In 1958, The Castro was known as Eureka Valley, an Irish, working-class neighborhood, and Bill and Frances Beck were renting rooms at Beck’s Motor Lodge for $5 a night. Their son Eddie, often seen sweeping the parking lot, helped maintain the family motel.
As the neighborhood began to change, history unfolded in front of Beck’s. In the 1970s, Harvey Milk the first openly gay person to be elected to California public office, became The Castro’s most famous resident. The night he was shot and killed, his supporters held a candlelight vigil that marched right past Beck’s doors.
For the next few decades, the family leased out Beck’s Motor Lodge and had little to do with the day-to-day operations. In 2009, Eddie decided the Becks should get back into the hospitality business, so he approached his daughter Brittney with the idea of purchasing and managing the motel. In May 2010, Brittney officially took over operations.
Although rooms now cost more than $5 a night, Brittney still offers affordable accommodations and friendly service like her grandparents used to. Her wonderful team creates an inviting atmosphere for long-standing and first-time guests.
Whether you’re on a business trip or relaxing vacation, straight or LGBTQ, Beck’s Motor Lodge welcomes you to San Francisco. Our revitalizing guestrooms, helpful staff and unrivaled locale create a vibrant hub for all visitors looking for adventure in a diverse, dynamic city.
Remodeled for you.
We recently renovated our guestrooms, revamped our building’s paint and installed a fast, new elevator for you to enjoy a comfortable and reenergizing stay here at Beck’s. Check out our awesome space.
What’s all the buzz?
Don’t be alarmed if you head up to our roof and see a bee or two, or a hundred. Beck’s is part of a movement among San Francisco hotels to combat the worldwide honeybee colony collapse by building hives on rooftops. The hives help sustain the bee population while producing local honey we can use in food and drinks.