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and continued to be attentive and friendly throughout our three night stay, (especially Pip the cat who was especially attentive!) The room was a good size with a private bath, they had provided some nice extra bathroom essentials and everything was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the room was nicely decorated and well lit. After a day of walking up and down so many hills I was really thankful to go back to a room which was comfortable, clean and quiet. Thank you for a lovely stay!
4.2 on July 01, 2013
What a charming hotel! We had a double twin room with an ensuite full bathroom. Lovely room with an old school charm. VERY clean. Only thing missing was a fan of some sort, as the temperatures reached nearly 90 degrees during our stay. Breakfast was yummy. And who wouldn't like getting greeted by Pipp the cat...such the ladies man he is! VERY attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend to others.
4.2 on July 01, 2013
The B & B is very well located. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The rooms are comfortable. I will definitely go back there for another trip to San Francisco.
3.2 on June 30, 2013
Great location in the city centre, simple but clean rooms, friendly staff. Parking conveniently in garage across the street, although quite expensive.
4.6 on June 28, 2013
Really made me feel at home, I am definitely coming back!
3.0 on June 24, 2013
The shared bathroom, while clean, was incredibly teeny. I had to climb over the toilet to get in the shower. The room was pleasantly decorated and comfortable, except I had almost no sunlight (looked into the fire escape) and there was nowhere to comfortably work on my laptop. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was disappointing, as it was always sweets with no fruit, and always the same. After a couple days I discovered I could order rye toast. It was delicious! If I returned, I would get a different room, but I would probably stay somewhere with a full or varied breakfast.
5 on June 24, 2013
Great service, great location, and delicious breakfast. Room was small but very clean and comfortable.
4.2 on June 23, 2013
Although the share-bath room is small, the enviroment is quiet and clean. All staffs are very helpful and attentive. The breakfast is nice too.
4.2 on June 17, 2013
This was a return visit for us. We loved it again!
4.6 on June 13, 2013
very charming and original stay in San Francisco, very good location to explore this city. parking for 25$ a day directly in front of hotel very warm welcome, and a lovely place for cats and dogs, we're enyoying our stay very much, but we're a little bit sad about very low attention on my wife's bithday at this day
5 on June 13, 2013
My daughter and I stayed four nights at this adorable establishment. The location is perfect for sightseeing, only two blocks from Union Square. More than anything, the owners and management were all so helpful and kind. If you are a pet lover, as we are, there is a ginger cat named Pip and occasionally a Golden retriever, Cookie, to pet and love. Also, there were afternoon tea and cookies in the parlour. I would highly recommend this hotel!
3.6 on June 12, 2013
Quaint hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms with unique antiques and memorabilia. I would return to this hotel and would recommend it to friends. Centrally located.
4.2 on June 09, 2013
Stayed one night 6/5/2013 Had a wonderful stay at Golden Gate. The gentleman at the desk helped me up the elevator with my bags, gave me a choice between two available rooms, settled me in and refused to take a tip! Different fellow was just as nice next morning and woman working breakfast very pleasant as well. Nice to see Pip the cat casually appearing here and there. The place was charmingly decorated, extremely clean and had yummy muffins and croissants in the morning served with coffee and oj. My room was smallish but sweet and I had opted for the shared bathroom in order to save $60 on the one night stay. I didn't run into any problems with sharing. The only thing I noticed was that with this particular bathroom, the shower opening was extremely small, so could be problem for larger person. Minor issue. Bedroom had sink which was great and bed, pillow and linens were very comfy. My only problem was that there were flowers that I was allergic to in the lobby, but more importantly, they seemed to be one of those places that used a scented rug powder, that left my feeling allergic in my room. Luckily I had some antihistamine and it was not too bad. If that is a concern you may want to stay elsewhere or ask them to not use the powder as they prepare a specific room for your stay. (I've had this issue with other places as well). I had stayed other nights in hotels right off Union Square which had it's pluses. But I chose this BnB for my last night in part because it was right across the street from the rental car garage where i was returning from a road trip to Big Sur. It is not the fanciest neighborhood and there is a male review theater down the block but even walking by there at night I didn't feel any issues. It is located UPHILL several blocks from Union Sq. It is two blocks walk East to entrance to China town. One block to cablecar stop. Would definitely stay again.
5 on June 09, 2013
home away from home in the middle of the city. Outstanding service.
4.6 on June 07, 2013
Friendly and comfortable. We love the breakfast and the cat name'pip'. We plan to go back there again.
3.8 on June 07, 2013
This hotel was great and quirky with an original elevator, a live-in cat, and dog which appeared occasionally. Everyone was very friendly and helpful especially as we requested a second night at short notice.
4.0 on June 07, 2013
Charming room, lovely decorated. Very friendly staff, happy to assist at any time. Intimate atmosphere, for example breakfast at shared tables in the tiny hotel lobby. Great start of my holiday, definitely recommended!
3.6 on June 04, 2013
Convenient location with friendly staff, would stay again. Complementary tea and biscuits are served daily at 4pm in common room. There is a computer for complementary use in the common area to check the internet. The room we had was relatively small for a couple, but this is expected in downtown San Francisco.
4.0 on June 03, 2013
I spent a week at The Golden Gate Hotel. It is conveniently located, clean, well kept, and the staff are efficient and pleasant. I had a room with a shared bath, and while the room was small, it was cleaned every day and it was quiet. Overall, I felt that it was a good value for the money. The breakfast was strictly Continental, and I ended up eating elsewhere on most days. The Union Square area has a lot of very seedy hotels, so The Golden Gate is a real standout in its class.
3.6 on June 02, 2013
The location of the Golden Gate Hotel is perfect and the service outstanding. I really liked my room; very beautiful. If I was to travel to SF again, I would definetely stay at the Gold Gate Hotel again and would advise anyone to to so as well. The only, although very minor, drawbacks are: - shared baths. But as this is clearly advertised everyone knows this before booking. - The continental breakfast consists of croissants with jam and muffins only, no cheese or ham or bread. This is not what I expected from a continental breakfast. But do not get this wrong: the croissants were extremely good.
3.4 on June 02, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the golden gate. The rooms were small but clean and cosy. The management was very helpful and the afternoon cookies and tea were delicious. The breakfast area and sharing of tables made it easy to meet other guests so the atmosphere was friendly.
5 on May 31, 2013
We were visiting from nz and wanted somewhere close to everything yet quiet. This was great
4.8 on May 31, 2013
My friend and I stayed at the Golden Gate hotel for six nights. We were in a room that had a shower and sink in the room and shared bathroom down the hall. Everything about our stay was lovely. The bed is probably the most comfortable I have ever slept in with some kind of down cover and feather pillows. The people at the hotel were so helpful with suggesting places to eat and helping us steer clear from any unsafe areas. Breakfast was lovely and we got to meet people from all over the world and chat. My only complaint about breakfast is a lack of fruit. However I read the reviews before I came and got some bananas for the week to supplement my breakfast. The croissants and fresh jam is delicious! The hotel is ever so cozy as well. If you are around in the afternoon freshly baked oatmeal cookies and outstanding tea is available. Pop, the hotel cat is adorable as well! I could not recommend the hotel more.
4.4 on May 30, 2013
We wanted to experience San Francisco city life and needed a less expensive hotel in the center of the city. The location was perfect, the room was clean and pleasant, the staff was friendly and helpful, and most of our destinations were within walking distance.. All forms of public transportation were nearby when we needed them and the shuttle to and from the airport was timely and inexpensive.
4.4 on May 30, 2013
I stayed at the Golden Gate for 9 days and at the end of my trip (business, then pleasure) and wished I could have stayed longer. The help, without exception, was helpful, smiling and genuinely seemed to enjoy helping me with any of my small requests. The location is ideal. A quieter part of the city that is so close to many outstanding restaurants, cable car stops, and even a car rental place just across the street. I will most certainly stay at the Golden Gate the next time my travels take me back to San Francisco.
4.2 on May 28, 2013
People in this b&b are very kind and very helpful. The cat is awesome. You get a nice little breakfast in the morning with the best muffins and croissants. The afternoon tea is also good. Most of the time you get to know other people that stay also in this hotel. It is great to get to know people from all over the world. Thanks to Pip and the crew for my stay!
3.6 on May 27, 2013
Price for this hotel is very high though but for a stay in SFO a few days completely okay. You won't find something below that price for this location. We had a 1 bedroom with shared bathroom. Bedroom was very very small but okay. Hotel staff is more than friendly!!! Didn't expect that!! No extra charge if you want to leave your luggage after you check out for some hours. Hotel is very much in the center of SFO to chinatown; shopping, Union Square etc. Bush St and Powel. Don't need a bus or something. Overall I can recommend it very much.
4.4 on May 27, 2013
I highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel. It is located in the heart of the city, at the bottom (literally) of Nob Hill and far enough away from the dicier areas of the Tenderloin. The staff was outstanding, friendlier than any other hotel staff I've met. Special kudos to Spencer for his help. The room was clean and comfortable. The private bathroom clean and small but tons of hot water. Breakfast was continental with coffee and croissants. Excellent location, just a block from the cable car line. Buying a bus/cable car pass is the ideal way to get around the city.
4.4 on May 27, 2013
The Golden Gate hotel is ideally situated. The room we had at the rear of the hotel was quiet and the bed very comfortable. We received excellent service from the owner, with helpful suggestions in regard to travel options, etc. Breakfast was adequate, though the breakfast room was small and at times guests had to wait to eat. Overall though we were very happy with our stay and would highly recommend it to others. John Boland (Sydney)
3.8 on May 25, 2013
We stayed a total of three nights and had a lovely time. The beds are so comfy and it was quieter than we expected as the property is located so close to Union Square and all that it has to offer. We walked and explored and had a great sleep each night. We will return one day.
3.6 on May 25, 2013
Nice and charming hotel in the center of San Francisco
5 on May 24, 2013
I can't say enough about the experience I had with the outstanding staff at the Golden Gate Hotel in the week I stayed with them (May 14-21, 2013). Every single person I dealt with went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure my stay was comfortable, that I had good directions, that my tours were confirmed and in one case, rebooked with another (better!) company when my original booking fell through. I could go on and on! The continental breakfast served in the parlour every morning and cookies and tea each afternoon were a brilliant touch and gave my vacation that "home away from home" touch. It was a comfort to also come "home" to Pip, the cat, every night. Location wise, you couldn't be in a better spot. Totally safe, slightly away from the noisy intersections around Union Square but only a couple of blocks away, making all the difference. The bed and room I stayed in was super comfortable, clean, and organized and I slept like a baby every night. Sharing a bathroom was also not a problem as everyone was on different schedules and very considerate. Everything needed (shampoo, soap, towels) was provided for so there were absolutely no worries. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Spencer, Greg, Halim, Pip, and all the others whose names I don't know. I will definitely recommend the Golden Gate Hotel to all my friends and will most definitely return myself again as soon as I can! You made my time in San Francisco positively memorable! ~Jane (Toronto, Canada)
5 on May 23, 2013
Cute, clean, friendly, quiet, tasty and centrally located pretty much sums up this hidden gem. Have stayed at many places in san Francisco but will quit looking for the perfect place because we found it. If you are early to bed ask for a room off the street.
4.0 on May 22, 2013
Clean, charming and well located. Just what you want in a small inn. It was a busy weekend in SF due to a convention and the Bay to Breakers marathon. We were lucky enough to get a room at this lovely inn at a reasonable price. Recommend this place especially room 301. Front of the note, high up, quiet and bright. Nice place to stay.
4.2 on May 21, 2013
A very cosy bed & breakfast at a perfect location!
4.8 on May 21, 2013
We were very satisfied with our stay. The owners do a great job creating an atmosphere within their doors that became an oasis for us within the city. The location is outstanding, near to everything we wanted to see, great access to public transportation, but away from the more crowded streets. The croissants and coffee in the morning were excellent (and we are coffee snobs) as were the afternoon tea and homemade cookies. Rooms are small but very clean and well maintained, small television and access to basic cable. The bathroom was also small, but very adequate with access to hair dryer and the usual bath products. The employees were excellent - friendly, helpful, but unobtrusive. We would certainly stay again.
4.4 on May 20, 2013
We only stayed here for one night but we had an excellent experience. Nice cozy little room and very friendly staff. Highly recommend.
5 on May 20, 2013
This place was so great! Clean rooms, clean shared bathroom, nice staff, fantastic location, yummy little breakfast served by the cutest older couple. Fellow visitors were extremely pleasant. Adorable little cat in the lobby stole my heart! I will stay here again for sure!
4.4 on May 19, 2013
This is a true family run hotel that really feels like a home rather than a hotel. Staff is just wonderful, always so helpful and nice. Location couldn't be any better. Just a few blocks from Union Square and Nob Hill / Grace cathedral etc., on a rather quiet part of the Bush street. We chose a room with shared bath/shower which was just charming. Small but spottlessly clean and cozy. Excellent bang for a buck. We've been to this hotel twice and will definitely return.
5 on May 13, 2013
I loved this B&B in the heart of San Francisco and recommend it heartily for all those folks looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in that city, a place that offers real value. The staff was so friendly and helpful and I also enjoyed meeting other guests to discuss with them, over breakfast, what I would do that day. I will definitely go back there when I return to San Francisco. JW, New Jersey, USA
4.4 on May 12, 2013
very personal and friendly, everybody helpful and relyable, felt very uch at home
4.2 on May 07, 2013
Very nice and near everything. Would visit again.
3.6 on May 06, 2013
Lovely clientele and owners. Nicely appointed rooms. Quiet and comfortable.
3.4 on May 04, 2013
Great hotel in the heart of San Francisco. A few minutes to Union Square, shopping, a bus stop and the BART station. You cannot beat the location. The hotel itself has an adorable charm, and a friendly staff. The rooms are a decent size, though the bathrooms are quite small compared to your average hotel. The only negatives: no individual control of AC/heat, and no coffee maker in the hotel rooms. A fan would've been nice, as we woke up sweating almost every morning. Note to staff: put a Keurig in each room, no one wants to take a shower, put on clothes, and go down 4 flights of stairs for coffee.
4.2 on May 01, 2013
I went to San Francisco to visit three of its art museums. The Golden Gate Hotel and its staff supplied a comfortable, clean, quiet, and safe place to unwind at night. And as I am a cat lover, I was pleased one morning to hear a meowing outside my door, which I opened, and the cat inspected the room and me, after a minute leaving, apparently finding all to its liking. H. Charles Romesburg Logan, Utah
4.8 on May 01, 2013
This was our 5th stay at Golden Gate - Our visits continue to exceed our expectations and we will continue to stay here on our future travels to San Fransisco.
4.8 on April 30, 2013
I stayed in a room with a shared bath for one night when passing through SF. The room was nice, clean, and very comfortable. Though I was apprehensive about having to share a bathroom, it was clean and never occupied when I needed to use it. The room had its own sink, soaps, and hairdryer and was very quiet. Breakfast was basic but very nice, with coffee, orange juice, and pastries. I missed the afternoon tea and cookies but I love the idea! All of the staff members were extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely return to the Golden Gate Hotel.
5 on April 30, 2013
Perfect location, great service, very safe. My second stay there in 3 years. Will probably stay everytime I go to SF!!
4.0 on April 29, 2013
I stayed here for a convention at the Moscone, a 15-20 min walk away. Easy making pre-stay arrangements by email. Antique elevator is fantastic. Staff and resident pets are courteous. Clean simple rooms with excellent wi-fi signal. Slightly musty smell - not bothersome to me but might be for some; not unexpected for an early 20th century bldg. Quiet. Excellent croissants for breakfast. Spent far less than I would have at a chain hotel near the convention centet. Would stay here again.
4.8 on April 29, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a room with private sink and shower within the room. Using the shower down the hall would also have been acceptable. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. Wifi worked well. The rooms are clean and charming with very very comfortable beds. I was also happy that my room faced to the back as I was worried about street noise. The continental breakfast included super croissants and muffins. The best thing, of course, is the incredibly convenient location. I was attending a conference at Moscone Center which was a short and pleasant walk. Nob Hill and North beach are an easy walk in the other direction. Excellent value in an expensive hotel area.
4.2 on April 28, 2013
Enjoyed staying at the Golden Gate Hotel. Easy walk to public transportation. Friendly and helpful staff. Great prices. Rooms a little loud (noise from other guests). Warm weather outside made it warm over night (a fan would have been nice). Will stay here again.
4.6 on April 26, 2013
Picking Golden Gate Hotel for my recent trip to San Francisco was pure chance. It was an excellent choice which exceeded my expectations by a mile. Halim, the Moroccan hotel manager, has been on site for decades and was superb in greeting me and making me feel at home. I can vouch for great tea and oatmeal cookies in the afternoon but my meetings preempted breakfast in the mornings. When I needed suggestions for what to do or how to get there, Halim was right on. I couldn't recommend it for personal attention, and friendly atmosphere at a great price any more highly.
5 on April 25, 2013
That's in the title. I recommand warmly that small, very convenient hotel and his inhabitants. I miss Pip the cat. For sure I will come back.
4.4 on April 23, 2013
excellent location; friendly and helpful staff; good value
4.0 on April 23, 2013
Stayed for 6 nights. The service was very good, the location is pretty central - great value for money!
5 on April 23, 2013
Fantasic hotel with great rooms and great location, only a short walk from Chinatown and Union Square. It's a real boutique hotel, beautifully decorated and I just loved the roll top bath in the bathroom. So much nicer than the insipid hotel chains you find everywhere. Will definitely stay here again!
4.0 on April 22, 2013
I stayed in 403 and it was perfect for me a solo traveller. It was spotless and furnished with perfect taste and high quality too. The two owners were just lovely and very helpful as was Greg another staff member. The drawbacks are the breakfast and the fact you cannot make tea in your room. However I suppose that's one way to encourage guests to mingle in the parlour. If I stayed again - and I would- I would book in advance as on this trip as I extended my nights I also had to move room and this was what actually made me change hotel in the end otherwise I would have been happy to spend a week here. Also it was a pity I didn't see more of the owners as they had personality and rigour unlike the other staff members - afterall pert of the reason you stay in a small hotel is to chat with the owners / staff.
4.2 on April 21, 2013
This is a great place, perfectly located for business or tourism. I travel to the Bay Area often as a single woman, and at least once a year with my husband, to visit relatives. We always stay here at least one night when we're together, and I stay here my whole trip. The pets make me feel welcome, and I feel completely safe staying here, even when I am traveling alone. Breakfast is continental, but great quality.
4.4 on April 19, 2013
very clean hotel, with small but very nice room, and very hospitable staff.
4.8 on April 18, 2013
This was a great find in the big city! It's low priced especially when traveling with a pet compared to other local hotels. Great, central location. The staff is very nice and keeps everything incredibly clean. Love this historic building. Breakfast was great and you could tell everything was made with love. Just wish there were a few more options. Will definitely stay here when back in the city.
4.2 on April 11, 2013
The golden gate hotel feels like a second home. The owners and staff easily converse with guests while remaining very professional. We sleep soundly in the plush, comfortable beds. It is clear that design and presentation matter because the bedrooms, even when updated, capture a European flair. The rooms are not large but adequate. There is an armoire instead of a closet and two chairs by the window. The bathroom had a claw foot tub with a shower. Quaint and very clean. The breakfast croissants are fresh daily and absolutely delicious. My only wish would be to have some fruit as well at tea time there are homemade oatmeal cookies daily and black current tea to revive any traveler after exploring the city. The other guests we have met have been form Europe and the USA. They tend to be friendly as well and we enjoy meeting them and hearing about their plans. It is a unique experience for anyone who enjoys bed and breakfasts. If you want lots of space and a modern venue, then this is not for you. If you want a beautiful and amazingly comfortable bed and room, a quiet spot to relax, a chance to meet others while able to be alone, then this is an ideal choice.
5 on April 10, 2013
Loved our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Very cosy and central in SF.
3.4 on April 09, 2013
Very nice B&B, well located. My room on the 4th (last floor) provided no view but was quiet and comfortable, very clean too. Nice touch with the tea and cookies served in the afternoon. Staff is friendly and helpful. Would recommend this B&B to friends visiting San Francisco.
4.4 on April 07, 2013
Second time staying here for a conference at a bigger hotel. Very nice and quiet. Rooms are nice but small but then again the price is nice and I like old places. Pip the cat is a good guy who always seems to be ok with taking pats.
4.4 on April 07, 2013
This is the best find for lodging I've ever come upon. Located less than a block from a cable car line, and only 4-5 blocks from Union Square & Chinatown, this 100-year-old building has been well taken cared of and is immaculately clean. The super-old elevator was my favorite offering, but clawfoot tubs are fun, too. Service was more than acceptable -- we were treated like long-lost family!! But the breakfast was continental -- simply muffins and croissants with beverages -- and I'd hoped for more. Still, the baked goods were outstanding. I'd definitely go back!
4.6 on April 07, 2013
We really enjoyed staying here. The location was great, the rooms were comfortable, and the service was terrific. We were with another couple who felt similarly. We would definitely stay again.
5 on April 06, 2013
This was the perfect location with wonderful hosts, especially Pip the cat.. Tea and cookies in the afternoon were not to be missed.
4.0 on April 06, 2013
Very charming B&B in best location, very friendly staff/innkeepers and of course Pip made our stay so pleasant that we decided to stay an extra night.
4.0 on April 02, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Wonderful location, great ambiance. Meeting guests (from around the world) at breakfast and/or tea time was so interesting. Wish a little protein and fruit was included in breakfast. Staff were friendly and very helpful. We would recommend this place to others and return if we have the opportunity.
4.2 on April 01, 2013
I stayed for three nights and I was surprised by how friendly the staff are and how kind Pip is. It didn't feel like I was staying at a hotel or a bed & breakfast. It felt like I was staying at a home. Even though in my room I could hear the sounds from the street, the Golden Gate Hotel was a very comforting experience. I really liked its Victorian charm and the smell of freshly baked cookies was delightful. If I return to San Franciso, I would definitively book with them again!
4.4 on April 01, 2013
We LOVED our stay at the Golden Gate. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly, and the hotel is beyond charming. I will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know!
4.4 on March 30, 2013
A great value...I would highly recommend.
4.4 on March 29, 2013
When you want be in the action, though also be able to relax, the Golden Gate Hotel in San Francisco does both really well. When traveling, it is imperative that I say in a place that is an extension of home. This is it. Thanks to Golden Gate Hotel, our stay was marvelous.
5 on March 28, 2013
Although quaint might describe the hotel, the staff and ambience was first class. Nothing was a problem and the advice professional and thorough. Would we return - absolutely.
4.0 on March 28, 2013
Our flight was delayed 9 hours due to weather on our way in to San Francisco. We called the Golden Gate to let them know, and they were wonderful about getting us set up in our room, even at 2 am. The location is great as well. Plus, they serve the most delicious croissants I've ever had for breakfast. Great place!
5 on March 25, 2013
This place is really economical while being very charming in a quaint manner. It is perfectly located, at a reasonable distance from union square, fisherman's wharf, civic center and other attractions. The staff is very courteous and work hard to make you feel comfortable.
4.4 on March 23, 2013
really enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel, we had a room with shared toilet and shower, would have liked to have a robe in the room, everything else was perfect
5 on March 20, 2013
Golden Gate Great location Access to Hyde and Powell Cable Cars. Walking distance to Union Square, China Towne and Ferry Terminal. Staff greets you and will search for maps and bus routes to plan your day. They enthusiastically listen to your adventures when you return home for the night. Historic pictures of San Fran grace their walls. Paintings that look so real adorn every wall so keep your eyes open. If you LOVE Almond Croissants. You'll be coming back for more. Leaving early for a Tour? no- problem they will pack your goodies for the road. LOVE this Hotel. Liz and Leah from Canada
4.6 on March 19, 2013
This is the kind of place that quickly becomes a home away from home. The people, the attentive attitude, the location, (and the friendly cat Pip), all combine to make this a special place to stay in San Fran. Rooms are small but well decorated and the overall impression is captivating. Art, antique photos, books, cool wall colours and fabrics, paintings of birds and other objects right on the walls...all combine to make this an esthetically pleasing ambience...Tea in the afternoon is a refreshing offering for the foot weary tourist returning to the hotel. The Golden Gate is for the kind of traveller who likes the personal touch, interaction with other voyagers , and a feeling that you are really a GUEST!! Great conversations were a constant activity in the reception/breakfast/tea room and travel tips were exchanged along with unexpired transit passes from departing folks. Highly recommend the Golden Gate for anyone who wants their travel experience to be more personal and who can do without the amenities associated with big anonymous hotels. The wi-fi, however, was a welcome benefit!
5 on March 15, 2013
The people were so nice & caring, very helpful. The hotel is beautiful! Having their cat & dog as "greeters" was delightful, really making it a truly home away from home. It will be recommended to family/friends going to San Francisco.
3.6 on March 13, 2013
It is a very cozy and cute place. We have felt very welcomed. The staff has been friendly and personal. It's a nice and reliable place to stay with excellent location. The WiFi has worked great. One wish we had is to start breakfast (coffee and pastries) earlier than 8pm, which is quite late for those with the East Coast jet lag.
4.4 on March 11, 2013
This place has a lot of charm. The hotel is conveniently located, and close to Chinatown. There are good restaurants nearby, although dinners are not served at the hotel. Service, in terms of booking details, and advice about transportation, was outstanding. The pastries and coffee at breakfast are excellent, but I would prefer if something more substantial were served, even if pre-prepared. Of course, the cookies with afternoon tea are always appreciated.
4.6 on March 07, 2013
we love Golden Gate Hotel as it feels like a second home. The family-run B & B is beautifully run and the service is kind and thoughtful. We will never stay anywhere else in San Francisco.
4.6 on March 05, 2013
We have been here before and will return again. The staff is wonderful including Pip! The Golden Gate Hotel is so ideally located for exploring San Francisco and a quiet relaxing place to come back to after a great day of adventure.
4.4 on March 04, 2013
So convenient to the public transportation. We enjoyed the quiet, historic nature of the hotel and especially the friendly personnel.
4.6 on March 04, 2013
Lovely Hotel in a good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms confortable. Good breakfast with delicious croissant and muffins. I suggest Golden Gate Hotel to anyone looking for a warm and relaxing stay in SF.
4.0 on March 03, 2013
My wife and I recently spend two nights at the Golden Gate Hotel. I would rate it outstanding for value for the money and for service. I particularly want to single out Halim, who went out of his way for us.
5 on March 02, 2013
Stayed 3 nights. Very Homey place. Exceptional location. Half block from Cable cars, 2 blocks from Square, 2 blocks from Chinatown gate. Breakfast good muffins and croissant and great people - many which have stayed there many times and keep coming back. I would strongly recommend.
3.8 on February 25, 2013
This little hotel is well maintained and has a great location. The staff is great. We will stay here again. Comment/suggestion: I would gladly pay a little bit more for the breakfast to include fruit and cereal.
4.6 on February 25, 2013
I stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for a week long class in the Financial Center, and would have been hard pressed to be more satisfied. It has an undeniably quirky charm that will definitely cause me to come back when I am next in San Francisco.
4.4 on February 21, 2013
There is something so special about staying in a historic San Francisco bed and breakfast rather than a a Marriott or a Motel six. Each room is charming and unique. The ambiance can't help but make you imagine the people who came and went 100 years ago. The location is very convenient for walking and public transportation and the staff is warm and welcoming. If I had to reach for something to critique, the only thing would be I wish the delicious almond croissants were served hot, rather than room temp. With The cat (Pip?) and the golden retriever, Cookie, to greet you and homemade oatmeal cookies and hot tea awaiting you in the parlor after a long day of museums and sightseeing, there is a lovely feeling of coming home each day. I would definitely stay again and bring my 82 year old Mom with me the next time. She would love it.
4.8 on February 19, 2013
Cozy, immaculate rooms, delicious breakfast and fabulous hosts. The manager went out of his way to make our stay the perfect SF experience. We will be back! ~From Vermont
4.2 on February 19, 2013
Our second time staying at the Golden Gate Hotel. We love it. The proprietors and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the other guests are always interesting to chat with in the lovely little parlor where breakfast is served each morning and tea each afternoon. And of course Pip is a pleasure.
4.4 on February 19, 2013
Had an amazing time at this hotel, loved the charm and location. Will definitely be back.
4.6 on February 17, 2013
I love Golden Gate Hotel! This is my second year staying there, and it's the first place I check when looking to visit San Francisco. From the moment I step inside and am greeted by Pip, the cat, I feel welcome. The service is terrific (the staff even remembered that I had stayed there last year), and I love the ambiance. There's an old fashioned hand-operated elevator to take you up to your floor, or even better, you can take the winding staircase: there are books and old photos on each floor; so much fun to explore. The rooms are comfortable and quaint (no big screen televisions, but look, you're in SAN FRANCISCO, go out and walk around!!). My only suggestion is to change the type of cleaning product (the smell of pine sol was a little overwhelming, although I appreciated that the rooms would be clean--perhaps switch to orange sol). I haven't eaten the breakfast that's included in the room rate because I like to get up and walk to the multitude of wonderful cafés in the city, but the table setting looks inviting and there are wonderful baked smells wafting throughout the inn. There's free wifi (a must for wherever I go), and a computer/printer downstairs if you need to get online. John and Renate, thank you for helping to make my stays in SF magical! Lore
4.4 on February 17, 2013
Very central location, ideal for tourists
4.2 on February 11, 2013
The staff at Golden Gate Hotel was always friendly and helpful with information & maps, yet weren't under our feet constantly. The rooms are cozy, clean and serviced daily. I didn't care for breakfast (all bread type foods) but I was aware before booking so I can't complain. There are many small breakfast cafe's super close if you need your meat and eggs. The hotel location was a plus as it is close to public transport, Chinatown, food markets, restaurants and pubs, all within walking distance. (Uncle Vito's, caddy corner across the street, yum!) We walked from the hotel thru Chinatown all the way to Fishermans Wharf and back in just four hours yet it can be done in far less time. (We stopped for photography, window shopping, a tour of the submarine, eats & a beer.)
4.0 on February 09, 2013
Very good adress
4.6 on February 08, 2013
This is the cutest place I have been to yet. Everything is meticulously placed and planned for. Even Pip the cat (and the official host) does his job right on time, greeting me at the door, showing me my room, and accompanying me for afternoon tea. The atmosphere is extremely cozy and relaxed. A gem!
5 on January 31, 2013
Was a great place to stay for a first vacation in San Francisco. The Hotel has some amazing old classic charms, including a bird cage elevator and clawfoot tubs. The staff was excellent, helped us out without question on several occasions. Breakfast was great. Will definitely be our place to stay again the next time we visit San Francisco.
4.6 on January 24, 2013
I mostly came because of Pip and because of all the good reviews - which are really true. Everything is very nice, clean, people are friendly and helpful. I will definitely come back!
3.6 on January 24, 2013
This was a convenient spot to stay while attending meetings around Union Square, walking up and down hill in heels was tough, but worth it to be a bit away from the intense business conference crowd. Would be great for mini holiday break in walking shoes. My favorite thing was having two charming companions at the breakfast table: one was ginger, furry, with a handsome round face, he graciously stayed long enough to be photographed.
4.0 on January 23, 2013
This hotel is perfect for those that want to stay close to Union Square and public transport options. Friendly service; clean, comfortable rooms, and great value!
4.4 on January 23, 2013
Located 1/2 block from the famous cable cars, the antique, cage-style elevator, and the bright parlor where tea is served in the afternoons give the Golden Gate a European feel. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The rooms are quite small. Ours had a sink and a shower. We shared a toilet a couple doors down the hall. Everything was sparkling clean and very comfortable.
4.6 on January 22, 2013
A little annoying to share a bathroom. Other then that fabulous! Loved it!
5 on January 07, 2013
I had visited this gem of an inn more than 10 years ago, and it was even better than I remembered. The man who welcomed us had helpful local knowledge, including the best restaurants around and ways to get there that avoided the steepest hills in the neighborhood. The place is as cozy as pictured, including the house cat to greet you by the fireplace and fresh flowers, with clean, attractive bathrooms with nice faucets & such. The bedclothes are white, fluffy, and clean and the bed comfortable. The innkeepers serve the best French croissants in San Fran for breakfast with Euro-style strong coffee. Awesome location, just up the hill from Union Square, Chinatown, and not far from Russian Hill. AND one block from the cable car, where you can get an all-day pass. We'll go back... hopefully sooner rather than later.
4.6 on December 27, 2012
My husband and I visited SF this month and only had one night in the city. We are thrilled with what the Golden Gate Hotel had to offer. It is the perfect place to stay for two and very affordable! We loved the vintage-like SF rooms, the delicious breakfast in the morning and the comforting ambiance. We can't wait to go back and spend more time there! Thank you for making our stay so wonderful!
5 on December 16, 2012
Three wonderful days and nights in the comfort of the Golden Gate Hotel. Wonderful staff, inviting owners and lovely pets to give the comfort of home. Beautiful furnishings, lovely breakfast and the location could not have been better. Thank you so much! Pat & Richard, all the way from North Carolina!
4.0 on December 15, 2012
This was not our first trip to Golden Gate and it will not be our last.
4.6 on December 14, 2012
Great value and location; friendly staff
4.4 on December 14, 2012
I have been waffling and vassilating and procrastinating about writing this review for too long. You know how sometimes you happen upon a little gem so rare and exquisite that you find yourself protecting it with a fiendishly unholy covetousness, because you don't want word to leak and thus bespoil your heavenly discovery by the inevitable arrival of the swarm of the masses? Well...that is GGH. And so I hesitate to write this review only beause I fear the swarm. -M. Rutledge McCall
3.6 on December 11, 2012
My only suggestion to the hotel is that they serve breakfast half an hour earlier, at least during the AGU, since the meeting starts at 8am. Fresh fruit at breakfast would also be nice. Otherswise, the hotel is perfect: great location, wonderful staff, very pleasant atmosphere.
4.0 on December 02, 2012
We loved our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. The breakfast was delicious. I apprecaited the tea and cookies each afternoon after a long day of sightseeing. The cat Pip was friendly and a highlight of our day. The location was fantastic for a first-time visit to San Francisco.
3.8 on November 30, 2012
An excellent small hotel with hospitable hosts, staff, and cat.
3.8 on November 26, 2012
This was my first time staying here and I plan to return! The location is perfect; easy to get around. My room was immaculate and I was lucky enough to have a claw-foot tub to soak in, after spending hours walking around my favorite city. I loved having the pets around; especially Pip the cat-who "announced" guests by meowing when they arrived at the door! Can't wait to return...
5 on November 25, 2012
I've stayed at the Golden Gate a few times in the past few years and have been enjoyed it every time. The room with a bathroom and big window was especially nice, but the shared bathroom was great for the price. There were always guests from around the world at breakfast, which made it far more interesting than a standard hotel experience.
3.2 on November 25, 2012
finished out a hectic conference trip with a couple nights at this lovely little B&B. it was a welcome change from the corporate chain i had been staying in. we had a room with private bath. pretty small room, but we managed. the space was made to feel tighter by the stifling heat from the radiator when we arrived, easily remedied by opening the windows. picked up some noise from the neighbors, but i was told this was the trade-off for the stronger wi-fi signal (FREE!) in the first-floor room. location is excellent. we walked through chinatown to fisherman's wharf, the ferry house, and the north beach neighborhood (my favorite!). if you like walking tours, we also trekked to crissy field and the presidio. the biggest let down was breakfast. croissants with jam were lovely, but a little light, even for a continental. no fruit. very mediocre coffee. not much fuel for all that walking. we ended up searching for lunch a little earlier than usual.
4.8 on November 22, 2012
Several years ago, I made my first pilgrimage to San Francisco, and stayed at several hotels to try and make the most of my vacation, but after seeing The Golden Gate Hotel, we ended up canceling our other reservations. Now, I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the whole city. Not only is the place adorable and clean, with an old working elevator complete with a sliding cage door and paintings to look at in the elevator shaft, but you get the impression that every member of the staff is there out of a labor of love. You really feel the care they put into it, weather it's getting you to the airport in time or just making a single traveler feel welcomed with conversation and a refill of perfectly brewed tea. The rooms are comfortable and feel like home, perfectly furnished to be comfortable and cozy. In the morning and at 4:00 there is tea and coffee in the sunny parlor (and if there isn't, someone is always happy to make you a cup), and a ginger bob tail cat named Pip to keep you company. The location is conveneint to all sorts of attractions by foot or cable car (and a few convenience stores), and no matter when you wander in throughout the day or night, there is a feeling that the whole place is happy to have you back and wants you to have a good time. If you stay here, you'll want to come back. I know I'm missing it already.
5 on November 17, 2012
Understated, unassuming but always provides a great welcome and a comfortable stay. Hakim especially helpful with advice and directions.
4.6 on November 14, 2012
The inn hosts and staff could not have been nicer and helpful. The location is great for restaurants, and avoids the crowds and chaos of Union Square - just a block and a half away. We found it within walking distance to the convention center - about 15 minutes. The room (406) was charming - we shared a twin - the beds are ok - not quite as comfy as other reviews suggested - but then perhaps they had newer mattresses. THe only downside of our stay was noise - from within the inn - adjacent rooms and hallway noise were noticeable - door closings. Street noise was not an issue.
4.4 on November 13, 2012
4 nights first week of November 2012. Great central location. Excellent reception. Very good dinner recommendations.Supper friendly guests, alot who are repeat offenders. I loved the 7 foot old fashioned claw foot tub, super for a big bath at days end. Loved the old elevator, full of character. Very European. The home made cookies at 4 were a treat. Best of all was Pip the cat! Super friendly feline adds nice touch, lowers blood pressure. Only recommendation: a more substantial breakfast. The croissants and homemade muffins were good., you could add greek yogurt, some boiled eggs, fresh fruit ,and some breakfast cheese without too much effort. I will stay there again. J&J
4.0 on November 13, 2012
I stayed here for three nights at the end of October, as well as a few times several years ago. The accomodations are quanit but comfortable, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
4.4 on November 13, 2012
Comfortable rooms at a reasonable price, a great location for tourists and business people and warm and friendly service has made this a place that I have stayed at three times on visits to San Francisco. It is always neat to meet people from all over the world in the lobby for breakfast or afternoon tea.
4.6 on November 09, 2012
During the last 23 years we always stay at Golden Gate Hotel when visiting San Francisco from Iceland. Alfheidur and Vilhjalmur
4.0 on November 05, 2012
Great location, nice staff, cute decoration... very recommendable.
4.2 on November 03, 2012
Cozy place with excellent staff and well-located. House cat is friendly and tolerates us all.
5 on November 02, 2012
We needed an affordable yet safe place to stay and discovered the Golden Gate Hotel. We were in town for one night for a Jimmy Buffett concert and we were more than happy with our choice. I didn't want to leave. Our room was small but had everything we needed. The cookies and tea were wonderful in the afternoon and then we really enjoyed their continental breakfast int he morning. Excellent coffee and rolls. Have already recommended to some friends. Thank you Golden Gate Hotel for making our stay so wonderful.
3.6 on November 02, 2012
Just above the hustle of Union Square is Lower Nob Hill, the location of the Golden Gate Hotel. It is a clean, nice place to stay. I was willing to share a bathroom and shower which knocked down the price to reasonable. The room was small, about 8 x 8 feet but it had a small TV, closet and a double bed. Breakfast was from 8 AM and consisted of croissants, coffee, tea, and orange juice. People were nice to talk with. The place was faintly musty with old pictures of San Francisco and the family on the walls. There is an antique elevator that extends four floors serving their 25 rooms. The house cat has free reign of the place, but if you are allergic to cats, you may consider another place. Their wifi is free but painfully slow and spotty.
4.6 on November 02, 2012
The staff are particularly helpful and pleasant. The hotel is quiet and the beds are very comfortable. The rooms are a bit cramped at times, but this was expected after a previous stay. The location is fantastic, just half a block from the cable car and close to Union Square. The breakfast is wonderful, but I miss the pain au chocolat!
5 on November 01, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel was fabulous. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Rooms were clean. Best croissant and muffins. We will definitely stay their again and recommend it to our friends and family. Jeanne & Robert, Worcester, Ma
4.6 on October 28, 2012
The building is old and subject to the ills typical of age, but the managers and owners are quick to make needed repairs. Service is warm and friendly.
4.4 on October 25, 2012
The breakfast is delicious and the dining room lovely. The staff is very, very nice!
4.6 on October 24, 2012
The is a resident cat and a resident dog, both of them very amiable creatures, but if you are allergic.... The place is very clean and the people very pleasant. The vibe is fine.
4.4 on October 24, 2012
We stayed at the GGH from October 17-21, 2012. We had a very enjoyable stay. We had relied on reviews from Trip Advisor and this site and we were not disappointed. The hotel is immaculate and the room was nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. Centrally located only two blocks from Union Square and two blocks from the Chinatown Gate. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. The only small complaint is that we had to "find" the desk clerk in the evening--he was not sitting out in the lobby, but right off of the lobby in the office. It wasn't really a big deal, but we did feel a little less apt to ask questions or for help when he was not sitting out at the front desk. Other than that, the hotel was exactly what we expected and would recommend this in a heartbeat.
4.0 on October 22, 2012
Nice friendly hotel. Would recommend if looking for a B&B in San Fran
3.4 on October 21, 2012
We stayed here for six nights in July 2012. And loved it. It's an old building, so it comes with all the pros and cons of an old building. We stayed at the top floor at the back of the hotel in a room with a (small) bathroom. The room was not big but big enough for us. Personally I got to appreciate our room more and more. It was rather quiet (we could sleep with the windows open) and the old style of the room was nice. The elevator was a treat but most of the time we took the stairs. It was clean and the bed was excellent which is not always the case in a hotel. I had a conference at the Hilton and was so pleased not stay there. I really don't understand why people appreciate sleep factories of 1500 rooms or so. You can't have dinner at the Golden Gate but there are more then enough restaurants nearby. Breakfast is included but I skipped it a couple of times because breakfast only consisted of croissants and some muffins. And although they are very good as were the coffee and orange juice, each day croissants and muffins is a bit too much. Breakfast starts late (around eight) and there is not much space (around 10 can eat at the same time). Finally you have to accept cat Pip and dog Cookie. Personally I don't really appreciate dogs/cats when I eat. I didn't really mind either but I ignored Cookie who walked through the breakfast room. The owners and all who worked there were very nice and helpful. We would certainly come back. Especially if you like to avoid big chain hotels this is a very nice place in SF. One final remark. For us the location was okay. We never felt unsafe in the area nearby. Yes there is quite a number of homeless people around but they are people trying to get (a) change.
4.2 on October 20, 2012
Stayed for 5 nights in October 2012 at a lovely and very quiet room in the back of the hotel. Staying here was a bit like staying with a family member, much more personal than a motel. Owners and all staff are wonderful and helpful people. Room was nice with very comfortable bed and private bath with big tub. Good waterpressure in shower every morning. Tea and most delicious cookies served in the afternoon, which is nice after having been out all day. It was a big plus that I could check my mail daily from the computer room. The location of this hotel could not be better. Shopping of all kinds, cafe's, public transportation is all within a minute or a few minutes walk away. I will be staying here for sure on my next trip to San Francisco.
4.8 on October 18, 2012
Wonderful little gem. From the first moment we arrived, weary from travel, we were greeted like old friends. Welcomed with a restorative cup of tea in the lovely sitting room. The staff are without fail some of the nicest people we met during our holiday. We highly recommend this hotel.
4.2 on October 18, 2012
We could not have been more happy with the GG Hotel for our weekend stay in SF. We loved afternoon tea each day, the rooms were well designed given their size (they were small, but they also had everything we could possibly need and plenty of room for our stuff -- they even had closets!). The rooms and bathroom were impeccably clean!
4.0 on October 18, 2012
Very clean, nice bed and breakfast. Definitely would stay here again.
4.4 on October 17, 2012
We reserved three rooms for a family weekend in SF, and they put us all into one 'wing' of the building. The customer service was amazing. The breakfast area is small and would not accommodate all of us, but they put our food and coffee on trays and brought it up to one of our rooms so we could eat together. This is a very SF-type building with creaks, but it was very well maintained and immaculately cleaned. You can not beat the location with immediate access to buses, the cable cars, BART, etc, although I slept blissfully, even with my window open. And you can not find a better deal in the Union Square area.
4.4 on October 16, 2012
Would highly recommend this B&B, hosts are excellent and being close to Union Square location cant be beat
4.2 on October 13, 2012
We stayed four nights at this hotel and would definitely stay here again. We found the staff welcoming and helpful hosts. The location was very convenient to all that we wanted to see and do while staying in the city. The room while small was perfectly suited to our needs. We had no problems sharing the bathroom and loved having Pip the cat visit us.
4.8 on October 13, 2012
This small hotel punches above its weight by delivering exceptional customer service. It's a home from home in the big city. Every member of staff that we met were delightful and couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was a success. I would certainly choose to stay there again on my next visit to San Francisco.
4.8 on October 12, 2012
What a charming place, the history, the architecture, the style, the homeliness is nothing short of heart warming. Halim and Spencer were a great help and the family who runs the hotel are incredible. And don't even get me started about Pip, Cookie and Patsy such a warm heart place..I miss it so much.
4.6 on October 11, 2012
Our stay in Sept. 2012 was wonderful. Loved the afternoon tea and continental breakfast. The hotel is clean, friendly, and very welcoming. Felt like we were in 1912 San Francisco, especially with the narrow, creaky old fashioned elevator- loved it! Location was perfect; right on the cable car route. Will definately stay there on our next trip. Highly recommended for those who are tired of impersonal "box hotels".
2.6 on October 08, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate, it's in a great position and the rooms were good. Breakfast arrangements were disappointing - there's nowhere near enough room for all the guests and it's awkward hanging around waiting for a table to become free. The actual breakfast itself was fine, but it could all be better organised.
4.0 on October 08, 2012
Lovely b & b, very quaint and charming. Friendly staff were helpful. Bed in our room was a little small, but that is my only minor complaint! Great location too
2.6 on October 08, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel is in an excellent position for exploring San Francisco. The staff were friendly and helpful. However the breakfast arrangements are chaotic and unsatisfactory with guests having to stand and wait for a table to be free.
4.6 on October 04, 2012
Our five day stay at the GG was a delight. The location is very convenient, the staff is friendly, courteous, and very helpful about getting around and tourist advice. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was tasty. We will definitely return to the GG if we are in SF again.
4.2 on October 01, 2012
Only had two days in San Francisco and the central location of this hotel was ideal for sightseeing. We were made very welcome by the staff and the hotel has a nice homely feel about it complete with a ginger cat at reception. Interesting old features include the lift and wall hangings and our room had a good view,
4.6 on October 01, 2012
The hotel was a wonderful step back in time as you took an antique elevator up to your floor, enjoyed taking a shower in a claw tub, and slept in an exceedingly comfortable bed. The staff was very attentive, including a resident cat and dog who welcomed you and maintained their presence throughout the hotel.
4.0 on October 01, 2012
The outside does not do justice to the inside. Once you step inside the doors of this Hotel, you are instantly greeted by the warmth and coziness of this place. The staff is very accomodating. The surroundings are impeccable, down to the seemless operation of the centuries old elevator. The rooms are beautifully appointed and provide every needed comfort. I cannot recommend this place enough for any who choose to visit San Francisco and wish to stay somewhere that is more "typical" than a large, chain hotel. The experience is worth having!
4.4 on October 01, 2012
This hotel was like going back in the time! It has everything you need and kept the spirit of its age. And then you have a lovely cat wandering around and welcoming you. This place is great and so is the location!
5 on September 29, 2012
This b & b gets perfect scores in ALL categories. Amazing customer service. We highly recommend this business if you are needing a place to stay in SF. We will be staying here again on our next visit.
