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405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1701
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#48 of 250 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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
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 / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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City View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino

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Grade: 100 out of 100
358Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
102Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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gpinkh998868 wrote a review 20 Sep
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Reserved a king room with a tub for my wife. Received a queen room with no tub. I called the desk immediately and frequently and no one would answer. Upon checking out the desk clerk was out for lunch. Ridiculous!
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Jennifer C wrote a review 7 Sep
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Clean, updated room. Staff that was super helpful and friendly. Would stay again. Parking garage is literally next door. Double beds are a little small for two adults but make sense in the room size. Stayed two nights with two adults and two kids so room size was doable for short stay and being out of the room most of the time. Linens and towels were nice quality.
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X8138DDericb wrote a review 6 Sep
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma2 contributions
Hotel accommodations were great. Hotel elevator wait was practically seconds...amazing, considering 17 floors. Walking distance to the heart of downtown. Variety of local eating establishments nearby. i would definitely stay on my next visit.
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ginakramermft wrote a review 5 Sep
Napa, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I were both incredibly disappointed about the quality of Hotel Spero's customer service. We are both small business owners and have stayed at numerous hotels in San Francisco over the years and have never had difficulty like we did yesterday which resulted in us having to leave San Francisco and come back to Napa. We were there trying to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary with a two night stay there. Sadly, we arrived at Hotel Spero at 5:30pm only to find that the hotel had double booked our room and the One Bedroom Suite we had booked and had CONFIRMATION for was occupied … Please note that there was also no parking in the designated lot and we were left to “just go find something”. The gentleman at the desk was not apologetic nor did he really make any attempts to address the issue. We tried to be flexible as this was a special occasion for us and we were excited to celebrate together; however, after they downgraded us into what did not look like a suite at all, we went up there with all our stuff only to find that the room appeared occupied and was UNCLEANED (bed unmade, trash all around)! We then went back down to the hotel lobby and asked for assistance only to have a manager come out after waiting 20-25 minutes who told us that our only option was to wait for them to clean a room for us and that they could not give us the room we had originally booked. She made no attempts to make it “right” other than to say she would waive the $20 upgrade fee for the next night. Had she been apologetic or made any attempts to see the error on the hotels part we would have felt a little better, but given the situation we felt we had no other option but to leave. Lastly, just to say something positive, the gentleman who indicated he was Security at the front was very helpful in getting our bags unloaded onto the bell cart and LOADED again and was very empathetic and kind! Sadly, I would not recommend staying at this hotel given that there are so many other options in San Francisco!
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Salma2120 wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Overall decent hotel. Surrounding areas one should be vigilant and proceed with caution. As you walk around you will be able to notice the disparities within the same area. But the experience was good for the most part. Will recommend to others.
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PRICE RANGE
US$171 - US$375 (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 San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.4 km), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.03 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 Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Liholiho Yacht Club.
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 center?
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.