$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 22, 2015 Check-out: Jun 23, 2015

Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

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

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Ratings and reviews for Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
529 out of 529
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Broke Startup Founder
Business
Austin, Texas
Dec 12, 2013

Cheaper SF hotel w/ Starbucks in lobby

You can tell this was once a grand hotel in San Francisco but is in need of some serious updates. The staff was friendly and pleasant. The biggest plus is a Starbucks in the lobby. If you are just looking for a inexpensive, clean bed near downtown SF then this is your place. The WiFi is awful when it works. Downstream speed is like a 14.4 fax machine from the late 1990s and upstream is so slow I couldn't even send emails. However there is a Starbucks in the lobby with free wifi that you can use that is decent and actually where I had to work from. It is located in the Civic Center which is undergoing a transformation now but has rough patches especially along Market. Walking towards SOMA or Union Square is more pleasant down Mission rather than Market. Both areas are less than a 15 minute walk. Parking is $35/night but the valets are friendly. If you are hoping around the city/valley for meetings then this is a decent location. If they had decent WiFi speeds then it would make a decent base of operations for hops to SF.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Use Mission instead of Market if you are walking to SOMA and do not like being around more interesting characters. It is not unsafe for the most part, but some people are super sensitive to these sort of things.

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LittleDavey
Business
Washington, DC
Dec 12, 2013

Faded Glory

The Whitcomb gets basic stuff right--the bed and linens were quite nice, actually. Everything else was adequate, functional but depressingly in need of updating. Co-located BART and Starbucks were both helpful. Avoid rooms that overlook service dock--the laundry service arrived promptly and loudly at 4:00AM both nights, with the bonus of a trash truck. Both had loud back-up warnings, adding further insult. You can probably do better.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JkwPortland
Business
Portland
Dec 11, 2013

wouldn't stay there again

The ice machine was broken and since the vending machine was out of bottled water, we couldn't get a drink.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PlayballT
Business
Charlottesville, Va
Nov 21, 2013

Good SF base

Very big and surprisingly quiet stay. Decent hotel on the edge of downtown SF with very good access to the rest of SF -including the airport - via BART or MUNI. I can't comment much more, as the best times in SF are outside the hotel.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

BART is only ~100 yards from the hotel. However, be aware of BART's limited Sunday hours. I had planned on taking BART for my Sunday 9am flight out, but it doesn't open until 8:30!

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ramezc
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 11, 2013

Great location

Rooms were very clean and comfortable. As well as the hotel was centrally located.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sponti
Business
San Francisco, Hotel Whitcomp
Nov 9, 2013

Old Hotel, wrong place

Needs refurnishing and reconstruction. Really bad location (lot of homeless around, next to property under construction). Everywhere to line up (Lift, reception). Bad price/performance ratio.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
framinguy
Business
fresno, ca
Oct 29, 2013

Nice Stay

The best thing about this hotel is the lobby. Really cool early 1900's archetecture. The rooms are comfortable.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vantine8665
Business
TEXAS
Oct 29, 2013

Hotel has character, but sketchy neighborhood

Stayed for 5 days. Nice old hotel, gracious and helpful staff. Close to BART, street cars, and buses. Very comfortable stay, even though our room was a little on the small side (tiny bathroom!). Pretty convenient to get anywhere. And we actually got a very good deal on our room. The downside: You are in an area (although I never felt unsafe) that is a little rough, especially at night. Lots of homeless people hanging out. If that kind of thing makes you uncomfortable, this would not be the place for you. However, personally, I would stay here again!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Affandina
Business
Brecksville, OH
Oct 17, 2013

Comfort

No doubt the location is a bit off , yet once you are inside , it gets very cozy and comfy. Stayed there fro two nights for a conference in the Downtown area. Good location. Great Foyer and lobby. Very friendly staff. Would not hesitate to stay again

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shhai1
Business
Sydney Australia
Oct 13, 2013

Convenient and comfortable

Lots of comments about not a nice area and yes there were lots of homeless people around the streets during the day. Less prominent and night and always felt safe. Buses and trams leave from just out the front and the Bart stops just downstairs, easy to get around town from here but a couple of stops from the city centre.

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

Business

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