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Downtown all around

This downtown SoMa area Art Deco hotel nestles in the heart of San Francisco near Union Square, adjacent to the Westfield San Francisco Centre, Moscone Convention Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Creative crafted cockails

Hotel Zelos San Francisco offers an onsite restaurant, Dirty Habit, serving breakfast and dinner as well as rare brown spirits.

Italian linens

Guestrooms at Hotel Zelos San Francisco have Frette Italian linens, custom furnishings, alligator-print carpets, CD players, and granite bathrooms.

Hotel Zelos ratings based on 661 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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Near downtown

5 out of 5
by from Los Angeles,CA
Posted Feb 21, 2017
I could enjoy a comfortable place and It's good design hotel.
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
The pictures and prices does not match its reality. The beds were smaller and squeaky. The pillows were sooooo soft that I had a hard time sleeping on it. The shower curtains had a smell and honestly, nothing impresses me except for its location.
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Nice location, disappointed in service

3 out of 5
by from new jersey
Posted Feb 3, 2017
I used to stay at this hotel when it was a Kimpton. Every year I visit for seven to nine days for business. This year was my first stay after it turned into Hotel Zelos and I definitely noticed a difference in service. The staff is friendly but not very attentive. The restaurant food is good but a very small menu which can be tiresome if you stay for several days. The kitchen is not open all day. While I understand conserving water, my room wasn't really cleaned. Items in the bathroom were maybe rearranged but the tub was definitely not rinsed even though I would reuse my towels a few times, when I would ball them up for laundry, they ended up hanging on the rack again. Overall the hotel is decent, especially if you are only staying for a couple nights. The location is great. But it is a sad departure from when it was under the kimpton group.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Front desk staff was very sympathetic and helpful when I thought I had lost my purse.
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Better than average hotel in excellent location

4 out of 5
by from LA
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: Location, cleanliness, spacious room
Location: Excellent Union Square-adjacent location. Many restaurants, museums, activities very close. Bart station was right there, easy to/from airport.
Wonderful long wknd in SF. Great food, sights, culture.
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Nice locaton to stay in SF

4 out of 5
by from TYO
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Pros: Location, Hotel Staff.
Cons: Availability to ask for early check in and selection of room having city view or not.
Location: In the center of the city, therefore convenient for shopping, tourism or meetings. It is just near by Moscone Center.
Nice location hotel in SF and the room is clean and nice overall. Busy hotel. I was expecting to do early check in, but it was not possible. One of hotel I may utilize in SF from now on as well.
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Nothing but a nightmare

2 out of 5
Posted Jan 9, 2017
We arrived at the hotel a bit early for check in so they kept our bags so we could go shopping for an hour or so until we could check in. After we checked in they took an hour to bring what we thought was all of our bags to the room. But not long after they had dropped them in the room I realised that they had left a bag. Once I confronted them about it they said they will look into it. It took them 4 hours to find it and the only place it should have been was a few metres away in a bag room. Not to mention that the staff were not helpful at all and could barely get a good morning out in the lobby. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 6, 2017
The service at front desk and in general was average. Streets surrounding hotel were not very nice.
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Great location! Nice rooms! Competent staff!

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 31, 2016
This is not a 5 Star Hotel like Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton or St. Regis. For the price it is an EXCELLENT 4 Star property.
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Great location, close to everything.

5 out of 5
by from Toronto Canada
Posted Dec 22, 2016
It's one of the best location hotel near union square. Take fast line Pittsburgh/Bay, it takes only 30 minutes to Hotel. It's clean and comfortable. The room face to market street will hear the streetcar in the morning.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Hotel Zelos San Francisco offers guests a secluded retreat five floors above the street in a historic nine-story building. Town Car or limo services are also available.

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness facility, and in-room spa services (reservations required) are available on site. Guests may also use a nearby health club (surcharge). Staff provide concierge services and can assist with printing services, while there is over 3,000 square feet (278 square meters) of space with four meeting rooms and multiple large conference rooms, audio-visual equipment and a technology help desk. The onsite restaurant Dirty Habit serves breakfast and dinner daily, specializing in seasonal shareable fare and rare brown spirits. There is also event catering and banquet services, concierge service and tour service and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.

Smoke-free property.

  • Spa services on site 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 202 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Dirty Habit is located on the fifth floor of Hotel Zelos. An intimate atmosphere with a heated patio, creative cocktails, and an emphasis on rare brown spirits and seasonal fare. Open Monday through Sunday for breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

The Hotel Zelos' 24-hour fitness facility has a treadmill, an exercise bike, free weights, and a weight machine. Guests can use a nearby fitness center with a swimming pool and a range of cardio and weight machines (surcharge). Guests may enjoy eco-friendly spa services (reservations required) in their guestrooms: soothing massages, body treatments and facials with natural, organic products.

The hotel is one block from Yerba Buena Gardens, which has a children's playground, an indoor ice-skating rink, and an antique carousel. Several public golf courses in San Francisco are nearby, including the Presidio Golf Club (four miles from the hotel) and the Lincoln Park Golf Course (six miles). Bike rentals can be arranged. The Embarcadero, one mile from the hotel, is popular with joggers. Many visitors to San Francisco walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, five miles from the hotel. Parking is available at both ends of the bridge.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD $75.00 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD $75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.