Five Great Places to Stay in Castro, San Francisco

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Whether you’re coming to the Castro District for the Gay Pride Parade, Folsom Street Fair or just to visit the gayest city around — you’ve got to stay somewhere fabulous. Read on for five of our favorite bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and motels in the beautiful Castro, San Francisco.


1. Parker Guest House
The Parker Guest House is one of the most highly rated bed and breakfasts in the Castro District. They welcome gay or straight guests, and boast some of the coziest and largest rooms around — all with tile baths, cable TV, private phone, voice mail, free WiFi, down comforters, terry cloth robes, and luxury bath amenities. You can enjoy your complimentary breakfast or wine (yes, wine!) on the patio deck or in their lush private garden. For more information, visit:

520 Church St
(between 17th St & Dorland St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-3222


2. Beck’s Motor Lodge
Beck’s is all about location, location, location (and the prices aren’t too shabby either!). For a fair San Francisco price, you can enjoy being located right on Market Street (two blocks from Castro Street), free WiFi, a 32” flat screen TV and a sun deck to soak up some well deserved rays. For more information, visit:

2222 Market St
(between Sanchez St & 16th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-8212

3. 24 Henry Guest House
If you’re looking to stay somewhere edgy and fun, 24 Henry Guest House is a great pick. This is a guesthouse, and each room is unique. You will enjoy a free continental breakfast every morning and beautiful views of the Castro. "I first stayed at 24 Henry about 15 years ago. I've stayed here every time since that I've come to San Francisco. I'm happy to think of 24 Henry as my San Francisco home." -Mark, Washington DC. For more information and photos, visit:

4080 18th St
(between Hartford St & Castro St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Castro
(415) 864-0994

[Photo: Yelp]

4. Inn on Castro
The Inn on Castro is a well-known place to stay — it has been for over 30 years. It has eight rooms and suites, all with beautiful views and private bathrooms as well as self-catering apartments. Yelpers call it their home away from home — and they rave about the friendly staff and delicious breakfast. Get more information here:

321 Castro St
(between 16th St & States St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-0321

5. The Willows Inn
The Willows Inn offers a convenient location in the Castro District. A friendly, welcoming staff, a hearty expanded Continental breakfast and European-style ambiance, along with many amenities, including free wifi and a complimentary social hour, makes your stay relaxing and comfortable. The inn is surrounded by many excellent restaurants, bars, shops and gyms, and offers easy access to all forms of transit. Check out The Willows Inn:

710 14th St
(between Belcher St & Church St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(800) 431-0277