With its high tech accoutrements and clubby atmosphere, San Francisco’s new Hotel Zeppelin is not your grandpa’s type of hotel – or maybe it is. Providing a huge nod to the 60’s counter culture movement, Hotel Zeppelin will likely bring forth fond memories for all the dead-heads out there. For those too young to remember the Summer of Love, Hotel Zeppelin is simply a really cool place to lay your head for a night or more while staying in the City that defined a movement.
Located just a few blocks from Union Square in the old Prescott Hotel building, Hotel Zeppelin is a colorful and carefully conceived celebration of a seminal artistic and rebellious period in San Francisco’s history. Featuring provocative design elements, comfortably state-of-the-art rooms, and a friendly and accommodating staff, Hotel Zeppelin provides its guests the best of the City’s past and present. Here are three groovy reasons to pay a visit:
1) Peace: You’ll feel it when you walk into the comfy lobby lounge featuring cozy sitting areas around the fireplace, and a soon-to-open full bar serving cocktails in the evening and Sightglass coffee drinks and Dynamo Donuts in the mornings. Peace is also the official name of the 1,300 square foot lower level game room – a playful retreat with Skee ball, shuffleboard, a quick-shot basketball wall, an oversized electronic Bingo board, two jumbo televisions, and communal areas perfect for events or group meetings. Even if not staying at the hotel, you need to pop in and take a look. It’s one of the coolest spaces in the City.
2) Love: It’s all around you – from your warm welcome at arrival, to your concierge’s offer to help you with absolutely anything at all – as long as it’s legal. To fulfill requests, they utilize Scout – a service that allows guests to contact the concierge from anywhere, at any time from a downloadable app. The Zeppelin love is shared in these other ways: at cocktail hour, when half bottles of wine are served in the lounge, with free wi-fi, with laundry and valet services, with John Boos 36-inch high maple top work table desks and Nespresso machines in each guest room, and by allowing your pets to stay with you (for a fee.)
3) Rock-and-Roll: Unexpected design accents, including spontaneous black light exposed poetry pay tribute to the bookstores and cafés of the beatnik era. Bill Graham Presents concert posters pay homage to the City’s former psychedelic heartbeat. A retro Grace Slick art feature greets guests upon arrival, while Jerry Garcia, Huey Newton and other icons of the era grace the hallways. Vintage inspired record players are found in select rooms. It’s all quite a gas, baby.
Hotel Zeppelin, a Viceroy Hotel, 545 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 563-0303