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Hotel Whitcomb, A Historic Hotel of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)

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The Hotel Whitcomb echoes the graciousness of turn-of-the-century San Francisco with Austrian crystal chandeliers, beautiful marble, Tiffany Stained G
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Standard Double/Double Guest Room - Hotel Whitcomb, A Historic Hotel of San Francisco - 1

Standard Double/Double Guest Room

Richly furnished room with two double beds, each guestroom features personal climate control and many other thoughtful amenities for your pleasure including:
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Desk/Work Area
  • Pay Per View
  • Phone w/Voice Mail
  • And Much More!
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Standard King Guest Room

Richly furnished room with a king size bed. Each guestroom features personal climate control and many other thoughtful amenities for your pleasure including:
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Desk/Work Area
  • Pay Per View
  • Phone w/Voice Mail
  • And Much More!
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Standard Queen Guest Room

Richly furnished room with a queen size bed, each guestroom features personal climate control and many other thoughtful amenities including:
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Desk/Work Area
  • Pay Per View
  • Phone w/Voice Mail
  • And Much More!
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Hotel Whitcomb, A Historic Hotel of San Francisco
1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA US 94103 1411


Hot Hotel Amenities

  • Complementary High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • State-of-the-Art Health and Fitness Center
  • Starbucks Cafe in the Lobby
  • Internet Cafe
  • The Tavern (Lounge) Piano Bar with Live Music
  • On-Site and Nearby Parking Available ($)

Historic Location
Hotel Whitcomb is conveniently located near the trendy SOMA district of San Francisco, Civic Center, theatre district and Street car line with quick access to Fisherman`s Wharf, Castro and other tourist attractions. Hotel Whitcomb is only minutes to fine dining, abundant shopping and a variety of entertainment venues and offers three methods of public transportation right outside the front door. Enjoy walking or riding the Cable Cars to the Theatre District, Yerba Buena Gardens, The Castro District, City Hall, the Moscone Center, Union Square, the Financial District, Fishermans Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, AT&T Park and Ghirardelli Square.


Why Stay Here?

  • San Francisco Landmark History Hotel
  • Turn-of-the Century Masterpiece
  • Unique Mix of Vintage Hospitality and Urban Convenience
  • Central Market Street Location
  • On-Site Dining at Market Street Grill
  • Meeting and Wedding Facilities

Unbeatable Accommodations
Embrace an urban boutique hotel experience in one of the 460 intimate guestrooms. Discover a comforting and relaxing hospitality experience as each of the guestrooms is stylishly adorned with artisanal dcor, beautiful furnishings, and custom fabrics. Experience luxury San Francisco rooms featuring: complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, 25 television with remote control and premium channels, iron / ironing board, telephone with voice mail, data port, alarm clock, hairdryer, housekeeping, wake-up calls, well lit desk and chair, rollaway beds, sofa bed, and guest controlled heat and air conditioning.

Delectable Dining

Market Street Grill
In a town noted for its excellent restaurants, Florinda's Market Street Grill is an award-winning dining favorite with innovate cuisine complemented with attentive, friendly service and soothing ambiance. From the freshest seafood and pasta to juicy steaks and Asian fusion fare, this downtown San Francisco eatery is an ideal choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-room dining is available through room service. 

The Tavern
Relax with a glass of wine in Victorian splendor recalling the most charming aspects of olde San Francisco in The Tavern. This intimate hideaway is a wonderful place to gather and enjoy a drink before or after the theater, as well as the perfect spot to meet up with friends and business colleagues. The Tavern offers an extensive bar and a fine selection of wines, tapas, and bar snacks during a lively Happy Hour. 

Starbucks Cafe
Meet friends and colleagues for coffee, espresso or latt at the world-famous Starbucks, located in the lobby.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • AAA Approved
  • Attraction Tickets Available
  • Banquet Facility
  • Cafe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Handicap Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Interior Corridors
  • Lounge/Bar
  • On-Site Check In
  • Parking (Fee)
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • VIP Rooms
  • Valet Parking (+)
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2561 reviews
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-05-2016
We've just stayed at this hotel and I'm glad it was only for 1 night. We were in San Fran 2 days on a stop over as we were doing Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. We booked this hotel as it looked like a central location and we got a good price, I now know why. I was very concerned after reading many reviews and unfortunately they were all right, upon arriving from San Fran Airport and getting off the BART (which is located right outside the hotel) it was littered with nothing but crazy pe... Read more
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Submitted on 21-05-2016
This was our second multiple days stay at this hotel-the level of service has deteriorated considerably eg-only one incomplete towel set, extremely low water pressure, the toilet leaked,dim lighting and not enough outlets. We reported all of this on the comment card and sought out staff for amenities. The immediate area has increased the numbers of absolute screaming crazies and aggressive panhandlers-definitely not safe for walking in the evenings. Will look for a different hotel next time.
from Sunderland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Whilst the lobby in the hotel is elegant and modern, the rooms look like they were last decorated in the 90s with horrible dark yellow wallpaper and dirty curtains. The area is also rough with homeless people galore on the streets. The smell of "weed" overpowers you as you walk the streets surrounding the hotel. We got out of the taxi on our arrival and were immediately greeted with a homeless person asking for money. Do not recommend.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 22-05-2016
We arrived at Hotel Whitcomb nice and early one morning with the intention of checking our baggage and going to town as we arrived well before checkin time. After lining up for a very long time, as there was only one nice man behind the counter, the quietly spoken but very helpful man went out of his way to find a room which was available for us and we were able to go upstairs, unpack our bags and have a shower before hitting town. This was a plus and was very welcome. The hotel itself is larg... Read more
from Maryville, Tennessee
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I was drawn to Hotel Whitcomb because it is historic & beautifully preserved, esp. the lobby. The hotel's Grill was pretty pricey but the cuisine & presentation were exceptional. In fact, In return for booking, I was to get a free family membership in National Trust for Historic Preservation organization However, to my disappointment that didn't seem to come about. Another big reason I booked this hotel for our 3-night stay in San Fran is because of it's downtown location - esp. as it's within t... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
The hotel is clean and tidy and the rooms were well presented. The bed was very comfortable and I have no complaints about the accommodation. The biggest issue is its location. The area directly outside the hotel is literally over run with homeless people and the area is littered with used drug needles and syringes. The Burger King directly opposite is used as a shooting gallery for addicts and should be avoided at all costs. This is not a safe or pleasant area at night. The area really lets the... Read more
from Chandler, Arizona
Submitted on 03-06-2016
The Hotel Whitcomb is horrible! The internet is really bad, the rooms stink and the location is scary. There is a security guard at the Burger King! Since my trip is only 2 nights, I'm dealing with it.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 04-06-2016
I was actually very impressed with my overall experience! Every single staff that I came across during my stay at the Hotel Whitcomb were there all very pleasant and accommodating. They provided me with outstanding customer service from check-in to check-out. Their Director of Guest Services, Kazi Ahmed provided me with the highest customer service and ensured we enjoyed our stay. Be sure to ask for Kazi Ahmed when you need a room to stay at the Hotel Whitcomb! You'll see!
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Submitted on 04-06-2016
The building is old but room and bathroom are so clean. You know sometime a bathroom that didn't really want to wash. This hotel was fine. And There are some homeless in a nearby but Compared to other regions seems innocuous. But the bed springs it feels like little longer.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 04-06-2016
when I got there the staff was nice when I got to my room the long hallway was a bit uncomfortable and my boyfriend said right off the bat that he smelled death all over the entire hallway. The overall room was nice . When I got in the shower I heard this loud humming noise I didn't no what it was. I thought the pipes was just old. I closed the bathroom door to keep the warmth in the bathroom given the fact the water was not hot at all and the pressure was little to none. in the middle of my sho... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-06-2016
I booked the Whitcomb through Expedia at a very decent cut price last minute rate (about $200US per night), and was happy with it. It is a "historic" hotel, but it is ageing, so the chandeliers, wood panelling and rich carpeting are starting to lose a little of their obvious former grandness. That being said, it's comfortable, the room was a good size for two people with two large bags and had a nice view of City Hall, there was free in room wifi, and the service was fine. The BART stops just ou... Read more
from Telford
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Stayed 3 nights on the 5th floor. Room at the back so nice and quiet considering that it's on a very busy street. Lovely building and public areas but the rooms are quite disappointing. At least ours was. No fridge, no tea or coffee making facility in the room and very noisy air conditioning. Bed comfortable and clean room, but no bath towels on arrival and, despite 2 requests, and a phone call, none were sent. I had to get some from the room service trolley in the morning. There is a Starbucks ... Read more
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Submitted on 21-06-2016
Stayed with wife and nephew. Hotel is old, but functional. I had an issue with the their internet (never worked all three days we spent there). However, they discounted two days of parking ($38/night). Area is close to union square, but be careful as there are plenty of homeless in the area. Wouldn't feel safe walking late at night.
from St. Paul, MN
Submitted on 21-06-2016
I was on a 2 day business trip. Due to the elections, hotels were booked up. I booked what was apparently the only available room at the allegedly historic and elegant Hotel Whitcomb. For $488/night I was given a suite with 2 very low lighted rooms decorated in 1970s mismatched furniture and orange/brown drapes. The walls were pukey beige. The bathroom had a very yucky tub mat. I asked the desk for a new mat and they sent up another cotton mat. No hairdryer. no newspaper, no coffee maker ... Read more
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Submitted on 22-06-2016
Hotel Whitcomb is truly a gem if you are looking to travel within a budget and still be close to everything. You can step right out of the front door and jump on the red trolley and go all over downtown and Embarcadero. The staff are wonderful especially Tom the bellman who has been in the city of 35 plus years and he knows everything that you can do on any sort of budget. I stay here for business about every other month but many families like the budget friendly prices and close proximity to... Read more
from Bolton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
My husband and I and also our two friends stayed here for 3 nights in May/June. We arrived on veterans weekend on bank holiday monday, there was literally NOWHERE nearby to eat, that aside, the rooms were fit for purpose, not very big, no views but suited our purpose, they were somewhere to get clean and lay our heads after we had explored the city. The beds are extremely comfortable and the lobby of the hotel is beautiful. It is really well placed for the BART and is literally right outside the... Read more
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Submitted on 29-06-2016
I recently stayed at this hotel and I was very pleased with my visit. The hotel is beautiful and the entire staff is incredible helpful. The hotel is also centrally located right in front of a subway and is very well priced. I want to give a special thanks to James J. who saved the day for me and my friends. We arrived almost a day early on a busy holiday weekend and if it wasn't for James we would have had to sleep in our car. He really saved the day for us. If you are thinking of staying her... Read more
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Submitted on 30-06-2016
I recently visited here and found my stay to be an overall pleasant experience. The room was comfortable, the location was central to everything in the city and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The concierge team was especially helpful and informative in assisting me with planning a day trip. Rahn at the concierge desk is a pleasure to deal with and very informative. Would highly recommend to those visiting SF.
from Ottawa
Submitted on 30-06-2016
In SF for a weekend with my husband and stayed at The Whitcomb. Not terrible and the hotel is historic but also feels old and worn and the hallways are dark and a little creepy. It's right at the edge of the Tenderloin (rough area) and lots of homeless people around both day and night. Walking back at night I was glad I wasn't a single female traveller. Price was ok but for a similar price I'd rather stay at the Pickwick where I stayed last time as it was closer to Union Square.
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Submitted on 01-07-2016
Great location which is central and right next to a BART stop. One of the main reasons that this hotel caught my interest was for the location (10 mins to Castro, 45 mins to OAK, 30 mins to SFO). I found the staff to be friendly, efficient, and accommodating. The room we were assigned to had a king size bed which I found was comfortable. I'd stay here again.
