South Of Market, San Francisco

Hotel Zelos

Allie Paver
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Why We Love It

  • This hotel gives easy access to all of greater SF with the Powell St. BART station around the corner
  • The property (formerly Hotel Palomar) was remodeled in 2014 and got a complete lobby refresh
  • Dirty Habit, the on-site restaurant, is one of the few rooftop bars in the city and serves up craft cocktails and innovative fare

"You get a lot for your money in the way of service and personality" -- Frommer's

98% (62 Member Ratings)

"comfortable bed and big room"
Jul 09, 2016
Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada


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Hotel Zelos is a hip boutique hotel located in downtown San Francisco between Union Square and SoMa. As soon as guests walk in the doors, the mood is set with playful chandeliers that look like honeycomb and bold artwork. The lobby has a cool, art deco look with sharp lines, striking colors and strong geometric shapes. 

The rooms are spacious, with 300 square feet of space to move around in and beautiful bathrooms featuring granite vanities and fun wallpaper. The soaker tubs are just the ticket for melting stress away, with Pharmacopia shampoo and conditioner. If any travel item has been left at home, Hotel Zelos has a kit with 20 items including a razor, shaving cream, nail clippers, nail file, toothpaste and toothbrush. Guests also have the option of scheduling a massage in the privacy and comfort of their hotel room.

The popular and newly renovated Dirty Habit restaurant is located on the fifth floor. The dining room sets the tone for a vibrant evening with dimly lit light fixtures that look like floating candles at night and vintage, sliding barn doors. The outdoor patio is one of the few rooftop bars in the city. It’s heated with a fire pit and lights strewn above the patio. Pair craft cocktails like the “Cream of the Crop” -- made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, King’s Ginger, pistachio, coconut milk, gentle smoke, ginger spice and coconut cream -- with seasonal foods like a fried pumpkin blossom. According to Zagat, the Dirty Habit is the it spot.

The Hotel Zelos is located in a beautiful neighborhood between South of Market and Union Square. The Westfield San Francisco Centre, SFMOMA and Moscone Center are within minutes of the hotel. It’s also walking distance to the AT&T Park -- go Giants! 

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From the press:
  • "The hotel was remodeled in 2014, which gave the lobby a facelift complete with an elegant chandelier, art deco touches, and modern art" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib available on request, free of charge.  Extra bed available on request and in Deluxe Suites, some Executive Kings, some Superior Kings only: $35 + tax per night.  Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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62 Member Reviews
(98% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The manager at Hotel Zelos was great and even though they didn't have our reservation they made sure we got a room and upgraded us free of charge to a suite to congratulate us on our marriage. The manager also contacted Travel Zoo directly to make sure we were not double charged. They were very accommodating and mentioned that they had similar issues with Travel Zoo before.
Other Comments: I booked the hotel through Travel Zoo and received two email confirmations that my room was reserved and all set. My fiance and I were visiting San Francisco to get married at the courthouse. After getting married and enjoying ourselves on the town we came to Hotel Zelos to find that our room was not reserved and they had no record of us. This was very disappointing and stressful. I will not be using Travel Zoo in the future.
Meagan Sep 23, 2016 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: comfortable bed and big room
Sabina Jul 09, 2016 Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most: Perfect location. Walking distance to shop's and restaurants.
Rod Feb 01, 2016 San Diego, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly, efficient staff and a clean and spacious room.
Carol Jan 01, 2016 Modesto, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Quality establishment with excellent friendly staff
Alastair Dec 21, 2015 San Ramon, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: location was perfect, staff was friendly
Other Comments: I was surprised and disappointed that the bar/restaurant on site closed at 11:00 on a Saturday night and didn't open until 5:00. We weren't able to make it as we had evening plans.
cheryl Dec 21, 2015 Livermore, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Convenient location. Could walk to everything we wanted to see like Union Sq and Golden Gate Theater.
Other Comments: Fabulously friendly, helpful staff. Room, halls immaculate and nicely decorated. Restaurant (breakfast) was just what we needed without having to go look for one. Good food at good prices.
Sheri Dec 20, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: convenience of location; free wi-fi
Other Comments: The only thing I don't understand is why the restaurant does not do evening room service. WeE had to order our burgers in the restaurant then take them upstairs - we had asked for extra aioli for the fries which was not included so had to make yet another trip downstairs. Very inconvenient and somewhat inexplicable.
Stephanie Dec 17, 2015 Seattle, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Convenience to transportation system.
Robert Dec 16, 2015 Turlock, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Patricia Dec 14, 2015 Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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