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The Herbert Hotel

161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #103 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stinson Beach, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights with a room that faced Powell. The windows held up well and we didn't hear noise from it but the room across the hall was noisy. The TV was so loud that with the doors closed we could hear what was being said and the opted to have a party and were in and... More

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent two nights at this property. It was due to a deal we found on the property. It's a very cute remodeled hotel. We had a room facing Powell Street with en suite bathroom. You need to realize that not all rooms have their own shower. There is a communal shower on each floor. The good: clean, free... More

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South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in May 2014. The location is spectacular - in the center of all the action yet the room we had facing the busy street allowed us to sleep peacefully at night. The hotel is quaint and the rooms and bathroom bright. Unfortunately, service is not a strong point at this hotel -... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location for sight seeing and city shopping stay over in San Fran. We are Young couple that stayed for 3 nights in shared room. Shared bathroom was only a shower but room has sink. All staff were very helpful and gave great advice

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I stayed at the Herbert Hotel through Hotel Tonight. As other viewers stated, it's in a great location. 5 minute walk to BART and Union Square, 15-20 minute walk to the Embarcadero. It's located next to a Walgreens which is handy. My room was very clean. The staff at the front desk was incredibly helpful.

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Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had a business trip to the San Francisco area with meetings starting late on Tuesday. While I could have made it out on a direct flight Tuesday morning, I opted for a more relaxed schedule and flew out on Monday, giving me Monday afternoon and most of the day Tuesday to explore the city. To simplify the transportation from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Herbert is in a great location, close to everything that matters in San Francisco. The rooms are decorated in a minimalist style and are pristine. It is fantastic for a short stay as long as getting sleep is not important - it was very noisy.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Herbert Hotel! We are so glad that you enjoyed the beautiful location and were able to be in the heart of the city for your stay in San Francisco. I do want to sincerely apologize for your lack of sleep. Unfortunately San Francisco can be a noisy place; however, our... More

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Address: 161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#23 Best Value Hotel in 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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