3.2 on September 26, 2012
This B&B offers a great central location. The accommodations were excellent. The only item I was disappointed in was the breakfast which I would call nonexistent. They only served muffins or croissants in a small sitting room. It is so small that we were asked to move so that an incoming couple could sit down.
5 on September 26, 2012
Renate and John and their staff are fantastic hosts, and their 25-guest-room in is the best place to stay in San Francisco. We've stayed elsewhere when we've waited too long to book, but this is just the best. Well located, reasonably priced, lovely atmosphere. Just wonderful. Oh, and Pip the cat and Cookie the dog add to the charm, too.
3.6 on September 26, 2012
This is a very nice B&B in a great location in SF. Nice room, nice bath, very quiet. My only complaint, being from the East Coast, is that breakfast isn't until 8:00 and we are all up very early because of the time change. We had to go out for coffee in the morning.
3.4 on September 23, 2012
This hotel is a real treat for those looking for good old fashioned surroundings and way above average service. The friendly resident hotel cat (Pip) and the owner's Golden Retriever (Cookie) also add to the appeal of this quaint bed and breakfast inn, not to mention the complimentary late afternoon tea and homemade cookies, which are a real treat after spending a busy day sightseeing this great city.
5 on September 22, 2012
I will tell everyone I know to stay at the Golden Gate. It was so wonderful. Not only were the rooms spotless, but they were charmingly well decorated. The breakfast was just perfect, warm croissants, fresh coffee and delicious orange juice. The antique elevator was so special and I adored all the little paintings throughout the property. From now on, I will only stay at the Golden Gate when I am in san Francisco.
3.6 on September 22, 2012
This is a small b and b in a great location in San Francisco. There are two room types: small without bathroom and more expensive with bathroom. If you can stand sharing a bathroom, the small inexpensive room is a great choice.
4.4 on September 21, 2012
Stayed for a weekend at the Golden Gate Hotel. Rates were absolutely amazing for the location, we were able to take transit or walk to all the places we wanted to go see. Our rooms were neat and for the most part we did not have to wait to use the washroom even though it was shared with others on the floor. The shared washrooms were also very clean and there was plenty of hot water for the shower. The walls for the room were a bit thin though so either wear ear-plugs or expect to be woken up very early in the morning/middle of the night.
4.0 on September 20, 2012
A really pleasant place to stay and a change from the mainstream. We enjoyed the friendly personal atmosphere and the unique style of the accommodation - a greta way to see San Francisco!
4.2 on September 18, 2012
I had a wonderful two nights at the Golden Gate Hotel. Breakfast was outstanding, the room a peaceful haven after long days exploring and the service very friendly. The cat, and dog at breakfast, were the cherry on top.
3.6 on September 17, 2012
We found the location to be convenient to many different kinds of restaurants. We did Italian, French, Mediterranean, and the 50's diner. The animals added to our enjoyment. We would recommend this hotel to our friends. Jim & Connie, Rockford, IL
4.8 on September 17, 2012
Loved staying here! Everything was absolutely delightful! And the staff was just so wonderful and helpful! We will be back!
3.2 on September 16, 2012
Ideal location with a very professional and helpful staff. Rooms nicely decorated and clean, although rooms are smallish even for two . Staff was willing to please with almost any request. Served up a nice continental breakfast, but seating was limited and backed up each AM. All in all was an enjoyable three day stay.
3.4 on September 16, 2012
It was a great time. Right by Union Square and the enjoyable kitty, Pip, was our best friend.
4.6 on September 16, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Golden Gate, we chose it for the location which is perfect, but we're really pleasantly surprised by the hotel. Everything felt recently refurbished and very tasteful. Breakfast was taken in a little parlour where you share tables and so get to meet other guests, it was continental style, which suits us fine, ie coffee, juice and croissants. In the afternoon they serve tea in the parlour so again it was quite a sociable time to swap tips. The staff/owners were exceptionally helpful. Overall outstanding value and somewhere we would definitely return to.
5 on September 11, 2012
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in August. This bed and breakfast is lovely. We enjoyed delicious croissants, muffins and coffee in the morning and afternoon tea and oatmeal cookies. It is immaculately clean and charmingly decorated. What a restful nights sleep on their comfy beds. We look forward to visiting again. We especially loved their cat and dog greeting us as we came in.
4.2 on September 11, 2012
This was a great place to stay in San Fran. Location was within walking distance of Chinatown, Little Italy and Fisherman's Wharf. The rooms were quaint but really charming. The service was excellent and the owner's pets, Pip and Cookie were adorable. Will definitely stay here next time we are in San Fran.
3.8 on September 11, 2012
After our last visit to San Francisco 15 years ago, we went back to Golden Gate Hotel and were reminded why we liked it the first time around. Great location, wonderful service, and a very international feel to our stay.
5 on September 11, 2012
This was our second stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. I've heard that comment in many of the other reviews I've read on this hotel. It's no wonder, this place is excellent! If you rent a car as we did, the special arrangements they have for their hotel guests with the parking garage located directly across the street, will make you feel like you have your own personal valet. For those without a car, the hotel's location between Mason and Powell is the perfect starting point for access to local transportation means. During our week long stay in "The City", we came across several hotels in and around The Golden Gate. Although we gave some thought to checking them out for future stays, we found no reason to do so. The Golden Gate Hotel is, and will continue to be, our home away from home.
4.8 on September 10, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was comfortable, clean and well-kept. The location was really convenient for transit and our hosts were well organized and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again!
4.6 on September 07, 2012
Found the location excellent, service excellent and staff very helpful and friendly. Dog and cat an added bonus! Would revisit this hotel if ever in San Fran again. Dave and Lee -Anne, Sept 2012
4.0 on September 05, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel near the small and only loosely identified 'french quarter' of San Francisco but the hotel has a definite european flavour. As would be expected in a european style hotel, rooms are small but quite adequate and clean, and very comfortable. Our room did not have an ensuite, so shared a bathroom, which was no more than a WC and shower stall in the hall nearby, but we had no problem during our stay with congestion for access or cleanliness of the facilities. Breakfast was also a european experience, being coffee/tea and croissants or muffin. Personally I found this quite an adequate start to the day, enhanced by the homely setting chatting with other guests in what amounts to a front parlour with the pets a nice domestic touch, whilst being well behaved and non-intrusive. The hotel is centrally located just a few blocks from Union Square and public transport is close by. In all, a charming hotel. I'd be very happy to stay there again on a future visit to the city.
4.6 on September 04, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel is not a Marriott or a Hilton, but if you want to experience San Francisco as it was in the early 20th century then this is the place for you. The hotel is extremely clean and if you love antiques, like we do, you're going to love both the early American feel of the hotel right down to the antique elevator and beautiful antique furnishings. The staff is excellent and extremely hospitable. You feel as though you've left new friends behind when you leave. Loved Pip the Kat and Cookie the Golden Retriever as well. The small bathrooms take a little getting used to but adds to the flavor of the hotel. We loved our week long stay at the hotel and if ever back in San Francisco we know where we will be staying. So, if you're looking for a big fancy modern hotel then stay at the Hilton but if you're looking to really experience San Francisco and it's history book your room at the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.2 on September 04, 2012
Conveniently located. Friendly & helpfull staff. Spotlessly clean. Tasty breakfast. Would stay again.
4.8 on September 04, 2012
My daughter & I loved our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel! It is truly located at the very heart of San Francisco...just so close and convenient to the best neighbourhoods in SF. Every requirement a weary traveller might desire (great food, parking station, laundromat, beauty salon, private masseur) is only a few short steps away. All the staff from the marmalade cat on down are just exceptional. We cannot wait to visit San Francisco and stay at the Golden Gate Hotel again!
4.2 on September 03, 2012
We love, love, love staying at the Golden Gate Hotel. The rooms are charming and quirky, the feeling is like a European pensione. But the kicker is in the intangibles - the warm welcome you get from the staff, the way they care about the place and the guests, the ever-present atmosphere of generosity. I feel like I'm staying with old friends in a new city. It's a fantastic way to enjoy San Francisco.
3.8 on September 03, 2012
We have enjoy our stay to the Golden Gate Hotel, if we will come again in San Francisco we will reser there. Thank you for all. Daniela e Mirco
4.2 on September 02, 2012
The best part of staying at this hotel is the friendly staff. They could not have been more helpful. The only downside is the bed was probably a tad on the hard side but ignore this; the hotel is in a great location and the staff make the stay a memorable one.
5 on September 02, 2012
I've stayed several times now, usually for events at Moscone. It so much nicer than a business hotel and half the cost too. They always go out of their way to be helpful and make great recommendations for less touristy eats nearby. Look forward to my next visit.
5 on August 30, 2012
Love this location--walking distance to Union Square, cable cars, Nob Hill; easy access to lots of other places. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable and we found our room quiet. The decor is lovely, with individually designed rooms and thick rich wool carpet. The antique elevator is a treat. The parlor is a restful place to sit after a long day out, drinking tea and having a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie. We like this place so much better than the cookie-cutter chain hotels. This family-owned and -run place shows care and love in every detail. We stay here whenever we come to SF and can't wait to come again.
4.8 on August 30, 2012
This place is very nice and clean. Staff are friendly, Breakfast is good especially the Coffee. We will come back. Thank you.
4.2 on August 29, 2012
I booked here on the basis of the many laudatory reviews that this B&B had received. The praise was well deserved. Very cordial and helpful staff, beautifully maintained rooms and public areas, and a terrific buy for the price. A couple of notes. First, the breakfasts aren't much. Just croissants (and muffins one of the three mornings that I stayed there), plus coffee and tea. However, tea is also served in the late afternoon. Second, the hotel is dog-friendly and has a resident cat ("Pip"). I love both dogs and cats -- and Pip is a lot of fun -- so I thought it was great having them around. But if you're not so inclined, it might borther you. Third, the rooms come with and without attached bathrooms. I didn't realize this when I booked, so I ended up with my bath being down the hall. Not a show-stopper, but a minor irritation. If you want an attached bath, be sure to specify that and be prepared to pay a bit more. Fourth, a very positive note: the hotel has a deal with the garage across the strret. So you can park your car there for 24 hours, with unlimited in-and-out privileges, for $20. Maybe that sounds like a lot for where you live, but believe me, it's an unheard-of low price for downtown San Francisco. All in all, a fine place. I wish more B&B's were this good. You won't be disappointed.
5 on August 29, 2012
the staff couldn't have been more kind and helpful and accommodating, and the rooms are so cute and impeccably clean. I stayed in one of the rooms where you share a bathroom down the hall. It made the stay even more affordable and was just as pleasant as having an en suite room. The antique elevator is a treasure.
4.8 on August 27, 2012
LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! Such a great property-fantastic value, full of charm and great location. Amazing hospitality. Would definitely stay here again!
4.6 on August 27, 2012
My family were recently vacationing in San Francisco. Did'nt know much about the town or where to stay. We picked Golden Gate Hotel because it looked homey. What a pleasant surprise. The amenities and treatment/helpfulness of staff was first class from start to finish.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
Great stay... very friendly and helpful staff. Loved the afternoon tea and cookies. Great location, walk to chinatown. Easy parking across street in safe garage. Very good deal as well. Many guests from Europe/Australia... good people to meet and talk to.
3.8 on August 23, 2012
First time in San Francisco. Found the hotel to be very central to everything. Awesome little hotel . Very helpful staff . Would recommend this hotel to all kiwi and Aussie travelers.
4.6 on August 23, 2012
This hotel has great character and a real welcoming feel. Staff are very helpful and friendly and the hotel is very conveniently located: Chinatown, cable cars, Grace Cathedral are all close by.
4.2 on August 21, 2012
The Golden Gate is an excellent place to stay in San Francisco, close to Union Square , 1 block from the Cable Cars and 2 blocks from the trolley bus to the Wharf areas, handy to most other transport. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful B & B , delightful croissant / muffin breakfast and afternoon tea served after 4pm everyday, with a geniune pot of tea, hard to find in the USA. Quaint elevator and lovely antique furniture. Pip the cat has the run of the Hotel and is happy to welcome all visitors. We spent 6 days here and will stay again if we return to San Francisco. Gill & Ray Melb Aust.
3.6 on August 19, 2012
Located close to transit, and also within walking distance of the BART, this is a great spot. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the hotel is clean and comfortable. It's old in a cool vintage-y kind of way.
5 on August 18, 2012
For the price, this is a bargain. The rooms are on the smaller, older decorated side but that is made up for by the location, price, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff (Outstanding) and a good breakfast of hot tea and coffee and warm very tasty croissants for breakfast. Next time I am in San Francisco, I will be staying here again
3.4 on August 18, 2012
Nice rooms in an old building where original details have been kept so no modern standards here. Lovely hotel and the hotel cat makes sure all guests behave.
5 on August 14, 2012
1. Great location- Golden Gate is very close to Market Street. I was able to get up in the morning and run to the Fisherman's Wharf 2. Parking- they have valet parking in a parking garage directly across from the hotel entrance. 3. Guests- the group I encountered seemed to be the savvy travelers that knew they were looking for an experience off the beaten path. 4. Rooms- my room was very comfortable and I slept very well. Overall, I would absolutely stay at this hotel again!
3.6 on August 13, 2012
Lovely calm, quiet hotel. Staff great - breakfast of cakes seemed odd to me as a European but that seems to be a US thing and not the hotel.
3.6 on August 12, 2012
A cozy B & B, conveniently located near Chinatown and Cablecar
4.6 on August 10, 2012
We choose this place for your stay in San Francisco because of the price, that was meeting our budget, and because of the nice reviews we red from other travellers. After our stay in this charming bed and breakfast we found it to be also very well positioned and we were very happpy about the breakfast (the best we got in our 20 days we spent in the USA, you can imagine how many other hotels and bed and breakfasts we visited! really a place to be recommended. we will for sre choose this place forn another trip to San Francisco!! Angela & Sebastiano
3.2 on August 07, 2012
Pros - Service is simply outstanding. They are attentive, courteous, and timely in all needs and definitely go the extra mile to make sure guests are accommodated. The building and rooms are charming, and give a wonderful authentic feel to a San Francisco experience. Cab service is very quick from the location, though it is cenrtal enough to walk to the Wharf, Chinatown, Alcatraz cruises and Little Italy. Cons - The area is noisy and a little seedy around the edges. We didn't sleep well due to yeling and loud music from what sounded like several parties in the area. The breakfast, is very limited, with just croissants/muffins and breakfast drinks. On a trip through five states and up the coast, this was also by far the most expensive stay we encountered, particularly when adding in the (discounted) 28.00/day per vehicle parking.
4.4 on August 06, 2012
There was a wonderful international feel to staying here. The bathrooms had marble counters and clawfoot tubs. I loved the windows in our room that opened (like a door) to the sounds of the street. I heard the staff speaking different languages to some of the guests. Service was excellent in every way. The cat was an added enjoyment. Breakfast every day consisted of crosissants, coffee, and OJ. On our last day they had muffins, which were a welcome addition. My friend and I had this B&B recommended to us, and we were not disappointed. We both enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Golden Gate Hotel.
4.6 on August 06, 2012
I loved my stay here!! I was in the best location ever to do all the things I wanted to do. I had bought the city pass on-line before getting there (I highly recommend this). It was only a 3 block walk (downhill) to Union Square to the visitor center to get my city-pass, then I could catch the street car or muni bus anywhere I wanted to go without having to pay each time. After that I could catch the street car 1/2 block from the hotel. The bus was 2 blocks from the hotel. Some excellent restaurants walking distance from the hotel. Some big name hotels were just blocks from here and charging 3 - 4 times the rate. The rate for parking across the street was an excellent rate, as I was checking out what all the other establishments were charging for overnight parking. If I ever get back to San Fran (which I hope to do again) I will definately stay here. Oh yeah, check out the jar of jelly bellys sitting in the window nook on your way up the stairs to your room - there is an elevator to help get you and your luggage up to the room.
5 on August 05, 2012
This hotel is a rare gem! The room we stayed in was small, but beautiful and very clean. The warm croissants served for breakfast were excellent and the afternoon tea and cookies were a wonderful treat. The staff were welcoming and very helpful with restaurant and itinerary suggestions including flawless directions. The location of the hotel is very convenient. It is close to Union Square and Nob Hill as well as close to the cable car lines, bus lines and street car lines. I can't think of any way our stay at Golden Gate Hotel could have been better!
4.8 on August 04, 2012
What a fabulous place to stay! Wonderful service, clean and beautiful rooms, perfect location...every thing we wanted for our visit to San Francisco. We are so happy we picked the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.0 on August 03, 2012
The hotel is very cozy, the staff is extremely helpful, the location is excellent and the croissants are delicious! We had a wonderful week in San Francisco staying at this hotel. Would recommend it to our friends.
4.4 on August 01, 2012
The staffs are friendly and helpful. Love the almond croissants during breakfast! If you are bored, spend a few minutes to play with their spoiled cat. Tip: Ask the staffs to get you some cat food to get it interested in you!
3.4 on July 31, 2012
Nice place to stay in SF that won't set you back a bundle. Easy walk to Union Square and Chinatown. Family run and the staff works hard to take care of their guests.
4.4 on July 31, 2012
Stayed at the Golden Gate 7/14 - 7/17. Reasonable price for SF, excellent location and friendly owners and staff. Would definitely stay there again.
3.8 on July 31, 2012
I stayed 2nights in this hotel. All staffs were very very kind and the place was very convenient. Especially there are two lovely staffs,a cat and a dog. There my dream came true.(I had been hoping to spend good time since I was a child.) I strongly recommend you to select this hotel.!
5 on July 29, 2012
Staying at the Golden Gate Hotel with its Victorian ambience makes you feel like a step back in time. The amenities are very clean and cozy, and the addition of pets contributes to the homey feel at this hotel. I will definitely stay here if I am in San Francisco again. L.Lovell, Canada.
3.8 on July 27, 2012
A really nice place to stay, very central but quiet. Aweome staff and a room that was small but had all the facilities and was clean
3.6 on July 26, 2012
Tranquillité des lieux... Personnel discret mais efficace... Propreté des lieux... Meubles et décors centenaires bien aménagés... Une place où on veut retourner !
4.0 on July 24, 2012
Great location in the Nob Hill area 2 blocks from the entrance to Chinatown. Bed and Breakfast feeling in a small hotel. Very accommodating staff, nice room and a good value. Under $200 in SF in the summer wasn't easy to find. We would stay here again without a second thought.
3.8 on July 23, 2012
The Golden Gate provided a nice place to stay near several attractions, dining and shopping. The staff was friendly but not overbearing or nosey. For a newbie to San Fran it was a good choice.
4.8 on July 23, 2012
My wife and I had a great 2 nights at GGH. We were there from a recommendation of friends from NYC - and their praise was well deserved. It's well located, good value and has a true European continental breakfast (vs so many US chains idea of one.)
4.0 on July 18, 2012
Ideal location - fantastic advice on places to see, and eat... all winners.
4.2 on July 15, 2012
This was a very nice B&B in a great location, walkable distance from Union Square. Great value for a nice and clean room.
3.6 on July 14, 2012
Very friendly service, rooms were clean. Breakfast exceeded my expectations. We had to share a bathroom on our floor which was small, but it was clean and met my needs. Location was good and close to one of the cable car lines.
3.6 on July 10, 2012
This was a charming hotel in a perfect location from which to explore San Francisco. My only complaint would be that breakfast started too late. We were anxious to get started with our plans for the day, and found it hard to wait around to eat first. We stayed 5 nights, and only stuck around for breakfast 3 of the mornings. Every morning we would go out around 6:00 am to get coffee from a neighborhood shop, and often met several others from the hotel doing the same. It would be nice if we could at least get a cup of coffee or tea before 8:00 or 8:30 am.
4.0 on July 09, 2012
We stayed for for 5 nights at the end of June, early July of 2012, and quite enjoyed this hotel. The room, although small (typical of older hotel rooms in this city), was comfortable, clean and in an ideal location to walk and explore the city or grab a cable car or bus. The simple croissant breakfasts were more than adequate to send us out for the day, and were an ideal time to talk and visit with other guests and the owners about what to see and do. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual, and the owners were friendly and very helpful. We would love to go back on our next time in San Francisco!
4.6 on July 09, 2012
Very lovely and peaceful hotel, and great location in SF People are very kind ant the evening recptionnist is very nice and gave us a lot of very good restaurant adress It's a typical building of SF with a lot of old pictures, a cat and a dog ! A little breakfast is included in the price It's really perfect for a stay in SF ! I'll return again !
4.0 on July 09, 2012
I really appreciated the 4pm meet, chat and a cup of blackcurrant tea. Our hosts made sure we were able to enjoy every minute of our stay.
4.4 on July 08, 2012
We spent two nights at the Golden Gate Hotel. We were very happy with the location – just a short walk to Chinatown and Union Square. We took the BART from the airport and it wasn’t too strenuous – just one steep street to climb uphill. Close to other forms of public transportation, too. We easily caught a bus that took us straight to AT&T Park – for $2.00! The hotel itself is attractive and well kept. Rooms are small and clean. Just what we needed. We opted for the shared bath and had no issues with it. Continental breakfast was very good, although they did not have enough room for all of the guests to eat in dining area at once, so we were politely asked to finish up so that the next round of guests could sit. Overall, it was a great value. We would definitely return!
4.2 on July 06, 2012
The rooms are small but the beds are top notch. The windows open. The hotel is spotless and cozy and interesting. The staff will make you feel at home here. We loved our stay at the Golden Gate.
5 on July 05, 2012
The best part of our stay at Golden Gate Hotel was the resident cat, Pip, who obviously ran the place. He sat on the desk as you were checking in and out, investigated all luggage to make sure it was up to snuff, lay in empty laptop cases to keep them warm and headbutted my son so that his glasses were knocked off. He also acts a food inspector. When my daughter and I were eating sandwiches for dinner in the dining room, Pip got onto the table and watched our every bite to make sure we didn't choke on our food -- what an attentive host. There was also a dog there one day, whose name I do not recall. He was obviously low animal on the totem pole since with just a light touch of his paw, Pip could make him move. Loved the delicious hot chocolate at breakfast (we are not coffee drinkers) and warm croissants. The location was great and we could walk to China Town or hop on the bus and go to Golden Gate Park. I only wish that there was free parking!! On Sunday, there is free parking and if you are smart, you can find a space that is free until 7 a.m. on Monday. Read all parking signs carefully or you may not find your car where you left it. Meter signs and parking signs do not agree -- parking signs are the ultimate authority.
4.8 on July 05, 2012
Stayed in a single bed room- lovely atmosphere, comfortable, great breakfast.
5 on July 03, 2012
I booked this hotel for a conference I was attending based on the reviews online. I was not disappointed. The staff goes out of their way to help you, the breakfast is delicious (good coffee and fresh croissants) and the bed was sooooooo comfy! Great value, super location! Buy a t-shirt as a remembrance of the trip--they are only $10 and they feature "Pip" the cat on them--the resident feline. Best deal in town.
4.2 on July 01, 2012
Near to the Downtown and the Chinatown, i booked by other recommendations, and GG Hotel was a excellent option! Clean and confortable room, warm attention y and Pip, the orange cat, was a great desk manager :)
4.2 on June 28, 2012
Very good location next to the Cable-Car. The room was beautyful and clean. The included braekfast exceeded my expection. If you are traveling by car, you can park across the street in a garage for 28$ per day (good price for SF), including a hoteldiscount. Or rent it by Alamo. The only thing I was missing was a minibar.
5 on June 27, 2012
I was so fortunate to find this jewel. My granddaughter's introduction to bed and breakfast was a success. Service was outstanding and the location was convenient to cable cars,Union Square, and China Town. We had a wonderful time.
5 on June 27, 2012
We stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for the second time in June, 2012. It was just as wonderful as we remembered it. Our charming room overlooked the street which was very quiet at night. We were able to walk to Union Square to catch the cable car, shop, dine, or just act like a tourist. The continental breakfast in the lobby was just what we needed each day to get started. And having tea after a rough day of site-seeing was truly a great way to relax. We highly recommend this hotel for the accommodations and the great people (and animals) on staff.
