Finding a boutique hotel in San Francisco can be tough. While the city marks itself as the city boutique hotels were born, most have been taken over by bigger companies and thus lose that personal touch for a more corporate appeal. When we found Hotel Zetta, owned by Viceroy Hotel Group, we were pleasantly surprised and excited for our stay.
Upon arrival were delighted by how genuinely friendly the front desk staff were. Sounds like a simple part of most hotel experiences, but after travelling in Germany we realized just how much we sometimes take great service for granted sometimes. The lobby of Zetta was not only chic, edgy, and cool, but also sustainably designed, which is a quite a trend in San Francisco, extending though the rest of the hotel. Simple elegant touches like fresh orchids and plush modern furniture mix with quirky light installations made of eye glasses, a large metal dog sculpture, and a chair hanging from the ceiling in the communal computer area for a creative vibe.
The oversized guest rooms combine designer details like tufted leather headboards and an oversized butcher block desk with cozy creative touches like oversized plush pillows, an antique Oriental rug, coloured cord lighting strung from the ceiling, and a painting of a lady made from floppy disks. The rooms are also high-tech fitted with Internet-ready smart TVs, with plugs embedded sleekly in the tables on either side of the bed, an Illy espresso machine, and a G-Link docking station take connects your phone to the TV seamlessly. The bathroom was roomy and modern with a tiled shower stall and yummy Neil George bath and body amenities (including liquid hand soap and lotion, a very nice touch something almost all hotels opt not to offer up any more).
Located in San Francisco’s SoMa district, the hotel was also walking distance to tons of excellent restaurants and bars, but not being stuck in the middle of the busy Union Square area (where most of the cities major hotels are located), makes a quick cab ride down to The Mission that much easier. If you’re searching for an awesome cocktail hit up Le Cavalier downstairs owned by popular Bay area restaurant Marlowe, you won’t be disappointed.
We would highly recommend staying at Hotel Zetta on your next stay in San Francisco. Get a glimpse into our stay below now.