Hotel Zetta San Francisco

55 Fifth Street | San Francisco, CA 94103 [See Map]
#16 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 316 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 116 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Just a short walk from the Powell Street BART station in downtown San Francisco, Hotel Zetta makes a great choice for all types of travelers. Recent guests were complimentary of this Viceroy property's modern design, praising the contemporary art, wooden accents and modern furnishings in the guest rooms. Accommodations also come with Wi-Fi access, Illy espresso machines and Web-compatible flat-screen TVs, and video game consoles are available to borrow. The staff members here also earn high marks for their friendly demeanor — travelers note that employees were quick and efficient when it came to fulfilling requests. For recreation, Hotel Zetta guests have access to a number of on-site amenities, including in-room spa services, a game room and a fitness center. And when mealtime rolls around, The Cavalier serves up British fare — like fish and chips — in a pub-style setting.

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Critic Reviews


“With a playful lobby lounge, the lively Cavalier restaurant, and slick-yet-homey tech-friendly rooms, this trendy redo behind a stately 1913 neoclassical facade is a leader in SoMa hotel scene. ”


“Sleek, masculine, and trendy with an L.A. sensibility, this hotel embodies San Francisco’s young professionals' 'work hard, play hard' motto by providing a proverbial adult playground for the tech crowd. ”
Award: Frommer's Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 316 guests have reviewed the Hotel Zetta San Francisco, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 316 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Hotel Zetta San Francisco is adjacent to the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall in the South of Market Street (SoMa) neighborhood, known for its art museums and restaurants. The hotel is four blocks south of Union Square and two blocks west of Yerba Buena Gardens.

  • Hotel is along cable car line and one block south of Powell Street BART station
  • San Francisco International Airport about 15 miles south; Oakland International Airport about 20 miles southeast

  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Accommodations feature local artwork and large butcher-block desks. Rooms are packed with technology, from G-link stations for mobile devices to 46-inch Smart TVs, Jawbone Big Jamboxes with Bluetooth-enabled streaming, and Illy espresso machines. Pillow-top mattresses are dressed with imported linens and down comforters.

  • Complimentary standard Wi-Fi in guest rooms, but high-speed Wi-Fi is available for up to 10 devices for $14.95 nightly
  • Video game consoles and board games are available
  • Neil George bath and body amenities and terry waffle bathrobes

Standard room size:

250 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Hotel Zetta San Francisco offers two dining establishments: The Cavalier, an upscale British brasserie open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and S&R (salvage and rescue) Lounge, a lobby lounge that serves light American fare. Guests can take drinks from the S&R up to the Playroom above to play pool or a classic video game.

  • In-room dining is available for breakfast from 6 to 10:30 a.m. and for dinner from 4 to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



There is no on-site spa at Hotel Zetta, but in-room spa treatments and massages are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. There is also a spa located in the adjacent Westfield Shopping Centre.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Though Hotel Zetta San Francisco focuses mainly on entertaining the adults with the Playroom's pool, video and shuffleboard games, childcare can be arranged through the concierge.

  • A limited number of connecting or adjoining rooms available
  • Rollaway beds are an additional $25 per stay

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Hotel Zetta's 24-hour wellness center is equipped with cardio and weight-training equipment, medicine balls and yoga mats.

  • Complimentary yoga class on Saturday mornings
  • Guided runs, mat Pilates and personal training available for a fee
  • Playroom features a pool table, shuffleboard and video games

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Business travelers will find 2,760 square feet of meeting space at the hotel. In each of the three meeting rooms, there is built-in video connectivity for visual presentations and permanent white-erase boards and cork-covered walls for brainstorming sessions.

  • Portable printers are available for in-room use for an additional charge

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The property is pet friendly and there is a $75 deep-cleaning charge per pet per visit, but there are no weight limitations.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Hotel Zetta San Francisco occasionally hosts wedding receptions of up to 75 guests.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Hotel Zetta San Francisco

55 Fifth Street | San Francisco, CA 94103 [See Full Map]