Cable Car Hotel

1 star
San Francisco, CA
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753 reviews
Fri 1/3
Tue 5/3

About Cable Car Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Ideally located in one of the most famous areas of San Francisco, the Nob Hill District, the Cable Car Hotel has been a fixture of the city since 1907. Guests of the property will find a friendly staff that speaks English, Spanish, and French. Plus, the immaculate rooms are all within 20 minutes' walking distance from some of the biggest draws of the city such as Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and Lombard Street. Its namesake cable car stop is just across the street from the hotel. There are laundry facilities and vending machines provided for guest convenience, and there is a cozy business center located in the main lobby. Pets are not welcome in the Cable Car Hotel.

The guest rooms are available with private bathrooms or with shared bathrooms. Each of the rooms also contains a microwave, refrigerator, ceiling fan, and flat-screen television. There is complimentary WiFi available in all of the guest rooms. All of the rooms are smoke-free and many of the rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Guests will find that there are plenty of restaurant options in the vicinity including Swan Oyster Depot, Mymy's Coffee Shop, and the Great Eastern Restaurant. Those needing to pick up a few supplies will find a Trader Joe's within walking distance. Also accessible on foot is the Grace Cathedral, the Cable Car Museum, and the San Francisco Playhouse. The Marin Highlands is just 20 miles away. The nearest airport is the Oakland International Airport which is a little less than 12 miles from the Cable Car Hotel.

Latest deals for Cable Car Hotel

Fri 1/3
Tue 5/3
Double room
Double room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R5 292
per night
Standard Room
Standard Room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R1 055
per night
Standard Room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R1 302
per night
Standard Room
No inclusions
bed type unknown
R1 329
per night

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Cable Car Hotel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available


  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Services and conveniences

  • Mini-market on site
  • Key access
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

Reviews of Cable Car Hotel

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9,7 Wonderful
Pros:Ease of use and location
Cons:Parking there isn't any j less you garage your car
5,7 Fair
Pros:Close to downtown
Cons:Small bedrooms. Only 1 bed per room.
2,2 Poor
Pros:Check out
Cons:Everything else


1388 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

What's nearby

  • Grace Cathedral382 m
  • Cable Car Museum0.6 km
  • Asian Art Museum1.2 km
  • Lombard Street1.2 km
  • Museum of Modern Art1.5 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.8 km
  • Exploratorium1.9 km
  • Musée Mécanique2 km
  • Pier 392.2 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts3 km
  • Walt Disney Family Museum3.9 km
  • Alcatraz4 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at Cable Car Hotel

  • Where is Cable Car Hotel located?

    Cable Car Hotel is located at 1388 California Street in Nob Hill, 0,4 km from the centre of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Cable Car Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Cable Car Hotel?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Cable Car Hotel.

  • Does Cable Car Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Cable Car Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Cable Car Hotel from the airport?

    Cable Car Hotel is 18,6 km from San Francisco. Cable Car Hotel is 19,6 km from Oakland.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0,4 km

Nearest airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

19,2 km