Hotel Spero

405 Taylor Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94102 - See map
8.1
Excellent
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Housekeeping9
Car Park1
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Hotel Spero

"The hotel is very clean and nice."

Gabriel - July 16, 2018

 Hotel Spero
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Popular landmarks
Chinatown 1.03 km
Lombard Street 1.9 km
Ferry Building Marketplace 1.92 km
Oracle Park 2.03 km
Fisherman's Wharf 2.48 km
Pier 39 2.5 km
Alcatraz Island 4.65 km
Twin Peaks 4.75 km
Golden Gate Park 4.81 km
Golden Gate Bridge 6.96 km
Nearby landmarks
Napa Valley Winery Exchange 30 m
Shannon Street Murals 40 m
Redwood Room 70 m
Curran Theater 110 m
San Francisco Art Exchange 120 m
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church 140 m
American Conservatory Theater 160 m
Biscuits & Blues 170 m
Rye 180 m
Scenic 49 Mile Drive 210 m
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Excellent cleanliness
8.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.4 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.3 room quality and comfort

Still the rooms, locations and all the rest did make it worth the cost, and you are downtown SF!!

Thalia | December 17, 2018

Check in was fast, the room was quiet, and they even had complimentary late check out till 1pm.

Michelle | January 2, 2020

The location is excellent, with easy transportation to everywhere (we were doing uber anyway).

Gabriel | July 16, 2018

The bed was comfortable and the room was set up well.

Patrick | December 16, 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

Timothy | February 13, 2020

The staff was very friendly as well.

Gabriel | July 16, 2018

  • 330 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money7.6
Distance to city center1.5 Miles
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport18.6 km

Rooms available at Hotel Spero

Serenity Suite Accessible
Serenity Suite Accessible
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Petite Queen Room
Petite Queen Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Accessible King Room
Accessible King Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Suite King size bed
Suite King size bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Serenity Suite Room
Serenity Suite Room
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  • Shower
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Queen Room
Queen Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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1 King Room
1 King Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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City View King Room
City View King Room
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  • 1 king bed
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City View Queen
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Spero?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Spero?

Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Spero?

Hotel Spero (Pet-friendly) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Hotel Spero

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Would definitely go again."

    Michelle | January 2, 2020

  • 7.6
    Very good
    "Comfortable stay."

    Alvin | July 5, 2017

  • 8.0
    Very good
    "Generally my stay was very nice."

    Patrick | December 16, 2019

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Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Service score
8.3/10
Room comfort score
7.3/10
Review score - United States
8.4/10
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Overall rating:
8.1
Excellent
247 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.6
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More about Hotel Spero

More about Hotel Spero

A boutique hotel steps from Union Square, Hotel Spero combines the rich historical aspects of the original Spanish Colonial Revival design with modern elements. The pet-friendly hotel features 236 spacious guest rooms and suites and 3,000 square feet of meeting space. The property also includes a 24-hour fitness center with brand new Peloton bikes, Jarvis’ Corner – a business-savvy co-working space, and New American dining at our onsite restaurant, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen. Formerly known as Serrano Hotel, San Francisco’s Hotel Spero sits steps from Union Square and is conveniently located near all major attractions. Inspired by the vibrancy of San Francisco and the hotel’s long history in the city, the full, top to bottom renovation beautifully blends history with modernity. The hotel took careful steps to pay homage to its former owner Lizzie Glide, a well-known San Francisco philanthropist, by activating hospitality services that focus on mindfulness, philanthropy and sustainability. These three core values are demonstrated in various designs, from sustainably sourced renovation materials and chemical-free cleaning products to local giving programs, which guests are invited to participate.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
6 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Breakfast
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
"Spero is really nice hotel to stay."

linda | January 4, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen
20 m American, Bar
Taylor Street Coffee Shop
60 m American, Cafe, Contemporary
Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel
90 m American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
King of Thai
140 m Asian, Thai
Chabaa Thai Cuisine
140 m Asian, Thai
Pakwan Restaurant
150 m Asian, Halal, Indian
Cafe
Cafe
mangos cafe
130 m Cafe, Mexican
Nile cafe san francisco
140 m Cafe
Joy's Place
180 m Cafe

What's nearby

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.4
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.3
Value for money7.6
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9.0
Exceptional
michael from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2008

San Francisco Treat”

Great service from welcoming doorman to front desk to concierge and maid service Comfortable room Great location near Union Square Good food and service in Ponzu restaurant Chance to socialize with other guests at wine reception each evening
Street noise particularly in rooms on lower floors

Arrived a bit late at night and check in experience was quick and very efficient. Very welcoming staff offering help in transportation and sightseeing. Excellent location near Union Square. Enjoyed coffee in the lobby every morning and wine reception in the evening. Will definately recommend to family, friends and business associates traveling to San Francisco.

