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, but there’s a charge for high-speed access
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
My wife and I had a great two week stay at Hotel Zeppelin during a work trip. The location is super central, which made getting to each of our offices in separate parts of the city quite straightforward. We were also able to easily get to various parts of SF for dinner or to see friends.
The rooms are spacious and clean, with fun and funky designs that are a bit different than your standard hotel.
The restaurant was good too, with a solid New American menu that we both appreciated. The staff was helpful, kind and generous with their time whenever we needed something. There is also a clean gym with a good assortment of equipment on the top floor that we used almost every day.
Overall we had a very good stay and I would recommend Hotel Zeppelin for a a short trip or a longer stay.
We spent two days at the Hotel Zeppelin it was a great boutique hotel located in a great location. Our room was cozy and decorated nicely we did not have a view but it wasn’t a problem because we were outside most of the day. The air conditioner worked great and was a blessing since it was quite warm when we visited. The staff was wonderful, very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend but this hotel is not for everyone, if wanting a deluxe large room with breakfast included then this is not a place for you. If you want a great location, fun environment with quirky decorations then you will enjoy.
Stayed 2 nights and loved it from the moment I entered the lobby for it’s relaxed welcome and the lovely deco. I liked the staff for their courteous service but chill attitude. The rooms are extremely well equipped and quiet, styled with loving care and top notch products and toiletries. I especially appreciated all the tech solutions around the room. I will definitely go back.
Wonderful place to stay near Union Square. I would stay for one night or multiple nights. Had a great time exploring all of the amenities. The staff, game room, guest room, and lobby were all clean and decorated extremely cute.
Great bed, good shower, nice soaps, clean room and friendly staff. Good start for a great stay at Zeppelin! We were welcomed with a small drink which was a nice touch. Room was ready and it looked nicer than expected from the pictures. Had a super comfortable stay. Location is easily accessible, not a super fun part of town, but still really good and central. I wouldn't recommend ordering a salad from room service, as it was literally just lettuce, but the pizza and chickenwings were great ;)