Sonder The Bijou

111 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102 United States (USA) near Exit 2c b on I-80 (~1.0mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Luxury Property
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  • The Avg. Group Saves 14.8%!
  • Hotel has 65 rooms
  • 5 floors in property
  • Check in time: 03:00
  • Check out time: 12:00
  • Group booking rating of 8.4/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Local Attractions

Hotel Union Square Cable Car Fisherman''s Wharf China Town San Francisco Shopping Center Mascone Convention Center Golden Gate Bridge

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Sonder The Bijou

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Clean, very affordable hotel with a cute theme"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
Hotel Bijou is an excellent option for travelers on a budget. The rooms are small and basic, but are clean and have a distinct charm to them. The hotel is 'film' themed, and a small movie theater off of the main lobby plays nightly movies for up to 20 or so guests. The staff is very kind, and continental breakfast is provided in the breakfast room for a small fee. I was unable to get onto the internet while there, which other reviews have suggested is a regular issue. One other issue with this hotel is that it is in a very edgy neighborhood - while not unsafe or dangerous, precaution should still be taken by guests coming in and out at night. Guests might also consider cabbing to their desired destinations rather than walking, which is not a big deal since most major tourists attractions (such as Union Square) are quite close.
Aria T, a local HotelPlanner San Francisco expert from US flag
22-Nov-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Sonder The Bijou

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"The staff was absolutely wonderful."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff was absolutely wonderful Thank you Daniel you hooked up Jack Neumann my dog thank you above and beyond.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 02 to Sat Sep 04 2021 at a $137.49 average nightly rate.

Property Description

Located near downtown San Francisco, moments from the Moscone Convention Center, public transportation, great shopping and nightlife, Hotel Bijou brings together historic elegance, modern comfort and eclectic style like few hotels near Union Square. With a unique spirit that reflects our personal energy, this landmark hotel was built in 1914 and recently underwent a recent renovation. The result is an Art Deco design that transports you to the roaring 20s while offering all the contemporary amenities you expect from plush pillows, luxury linens, reliable high-speed Internet to high end toiletries. Relax in one of our newly renovated guest rooms featuring a historic art deco design, high-end toiletries and the necessary technology we all expect in todays day and age. Unwind with an in-room spa massage, in the evening join us at Gibson restaurant featuring live-fire cooking, custom crafted cocktails, a pop art mural on the ceiling, nostalgic upbeat music, and for those seeking the full experience, a carefully curated tasting menu with a behind the scenes kitchen tour of how the unique experience is brought to life, a truly divine indulgence. After a day of traveling, having meetings or exploring San Francisco. Our central Union Square location puts the best of San Francisco at your doorstep. From shopping, dining and strolling in the immediate neighborhood to visiting landmarks such as Fishermans Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Park, the Powell Street Cable Car Line, Oracle Park, and more, Hotel Bijou is the perfect home base for your California experience. We are also conveniently close to the Bay to Breakers race and San Francisco Pride. Come to Hotel Bijou and experience timeless architectural beauty and vibrant ambiance amidst the colorful and innovative people who make San Francisco one of the most iconic cities in the world.

What you need to know

Hotel Features – A Hollywood-inspired San Francisco hotel, Hotel Bijou features a classic movie palace design and Hollywood portraits to give it a truly unique feel. To add to its charm, a mini theater in the lobby shows a nightly double feature of local movies. Additionally, each of the 65 guest rooms is named after a motion picture that was shot in San Francisco.

Guest Rooms – All guest rooms at Hotel Bijou are decorated in jewel tones for a hip, sophisticated feel. All standard rooms feature cable television, high-speed wireless Internet access, a two-line phone with voice mail, writing desk, and an iron with ironing board. All rooms are nonsmoking so you can enjoy a pleasant environment.

Nearby Attractions – Hotel Bijou is an affordable hotel option just four blocks from Union Square, which is filled with restaurants, popular retail spots, and several entertainment venues. During your stay, you’ll also be within walking distance of the Westfield Mall and the Moscone Center and a short drive from the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens, North Beach, and the well-known Pier 39.

Amenities – This unique hotel offers plenty of amenities so you’ll be entertained during your entire stay. Take advantage of the nightly double feature, high-speed wireless Internet access, complete concierge service, and same-day laundry service. Valet parking is also available for $32 per day. Hotel Bijou staff is available to assist with event and dining recommendations so you can enjoy the city stress free.

Expert Tip – Hotel Bijou puts you minutes from the Powell Street Cable Car Line, which is a great way to explore the city. The trolley will take you through the city to places like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Park while you take in the beautiful surroundings.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 03:00
Check Out: 12:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2019
Floors: 5
Rooms: 65
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 65
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1500 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5:30pm -10pm
FEMA Approved: Yes
Policies / Expenses
24 hours prior to arrival
Nightly Parking: 45
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 16.45%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Additional Person Fee: 0.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Francisco International airport is approximatly 20 minutes driving distance from us. Oakland airport is 30 minutes driving distance Airport Shuttles are available at $18.00 per person. Taxi average out to $55.00

Local Shuttle Info: We recommend Airport Express, from the airport to the hotel the cost is $19.00 per person. They are readily available at the airport. From the hotel to the airport please inquiry at the front desk for arrangements to be made the cost is $19.00

Breakfast Information

Breakfast is an additional cost of $12.00 per person/day. It is a hot american breakfast buffet.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets aceepted weighing 25 pounds and under. There is a $25.00 non refundable daily pet cleaning fee.

Parking Info

Valet Parking $63.00 per night for standard size cars and $74.00 oversize car.

Internet / WiFI

Free WiFi

Previously known as:
Hotel Bijou Worldhotels Crafted, Hotel Bijou, WorldHotels Crafted

Seasonality and Projections at Sonder The Bijou

Rate fluctuations of Sonder The Bijou

This chart illustrates fluctuations of sleeping room prices for both group/meeting rates and the best online individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 54.0% in the month of March 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $659 in the month of September 2023. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Sonder The Bijou in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Sonder The Bijou

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Sonder The Bijou.

Feel free to use the Sonder The Bijou meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Francisco event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Gibson 60 x 25 x 15 1500--/--------------/----114--
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Gibson brings a new cocktail and dining experience to San Francisco.Located in the Hotel Bijou in downtown San Francisco—just a half-block from the Powell Street BART station—Gibson combines elegant and exceptional cocktails with a thoughtful menu subtly influenced by smoke and live fire. The casual yet refined bar and restaurant are designed to encourage sharing, community and conviviality.Gibson offers a private dining room for your special events or business needs. If you need more space, we can offer you 3,000 sq. ft. of space if you are interested in our entire restaurant. No pretense, just a great time.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1500 Sq. Mi
60 x 25 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Photo of Gibson

FAQs about Sonder The Bijou

What time is check in?

Check in time is 03:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Sonder The Bijou have?

There are 65 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Sonder The Bijou?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Sonder The Bijou?

Breakfast is an additional cost of $12.00 per person/day. It is a hot american breakfast buffet.

What parking is available at Sonder The Bijou?

Valet Parking $63.00 per night for standard size cars and $74.00 oversize car.

How much does internet cost?

Free WiFi

Can I get a group rate at Sonder The Bijou?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 14.8%.


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