HOTEL ZELOS REVIEW
WHERE? Hotel Zelos | SOMA / Union Square, San Francisco, California
WHEN? September 2016
WHY? Extended Labor Day Weekend Vacation with my husband
ACCOMMODATIONS: 4 Nights in Luxury Spa King Room with 3 Nights Valet Parking
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Hotel Zelos for inviting us and making our stay delightful!
FOUR NIGHTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
California! My husband and I have always wanted to visit but haven’t had the opportunity until now. After our trip, we don’t know why we waited so long!
CHECKING INTO HOTEL ZELOS / ACCOMMODATIONS
Arriving late on Thursday evening, we took a Lyft car to our home for the weekend, Hotel Zelos. Pulling up to the entrance, the building is chic and welcoming. Definitely, an upscale boutique hotel (my favorite kind!) that is close to many great spots/attractions in San Francisco. The check-in was very quick and the concierge was extremely personable and pleasant. Their medium-blue suits and plaid bow ties added to the charm of the ambiance. The lobby has a modern luxury and slightly industrial feel complete with black leather chairs, Edison lights, patterned wood floors, and stainless steel. Even the elevators’ style mirrored the lobby.
Entrance to Hotel Zelos
Hotel Zelos’ Lobby
Traveling through the long hall on the 7th floor, the ambiance continued: lovely dark gray wallpaper, modern lighting, and black painted doors. We stayed in room 714, a Luxury Spa King room overlooking streets full of mid and high-end shops, cable cars, and restaurants (only about a 2 min walk to the Starbucks that we could see from our window!).
DETAILS OF THE LUXURY SPA KING ROOM AT HOTEL ZELOS
Hotel Zelos was celebrating their One Year Anniversary during our stay and you could definitely tell that these rooms are only one-year-old. The room was in pristine condition with unique modern and funky decor. To our surprise, Hotel Zelos welcomed us with a delicious meat and cheese platter, VOSS waters, a handwritten note, and doggy treats (Note: Zelos is pet-friendly! However, ended up leaving our pups at home so they got to enjoy the treats when we picked them up after our trip!)!
Hotel Zelos – Luxury Spa King Room
Desk, chair, TV, dresser, and mini “honor” bar (inside the TV stand/dresser)
Fun and modern decor with a comfortable bed and super clean linens. Ample power outlets to charge all your electronics!
Sitting area by window with view of San Francisco streets
Pattern play. Love all the grey pattern mixing here! Look at that adorable animal print carpet!
Modern art at desk
Large bathroom with granite counters, adjustable magnifying vanity mirror, amazing smelling bath products, and ample space for two people to get ready at once
Large luxury soaking tub for two. This was amazing after walking miles each day! Stand up shower was perfectly sized and had no trouble summoning the hot water I require.
As you can tell by the photos, everything was impeccably clean and very comfortable. We loved the unique decor and little details that Hotel Zelos put into the room!
DIRTY HABIT RESTAURANT AND BAR
Dirty Habit is a restaurant on the 5th floor of Hotel Zelos. It has a swanky, lounge-like atmosphere which coincides with the overall hotel style. Many people come from all over California and beyond to visit this restaurant. The menu is well thought out and will appeal to those with high-end taste. Being breakfast lovers, we opted to visit Dirty Habit for brunch. The food was amazing and we left with full bellies. Lol.
PARKING AT HOTEL ZELOS
During our stay, we also partnered with Audi to review their Audi on demand service (stay tuned for the upcoming blog post!). The pretty little Audi S5 Cabriolet needed a home when it wasn’t in use and thankfully Hotel Zelos had the solution: a parking garage in their basement! Don’t be fooled by the words “garage” and “basement,” though, because as with everything at Hotel Zelos, a lot of thought was put into it. If your wait time is long (ours was always speedy), you can relax in the decorated waiting area on the sofa and wait for your car to be brought to you. The parking system is well thought out and works well. You have the option to call the Valet’s to tell them when you will be picking up your car or just head to the basement without notice. Since Kevin and I do a lot spontaneous things on vacation, we opted for the second option every time.
Hotel Zelos is a 3-minute walk from the Powell Street BART rail station and 5 minutes from the galleries, museums, and theaters at Yerba Buena Gardens. Add in a Starbucks Coffee within a 1-minute walk and Union Square (shopping center) only a 5-minute walk away, this hotel is centrally located and in one of the best spots in San Francisco!
Our stay was wonderful and we truly didn’t want to leave. Hotel Zelos has amazing accommodations and staff. Their service is top-notch and they made us feel right at home. We definitely recommend Hotel Zelos to all of our friends and family and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!
Perfect for: Couples, families with pre-teen and teenage children, business travel
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Thank you to Hotel Zelos for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
San Francisco is so beautiful! It is definitely on my bucket list–I will keep this hotel in mind. Looks like you had a great time!
Adaleta Avdić says
This property looks absolutely incredible, and I want to stay here now after seeing all these photos. I love seeing GENUINE photos from bloggers, and not just the hotel’s photos of their best shots. I also want to go to San Fran so this works out 😉 xx Adaleta Avdic
Elle Spann says
i considered staying here last time! will have to check it out next time i go:)
Southern Elle Style
Wow…This looks like the perfect home away from home. I’m always looking for hotels to add to my travel list. Thanks for the tip; this will come in handy when I go to California next year.
What a fun name for a bar. Dirty Habit! LOL
Christina Beauchamp says
I LOVE San Francisco and this looks like such a lovely place to stay!! We plan on visiting again soon because my brother in law lives there. Will have to check out this hotel next time!
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