REVIEW

Golden Gate Hotel

There's a sense of homey welcome at this family-run B&B outfitted with antiques.

By Josh Sens, Friday, Oct 9, 2009, 12:40 PM

Golden Gate Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $105

'Hood Between Union Square and Nob Hill, the rooftop of the city, known for grand homes and steeply sloping streets. Just one block from the cable car that takes you to Fisherman's Wharf.

The Vibe A sense of homey welcome. Seventy-five percent of guests are return visitors, which testifies to the personal approach of a business run by the same family for 25 years. Guests are often greeted with handwritten welcome notes.

Rooms The Edwardian building has 25 rooms, each decorated with such quaint touches as wicker coffee tables and antique wooden dressers. Some bathrooms have claw-foot tubs.

Plus The aroma of fresh-baked cookies wafts through the lobby, and no wonder: those same cookies are served with tea in the afternoon.

Minus The breakfast at this bed-and-breakfast is continental and underwhelming.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles with shared baths from $105, doubles with private baths from $135, including breakfast.