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The Herbert Hotel

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

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based on 1,217 reviews
The Herbert Hotel - San Francisco, CA, United States
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Provider Nightly total $162
HotelTonight $172
Priceline $174

Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.6 km
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 18.5 km



Deluxe rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
$238 per night
Queen bed
$246 per night
Queen bed
$247 per night
$252 per night
Queen bed
$256 per night
Queen bed
$258 per night
Queen bed
$258 per night
Queen bed
$281 per night
$283 per night
$298 per night

Standard rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
$180 per night
Queen bed
$189 per night
Queen bed
$189 per night
$193 per night
$194 per night
$211 per night
Queen bed
$212 per night
Queen bed
$335 per night
Queen bed
$338 per night
Queen bed
$358 per night

Queen rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
$162 per night
$174 per night
$213 per night




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  • Good
    Mar 2020

    Location was handy to BART station and many shops, restaurants, sights etc. Easy check in.

    Noisy as the windows were possibly not double glazed. Could hear street noise and drainpipe dripping

  • Good
    Mar 2020

    Location is amazing, right at the edge of union square. It's a small boutique style hotel, basic amenities but I was there for the location more than anything. Check-in very easy, and felt secure with the fob for the front door after hours. Leaflet with the details was great idea also !

    There is heating in the room which you can turn off and only a fan which I'm sure in the summer is hard to control the room temperature. The duvet was very warm also! The instructions on how to switch from the bath to the shower were impossible to follow and I had to ask the cleaner the next morning how to use it. Perhaps a visual diagram would be better!

  • Poor
    Mar 2020

    It's a great value for the money and the staff is really nice the evening sat anyways. The daytime staff is a bunch are busy bodies who have way too much time on their hands worrying about somebody who willed in their only transportation a bicycle.

    They are not accommodating to their guest needs. A friend of mine head rented 2 rooms there for months ago and apparently had brought the bicycle into the building which they don't allow. They had never told S in the beginning that you can't have a bicycle but anyhow they told my friend not to come back I had no idea it was extended to me so when I extended my stay for 3 days and thought I had a Room they forced me to lead the hotel. I had never been asked to leave the hotel.

  • Poor
    Mar 2020

    location is very good. shops around open on Sunday.

    not clean, horrible noises during the night from the ventilation system, neighbouring room, and the old fridges, the heater was leaking water, too expensive for the value, no breakfast. I had to change the room for 4 nights of stay...

  • Okay
    Mar 2020

    Location is great, and the reception staff are always nice and friendly.

    It's a pity that the hotel seems to be not well-maintained.

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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.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.6 Good

based on 1,217 reviews









Things to know

  • Great shopping

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
No smoking
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Airport shuttle
Storage available

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, 0.6 km from the centre 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 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Herbert Hotel.

Does The Herbert Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Herbert Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Herbert Hotel offer free parking?

No, The Herbert Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does The Herbert Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Herbert Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Herbert Hotel from the airport?

The Herbert Hotel is 18.5 km from San Francisco. The Herbert Hotel is 18.5 km from Oakland.

Can you bring pets to The Herbert Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at The Herbert Hotel.

Does The Herbert Hotel have a pool?

No, The Herbert Hotel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Museum of Modern Art 0.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral 0.8 km
  • Asian Art Museum 1 km
  • Cable Car Museum 1 km
  • Exploratorium 1.8 km
  • Lombard Street 2 km

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San Francisco 18.5 km
Oakland 18.5 km
San Francisco Drumm & California 1.3 km
San Francisco - Caltrain 1.6 km

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