$122 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 1, 2015 Check-out: Mar 2, 2015

The Pickwick Hotel

3 stars
View map of 85 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
107 reviews
Great Service

I'm writing this long after our trip so I do not recall the name of the gentleman at the front desk... See full review

  • Waylon O.
  • Feb 10, 2015
Great location and clean

The rooms are clean and the location is great. And, it's quiet! See full review

  • A girl
  • Oct 31, 2014
The Pickwick Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco and is steps away from the San Francisco Shopping Centre, Moscone Convention Center, the World Famous Cable Cars, Union Square, Museum of Modern Art, Sony Metreon and the Theatre District. Featured in the writings of renowned author Dashiell Hammett, in his classic mystery The Maltese Falcon. A landmark since its inception, The Pickwick Hotel is a fine example of Neo Gothic architecture. Standard sized vehicle - $ 40.00 inclusive of tax (current charge is $32.00) Unlimited ins and outs from 3:00pm until 12:00pm the day of checkout Oversized vehicles and SUV's - $52.00 inclusive of tax (current charge is $64.00) Unlimited ins and outs from 3:00pm until 12:00pm the day of checkout

All guests must present a valid credit card upon check in for which we will need to authorize at least $40.00 per day for incidentals.Once we have authorized the guests credit card, the guests are welcome to pay for any incidentals with cash during check out.

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The Pickwick Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Standard King Or Two Double Beds.Complimentary High speed internet access. Each delicately appointed guestroom boasts French Provincial Dcor with warm gold, red and cream tones, and elegant draperies. In addition, rooms are furnished with distinctive well-lighted work desks, custom armoires, and over-stuffed chairs with ottomans. Each room has coffee and tea centers, two 100% cotton bathrobes, hair dryers, refrigerator, full size iron and ironing board, and complimentary newspaper Monday - Friday. In room adjustable heating and air conditioning, on demand movies and Nintendo, 2 dual line phones with personalized voicemail and data-ports, and double paned windows.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • St Patrick's Church: 0.2 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.2 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.9 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.9 mi
  • Chinatown: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.3 mi
  • Japantown: 1.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.3 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.3 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.6 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.6 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.7 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.8 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.8 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.8 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.8 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.8 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.9 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.9 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
Buffet Breakfast from 6:30 AM to 10:00AM not complimentary

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting Room available

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (107)

Ratings and reviews for The Pickwick Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dukeredhair
Business
Lancaster ,California
Jul 5, 2013

Well located but that comes with issues.

First off, the rates were low enough and even the parking was a bit cheaper than the surrounding hotels. It is right on the edge of sketchy-ville if you walk one block south on Mission or Market. It is very close to the trolley, the muni and Bart. All of these are big plusses in the location department. The staff was friendly enough but we had to ask them for a lot of obvious things like more toilet paper, new glasses etc. Now the not so good. The hotel is older and that means the paint is rubbed off, The rooms are really quite small. The walls are thin, we could hear all of the conversations of the drunk 20 somethings next door well into the night. The street outside is crazy loud so we could hear trucks, busses, homeless fights car horns and the like well into the night. Lets just say sleeping was difficult. It certainly isn't luxury but it has a bit of upside.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

One of the best coffee places in the entire city Blue Bottle Coffee has their best location right across the street tucked behind the old mint building.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mj not from sf
Business
Rdg, ca
Jun 22, 2013

easy on/off highway; expensive parking

I thought this was an easy to access hotel from the highway, with a central location near civic center and Union square. Walkable distance to ball park.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RichT0223
Business
San Francisco
May 13, 2013

its was a good experience.

The hotel was clean and very nice and polite staff. The design of the room was vwry elegant only problem was parking was a little incovenient. Dont for get ur check out papers they won't give you your car unless u have it and housekeeping won't let u in ur room if you forgwt something

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
img4pets
Business
San Rafael, Ca
Dec 13, 2012

Great Downtown Locale

The Pickwick Hotel is a great location for staying downtown. It is close to shopping, restaurants, theater and BART/Muni. The hotel is old but charming. The rooms, especially the beds, are very comfortable and inviting. I will be returning when I need to stay the night in the City.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TXtouristTX
Business
TX
Sep 26, 2012

Great overall

This is an older hotel that is well maintained and clean. The staff were very informative and kind. They made the stay even more pleasant! The location is wonderful and value great!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HollyWilke84
Business
St. Louis
Aug 13, 2012

Good Hotel, Great Location

The staff went above and beyond. Greg at the front desk called my cell phone when the room was ready. They were quick to hail a cab. The rooms are quaint and obviously an older hotel but they maintain it well. They were replacing carpets in the main area and stairs. Overall, it was a nice week long stay. No complaints!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Iryna and Steve
Business
brooklyn, new york
Jul 23, 2012

great location

The room is tiny and old, but clean. The hotel is located in the middle of evertything- close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and somewhat away from the areas filled with homeless crowd. It's a good deal for your buck. Would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food court with a number of restaurants on the ground floor of Nordstram shopping centre.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cbaldwin
Business
Tucson, Az.
Jul 21, 2012

Great Location

Location, Location, Location! That is the best part about this place. It is right in the middle of the shopping district and ~1 mile from the wharf and very close to all types of public transportation. It was updated nicely despite the age of the hotel. It wasn't as roomy as I am used to, but not bad. A small family would be comfortable enough and the price was great compared to several other hotels right next door. I would stay again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MJandT
Business
Fl
Jul 19, 2012

Great location

Small room and bath, but very clean. Older hotel with charm, but big city ambiance. Great location close to all muni transportation and great shopping! Could use continental breakfast. 1 cup coffee maker makes good coffee,but a bite to eat would make the stay. Staff helpful.

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

Business

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Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Head Todd
Business
Colorado
Jul 13, 2012

Friendly staff, good location

I stayed at the Pickwick during trade show at the Moscone center. Location was great for business - SFO to Bart to Powell, then 1 block to hotel and 1 block to convention center. Tourists might prefer other locations near wharf or embarcadero. Staff was very friendly and professional, including housekeeper! Lobby and rooms were small and traditional but functional. Free WiFi never hurts. No ooh-aah lobby or night life but easy access to such venues. Overall, good value and I would visit again.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk north and east to restaurants, shopping, union square, cable cars, etc. Avoid going west to 6th street at night.

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