Osento, a Japanese bathhouse on Valencia Street in San Francisco, is long gone, closed now for nearly a decade. Back in the day, people looking for Osento on a similarly soupy afternoon were probably just as confounded. It was mostly known through word of mouth by its clientele, who say its founder ended a nearly three-decade run when she shuttered it in and moved north to Lake County, Calif. Now it is a splendid Victorian dwelling, kaleidoscopic in hues of magenta, turquoise and gold. On its facade are stunning sculptured plaques of sea horses, conchs and starfish. Elaborate cast reliefs of tattooed mermaids by a San Francisco artist named Natasha Dikareva gaze ahead.
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By Andrew Collins. If your lodging preference is larger, mainstream hotels, stick with downtown or SoMa - you'll won't find these options in the Castro or other nearby gay-popular neighborhoods like the Mission District, Noe Valley, Hayes Valley, and the like, except for a few mid-priced and budget chain options around and south of Civic Center and Van Ness Avenue and Market. That being said, the Castro and its surrounding neighborhoods are hardly without overnight accommodations. Beyond these sometimes funky, typically quite charming smaller properties, there are also a few boutique hotels, quirky and basic budget motels, and other assorted hostelries in this part of San Francisco. Again, these neighborhoods are a good base for proximity to great restaurants, fun gay bars, and indie shopping, but they're also 2 to 4 miles from Union Square and downtown attractions. There was a time, not terribly long ago, when Beck's was more of a bare-bones last resort than a desirable lodging option, but rooms have been completely redone with sleek and simple contemporary furnishings do keep in mind that as of this writing, renovations were ongoing, resulting in occasional noise and inconvenience - inquire ahead if you're concerned about this.
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Pack your glitter, leather chaps, and maybe a coat, jettison your inhibition and get ready for the one and only fabulously Gay San Francisco. Hindus have Varanasi, Catholic have the Vatican and Muslims have Mecca but honey, we won the jackpot with San Francisco as our own queer holy land! It was even the birthplace of the rainbow flag!
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Get ready for another big-name destination among our gay guides… San Francisco! San Francisco is an iconic city for the queer community as a pioneer and battle ground for LGBT rights. Filled with queer history, a free-spirited vibes and currently one of top tech hotspots in the country, it welcomes a mix of travelers and dwellers that help create its diverse, come-as-you-are, laidback attitude. Nowadays, its gay population per capita is one of the highest in the world. Still, the compact city only covers 47 square miles and has great public transit expelling the need for a car.