4.6 on June 27, 2012
Staff was great... always willing to accomodate. Furnished beautifully with antitques, old photos & a restored 1913 elevator. And, Pip, the cat mianders around greeting everyone who comes and goes. We're looking forward to a return visit!
4.4 on June 26, 2012
WE stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Excellent front desk service with a nice friendly demeanor. Always ready to help. The antique elevator was a blast. Rooms were very clean and no issues with the bathroom. Continental breakfast and the afternoon tea were also a pleasant surprise. Good location in the city.
4.0 on June 26, 2012
Nice room, friendly cat. Would recommend a room not on the front because of late night street noise. Had a good stay, good value and a nice location.
4.0 on June 26, 2012
this is a lovely friendly place to stay in the middle of san francisco. felt very safe and quiet. loved all the artistc details,the old lift and the cute pets
3.2 on June 26, 2012
Loved the GG Hotel...such a sweet place with a great location. Walked to everything! Thank you GG Hotel...we will be back. SB
3.6 on June 24, 2012
If you're looking for a clean and friendly place to stay while visiting the city, you cannot go wrong here. A perfect location if you're unfamiliar with the city, and we were definitely made to feel right at home from the second we arrived until we left. I would definitely go back next time I'm in town...
4.2 on June 22, 2012
This is a great hotel in SF. Very convenient to many areas, the rooms are very clean, the service is great and we love to vist with Pip the hotel cat! This is a great value for a hotel in SF! The rooms (shared bath) are small but fine for our needs. This was our second visit and we will return.
4.0 on June 21, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate. Well situated for the centre of town and for all public transport. Pier 39 was just a tram or cable car ride away. The room could have been cooler
4.0 on June 20, 2012
We had a very pleasant stay in Golden Gate Hotel. We had a shared bathroom room but it was really fine, clean and quite. The place is really nice, and the croissants breakfast so good. The cat & dog love to be petted! We really recommand this hotel and will stay there next time we go back to SF.
4.0 on June 19, 2012
We found this B &B on trip advisor. We enjoy staying at B &Bs to meet folk who have traveled,perhaps to this city before and can give us tips on where to eat and visit other than the usual touristy places. Once again, this is what happened at the Golden Gate Hotel. Helpful, very friendly staff and same with the guests we met and chatted with. My only suggestion would be to include some sort of protein with the breakfast of tea, coffee, orange juice and croissants and muffins. Maybe hard boil eggs or yogurt. The tea and coffee were excellent. The location is near Union Square. It's a good central location to all public tranortation, which is what we used to get around the city. We would definitely stay here again.
4.8 on June 17, 2012
I have found a haven in San Francisco. I hope that I will always be fortunate to find a room at The Golden Gate Hotel. It is a recomendation that I will share with all my friends.
4.4 on June 16, 2012
Nice place, nice family owed & run business. Very pleasant.
3.4 on June 13, 2012
Recent two night stay was really pleasant. Clean and quiet top floor front facing room was spacious and comfortable. Located in the Theater District, the GGH is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful. Individual fridges are not in the rooms, but leftovers, etc can be stored in a common fridge accessible to all in the kitchen. Walgreens is around the corner and Hertz/Alamo has a pick-up drop off directly across the street - might save you a trip to the airiport for rental car. Breakfast and coffee are delicious - but strickly continental and early risers will have to wait until 8:00am. A couple of earlier coffee and breakfast options are closeby. Beloved pets (Cat and French Bull-dog) are on-premise and welcome to roam, so expect to be greeted in the reception area and at breakfast. Given my budget and needs, this was a good choice for a place to stay; and in a city with prices as high as its hills - the Golden Gate Hotel was good value and I'd stay again.
3.8 on June 13, 2012
The staff is very pleasant & accommodating, from the evening manager to the breakfast servers. The location is ideal, one block from a cable car stop & two blocks from buses. It is surprisingly quiet for a downtown street. The breakfast selection is limited but adequate. The resident cat & visiting dogs are cute. Although we didn't watch, the TV is small. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel.
3.8 on June 12, 2012
We have stayed in stayed in several B & B's before, and this one was just a little different. No hot breakfast's, just croissant's. It is advertised on their web site so we expected that. My wife bought some cereal and they let her go in the kitchen for milk which was very nice. At 3:00 they have hot tea & oatmeal cookies. Our room was quiet and the location was real good. We could walk to Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. We are walkers so it didn't bother us. For the price it was a great value and they were very friendly and made great recommendations for restaurants.
3.6 on June 10, 2012
Excellent location, clean rooms, delightful staff, lovely pets and the best coffee all trip. Home from home
5 on June 07, 2012
This is a hotel with so much character and friendliness. The staff are always so helpful, and it is great to meet travelers from around the world at breakfast. Enjoying a good soak in the clawfoot tub after a day of walking the city is such a wonderful reward. The hotel is so centrally located, we are never far from anything by walking or public transit.
4.0 on June 05, 2012
Extremely friendly and helpful staff, great location...a home away from home!!
4.0 on June 04, 2012
Séjour très plaisant, personnel très prévenant et sympathique, accueil chaleureux. Charmant hôtel à recommander sans hésiter.
5 on June 04, 2012
We loved our stay here. Pip, the cat, welcomed us at the front door, rode the elevator up with us to our room, once we were in our room he hung out for a while and then as we were about to leave he waited for us out in the hall to show us down the stairs. The continental breakfast was a great start to the day, and the beds were so comfortable we didn't want to get out of them in the morning. Small, quaint rooms but it was just perfect for what we were looking for. We had a shower in our room which was nice and a shared toilet down the hall that we never ran into any problems with. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great stay
3.0 on June 04, 2012
Staying here was a really enjoyable experience, which made our holiday all the better, it was home away from home. The beds and pillows were really comfy and clean and staff really friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, we have no hesitations in recommending this hotel and would stay here again if we ever came back. Cathy & Christiaan
4.6 on June 02, 2012
Perfect! Awesome location; awesome, cozy room; awesome service. Fell in love with Pip, the cat! I will definitely stay here again and would absolutely recommend it to friends. The only surprise was that the breakfast was just orange juice, coffee, and croissants. I expected a full breakfast - maybe that's just on weekends. In any case, it worked out because there are tons of awesome places in walking distance to have a fabulous breakfast. Can't wait to go back!
5 on June 01, 2012
We recently stayed at the Golden Gate during our first trip to San Francisco. The owner John was very helpful in helping us get around the city with his fabulous tips !.. They made us feel at home with all the little things they did. The room was very cozy and quaint and especially loved the view and the claw foot tub. Would highly recommend staying at the Golden Gate you visit ! Also loved the hotel cat Pip :) He greeted us every time we walked in !
3.6 on June 01, 2012
we stayed there for 3 nights and felt very much home. It is an historic house with a fantastic interior, very cute und unique. Not the right place for people who like it extremely quiet as floors are noisy, but else can you expect with an old house. Perfect spot in the middle of town, close to Chinatown and Cable Car.
4.4 on June 01, 2012
Quiant little B&B in a central location of city and handy to all attractions. Enjoyed the quiet night's sleep and the very friendly and helpful staff. Would stay there again- JP & Cilla Paulik. NZ
4.8 on May 31, 2012
Me and my partner stayed here at the beginning and end of our holiday. We chose a room with the shared bathroom which we were a bit worried about but the bathrooms were very clean and I think they were only shared between 2 or 3 rooms so we never had to wait to use it. The rooms were small but very cosy and we felt more than welcome to use the parlour downstairs if we wanted to. The breakfast was amazing and the tea was the only time we got proper "English tea" during our whole 3 weeks in America. There is a very friendly atmosphere and having to share tables with other guests for breakfast was great as we met lots of other travellers to swap tales with. The best part of the stay was Pip of course. He was the reason we booked this B&B in the first place. If we are ever in San Francisco again we would defiantly stay here.
4.4 on May 31, 2012
Nice place, nice people, excellent location. Dining does not apply, but the system made me rate it - otherwise it would not continue.
4.2 on May 30, 2012
Lovely small hotel with cosy atmosphere. Nicely decorated rooms and corridors. Very friendly staff and owners. The hotel cat Pip kept company with us during our stay and made us feel at home. The hotel is located in a secure and very central part of town. We would love to stay at the Golden Gate hotel again.
4.0 on May 29, 2012
This was my fourth time staying here and it was exactly as expected - good value in a great location with outstanding customer service. They serve a light breakfast and have afternoon tea w/cookies - nice chance to meet your fellow travelers.
5 on May 26, 2012
My husband and I visited Golden Gate Hotel and had a wonderful time. The breakfast and afternoon tea were fantastic. Every person that works there was very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the company of the house cat (Pip) and the dogs that were in-and-out. Additionally, compared to the other hotels in the area, the price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family visiting San Francisco.
4.8 on May 24, 2012
We stayed a week and enjoyed everything about our stay. We opted for a shared bath and were delighted to find that we'd been upgraded to a room with a shower since we booked for 7 days. We loved having Pip, Patsy, and Cookie around and I was thrilled that Pip the cat came to our room a couple of times to get some fresh air on the fire escape. The staff was helpful and the breakfast croissants, muffins, coffee, and tea was a great way to start the day. We were so busy we only got to enjoy the afternoon tea and cookies a couple of times. I thought this was an incredible value given the Union Square location. Do yourself a favor and stay here.
4.4 on May 24, 2012
From the helpful email replies I received before I arrived, to the warm welcome, great suggestions were given as to where to eat or visit, and not forgetting the wonderful sight of Pip the cat when you walk through the door, I loved it all! The room had all that you might require, an extremely cosy bed, and bathroom facilities a few steps away down the hall. The breakfasts were yummy, and the afternoon tea was delictious, especially after you have been out and about all day! Nothing was too much trouble - the staff were all excellent - and I have no hesitation about recommending it!
3.6 on May 24, 2012
The location was very convenient, and it was clean, had good security, and staff were very helpful. As mentioned in other reviews, the rooms are small, but the amenities (cable TV and free Wifi), resident cat and dog, and very helpful staff made our stay very pleasant. Would definitely stay there again!
3.8 on May 23, 2012
Great location. Fresh baked goods with coffee/tea served in the morning by friendly staff. Dog and cat onsite, both sweet but beware allergy people. Speak German, Dutch and English. Get a room with a tiny bathroom at the back. Ours overlooked the small courtyard.. much quieter than the front. Excellent value for such a central spot.
5 on May 20, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel exceeded our expect6666666666666666 ations! We were warmly greeted, personally excorted to our lovely room
4.0 on May 17, 2012
Rooms are small, it is in an old part of town - but the experience was great. Very friendly staff and interesting breakfast partners from around the world. The place is very clean and the croissants delicious. Also very convenient location to cable cars and bus.
4.4 on May 15, 2012
Central location, very personable staff and owners, lovely cat and dogs, recommend this hotel highly
4.6 on May 14, 2012
I recommend this lovely hotel right in the heart of San Francisco! Lovely room, nice and quiet and the company of Pip the cat :) I will definately come back here if I return to SF.
4.0 on May 11, 2012
Had a great 3-nights-stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a room with a shared bathroom. The shared bathroom was small, but very clean. The furniture in the room is not new, but everything was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Complimentary coffee, juice and muffins are served in the morning. Great location, as it's only two blocks from Union Square and several buses go near the hotel, and a 10-minute walk to Market Street. Can definitely recommend the Golden Gate Hotel for anybody who wants to explore the city!
3.8 on May 11, 2012
Enjoyed the friendliness of both staff and fellow guests.
4.0 on May 09, 2012
We went to San Francisco to relax after a six-month period of frenzy and stress. The Golden Gate Hotel was just what the doctor ordered! The dimensions of the hotel ("hotel" being something of a misnomer) are more like a cozy inn with patterned carpets, armories, windowsill bookshelves and parlor. Our bathroom featured a claw foot tub. Aah! Their breakfast offering of croissants (almond being my favorite), muffins and fresh orange juice is just the starter you need for a day of sightseeing and cable car riding. The staff couldn't be more accommodating and they are happy to impart their vast knowledge of local restaurants. I have happily recommended the Golden Gate to friends (who took me up on my recommendation) and you will, too, once you've visited this delightful spot.
4.0 on May 09, 2012
This was our 3rd stay in this hotel. Despite not always having your own bathroom, it is a great place to stay in central downtown San Francisco, with a genuine welcome and always great attention to your needs. Highly recommend it to all category of traveller.
4.8 on May 08, 2012
I was very impressed with the Golden Gate Hotel. The staff were friendly, rooms were wonderful and I will absolutely be visiting them again!
3.0 on May 08, 2012
This comfortable, friendly hotel was central to all we needed. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We had no complaints and would certainly stay here again if we visited San Francisco in the future.
3.8 on May 07, 2012
A downtown spot with home warm taste Anibal & Anamaria Chile
4.2 on May 06, 2012
Excellent location in downtown San Francisco, easy walking distance of main line cable cars, bus routes and shopping district, and also plenty of good restuarants within walking distance. Rooms were clean, quiet and reasonably spacious (we had room with private bathroom at back of hotel). Service was excellent. Good value for money in San Francisco. Continental breakfasts are included, but would have preferred a bit more variety other than croissants and muffins (fruit and yoghurt would be nice additions).
4.4 on May 01, 2012
I was here for business, so didn't get a chance to take advantage of the expert advice or delicious breakfast others have described. I can say that the rooms were clean and homey while still maintaining hotel-level cleanliness. Highyl recommend for business or pleasure.
4.2 on April 30, 2012
Golden gate hotell is a very nice hotell, with a friendly staff, and with a perfect location in the city center of San Francisco.
4.2 on April 30, 2012
Such a cozy place...An oasis in the middle of bustling San Francisco! Such friendly people greeted and served us; and Pip was like the cherry on the pie.
4.4 on April 28, 2012
Located centrally, just a few blocks from China town, and a wonderful walk to Telegraph Hill and Fisherman's Warf. Inn was comfortable, well designed and clean. Bath tub was great with a good shower too. I read in another review that the rooms were small, and this is true, but did not bother me. My husband had to work for part of the day and room did not have a desk. Staff was wonderful, very nice and helpful with restaurants, internet connection etc.
3.8 on April 27, 2012
Hotel is in a central location. Met nice people who served and lived there. Nice cat, she visited my room (from the floor she sayed 'miau' two times in front of my door from the floor. As I opened my door she came in, inspected the room and my clothes and went away then. On my next trip to san francisco I would stay there again.
3.2 on April 23, 2012
Nice building and great location. 5 min. walk to union square shopping area and trollies just at the end of the street costing $7 per trip. Friendly guests, staff and pets (cat & dog); simple breakfast provided that incl. croissants + coffee/tea/OJ. Room and bathroom are small, the single bed was comfortable but bed frame was wobbly and not level. Room was bright facing Bush St. with minor street noise at night.
4.2 on April 23, 2012
It was my second stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. I appreciate it's coziness and friendliness from the staff who are also very accommodating and helpful. After strolling around the city for hours, it's great to return late afternoon to a refreshing afternoon tea which includes homemade biscuits. Being an animal lover, I enjoyed having the pets there. They can also be an 'icebreaker' - guests often initiate conversations regarding the animals. This was great for me as a solo traveler. I did not carry a laptop with me during my USA travel. Having free internet access available was a bonus! Leigh Saunders (New Zealand)
5 on April 19, 2012
Thanks for making our San Francisco stay so wonderful. Everyone was so nice to us and we really enjoyed meeting the other people staying at the hotel. Thanks again. George and Myra Wilson
5 on April 15, 2012
What a delightful hotel...helpful staff, comfortable room, tea and cookies every afternoon and a sweet hotel kitty. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.
4.2 on April 15, 2012
I have stayed here many times and will do so again in the future.
4.4 on April 14, 2012
We enjoyed our stay. Our room with a shared bathroom was small, as we expected, but the bathroom was convenient and rarely occupied by anyone else. The hotel is very conveniently located just 2 blocks from Union Square, which was great for connecting to buses, BART, and cable cars. The hotel has a very nice atmosphere with friendly staff and tasty breakfasts.
4.6 on April 01, 2012
What a great feel this place gave us on our vacation. Our first days in San Francisco ever and the Golden Gate helped to put us in the right state of mind. Staff was friendly and breakfast was great. The location near the Powell Cable Line on Powell and across from Alamo Rental was superb for getting around on our stay.
3.0 on March 19, 2012
Pleasant venue, excellent location, and nicely decorated. The old school elevator is totally cool! I appreciated the pet friendly atmosphere. Breakfast was weak, all carbs.
4.0 on March 11, 2012
The Golden Gate Hotel is in the heart of San Francisco. The staff are amazingly helpful and friendly. Cookie and Pip are loving and make you feel at home. The tea, cookies, croissants, and cute rooms will keep me coming back every time I have the privilege to visit beautiful San Fran!!!!! Tobey Daniels
4.4 on March 10, 2012
I would stay here again! Very clean and comfortable. Room was very small by American standards, but large by European standards. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I did not get to experience the breakfasts as I was out the door everyday before 8:00 A.M. The evening cookies were good. The antique elevator was very entertaining and intriguing. If you are fat like me, you may feel a little squeezed getting into the elevator and getting into the shower. The resident cat was friendly. The location of this hotel was perfect for me as it was only 1/2 block (and not much of an incline) from the Cable Car. If you have children with, be aware there is a male adult theater just a few doors down -- you may have to have an uncomfortable conversation explaining this to your children if they ask. The bed was extremely comfortable, but the down duvet was too hot for me. Room temperature was easy to control using the ceiling fan. Noise between rooms was very minimal. I enjoyed very quiet nights, although one morning I was awakened at 5:33 A.M. by a 4.0 earthquake! The building rocked but held up well. I really loved this hotel. I could spend hours just looking at all the pictures on the walls.
5 on March 07, 2012
We have stayed exclusively at the Golden Gate whenever we have traveled to San Francisco for the last ten years...they have never disappointed! Their staff and the owners are genuinely kind and generous hosts. Their wonderful breakfasts, and afternoon tea and cookies are not to be missed, and the cat and dog truly make it feel like a home away from home. Tom and Kathleen Gallier Austin, Texas & Lake Chapala, Mexico
5 on March 06, 2012
This is our third stay at the Golden Gate over the last 10 years. Each time we are truly amazed with the care given to our travel needs. This is a very personable and caring group of owners and workers. John, Renata, Spencer and the crew are neverending in their efforts to make us feel at home. Tea and cookies in the afternoon, Pip (the yellow cat) to greet us (and Cookie the dog at times). The fireplace is on in the late daytime. We're close to Union Square, Powell and Hyde cable care, and some great medium priced restaurants. Special touches include historical photos of the area and a vintage (but very safe) elevator to each floor. We usually meet people from all over the world during the ample continental breakfast. We have never been disappointed here and intend to return again and again.
3.6 on March 06, 2012
Overall our stay was very pleasant. The rooms were a bit small, but they were warm and comfortable. The beds were very nice. The TVs were very small, being about the size of a standard computer monitor, but we didn't watch much TV anyway. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and courteous. Breakfast was nice. Overall a very nice place to stay.
5 on March 05, 2012
This is a great hotel. I have stayed here 5 times in the last 4 years and it has been outstanding each time. The rooms are quaint and charming. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The coffee and pasteries in the morning are delicious!! The hotel is walking distance to Chinatown and downtown. The parking across the street is very helpful and useful. I highly recommend this hotel.
5 on March 03, 2012
Very small hotel in central SF with helpful staff, clean, comfortable room and continental breakfast from 8-10 and tea from 4-6. One attraction of the community events is chatting with other guests, who are a congenial, interesting bunch. Will stay again on a future trip.
4.4 on March 02, 2012
We stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for two nights. The location was awesome, the breakfasts were great, and the animals added a nice touch. We would definitely recommend!
4.6 on March 01, 2012
We had a fantastic stay at the Golden Gate hotel to the start of our honeymoon after getting married in Las Vegas. We had a small budget and wanted sometihing walkable to union square and trasportation. For what we paid for a room this place was great! a very short walk around the corner and down the hill and there was everything we needed. The staff were suoer friendly, the cookies and breakfast were delicious, the cat and dogs were super cute and the rooms were very clean and well kept. We had a room with a shared toilet but our own shower and i never had to wait to use the toilet once. Thank you so much Golden Gate Hotel for making the start of our honeymoon so lovely!
4.6 on February 27, 2012
Spent President's Day weekend here with my girlfriend. The environment was very inviting and we were welcomed at the door by a nice gentlman named Spencer who showed us to our room. We spent much of our time out and about around San Francisco, but did enjoy breakfast with other guests each morning, and stopped in for tea and cookies twice during our stay. The room was extremely clean and my girlfriend and I had no issues with the shared bathroom. All in all, I give the Golden Gate Hotel a strong approval and will definitely stay here again when I visit. It is obvious that the staff makes every effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
3.6 on February 23, 2012
I was in San Francisco for a conference at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. I couldn't afford the price of the rooms, so I arranged to stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Best thing I could have done! The Golden Gate Hotel is everything an urban bed and breakfast should be. Charming, cozy, inexpensive, but not cheap. The morning croissants and muffins were delicious, as was the coffee. The afternoon cookies and tea were a delightful treat. Another treat was having Pip, the hotel cat, follow me to my room for a little visit. On the downside, the hotel an uphill walk from BART. Once you get to the hotel, though, you'll find yourself in the middle of downtown, close to Union Square and Chinatown. My room was small, but the bed was quite comfortable. The tiny TV was a bit of a joke, but I wasn't there to watch television. I had a room with a shared bathroom and it never felt like an inconvenience.
4.6 on February 20, 2012
The rooms and general decor are charming. The plumbing fixtures were gems. The staff are all delightful -- so helpful. The location is great. And best of all were the animals: Pip the hotel cat who is always there, and the weekend dogs. Altogether it was a delightful experience.
4.6 on February 19, 2012
I was delighted by the quaint ambience, the walls of antique photographs, the clever tromp l'oeil art work on the walls, the antique elevator, Pip and cat and Patsy the French Bull Dog, the impeccable,helpful and curteous service.
4.6 on February 16, 2012
Cozy, friendly gem in the Nob Hill area, situated just a couple of blocks from Chinatown entrance and Union Square shopping and eateries. The hotel serves warm, fresh baked croissants for breakfast that are superb! All the staff are top-rate and helpful.
4.0 on February 15, 2012
The bed and breakfast is in a fantastic location. The rooms are quaint and very lovely with nice furnishings that give the hotel character and charm. Breakfast and afternoon tea are offered free and give a lovely homely atmosphere to your stay. We loved it and highly recommend the hotel for it's friendly service, cleanliness, charm and great location.
4.4 on February 15, 2012
This is a very warm and welcoming Inn. The staff are very friendly and helpful with anything you might need, they even loaned me an umbrella when I went out to dinner on a drizzly evening. One day it was a little chilly, and I returned in the afternnon to find warm tea and cookies and a cozy fire going in the fireplace. It was very comforting and Pip the cat was in the lounge area everyday to welcome everyone - very sweet kitty. Also has a very cool antique elevator in case your too tired to take the stairs after touring through the city.
4.4 on February 14, 2012
As a returning customer, I'm happy to report on yet another very pleasant stay. My wife was with me this time, and some good friends. They wondered if such a small hotel could really be such an excellent place to stay. I told them in advance that if they didn't like it, there would have to be something wrong with them! Of course, they loved it. There is no doubt that the GGH is where we will be staying when we return to San Francisco.
4.8 on February 12, 2012
Been staying here for 10 years and keep coming back. Lovely hotel with wonderful staff and food. Only recommendation, provide more outlets or strip cord for charging computer, phone, etc. (room 301). THANKS!
4.0 on February 11, 2012
What a lovely place, very friendly and homely, we particularly enjoyed the complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. Breakfast was tasty muffins and a very social affair in the small intimate lounge. Our room was small as I would have expected for the budget price but clean and comfortable.
4.4 on February 09, 2012
This was a great recommendation from Frommers. This hotel was in the heart of the Union Square district, clean, comfortable and very personable. The staff was wonderul. We met several of the other guests and learned they are all "regulars" at this hotel whenever they come to San Francisco. We will be back as well.