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Submitted on 02-07-2016
During Pride weekend I had the luck to be at the Hotel Whitcomb and in all my travels I have never encountered such a professional and knowledgeable concierge as Mr. Rahn Fudge. He guided me to the best places , his knowledge of the history of the city and of the locations was over the expectations. The rest of the staff was also friendly and professional. I will come back.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This time I stayed for 4th of July weekend. Hotel Whitcomb is perfectly located near transportation and all of the popular attractions. The hotel is beautiful with comfortable rooms. Anything you need is just a phone call and smile away! The staff works hard to make sure that your stay is a pleasant one and that you'll return whenever you visit San Francisco. My last stay was during the Superbowl weekend and the food at the Market Street Grill, our room, and service were excellent then as well.... Read more
from Newburgh, Indiana
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This is an older property but we really liked it. The lobby is very pretty. The hallways are a little dark but that adds to the charm. The fee for parking was not our favorite thing but that just comes with the area. We had 2 rooms and both were very clean. The beds were soooo comfortable. Hotel Whitcomb is within walking distance to most things or at least very close to public transportation.
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Submitted on 07-07-2016
The hotel is conveniently located on Market street, within walking distance to a lot of major city attractions, however the price is really ridiculous for what you get. Basically, this is a very average hotel, with few amenities and subpar service, so how do they get away with charging 350+ per night? My first interaction with Hotel Whitcomb happened when I called a few hours before my arrival to let them know that I would be arriving late due to a flight delay. The person on the phone was extr... Read more
from Monterey, California
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Our home while we are in San Francisco, is always is the Hotel Whitcomb, for several reasons. 1.We are on Market Street across the street from the Orpheum Theater where we have seen some terrific productions like "Wicked" and "Phantom of the Opera." 2.We can reach almost anywhere in the City. All we do is catch one of many available transit systems such as The Metro, Bay Area Rapid Transit and trolley cars. Prices are very reasonable. 3.The hotel concierge will assist you knowing the best rest... Read more
from Luton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
The hotel is in a really bad area with vagrants literally all around the hotel and on the doorstep and I didn't feel safe walking on my own outside at night. The hotel was dark and our room was dirty. My son also woke in the morning with 2 large bites on him from something in the room. The staff were rude and I would never recommend staying here
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Submitted on 08-07-2016
This historical hotel has the right element of charm, GREAT customer service and is perfectly located if going to the A.C.T. Theatre or exploring downtown San Fran! The restaurant inside is elegant and the servers there friendly and attentive!
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 09-07-2016
This historical hotel with modern amenities is perfectly located on Market Street very close to the Orpheum Theater. We easily were able reach almost anywhere in the city...by the Metro, Bart or trolley car. The hotel is very well kept, comfortable and the staff was helpful and friendly. We had a problem with our booking and they bent over backwards to make sure our stay with them was wonderful!!
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Submitted on 10-07-2016
I wrote a review previously which I didn't check and I missed bits out. Our daughter wanted to spend her 21st Birthday in San Francisco so we booked in May 2015 for 7 nights in March 2016. We got a great deal staying at the Whitcomb hotel because we shared a room. The room was absolutely fine for us. The beds were super comfy, the shower was adequate and the maids came in every day to tidy and change the bed sheets & towels. We were on the 3rd floor just round the corner from the elevator. ... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Great staff and AMAZING service! Kazi went above and beyond in meeting our needs and providing service that far exceeded any of my expectations. He has set a new level of service and rest assured we will be returning! A big THANK YOU to Kazi and the Hotel Whitcomb.
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Submitted on 12-07-2016
MANAGEMENTS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NON EXISTENT- Hotel has lots of potential, and was clean and well taken care of in fact the majority of the staff was friendly and does a great job. This hotel is on the edge of SoMa ... the EDGE meaning you are ground central for all the downtown riff raff.. crack dealing ,prostitution, and even comes with a "regular" begger that works the door. They have taken what was a great old hotel and used websites like priceline to sell what should be a ** 2 star e... Read more
from Saint Charles, Missouri
Submitted on 12-07-2016
