Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
What We Love
- Breakfast (not included) features donuts in flavors like maple bacon from local fave Dynamo, and coffee by SF roaster Sightglass
- Escaping the rain by cozying up by the roaring fire in the open-all-day Fireside bar
- The funky 60s-style wallpaper in the bathrooms that evokes the city’s flower power days
What To Know
- WiFi is free in public areas and included in the guest amenities fee
- The hotel has two bikes for guests to use on a first come, first served basis
- There's no concierge onsite, but you can text the affiliated concierge service instead
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Boho-chic, tech-savvy newcomer in SF's Theater District featuring eye-catching modern art, a trendy café, and arcade games
The vibe at this 196-room hotel is distinctly rock n’ roll—with a dose of Wonderland thrown in. Hand-painted ceiling murals, an oversized peace sign, a record player in almost every room (records are borrowed from the vinyl library)—the hotel has created a clever homage to San Francisco’s history while keeping things up to date with plenty of charging ports, big-screen TVs, and Nespresso machines. Rooms also feature maple wood John Boos butcher-block desks and blackout curtains. Downstairs in the Den, there’s indoor basketball, shuffleboard, and foosball, though those more serious about fitness can get in a good workout at the gym. The private media room is available to book to for private movie screenings, while the Rambler restaurant does well by its modern California cuisine—think fromage blanc gnocchi with celery root and parmesan broth and wood-fired pizzas cooked in Wolfgang Puck’s pizza oven (the chef’s Postrio restaurant used to occupy the space).
In the Area
There’s a surfeit of San Francisco attractions within walking distance of the Zeppelin. Chinatown (the oldest in the United States) is just a few blocks away; try the legendary House of Nanking for cold sesame noodles and potstickers—but be prepared to wait in line. Union Square, with its dense collection of shops, is just a three-minute walk from the hotel. Late-night drinks should be had at CoCoBang, which blasts Asian pop music and serves up Korean snacks and soju cocktails, or at Bitters, Bock & Rye, which has a great beer list and good-value-for-SF cocktails. Recover with breakfast at Honey Honey Café, which turns out sweet and savory crepes laden with fruit, Nutella, ham, and cheese.
How to Get There
Upon arrival, hotel was overbooked! I made my reservations a month in advance through the hotel website not a third party site, staff was not very courteous and acted like they were doing ya a favor, hotel they sent us to did not extend our checkout as we had no hotel to go to the next day and couldn’t check in until 3:00! Very disappointed with everything overall!
Room was outdated, worn rug, scuff marks on walls which needed paint. Faucet didn't work well, slow drain in bathroom. I didn't bother complaining as I was busy. Generally apathetic staff of young men in front desk. Really?
Great staff and service!! Room was great, deco was incredible! Lobby area and bar were very inviting. Restaurant was quick and great food. I would recommend this hotel if visiting SFO. Great location in the city, convenient for shopping and the convention area.