3.6 on February 07, 2012
This is a great location, walking distance to Chinatown, Union Square, Market Street, Nob Hill, and public transportation, including BART, is nearby. Lovely coffee and tea at the continental breakfast, and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. There's a cat who lives there and a dog who visits on weekends with the owners, so if you have allergies, this may not be the place for you.
4.8 on February 03, 2012
What a delightful surprise awaited me in San Francisco! I was greeted by a warm fireplace with a welcoming cat (Pip). I wanted to save money, so I had reserved a small room with a bathroom down the hall. I found the room to be quaint, and very clean, with a sink, comfortable bed, and bathroom very close by. All the people I met who worked at the GG were helpful, friendly, and accommodating. The location was perfect: I walked to Chinatown, North Beach and down to the Embarcadero in half an hour. Moscone Center was no more than 10 minutes. I would stay again in a heartbeat--just another reason why I left my heart in San Francisco!!
4.6 on February 02, 2012
The staff make this place what it is. Each brings something special to the experience. I always feel welcome and cared for, which means a lot during business travel.
4.8 on February 01, 2012
Don't hesitate to book this great find if you don't need/want all the frills of a big box hotel. This is pure neighborhood delight: authentic, welcoming, historic, well maintained. We stayed for four nights and will return again as this is now our favorite San Fran accomodation.
4.2 on January 24, 2012
As advertised, GGate Hotel is a lovely base for exploring San Francisco. Centrally located, and the staff knowledgable and helpful. Continental breakfast and afternoon tea are particularly welcoming on rainy winter days. Clean and comfortable. My single room was charmingly decorated - and perfect for a small person. Keep up the good work!
4.8 on January 23, 2012
I stayed in this hotel twice and it was so good I would stay there again if I needed to. The whole experience was excellent - the staff were so helpful, the rooms were cozy and tasteful, the beds were wonderfully comfortable and the breakfast was good. I would recommend this hotel as being one of the best experiences I have had of a hotel internationally so far.
4.8 on January 21, 2012
Golden Gate Hotel has fantastic staff and is a great little community. The owners are very affable and involved. The rooms are compact, but very clean, comfortable and well furnished, which is just what were looking for. Tea time and breakfast are delicious. The resident cat Pip is an added bonus (he spent two nights with us in our room). I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting SF.
5 on January 12, 2012
Great location with a warm welcome on arrival. The most comfortable bed ever, like sleeping on a cloud. Loved the dining room for great breakfasts and afternoon tea. A chance to meet and talk to people from around the world. Nice touch. Pip the cat and Cookie the dog add a homely touch which makes the experience so delightful. Loved our stay and highly recommend this gorgeous spot.
4.8 on January 05, 2012
My stay at the Golden Gate Hotel was very pleasant and relaxing. The employees did their best successfully to help you with every concern you may have during your sojourn in San Francisco. The B&B is located central in San Francisco so all important public transportation lines are within walking distance. All things considered I can only give the recommendation to choose the Golden Gate Hotel for your stay in San Francisco.
3.8 on January 04, 2012
We stayed for 2 nights and loved the place. It was more like staying at home or with friends than a hotel or B&B. The location is also fantastic. I will surely be staying there again when I am in San Francisco. Highly recommended.
3.6 on January 04, 2012
A nice place, silence, super clean..just a little bite stingy with the breakfast
3.8 on December 24, 2011
Super-friendly staff made the place feel very homey. The parking arrangement was very good for the heart of a big city - $25/day in the valet lot across the street with as many ins and outs as desired. We LOVED the vintage 1913 elevator (the oldest working one in SF, we're told) that worked like a charm! They had a sweet little hotel cat named Pip, who made us miss our own kitties a bit less. Bed mattress was alright but the down duvet was super-cozy. We'd definitely stay again.
4.6 on December 24, 2011
The Golden Gate came highly recommended to us - and we are so glad we stayed there - nothing is too much trouble for the staff - comfortable clean rooms - great location - we were sad to leave !
5 on December 20, 2011
Rooms are comfortable and quiet, yet the hotel is just a few blocks away from all the shopping and sightseeing of San Francisco. There are resident dogs and a cat, so you won't miss your own pets so much. And the breakfast is great! They know how to brew a proper cup of tea. Overall, it feels like a little slice of Europe.
4.0 on December 14, 2011
My mother and I stayed here with my 2-year old daughter and we loved it. I was surprised when they served us a nice breakfast of warm pastries, coffee, and juice. I was expecting to serve myself cold croissants. The second day they brought it to our room! My daughter really enjoyed the kitty and the dog. It is close to everything downtown. I recommend it!
5 on December 13, 2011
Charming, warm, spotless and wonderful. The owners and all of the staff were accommodating, helpful, cheerful and pleasant. breakfast (croissants, muffins and coffee) and tea were timely and perfect. The room was lovely and spotless. Location could not be beat - near cable car stop, BART, Union Square and can walk to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Nob Hill. I will return!!
4.2 on December 11, 2011
A very pleasant stay, in a perfect location downtown SF. Cosy place, with a friendly and helpful staff, hearty breakfast, sociable pets, and afternoon tea to warm up. Hope I will have a chance to visit Golden Gate again...
4.8 on December 07, 2011
Most welcoming and helpful. especially with phonr calls, IT taxi to airport etc. My room delightfully furnished, and very quiet. tea always available with delicious cookies. Very central, walking distance to a lot of things.
3.8 on December 07, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate Hotel on Bush Street. It is a very warm and homey place, and the owners and staff are very accomodating. The location for touring downtown San Francisco is ideal and the cable car even stops at the Powell and Bush intersection. We would go there again.
4.4 on December 02, 2011
I had to share a bathroom because a room with a private bath was not available. It worked out okay. My room was small but very comfortable. Everything was immaculate and there were nice touches to add comfort to the room.. Only had the continental breakfast one day but it was yummy, and afternoon tea was nice. Good location and felt very safe and secure. Only downside was that I did hear noise from other rooms the first night; walls are thin enough to hear neighbors at times. But most guests are probably going to be quieter types of folks, I'd guess. Th other nights I was there I didn't notice it. I would definitely go back.
4.0 on November 30, 2011
This was the second time in 10 years that I stayed at GGH. Just me - but its reassuring to see the same family welcome you in 2011 as they did in 2001. If you need a reasonable place to stay that is centrally located, please look no further. Enjoy!
4.6 on November 30, 2011
It was an absolute pleasure to stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. From the moment we entered this beautiful building, we felt comfortable and relaxed. The antique elevator took us up to our floor and Spencer showed us into our charming room and gave us a complete rundown of everything we needed to know about the hotel and about wandering around this great city. The breakfast was served with a smile and the almond croissants were superb! I slept incredibly well and woke up refreshed every morning. I can't speak highly enough of the hotel and it's staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to spend time in San Francisco.
4.0 on November 27, 2011
Enjoyed my stay at the Golden Gate. Clean, quiet, friendly (thanks Halim for the tip on where to jump onto the cable car- saved me at least 45 minute wait in line!), and some tasty coffee in the morning. Had a room where I used the communal bathroom down the hall and found it clean and acceptable. Loved the fantastic location; I walked Everywhere from there.
3.6 on November 26, 2011
A nice hotel, but not really a bargain. Breakfast is with croissants and muffins, plus fresh orange juice, but it only starts at eight, so may be a bit late for early risers or those who have to attend a meeting. Central location, yet quiet.
4.0 on November 25, 2011
Excellent location. Very good value. Simple but very efficient rooms. Not all rooms with private bath but the room we had was just perfect. No excessive Victorian design. Just rightly done. Very good service. Will definitely book again if back in SF.
2.4 on November 25, 2011
we reserved a room with a private bath and were very disappointed. the rooms with a private bath are very small - maybe 120 square feet and very modestly appointed. the television was a joke and the wireless connection was weak. we stayed one night and went somewhere else. i would not recommend the place to anyone else.
5 on November 21, 2011
The hotel industry does high end (amenity laden, pricey) and low end (cheap, not so clean), but never what I want: clean, simple and reasonably priced. Until now: the Golden Gate Hotel was so dead on that I don't expect to ever stay anywhere else when I'm in the City. The room's simplicity was part of what made it relaxing: I didn't have to dig through a book full of services. It won't be to everyone's taste, but if you prefer fresh air over a/c, stairs over elevators, and conversation over TV, then GGH could suit you to a tee. (I did enjoy the trying to guess the source of the in-room flat screen -- its style was as odd as any antique, but futuristic in a neo-Soviet kind of way.)
4.4 on November 20, 2011
trés agréable, trés calme, extremement propre.
4.0 on November 19, 2011
Clean, central location, really comfortable beds, and fantastic friendly service. Will definitely stay here when I return to San Fran and have recommended this place to several friends.
4.8 on November 18, 2011
What a great little hotel near the financial district. It was within walking distance of everything I wanted to do: Alcatraz, Moscone Center, and even Golden Gate Park (though that was quite the hike!)
4.4 on November 18, 2011
Small room but great value for the location. Very nice staff.
3.8 on November 17, 2011
Nicely decorated and intimate, the hotel makes you feel at home in the middle of the city. Great location! Breakfast is fair - a bit cramped and very limited choices. Rooms are cozy and clean. Much better than staying in a big chain... and cheaper!
3.8 on November 16, 2011
We stayed for 4 nights to celebrate our anniversary. It was nice. Good location, could walk to most places in Union Square and Chinatown. Drove our car to places further out. With the car garage for parking our car, it was a bit pricey for us. We liked the breakfast and really enjoyed the old elevator. The staff were extremely helpful. The guest room was small, but clean. Will stay again when we can get enough money together.
4.2 on November 16, 2011
Ich bevorzuge kleinere Hotels, die vom Inhaber geführt werden und ich bin froh, dass ich das Golden Gate ausgewählt habe. Der Stil des Hauses hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen. Die Qualität der Frühstücksspeisen war der gut. Excellent war der Service an der Reception mit Empfehlungen zur Stadtbesichtigung und Restaurants, besorgen von Opernkarten und Sonderbesichtigungsfahrten mit Taxi - und das meistens spätabends. Es war der schönste Hotelaufenthalt auf unserer USA-Reise: Grapevine/Dallas Gaylord Resort), Santa FE (Hilton), Las Vegas (Mirage) und New York.
4.4 on November 15, 2011
Stayed here for 5 nights at the end of October 2011 in a double room with shower (shared WC at end of hallway) and it was a perfect place from which to explore San Francisco. The location is excellent, near to Union Square and easy to hop on the cable car and BART. The level of service was outstanding, particularly for the price. All staff were helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. My room was impeccably cleaned each day and the cats and dogs added to the warm and homely atmosphere. Afternoon tea each day was a lovely touch on top of the fresh breakfst provided in the morning. I'd return, and reccomend Golden Gate Hotel to others. Good value hotels are hard to come by in San Fran!
5 on November 14, 2011
I love the small, clean rooms, with soft pillows, smooth sheets and soft towels. The pictures in the hallways are fascinating. The breakfast has excellent coffee and pastries. It is in such a convenient location, but is so quiet.
4.2 on November 14, 2011
Great location, you can walk everywhere. Convenient to bus and cable car. The room exceeded my expectation. It was a nice size and very comfortable for two people. The bath room is small. The staff was friendly and went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed.
4.4 on November 11, 2011
Stayed here with my wife for a short weekend visit. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable. The place has a very European feel to it. We opted for one of the "shared bathroom" units, and although we did have to go down the hall for the toilet, our room included a sink and shower stall, so it really wasn't that big of a deal. The breakfast each morning was delicious homemade croissants and muffins -- again, very European. For the price we paid, you couldn't find a better place to stay in this part of the city. We would highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel and it's at the top of our list for the next time we visit San Fran.
4.0 on November 06, 2011
We stayed 3 nights at the Golden Gate and enjoyed the convenience of the location. The city was having a heat wave and with no air conditioning (not generally a requirement in SF) the room was on the warm side - requiring keeping the window open. Our only complaint due to being on the street side was the traffic noise in the early morning and noisy people late at night. San Fran has it's share of honkers and motorcycles! All in all I would still stay here again, the staff are friendly and helpful, the hotel clean and cosy. I would ask for a room in the back though.
5 on November 06, 2011
It was my first trip to San Francisco, and although I had heard many stories I was very interested to see the city through my own eyes. We had such a great time, starting with the Golden Gate Hotel. The people were friendly, the room was clean, the building was quiet and it was nice to meet people while we had a cup of tea in the afternoon. Pip the cat was very quiet and didn't bother anyone. When I return to the area I will stay at the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.0 on November 03, 2011
We stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for four nights in mid-October. We arrived quite late in the evening, but Spencer was ready & waiting for us. There was no sign of Pip, the Desk Manager, which was a little disappointing as we'd been looking forward to meeting him for some time. No matter, as we'd soon spend plenty of time with the charming little chappy. Our room was situated on the top floor, and gave a great view over Bush Street. The wonderful old elevator whisked us up in old-world style, where Spencer showed us to our room and helped with our luggage. The room was lovely. Furnished with antique/period furniture, including a small table and chairs, with a very nice bathroom. The bed was so comfortable that I managed a full thirteen hours' sleep, still dressed, as jet-lag caught up with me on our second night. Although the room overlooked an often busy Bush Street, we weren't interrupted or affected by the noise at all. After 10pm, though, the street is pretty quiet. Breakfast is a simple affair. Fresh croissants and muffins, teas and coffee, and fresh fruit. Simple as it is, though, the breakfast is excellent, and is a welcome change to the usual American breakfast. At the end of a day's sightseeing, return to the hotel between 3 and 6 and you'll be greeted by freshly-baked raisin cookies and tea. This is a great way to wind down after a busy day. At this point, Pip was sitting on reception. We persuaded him to follow us up the stairs. Once in, he checked our room over to make sure that Housekeeping was up to standard, and then he settled in for a very purry sleep on one of our chairs, where he remained for a few hours until we had to go out. The service you receive here is brilliant. It's as though you're staying with friends. The Golden Gate Hotel is my go-to hotel of choice in San Francisco - I won't bother looking elsewhere when I next visit the city.
4.4 on November 02, 2011
This is the quirkiest hotel we've stayed in so there is a lot to recommend about this place - loved the almost antique feel to the place. Would have loved a tiny fridge in the room, and the bathroom was quite small, but it was so unique to stay here that I would recommend it to anyone wanting a taste of the real San Francisco. Also the breakfast in the morning was really nice!
3.6 on November 01, 2011
What a sweet place to stay, it was convenient to Chinatown, as well as to Union Square. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout my stay!
4.2 on October 31, 2011
staff was warm and friendly. our back room with private bath was immaculate. the continental breakfast was yummy.
4.2 on October 31, 2011
Very welcome, very confortable, excelent staff and the warm atmosphere with the other guests, the pretty pets and the fantastic decoration, all together makes you feel almost at home.
5 on October 30, 2011
I had a lovely 2 night stay at the Golden Gate Hotel in October 2011. Travelling by myself it was the perfect place to stay. I felt very well looked after, the hotel was handy to all of the places I wanted to visit with easy public transport links and great advice from John and Renate. I would recommend this hotel to others without hesitation.
4.6 on October 29, 2011
This compact yellow nest on Bush St. exceeded our expectations in most areas. The rooms are not large but very workable. The bathrooms, too, are small but functional. The footed large tub also was the shower with non slip porcelain, a rain showerhead and curtains that kept the water where it was supposed to stay, rather than on the floor. Very pleasant and interesting people for around the world populate the afternoon tea and morning continental breakfast. The staff are available but not pushy. They are knowledgable regarding public transportation and local restaurants. As would be expected, there is some road noise but the quality of the bed, sheets and comforter made sleeping easy. We will stay here on future visits to San Francisco.
5 on October 29, 2011
Our stay was simply outstanding. The Golden Gate is centrally located, the team that run the B&B are fantastic and nothing is ever a bother. The team are very helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. They cannot do enough to try and help you with any query or request you may have. Breakfast is a treat with crispy croissants and muffins; and if you happen to be there for afternoon tea it is always delightful with tea and freshly baked biscuits. Whilst we were there several locals drop in for afternoon tea and the conversation was interesting and stimulating. The Golden Gate is spotless, the linen fresh and the rooms decorated tastefully. I will definitely be returning with all my family next time. I wish to take this opportunity to thank the team at the Golden Gate for making my stay in San Fran memorable and an absolute pleasure. Gina
4.8 on October 28, 2011
Very nice hotel, great staff, careful service, convenient location. I did not expect my room with shared facilities to have a shower. The afternoon tea is a very nice idea! Yet, the rooms and above all the shared bathroom are pretty small, that is why I rated them "just" 4
4.2 on October 27, 2011
The hotel is very well located. The room wasn't very large but confortable. The service is really great.
4.8 on October 27, 2011
We recently spent 4 nights at the Golden Gate Hotel, our first stay at this lovely place, a special trip for our anniversary. Our flight arrived late in the evening Wednesday night and the staff was so kind in checking us in to our room quickly, after midnight. The croissants, coffee and juice every morning were excellent and a great start to our day. Staff was just so friendly and helpful at all times. The room was perfect, not huge but so thoughtfully arranged. Every little detail was attended to. Where I looked for a hook for my coat, there it was, and so on. Great antique furnishings, and hallways wonderfully decorated with vintage photos and whimsical painted details. Of course, perfectly clean, and a very comfortable place to be! Also fun to have a resident cat & dog on the premises. Location was very good, an easy walk from BART and not too far from other points of interest. Would definitely stay here again!
3.2 on October 27, 2011
Conveniently situated and very friendly stay. Thankyou.
4.6 on October 25, 2011
Our stay at the Golden Gate was chosen really on a whim...we liked the name. Now we can honestly say it equalled our experience at the bridge itself. Both were outstanding and we would highly recommend this hotel. If you are looking for comfort and cleanliness in a very central location, stay here.
4.6 on October 23, 2011
We spent two wonderful nights here and were so happy with every aspect of our stay. The rooms were perfect for our needs, small, but how much time are you actually in the room?? The location could not have been better...just around the corner to the trolley and bus stops.....a couple blocks from Union Station for great shopping....and only a couple to China Town. Great little restautant across the street...Uncle Vitos. Service was great, very friendly and helpful with directions around town etc. Breakfast was nice...just enough to get you started for the day. The front desk clerk was very helpful and eager to make our stay comfortable and fun. We had a late flight on checkout day, so he offered to hold our luggage so we could enjoy the day before leaving for the airport. They definitely went the extra mile to make it a wonderful trip. The neighbrhood seemed very safe and clean. We walked to dinner at night and felt very safe. We will definitely be back to San Fran. and will also choose the Golden Gate Hotel again!! You cant beat the valu e and location!!!
4.8 on October 23, 2011
Everything about this small hotel is near-perfect. Lots of attention to detail, from service to decor, that made our 3-day stay exceptional. Staff is especially helpful and the location couldn't be better. We look forward to our next visit!
4.8 on October 20, 2011
It was our second stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. A perfect place to discover San Francisco. While about the rooms a little bit small, we felt so comfortable. It is realy nice here and on our next visit we´ll sure come back.
4.0 on October 20, 2011
Golden Gate Hôtel est très bien situé proche de Union Square et dnc de tous transport. Il est d'une propreté impeccable . Nous avons craqué pour le thé et les cookies de l'après-midi. Quelle bonne odeur de cuisson qui se répand! Accueil très sympathique. Nous le recommenderons sans problème à tous nos amis qui se rendraient à San Francisco.
4.6 on October 14, 2011
We had a wonderful time at the Golden Gate Hotel. The rooms were charming and I enjoyed meeting people from all over the country at breakfast and at tea time. My only request would be to make coffee available before 8:00 a.m.
4.2 on October 11, 2011
The service and friendliness are just wonderful. Also, their parking situation is quite a plus. This lovely little inn is such a good value--we always stay there. I only wish there was some protein at breakfast--yogurt or boiled eggs or something. But I do love the Golden Gate hotel, and see no need to look eleswhere.
4.2 on October 10, 2011
This place is centrally located and is close to union square, shopping, restaurants and transportation. The rooms are clean, but small, but what isn`t in San Francisco. The staff are friendly and accomodating. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Pip the cat is awesome.
4.6 on October 10, 2011
We recently spent 7 nights staying at the Golden Gate Hotel, which turned out to be our home away from home. The rooms were quiet, comfortable and extremely clean. Golden Gate's staff were friendly and helpful and went that "extra mile". For example, even at 10 o'clock at night, after arriving back at our room from a busy day of sightseeing, they still had time to make us a nice, hot pot of tea, complemented by delicious cookies! So thoughtful and much appreciated! The Golden Gate Hotel is in a fairly central location, not far to the Powell-Mason cable car, pleasant places to have breakfast, late-night diners and the Union Square shopping area. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this gracious establishment. We most certainly would love to stay at the Golden Gate Hotel again! It was an exceptional find and great value for money, making our San Francisco experience highly memorable. Stephen and Trevor, Perth, Western Australia.
4.0 on October 08, 2011
Brilliant place from which to spend time in S F. Close to the cable car and very homely, rooms are smallish which is to be expected but the service was top class. In our three week stay in the US no motel or hotel offered better service. We cannot praise them enough
4.8 on October 06, 2011
What a wonderful find! We were in town for a family reunion, and two families in our party booked here on the rating of TripAdvisor. We were very pleased and will go back and will also recommend to any friends traveling to San Francisco.
4.4 on October 06, 2011
the staff was very welcoming and helpful. i had a late flight leaving SFO and they kept my luggage and enabled me to take a shower before going to the airport! very nice an cozy rooms - great location - everything is in easy reach by foot, bicycle, cable car.
4.6 on October 03, 2011
My wife and I stayed in the city for the evening before driving north the next day and had a fun stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. The rooms were cozy, which was not a surprise given that this is a small older hotel, and we opted for the shared bathroom to save a bit. The hotel had so much character and the staff was as nice as they could be. The continental breakfast was tasty baked goods and coffee that we could not get enough of and the shared seating made the morning conversation with other guests a great way to start the day. The location was within walking distance of so many of the great San Fran hot spots like China Town, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, Union Square, Little Italy, Broadway, etc.
4.6 on October 01, 2011
Loved San Francisco and this place added to our experience. Host was super helpful in suggesting areas to visit and assisted with booking. Breakfast croissants and muffins were a great way to start the day. Complimentary afternoon tea served in the parlour was a lovely touch. Central location, close to Powell St cable car. Clean and cosy. Also helped us as there was a National rental car company just across the street where we picked up our car on departure. And a friendly cat Pip! Thanks for a very enjoyable stay in a great city. Hope to be back one day and would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on September 30, 2011
A nice house, very comfortable stay with a cool cat and funny dog. Very friendly hosts.
4.4 on September 28, 2011
Charming and quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of the bustling city. Service was wonderful, and absolutely everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Pip and Patsy and Cookie were an added bonus!
3.4 on September 28, 2011
Very conviently located near transportation links and nearby to most San Francisco attractions. Very friendly and helpful advice. Value for price
4.4 on September 26, 2011
Location was awesome. The staff was very helpful. Breakfast was very good. The bed was very comfortable! Would definitely stay again.
3.4 on September 26, 2011
This B&B is in the perfect location! Overall it's a fab place to stay but is very basic for the money. The staff are brilliant - very friendly and helpful and the rooms accomodate your needs. The only thing we wasn't keen on was the breakfast - crossaints and muffins everyday wasn't really our thing.
3.2 on September 25, 2011
wonderful staff- great location toilet had a ring in it the whole stay, sheets had marks on them, table cloth sticky
4.6 on September 25, 2011
This B&B is in a fantasic location 2 minute walk fron Union Square and the tram system. The b&b suited the purpose of being a great stay while exploring San Francisco and the continental breakfast in the morning was delicious! I would wholely recommend staying here on a visit to the city and would be sure to stay again if I returtned!
