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Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco Review – Cool, Cheap, & Chic! (SFO)

Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco Review – Cool, Cheap, & Chic! (SFO)

It’s easy to break the bank in San Francisco when it comes to hotels – especially if you are looking for something that’s hip and centrally located. 

My heart skipped a beat when the Hotel Zeppelin popped up in my browser for less than $200 a night in a single – in Union Square!  For the uninitiated that is a bargoon in San Francisco!

If this place worked out – I would have extra funds for some fine dining in this gourmet capital!

Here’s my review from a recent stay:

The Lobby

 Zeppelin Hotel Lobby - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Zeppelin Hotel Lobby - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

I knew that I was in a cool place the minute I entered the lobby!  The Zeppelin was dripping designer style from floor to ceiling!

Perhaps I was on set for a Vogue photo shoot?

Massive oversized portraits – art installations behind the bar – illuminated communal tables – and mid century chandeliers.  I was at home (or at least in place I would like to call home!).

 Hotel Zeppelin - Light Installation - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Hotel Zeppelin - Light Installation - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

 Cool Mid Century Lighting - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Cool Mid Century Lighting - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Room

 Work Area with Contemporary Art - Hotel Zeppelin   Photo: Calvin Wood

Work Area with Contemporary Art - Hotel Zeppelin   Photo: Calvin Wood

The celebration of design continued in the room.

White and dark elements were punctuated by contemporary art pieces – some really imaginative ones!  I felt like I was sleeping in a gallery!

Mod lighting, chairs and desks topped off the cool vibe in the room.  The person who put this together deserves some recognition!

 Bedding - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Bedding - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

 Funky Seating - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Funky Seating - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

The piece de la resistance in the room was the luxe Nespresso coffee machine!  Had I died and gone to fashion heaven?  I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pry myself from this hotel and explore the rest of San Francisco!

 Nespresso Machines - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Nespresso Machines - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Bathroom

 Bathroom Mod - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Bathroom Mod - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

After peaking in the bathroom – the fate for this hotel was sealed:  It was definitely a bastion of hipness!

A walk-in shower with a pebble stone floor, retro 70’s wallpaper and deluxe Roil bath products – Who could ask for anything more?

 Shower - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Shower - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

 Roil Toiletries - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Roil Toiletries - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

My Verdict

 Lobby Bar - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

Lobby Bar - Hotel Zeppelin - San Francisco   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Zepplin is a designer gem!  And the price is right for San Francisco.  Frankly, I don’t know how the hotel does it for the prices they are charging!

I loved the art, style, and vibe that the Zeppelin emoted.  I will be back!

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