Rated one of the city’s top guesthouses by gay travel sites such as Spartacus and Purple Roofs, this lovely 1909 Edwardian B&B in the heart of the Castro is the perfect oasis to return to after a long day of sightseeing. Sip a glass of wine outside by the garden fountain at the daily complimentary social. Lounge by the fireplace, or, perhaps, in the library. Spacious rooms feature down comforters, terry robes, and period antiques. Located in San Francisco’s sunniest neighborhood, it’s an ideal launch pad for exploring the Mission, Hayes Valley, and Mid-Market neighborhoods. Do as the locals do and head to the favorite coffee shop Philz and Dolores Park a few blocks away.
- Erika Lennert