If you decide to go, San Francisco is awash with great hotels. A few are dedicated to the LGBTQI community and most others are very friendly. It all comes down to your budget, what you like to do and most of all where you want to be. Location, location! I’d be happy staying in any of these:
Parker Guest House: A super friendly, mostly Gay, newly renovated B&B in the heart of the Castro District.
Hotel Vitale: Fabulous SF Bay Views, near downtown shopping and the fabulous Ferry Building & Farmer’s Market (fun for foodies).
The Scarlet Huntington: Atop Nob Hill, impeccable service, historic Big 4 restaurant and a pool with a view! A short stroll to the Top Of Mark for spectacular sundown Champagne or cocktails, then over to the famous Tonga Room for a real San Francisco treat. Ding, ding!
Joie de Vivre: A group of charming reasonable boutique hotels (Hotel Vitale is one) often in local neighborhoods.
In summertime, when the fog rolls in (and it will!) locals and tourists alike, head out of the city for warmer climes and a bit of wine country fun. Check out my next installment of Out Wine World to find out which direction the Gays are going!