Hotel Zetta San Francisco
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
I stayed at this cute boutique hotel for one night and it’s in a great location. The rooms are clean and big for San Francisco. The staff and guests are a lot of fun and can point you in the location of good food at all hours of the night. The mini-bar has lots of interesting goodies and a decent alcohol selection.
Hotel Zetta is a great find in San Fran. Lovely little tech touches, fab service and attentive staff. The bed was amazing – wish I could have brought it home! Friendly bar and good food. The peddle-assist on the bikes deserves a mention too – never has cycling uphill been so easy!
Thanks Hotel Zetta!
Very good hotel, better than the std ones. Attentive service. Will book it next time. Breakfast was a bit slow, but with real quality. Had different activities (like VR room) that i saw others use. Cool bar