4.8 on September 23, 2011
We booked the Golden Gate Hotel on the recommendation of it in Frommers San Francisco 2011 guidebook and were expecting a little Bed and Breakfast hotel with a good location. Its charm and period furnishings and lovely decor made it a delightful and personality-filled place to stay. Its location is excellent and the staff were all friendly and very helpful. The lovely contintental breakfasts and complimentary afternoon tea were a refreshing bonus too. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a characterful place to stay while exploring this beautiful city. 10/10. And Pip the resident ginger tabby cat meant that we did not miss our own cats too badly while we were away. Loved it.
3.6 on September 22, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel was a great success for us - tired off a long flight but welcomed into an unpretentious but comfortable location. Easy walikng distance to all that San Francisco has to offer, with welcoming hosts and an easy-going atmosphere.
4.8 on September 21, 2011
We loved our stay here. Our room was so charming. The location was great--perfect for walking to interesting sights. The innkeepers were friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back for another stay.
4.4 on September 20, 2011
hotel is cute and individually furnished, nice rooms, absolutely clean, great value, continental breakfast includes: coffee, tea, juice, croissants and muffins.
4.8 on September 20, 2011
My daughter and I enjoyed our first trip to San Francisco. The valet parking attendant was polite and took great care of my rental car. The employees were kind, courteous and prompt. The other guests were friendly and I look forward to our next visit. My daughter plans to visit every year! Thank you again to all the staff! Vonda Harden & Anastasia Harden-Boyd
3.6 on September 20, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel is a pleasant little victorian corner in San Francisco, tastefully decorated. We were a group of five people staying in town for a few days in August, and we stayed very well. Fundamentals things are all right: it is a clean and silent place. Most of all, the affability and availability of the Hotel team makes this place more than advisable. The afternoon tea, with handmade cookies, is superb. If we really want to find a fault, rooms are somewhat small but, anyway, they are fine. Pets here are welcome and Pip, their beautiful red cat, is a soft and discrete presence
3.8 on September 20, 2011
Great little hotel, wonderful staff, convenient location. Value for money in all respects.
4.4 on September 19, 2011
Great location and exceptional value for San Francisco. We spent four nights there and are looking forward to staying there again on our next trip to San Francisco. The morning of our checkout, we had to leave before breakfast, but the night manager insisted on giving us croissants to go! Highly recommend.
3.8 on September 19, 2011
Great location, friendly staff along with a very friendly cat. The crossiants and jams at breakfast were very good. Would recommend staying here to others
4.4 on September 17, 2011
Beautiful rooms, stunning service and great location. I very much hope I get chance to return there
4.8 on September 16, 2011
We were very pleased with the friendly reception, the bright clean room, and a perfect location for all that San Francisco offers. Breakfast is delightful with croissants and people from many countries for conversation. Many restaurant choices nearby. We stayed four nights - delightful, comfortable living at a fair price.
4.0 on September 15, 2011
A very nice place to stay. First the room and service are just great. Second it is an ideal location to reach all tourist attractions either on foot or by nearby cable car lines. We will certainly choose it again for our next stay in San Francisco. (This is based on our recent 4 nights stay.)
3.8 on September 12, 2011
Lovely down to earth service without the usual faceless hotel facade that you get with chain hotels. Highly recommended.
3.6 on September 12, 2011
We have spent 4 nights in Golden Gate Hotel. Location was great. Room was nice, and even though it was with shared batrooms, we had a shower in our room.
5 on September 10, 2011
The staff (including the pets) were very welcoming and did their best to make our stay most pleasant. We loved the elevator and the whimsical artwork in its shaft. Breakfast was a pleasant, unhurried start and afternoon tea and cookies a welcome respite after a day of touring. It was truly a home away from home. Having lived in England for a year it was sometimes difficult to realize we were in the US. Charles & Carolyn
4.0 on September 08, 2011
Perfect location - easy access to Union Square and Chinatown. Just steps away from cable car. Service was superb, rooms are homey, bathrooms spotless. Staff very welcoming, including the furry ones. Hope to go back someday!
4.6 on September 08, 2011
The staff is very helpful and welcoming. The way customer service used to be 20 years ago!!
4.6 on September 07, 2011
This small hotel absolutely lives up to the rave online reviews. Full of charm, eccentricity and probably the most helpful and delightful staff I have met in a long time. Do not miss the wonderful, complimentary breakfast of warm muffins, croissants and endless tea/coffee and the afternoon tea with home-mad biscuits. Beautifully decorated with sensitive feel for the period building, well located - highly recommended.
4.0 on September 06, 2011
This delightful bed & breakfast is in a wonderful old building with lots of original features. Union Square is about 3 minutes walk away and in about 15 to 20 minutes you're at Fisherman's Warf. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble. There were plenty croissants and muffins at breakfast and you could have ore if you wanted. I would stay here again.
3.8 on September 04, 2011
An extremely restful night and a very good continental breakfast. Very good and very friendly service. Excellent value. Interesting historical building.
4.6 on September 01, 2011
Very nice B&B, an it is very central in SF. We stayed with our 2 kids and had a family room, which was very conveniant for us.
4.8 on September 01, 2011
Enjoyed my visit, it was a last minute getaway and was absolutely perfect in every way.
4.4 on September 01, 2011
Séjour en famille de 3 nuits, 2 parents et 2 enfants dans 2 chambres cote a cote, pour terminer un voyage de 4 semaines. Tout est bien! Bien placé, prix raisonnable, propre, un ascenseur digne des cable cars, un B&B style anglais, familial, petit déjeuner plus européen qu'américain avec des gâteaux faits maison. On se sent comme chez soi. Le vrai plus, c'est le service. Si vous voulez savoir ce qu'est le sens du service et de l'hospitalité, faite un séjour.... je vous le recommande. Si je retourne à San Francisco j'irai là.
3.0 on September 01, 2011
Abbiamo trascorso tre giorni molto belli a San Francisco. B&B molto carino, personale gentile, ottima colazione e merenda.
4.6 on August 31, 2011
Enjoyed our stay at this wonderful bed and breakfast. The staff was helpful with suggestions. We especially enjoyed meeting other guests at breakfast.
4.6 on August 30, 2011
My husband and I stayed here for six nights in mid-August, 2011. Our room, costing a mere $105 per night, was small but extremely neat and clean and had charming decor. All the hotel staff members we met were notably friendly and always offered help but were not pushy or invasive. Breakfast (included in the above cost) was simple (toast, muffins, or croissants and tea or coffee) but adequate and served efficiently and with a smile. The animals--a golden retriever (Cookie), a Boston terrier (Patsy), and an orange tabby cat (Pip)--were also complete delight. We enjoyed visiting with the pups in the morning, and Pip was a guest in our room on a few different nights. Finally, the location (about two blocks from Union Square) was unbeatable at the price. All in all, we were impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay--it was more than worth what we paid.
4.8 on August 28, 2011
If you are looking for a quaint B & B in the center of San Francisco with easy trolley and bus access, this is the place! The staff was the most accommodating I've experienced and our room was wonderful and quiet and night, which is sometimes hard to get in the city. We were provided a room on the 3rd floor with a private bath overlooking an interior garden courtyard. Couldn't have been happier.
3.8 on August 28, 2011
We stayed at Golden Gate Hotel and had a great 2 days. Everything perfect. We reccomend it and we will be back.
4.8 on August 26, 2011
Talk about a charmer of a hotel, the Golden Gate Hotel is a true delight, with a very homey, relaxed feel, and cheerful decor that piques your interest at every turn. The owners and staff are very warm people..."take a croissant for your daughter" who had just pulled up to take us to the airport. The resident dog and cat were as sweet as could be. We loved staying here.
4.4 on August 25, 2011
We stayed at Golden Gate Hotel in August and we loved it! The location could not be better, the people working in the hotel are very friendly and helpful, the rooms really cute. There are so many lovely details: a funny cat hanging around in the reception area, an antique elevator and wonderful furniture, cookies and tea in the afternoon.... We can highly recommend this B&B! Thanks a lot, Willem and Natalie
3.6 on August 23, 2011
Lovely little hotel just beyond the hubbub of Union Square. Tastefully decorated, with the halls full of old photographs and the rooms cheerful and airy. Very clean, very friendly. The cat and small dog are an added benefit! Breakfast is basic but the coffee and tea are both excellent. I stayed in a double room at the back with shared bath, and it was pretty quiet. Overall, great value for the price.
4.0 on August 23, 2011
Convenient, clean, well run, great service, wonderful breakfasts all down town. Will return.
4.6 on August 23, 2011
i had read positive reviews about golden gate hotel but was still unprepared for how charming the accommodation was. The rooms were small but very tastefully appointed and very crisp and clean. The beds were extremely comfortable. The staff were exceptionally helpful and demonstrated genuine concern for the comfort and enjoymentof guests. The resident 'pets' added to the overall charm of the experience. The location of the hotel was perfect with it's close proximity to union square.
4.0 on August 22, 2011
I thought the staff were so friendly and helpful - great if you are travelling alone and are new to the city.
4.6 on August 21, 2011
We enjoyed our stay here with the lovely rooms and delightful cat! Our room was small but we had the advantage of an in room shower and cupboard that took both our bags. Good location form China town, Union Square and Nob Hill. Bonus afternoon tea and attentive service at breakfast. Helpful staff when having airport check in problems
4.8 on August 21, 2011
Warm and friendly environment. Very helpful staff. Excellent location.
5 on August 20, 2011
The staff at the Golden Gate Hotel were very friendly and helpful. They offered suggestions on places to eat and some ideas on what to see. During the morning breakfast and afternoon tea they made sure we had beverages and refills as needed and asked if there was anything else we'd like. Great service!
4.2 on August 20, 2011
The service is great. If I ever come to San Francisco again I definitely stay in Golden Gate Hotel.
4.0 on August 19, 2011
I brought my mother to San Francisco to celebrate her birthday. We loved the original birdcage elevator, the old photographs in the hallways, the clawfoot bathtub, and of course the orange kitty. Would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on August 19, 2011
Friendly service and clean room. We like the antique lift and we love the breakfast!
5 on August 17, 2011
This is my second stay and it was the best. Keep up the great guest service and you will always have filled dates. Thank You from The Murrays
4.2 on August 17, 2011
Tired of the standard chain motels, I was happy to find Golden Gate Hotel. It was perfect for me and reasonably priced. I love older things and the ambiance of a European hotel was warm and inviting. Would stay here again and have already recommended it to others.
4.2 on August 15, 2011
From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the helpful service. Bags were collected from the car whilst directions and advice were given on how and where to park. This is a great hotel and exceptional value for money. Its location is so convenient. Don't think twice. Just book it!
4.0 on August 13, 2011
This is a great place to stay. It is spotlessly clean, and the staff is welcoming and helpful. The croissants in the morning are delicious. It is in a great location--right down the street from the cable cars. You can't go wrong staying here.
3.0 on August 12, 2011
Although the room we choose to take was small, it was fine for a few days. Everyone at the house was more than helpful and the tea with cookies in the afternoon was a really nice touch.
4.6 on August 10, 2011
The service at the Golden Gate Hotel is top notch. The location of the hotel could not be better.
5 on August 08, 2011
We stayed here for 6 nights in the height of summer. Rooms were beautifully decorated in French provincial style; everything clean; breakfast simple (croissants, orange juice, and coffee/ tea) though consistently good. Staff v friendly and always happy to accomodate.
4.2 on August 06, 2011
Great service and charming rooms. Only a small comment about corridor and adjoining room noise, however I also struck the same problem in another establishment while in SF.
4.4 on August 05, 2011
Our rooms were very comfortable, clean and quiet and the staff were excellent; friendly and helpful in every way. We enjoyed the environment, including the other guests and the innkeeper's pets! The location of the hotel is excellent as well.
3.8 on August 01, 2011
Everyone we met at the Golden Gate was warm, helpful and welcoming. We loved meeting fellow guests from around the world over croissants and coffee in the morning, or cookies and tea in the afternoon. The room was small, but comfortable. The elevator was an adventure! Good location. We would definitely stay here again the next time we come to San Francisco!
4.4 on July 31, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel is an excellent bed and breakfast, which is situated in the heart of San Francisco (Chinatown, Union Square, most important museums, cable car, BART train station, bus station - everything is within walking distance). The staff was very friendly and helpful and it was no problem to leave my baggage at the hotel after check-out. I felt very welcome and safe and everyone tried to make my stay in San Francisco as pleasant as possible. I definitely will come back!!! It was one of the best Hotels I ever stayed in!!!
4.0 on July 31, 2011
My partner and I recently stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel in San Francisco,and have nothing but positive things to say about it. When looking for somewhere to stay, it was by far the cheapest but the service provided there is nothing but first class. A special Thank you goes out to our concierge Gregg, who was just amazing, and extremely attentive, answering any questions that we had, in addition to giving us ideas of where to eat and visit. The sort of service I would never expect at a much larger hotel, which is why I also prefer such quaint places. Our budget was tight and so we opted for the room with the shared bathroom, and you would never had known we were sharing it. We never had to wait very long, and it was always kept completely clean. The location of the hotel is also great. There is a bit of a walk to the Fisherman's Whalf, but a good walk, which takes you through China Town and Little Italy, so we felt we got to see so much of the town this way. Union Square is also down the road which has some excellent shopping! A cable car stops right outside too, which is handy. I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone, and would most definitely return if I'm ever lucky enough to visit San Francisco again.
4.6 on July 31, 2011
We stay in Golden gate Hotel 3 night. The room are fantastic and very large, the Hotel is very nice and comfortable. The staff is polite and friendly. Advised +++++
2.6 on July 30, 2011
Location is good, Price is really high, Service needs to be improve.
3.4 on July 29, 2011
We wanted a small hotel rather than a large one close to the centre if activity and this was exactly as expected. The service was great, they booked some of our tours for us. If you don't need or want a big bustling hotel, this was fine. We were more than happy worth it, we stayed 3 nights and all was fine.
4.6 on July 28, 2011
Staff were very helpful with directions and places to dine. Rooms were very comfortable. It was like a home away from home. Will stay there again. Excellent value for money , and also very central to all modes of transport
4.0 on July 27, 2011
Excellent place to stay at in SF. The service there is personal and warm. Will definitely stay here again if I return to SF.
5 on July 20, 2011
Loved the Golden Gate Hotel! Such a charming B&B only a short walk from Union Square. This place has everything - and for such a reasonable price! The staff are friendly, helpful, and professional. Our room was immaculate, quiet, and completely functional. Antique furniture and decor are everywhere, including an old-fashioned lift. Continental breakfast includes baskets of croissants, toast, muffins with tea, juice, and delicious french-press coffee. You'll meet other guests and chat with a few members of the staff while the resident cat, Pip, curls up on a chair in the entry room. Finally, after spending the day out and about, there is nothing better than coming back to tea and freshly baked cookies in the afternoon. I'll definitely be staying here again when I return to San Francisco! Highly recommended!
4.0 on July 20, 2011
Love staying here in comfortable cozy room two blocks from Union Square shopping. Staff is always helpful and attentive -- and love giving a pet to Pip the resident cat. Wish they had coffee earlier than 8:00 am as that is long time to wait for jet lagged early riser! Otherwise no complaints.
4.0 on July 20, 2011
We had a great stay at the Golden Gate hotel, it is very central and easy to get around San Fran from there. The staff were very helpful and friendly as was Pip the Cat! Will be recommending this hotel. Thanks for a great stay.
4.2 on July 20, 2011
I loved the other guests--very open minded, and several people from other countries. Owner came to my rescue when I bought a case of wine and it was too heavy to carry. He tied it up with rope and saved me. Thank you. The room was adorable--I LOVED it. Comfy pillows, nice little sink, beautiful furniture--even come antiques. There was nothing cheap about the furniture--it felt like somebody's well-loved and well-cared for home. The bathroom across the hall was always available and clean and the breakfast was great--just muffins, croissants etc and juice, tea and coffee, but they were very accommodating. I open took my breakfast to my room so that I could watch the news while eating. ALso, the internet was very fast. I will send my daughter there in the fall.
4.6 on July 19, 2011
I had a vague notion about taking a trip to SF, which I hadn't visited in 15 yrs. Perusing the endless lodging possibilities, I found this lovely place, and that it comes with a cat, determined that I had to visit. I'm certain Pip (the cat) has seduced many to Golden Gate Hotel. It is everything I want in a B&B ~ small, well located, well tended, comfortable beds and bedding, which is a major deal for me, intimate breakfast seating that allows and encourages conversation among strangers, strong coffee, excellent croissants, and bonus: a cat. The hotel clearly states they serve a continental breakfast, so any reviewers who complained of daily croissants do not understand what is meant by a traditional continental breakfast If your breakfast demands include a greater selection, or full breakfast, welllll, there are many other lodging choices, not to mention a few available restaurants everywhere you look. I love to travel but due to some medical problems I dread the possibility of a too firm bed, nasty foam pillows or scratchy crappy linens. No problem here. My bed was quite comfy, the pillows and duvet were equally great, so my only pain was from walking the monster hills of SF. I never made it to an afternoon tea/ cookie/ fruit event, but passing through, there was a lot of lively engagement between guests. San Francisco is a major city and the hotel is on a major street. Light sleepers and people not accustomed to city noises will best be served by requesting a room not facing the street, or choose earplugs if you are able to sleep with them. The room and bath were small, but frankly, how much room does one need. It's a small inn, of course it won't have the expansive space that generally is found in every hotel. I loved this place; I will return.
4.2 on July 18, 2011
Rooms are simple but okay and very clean, friendlyness of staff is outstanding, family atmosphere and very reasonable pricing. I will definetly use it again when back in US.
3.2 on July 17, 2011
No gaudy lobby or hot tubs but a perfectly located, warm and charming hotel. Staff is delightful, as were other guests we met at breakfast.
4.4 on July 17, 2011
This stay was so nice and friendly. You feel like beeing at home except for the fact that you probably don´t live in San Francisco. Quiet despite a very central location. A courtesy computer for mailing, check-in and more. We highly recommend this hotel but it seems already recognized by many people. Not a single bed was available if you hadn´t made an advance reservation.
3.4 on July 16, 2011
Very pleasant hotel and location. Bring your own protein for breakfast if you need it because the continental breakfast is muffins and crepes. Both delicious. I can definitely recommend this hotel. Sue Lingle Renton WA
4.0 on July 16, 2011
This was our best address during our trip in USA. A very good welcome, lovely rooms, good breakfast. All was very well.
4.0 on July 16, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay. Our Queen Room was small but cosy and very nice. A place to recommend to our friends.
3.8 on July 15, 2011
We had a very pleasant stay in this homey and comfortable hotel in a great location on Nob Hill.
4.2 on July 15, 2011
We had a brilliant time staying at the Golden Gate Hotel. Everybody is so friendly and helpful. We were very comfortable and the attention to detail and the tea and cookies in the afternoon made our stay even more enjoyable! The hotel is well situated for getting around the city, we would thoroughly recommend a stay here. The pets give you a very warm welcome too!!
5 on July 12, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for four night and knew as soon as we arrived it would be a different experience to any other hotel. We were greeted by name and given a map and quick overview of the area, with a few key areas circled and a couple crossed out! From the antique elevator, the curious cat Pip, we felt instantly transported to another world from the busy Union Square. Breakfast was delightful, meeting lots of lovely people with lots of travel stories and tips – and the afternoon cookies and tea in the parlor was a great refresher after a busy day sightseeing. We would recommend the place to anyone – it is a great experience and really enhanced our enjoyment of the city. And the location is perfect, which is a bonus. The staff are so helpful and really unlike anything I have experienced before.
4.0 on July 11, 2011
Hallo, wir hatten ein paar sehr schöne Tage im Golden Gate Hotel. Das Hotel liegt strategisch gut gelegen ungefähr 5-10 min von Chinatown entfernt. Das Hotelteam war stets sehr bemüht uns hilfreich und mit allem wissenswerten zur Seite zu stehen. Wir hatten eine gute Zeit. Danke
4.6 on July 10, 2011
We had a great time here. The staff were very friendly, rooms cosy and the location was excellent. Would definitely recommend to others.
4.4 on July 09, 2011
We enjoyed our stay and the Golden Gate Hotel, it made our San Francisco trip thoroughly enjoyable. From the moment we arrived we received outstanding service and we felt all our needs were met by the lovely staff. Pip the cat made the hotel feel like home, and the breakfast room provided an opportunity to meet some of the other guests. The location of the hotel was fantastic. We highly recommend this hotel.
4.4 on June 29, 2011
We wanted to experience the feel of San Fran, and we loved this small hotel. Feels like a B&B. Great location, one block from the Powell cable car line. We will stay here again.
3.2 on June 28, 2011
A very relaxed and comfortable environment. Would look no further if revisiting SF. Pip, the cat, is the focal point of this establishment.
3.6 on June 28, 2011
Breakfast should be advertised as continental, not the full meal typical of an American B&B. Also, for those needing to get out to start the day, starting breakfast service at 8 is too late. We tried to arrange to be served a little early and were told to be downstairs at 7:45, but the juice coffee and (very fresh) croissants did not arrive until 8:15. Even at 7:45, the little front room was full of people waiting. Our room was clean and quiet, but very very small. It would have been nice to have a little shelf next to the bed to hold a glass of water. Still, I would recommend this place to friends and would go there myself, knowing what good rooms in the city can cost. I spent $271 for 2 nights.
4.4 on June 27, 2011
A wonderful hotel in a great location. Walking distance to Union Square and a few more blocks to Market Street. Historic and comfortable and the same time. A great place to stay in SF.
5 on June 27, 2011
My husband and I loved our stay at Golden Gate Hotel. We loved the French country decor and down comfortors, the artwork in the halls, and the cookies and tea awaiting us in the living-room-type lobby. We also thought your cat and dogs were wonderful company! This centrally-located inn is exceptional!
4.6 on June 24, 2011
We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Golden Gate Hotel in San Francisco and wished we could have spent more time there. The room was very comfortable and quiet - located at the rear of the hotel. We returned at the end of our California trip for another night and stayed at a room at the front which was also very nice and was almost as quiet - except for a little road noise - there was some construction - but not enough to deter us from making future bookings. The staff was pleasant and professional, providing information and assistance on request, always in a friendly and courteous manner. The hotel is also well situated - close to the cable car that takes you to Fisherman's Wharf - and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Afternoon tea is provided for the guests, as well as a very nice breakfast of croissants and/or muffins and very good coffee! We highly recommend this hotel and should we return to San Francisco, the Golden Gate Hotel would be our first choice. Special thanks to Gabrielle and the rest of the staff for helping to make our stay the best it could be.
4.4 on June 23, 2011
Chose this place based on recommendations online. Was duly impressed. Excellent service from the staff and I am hoping to go back there again!
3.8 on June 22, 2011
We had a wonderful 3 day stay here recently. The hotel is in a great location and easy walking distance to Union Square and cable car to Fishermans Wharf. The Hotel is beautiful and if you want to experience San Francisco as it should be stay here. Jenny and Elliott
4.6 on June 20, 2011
Our stay was extremely pleasant - this B&B is very charming and a great value. We stayed in one of the "shared bath" rooms, and the bathroom is a toilet/shower right across the hallway with a small sink and vanity in the room. Although the innkeepers cannot put a crib/futon in this room for you since it is too small, you can bring a sleeping mat or your own portable crib for a child at no extra charge, and there is plenty of floor space for this. They provided room in the kitchen refrigerator for our child's milk, but note that the kitchen is locked at night (until about 7:30 AM). Pip the cat is very friendly and great with small children. Continental breakfast includes coffee/tea, orange juice, croissants with jam and butter, and occasionally muffins.
4.4 on June 20, 2011
My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Although we arrived early, the staff allowed us to check in early and get settled at the hotel. The room and furnishings were very comfortable. The staff was attentive to all of our requests, including the hotel concierges Pip and Patsy. The continental breakfast and afternoon high tea provided us with an opportunity to meet the other guests, visiting from around the world. Access to the Hotel was easy - we took the BART from the airport and walked (up hill) to the Hotel. Others came by car, with parking available directly across the street. For those seeking one day excursions, National Car Rental and Alamo are located across the street, too. We look forward to returning to this Hotel.
