The Best Hotels Near Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

The Painted Ladies shine in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco
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1 April 2021

Stay in San Francisco’s hippie home, among myriad vintage stores and musical spots, by choosing a hotel in Haight-Ashbury.

San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is known for being the center and origin of the 1960s counterculture hippie movement. Vintage shops, small music venues and record stores have lined Haight Street for half a century. Set between the large Victorian houses in Ashbury Heights and one of the most popular entrances to Golden Gate Park, it’s a popular tourist destination for people looking to explore the strange and wonderful aspects of the city. Here’s our pick of the five best hotels in Haight-Ashbury.

The Metro Hotel

Boutique Hotel
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In true Haight-Ashbury fashion, the neon-lit Metro Hotel on Divisadero Street is a business that practices eco-friendly policies. With only 24 guest rooms, the hotel retains a charming nature. Complimentary Wi-Fi and affordable rates make it a great place for travelers looking to save a buck. A perfect escape from the bustle of Haight Street. The Metro Hotel also features a backyard area perfect for gaining some solace.

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  • Stanyan Park Hotel

    Independent Hotel
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    Housed in a restored Beaux-Arts building, Haight-Ashbury’s Stanyan Park Hotel – built as a boarding house in 1883 – predates the neighborhood’s hippie movement. A homage to a bygone San Francisco era, the hotel’s antique decor and luxury amenities make it a relaxing home away from home. Across from the grassy knolls of Golden Gate Park, the grandiose hotel remains a testament to the historical significance of the area.

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    The Red Victorian

    Inn
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    The Red Victorian, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco
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    Located in the center of Haight-Ashbury, The Red Victorian has a storied past as a place for artists and travelers. Housed in a red-painted building from 1904, the “Red Vic” has been through many iterations, with it supposedly being a brothel at the beginning, before it became what it is today. The hotel was a popular meeting space for environmentalists, social activists and artists in the 1970s. Currently repurposed into a co-living intentional community, the unique space still offers guests short-or long-term stays.

    The Grove Inn

    Independent Hotel
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    Northeast of Haight-Ashbury, surrounded by century-old buildings near Alamo Square and the iconic Painted Ladies, the Grove Inn is a historic guesthouse built in the 1800s. Receiving an extensive renovation in 2015, the hotel features modern comforts including cable TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. Offering rooms with private bathrooms and bay windows, the amenities – including cozy bedding and luxury towels – make The Grove Inn an ideal place to relax during a stay in the city.

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    Beck's Motor Lodge

    Boutique Hotel, Motel
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    Having been open since 1958, Beck’s Motor Lodge is still operated by the same friendly family that set it up half a century ago. Interiors have been updated since, transforming the lodge into a fresh, sleek and modern place to stay with affordable rooms and a familiar atmosphere. It’s just outside Haight-Ashbury in the Castro, and with the motel’s policy of open tolerance, LGBTQ guests will feel welcomed.

    Molly Codyre contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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