Hotel Zelos is a funky, modern choice located in a convenient area near Union Square. The location is prime here. Next door to Trader Joe’s and just steps away from all the shopping on Market Street (Westfield, Zara, Anthropologie etc), it also feels safe, clean and open, unlike some areas in downtown SF.
The rooms are clean and large — we had the Luxury Spa King room which had a really nice jacuzzi in the bathroom. I totally took advantage of the bath and got in bed in their fluffy robe. Also LOVED the toiletries they provided. Full size ROIL products (and some Natura Bisse too) which you can purchase from the front desk and take home. The ROIL is now one of my new fave shampoo/conditioner finds — no sulfates or parabens; yess.
For food, The Dirty Habit is located on the 5th floor of the hotel and is well-known for their creative cocktails and decadent small plates (charcuterie, fried brussels sprouts, bone marrow, crisp pork belly etc).
Unfortunately, it’s closed for lunch, as is the room service (ends after breakfast and begins again at 5pm for dinner) so it’s best to venture out and try out the multitude of restaurants in the area. We discovered one of our fave burgers of all time nearby — Popsons. Ahhh, already missing that burger SO. MUCH.
Dogs are welcomed with a cute little bag of treats! Two pets of any size are accepted; $75 per stay. Free bicycle rentals are also available to use, along with a yoga mat, picnic basket and even a Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera.