We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Spero

Visit hotel website
Booking.com
$269
View Deal
travelup.com
$312
View Deal
AMOMA
$416
$195
View Deal
SAVE $221
Expedia.com$269
Agoda.com$269
Otel.com$416
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (56)
Room & Suite (72)
Dining (19)
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
GreenLeaders Platinum level
To honor our storied history in San Francisco, the renovation of Hotel Spero incorporated the original design components for inspiration. Guests will relax in modern comfort, while noticing the detailed design elements that call back to the original Spanish Colonial style building, which first housed the Hotel Californian in 1923. As the name of the property has changed over the years, the beautiful, light-infused spaces have retained the spirit and elegance of their original design, earning the Hotel Spero a coveted spot on the National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco. Hotel Spero blends unique San Francisco style with historical Spanish Colonial design. The lobby’s historic elements have been preserved and incorporated into the updated design, including hand painted ceiling beams, original marble floors, and decorative grillage. Our 236 rooms offer large windows with natural light, and are filled with soothing colors and patterns to reflect our positive message.
Read more
Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Sauna
Wheelchair access
Show more
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Safe
HOTEL CLASS
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Price:15% off room rate
Hotel deals
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
298Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
75Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Reviews & more
212Reviews
211Photos
41Q+A
12Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 121
  • 59
  • 18
  • 8
  • 6
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The hotel presented online was in no way in line with the property I encountered or experience I had. Unfortunately - service was unfriendly and disorganized. The luxury suite was in poor shape. The heating and air did not work. The engineer had to bring a portable unit. We
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Freshly renovated. CLEAN rooms and CLEAN sheets, I never walk on any hotel room floors barefoot, but this was fine. Attentive staff, great location next to Union Square, really attentive staff. A welcome surprise after staying in so many crappy hotels. BRAVO!!!!!
Read more
Location is perfect if you need to be downtown just San Francisco's streets in that area are dirty and full of homeless people. Not nice walking around. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. Good lobby area.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Response from PearlTOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Spero
Responded 1 week ago
174AnaR, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our guestrooms and lobby, but sorry about your concern of the neighborhood and thus affecting your experience. Like many other brand name as well as boutique hotels in the same block as our hotel, we are located two blocks away from Downtown, Union Square, which unfortunately is neighboring Tenderloin District. We do often advice our guests to be mindful of their surrounding as they explore the city, as San Francisco Downtown is an area known to have issues with homelessness and heavy traffic. Please be assured that your comment is acknowledged and we apologize for the disappointment caused. Thank you very much for letting us know the areas that did not meet your expectations. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to San Francisco and deliver a better experience.
Read more
Cannot fault this hotel. The rooms were spacious, modern and nicely decorated. We had a corner room so two windows which meant plenty of light. The bathroom was a good size, as was the shower which was also very powerful. All the staff in reception and in Jaspers were
Read more
Response from PearlTOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Spero
Responded 1 week ago
lisa1966902, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that every aspect of your stay is fantastic and that our service and facilities have met your expectations. Thank you for choosing Hotel Spero and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Read more
A nervous arrival driving down some seedy streets, would not have ventured out if on my own. Even with my family, we avoided certain neighbouring streets. Very disappointed in size of 1 bedroom suite.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Response from PearlTOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Spero
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, Carolyn, for taking the time to provide your feedback and experience. We are glad that you have enjoyed the services of our team members as well as the cleanliness of our property but disappointed about the neighborhood and thus affecting your experience. Like many other brand name as well as boutique hotels in the same block as our hotel, we are located two blocks away from Union Square and Downtown. Along with the city of San Francisco, we are in search of solution to combat issues with homelessness and heavy traffic in the area. We apologize for the disappointment caused and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again to deliver a better experience.
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Business Center & Event Rooms
Loved this room!!
Sunset from city view room
Sunset from city view room
Adorable plant / light combo in room
PreviousNext
12345615
Thank you for your question, KathBedfordshire. In United States, King-sized beds are bigger than Queen-sized beds. Please let me know if we can provide further assistance.
0 votes
Show all answers
Saw no dogs at all.
1 vote
Show all answers
The best way would be to get the cable car to fisherman’s wharf then 2 roads away is a bus stop which takes you straight there. That’s what me & my wife done and it was so easy & cheap . But be careful because the bridge closes early for people walking on it , can’t remember what time though.
1 vote
Show all answers
Do rooms have safes? Thank you
In addition neighborhood is safe despite prior comments. As cities go it’s very nice just stay on the main streets
1 vote
Show all answers
Thank you for your question, Anne. For our guests' convenience, we partner with the garage next to our hotel and offer $58 plus tax overnight valet parking. Feel free to let us know if there is any further question. Warm regards, Pearl
0 votes
Show all answers
PreviousNext
1234569
"Corner roon at the front was good."
"City View room offers a lovely sunset"
"I was ninth floor in a double and it was very quiet and comfortable"
"Ask about the hot water issue for the shower before accepting a room assignment."
"The suites we stayed in had a pull out queen bed."
PreviousNext
123
PRICE RANGE
$204 - $1,169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton san franciscoserrano hotel san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Serrano Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoTenderloinDowntownTheater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
236
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing