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405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1701
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#43 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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City View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

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Grade: 100 out of 100
338Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
93Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
682Reviews47Q+A32Room tips
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TravlinFoolG wrote a review Jul 20
Sound Beach, NY71 contributions85 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Spero. The rooms and lobby are very clean and feel really new. We stayed in a one bedroom suite and couldn’t have asked for anything more in terms of space, comfort, and location. Truly, a gem of a hotel! The staff was super nice and the restaurant was good as well. With that said- the amenity fee doesn’t make sense for this location unless you are there long enough to use the gym and the tax on top of the fee is ridiculous (not the hotel’s fault) and I didn’t feel comfortable walking around after dark. So definitely take Uber or Lyft directly to the front door of the hotel in the later afternoon and evening. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends but with the full disclosure I have provided here.
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Vanetia W wrote a review Jul 13
Fort Worth, Texas4 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel was ok. I had a room with a sitting area. The couch was badly stained and the room smelled old. The homeless surround the area outside of the hotel. I know the hotel can’t control this but because of that I will never stay again. I do not recommend walking the area alone at night. The hotel is close to Union station but you can find much better hotels near Union Station. Overall the staff was ok. I found out when I checked out that I should’ve received a water bottle for complimentary water but I wasn’t told. I don’t think the hotel is worth the price.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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amurdochx3 wrote a review Jul 13
San Diego, California1 contribution
Overall clean place, friendly and helpful staff. We liked the location and the price of the hotel. We just wished there were laundry facilities and a pool. If we were in SF again, we would stay here again!
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Kikishark101 wrote a review Jul 12
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This is officially my new favorite hotel! Staff is extremely helpful, accommodating, and friendly. The guest rooms are very well designed to maximize space and create the feeling of being at home. Unfortunately, parking is limited and quite the hassle, so I won't be able to stay here if I need a car in town. The location is also not the best part of town, but I am a former resident of SF, so I'm used to it.
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lruggl854475 wrote a review Jul 12
West Sacramento, California1 contribution
Friendly staff. Great location. 24/7 security. Easy parking next door. 5 min walk to union square shopping. Clean rooms and beautiful hotel. All amenities included. Many restaurants around. Cleaning staff did excellent
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PRICE RANGE
$171 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton san francisco, serrano hotel san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Serrano Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
236
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Spero
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Spero?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.2 miles), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.02 miles), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Spero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Spero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Spero?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Spero?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Spero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Liholiho Yacht Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Spero?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Spero located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Spero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Spero?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Spero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.