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405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1701
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#44 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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To honor our storied history in San Francisco, the renovation of Hotel Spero incorporated the original design components for inspiration. Guests will relax in modern comfort, while noticing the detailed design elements that call back to the original Spanish Colonial style building, which first housed the Hotel Californian in 1923. As the name of the property has changed over the years, the beautiful, light-infused spaces have retained the spirit and elegance of their original design, earning the Hotel Spero a coveted spot on the National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco. Hotel Spero blends unique San Francisco style with historical Spanish Colonial design. The lobby’s historic elements have been preserved and incorporated into the updated design, including hand painted ceiling beams, original marble floors, and decorative grillage. Our 236 rooms offer large windows with natural light, and are filled with soothing colors and patterns to reflect our positive message.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino
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Getaway40296747471 wrote a review 9 Aug
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I wanted to like this unique place. But as soon as we checked in and put water in the refrigerator we had fish that was left from prior guest in it in. Disgusting!! The sink did not drain properly and there was dirt and other food and wrappers underneath couches and behind dressers as well as dirt on towels. The bigger issue was when it was brought up to the front desk he said he was reporting it to housekeeping and management, yet no one ever contacted me or brought it up again to assure me that the room was clean or that they would come in and make sure it was clean now. With Covid and monkey pox all over the city, totally unacceptable and unsanitary. The hotel is in a horrible neighborhood and they only have one security guard at the main door so it feels very unsafe especially if you were out after dark. It is relatively close to bus lines and BART. No food for sale here. Walgreens down the street but bare shelves. Beware and only stay if you are ok with unclean rooms. We had the biggest suite as well and they still couldn’t clean it! Unacceptable.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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0b7j4qjdl1 wrote a review 2 Aug
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Good hotel, central location, clean and they were very accomodating. Pleasant stay and hospitable. Front desk clerks were helpful and proactive, the Jasper restaurant within the hotel was good value. The one complaint was the security guard (skinny younger guy with darker hair). Every time i went into the hotel, he was stone faced or glued to his phone...
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Date of stay: July 2022
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nancyC1153WU wrote a review 1 Aug
Surrey, Canada1 contribution
This is a beautifully renovated and decorated hotel in a very central San Francisco location. Our room was very spacious with a very comfortable king bed and a comfy sofa pullout too. Clean and spacious.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Benay L wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed overnight at this beautiful hotel. The Superior Suite was very nice and worth it. Views were nice and very spacious. We were welcomed to our room with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I’m not sure if that was supposed to be included but a nice touch. I know no one has control of availability but we had requested early check in(for fee) with no luck. However, a very nice young lady at the desk named Kimberly did all she could to get us into the room. She was very sweet and kind. The two gentlemen who were security were also very nice and helpful with our bags. Definitely recommend Hotel Spero for future visits.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Luca C wrote a review Jul 2022
Pesaro, Italy1 contribution
We spend 2 beatiful days in this hotel. All staff was very nice and helped us with everything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable. The position of the hotel is good to go everywhere in the city on foot.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brooks M wrote a review Jul 2022
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In the heart of San Francisco Staff is beyond friendly. Everything went smoothly from check in to check out. Very elegant and clean smaller rooms but you don’t need a massive room when you’re on vacation exploring the city. Jaspers, the restaurant connected to it, was open early and closed late. Very convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Belkis J wrote a review Jul 2022
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The hotel is beautiful and very clean plus centrally located. They offer coffee in the mornings from 7-10 am but it would be nice if they also offer some sort of to-go breakfast items. My only complaint is the amount of homelessness around the area which makes the surrounding area look dirty and unsafe.
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drhrsanders wrote a review Jul 2022
Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is beautiful! I saw reviews that the rooms are small so I ordered a suite. It was amazing. Beautifully decorated, very spacious and VERY clean. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay special. The lobby is so trendy and chic. I will definitely return!
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O8924TNsusan wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nicely appointed and clean. The area is convenient to walking to good shopping and restaurants. There is a parking garage next to the hotel if you drive into the city that is convenient.
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KayTee214 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Such a cute hotel. The suites are exactly what I would want my SF apartment to look/feel like. I don't recommend staying here if planning to Uber instead of bringing a car. Parking is a hassle, and the area isn't very visually pleasing or recommended as walkable.
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US$244 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton san francisco, serrano hotel san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Serrano Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
236
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Spero
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Spero?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.03 km), San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.4 km), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Spero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Spero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Spero?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Spero?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Spero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Liholiho Yacht Club, and Tacorea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Spero?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Spero located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Spero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Spero?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Spero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.