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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

San Francisco is definitely an expensive place to go and stay. We stayed in one of there Deluxe room and had a view on Powell street which was cool. We didn't find it really noisy like some other comments I've read . The bed was comfortable enough. Everything was clean and the staff was really friendly. The only comment I...

Thank Stephanie M
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed when we got to our room it looked nothing like the nice pictures and is just a very stripped back hostel style room. The photos show picture frames, a nice chair etc but we had none of that. We actually said to ourselves is this seriously the right room?? I understand not all rooms are the...

Thank 6,74,588
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stayed in a room with shared bathroom facilities. The room itself was clean and was great for a couple of nights in San Francisco. However, right next to our room only seperated through a locked door was the bathroom of the adjacent hotel room. We could hear everything our neighbors did, especially when they came in at 2 am...

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

It wasn't the best, but it definitely wasn't the worst. My boyfriend and I stayed in a room with a queen sized bed and a shared bathroom. The room itself looked quite nice. As for the shared bathroom, I was a little thrown off and it took some getting used to. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but...

Thank Kotadarling
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Apologies for the late review. I and my wife stopped at the Herbert for 4 nights over the Christmas period (travel dates were 24th December to 27th December 2015) and had a wonderful time. We utilised the BART from the Airport and found no issue with reaching our arrival destination at Powell Street station. The Hotel is so easy to...

Thank gashnleyna
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I stayed here on business with a colleague as it was marketed as such and I'm afraid we found it lacking compared to other 3* options - limited desk space, self service laundry only, no areas to meet a contact for a coffee. My colleague described it as a 'very upscale backpacker's hostel' and this seems apt - I would...

Thank SausageTravel
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We enjoyed our stay, the room was minimal, we had a bathroom and all was clean. A kettle!!! and a fridge - a wonderful sight for weary Australian's who prefer tea. The bed was comfy and the overhead fan worked well, but as the night was warm, the room was stuffy with the window closed, so we decided to embrace...

1Thank RunawaySisters
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I recently finished up a week long stay at the Herbert Hotel and figured it would be useful to recap my experience there to help future travelers down the road. Herbert Hotel is an ex-residential hotel (which actually still has at least five residential tenants, scattered around the building) that likely dates from a few years following the early 1900's...

6Thank MichaelInSF
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Herbert was just what we needed for one night, though we would have been fine if we stayed longer. We booked a room w/ shared bathroom but we're pleasantly surprised when we checked in to learn we were upgraded to a room w/ private bath, probably due to the fact that we were there on a Tuesday for just one...

Thank John M
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Stayed here one night. Location: amazing, right on the path of the famous Cable Cars. Room: not much, but pleasant and clean. Bed: very good. Bathroom: bare minimum. Not even a tissue box. Sink is outside the bathroom, actually in the room.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Herbert Hotel is a small historic hotel located on the Powell Street Cable Car line at legendary Union Square, San Francisco, California. Newly designed and renovated, the hotel offers style, location and affordability unmatched in the city center. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Herbert is a short walk from San Francisco's many attractions. Restaurants, shops galleries and theaters are just outside our door. Moscone Center, Chinatown, the Museum of Modern Art and the world's most fabulous stores are a short walk away. Our 99 guest rooms are newly designed and renovated. All of our rooms come with high speed internet access. We offer suites and single rooms at affordable prices as well as double and triple connecting rooms that are ideal for families. Offering modern hotel amenities and a classic San Francisco hotel, The Herbert is ideal for families as as well as business and leisure travelers. Enjoy the comfort of clean and well-equipped accommodations at a fraction of the price of typical downtown San Francisco hotels. Make a reservation today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Herbert Hotel

Address: 161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-2291
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: ₹ 7,177 - ₹ 30,789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Herbert Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Herbert Hotel San Francisco
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#13 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#79 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“ The room condition is not new but comfortable. The cost performance is good.”
 of 5 bubbles okamo2y, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with carpet. ”
 of 5 bubbles T1373CTericj, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When booking online, check whether you are booking for a room with shared bathroom or a deluxe room with its own bathroom.”
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“Some rooms have restrooms, others you'll have to share with other guests on the floor. Leave the window cracked open at night to keep the heater coils from over-heating, it'll allow you to sleep throughout the night.”
 of 5 bubbles Suncoi8387, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Standard private room....deluxe rooms are overrated”
 of 5 bubbles C1546ANmikej, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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