"A downtown retreat" Hotel Zelos Tip by goshawk301

Hotel Zelos, San Francisco: 524 reviews and 14 photos

From its location right on the corner of 4th and Market, I wouldn't have expected the Palomar to be such a quiet, intimate hotel. This hotel occupies upper floors of a retail building, with only an entrance and reception - hardly a lobby - at the ground level. (There is some lobby space adjacent to the bar/restaurant on the fifth floor.) The staff is friendly, upbeat and helpful. My room faced the inner courtyard (thankfully!) but was bright, with a nice proportion (single King) and a warm, stylish decor (contemporary deco). Fast internet access and a CD player were much appreciated. The fitness center is tiny, but serviceable.

The Fifth Floor restaurant serves innovative French-inspired fare; I had delicious duck accompanied by an exquisite glass of burgundy. It is upscale but not too snobbish, in line with the character of the hotel.

All in all this was one of the best hotel stays I had in San Francisco. I will surely return.

Unique Qualities: Outstanding characteristics - Being so quiet and cosy given its "extremely" central location.

Address: 12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +1 415-348-1111
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.hotelzelos.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2004
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