Castro Hotel will close in September 2018, the building’s landlord confirmed Wednesday, after nearly a decade of construction.
The Castro Hotel was opened in 2003 as a home for a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities.
In 2015, it was rebranded as the Castro, after a community member requested the name.
But the hotel was soon criticized for its low occupancy rate and for having a long list of rules, including a ban on pets and smoking.
In 2015, a group of people protested the hotel and called for its closure.
They called the hotel a “sham,” saying the Castro is “not a home, but a hospital.”