If you want a nice, affordable place to stay in San Francisco, try the Whitcomb hotel. They have a selection of small rooms that are affordably priced for individuals or traveling couples. There is a Muny stop right outside the front door, so it is very convenient for public transportation and is walking distance from good shopping and restaurants.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 13-07-2016
I love the historical side of this property. That leads quickly into the room sizes. There are many options but the first option they will give you by default is a closet. Full size bed with a walk space. You can upgrade for as little as $10 a night to $25. Depending on your reaction they start making a deal. Internet is inconsistent. But overall not bad for the price. Booked through Priceline. Great deal. Direct was double the cost.
from La Habra, California
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The entire hotel staff was very considerate, we arrived early and they made every arrangement to get us our rooms even before check-in, The hotel has easy access to the hotel from the front and back, valet was very quick no waiting. The rooms are immaculate and centrally located to all types of food in the area. Both the bus and subway are easily accessed to the hotel you don't even need a car. You can't beat the price of the rooms especially for the amount of space in each room. Definitely ... Read more
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Checked in with 3 other friends. None of them liked it, as they found it too old. For me, however, I do find the old settings "classical" and "with character" - not only in the lobby, but also the room. Even the AC is the room is the old type, with the mechanical turn right-left buttons. And there are even wall photos of the historic past hanging from the walls. With the chandeliers in the lobby and passageway (and the old mirror doors of the lifts), it's like a reflection of the glorious days i... Read more
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Submitted on 17-07-2016
The thing that saves this hotel is the location- not exactly the neighborhood (which is a bit rough), but the access to every public transportation available. Perfect for those who don't spend much time in their room. That being said, the WiFi didn't work, the rooms were not soundproofed in any sense of the term, which led me to learn that San Francisco construction sites can stay active throughout the night. I didn't get a real night's sleep throughout our stay due to the loud noises outside t... Read more
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Submitted on 21-07-2016
I needed a one night stay before heading to Napa and I used Hotwire to book this place last minute. I'm glad I was there for only one night as the room was tiny and the bed was lousy and there was a urine type of odor. It was cheap for San Fran hotel standards. Location is ok but lots of shady people outside. I didn't feel it was in a safe part of town especially at night. The Walgreens across from the hotel had almost everything locked up. Even the $3 soap...I've never seen that before in al... Read more
from Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This is the first time I review a terrible rate to a hotel. I was in San Fran and stayed in Hotel Whitcomb during July 18-21. The front desk welcomed us very warmly, but after the 1st night, one of my colleges' room was flooded in the restroom. They sent a technician to fix it in the morning, but that night the restroom started flooding again by 1am.. Nobody responded till 2'o clock!! Then James, a respondent, came to move my friends to another room by 3am. In the morning, there is no one res... Read more
from County Monaghan, Ireland
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Hotel was nice,friendly staff and nice rooms. Although the traffic was quite loud from our room which made it difficult to sleep at times. Location also isn't great being close to Tenderloin but it is close enough to walk to union square if you avoid the Tenderloin. Bit overall the hotel was ok.
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
Pros: Hotel is very well situated with lots of shopping opportunities close by. Old style interior with big chandeliers ind the lobby. Bathrooms are of newer date. Clean rooms. Good value for money - we have paid waaaay more for really crappy rooms in others hotels in San Francisco, so Whitcomb feels like a bargain. Cons: House keeping walking around knocking doors minutes before midnight(!), vacuuming and talking very loud to eachother. Totally weird and totally inappropriate! The hotel is a... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Although billed as a 3.5 star hotel by the booking website, I have expected better as it is not that cheap and location is not that great either. The hotel needs renovation and upgrade starting with the carpets which I assumed was the source of the unpleasant smell on the 2nd floor. The staff are great though and quite helpful. There is also a Starbucks on site which is definitely welcome.
from Flagler County
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Appearance of better hotel, but location is in the midst of a huge homeless population. A 100 year old hotel, rooms not modernized- no drawers, lighting and table not next to bed, floors creaked and some falt covered by rug, one side of curtain don't move. Staff and manager were quite responsive, with excellent customer relation skills; and added fridge and Coffie pot.
from Ireland
Submitted on 27-07-2016
