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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Playful boutique San Francisco stay with rooftop firepits and a buzzy restaurant-cocktail lounge

The Look

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

Hotel Zelos San Francisco
12 4th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States


4.0 Very Good 1251 Reviews
My "Go To" Hotel For GDC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our team has stayed at the Hotel Zelos for I believe 4 years in a row for the Game Developers Conference. The experience has consistently been perfect, every detail exactly as needed. I have recommended the Hotel Zelos to several of our business partners who have also been delighted.

Hotel Awesome!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved staying in Hotel Zelos. It was very accommodating, clean, and best of all in a great location. Definitely give their restaurant Dirty Habit a try. They have the best fresh omelets in San Francisco. The rooms were very spacious. The only thing I would wish for is a better view. We had a view of a Ross store and some offices.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stepped on broken glass in my room 3 separate times. Twice to the ball once to the heal. Need better vacuums. Also with the rates of the rooms a place to park should be included. Also better signage out side labeling where to park, or at least a description of where parking is available on the website.

Great place to stay!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to San Francisco on a business trip. The hotel was conveniently located to my convention and well priced compared to the hotels recommended. It was a great experience with everything I needed.

a cut above, great location
Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a really nice hotel with great style and finish for an SF hotel many of which are disappointing. unfortunately the restaurant was closed for a private event and that really was a downer since i chose the hotel in part for the room service option. Hotel could have been more accomodating about that in convenience but would still recommend.