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Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

3 stars
View map of 1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
69 reviews
Great stay in sf for ACDC concert

I made reservations a month ago and had to make a change at the last minute, even though they were... See full review

  • Denn H.
  • Sep 28, 2015
Nice place to stay in the financial district

Really loved the age of this hotel - it's a historic hotel. Everything inside the hotel was great -... See full review

  • Robert R.
  • Apr 6, 2015

Like the ever-evolving city that flows around the historical building, Hotel Whitcomb holds onto its past while adapting to meet modern needs. In the wake of a 1906 earthquake, the building served as the temporary city hall before re-opening in 1916 as a luxury hotel. Today, the grandiose Whitcomb Ballroom hosts conferences and weddings on its parquet dance floor. You'll step back in time when you enter the opulent lobby, which features crystal chandeliers dangling from high cathedral ceilings, marble columns and floors, Tiffany glass and polished brass accents. You can return to the present day when you use the free Wi-Fi or work out in the fitness center.

Highlights

Situated on Market Street across from the Orpheum Theater, Hotel Whitcomb offers guests direct access to downtown San Francisco, SOMA, Mid-Market and Civic Center neighborhoods. Step outside to find a BART light rail and MUNI station entrance a few feet away. Several bus stops and Bay Area BikeShare stations are within a couple blocks, and the iconic cable car trolley is less than five blocks away. The main floor of the Hotel Whitcomb houses the Market Street Grill, where you can find a full menu of dining options, The Tavern piano bar and cocktail lounge, and a Starbucks.

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Hotel Map

37.7782 -122.4155
Area served
San Francisco
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport Oakland Internationa Airport
Area description
Conveniently located on vibrant Market Street, across from the Orpheum Theater, Hotel Whitcomb is a downtown San Francisco sanctuary surrounded by the city's most popular restaurants, shops and attractions. Walking distance to the incredible Theatre District, Yerba Buena Gardens, the San Francisco Opera and Symphony, Folsom Street and the Castro. Hotel Whitcomb is perfectly situated in the city's cultural, arts and business districts.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
69 out of 69
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.7

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Denn H.
Friends
N/A
Sep 28, 2015

Great stay in sf for ACDC concert

I made reservations a month ago and had to make a change at the last minute, even though they were sold out they made it happen! We had a great time, I stayed here once before and would recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave
Couples
N/A
Aug 5, 2015

Anniversary trio

Pros-Great staff. Perfect location. Cons- Internet really bad, people in hall just to connect. Please, please remodel. Carpet needs replaced, wallpaper ripped and hanging, furniture needs upgraded. Been here 7 times in 4 years. We will not be back until upgraded.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kishor S.
Couples
N/A
Jun 2, 2015

Really good value

It was centrally located and beautiful hotel with old centuries design. It was a really good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BOYU Z.
Friends
SEATTLE
Apr 6, 2015

Small restroom

The restroom is too small and the water is not hot enough. But the location is pretty good while house keeping stuffs are pretty nice. Just cant stand that restroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robert R.
Business
Elmwood Park
Apr 6, 2015

Nice place to stay in the financial district

Really loved the age of this hotel - it's a historic hotel. Everything inside the hotel was great - wished they had a small fridge in the room. The area OUTSIDE is strange - lots of construction and homeless people. Not really what you want to walk out to. But the staff, amenities, room comfort, and everything else were top notch. Overall, a great place to stay in the financial district at an unbelievable value price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
John B.
Couples
N/A
Mar 24, 2015

Love San Francisco.

We were in San Francisco to visit the @large Ai Weiwei exhibit on Alcatraz. It was a wonderful exhibit and we love San Francisco. Unfortunately the noisy guests in the adjacent hotel room kept us awake our first night there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hanaaaa
Friends
N/A
Feb 23, 2015

great family trip

I went to San Francisco with my sister for 3 days. Whitcomb hotel is located in downtown and closed to the freeways. and also they charge $35 parking for per night. Parking fee is cheaper than other hotel. Hotel staffs are nice and kind. It was great trip with my sister.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
URSULA C.
Family
LERMA
Feb 4, 2015

Excellent trip

I would stay every time there. Excellent hotel, excellent service and close to everything you need to be close to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jonsikay
Family
Coastal CA
Dec 7, 2014

A San Francisco Treat!

we found this hotel to be quite lovely - a beautiful lobby, and very nice staff - valet parking in the back was affordable (for SF) - the only complaint I have is that everytime someone ran water the pipes rattled, which is to be expected in an older building. I would also request next time to be placed further away from the elevators which ding when arriving.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rainy woman
Single
International Falls, Mn
Sep 13, 2014

Beautiful and Classic Hotel

All the staff were super friendly and very helpful. Only complaint was I could smell cigarette smoke coming from the room behind mine (possibly through the bathroom vent)?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: In Hotel

Since I was traveling alone, didn't want to venture out after dark; so I enjoyed eating in the hotel dining room.

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