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What We Love

  • The Jawbone Big Jambox Bluetooth speaker in each room
  • Getting in a boxing workout in the fourth-floor gym
  • The gussied up British pub grub at the James Beard-nominated Cavalier restaurant
  • Playing pool and shuffleboard in the game room

What To Know

  • Street noise has been known to filter in to the rooms
  • Free WiFi, but there’s a daily charge for high-speed
  • There are no particular amenities for children; families may prefer to stay elsewhere


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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SoMa district whose tech savvy aesthetic, “found art,” and evening cocktails and Ping-Pong attracts a hip young crowd

The Lowdown

Hotel Zetta is styled as an “urban retreat,” and it lives up to that promise with an abundance of public spaces for drinking, playing, and relaxing. There’s a game room stocked with board and video games that mimics a Silicon Valley start-up, a small fitness center, and a lobby that features a giant Plinko wall. Guest rooms are larger than you usually find in San Francisco, and have a modern aesthetic that incorporates butcher-block desks and black leather headboards. Minibars are stocked with local, organic, vegan and gluten-free snacks (although there’s a section for more traditional chocolate bars and sodas, too), and each room has an Illy espresso machine. Contemporary art, from murals to graffiti to installations that have been plucked from the trash and affixed to the wall, is an interesting—and Instagrammable—feature throughout the hotel.

In the Area

With a prime spot in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, the Zetta is close to some of the city’s best art spots and restaurants and just a couple of blocks from the Union Square shopping district. The enormous Westfield mall is just around the corner, too. Kick off every day with a Chemex coffee from the much-lauded Blue Bottle, just across the stree, while Farmer Brown, an industrial-chic soul food restaurant with modern versions of grits, catfish sandwiches, and candied yams, is a two-minute walk away. Not to mention a 10-minute stroll through the Yerba Buena gardens brings you to St. Patrick’s Church, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the African Diaspora, all San Francisco must-sees. Public transportation access is nearby, including the Powell Street cable car and a BART station for making trips across the bay to Oakland and Berkeley.

How to Get There

Hotel Zetta San Francisco
55 5th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States


4.5 Very Good 1116 Reviews
Nice property
Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall the stay was good...However No mobile app to check in or digital key is a miss. Waited to check in...slow service and no inroom technology to order services from an app or tablet. Otherwise everything was great.

Hotel Zetta
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tasteful boutique hotel has a host of amenities for the business or visiting traveler in San Francisco. Conveniently located in the heart of the city center, the Zetta is a welcome and comfortable small spot in the big city.

Great stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel and great stay. The entire hotel was very clean. Housekeeping was great. Front desk was very nice and courteous every time. They were able to fix the hand shower, which was not working at first. Great location as well, convenient for all public transport and to stores, such as Target, but also high end retail. Overall definitely recommend!

My Review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Smal hotel in the Center of SF. Next to Union Square and Central Shopping Center. Nice Service and modern style. Would strongly recommend the hotel for my next Travel to SF. In the middle of the town from where you can explore most of the Top Sightseeing itmes immedeatly.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall great hotel. It was very clean, and you can turn down room service for a $10 minibar credit. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Eat at the Cavalier if you have a chance, it's a great resturant.