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The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco

2.5-star2.5 stars
161 Powell StreetSan FranciscoCA94102United States of America

City-center hotel within walking distance of Westfield San Francisco Centre
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Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
Room is all right
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From 1,467 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco

from $105
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds
  • Family Suite, 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, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Lombard Street - 35 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 36 min walk
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 3 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 10 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 15 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 18 min walk
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 37 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 38 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 41 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 49 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 24 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 17 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 19 min drive
  • Powell St. Station - 3 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 9 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 13 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 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, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Herbert Hotel San Francisco
  • Herbert Hotel
  • Herbert 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, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • 2 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (one-way)

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 453 reviews

The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco
Shock & disappointment poor service @ desk upon ar
Hotel from the 40’s, slapped paint on walks, wrinkled bedding, (doubt if sheets were fresh)bathtub full of stains & aged. Jumbo shampoo out of a pump jar, & no bar soap available. No telephone in room, & questioned the lock on the door. One aged elevator for entire floor(several rooms) & mgr.available only @ neighbouring hotel. The fees charged were preposterous for the state of room & Hotel. Pictures available. Very disappointing to say the least.
Cheryl, us1 night trip
The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco
Clean & great location for what it’s worth
This property was WAY overpriced, even during a huge conference like Dreamforce. The maids are probably the best thing here - they do a great job of keeping the room clean, but the room - even with a private bath (no time all have) - is more like a dorm room. The location is super convenient to Union Square, Moscone, the cable car. The worst part is that I was staying on the top floor and I had some sort of support beam going through my ceiling and I could hear a rat or rat(s) crawling about at various times through the night on the escape ladder and through that beam. I wouldn’t spend much more than $150/nt for a room with private bath - unfortunately my company paid more than 3 times that per night for me to stay there. Keep in mind that the property also has no AC & no luggage storage - you have to pay for that across the street.
Cathy, us4 night trip
The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco
It was all about the location which is amazing. There were roaches....the room was very bare the "Desk" was a piece of plywood bolted to the wall. However, the internet was fast. The front desk people were kind of grumpy at times. I asked to call me a cab they said "Sure" -- after 20 minutes I said -- any update? They just shrugged, so I walked myself outside and caught one. I asked for a receipt at the end of the stay, they said they could not get me one...which is unusual. Liked the location...and the bed was comfy...but again, roaches..and not very clean. For $500 per night also...yikes.
A Traveler, us4 night trip
The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco
I'm not sure if I would call this place a hotel. If you are in the city for 1-2 nights and just need a place to crash, this place is ideal because of its location, but don't expect any kind of extras. PROS: Location, cleanliness, you can choose between a private room with your own bathroom, or a shared room with shared bathroom down the hallway. Bed and pillows are comfortable. CONS: no A/C, and if you get a room facing Powell St. (to the East) during summer months, room gets too hot and stuffy (even with the window and door open). You only get 2 bath towels -- 1 per person, and NO washcloth / hand towel / bath mat. It's funny how hangers provided are from a store! (see picture). Also, if you need your luggage stored (before check-in or after check-out), you will need to go to another property, around the corner and across the street (about 300 ft. walk). They charge $2 dollars per bag. There is no early check-in, even if it's only half hour before official check-in (3pm). It all depends what your budget is and when you are going. I don't think it's worth the price we paid (4 months ago, we got a 5-star hotel for the same price), but compared to other places for the same dates, this was one of the few options for less than $200 dollars.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Herbert Hotel, San Francisco
Problems with the heater. Very noisy at 6am. Called the manager and he wasn’t nice at all and didn’t offer to solve the problem or change the room. A lot of homeless people in front of the hotel.
A Traveler, us4 night trip

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