The Herbert Hotel  2 stars

161 Powell St, 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


Herbert Hotel provides 35 rooms with spectacular views of the city.

The hotel is situated close to New Conservatory Theatre Center, Pioneer's Monument and SFJazz Center, within walking distance to BART - Powell St. subway station. 20 minutes away from San Francisco city center.

Market St & 4th St train station lies within a 5-minute walk. Oakland International airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.


All spacious guestrooms have heating, a seating area, ironing facilities, cable TV and a telephone and boast modern interior.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. At the grill restaurant guests can enjoy Mexican cuisine.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   99.

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 - 2000 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4300 ft
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  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  11 am

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

Pets are not allowed.

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What's nearby

Shopping areas
  • Union square
    400 ft
  • 400 ft
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre
    700 ft
  • Metreon
    1000 ft
  • 700 ft
  • Metreon A Sony Entertainment
    1000 ft
  • Silent Film Festival
    400 ft
  • California Poets in the School
    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
  • Great Western University
    1000 ft
  • Trinity College
    1000 ft
  • University of Judaism
    1400 ft
  • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
    1400 ft
  • 700 ft
  • American Conservatory Theater
    700 ft
  • Curran Theatre
    700 ft
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    700 ft

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
    5100 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
    1900 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

  • King Of Thai Noodle

    70% likes this, based on 138 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Noodle
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

    200 ft
    184 Ofarrell St

The Herbert Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The 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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