The Herbert Hotel

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Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Herbert Hotel

The Herbert Hotel

2.5-star property
City-center hotel within easy reach of Pier 39

7.2/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $76
Price available on 10/8/2022
161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Main amenities
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Union Square
  • Oracle Park - 25 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 30 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 33 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 35 min walk
  • Union Square - 3 min drive
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 6 min drive
  • Moscone Convention Center - 6 min drive
  • Alcatraz Island - 16 min drive
  • Chase Center - 12 min drive
  • University of San Francisco - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 18 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 25 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 35 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 9 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 10 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 20 min walk
  • Powell St & O'Farrell St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop - 2 min walk
  • Powell St & Market St Stop - 2 min walk


  • Kin Khao - 2 min walk
  • Daily Grill - 2 min walk
  • Burger Bar - 2 min walk
  • Urban Tavern - 3 min walk
  • The Cheesecake Factory - 3 min walk

About this property

The Herbert Hotel

Hotel in the heart of Union Square
The Herbert Hotel provides laundry facilities and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things about the proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at The Herbert Hotel include amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and phones


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 99 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Hotel Stratford, 242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 2 percent tourism fee will be charged

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 75.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Shared restrooms are located outside of guestrooms in hallway, and are shared among multiple guests.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Herbert Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Herbert Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Herbert Hotel?
As of Oct 7, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Herbert Hotel on Oct 8, 2022 start from $76, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Herbert Hotel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Herbert Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Herbert Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Herbert Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Herbert Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Herbert Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but San Pablo Lytton Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near The Herbert Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pinecrest Diner (3-min walk), Morton's The Steakhouse (3-min walk), and Union Square Sports Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Herbert Hotel like?
The Herbert Hotel is in Union Square, a short 1-minute walk from Powell St & O'Farrell St Stop and 10 minutes' walk from Moscone Convention Center. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Ashwin, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Hotel Herbert
The check in is at a hotel across the street There is no one at this hotel at all except housecleaners. Bare basics. Comfortable. No hair dryer Friendly guy at check in.
Nancy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

You get what you pay for
There were no hand towels or face cloths, only two towels. There were two bottles marked "shampoo" in the shower; none marked soap. Rooms facing Powell Street are super noisy in the very early mounting hours; was awoken both nights about 2am.
David, 3-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Just ok no more no less
Great location. Within walking distance of everything. The bed is a double bed even though advertised as queen size. No AC, no fridge in the room. Safe overall. Some permanent resident leaves in this hotel as the city uses it as shelter people in difficulty. But no issues there. You have to chekin at the stratford hotel which is across the street about 90m away. No room service. We chose to have a private bathroom as some of the room has no bathroom nor shower.
Christophe, 7-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Convenience, yes. Comfort, no.
There is no "real" lobby at this hotel. There was a desk but unmanned. We had to check in across the street at a different hotel lobby. There were a couple of us and they only provided a single lobby card key. This is a very minimally equipped hotel with no AC so you have to crack open the windows to get cool air. Makes for a lot of noise from the street. I would pay a few bucks more to stay at a better hotel at Union Square. But if you only want a place to sleep and convenient, then this place will do.
Mary, 6-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good enough at the price
This hotel is pretty much exactly as I expected based on the price range and the description and reviews. When checking in you have to visit another hotel slightly further up the road. The check in manager was very friendly. The room itself was pretty clean, just a little tired. I was streetside, but with double windows the noise wasn't too bad at all. The location is pretty convenient to walk to most areas and there is a handy shop next door to buy food.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

steven, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

No place to sit down
No chairs or desk in room. No ice machine.
Richard, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

I had an overall great stay, but the tub was pretty dirty and never drained right. Other than that, everything was great and smooth! Awesome location too!
Samantha, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Cute and Clean
We loved our stay at the Herbert, it is a cute hotel with lots of character still intact from its history. My only complaint is that you can hear EVERYTHING in the rooms next to you so you may want to bring ear plugs. Other than that it was cute, clean and just what we needed!
Kristin, 4-night family trip
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