Arranged seating on the rooftop with a scenic view at Becks Motor Lodge

About Beck’s Motor Lodge

Our History, since 1958

Family-owned Beck’s Motor Lodge has gone from drive-by stop to 65-year-old Castro mainstay. 

B & W image of a room with bed and seating area at Becks Motor Lodge

In 1958, The Castro was known as Eureka Valley, a 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 Motor Lodge. 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 Motor Lodge doors. 

Aerial view of Becks Motor Lodge and the car park by Market Street
Architectural sketch vector of Beck's Motor Lodge

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 Beck’s Motor Lodge 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, we still offer affordable accommodations and friendly service like her grandparents used to. Our wonderful team creates an inviting atmosphere for long-standing and first-time guests. 

Front desk with a chandelier at Becks Hotel SF

A vibrant hub for all visitors

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. 

Double beds and work area with balcony in Superior Two Queen Room at Becks Motor Lodge

Remodeled for you

We recently renovated our guestrooms - come check out our new digs, we know you'll love them.

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.

Arranged seating on the rooftop with a scenic view at Becks Motor Lodge