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    The Herbert Hotel

    161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-2291
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    • Excellent26%
    • Very good44%
    • Average21%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “shared bathroom” (60 reviews)
    “cable car” (108 reviews)
    “great location” (262 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Airport Transportation
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 3 April 2016

    The hotel is clean, and the staff is friendly and very helpful. The accommodations are simple and basic (just a bed and bathroom), which is great for students, single travelers and those who don't need the added frills of the more upscale hotels.

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    Reviewed 2 April 2016

    Location: Great placing in the middle of San Francisco`s shopping facilities. Right next to union square, the cable car starting point and all the major stores and shoppint centres. The room (Deluxe room): A bit too minimalistic interior design for my liking. Its a big...More

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    Response from Giovanni G, Manager at The Herbert HotelResponded 6 April 2016

    Hello! It sounds like you had a mostly positive experience staying with us at the Herbert, but I do understand and appreciate your concerns with certain things at the property. The wooden laminate, or fairly all non-carpet flooring, would give the floor a cold feeling...More

    Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

    Stayed at the Herbert for for five nights from 11th to 16th March as part of a three weeks holiday to California. I chose not to write a review until after our holiday so that I could take into consideration other hotels we had booked...More

    Thank WannyNorthEast
    Reviewed 1 April 2016

    Good value for a very central location. Rooms smaller than most US standard rooms but more than adequate. Clean and boutiquey feel. Even on a cold night, room was warm and needed window open, so might have been noisy if at front of hotel (...More

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    Thank H5735YOhelenm
    Reviewed 31 March 2016

    This is a lovely little hotel in a perfect location right near Union Square. Very comfortable and a great price! Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again when I visit San Francisco!

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    Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
    in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
    city's premier shopping and entertainment district
    containing the largest number of upscale department
    stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
    the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
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    10 April 2017|
    Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
    I can't remember what room we had. if it had a private bathroom it has a fridge as well.
    10 December 2016|
    Response from lbiscuit | Reviewed this property |
    We arrived around 12pm from Melbourne and were able to leave our bags (in a separate room) until our room was ready.Checkout was 11am. I found check ins in the US were either 3pm or 4pm everywhere we went!
    4 September 2016|
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    Response from Kellie D | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not sure about the laundry facilities. as for a shared bathroom we had a jack and Jill bath but there was no one in the adjoining room. I'm guessing you can request your own bathroom but it'll cost extra
    Room Tips
    "Towel rail would be great as no where to hang clothes or wet towels in the bathroom."
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    "Room with bathroom"
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    "Rooms in the front are pretty loud because of the cable cars on Powell St"
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    "Best to have a room not facing Powell Street due to night noise from cable car, garbos, etc."
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