Hotel Bohème

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Hotel Bohème
Photograph: Hans Kwiotek
Hotel Bohème

This 120-year old hotel, extensively renovated in 1995, is a tribute to late-1950s North Beach when the neighborhood was a hotbed of Beat Culture. Allen Ginsberg, one of the era’s most famous figures, even called Room 204 of the Boheme home in his final years. Ginsberg may be gone but he, and his fellow Beats, live on in the photos, poetry and sheet music that adorn the hotel’s rooms and hallways. In true North Beach fashion, most rooms are small but smartly styled in vintage color schemes and wrought iron. You can’t beat the location among the neighborhood’s plentiful sidewalk cafes but leave the car at home; parking in North Beach is a nightmare.

By: Shoshi Parks


Venue name: Hotel Bohème
Address: 444 Columbus Ave
San Francisco
Cross street: at Green St
Transport: Bus 8BX, 8X, 10, 12, 30, 39, 41, 45, 91
Price: $$
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