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The Herbert Hotel

161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #101 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My stay at The Herbert Hotel was simple and unassuming. The hotel is a little creepy, but very much what one needs as far as basic amenities. Emily was amazing in providing me with some much needed directional guidance and she really knew the area and definitely had great customer service!! Thanks, Emily.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Herbert is located centrally on Powell, right next to the cable cars and BART. Location-wise it is perfect for those tourists who want to be close to the Powell shopping areas and Union Square. The hotel itself is quite basic. The room is minimal: a bed, a chair, a TV (for which I could not find the remote), closet, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of the renovated rooms on the 7th floor, away from the nosy street. I enjoyed the clean, no none-sense decor, the spacious room with high ceilings, the bright windows, the clean, white linen and towels. The room has a kettle, ironing board, and free internet. The private bathroom has a tub and a window, which give... More

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, Carly at the front desk was wonderful. Very kind and helpful. Fantastic location and our room was quiet - did not face main street. Bathroom was clean. Now for the bad: Blood on mattress pad, hair on floor, walls dirty (dusty, stained and paint chipping), sink didn't drain well and the quite possible the worst part was whatever... More

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

First of all I am so sorry that your stay was not ideal but I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and location of the Hotel. As for the cleanliness of your room, this does not reflect at all what we want our guests to experience and it is regretful that this was the impression left on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first started looking for hotels for a long weekend in San Fran, we found most to be a little high. However, we got a good deal at Herbert and definitely were not disappointed. It is close to the Bart and other forms of public transportation, which we found very helpful. This hotel is no frills at all, it... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Herbert Hotel is an excellent choice for a hotel. Great location, very clean, and excellent service at a great price. I would definitely stay at The Herbert again and recommend this hotel to everyone.

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Chugoku, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Carly and Abbie are fantastic receptionists, gave great service. Good location and good price for what you are getting. The rooms were very clean and simple. I would defiantly stay here again. Very convenient.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great, central, clean hotel on Powell. Bright white-washed rooms, clean white linens and immaculate albeit small bathrooms. No lack of basic amenities: in-room kettle with tea and coffee, iron and ironing board, large TV, plenty of fresh towels. Many rooms have views. Above all, all taxes and fees were included in the reservation total amount so the price quoted was... More

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My son and I had a room at the Union Square Plaza Hotel. We found black mold in the bathroom. We called the Herbert Hotel and spoke to Carly at 9PM. Carly said the rooms with two beds were booked but she would work something out for us. Carly went way above anything you could ask for. She was eventually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed with my boyfriend for a night and it was perfect! Simple but cute and you can tell everything was thoroughly clean. Quite charming as well since they've maintained the integrity of the original building structure. Make sure you request your own bathroom if you want, since they have options to share for cheaper. We had our own bathroom and... More

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Also Known As:
Herbert Hotel San Francisco
Herbert Hotel
Address: 161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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