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The Herbert Hotel
2 stars

The Herbert Hotel

161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
San Francisco, CA
See location+1 415 362 1600

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based on 1071 reviews
1,071 reviews
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Queen room
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About The Herbert Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Herbert Hotel is a historic property in San Francisco’s famous Union Square area. This means that travelers are tucked right into the heart of the city and within walking distance from remarkable shopping and dining areas. Yet, they are also steps from the San Francisco Cable Car lines, the Geary Theatre, a BART station, San Francisco City Hall, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Street, and more. The Golden Gate Bridge is less than five miles away, the Oakland and San Francisco International Airports are within 12 miles, too. It is an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy lots of walking, cable car riding, and exploration, but it is also an ideal choice for business travelers since it is an easy commute to the CBD, as well.

While those who are visiting may wish to spend most of their time out exploring the charms of San Francisco and its environs, the hotel also has a lot to offer right on the premises. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, business services and meeting or banquet facilities, shuttle services, and 24-hour front desk service.

A boutique-sized hotel, there are 99 rooms throughout and each is beautifully designed and decorated in a modern and clean aesthetic. Guests will love the old world feel of the hardwood floors, high ceilings, brick walls and excellent views from each of the seven floors. All rooms feature queen beds and luxury linens, climate controls, premium entertainment systems with cable channels, beverage stations, and large private baths stocked with signature toiletries and linens.

The Herbert Hotel is a historic structure with loads of good looks and lots of premium amenities, and with its city center location, it is a good choice for all.

Latest deals for The Herbert Hotel

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at The Herbert Hotel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Seating area
  • City view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle


  • Alarm clock


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Coffee machine

Reviews of The Herbert Hotel

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5.7 Fair
Pros:Great location.
Cons:Better bed
8.8 Very good
Cons:I don't recall reading that the rooms did not have air conditioning.
6.2 Okay
Pros:The location is excellent
Cons:-The noise level with the other rooms - can hear everything that happens with the next room -The shared toilet was not great. Everytime I used it, it smelled awful.
8.0 Very good
Cons:Cannot control heater, no heater at night
6.5 Okay
Pros:Very quaint room, nice building
Cons:The front desk didn't inform us that some rooms use a shared shower and bathroom down the hall. To upgrade was an extra $50 for a room with a bathroom. A bit ridiculous already considering the price.


161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What's nearby

  • Museum of Modern Art0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral0.5 mi
  • Asian Art Museum0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.6 mi
  • Exploratorium1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.6 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.6 mi
  • Pier 391.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts2.5 mi
  • Alcatraz2.9 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum3 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Top tips for your stay at The Herbert Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Herbert Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Herbert Hotel, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Herbert Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $77, while the most expensive was $176.
  • How long should you stay at The Herbert Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at The Herbert Hotel

  • Where is The Herbert Hotel located?

    The Herbert Hotel is located at 161 Powell Street in Union Square Area, 0.4 miles from the center of San Francisco. Museum of Modern Art is the closest landmark to The Herbert Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Herbert Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Herbert Hotel.

  • Does The Herbert Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Herbert Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Herbert Hotel from the airport?

    The Herbert Hotel is 11.4 miles from Oakland. The Herbert Hotel is 11.4 miles from San Francisco.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Herbert Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Herbert Hotel in San Francisco and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Herbert Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Herbert Hotel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city center

0.4 mi

Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

11.5 mi