Reviewed October 09, 2008
9.2
Exceptional
Michael from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Serrano Hotel”

We really enjoyed our stay at Serrano Hotel. This hotel has a ton of character and each staff member I encounter was delightful. The location of the hotel made the city accessible on foot which was a plus. I will definitely stay at Serrano the next time I'm in San Francisco.

Reviewed February 10, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Timothy from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2008

Great Hotel, terrible bed”

Location is great, front desk friendly and helpful, bell service very helpful
breakfast service at restaurant was terrible, one of two beds in room lumpy and worn out

Great lobby in a slightly dodgy area of San Francisco. Yes you are downtown, a block or two from Union Square, Theaters, etc., but the Tenderloin and Market Street are dirty, impoverished areas at your doorstep. The room was smallish but neat and clean with good linens. It had restored charm from an earlier era, but the heating system was loud and one of the two beds left me with a backache that took days to recover from. Otherwise a quiet space 17 floors above the city. I might give it another try based on the staff service and the moderate price. We did not use room service or eat dinner at Ponzu, but breakfast was served slowly, at high price and low quality. You're better off at the Taylor Street Cafe around the block.

Reviewed December 16, 2008
7.6
Very good
peter from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Very good”

Location was great. Staff was friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. For the price I expected more but it San Francisco so I should have known. Cost me $60 dollars to park my truck over night not much other options to park unless u want a broken window and your stuff stolen. With the tax when u check out and parking fees it cost me a whole lot more then I expected to pay out. Walls were thin in my room I could hear the neighbors conversations.

Reviewed April 18, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Thalia from United States
Couple
2 Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Very clean and view up top was amazing.”

Very clean and view up top was amazing.Parking is expensive we paid $35-60 to park with a few blocks.Also there is an additional “Urban “ tax which was almost $40 included in fee of room, for amenities and gym.... so factor in some additional fees to this hotel. We paid a total of $210, with parking, to stay there and the thought we got a good deal of $130. Still the rooms, locations and all the rest did make it worth the cost, and you are downtown SF!!

Reviewed December 17, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jason from Canada
Solo traveler
DOUBLE STANDARD - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Great new renovated city hotel”

I stayed at Spero for a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the boutique size, friendly service and central location. The basement gym has new equipment great for a quick work out.

Reviewed January 14, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Gabriel from United States
Family with teens
City View Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Very good option in Union Square San Francisco”

I got this 4 stars hotel with Agoda secret deals and I wasn't sure what we will get but I was greatly surprised. The location is excellent, with easy transportation to everywhere (we were doing uber anyway). The hotel is very clean and nice. It looks like new. The staff was very friendly as well. Very quality/price with Agoda.

Reviewed July 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Tae from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2008

Terrific hotel”

Fantastic view from our room; central location meant that we didn't have to drive anywhere; helpful staff; wine hour at 5pm; terrific decor.
Drain in the bathtub slow; NY Times available in the lobby, but not delivered to door.

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Serrano for two nights in November 2008 to celebrate her birthday. Like the other Kimpton hotel we've stayed at, the staff was terrific, and the decor fantastic. The front desk upgraded us upon check-in to a lovely Queen Deluxe on the 16th floor with a terrific view of the city. The central location meant that we could walk to Union Square, Hayes Valley, the Embarcadero, and the North Shore without difficulty. Sure, space is a little tight, but given the historic nature of the hotel, not unexpected. The in-room mini-fridge is not badly priced if you feel like a drink once you've retired for the evening. A fantastic stay!

Reviewed November 17, 2008
7.7
Very good
Yftah from Israel
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2010

Short visit in SF”

I liked the Lobby decorations. Morning coffee served for free which is a nice gesture Room was comfortable but small (but since I was alone it didnt bother)
Not really a con but now doing outside renovation. Some people might find this annoying (there was no noise while I was in the hotel). Service employee in the check in desk coould be more cordial.

