Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94103show map
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Overview

Hotel Whitcomb offers a convenient location as well as a casino, a cocktail lounge and a community pool. Renovated in 2008, the classic hotel has welcomed guests since 1912. Its excellent services and a friendly atmosphere make guests feel like home.

The hotel is located in South of Market (SOMA) district, close to Hayes Valley. The center of San Francisco is a 10-minute walk from the property.

A museum, a theatre and a cathedral are only minutes' walk away.

Van Ness Ave & Mcallister St bus stop is 50 meters from the venue. The nearest airport is San Francisco International, 20 km from Whitcomb hotel.

Rooms

You can choose from 460 bright rooms which are provided with a balcony, a sitting area and a work desk. Hotel Whitcomb offers a great view to its guests. An en suite bathroom comes with amenities, like a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant is daily open for breakfast. Florinda's Market Street Grill restaurant serves international specialties. The 24-hour bar features live music and a piano offered for entertainment. Market Street Grill and Starbucks are situated in a downtown area, about 50 meters from the venue.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Relax

Fitness classes and a gym area as well as a health club and a spa area are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   460.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 38 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.1 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
6.4
Goodbased on 321 reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The historic nature of the hotel. Its close proximity to the shops. Some staff extremely helpful some rather churlish.

    Its location attracts a lot of poor/homeless people. Some of whom have obvious mental health needs. Some rooms are in need of refurbishment.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very convenient to public transportation and overall nice rooms. City hotel so expect small bathrooms and city life on the street. It's big and if you want to feel special and pampered, this ain't the place but if you want a good place to stay in the middle of lots of things, can't beat the price, cleanliness, etc. Thanks Whitcomb

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Privacy and the parking personell

    Coffee maker in room is a must, coffee is not good when you have to see other people at the lobby fighting your way via the Starbucks line. The smells of fresh coffee in the mornig is heaven (in the room)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    - The hotel clerks took efforts to get us checked in early and were very friendly.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    When I returned from the softball games, the room was clean again

    The victorian style

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The comfort of the Starbucks downstairs - Proximity to the city and public transport and beautiful atmospheric lobby and room

    The internet connection was not always 100% and I could use a bit more light in the room - one switch didn't work. In addition, it'd be better to put the 'Don't wash the towels' card a bit more where I could see it. I only discovered this on the second day (Thought the rule was just not to put the towels on the ground)

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The quality of the beds and the space in the room.

    The beds were a little bit small for 2 persons.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The history and architecture was beautiful in this old building.

    The location was brutal. There are so many homeless and high people around there, it was scary to walk down the street, day or night. I would recommend paying a little more and staying closer to Union Square.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    There is no vreg in the rooms

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We absolutely loved our stay at the Hotel Whitcomb. Our daughter was gradutating from the SF Conservatory of Music, and the location and ammenities of the hotel were exactly what we were looking for during this special occasion. Of course the lobby is breathtaking, and the history is fascinating. We reccommend the Hotel Whitcomb to anyone who enjoys the heart of the City. Thank you!

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The reception looked nice.

    Service was very poor, had to que for 1 1/2 hrs to check in & then they messed up the reservation and I asked me to leave early so had to que up again to sort it out. Just what you want after a long flight! Hotel smelt bad, musty and lots of road noise in room. Hotel is situated on the edge of the tourist area, didn't feel particuarly safe walking back at night, lots of crazy homeless people about.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We had a corner room and loved it. Larry was also extremely friendly :)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The overall comfort of the hotel. I very much felt at home the 6 nights that I stayed there and my bed was sooooo very cozy. It broke my heart to leave come Friday morning.

    The smell of smoke in the Hall way and in my closet.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Restaurant menu is limited and not delicious.Bartender was good at his job.

    Location is awful, to many homeless people in hotel area and bothered me with their insisted attitudes.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The decor and rooms were pretty and appealing.

    The person checking me in wasn't very friendly and my room was quite small. I also wasn't very keen on the neighborhood.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.1 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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