Hotel Vertigo

Nob Hill, San Francisco

The hotel

You may just recognise this hotel from its appearance in the classic Hitchcock thriller, Vertigo. Proud of its ‘supporting role’, you can even catch the movie playing in the lobby. Your tangerine-tinted room is decked out with playful additions like 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 of course.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Downtown San Francisco in Nob Hill.

Hotel information

100 rooms. All with flat-screen TV, WiFi, iPod docking station, alarm clock radio, telephone, hairdryer, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron and board. Standard Run of House Rooms have either 1 double bed, 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Café Vertigo (open for breakfast). Morning tea and coffee service in the lobby. Fitness centre*. Business centre*. Complimentary WiFi.

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

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (622)
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May 5, 2020 Jarryd D

Recently stayed at Hotel Vertigo, a massive thank-you to Sam, Joan and the wonderful staff who were always friendly and helpful during my stay. Close to Union square, Chinatown and plenty of local cafe's.Had a great experience and would recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco.
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Apr 19, 2020 294ront Pontypridd, United Kingdom

We had a 3 night stay at the hotel vertigo the staff very helpful and friendly hotel a little dated but quaint and very comfortable and in a perfect location ideal ifor exploring San Francisco Plenty of restaurants on the door step.
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Apr 4, 2020 117nikae U.S. Virgin Islands

Share review Embed review Write an update Edit review 4/4/2020 I am traveling on business and stuck in San Francisco and Corona Virus is at it's peak and I am not allowed to get on a plane to go home. Hotel Vertigo took me in, with their limited services, and didi the best they could to make me happy despite no maid service. The staff is very… Read more
Share review Embed review Write an update Edit review 4/4/2020 I am traveling on business and stuck in San Francisco and Corona Virus is at it's peak and I am not allowed to get on a plane to go home. Hotel Vertigo took me in, with their limited services, and didi the best they could to make me happy despite no maid service. The staff is very nice, Sam at the front desk is especially sweet and so is Hymay(I apologize for the mis-spelling of his name!) who is the GM of the hotel. I am disabled and they had plenty of room options for the handicapped so for those who are stuck and want a budget friendly and overall welcoming place to stay and don't mind cleaning your own room, then I very much recommend this place. I have also stayed here when the virus wasn't going on, and can say that the service and rooms are very solid. Thank you to all the staff and everyone at the Hotel Vertigo for being as kind as you could. A TIP: PLEASE NOTIFY ALL POSSIBLE PATRONS OF YOUR HOTEL THAT THERE ARE NO SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN. I DIDN'T FIND THAT OUT UNTIL 2 DAYS IN AND WAS SHOCKED AND FELT A BIT TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. SO I SUGGEST MORE HONEST COMMUNICATION AMID STAFF AND CUSTOMERS. THANKS AGAIN SAM, HYMAY, GARY, CHRISITINA, JESSICA, AND TO ANYONE I LEFT OUT!!!! Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 alisonhU3422JP

My husband and I stayed in the hotel Vertigo for 3 nights-arriving the day that the USA went into lockdown!! We arrived apprehensive, stressed and tired at 10pm after travelling for around 20 hours. Sam was at the desk with a smile and a warm welcome. We were quickly shown to our room which was spacious, warm and clean. Greg met us the each… Read more
My husband and I stayed in the hotel Vertigo for 3 nights-arriving the day that the USA went into lockdown!! We arrived apprehensive, stressed and tired at 10pm after travelling for around 20 hours. Sam was at the desk with a smile and a warm welcome. We were quickly shown to our room which was spacious, warm and clean. Greg met us the each morning with a smile and a song. And our complimentary breakfast was delicious (I highly recommend the hotel blend if you like coffee). The hotel was unique, the staff were genuinely friendly and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend staying if you are travelling through San Francisco. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 826antonyg

This is a well situated hotel for Union Square which is the centre of which everything starts. Staff are very helpful and the hotel is very clean but is a little basic, saying this we did not spend too much time there. Do your homework before coming, but if you take a left out of the doors and walk straight you will get to union square or china… Read more
This is a well situated hotel for Union Square which is the centre of which everything starts. Staff are very helpful and the hotel is very clean but is a little basic, saying this we did not spend too much time there. Do your homework before coming, but if you take a left out of the doors and walk straight you will get to union square or china town within 10 to 15 minute walk. Breakfast is serve yourself coffee and pastries Read less