Hotel Zelos San Francisco
What We Love
- Design that's both functional and fun
- Excellent service
- Well-mixed cocktails around the rooftop firepit of the hotel’s buzzy Dirty Habit bar
- Location that's accessible to several neighborhoods
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Away from the standard tourist trail
- Immediate area can feel a bit empty at night
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With funky interiors, a prime location in a trendy neighborhood and a friendly staff, Hotel Zelos is an excellent base for exploring the hipper parts of the City by the Bay. Geometric inlaid floors and a sculptural chandelier set a playful yet sophisticated vibe in the lobby.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the guestrooms and suites are both modern and whimsical: Bright red pillows and chairs (and, if you’re lucky, alligator print carpeting) accent blond wood headboards and neutral tones. Free WiFi is available in the spacious rooms, which start at more than 300 square feet.
The star of the Hotel Zelos show is Dirty Habit, an indoor-outdoor hideaway with an inventive craft cocktail menu offering everything from punch bowls to draughts with surprising ingredients like corn tea or porcini mushrooms. The meant-to-be-shared CalAsian fare includes dishes like confit octopus with fava beans and Yemeni spices or Filipino-style fried rice with pork belly and calamansi. Get one of the coveted spots around the outdoor firepit, which is open year-round.
In the Area
Hit up the hip exhibits and a great bookstore inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a five-minute walk from the hotel. Grab a hat at Goorin Bros., San Francisco’s best haberdashery, 120 years old and counting. Tuck into French dishes like roasted bone marrow and beet-cured salmon tartare at Bluestem Brasserie or Mexican favorites (don’t miss the tampiqueño with niman ranch beef, grilled carne asada and beef barbacoa enchilada) at the Mission-style taqueria, Tropisueño. SoMa (South of Market) buzzes with industrial-chic nightclubs and live music halls; the rocking Mezzanine and retro-divey Butter are among the standouts.
How to Get There
This hotel is clean and the staff are incredibly friendly. Perhaps the best experience I've had staying in San Francisco. They were helpful, funny and generous. The room was clean and fresh. Free coffee every morning and it tasted great. delicious water in the lobby. Great job. I will certainly stay here the next time.
This is a pretty decent hotel to stay at, super easy to get around from where the hotel is based. Valet was easy to use and the room was big enough for 3 of us.
Not 100% sure on San Francisco as a city but this hotel was lovely for 2 nights!
The Hotel was great but the City itself well, like a third world county and an expensive one at that. I see no reason to ever go back. The people that I interacted with at the local bars were mostly snowflakes and too concerned with their feeling rather than taking care of the customers. It wasn't until you went to places like Johns Grill on 63 Ellis street that they know that customers paid their paychecks. By the way ate at John's Grill twice in 4 day :)
Had a last minute trip to San Francisco and identified the hotel through Hotel Tonight. Room was better than expected - more space than I had received from other properties, quiet and clean. Had a problem with the sink and it was addressed fairly quickly. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Dirty Habit, was delicious. Fitness center is tired, but equipment works well. Best part was if you have any issues, the staff gets them solved. Would definitely stay here again!
Nice hotel and great location near cable cars. The room was big and the beds were comfortable. Near shopping and restaurants and walking distance to many locations. Wasn't fancy but the price was right for San Francisco. The staff was nice and helpful.