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Hotel Vertigo

940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-6025
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#56 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Vertigo is a 110-room boutique hotel that is renowned for its simplicity and admired for its unique character. Recently renovated, this non-smoking hotel playfully feeds off the Hitchcock's classic movie, "Vertigo." With rich wood furnishings highlighted with cream and orange accents, it is well suited for vacationers, families, and business travelers alike.Situated in the lower Nob Hill pocket of downtown San Francisco, the convenient location provides easy access to many of the city's top attractions and destinations. Just steps away from Cable Cars, Union Square and the major shopping and theater districts.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino


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Grade: 100 out of 100
261Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
48Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1892Reviews60Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Jarryd D wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Recently stayed at Hotel Vertigo, a massive thank-you to Sam, Joan and the wonderful staff who were always friendly and helpful during my stay. Close to Union square, Chinatown and plenty of local cafe's.Had a great experience and would recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco.
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
ron t wrote a review Apr 2020
Pontypridd, United Kingdom24 contributions35 helpful votes
We had a 3 night stay at the hotel vertigo the staff very helpful and friendly hotel a little dated but quaint and very comfortable and in a perfect location ideal ifor exploring San Francisco Plenty of restaurants on the door step.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from HotelVertigoSF, General Manager at Hotel Vertigo
Responded Apr 21, 2020
294ront, Thank you sooo much for your awesome review! Best, Jaime
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117nikae wrote a review Apr 2020
U.S. Virgin Islands2 contributions4 helpful votes
Share review Embed review Write an update Edit review 4/4/2020 I am traveling on business and stuck in San Francisco and Corona Virus is at it's peak and I am not allowed to get on a plane to go home. Hotel Vertigo took me in, with their limited services, and didi the best they could to make me happy despite no maid service. The staff is very nice, Sam at the front desk is especially sweet and so is Hymay(I apologize for the mis-spelling of his name!) who is the GM of the hotel. I am disabled and they had plenty of room options for the handicapped so for those who are stuck and want a budget friendly and overall welcoming place to stay and don't mind cleaning your own room, then I very much recommend this place. I have also stayed here when the virus wasn't going on, and can say that the service and rooms are very solid. Thank you to all the staff and everyone at the Hotel Vertigo for being as kind as you could. A TIP: PLEASE NOTIFY ALL POSSIBLE PATRONS OF YOUR HOTEL THAT THERE ARE NO SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN. I DIDN'T FIND THAT OUT UNTIL 2 DAYS IN AND WAS SHOCKED AND FELT A BIT TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. SO I SUGGEST MORE HONEST COMMUNICATION AMID STAFF AND CUSTOMERS. THANKS AGAIN SAM, HYMAY, GARY, CHRISITINA, JESSICA, AND TO ANYONE I LEFT OUT!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Response from HotelVertigoSF, General Manager at Hotel Vertigo
Responded Apr 21, 2020
117nikae, Thank you for the great review and hopefully we can see each other again after this crazy situation! Best, Jaime
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Alison H wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed in the hotel Vertigo for 3 nights-arriving the day that the USA went into lockdown!! We arrived apprehensive, stressed and tired at 10pm after travelling for around 20 hours. Sam was at the desk with a smile and a warm welcome. We were quickly shown to our room which was spacious, warm and clean. Greg met us the each morning with a smile and a song. And our complimentary breakfast was delicious (I highly recommend the hotel blend if you like coffee). The hotel was unique, the staff were genuinely friendly and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend staying if you are travelling through San Francisco.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from HotelVertigoSF, General Manager at Hotel Vertigo
Responded Mar 31, 2020
alisonhU3422JP, Thank you very much for your 5 star rating and despite the unusually stressful environment we're currently living in we're very happy that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to having as our guest again and stay healthy. Best, Jaime
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antony g wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a well situated hotel for Union Square which is the centre of which everything starts. Staff are very helpful and the hotel is very clean but is a little basic, saying this we did not spend too much time there. Do your homework before coming, but if you take a left out of the doors and walk straight you will get to union square or china town within 10 to 15 minute walk. Breakfast is serve yourself coffee and pastries
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from HotelVertigoSF, General Manager at Hotel Vertigo
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Hi AG, Thanks for the review and I'm happy that you found our staff helpful and hotel very clean. We take alot of pride in making sure all areas of the hotel are performing at it's best! Jaime
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Vertigo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Vertigo?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 miles), Grace Cathedral (0.3 miles), and Redwood Room (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Vertigo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Vertigo?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at Hotel Vertigo?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Vertigo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Liholiho Yacht Club, and Fino Bar & Ristorante.
Does Hotel Vertigo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Vertigo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Vertigo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Vertigo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Vertigo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Vertigo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.7 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.1 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.8 miles).
Does Hotel Vertigo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.