4.0 on June 20, 2011
The rooms are a little on the small side but are well appointed and comfortable. Croissants for breakfast, and complimentary cookies are served in the afternoon. The hotel is 5 mins walk to Union square and about 10 minutes walk to Chinatown. A very reasonably priced hotel in a great location. Happy to recommend to a friend!
4.6 on June 17, 2011
Golden Gate was my home in San Francisco for two weeks. Great staff. Central localization. Almost 3 blocks from Chinatown, Moscone Center, Union Square and Downtown. Near all main spots. Thank you Pipi.
5 on June 16, 2011
What a gem. This friendly, family-run, central, home-away-from-home made our stay in San Francisco perfect.
4.6 on June 14, 2011
This is a great place, it is spotless! It was one of the cleanest places I have stayed in a long time. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were tastefully decorated. We had a small room, but for the price you can't beat it. We loved Pip the cat mascot. It is in a very convenient location. I would definitely return!
4.2 on June 14, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel is in the perfect part of town, easy to get anywhere you want to go. It had great rooms with a lovley breakfast every morning. The staff was helpful and always looking to make your stay better. The beds were dreamy!
5 on June 14, 2011
It was a pleasure to have spent my 4 days at the Golden Gate Hotel, the room was comfortable and clean, the people warm and friendly, the breakfast and afternoon tea generous and tasty, it was homely and it was easy to meet and chat with other guests and share experiences, all in all a perfect place for me to start my travels for the first time in the US, I definitely recommend the Golden Gate Hotel as the place to stay to all my friends who visit the US. Great job, I will be going back :0)
3.8 on June 13, 2011
Great Service. More of a home away from home, than a hotel.
4.8 on June 13, 2011
Was only in San Francisco for one night...and the Golden Gate Hotel was in a prime location. We could walk to the theatre (ACT and Curran), there were lots of restaurants in the area, and the cable car was only a block away. Nice continental breakfast and parking available right across the street. I would recommend the Golden Gate to friends...and would stay there again if I am in San Francisco.
4.6 on June 13, 2011
Have stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel many, many times. There's a reason for that! The property is delightful, the owners and staff are extremely responsive and attentive, the location and proximity to shopping/entertainment/attractions is great, and the nightly room rates are very reasonable. I look forward to my next visit. B Knight
4.0 on June 09, 2011
It's atop a killer hill, but I found ways to mitigate that. Very clean, nice staff, and an AWESOME cat! I was in town in business, so I kept some odd hours and never tried any of the food. Nonetheless, I was pleased. The only improvement I wanted was some form of guide for the TV at night. Otherwise, everything was great, and I would definitely return.
4.4 on June 08, 2011
we stayed in Mai 2011 at the Golden Gate Hotel and it was a really pleasant stay. The B&B is just cute, not too big and with really nice staff. The room was clean and big enough for 2 people. The first morning Pip (the cat) has welcomed us in our room and visited our bathroom. That was a nice surprise. The owner gave us some really good hints where to go eat. It was excellent! Breakfast was also great, with homemade jam and outstanding croissants!!! Should we go again to San Francisco, we certainly will stay again at the Golden Gate Hotel. I would stay
3.6 on June 08, 2011
I was very happy with accommodations at the Golden Gate Hotel. The location allowed access to many SF districts. Breakfast was Continental, croissants were tasty. Innkeepers and staff were friendly but not always available. Was greeted daily by the resident friendly cat and sometimes the dogs. This made me feel at home. Elevator was a plus. Would stay here again.
5 on June 07, 2011
This was possibly the best place I have ever stayed. The rooms were great, the breakfast was exceptional, and the staff is amazing. We will most certainly stay here again when we come back to SF!
5 on June 07, 2011
Pip is the cat who runs the Golden Gate Hotel. Overall our experience was just perfect but the icing on the cake was when our furry friend Pip decided to spent the night with us in our room. The Golden Gate staff treats their guest like real house guests. It really is like a little home away from home and I would recommend it to anyone.
3.6 on June 06, 2011
Staff were very friendly and accomodating. Room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom was gorgeous. Good location close to Union Square and the cable car. Would happily stay here again.
4.4 on June 03, 2011
The staff made you feel like family and the quaint charm of the inn made you feel at home!
4.6 on June 03, 2011
We visited the GG in late May, 2011, and enjoyed our stay. The bed was comfortable and the service excellent. The innkeepers clearly want their guests to be comfortable. Everything was just as it was advertised, so there were no surprises - including the breakfast. It is truly continental; the croissants were fabulous and high quality. You might have to eat elsewhere if you have any dietary issues.
4.0 on June 01, 2011
Love this hotel, we've stayed twice. The breakfast area is not big enough and we had to bring breakfast up four flights to our room. We love Pip and Patsy and Cookie. Employees were fantastic.
3.0 on May 30, 2011
This was a good area if you want to catch the trolley. Otherwise, there was trash on the street, a 'nude male review' show next door, and several bums approached us. Not sure if this is typical for most areas of S.F. as this was our first time there. The only dissappointment was the food. For $165 per night ($190 after the taxes), I would expect more than just croissants and jam for breakfast. And the room where afternoon tea is served is so tiny that there were no seats for us to join in even if we had wanted to. On the upside, the rooms were quaint and we loved the old-fashioned bathrooms and elevator.
5 on May 26, 2011
My husband and I booked 5 nights here in May--best decision ever. We took a short jaunt from the BART station just a couple of blocks away (it was up-hill though). We arrive, and from the moment the host opened the secured front door for us, we were in awe. Spencer, the normal daytime host, politely explained that our room would not be ready until about 2pm (we showed up at 12pm)--our reservation confirmation plainly states that rooms are not typically ready until 2:30, but we decided to check anyway. We had our fingers crossed that they would keep our bags while we found a place to eat. Spencer recommended a nice italian restaurant just half a block away. We enjoyed a couple glasses of wine and a great calzone. Thereafter, we returned to find that our room was prepared and our bags (all 5 of them) were placed in our room for us with the two big ones pre-positioned on luggage racks. What a relief! Each morning they prepare a complimentary continental breakfast with pastries, juice, coffee, and tea. In the evenings, they do cookies and tea. A small private business area (laptop, printer, etc) is available for use; we never used it since we brought our own laptop and used the free high-speed wireless internet. After staying just a few hours, we learned how seasoned and professional the staff is. It is family owned with a few trusted and long-term staff members. Some have been with this B&B for over two decades. They all are extremely competent, knowledgeable of the area, and have professional demeanor. The B&B is located in a nice area. Notably, a laundromat is next door. The B&B has reserved spots at fee-based parking directly across the street, but we never used it. Otherwise, the staff there was happy to call a shuttle/taxi on our behalf. The B&B has special, reduced rates for the parking and shuttle. Great stay and I highly recommend to anyone visiting the bay area looking for a pleasant B&B with a rich history.
5 on May 23, 2011
The staff were all friendly and helpful. Telephone requests were handled promtly.(turning down the heat) This was an exceedingly good value. Centrally located in downtown. Cablecars and buses for transportation needs, as well as a rental car agency within walking ditance. I very highly recommend GGB&B
5 on May 23, 2011
Amazing service and wonderful breakfast. Beautiful rooms. We stayed in two different rooms and both were very nice. Will definitely recommend to friends and hope to return soon!
4.4 on May 22, 2011
We stayed four nights at the GG, in May, and had a wonderful time. The B&B is centerally located, so it is easy to get around the city using public transportation. The rooms are clean, with fresh linens and towels every day. The breakfast consisted of good coffee, juice and muffins. The service in the breakfast room was outstanding, as was the staff hospitallity. I would definately recommend the Golden Gate to my friends and associates. KDM
4.0 on May 20, 2011
I was in San Francisco for an overnight, and picked this hotel from past stays and its Nob Hill area location. Great place, clean, with short walk to Chinatown or Russian Hill area. Staff are longtime, excellent service. No frills, best for solo or couples, or maybe a couple of kids,as rooms are small. Continental breakfast of croissants and coffee. Largely European clientele.
4.0 on May 20, 2011
A great value for the area, the rooms were very clean and the building has a lot of history. (Not _really_ a bed and "breakfast", in the morning you are served croissants, coffee and juice.)
4.6 on May 18, 2011
Another great stay at the Golden Gate! I doubt there is a better value given the quality of the hotel and its location.
4.6 on May 13, 2011
We visted San Francisco for the first time in April to celebrate my 30th birthday. I booked the Golden Gate Hotel because of the outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor and because it met our priceline. The staff was amazing and very helpful upon arrival. The hotel itself is very charming. The bed and room were very comfortable. We loved the hotel pets, Pip and Patsy. We miss the delicious coffee and croissants that were served in the parlor every morning. We can't wait to visit again and stay at the Golden Gate Hotel!
4.0 on May 10, 2011
A very comfortable friendly hotel in a convenient location. I will recommend it as a place to stay to anyone else I know that is travelling to San Francisco.
3.4 on May 09, 2011
Golden Gate Hotel was exactly what I had in mind for this trip to SF. It really gives you a sense of home away from home. The rooms are charming, the breakfast is great and the location is perfect. I found what I thought I would find from visiting their website. I only wished there was more interaction and comunication with the staff and owners. They were very nice and helpful with our needs. But a littel more chit chat would've made the stay even more memorable. Thanks!
4.0 on May 05, 2011
Stayed three nights on a first visit to San Francisco. This is a great little hotel in a very convenient location for seeing the city. The staff were extremely helpful with advice, and in looking after our bags during our last day (when we had a late flight out).
5 on May 04, 2011
Nous avons été enchanté par le lieu,l'accueil et le service des personnels. Notre chambre était très bien . Nous recommanderons ce lieu à nos amis français. Nous retournerons à San Francisco dans 3 ans et comptons séjourné dans cet établissement à nouveau
4.4 on May 02, 2011
The only complaint I had was that it seems like they use a scented air freshener after cleaning, which I don't like. Other than that, a good place to stay. Staff was very helpful and friendly and so were the pets.
5 on May 02, 2011
Une maison reposante avec un accueil chaleureux et un personnel de service plein d'attention à l'égard des clients. Nous recommanderons cet établissement à nos amis français. Dans 3 ans nous retournerons à San francisco et nous comptons bien retourner au Golden gate hotel. Catherine et Guy Corbes François
4.8 on April 29, 2011
Like many guests of the Golden Gate, I was initially attracted by the prominent mentions of Pip, Cookie and Patsy. These charming pets are only the beginning of what recommends Golden Gate Hotel to the attention of any visitor. The rooms vary in size, with budget-priced shared toilet rooms smaller than the more expensive ensuite rooms. Even the smaller rooms are lovely and carefully appointed, with sinks in all and showers in some. One loo per floor is shared with a small number of other guests, which was never a problem. The ensuite rooms are worth the splurge if your budget allows, since many have antique clawfoot baths along with gorgeous bay windows. The professionalism and kindness of the Golden Gate innkeepers and staff were truly exceptional, as was their knowledge of local attractions and willingness to make suggestions and arrangements for guests seeking various types of urban adventures. The family who run the inn are gracious, wonderful people, very hospitable and kind. Breakfast is simple but delicious and freshly prepared, with plain and almond croissants brought fresh from the oven for each guest and a choice of coffee or good black tea. Delicious cookies offered with afternoon tea. If you're looking for a truly memorable and romantic base from which to experience San Francisco, you couldn't choose better than the Golden Gate Hotel! As promised, the Golden Gate is supervised by the watchful Pip, a cheerful Manx cat whose attentions are much in demand. French bulldog Patsy is a frequent breakfast guest, and the gorgeous Golden Retriever Cookie makes an appearance now and again.
4.0 on April 28, 2011
It was the first time for us in the States, so Golden Gate was a lovely start. We stayed in 9 hotels over 3 weeks in the USA and would rate this hotel and another in Washington as the most helpful. Friendly and happy advice, direction is always appreciated when you don't know a city. It really helps you enjoy a city or town.
4.4 on April 25, 2011
From the first when Pip greeted me (and later when I met Patsy the pug), my stay was perfect. The rooms are not large, but I did not come to the city to stay in my room. The bed was heaven and everything was spotless. The staff was not only nice, but went out of their way to help me plan my stay (I was visiting SF's "hidden" stairways and they had a book of walks that helped me plan). I highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel, especially since it is so centrally located.
4.0 on April 25, 2011
Excellent hotel, very comfy and very helpful friendly staff.
4.0 on April 21, 2011
I would like to suggest that the Golden Gate Hotel provide top sheets as well as the down comforter with duvet. It was rather warm during the night and I would have appreciated being able to kick back the duvet but still have coverage of a sheet.
4.0 on April 20, 2011
A wonderful and charming hotel in the center of SF. A warm welcome and Pip the cat (and the dog also) also always there to welcome us. We felt like at home. The breakfast is excellent and also the cookies at tea time. I srongly recommend this hotel.
5 on April 18, 2011
I've been coming to the Golden Gate Hotel for many years. This European-style pension is centrally located, between North Beach, Union Square and Chinatown, yet is quiet and intimate. The hosts are warm and informative. Nice little breakfast (great croissants!) and the afternoon tea of cookies and a specially-formulated Black Current tea is a civilized afternoon break in the afternoon. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.
3.8 on April 18, 2011
I was suspicious when I walked in to the Golden Gate Hotel. I am used to much larger hotels with every amenity I can think of at my fingertips. I booked a small room with shared bath and hoped that the great rate would offset any inconveniences. Well, the hotel completely won me over as I begrudgingly allowed myself to be charmed. Although my room was small, it was cozy and comfortable. The floor was quiet and everyone seemed respectful of other guests. The shared bath was small (a toilet and shower stall) but was spotlessly clean. The surrounding area is a mixed bag, sitting a few minutes walk from downtown, shopping, AT&T park and dozens of restaurants. We walked back later in the evening and although there were the usual homeless people and late-night revelers, we didn't feel unsafe. Breakfast was the only thing that could have been better. While I love croissants, I would hardly consider that breakfast, so if you are planning a busy day in SF, don't count on this breakfast to sustain you. Breakfast was plain and almond croissants, assorted jams/jellies/butter, orange juice and coffee. Overall, I am very pleased with my stay, and will definitely stay here again.
3.6 on April 15, 2011
Great location, excellent and helpful service, good room. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend it to friends.
4.4 on April 13, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel is not only a hotel for having good feelings, also a house nearby all attraktions as Union Square, the Cable Cars on their way to Fishermanns Wharf and so on. I allways liked to be there and I`m hoping to come back again! Lisa G. Düsseldorf, Germany
4.2 on April 09, 2011
Stay: end of march 2011. Room - queen w/ private bath. Great location, great price, cozy atmosphere, helpful staff. Stayed 2 days, first west coast visit. Staff was extremely helpful with parking arrangment with garage directly across the street. (parking was $25/ 24 h. W/ unlimited in/out. Great value for this area of the city. I had initially planned taking public transportation, but decided against as I was traveling with my mother, and didn't think lugging luggage across town ( and more particularly up the San Francisco hills ) would be a good idea. I made the right choice. However the cable cars and busses were extremely close within 2-4 blocks and we used public transportation throughout our stay. (just not toting luggage :-) The rooms were a tad small, but the 9-10 feet ceilings made the room seem light airy, open. No feeling of being boxed in. We hit exceptionally warm weather (90 deg F) both days... But opening the windows worked fine to cool things down. Our room faced a small garden like court yard ( separate property ) and was much quieter than I expected. The neighborhood was clean, well lit, and friendly. I felt completely comfortable coming and going at any hour. The breakfast was simple - drinks (on, tea and coffee) and 2 types of cressonts. Simple and light -- but the best tasting cressonts i've ever had. Desk staff was extremely helpful. Mapped out public transportation lines for sight- seeing, restaurant recommendations... My favorite parts however, kitty, the golden retriever (Cookie), and the birdcage style elevator. I would absolutely recommend the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.6 on April 08, 2011
What a wonderful B&B Hotel! My wife and I spent 6 nights in this little gem of a hotel in March 2011. Tea, cookies and an inviting fireplace awaited us on our arrival in the breakfast/lounge room. Our room was large, very confortable and quiet. The owners and the staff were extremely warm and helpful, with suggestions for eating places they knew and liked in the vicinity. The location of the hotel is very central, one block from the cable cars on Powell Street and a few blocks from Union Square and Chinatown. We willwant to stay there again next time we're in San Francisco.
4.0 on April 01, 2011
We have been here in March 2011, the place is clean, people are extremely kind and the place is absolutely charming, and Pip and Cookie, the cat and the dog, are very gentle (if you do not like pets this may not be your place).
3.2 on March 31, 2011
Enjoyed my stay, and would stay again. This hotel is in a great location and a good price. Very friendly staff! I do wish they would have changed out the sheets and towels, I thought that was expected. Also there is no A/C so a few nights got alittle warm. Overall really enjoyed my stay :). Also, if your going to go elsewhere and need a car on your vacation, there is a car rental just across the street! how great is that!
4.0 on March 30, 2011
This is a great b&b in a great location. 1/2 block from the trolley and 1 1/2 from the bus, it made getting around the city even easier. Pip, the house cat, was an additional treat. An excellent host he greets everyone and shows you to your room. The rooms are small (this is common for SF) but the beds are terrifically comfortable. The staff and owners were very friendly and provided a lovely atmosphere for breakfast and afternoon tea. I would definitely stay again.
3.8 on March 28, 2011
So much better than a large hotel. Rooms were comfortable and clean. The downstairs area was relaxing with tables near a warm fire complete with a cozy cat And so close to major attractions. We will definitely return to this gem.
4.8 on March 26, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at the Golden Gate. We could easily have spent another week just looking at the old photographs lining the walls and getting to know Pip (the cat) and Patsy (the dog) better. The human owners are pretty nice too. Comfortable rooms, quiet, central location, good continental breakfast... what more would you want?
2.4 on March 24, 2011
I was aware there was parking across the street, but didn't expect it to be $30.00 a day. The room was very sweet and nicely decorated, but postage stamp size. We shared a toilet, which was down the hall and not a problem. The owners and their staff were very courteous and kind. The daily croissants were certainly yummy, but for me, one day of them is enough for my tummy which is sensitive to too much fatty food. The staff were very generous with coffee and additional croissants.
4.6 on March 19, 2011
I loved it! A nice cat is waiting at the entrance and the owner is wonderful!
4.0 on March 19, 2011
The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful with suggestions about San Francisco. It made a cozy and warm base for exploring the city.
4.2 on March 18, 2011
Stayed here twice: once for several days on our way to Hawaii and once on our way back. Loved the warm and very welcoming atmosphere of this small inn, and the nice touches such as fresh flowers and pretty French-country table cloths in the breakfast room. Pip, the regal resident cat, added his own special touch as well. Staff are pleasant and extremely helpful, going out of their way to assist in every possible way. I forgot my Obus-form back support when we checked out. Hotel staff alerted the cab company,who called our cabbie - this, less than three minutes after we left the hotel! Rooms and especially the bathrooms are small, but very well thought-out and tastefully decorated. Won't mind a bit more choice at breakfast from the standard croissant or toast. Other than that, we loved our stay and felt we got excellent value. We highly recommend this welcoming, friendly little oasis in the midst of busy San Francisco.
4.6 on March 16, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel was outstanding! I stayed for four days for a conference--just a 15 minutes walk to the conference center. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was cute, comfortable, and clean. My only criticism is that breakfast was not served until 8am--most mornings I had to be out earlier. (The staff probably would have accommodated my needs--but I did not ask.) Great stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
4.4 on March 14, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised with my stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. The rooms are charming and the hotel environment is very friendly. The staff was both friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was a plus and the location was amazing. This will definitely be my hotel for all my future personal visits to San Francisco.
3.6 on March 11, 2011
Location close to Cable Car line, Union Square, Downtown, and Chinatown was very convenient. Friendly staff were very helpful in providing information. Cost of room was very affordable in comparison to larger hotels in the area. We relied upon public transportation for our 5 day stay so location was critical. While not elegant, the hotel was clean, friendly, and felt like home.
4.4 on March 04, 2011
Hosts very helpful and friendly, comfortable and congenial atmosphere, breakfast and teatime simple and elegant. Loved the host dog and cat!
4.2 on March 03, 2011
We stayed here for 3 nights en route back to Scotland at the end of a 6 week trip. We had travelled 3500 miles by road and had 10 flights in the 6 weeks. In truth we really just wanted to be home !! The Golden Gate Hotel changed this and we wished we were staying longer. If you like a conventional, predictable hotel then this is not for you. This hotel is unique in terms of personal service and people who are genuinely interested in making your visit to their city memorable. Cleanliness and comfort which are very important to me were provided to a high standard. We will stay here again. That's if we can still get a room after you read this. Moira, Edinburgh
2.6 on March 02, 2011
The hotel is in a good location - near a lot of tourist attractions. The service was good. We did not take advantage of the breakfast or the afternoon tea. The room itself was very small and not comfortable. It was hard to maneuver in such a small space. The bathroom was tiny and only reasonable for very skinny people. The room was adequate for the price, but I would not return to this hotel again.
4.6 on February 27, 2011
I had the opportunity to spend a wonderful spring week in San Francisco with my husband and an other couple. We stayed in the wine country for a few nights (which I also highly recommend) and then three days in SF. Tha Golden Gate hotel was everything we expected and more. The staff was very friendly and the location of the hotel was perfect! Everything within walkin distance - even the cable car! Only SMALL minus was the breakfast which was the same everymorning- but for that price and locatiton we are sure to stay there again!
4.2 on February 24, 2011
We were looking last minute for a place to stay and came across the GG Hotel. Excellent and very accomodating staff. Super friendly. Loved the whole vibe of the place. Could not ask for a better location. Great value for you money.
4.6 on February 23, 2011
Great service and location!! Helpful staff. Would definitely stay again.
4.4 on February 23, 2011
My wife and I enjoyed our stay a great deal. The rain came but the location and comfort of Golden Gate was wonderful. Enjoyed the ability to meet others during afternoon tea and morning coffee/crossiant. Much appreciated to visit with other travelers that you miss on regular hotel. Location was great, host were gracious and welcoming. Loved Pip the cat and Patsy the Frenchie. We will return again.
4.8 on February 20, 2011
My husband and I visited San Francisco in the beginning of February 2011. I had been in the city before but had found accommodations to be a bit run down in a downtown hotel. This time I ventured into a Bed and Breakfast and I couldn't have been more pleased. Golden Gate has quite a charm and attention to detail that you see from the time you enter the lobby. We were lucky enough to check-in at tea time and a wonderful scent filled the air with its home made cookies. This three floor bed and breakfast has a charming antique elevator that we only used when we carried our luggage. Our room shared the bathroom with other guests but as I had read from another review, we never found the bathroom busy or dirty. The decoration inside the bedroom was perfect and just as shown in the pictures. The bed was clean, comfortable and really made us feel as if we were guests at a friends home instead of an impersonal hotel. The cat (us being fond of them) definitely added to the pleasure of our stay. Personal attention, friendly personnel, meeting other guests at breakfast, and excellent location all made our stay so enjoyable we cannot wait to go back. We highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel Bed and Breakfast to tourists looking for a clean, elegant, affordable, quiet and great quality place to stay in San Francisco.
5 on February 20, 2011
This hotiel is just outstanding. It's really close to the citiy center (cable car just around the corner). It was very clean and everyone was really friendly and helpful (even got a cup of hot water late at night). The breakfast room is really cosy, Internet is for free and the tea and the cookies in the afternoon were really tasty (not to mention the delicious coffee and breakfast. When going back to San Francisco I wouldn't even think of going to another place as I already found the best.
4.0 on February 20, 2011
The individuals that work at the Golden Gate Hotel went out of their way daily to help me organize plans, trips, site seeing, etc for my visit. They were very understanding and helpful. It made my trip more enjoyable.
