Golden Gate Hotel

775 Bush Street , San Francisco, CA 94108-3496 USA (Show map)


Frommer’s San Francisco“Best Bed & Breakfast”;consistently top ranking B&B on TripAdvisor; “Best Urban Inn” AAA's Via Magazine’s “Go List” 2006 Wonderful little hotel, perfect Union Square location, family-run for 30 years, old world charm, modern amenities, house cat, afternoon tea & homemade cookies, free wireless DSL, corner cable car stop.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.8

best place in town

5 on December 16, 2014

for me by far the best place to stay and relax in this exciting city

Delightful stay

4.6 on November 21, 2014

I will stay again.

Charming B&B with central location

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.

Peut mieux faire

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 !

Charming Inn, great location

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.

Excellent Choice!

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!

Nice job, Golden Gate

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.

Welcoming, charming and individual.

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.

Great place to stay prior to a cruise!

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.

Excellent!! Wanted to stay longer!! :-)

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

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Private Bath

This is our standard queen size room with private bath. Continental breakfast and afternoon tea and cookies are complimentary

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $215

Double Shared Bath

This is our standard double room with a shared bath. Each room has a private sink, and the bathroom and shower are in the hallway. Continental breakfast and afternoon tea and cookies are complimentary.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $145

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Location Type

City, Downtown


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 13 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Muir Woods, Sailing, Sonoma/Napa, Whale Watching, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Computer, Fireplace

Room amenities

Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sports Events, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only San Francisco law prevents smoking in multi-unit buildings.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Clean, Housebroken dogs.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash



John & Renate Kenaston

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 8am -10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian