Book your room at The Powell Hotel

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Historic boutique hotel in downtown San Francisco


Across from the Westfield San Francisco Centre and adjacent to a BART and MUNI station, this six-story downtown hotel is within 3 blocks of Union Square, the Metreon, and the Moscone Center.

Lobby café

The Powell Hotel, built in 1908, retains original features such as wrought-iron railings and an ornate 20-foot ceiling in the lobby; a casual café serves pastries, sandwiches, and light fare.

Old-world charm

With period details such as steam radiators and vintage San Francisco photos, all guestrooms at The Powell offer LCD TVs, complimentary WiFi, and pillowtop mattresses.

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The Powell Hotel

28 Cyril Magnin St San Francisco CA 94102
Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Adjacent to the cable-car turnaround, San Francisco Visitor Information Center, and BART station, the Powell Hotel is within 3 blocks of the Yerba Buena Gardens and Union Square.

Open from early morning until late afternoon, the hotel's Cafe Bellini serves espresso drinks and sandwiches; seating is available in the lobby and upstairs mezzanine. The hotel also offers a Manager's Cocktail Reception, which includes a wine hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 PM to 9 PM. Guests may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or a selection of micro-brews on the Mezzanine. Crudités, cheeses, pretzels are also options.

Complimentary amenities at The Powell Hotel include newspapers as well as wired Internet access and WiFi throughout the hotel. Business services such as faxing and copying (surcharges) can be provided, and a conference room may be reserved for private meetings. Valet parking is available (surcharge), and the front-desk staff will gladly assist with arranging shuttle service to the airport (surcharge).

The hotel, in partnership with Club One workout facility, offers day passes (surcharge) to any Club One facility. The branch closest to the hotel is located at 535 Mason Street at Geary and includes a pool.

This hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge)
  • Total number of rooms - 138
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Year Built 1908
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space size (meters) - 63
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • One meeting room
  • Conference space size (feet) - 675
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Family Friendly Amenities

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi


Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet



Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • LCD TV
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Where to Eat

Where to Eat

Café Bellini - This lobby café serves coffee drinks, breakfast pastries, panini sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts. There is no seating in the café, but there are tables in the lobby and upstairs mezzanine. Open from early morning until late afternoon.

The hotel also offers a Manager's Cocktail Reception, which includes a wine hour Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Guests enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or a selection of beers on the Mezzanine. The weeknight receptions also serve mixed drinks and a variety of snacks (crudités, cheese, pretzels, and other options).

The Powell Hotel does not have its own dinner restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Puccini & Pinetti

Jazz Bistro


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Nearby Things to Do

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel, in partnership with Club One workout facility, offers day passes (surcharge) to any Club One facility. The branch closest to the hotel is at: 535 Mason Street at Geary, and includes a pool.

The hotel is three blocks from the Yerba Buena Gardens, which include a historic carousel, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and children's play area.

Nearby 18-hole golf courses include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course, both within six miles of the hotel. Golden Gate Park, 4.5 miles away, has walking and running trails, a playground, gardens, and tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
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Spa Services

Spa Services

The nearby Burke Williams Spa, located in The Westfield Center, is a European spa with saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools.

Hotel Policies

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

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Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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