4.2 on February 20, 2011
Freundlicher Service; sauberes, liebevoll eingerichtetes Zimmer mit kleinem Bad und historischer Wannendusche; Parkhaus gegenüber; zum Frühstück Croissant und Kaffee, nachmittags Tee; 50 m zum Cable-Car, wenige hundert Meter zum Union-Square, Katze im Frühstücksbereich, wenn wir es je wieder nach SF schaffen, nehmen wir wieder diese B&B!
4.0 on February 16, 2011
Take a world-class setting -- walkable minutes to Powell Street cablecar, Chinatown's Grant Street and Union Square gateways -- stir in a beautifully-decorated Europeanlike setting -- and oversee with the owners gracious hospitality (as well as house cat Pip, visiting golden retriever Cookie and her pug cousin Patsy) and you're in the Golden Gate Hotel, a superior bed and breakfast inn. Sunlit rooms, camarderie over morning croissants and afternoon tea and a staff fully dedicated to sharing this beautiful city's surprises up close and firsthand.... My week included a morning walk to the Ferry Building for a ride to Sausalito for cocoa and gallery-ogling, returning to the sumptuous Farmer's Market for fresh flowers, artisan crafts and outside-roasted lemon rosemary chicken .... the Golden Gate made all districts closeby and neighborly. Warning: once you stay you will most certainly return!
4.0 on February 15, 2011
close walk to everything I was interested in. friendly people, clean, cute rooms. I would definetly stay there again.
4.2 on February 15, 2011
Comfortable beds, warm and welcoming staff, great location and an amazing price
4.2 on February 13, 2011
So happy with this establishment that I extended my stay for another four nights.
4.8 on February 10, 2011
As a first time solo female traveller, The Golden Gate Hotel provided an environment of warmth and exceptional hospitality. The delicious breakfast and quaint tea with cookies provided an atmosphere where patrons could choose to mingle and enjoy staff (including resident tailess cat and adorable golden retriver dog) and interesting/stimulating guests from near and far. The staff could not be more helpful and caring. My room with shared bathroom was very clean, comfortable and quiet. Highly recommend
4.0 on February 05, 2011
Room and bed were very comfortable and staff were very welcoming. Hotel is in an excellent location, very convenient for many central activities. Had a very pleasant stay.
4.8 on February 02, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel is an absolute gem. It is like a little bit of Europe in San Francisco. The staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is perfect. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.
4.2 on February 01, 2011
Unfortunately I was just diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and had to call to cancel the reservation which was even sadder because it was a gift from our kids...I lived in the city in 1964 and have loved visiting ever since. Our daughter had stayed at GG finding it top notch in location, atmosphere and friendliness plus appreciating the fact the staff was very helpful in providing delicious breakfasts that were her necessary gluten free. My review then is second hand except for the particularly kind response I received when I called to cancel. The genuine caring given while taking my details to cancel were as though I was talking to one of my own brothers or other family members. Hopefully my treatment will be effective enough I'll still get to experience GG personally, but still feel I can recommend it second-hand! Laura WA State
4.2 on January 31, 2011
For our short stay in San Francisco, we wanted somewhere that was central and something that was charismatic. The Golden Gate Hotel fit the bill perfectly. We felt very welcome in our little home-away-from-home and they were very accommodating for our one-year old daughter. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on January 31, 2011
I had to visit San Francisco for business, but I never been to the city before and didn't want to have an ambiguous experience at a standard hotel downtown. This worked out perfectly. The hospitality was great. My sweetheart got several good recommendations for restaurants. The off-site parking was a bit expensive, but that was to be expected and the service was good. Overall, a very good experience.
3.8 on January 29, 2011
This was our first stop on a 7 week holiday starting in early December. We were very satisfied and impressed by this little hotel. Our hosts were always helpful and attentive. It had a wonderful ambience - from the delightful reception room with a fire place and Christmas tree, where breakfast and afternoon tea were served each day, the whimsical antique iron elevator where the elevator shaft walls were decorated with paintings of flying traveller's paraphernalia such as cameras, maps, postcards etc; the tastefully decorated hallways and rooms, the scrupulously clean bathrooms to the charming rooms. The hotel is also very well located in terms of access to sites and transport. The house cat and dog are very sweet and so well behaved. We enjoyed our stay very much and would thoroughly recommend this. We are looking forward to another opportunity to visit.
4.2 on January 29, 2011
This homey hotel is charming, cozy and comfortable, and the decor (antiques, window treatments, bedding, old photographs lining the halls, even the tea service) shows the owners´ attention to details. Our room, facing the back, was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. We appreciated the extra comforts - down comforter, clawfoot bathtub, plush towels, the afternoon tea and cookies, and the quality of the crossaints at breakfast, the free Wifi, and of course, the house pets that welcomed us in the morning and evening. Owners, staff and service were friendly and gracious. We would happily return.
4.2 on January 22, 2011
We previously stayed at the Golden Gate in 1993 and were delighted to find that the place has retained all of the charm and friendly warmth we experienced then. Pip the cat helped us use the lift and concentrated on providing an atmosphere of domestic bliss by sleeping in front of the fire in the parlour. The constant supply of blackcurrant tea and cookies is still wonderful. Many thanks.
4.2 on January 21, 2011
What a wonderful stay. However, if you are addicted to faceless but big shiny chain hotel rooms, this is not the place for you. The beautiful, clean room was not much bigger than the bed and the two chairs, but oh was it lovely. The staff and owners were the nicest I have ever met, and I worked in hotel management for a decade.
4.6 on January 21, 2011
The Golden Gate Hotel was warm, cozy & wonderful! I found this hotel listed in Frommer's "top ten" B&B, and when I reviewed the website fell in love with the pets living there. The owners and long-time staff were so friendly (without being overwhelming) and I honestly felt "at home" away from home. The afternoon tea and cookies by the fire created a community for the guests to meet, or quiet time to read or journal. It was such a treat after a hectic and rainy day in the busy city. The pets were all loving and social, but not disruptive in any way. The rooms were a little small, but to be expected in an older building in the city. The entire building was immaculate and the decor very charming. Sharing a bathroom at the end of the hall was never a problem, I never encountered another guest or had to wait to use the facilities. Also, I felt safe which may be a concern for solo-travelers. The staff even made accommodations to hold my luggage when I checked out as my flight was not until later in the day. I would (and hope) to return here again and again. And I didn't even mention that it was very affordable compared to the rates of near-by hotels!I really enjoyed seeing the photo album that marked the building's history and transformation, and it appears that the current owners have been running it since 1985; clearly they are doing something right! I loved every bit of my stay here! Thank you! KH from Austin, TX
4.6 on January 05, 2011
I've stayed here twice now and the staff is amazing here. Rooms are quaint and cozy...and the cat, Pip, is the coolest cat on the planet. For the money, location, and ammenities, you can't beat this place! I'll be coming back here for sure.
4.0 on January 05, 2011
This was our third visit. The hosts - including the four-legged ones - are always warm and welcoming, as is the staff. The parlor doubles as the breakfast room, and its small size creates a nice sense of intimacy without being crowded.
5 on January 04, 2011
We particularly loved having a 4th floor room at the back, very quiet, lovely decor. Also enjoyed the friendliness of staff/owners and other guests. Terrific croissants, juice, and great tea and cookies in the afternoons. Couldn't be more convenient and reasonably priced.
5 on December 24, 2010
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend, our first time in San Francisco. The b&b was charming, very clean, and the staff were super helpful and great with answering questions. The room we stayed in was decorated in a very adorable, typical b&b way. Bathroom was clean. Their vintage elevator is really cool. The breakfast was small but good (yummy croissants, coffee, juice and tea) and the afternoon tea & cookies was great! I don't know what tea they brew but it was delicious. And the oatmeal raisin cookies really hit the spot as a late afternoon, pre-dinner snack. I had an unfortunate episode of food sickness/poisioning right before we arrived at the hotel, so all weekend I was feeling a bit sick, and they were kind enough to let us check out later (with no charge!) on the day we were supposed to leave so I could rest before we went to the airport. The hotel is very conveniently located by Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Next time I am in SF I will stay here again!
4.8 on December 17, 2010
We stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel for the second time in early December 2010. It is SUCH a lovely inn, and the owners are delightful. The rooms are not huge and the en suite bathroom is small, but the whole hotel is beautifully and comfortably decorated, the staff is incomparable -- helpful, pleasant and accommodating -- and the location is perfect: just north of Union Square and steps to the cable car line on Powell Street. You're right in the middle of the best part of the city. We especially loved the presence of the resident pets: Pip the orange, tailless cat; and Cookie, the friendly and gentle golden retriever. Made the place really feel homey. The continental breakfast was elegant and just enough to start the day, but leave room for lots of San Francisco dining later in the day, and the 4 o'clock afternoon tea hits the spot. We look forward to another visit in the future. LG and CT, Silver Spring, MD
4.2 on December 10, 2010
Cosy rooms in a central location. Friendly helpful staff, charming proprietors. Delightful habit of serving afternoon tea and cookies. Recommended.
3.8 on November 29, 2010
THE GG is one of our favorite places in SF. Pip and Cookie add to the ambience and the location is excellent for what we want.
4.6 on November 29, 2010
Staying at the GG Hotel was the best decision I made for my San Francisco trip. It's location is wonderful; close to downtown, but far enough of the busy street to not be bothered with crowed and noise. The staff and service were wonderful. It felt like I was staying with family. They went above and beyond on several occasions: when making my original reservation I accidentally booked two rooms. I had an email later that day helping me sort out the problem. Also, my travel arrangements changed while I was in SF, and they accommodated my unexpected plans so graciously. I will be staying here every time I return to SF.
4.0 on November 29, 2010
My sister from Seattle and I , from southern CA, just spent a 4-day weekend at this charming, perfectly- located bed & breakfast. We loved the warm hospitality, gracious service, scrumptious croissants, delicious coffee & tea, Pip the cat (especially basking before the fireplace), the dogs, the lovely decor and the super comfy beds. We look forward to another visit.
3.8 on November 28, 2010
Delightful cosy place, reasonably priced, worth a visit for the genuine antique elevator alone. A pity no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, but continental breakfast is delicious. Staff very friendly and helpful.
3.6 on November 24, 2010
The rooms are so homely and kept impecably clean.
4.0 on November 24, 2010
I've been to the hotel before, but this time the room was exquisite and well oriented (sunny and calm). I had a wonderful stay, thank you!
4.6 on November 21, 2010
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Neighborhood is convenient and safe. Great alternative to big hotels.
4.4 on November 21, 2010
This is an awesome, cozy little hotel that's really affordable (I think it was about $120 a night, for a small room sharing a toilet but private shower and sink) given the downtown SF location. There's a complimentary breakfast of pastry, good coffee, and juice in the downstairs parlor in the morning, and it gives guests an opportunity to chat a bit between tables. I stayed there with 6 other people, inc 2 small children, and it was a great home base for our trip. The family who runs it are attentive and friendly.
4.6 on November 17, 2010
Wonderful Location, very pleasant staff and very accommodating. Organised airport transfers efficiently and for a very reasonable price. Afternoon tea a delight.
3.2 on November 17, 2010
The room was lovely. Nicely decorated, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The B&B is on a busy street, but with the window closed, the sound was well muted. We barely saw any staff except the day we left. I'm sure if we needed something, someone would have been available. It would have been nice for the person who showed us to our room to help us with dining suggestions as we arrived in the evening. But we were ushered to our room, shown the essentials and the staff quickly left. The breakfast room was too small for all the guests to have breakfast at once. It may have been helpful to have coffee and croissants on a table in the foyer, so people could grab a coffee and tea and crossiant and head to their room if the dining area was full. The hotel was well located. Very central to everything. We wallked to almost every location in the city.
4.0 on November 16, 2010
Nice place and nice owners/people. we had a room without bathroom and had to share it. The shared bathroom is small(toilet and shower in one room) but nice and clean. The rooms without bathrooms are small also but very nice and good. the croissants are perfect but be aware this is the only thing to eat. the location is also good because you're near the hotspots and the cable cars arco en silvia, the netherlands
3.6 on November 15, 2010
We really liked the style of this hotel. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful. The room was small but very nicely done. The "breafast" consisted of coffee, juice, and 2 croissants - we expected a little more. Everything was very clean and well kept. My husband is allergic to cats. I did not realize when I booked this room that there was a cat on the premisis, but he did not have any problems with his allergies. Great location.
4.8 on November 14, 2010
Visiting San Fran for the first time, excellent hospitality, nice breakfast and afternoon tea, good service when arranging transfers and early check out
4.6 on November 11, 2010
This is my second stay and the Golden Gate Inn and I still couldn't be more pleased with the staff, location and accommodations. Yes the rooms are small but you're hardly in them. Great place. The hotel cat is by far the cutest - shows the hotels warmth and welcoming atmosphere.
5 on November 08, 2010
Wow! My husband and I stayed for two nights at the Golden Gate Hotel and could not have been happier with our stay. All the staff were helpful and friendly (including the animals!), the room was immaculate and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious! We will definitely stay here again the next time we come to San Francisco.
4.2 on November 07, 2010
I had weekend layover at the Golden Gate Hotel before heading to Monterey for a conference. I wished I could have stayed longer. The staff were pleasent the rooms were immaculate. The breakfasts were wonderful too. Everyone was accomadating and the hotel itself made me feel like I was back "in the day" with it's charm and quaint decor. And let's not forget their mascot Pip. He heard I was up early and came for a visit to see if I needed anything...my ginger must have called ahead to tell him I needed special care :) A few days, a week...this is the place to stay in San Fran...conviently located near Union Square and great restaraunts. I'll be back!
4.4 on November 05, 2010
Everything was lovely about the Golden Gate Hotel, room, friendliness of staff, breakfast, except for the traffic noise. Bush is a busy street. Ask for a room at the back or bring ear plugs.
4.0 on November 03, 2010
There is a nice cosy feel to this hotel which welcomes you after the hustle and bustle of the city. The staff are helpful and attentive to guest's needs and clearly enjoy looking after people. MS . London. Uk
4.4 on November 02, 2010
We had a wonderful four night stay here and would recommend it highly for anyone wanting a central location for exploring San Francisco.
4.2 on November 01, 2010
Service and value was outstanding. Terrific location. Loved it.
4.0 on October 31, 2010
rooms small but comfortable. excellent guest services and great access to public transportation services
4.0 on October 31, 2010
The room was small--the stay was fun. We met nice people--both that were traveling and made the same housing arrangements we did, and the staff. The location was excellent, especially with using public transportation. We would definitely make the same choice again.
5 on October 31, 2010
We were completely delighted with both the room (we had a room with bath) and the location of the Golden Gate Hotel. We were given good advice from both Hilam and Greg and Gabriella and Spencer were also terrific. I would recommend the hotel to anyone who wants something small in scale. We also love the old elevator. l
4.2 on October 28, 2010
Golden Gate Hotel is a central place close to transit and within a walk to many places. The rooms are beautiful and the staff are very warm and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again when in San Fran. Breakfast included but it consists only of coffee or tea, orange juice and croissants (which are homemade and delicious) which is fine but we stayed there for four days so got a little tired of croissants! Overall though, a wonderful place to stay, you won't be disappointed.
4.2 on October 26, 2010
Excellent, cordial service. The staff at Golden Gate made suggestions for travel and restaurants that proved to be not only delightful experiences, but practical and enjoyable as well. My friends and I had stayed at the Golden Gate 20 years ago and had returned for a reunion, of sorts. We were so glad we did! Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere! Would happily recommend to anyone!
5 on October 25, 2010
We stayed in two hotels whilst in San Francisco as our (very minimal) budget couldn't stretch to an entire stay in the Golden Gate. However, I wish we had pushed the boat out and stayed the whole time here. As we are UK travellers, the room was large, the bed massive and the bathroom (with its roll-top bath and period fittings) was wonderful. The staff were very welcoming and quick to offer help and advice about the area and places to go. Breakfast consisted of lovely hot croissants and tea and coffee (just what we needed after a few days of massive diner breakfasts). Meeting Patsy and Pip made the place feel extra homely and I am sure their presence contributed to our feeling of relaxation. The short stay we had there was one of the most relaxing we have had for a long time and, particularly if you are an animal lover, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
4.2 on October 16, 2010
Perfect location close to Union Square and easy walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf ! We especially appreciated the tea and cookies served daily at 4pm. Staff were very personable and helpful. Highly recommended.
4.0 on October 13, 2010
We loved the Golden Gate Hotel. I don't think we'll stay anywhere else in SF from now on. The service was excellent, the rooms clean and comfortable and the atmosphere so very pleasant!
4.0 on October 11, 2010
Rooms were clean and nice decorated. Friendly staff and perfect location. We will repeat!
4.6 on October 05, 2010
To all of the Golden Gate Hotel, Thank you all for making our stay homely. We did not expect much hospitality and attention given from the hotel. All staff remembered us by name. Our stay have been personal and warm welcomed. We felt the treatment given from the hotel staff and even from their guest were beyond our expectation. - Thank you for such an enjoyable stay during our visit to SFO. - Best regards.
4.6 on September 30, 2010
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Excellent coffee, tea & croissants for breakfast
4.8 on September 18, 2010
A little gem in the heart of San Fran with a really cool antique elevator. Beautiful period design that exudes warmth and comfort with good old-fashined friendly service and also has a great hotel cat! Looking forward to my next trip back.
4.6 on September 17, 2010
Hello! I am so pleased to have discovered you online, based on the wonderful comments by earlier guests. Greg was a delight and the croissants were amazing. Hope you sorted out the 4th floor wifi router. I am recommending you to friends and I know that I will make this my new SF home...until I buy my own! Cannot wait to be back & introduce my cat-loving daughter when she is up from Stanford. Best from a sunny London.
4.0 on September 11, 2010
The location of Golden Gate Hotel is very good. Cable Car Station on the corner. The breakfast is excellent. Very good croissant and incredibly tasty confiture. In addition is the staff very helpful. The rooms are small but mighty. Very advisable!
3.8 on September 03, 2010
first overall very pleased with the place and the service only issue was both my wife and myself -who both have back problems - found the beds a bit too hard which caused me to wake up in discomfort far more often than occurs at home on my bed
5 on September 01, 2010
.Excellent B&B right near everything you would want to do. Just like in real estate, location is important to a hotel. This is not the Mandarin or the Omni. It is a quaint bed and breakfast where you are known by name, greeted by friendly staff and guests and get to have a little animal time if you so desire. The location is truly perfect. Two blocks away is a trolley stop. 3-4 blocks away is the gate to Chinatown and further on to North Beach (LIttle Italy). about 4 blocks away is Union Square. The room we stayed in (202) is a Queen with private bath overlooking Bush St. It was cozy with a nice bed and clawfoot tub. Turndown service at night, windows for ventilation, armiore and chest of drawers. Small but not crushingly so. The elevator is unique, though we walked the small flight of stairs usually. The staff was excellent. They helped with arrangements, recommended restaurants and were friendly and courteous without question. The croissants and coffee in the morning were exceptional. Pip (Orange Tabby), Patsy (Black short pug looking dog) and Cookie (Golden Retriever) were frequently around, though not intrusive. Overall this made for a very relaxed home feeling stay. It reminded me of staying with a group of knowledgable friends, only without the hassle of worrying about intruding on their lives. I could not recommend it higher.
4.8 on June 26, 2010
Great, small, personalized hotel in a B&B style. Walkable to many of the attractions in the center of S-F. Antique, birdcage elevator lends to the unique feel of the hotel. Parking in garage across street is particularly convenient given general scarcity and expense of parking in city and it is notably less costly than most of the other inns/hotels we considered.
5 on October 08, 2009
I would highly recommend the Golden Gate Hotel after a recent long weekend stay. It is a clean and charming hotel in an excellent location; the rooms are delightful and the beds very comfortable; the staff are all very friendly, courteous, attentive and helpful. - a visitor from Canada
4.8 on June 10, 2009
Second time staying at this glorious and gracious hotel. I have my mother with me. The bedding, linens are luxurious. No hint of tobacco. Staff are genuinely interested in you and they are a loyal endearing professional group. It is as though you are guests in their home. PIP is a wonderful cat, who visits everyone. The art and photography that adorn the walls reads the story of people's lives in the 1800 and early 1900's. Everything is tastefully done and home. No pretentious frosting here. House keeping is great. More than worth the price Renee Kramer
4.2 on December 21, 2008
This is a wonderful place to stay. The staff was warm, friendly and extremly helpful with tips about the city. It made our trip to SF extra special. This B&B is in walking distance to so much and if you can't walk there the cable car is at the next corner. My only hesitation about giving a good review is the fear that there won't be a room for me next time I'm in town. This place it a hidden gem!
4.6 on December 09, 2008
What a great place to stay and a fabulous location. We loved it and would go back again in a minute. The staff is very friendly, the inn in clean and very comfortable. You can walk everywhere you need to go or the cable car is at the end of the block. Service....fabulous, whatever you need. Computer, internet and printer as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED....we travel in Europe all the time, this was as nice as any B&B over there.
5 on October 13, 2008
We had a wonderful stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Quaint and lovely rooms, wonderfully friendly and helpful staff, and some adorable pets for a real "home away from home". We would recommend the Golden Gate to anyone visiting San Francisco!
4.4 on September 17, 2008
Why go to a super modern hotel and live in a souless dog kennel! The Golden Gate has atmosphere where you can enjoy the company of other guests and the management.Here you are a person. It is customary to call in for tea in the afternoon when you may converse in a variety of languages. John and Renate maintain a delightful ambience in the Hotel and it is customary to talk to the dog and cat who rule the roost
3.8 on July 21, 2008
The location was perfect for a downtown trip - close to public transportation, restaurants and shopping, but on a quiet street. The service was excellent, the staff was very helpful with tourist information, maps, watching luggage and the like.
4.2 on February 25, 2008
Located right off Powell st within walking distance to Market. The folks are very nice there. Not a fully breakfast, but the cinnamon croissants are homemade and delicious, and fresh cookies and tea are served from 4-7pm.
5 on January 30, 2008
This wonderful family friendly home was absolutely amazing. Wonderful service, tastey breafast, and evening cookies w/ tea. Perfect place to go with your family or traveling alone. We will definitely be going back for our next trip to San Francisco!
5 on December 16, 2007
We stayed at the Golden Gate for seven days for both pleasure and business. It exceeded our expectations not only in the friendliness of the staff, its excellent location, but in the opportunity to meet and chat with people from around the world. We met people who have been staying at the Golden Gate for 15 years as well as newcomers like ourselves. The proximity of this little gem to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Nob Hill,and Market Street was a pleasant surprise. The Powell/Mason Street Cable cars were a block away taking you to everything...but if you are adventurous and have a good pair of walking shoes (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)you can walk to just about all the sights from its front door. There is a car rental place right across the street that you can rent a car for the day if you wish to go to Muir Woods or Napa Valley. (The drive to Napa along highways 37 and 121 is wonderful not to mention the experience of driving across the Golden Gate Bridge!) In addition to the location, the staff is wonderful and able to assist in all manner's of questions and Pip the Cat is quite adept at his duties of making sure you feel welcome including sleeping on your lap in the parlor if he so decides to welcome you with his company! We loved this charming little inn and will definitely be staying there again on our next return to San Francisco.
4.8 on November 22, 2007
If you want great location, look no further. This little gem is a half a block away from a cablecar stop. Within easy walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, Nob Hill... Friendly and accomodating staff made me and my daughter feel like we were visiting friends instead of checking into a hotel. We will be returning to SF in June and will definitely be staying here. Good Job everyone at the Golden Gate Hotel.
4.8 on October 19, 2007
Great location! Very cute original old San Fransisco victorian. I have already recommended it to friends and will most likely return myself.
5 on May 03, 2007
I have been at this place three or four times, and I will be there next week. It is friendly and so many people all of the world return and the owners make us all feel like we are at home, but even better than at home.
5 on December 21, 2006
My wife and I have stayed at the Golden Gate Hotel twice, back in the mid-to-late 1990's. It's convenient to Union Square, Theaters, and lots of dining choices. We enjoyed our stay both times. The croissants in the morning are wonderful!