Herbert Hotel - San Francisco  2 stars

161 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Room had new linens - I wouldn't mind staying there again - Location is great, right next to union square
  • Free internet - Room was dirty - The rooms were very clean with extremely comfortable beds - Bed was very comfortable
  • No pool - Price was very reasonable - Shops and restaurants were within walking distance
  • Bathroom (washbasin, taps...) looked brand new - There is no fridge - Room was quite large, very clean
  • Staff was very welcoming - Right at the center of union square - Beds were comfortable - Shower was alright
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


24-hour reception

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


No pets allowed


The comfortable 2-star Herbert Hotel offers spacious accommodation in a historic area of San Francisco.

It provides fabulous location within close proximity to SFJazz Center, Pioneer's Monument and Coit Tower. San Francisco city center is 2km away.

Set within a 5-minute walk from BART - Powell St. underground station. 20 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport.


The hotel offers 35 rooms. All of them feature heating, a telephone, a dressing area, cable TV and coffee/tea making facilities. There are rooms with spectacular views of the city. They are fitted with bath sheets, a hairdryer and a shower in the en-suite bathrooms.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. At the restaurant Mexican dishes are served.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   35.

City Center San Francisco - 1.1 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.2 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.6 mi
Train Stations Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.0 mi, F Market Street Car - 1.0 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1000 ft, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Kuleto's (cuisine: Italian, Californian) - 100 ft, The Cheesecake Factory (cuisine: Dessert, International, Eclectic) - 500 ft
Parks Yerba Buena Gardens - 2100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4300 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/Extractor
  • Room toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: Queen Size bed

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      Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom (Hallway)

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        Herbert Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Shopping areas
        • 700 ft
        • Metreon A Sony Entertainment
          1400 ft
        • California Poets in the School
          400 ft
        • Silent Film Festival
          400 ft
        • Non Profit Finance Fund
          700 ft
        • Folk Art Intl Foundation
          700 ft
        • Jewish Museum San Francisco
          700 ft
        • San Francisco Performances Inc
          1000 ft
        • Noontime Concerts
          1400 ft
        • California Assembly of Local
          1400 ft
        • Renaissance Ballroom
          700 ft
        • P S 449 Performance Studios
          700 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Accent Study Abroad
          400 ft
        • Brandon College
          400 ft
        • Fashion Institute of Design
          400 ft
        • Cal Dream Svc
          400 ft
        • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
          700 ft
        • Jean Shelton Acting School
          1000 ft
        • 1000 ft
        • Trinity College
          1000 ft
        • University of Judaism
          1400 ft
        • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
          1400 ft
        Underground stations

        Local Attractions

        • San Francisco Railway Museum
          5000 ft
          77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
        • Market Street Railway Museum
          5000 ft
          77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
        • St. Mary's Cathedral
          5000 ft
          1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
        • Little Italy
          5100 ft
          San Francisco, CA
        • Nob Hill
          5200 ft
          San Francisco, CA 94109

        Near the hotel

        • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
          1200 ft
          330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
        • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
          1200 ft
          51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
        • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
          1400 ft
          101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
        • Contemporary Jewish Museum
          1400 ft
          736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
        • California Historical Society
          1600 ft
          678 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • International Art Museum of America
          1900 ft
          1025 Market Street, San Francisco
        • Museum of the African Diaspora
          2000 ft
          685 Mission Street, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Kuleto's

          73% likes this, based on 404 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Californian
          Price Range: USD 30 - USD 60

          100 ft
          221 Powell St

          Phone: (415) 397-7720

        • The Cheesecake Factory

          62% likes this, based on 913 reviews
          Cuisine: Dessert, International, Eclectic
          Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

          500 ft
          251 Geary St, Macy's 8th Fl

          Phone: (415) 391-4444

        • Johnny Foley's

          62% likes this, based on 302 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Pub, Irish
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 32

          200 ft
          243 O'Farrell St

          Phone: 415-954-0777

        • John's Grill

          53% likes this, based on 558 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
          Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

          400 ft
          63 Ellis St

          Phone: 415-986-0069

        • chipotle

          80% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican

          100 ft
          232 o farrell

        Herbert Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Herbert Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 513 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Ultimate location next to Union Square and Powell Street cable car turntable. Fair price. Very clean rooms. Good size rooms. Reception open 24 hours a day. Kind and helpful overnight staff at the reception (African American).

          Daytime staff at the reception (Caucasian) rude and uninterested, again. Bed and pillows could be more comfortable.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          good location, very near Union Square and Powell Cable car line

          room are quite small, refurbish recently (but not totally well done)

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Good location for shopping

          Hotel satff is not freindly. they do not introduce hotel facilities at all.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The location was great. The room were basic but okay.

          Price was too expensive for what you get. The original room i stayed in was horrible. The room was located under the restaurants ventalation system or something so it was very loud. The staff was not able to switch us right away but insisted that the noice would shut of at 9:30pm and start only after 9am. This was not true because 8am on a saturday the noise began. After insisting that this was not acceptable the receptionist finally switched our room. The other room was much better. Overall i did not find that the price reflected the quality of the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Central location - simple, clean, safe and functional

          No internet connection in room

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The location

          for $120 you would expect a lot more than having to share a bathroom at the end of the hall. Wven worse was that the neighbouring appartment had a door into ours (which was locked). I could hear every time they went to the bathroom, washed their teeth or took a shower.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The fact that the hotel is on a busy strip made shopping and commuting convenient.

          The fact that only one front desk staff was visible made getting assistance very difficult. I think as paying guests, staff should be available to assist with needs, comfort, and querries.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location was great. Close to Muni cable and trollies and bart. Shopping and Business were just arouond the corner

          Our room did not resemble those on the website, the floors creaked and sloped terribly - which made the beds slope. The bathroom door sqeaked terribly. There was nowhere to hang towels and there was no room service. For the price we would have liked to have at least a bar fridge. No ice machine ,no microwave and only one chair.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Great location (bring ear plugs thou street can be loud at night) spacious room (really) fridge, iron, tv, hair drier.

          Front desk girl (day shift) lacked any kind of social skills, rude and unhelpful. The other two were nice.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The room is a nice example of modern with old american achitecture.i liked the "loft design"

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Location was good and also the family suite with three separete sooms was spacious.

          There was no air-conditioning and even it was not very hot in the city the rooms were too warm for sleeping. Windows were open during the night. As rooms were pointing to the street noise during the nighttime was terrible. So make sure you do not have windows pointing to the street...

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I had an issue the other night, that is people in the other flat had some sort of party, so I couldn't sleep! The hotel had no ac as well!

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Location, efficiency

          Room size, shared bathroom, noisy,small

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends


          Nothing good, I did not find the room I booked, I wasn't compensated , the room quality was poor, noisy, no curtains, small rooms and price was not cheap. I will never stay again.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Location is great, right in the centre of the city

          The curtains on the windows were far too translucent. They hardly blocked out any light so I found it impossible to get any sleep. The pillows and bedding were also slightly damp, which made me feel that the bed was not properly aired. The fridge in the room kept buzzing throughout the night, which also made it impossible to sleep. Overall, I had almost no sleep that night. The comfort of the room was absolutely awful.

          • Average rating
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