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
Don’t let them put you in room 724 - you won’t get any sleep from noise on the 8th floor (non-guest rooms) and the walls are stained with brown drips. Hotel staff was not at all accommodating regarding the noise. With all of the hotels in this area- I’d recommend to stay somewhere else.
LOVED the vibe! The bar had a wonderful guitarist and roaring fire. Breakfast was fantastic. Loved the full-size shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathroom. We always love in-room coffee bar just wished they had a regular sized coffee cup. Can't wait to go back!
We were very happy staying at the hotel. The location is great and the room was spacious and modern. Perfect for a family vacation. Staff were amazing! Special thanks to victor for your hospitality. He made our stay smooth and was very helpful!
We will definitely come back for our next visit!
Found this great boutique hotel one block off Union Square. Rock and Roll theme very modern refit. Check in was great and the staff friendly and knowledgeable, Room was large and well appointed. Our room had The Byrds theme old concert posters etc. Spent 2 nights and had a great time.
Fun, clean, up to date. Also quiet.
Fridge, nice bathroom/shower, good phone charger plug locations.
Thank you, VICTOR, at the front desk. Last minute, he helped me change to a room with a pull-out couch, to accomondate an additional guest.