4.6 out of 5

"Good location for shopping and public transportation. Need transportation to wharf. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 13 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of San Francisco awaits you at Hotel Zelos San Francisco. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs, and in-room childcare, featured in all 202 rooms. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Minibars, free newspapers, and in-room massages are also available.

The restaurant, Dirty Habit, is open for breakfast and dinner. 5000 square feet (465 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and spa services. Each morning breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown San Francisco hotel, attractions include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and TransAmerica Pyramid.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$195 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Zelos San Francisco ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

4 night stay

Good location for shopping and public transportation. Need transportation to wharf.

Posted by , from Washington st on Aug 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

central location

Close to all things San Francisco. Bus, cable cars, street cars and busses. Lovely small hotel great staff.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great location to conference center and down town area.
Cons: Sign lower to the ground so you can see it better when you are walking by in the evenings.
Location: Variety of places to eat and to shop; close to transportation
There was loud music nearby on Saturday night until about 11pm. Other nights were fine.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

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5 out of 5

Loved this hotel!

This was my first time staying here and I absolutely loved this hotel! My fiancé and I loved its proximity to Union Square, shopping, and At&t park. The hotel is super clean and rooms are spacious with high end fixtures. Room was quiet as well. The only thing we were disappointed in was that they did not offer complementary coffee. We had to order room service to get coffee which cost us $12 for a pot of coffee plus a $5.00 room service fee and a 20% gratuity fee. Seemed pricey to us. Overall we would recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016

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5 out of 5

Exceeded My Expectations

Pros: Location and Staff
Location: Central location with easy access to all of SF's attractions and restaurants.
Room was clean, comfortable and spacious enough for a family of four. Staff was super friendly, helpful and professional. Location is unbeatable. I highly recommend Hotel Zelos.

Posted by , from Bend, Or on Sep 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Location, location, location! (Nice staff too!)

I picked this hotel for location and it did not disappoint. Centrally located on Union Square, close to cable cars, shopping and attractions. Hotel staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. Our room on the 7th floor facing the courtyard was quiet and surprisingly large for a boutique hotel in San Francisco. We would definitely stay again!

Posted by , from Orange, CA on Aug 20, 2013

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Jan 25, 2015 by

Thanks for joining us back in 2013. Please join us again in 2015

4 out of 5

Great hotel for the money.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
My wife and I were staying in San Francisco for 1 night and wanted to be close to some nightlife as possible. We found the Palomar to be perfect for this and at the rate we paid, were very pleased. I would recommend this establishment to others.

Posted by , from Lancaster, PA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel was conveniently located to shopping and entertainment, and the room was clean and nicely decorated. Valet parking was available which is most appreciated in San Francisco.

Posted by , from California on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great escape

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Beautiful, quiet room. Comfortable bed. Nice minibar selection including an intimacy kit, which came in handy. Convenient location. Friendly doorman and generally good service everywhere. Good breakfast room service. I would definitely return to this hotel. Loved it! (Also, the lounge on the fifth floor is fabulous.)

Posted by , from Shawnee, Kansas on Mar 1, 2011

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5 out of 5

Kimpton's do not disappoint

We stayed here after trying out the Kimpton's Hotel Monaco right around the corner a few months earlier, having enjoyed that. In short: modern décor, comfortable beds, friendly staff, free wifi if you sign up for their rewards program, ample storage (closets and drawers, in sharp contrast to the Clift in SF), and pet friendly. Downsides were all minor and not deal-breakers: limited and pricy room service menu (although it is 24 hour), expensive valet (endemic to most SF hotels), and, if you have a dog, there is no grassy place near the hotel to potty them (again, not a problem unique to this hotel).

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011

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About the Hotel Zelos San Francisco

Location 12 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Limo/town car service and meeting rooms are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Zelos San Francisco. For a fee, parking is available. This Art Deco San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 202 guestrooms or units
  • 6 conference rooms
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22 km / 13.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St. Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Zelos San Francisco offers 202 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Dirty Habit - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Hotel Zelos San Francisco's 24-hour fitness facility has a treadmill, an exercise bike, free weights, and a weight machine. Guests can use a nearby fitness center with a swimming pool and a range of cardio and weight machines (surcharge). Guests may enjoy eco-friendly spa services (reservations required) in their guestrooms such as massages, body treatments, and facials with natural, organic products. The hotel is 1 block from Yerba Buena Gardens, which has a children's playground, an indoor ice-skating rink, and an antique carousel. Several public golf courses in San Francisco are nearby, including the Presidio Golf Club 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the hotel and the Lincoln Park Golf Course 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) away. Bike rentals can be arranged. The Embarcadero, 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the hotel, is popular with joggers. Many visitors to San Francisco walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD $75.00 per accommodation, per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD $75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Palomar San Francisco
  • Hotel San Francisco Palomar
  • Palomar
  • Palomar Hotel San Francisco
  • Palomar San Francisco
  • Palomar San Francisco Hotel
  • San Francisco Hotel Palomar
  • San Francisco Palomar
  • San Francisco Palomar Hotel
  • Hotel Zelos San Francisco
  • Hotel Zelos
  • Zelos San Francisco
  • Hotel Palomar San Francisco a Kimpton Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.