On arrival to the hotel the evening staff were not helpful. We checked in and were given a queen bed which was not what we had booked, instead we had paid for two double beds. The staff member did not mention that the room he was giving to us was not what we had booked but continued to hand us the room key until we questioned it. He replied with since we were checking in late there was no double bed room available and we would have to talk to a member of staff the following morning. This was not... Read more
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Submitted on 27-07-2016
The room is nice, 2 double beds and a modern bathroom. Worst part of the hotel by far is the wait for the elevators. I think I aged several years waiting for it to arrive. Other than that, free Wi-Fi, nice room, friendly staff. Downside is that we walked out and appeared to be in the middle of a homeless shelter, people shooting up drugs everywhere and what not. Once you get over that its totally fine. Would stay here again
from Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
Submitted on 27-07-2016
If you are looking for a clean place to rest your head, it works for that. The decor is interesting. I can deal with small bathrooms and rooms, although shaving my legs in the tiny shower was a struggle. The biggest cons for us... 1. Poor location! Walking back to our hotel at night did not feel safe. We came back early, about 8pm, to get ready for the next day and the area outside of the hotel did not feel safe. There are a lot of panhandlers in the area. We witnessed several altercations ev... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This hotel needs to pull up their socks if they want to charge 3 to 4 star prices! Elevators must be slower than most SF cable cars. At keast you get to talk to the 15 other people waiting to cram into the one elevator that arrives. Staff are dreary, not too friendly or helpful. Keys constantly get demagnetized No coffee pots in the room which means: Lining up at Starbucks downstairs for 30 minutes! Yes I'm whining now - but you would too if you had paid $296 per night!
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 28-07-2016
If you like carpets so dirty you cannot see the pattern, dust that you can write your name in on the dresser, walking up 6 flights as the lifts are still broken, and sharing your room with mice, than stay here. (We weren't the only room the have mice. ) If you don't, then I would advise against it.
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Submitted on 29-07-2016
The hotel is rather run down, and our room had an odd musty smell which we couldn't work out the source of (although we didn't try too hard!). Our room was fairly quiet, although could easily hear the neighbouring rooms through the walls (thankfully they were not disruptive!). Could be a lovely hotel, but needs significant investment to update/improve it, and bring it up to the quality of similarly priced hotels in the town. There is a large homeless population in San Francisco, and unfortuna... Read more
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Submitted on 31-07-2016
Grand entrance covering up poor standards. Sorry to say dark, dingy, damp rooms with lifting dark carpet. It had the worst bed I'd ever been charged for anywhere in the world - even a campsite. Bad lifts. Depressing - when you come away and stay at hotel you expect better than home! Our airport taxi there cost $43 then the bellboy who stored out suitcases arranged a taxi back to the airport that cost $65 - I think someone is on the take. Beware.
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
I was very weary of this hotel having read previous reviews! I had a nice stay. Yes it is an old hotel but our room was very clean and basic for all the time we spent in our rooms. Some other reviews make this hotel out to be a LOT worse than what it actually is.
from Western australia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
The rooms were a decent size and the bathroom was as well. I was initially given a room with a broken bed, something that the front desk was aware of when I went down to complain.... The location in relation to the public transport system was great but the street location can seem a bit dodgy especially if you turn left out of the hotel.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Great hotel within walking distance to Union Square and Fishermans wharf. Friendly staff, well cleaned and maintained rooms. Great for all types of travellers including families. Quaint facilities and well heated rooms and common areas. Quiet location and parking access.
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Submitted on 04-08-2016
This hotel was the formerly city hall building converted into hotel and it's a heritage building. When you read the details on the net the expectations (3.5 rating) are high but when you reach there it's a big disappointment. Probably this is suitable for a business travellers not for a family. It is suppose to be heritage building historic hotels of America.
from Elgin, Illinois
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We got this hotel as a secret "Express Deal" from priceline for "$111" ($195 after taxes/fees + parking) for a 3-1/2 star hotel. Even at that price, even in SF: not worth it. The area immediately surrounding the hotel is scary; my girlfriend was afraid to go outside so we didn't venture far for dinner. Parking is valet only and is $43/night. Hotel staff is okay but not above and beyond friendly. The overall vibe of the hotel is that of an old, outdated hotel that is trying too hard to be "f... Read more
