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Hotel Whitcomb

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.3 / 5
10,508 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Westfield San Francisco Centre
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    2 min drive
  • Airport
    San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
    19 min drive

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  • Standard, One Queen Bed

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Twin/Double Room

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  • Standard, One King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior, One Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Superior, One King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • City Hall View 2 Double Beds

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

San Francisco

In the city center, Hotel Whitcomb is in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighborhood, an area with good airport proximity. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Van Ness Avenue and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Aquarium of the Bay and Pier 39 are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Civic Center Station is 3 minutes by foot and Powell St. Station is 13 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Westfield San Francisco Centre - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    TransAmerica Pyramid - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Oracle Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Civic Center Station - 3 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 10 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19 min drive

About this property

Hotel Whitcomb

Historic San Francisco hotel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
A fitness center, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 460 rooms feature modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, hair dryers, and safes.
Hotel Whitcomb offers 460 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies.
This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.
The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. Event facilities measuring 17000 square feet (1579 square meters) include conference space. This Victorian hotel also offers a fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
Hotel Whitcomb is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.



Check-in between 3 PM - 4 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 66.12 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Parking height restrictions apply.

Property is also known as

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  • Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking: USD 66.12 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 11 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (17000 square feet)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Nearby things to do



Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The Whitcomb is an aging grand hotel. It has open areas in the lobby where furniture once would have been placed. The back of the lobby is very nice. My room floors creaked when you walked, the bathroom is 25 years out of date and included an ever running commode and mold in some of the grout, and there were only two dim bulbs for light in the spacious high ceiling bedroom, adding to a gloomy atmosphere. The worst thing is outside the hotel. It is in an area swarming with homeless, tempest tossed people--both sad and a little scary. I chose the hotel so I could walk to the SF Opera house and Herbst Theatre. In that way, the location was perfect. The water was hot, plenty of towels, beautiful hallways, comfortable bed. It was reasonably quiet. Four elevators, ever at the ready. Since I was a man alone, it was fine. The low cost was fair. There is no restaurant, but they have some breakfast and sandwiches, pre-made, that you can purchase in the lobby. Nearby restaurants were of humble quality.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    The hotel is a boutique style. It has a very convenient location that is close to trains/subway, buses , cable car and light rail bus. It’s also a walking distance to all shopping places. It has a rich interior design, beautiful antique style decor that has history written all over the entrance and the elevators. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The only problem is the size and condition of the bathrooms is very poor. It could use a serious update. I guess this is a common problem with old city hotels.

    Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Great service! Just did not like the capacity of the bathroom too small!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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