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The Herbert Hotel

2.5-star2.5 stars
161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America

City centre hotel, steps from Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
Room is all right

The Herbert Hotel

from £61
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Economy Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom (Hallway)
  • Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom (Hallway)

What’s around The Herbert Hotel


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Moscone Convention Center (10-minute walk)
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (10-minute walk)
  • San Francisco City Hall (21-minute walk)
  • Oracle Park (26-minute walk)
  • Exploratorium (28-minute walk)
  • Lombard Street (31-minute walk)
  • Pier 39 (33-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) 30-min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) 28-min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) 35-min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) 42-min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station 20-min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station 4-min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station 9-min drive
  • Powell St. Station 3-min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station 10-min walk
  • Civic Center Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 99 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Rollaway beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Herbert Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Herbert Hotel San Francisco
  • Herbert Hotel
  • Herbert San Francisco
  • The Herbert Hotel Hotel
  • The Herbert Hotel San Francisco
  • The Herbert Hotel Hotel San Francisco
  • The Herbert Hotel Hotel San Francisco


Shared restrooms are located outside of guestrooms in hallway, and are shared among multiple guests. Please contact the property for more information.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A 2 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 702 reviews

Very good 8.0
I was only there for one night . It was a basic room but fine for a quick stay.
Craig, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
No sinks
The hotel is in a central location near most things. I loved the lobby and that was about it. My friend and I were in a room with shared toilet and showers which was fine as that’s what I signed up for. But we were put in room 218 right at the end of the corridor. The room was tiny. Wasn’t room for mine and my friends suitcase to be open so just to step around them. The toilets we shared were dirty and I really didn’t want to use them. The worst part was out room didn’t have a sink and neither did any of the shared toilets. I went down to ask and the lady behind the desk said oh yes your room doesn’t have a sink neither do the toilets as when it was built they didn’t put sinks. But they start of floor five so can use them. No sorry or let me see if I can move you. We ended up have to brush our teeth in the shower and buy anti back for our room. This room should be sold at a discounted price and be told there are no sinks on floors 2-4 (which I don’t understand and think she was lying as how can you have showers and flushing toilets but can’t build a sink when it was being renovated) just double check before you get to your room if you have a sink. As I’m sure it says all guests rooms come with sink
Joseph, gb2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
The hotel decor was cool, and the price was reasonable for San Francisco hotel. Location is great too, being close to Union Square. These are the reasons we booked here. However, front desk agents never smiled or let us feel welcomed. Inside the room was moldy smell, and our clothes stunk the day after.. we also had a man who warned us not to use the laundry / drying facility after 10 or 11PM because there may be guests sleeping in the nearby hotel room. It has a nice intention, but I wasn't sure who he was, and if there was any rule around the facility usage, it should be clarified on the booking page or at least upon check-in. It was difficult to follow that rule because we had a full day scheduled to tour around the city.
gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Basic budget hotel
The Herbert is a budget hotel in a very expensive area; you get what you pay for. We had a room with private bathroom which we would not have done without, I cannot speak to the condition of the shared bathrooms as we did not see them. The shower pressure was terrible! But still better than a shared bathroom. Our queen room was very basic, just as we expected, but had all we needed (plug sockets, fridge, ceiling fan to help keep the room cool.) The reception staff were all very pleasant & professional.
gb3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Mixed bag
Arrived to check in given keys and went to room and bed was unmade , TV still on and looked as though someone may have been still in room ! Reception sorted after short while but bit of a bad start. Negatives : Paper cups for coffee Plug for kettle too short and had to put kettle on chair to boil Shouldn’t be described as deluxe room (even had to query if we were actually in a deluxe room!) Door wouldn’t lock properly - in fact when room had been cleaned we went back and door not locked. Not fault of housekeeping as it appeared to be locked but you just pushed the door and it opened.We struggled to lock up each day. Staff hit and miss - some good some not so Positives Good location Luggage storage Sister hotel great food and drink Water in reception Overall ok stay and location fab but rooms over egged on description. Basic hotel in prime location so you pay more which is fine but definitely not deluxe !
Tracy, gb5 night romance trip

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