Perfectly situated in the heart of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Hotel is centrally located up the hill from Union Square, between Nob Hill and just a few blocks from Chinatown. We are steps away from the Powell/Mason and Powell/Hyde cable-car stop. Discover more about our location and start exploring all that San Francisco has to offer.Our rooms are delightfully dressed with antiques, decorative artwork, and original details like claw-foot tubs are just a few details that make staying at the Golden Gate Hotel an unforgettable experience!
Innkeepers and History
The Inn was built in 1913 as the trauma of the 1906 Earthquake was fading and the young city was reaching out to the world with the creation of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing the rise of San Francisco from the earthquake’s devastation.
The Golden Gate Hotel was originally planned as a modest hotel for business travelers, together with the growing numbers of tourists traveling from the East Coast to visit the fabled land of sunshine in California. Artifacts from this era such as the Murphy Beds no longer exist, however the Claw Foot tubs and “Pillbox” commode tanks in many of the rooms happily remain.
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Experience San Francisco while enjoying all the comforts of home with a stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Our rooms, featuring Edwardian inspired furnishings, offer every guest a great night’s sleep with the faint sounds of the city’s cable car nearby. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and a cozy afternoon of tea by the fireplace in our parlor. And with our central location to all San Francisco sights, the best of San Francisco is right out your front door!
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