Hotel Zelos

12 4th St., San Francisco, California 94103, United States
Fodor's Choice

Why We Like It

Stylish digs near Moscone Center, with one of the city's best hotel restaurants, Hotel Zelos appeals to business travelers.

Favored by celebrities, this lair on the top five floors of the green-tile 1908 Pacific Place Building offers a luxurious oasis above the busiest part of town.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel's $22 nightly amenities fee covers Wi-Fi, bicycle use, newspaper, printing services, and more.


Rooms offer muted alligator-pattern carpeting, blackout drapes, and sleek furniture echoing a 1930s sensibility. Corner rooms offer extra spaciousness.

Want in-room coffee? Ask the front desk for a Keurig or tea kettle to be delivered.


Tiled bathrooms feature eco-friendly Roil bath amenities and sunken showers over tubs.


The small lobby area features a few leather chairs under two black leaf-inspired light fixtures. Throughout the day the hotel offers spa water. In the morning, there's coffee and tea. Helpful staff can assist with travel plans. Since the lobby is so small, guests opt to relax in the 5th floor lounge area. Plush couches and outdoor seating areas provide a peaceful place to escape the hubbub of the city.


The grafitti-walled fitness center houses weights, cardio machines, complimentary water, and Pilates equipment.


Dirty Habit restaurant and bar, renowned for its outdoor patio and adventurous meat-heavy menu, relies on an industrial chic appeal to deliver a spirits-heavy cocktail menu. Breakfast favorites like brisket hash and omelets give way to dinner favorites like the seared salmon salad and the ribeye paired with broccolini.


Locals line the metal bar for cocktails like the Animal (a blend of bourbon and IPA). Sit outside on the patio and share a bottle from the expansive wine list.

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Getting Around

Parking rates will run you $55 with tax. Travelers without wheels can walk to a slew of neighborhoods including Union Square, SoMa, Financial District, Chinatown, and the Tenderloin. To access outer neighborhoods like the Mission, Golden Gate Park, and the San Francisco and Oakland Airports, head to Powell Street Station (3-minute walk).


Enjoy spicy five spiced duck noodle soup at Kin Khao (5-minute walk). For a more casual environment, enjoy hearty ramen bowls with tempura at Katana Ya (5-minute walk).


At the top of Nob Hill, enjoy live music, tiki kitsch, and strong rum-based cocktails at the legendary Tonga Room (15-minute walk). Hit up Cavalier's (5-minute walk) playful bar area for great British brews.


Business, Pet Friendly, Trendy
184 rooms, 11 suites
Breakfast Yes, for a fee
Dinner Yes, for a fee
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
Valet Parking


Phones: 415-348–1111; 866-373–4941