- 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 My room floors creaked when you walked, the bathroom is 25 years out of date and included an ever running commode and mold in some of the grout, and there were only two dim bulbs for light in the spacious high ceiling bedroom, adding to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.