from Los Angeles, California, United States
Submitted on 06-08-2016
By all accounts The Hotel Whitcomb looks to have once been a grand opulent hotel. It still is --but its now dingy and old. Ok.. Let me point out the good, bad, and ugly- The Good: The Hotel is in the heart of SF and is easily accessible to and from anywhere, Taking the BART, the F Trolley, and Ubers is cheap and easy. Seniors and Medicares ride public trans for peanuts! From what I‚??ve seen on Hotel booking websites- the per night rates for the Whitcomb vary but are decent. We paid 80.00nt., ... Read more
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Submitted on 07-08-2016
We had an excellent experience and to be honest it's a 4 star hotel IF you pay $20 extra and upgrade to a better room with a King Size bed. We give 5 stars simply because the price is by far the lowest in the area (Priceline), very convenient location, etc. Yes the hotel is old but hey for 100 years old it's quite nice and historic to say the least. Hotel staff was nice and accommodating and did all they could to make sure we were happy. Tons of shopping and bars, clubs sight seeing blocks away.... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We stayed at this hotel at our aniversary and I left my wedding ring. We called hotel and they found my ring and sent it back to me. I really appreciate Kevin for all his help. Service was great. Rooms clean.
from Gulf Breeze, Florida
Submitted on 08-08-2016
I would give this place zero stars if I could. Where to begin.. Negatives: - Hotel is in the ghetto! Homeless and nefarious looking people right outside. I'm not exaggerating! This place is not somewhere you want to be, especially with women and children. - $38 + tax and fees parking per night with no alternatives. - The room was extremely small with NO fridge, very low, and I mean very low water pressure in the shower. If you want to have a cold drink, you're stuck walking to another floor (man... Read more
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Submitted on 09-08-2016
The position of this hotel is not good,purely for the number of homeless people and groups that looked threatening in the area,although they didn't bother us,it is quite unnerving especially late at night. The local police also advised us to not walk on the street after 8pm. Public transport from the hotel was very good,we purchased a 3 day bus pass for ‚?¨31 dollars, this included bus,train and street tram,we made excellent use of this and bus stop is literally on the doorstep which was a godse... Read more
from Princeton, New Jersey
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We staye here for a night in July. The location is not so great to enjoy a walk but the local transportation is very close. The visitors center is two blocks away where you can buy tickets to everything. China town is within walking distance, several restaurants are around. If you want to experience SFO downtown and get to all the sight seeing quickly this is the place . We payed $200 and I saw that is pretty normal for this area hotels. The room was clean and comfortable. Keep in mind that thi... Read more
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Submitted on 12-08-2016
We're a family of four, travelling the west coast by car. We're no high class 5 star hotel customers and we're very comfortable with decent 3 star hotels. However, Hotel Whitcomb disappointed us in more than just one or two ways. I'm not sure where to begin... We arrived at the parking lot, the Hotel offers Valet Parking on site, price is 130$ for 3 nights (incl. tax). When getting back your car, check it very thoroughly for any dents and scratches, our car was damaged when we received it. They... Read more
from Staffordshire
Submitted on 13-08-2016
The only positives of this hotel is that it is centrally located so easy to get to places of interest. Also we had a very comfy king size bed. Hotel took $300 for incidentals which 30 hours after check out I still haven't received back. I would not leave the hotel without my husband as neighbourhood is very sketchy to say the least. Front of house staff not very friendly and did not make our honeymoon special. Wish we had stayed somewhere else.
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Here we go again we're back in the Bay Area for some baseball, beer and some great food. Like always we stayed at one of the best hotels in SF. The Hotel Whitcomb on Market St and one of the best GM'S in the business Kazi Hamed. He gets 100% and nothing less. I can't even say how much we really appreciate him he takes very good care of his guest. I love this hotel and it's staff. Its so low keyed and really easy to manage the city from there. The Bart station is located directly under the hotel.
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Submitted on 17-08-2016
I wanted to take my wife to a nice Hotel in SF on a Saturday night. We were new to the area and booked through 'Historic Hotels.' Got a good rate for SF; they parked the car, and the experience went down hill from there. Dirty, old, small, dark that is the best way to describe the room. Location is great if you want close to downtown and the Sunday morning Market Street Farmers Market but the homeless will ask you for money and pee on the street in front of you-not helpful. If you can affor... Read more
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