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
We stayed in Hotel Zeppelin as part of our honeymoon trip and really enjoyed our stay. Victor on the front desk kindly upgraded us with it being our honeymoon and we greatly appreciated that!
The room was spacious and we loved the record player and selection of records!
Great location close to union square, hotel has a great rock n roll theme fit out, great friendly staff. Double room smallish for 4 people but it was all we needed. Great games area downstairs. Will stay again for sure
Walked in without reservation because the Hotel we had a reservation for was horrible. Could check in a few minutes later, got an upgrade to a suite. Room was clean and quiet, Nespresso-Machine in the room was great. Smelled a little bit like Desinfection in the whole Hotel, bus that wasn´t a problem. Location is absoluteley great, near Union Square.
My wife and I were in San Francisco for one night and very much enjoyed our quick stay. Staff was friendly and attentive and offered a welcome drink upon check in. The game room is also a very nice touch. Only regret was that we weren’t able to spend more time, but we will surely return!
Final stay after a long trip through California, we decided to stay in this hotel for 3 nights thanks to its location and good advices from websites like Tripadvisor.
We should have never been there.
First impression is great: nice lobby, trendy place, well situated nearby Union Square.
As soon as you start talking to any of the employee, you do not feel like a guest. they hardly said "Hi" and do not know how to smile.
We booked 2 king rooms, we only had one. We had to insist to get the second one.
We asked for quiet rooms, they were on top of the wind funnel with a view on the backyard, 1st floor.
First night was ok and we decide not to pay too much attention for such details
That was before the hotel decided to organize a birthday party in the hotel (in the game room, no more accessible to all clients). No need to mention the horror of the music, dozens of people singing and the vibration into our room: we actually felt walls shaking.
We were given another room to escape the noise and we found ourselves (4 people), stuck into one room where we hardly slept because of that party that finished at 3:00am
The story could have find a happy end with the fact that the hotel accepted to reimburse 2 nights BUT when we get back home, we discovered that they charged us more than $100 for a meal that we never had.
They confirmed that it was a mistake and promised to send us back the money. It has been almost 3 weeks now and we have no feedback from them.
DO NOT sleep in this hotel
You will have bad surprises
For the same price, cross the street and go anywhere else...