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
- 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
Very good service, very clean, good location, everything within walking distance, everyone was very friendly, the reception was able to help with our problems every time, the children were allowed to play the interactiv games with instructions...
I could not fault this funky hotel - friendly and informative staff, amazing location, comfy/fun rooms. We used most of the facilities including the bar area (showing the World Cup football), pool tables and adjoining restaurant; they even had bicycles in the lobby to explore the city (no charge). Thank you Hotel Zetta!
Really enjoyed a one night stay in this hotel. It is has a quirky style, friendly staff and really nice rooms. The location is excellent, just off market street. There was a peloton cycle machine in my room and various other gadgets (an Illy Iperespresso machine and a Muse meditation device) to play with. The bathroom was excellent and the bed was really comfortable. I would happily stay here again. The reasons for not giving five stars: limited breakfast menu with slow service, coffee machine in room didn’t work.
We stayed at the Hotel Zetta for 3 nights in July as part of our honeymoon. The hotel is located close to Union Square so there are plenty of attractions and restaurants close by as well as being a great base for exploring the rest of SF.
We were upgraded on our arrival and our room was amazing! It was huge, very comfortable and being on the top floor meant we had a wonderful city view. You also get $10 to use each day in the minibar which was a nice touch.
The hotel has a games room which was one of our favourite things about this hotel. It meant for fun evenings with a drink from the bar and kept us busy whilst waiting for our airport transfer home. There was snooker tables, shuffleboard, ping pong and a wii to use as well as a VR room also. Bike hire is also complimentary.
We ate one night at the 'cavalier' restaurant at the hotel which I would highly recommend.
Big thankyou to Lilly at the front desk who was so welcoming on our arrival and arranged our room upgrade for our honeymoon. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was always so smiley and friendly!
Would definitely stay here again when in SF!
Everything was great. Nice room, good wifi, great and attentive staff. Big plus for game room and well equipped fitness center. Locatipn is good. Especially for shopping. A lot of homeless in the area.