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The Herbert Hotel

161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went back to the Herbert last weekend. Our room was clean, spacious, and quiet with double windows. The closet and the bathroom were large and comfortable. The front desk was very helpful with our 4am wake up call and helping us load our luggage into the taxi. Our ride to the airport was 20 minutes. You can't beat the Herbert... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While we loved the location, we booked a room (we thought) with two beds and a sitting area. What we got was two rooms with an adjoining bath. The rooms are small and include a sink and decorative mirror over with a soap dispenser attached to the wall. The tub has soap dispensers on the wall as well as shampoo.... More

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Herbert4, Manager at The Herbert Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Jeril, We are sorry that your stay was not what you were looking for but we try very hard to make sure that the hotel is advertised correctly. Here are some things to note that we do try to let everyone know. 1. We are not a Hostel. We do not sell shared rooms, rooms... More

Thessaloniki, Greece
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel couldnt be better! The hotel is in the centre of SF, in the middle of everything! Shops, restaurants, trasportation system. Just 5 mins walk from the BART. So easy access from & to the airport. Also 5 mins away from the start of the Mason-Powell cable car line that takes you all the way to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect bare walls, no hooks or coat hangers, one small toilet with a miniscule sink shared by what seemed like an entire floor, and one single basic shower with masculinely scented soap. it was very centrally located at least. One night the key swipe at the front door didn't work, and it seemed very coincidental that a guest on the... More

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Herbert4, Manager at The Herbert Hotel, responded to this review

We do have minimalist design and our rooms are not cluttered with items or too much furniture. This is not to be less accommodating but to insure that not only does the room, feel and seem clean but that it is clear that that it has completely been cleaned. For our hallways bath rooms, there is only one on each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here recently for 4 nights- lovely staff great price and great location- we took the shared bathroom room type to save some cash- perfect for non fussy types- and shared bathrooms extremely clean- we were very happy with everything to do with our stay and knew we could grab breakfast nearby- cant beat the location for ease of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to stay close to stores, public transportation/cable car and a lot of restaurants and attractions you should stay here. A very nice, large and clean bedroom with private bathroom. Nice attendants. The hotel doesn't have wi-fi connection or breakfast.

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EmilyNagel, Manager at The Herbert Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at The Herbert Hotel! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit! If you decide to stay with us in the future, please feel free to use our free wifi provided for all guests, and also our discounted rates for breakfast at the Bartlett Hall Cafe located right around the corner... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too much noise at night because there's a nightclub nearby and the walls are thin and the windows don't isolate well, so we couldn't sleep until 2 a.m. Poor service of the staff, no any solution neither excuses for the inconveniences. As positive points it was clean and tinny.

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Herbert4, Manager at The Herbert Hotel, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you did not have a pleasant stay with us. There is a lot of noise near us as we are in the busiest part of the city. However, there is not a nightclub near our hotel so I am not sure where that was coming from. All of our windows are double for sound issues... More

Stinson Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was my birthday last week & I decided to take my wife out for dinner & have a night away from the kids in San Francisco ( we live in Marin) . The Herbert Hotel is slap bang in the middle of town right off Union Square so easy walking to great restaurants & clubs. The service was excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just recently stayed there for four days and we had a great experience the location is unbeatable it is located almost perfect distance from everything cable cars, shopping, food, union square, even the tour bus stop The service was excellent during our stay we didn't need much assistance but checking out we had a medical emergency and they were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My stay at the Herbert Hotel was wonderful. While the location is its selling point, what I believe keeps people coming back is the exceptional service at the front desk that makes you feel like you are coming home every night rather than to a hotel. Kim in particular, not only gives the best advise for what to do in... More

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Address: 161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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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 
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