Hotel Vertigo

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

As seen on screen in the classic Hitchcock thriller Vertigo, this hotel’s a piece of cinematic history. Rightly proud of its ‘supporting role’, you can catch the movie playing on loop in the lobby as you enjoy complimentary tea and coffee each morning, before stepping out to explore your Nob Hill neighbourhood. Just blocks from Union Square, you can amble to many San Francisco must-sees from Hotel Vertigo – although, rather aptly, you may get giddy from all the dizzying hills. Alongside essentials like your flat screen TV and complimentary WiFi, each marmalade-tinted room’s decked out with playful additions like vivid orange wingback chairs, quirky horse-head lamps, and artwork inspired by the spiralling vortexes in the film’s posters. Regardless which floor you’re on, head skywards for a mesmeric view down the hotel’s monochromatic corkscrewing staircase – if you’ve got a head for heights.

Amenities

  • No Smoking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Downtown San Francisco, perfect for shopping and sightseeing with endless restaurant options nearby.

Hotel information

All rooms offer flat screen TVs, iPod docking station, alarm clock, radio, telephone, hairdryer, mini-fridge, te/coffee maker, iron and board. Run of House - Generally the lowest cost room type available and is allocated upon arrival, therefore we cannot guarantee a King, Queen or Double Double bed.

Complimentary morning tea and coffee service in the lobby each morning. Newspapers available in the morning. Complimentary WiFi. Fitness Centre.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun hotel a short walk from Chinatown!

Sep 15, 2019 heyimmaegen Larne, United Kingdom

The staff here are so friendly, they really couldn't do enough for us. We came by about 8.30am to drop bags off and they were more than happy to keep them after we got changed. We walked from Civic Centre BART station which took about 20 minutes. The room was nice, a great price too. Really worth the money. The bathroom was clean, it had a coffee… Read more
The staff here are so friendly, they really couldn't do enough for us. We came by about 8.30am to drop bags off and they were more than happy to keep them after we got changed. We walked from Civic Centre BART station which took about 20 minutes. The room was nice, a great price too. Really worth the money. The bathroom was clean, it had a coffee maker with condiments and lovely shampoo etc. The room was spotless too. The bed was one of the most comfy hotel bed we have slept in! The only down side is the ceilings are so thin, we had people in the room directly above and every time they went to the bathroom we could hear the huge thud! Not nice being woken up at 4am because of someone upstairs. Overall, I recommend this hotel. Prices for hotels in San Francisco are CRAZY but this little gem was great value - I think I paid $280 for one night. The location isn't bad either, we did have to get an Uber to the Alcatraz pier but it was only $10. We walked back from Chinatown after dinner. They can arrange transport for you to the airport or to Emeryville AMTRAK (where we went) but its more expensive than just a regular Uber (Uber cost $44 to Emeryville station) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel for a city trip to SF

Sep 6, 2019 xesrbt

We spent two beautiful days in San Francisco. The Hotel Veritgo with its central location was a very good starting point for sightseeing. We had booked two double rooms. The rooms are not very big, but practically furnished and very clean, as well as the bathrooms. The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful with all questions.… Read more
We spent two beautiful days in San Francisco. The Hotel Veritgo with its central location was a very good starting point for sightseeing. We had booked two double rooms. The rooms are not very big, but practically furnished and very clean, as well as the bathrooms. The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful with all questions. Checking in, like checking out very fast and effective. The hotel vertig is an absolute recommendation for a tourist city trip to SF. (PS the best price for booking in Jan 2019 for August from Europe, we found at Neckermann) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Be Aware!

Sep 4, 2019 Charlie1625 London, United Kingdom

The photographs on the hotels’ website were taken a few years ago, so we were very surprised upon arrival to find an extremely dated and musty smelling bedroom. We looked at 3 other rooms including the top suite in the hotel (which was equally revolting), and we checked right out again. I have given my rating based on the following:- 1. The… Read more
The photographs on the hotels’ website were taken a few years ago, so we were very surprised upon arrival to find an extremely dated and musty smelling bedroom. We looked at 3 other rooms including the top suite in the hotel (which was equally revolting), and we checked right out again. I have given my rating based on the following:- 1. The staff couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful and understanding. 2. The location of the hotel is close to most attractions and transport. The rooms we visited were noisy - you could hear the traffic outside - but San Fran is a major city so you cannot expect complete silence at night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel.

Aug 31, 2019 Mulhollands_inwakey Wakefield, United Kingdom

The room was comfortable, the hotel itself nicely done and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was a 5 or 10 minute walk from the town centre, we walked to and from it the 6 nights we stayed there, it is uphill but what isn't in San Francisco. Good area with shopping or even a hospital nearby should you need it. The hotel arranged the… Read more
The room was comfortable, the hotel itself nicely done and the staff were helpful and friendly. It was a 5 or 10 minute walk from the town centre, we walked to and from it the 6 nights we stayed there, it is uphill but what isn't in San Francisco. Good area with shopping or even a hospital nearby should you need it. The hotel arranged the transport to the airport. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location, Quiet Room!

Aug 14, 2019 EdgeStrategic Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Hotel Vertigo was very much as expected. The online reviews were very accurate. It is a well maintained hotel in a great location, walkable to many key sites. We asked for a quiet room and we're extremely pleased with it. It was facing the inner courtyard. We never heard and street or city noises! We heard footsteps from the room above a… Read more
Hotel Vertigo was very much as expected. The online reviews were very accurate. It is a well maintained hotel in a great location, walkable to many key sites. We asked for a quiet room and we're extremely pleased with it. It was facing the inner courtyard. We never heard and street or city noises! We heard footsteps from the room above a few times, but generally very limited noise from other rooms or the hallway. We would definitely recommend staying here. The hotel staff was very helpful and pleasant. The rooms were clean and we'll maintained. We also appreciated having the room fridge inside a cabinet which eliminated any noise from the fridge operating. Not necessarily a disappointment, but a small surprise was that the hotel cafe was closed down. It wasn't clear why and we didn't ask. It gave us a chance to support a nearby coffee shop (Cup o Joe) and a separate restaurant for breakfast (Han's). Both were probably better than what the coffee shop would have been. Read less