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Playful boutique San Francisco stay with rooftop firepits and a buzzy restaurant-cocktail lounge
With funky interiors, a prime location in a trendy neighborhood and a friendly staff, Hotel Zelos is an excellent base for exploring the hipper parts of the City by the Bay. Geometric inlaid floors and a sculptural chandelier set a playful yet sophisticated vibe in the lobby.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the guestrooms and suites are both modern and whimsical: Bright red pillows and chairs (and, if you're lucky, alligator print carpeting) accent blond wood headboards and neutral tones. Free WiFi is available in the spacious rooms, which start at more than 300 square feet.
The star of the Hotel Zelos show is Dirty Habit, an indoor-outdoor hideaway with an inventive craft cocktail menu offering everything from punch bowls to draughts with surprising ingredients like corn tea or porcini mushrooms. The meant-to-be-shared CalAsian fare includes dishes like confit octopus with fava beans and Yemeni spices or Filipino-style fried rice with pork belly and calamansi. Get one of the coveted spots around the outdoor firepit, which is open year-round.
In the Area
Hit up the hip exhibits and a great bookstore inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a five-minute walk from the hotel. Grab a hat at Goorin Bros., San Francisco's best haberdashery, 120 years old and counting. Tuck into French dishes like roasted bone marrow and beet-cured salmon tartare at Bluestem Brasserie or Mexican favorites (don't miss the tampiqueño with niman ranch beef, grilled carne asada and beef barbacoa enchilada) at the Mission-style taqueria, Tropisueño. SoMa (South of Market) buzzes with industrial-chic nightclubs and live music halls; the rocking Mezzanine and retro-divey Butter are among the standouts.
Hotel Zelos San Francisco
12 4th St.
San Francisco, California 94103
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Palomar San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 18.9 km / 11.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.