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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 1148 Reviews
Hotel Zetta
Reviewed 1 day ago

Top Notch Customer service! One of the best experiences I've had on the road in a very long time. I was there on a business trip for 12 days, and everyone was super helpful, caring to your needs and knew your name!! I recommend to anyone who needs to be near union square. Located 200-500 feet from mall

Always a pleasure staying here!
Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I love this hotel and stay everytime we are in SF for the night. We had the pleasure of checking in with Joseph for a second time - he always makes us feel so welcome and was very accommodating to our room request when we arrived. Thank you!!

A Little Gem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here on a business trip and live the minimalist no fuss but high end surroundings, small size and superb staff. Rooms are clean, huge, bright and airy and perfect location for business or pleasure

How cool
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place surpassed all our expectations. Location was amazing. Staff was so friendly. The hotel was absolutely beautiful. The artwork was super nice. We really enjoyed the playroom, which was also awesome for photo ops!!!!

Decent for a couple of nights
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hotel Zetta is located at a prime location of San Francisco -- which is very close to Market Street and also close to the Powell Street Bart station. The hotel is clean and tidy. However, they mix the mini-bar (which is paid) and the coffee machine (which is complimentary) which makes things confusing. During my stay I also used their fitness center, which is decent to use. The water dispenser in the fitness center has a hot water setting which can easily scar your skin due to its unreasonable temperature -- there is no reason for this setting to be enabled.