There are many hotels to choose from in this area. If you want to be in the MIDDLE of downtown you should probably take on of the many hotels 2 blocks west. Serrano is very central but it’s like 1-2 blocks from the shopping streets. I liked the hotel very much. It was clean, not too small and not too big, beautifully decorated and central enough. I had a short stay this time but next time I’m in town I might visit again if the price fairly (like they did this time)

Reviewed May 04, 2010
8.7
Excellent
Tammy from United States
Group
Stayed 3 nights in January 2009

ZAP Hotel 2009”

Great location, beautiful room, excellent service
Restaurant was very expensive, especially for breakfast

We were welcomed as soon as we arrived. The door men were always attentive, each and every time we entered and exited. The clerks were very knowledgeable. The room was beautiful. The bathrooms were a bit small but very doable. Everything was very clean. The location was great, easy access to everything. No coffee in room but set up downstairs very early so you basically always had coffee available. I love this hotel and the price was right!

Reviewed February 04, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Australia
Couple
City View King Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Great hotel, friendly staff, excellent location”

We stayed here for 3 nights earlier this week & loved the hotel. The staff were great & it's an easy walk to Union Square & Powell St BART. The room was very comfortable. Our only negative is that we found the beds to be too soft for our liking. Definitely will stay here again.

Reviewed November 01, 2018
7.2
Very good
Angeline from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Within walking distance to Macy's Union Square”

The check-in time for this hotel is 3pm. When we arrived at 2pm, our room was not ready for check-in. But they provide free luggage storage service. There is valet parking available at this hotel but we decided to park at the public parking garage across the hotel for cheaper rates. The hotel charge a mandatory urban fee of $34.19/night that we had to pay during check-out. The staff said it is for the use of wifi, coffee and tea provided in the lobby. Somehow I feel this fee is unnecessary and they should included it in the room rate on Agoda. This hotel is located within walking distance to the shopping area of Union Square. The room is newly renovated, and looks clean. The bathroom is a rather small, especially the sink area which is next to the bath/shower area. Apart from that, it was a good stay.

Reviewed July 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Margaret from United Kingdom
Couple
City View Queen
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Very good”

Beautiful hotel, great facilities. Would prefer tea/coffee making facilities in room, available free in foyer in mornings, but would be nice for evening cuppa, but a minor point and wouldn’t stop me booking again. Located near to area with a lot of homeless but you’d probably be getting Uber/Lyft back anyway because of the walk back from Fisherman’s Wharf area etc. Not far distance-wise, it’s the inclines!!

Reviewed September 19, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Kah from Malaysia
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Excellent location”

We chose this hotel mainly for its location, which is in the heart of SFO Union Square. It's easy to get around. The room is very small, but pretty adequate. There is a bistro/bar downstairs which is pretty good for breakfast or some drinks after a long day.

Reviewed January 26, 2019
7.7
Very good
Darren from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2008

Lots of class, small rooms”

Clean, classy, great location
Very small, room a/c is loud, bad views.

We brought guests from Belgium to see SF...the hotel is in a good, convenient location and is nicely decorated. However, the rooms were VERY small, with queen beds instead of king and the room temp was tricky to control, with a loud a/c unit. Our two window views were the wall of the building next door, and the unattractive buildings across the street. Not a bad place, but know what to expect, or you could be somewhat disappointed. "Run of House" was misleading.

Reviewed October 19, 2008
7.6
Very good
Alvin from Canada
Group
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Decent Hotel”

Comfortable stay. Very old style though. The staff were very friendly. Located downtown, so there were lots of homeless people.

Reviewed July 05, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Brett
Couple
1 King Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Excellent Option for San Fran Exploring”

Hotel and rooms are nice, the neighborhood is okay, staff very friendly. Affordable option and would recommend especially for couples.

Reviewed April 17, 2019
6.8
Good
Emma from United Kingdom
Family with teens
City View Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Small rooms and location not so safe”

The decor of this hotel was lovely however the rooms were tiny, the lifts very unstable and the location was very close to a lot of homeless people. With children, even though they were teenagers, I felt the area was not appropriate for walking around and even the hotel staff told us to avoid any street below our hotel which didn't fill us with any confidence in the area.

Reviewed August 20, 2018
6.4
Good
Theresa from New Zealand
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Quaint but overpriced”

An old building that is well preserved & kept clean etc.. the room was very small though & unless you remember to put the do not disturb sign on door, the maids will come knocking at 8am - daily... there are many other hotels in area that price this place out. If you can, walk around area & shop around

Reviewed July 07, 2017
7.3
Very good
Fang from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2008

Sorenno Hotel- Union Square SF”

The hotel was very centrally located and therefore I can walk to lots of shops, stores and restaurant.
The elevator was very small and room was small. And no dvd player with the TV in the room.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Sorreno hotel in SF. In particular, I enjoyed the hotel's convenient location near Union Square. Though very close to all the actions near Union Square, the surroundings near the hotel feel safe and quiet. I would definitely consider going back next time I am in SF.

Reviewed September 18, 2008
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