$229 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

The Pickwick Hotel

3 stars
85 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
154 reviews
Amazing

I´ve stayed at SF for 2 days and I find an excellent hotel, close to Powell Statation. See full review

  • rafaelsbarai
  • Sep 8, 2013
Great Location!

Loved this hotel. It is right next to Market St and all the downtown shopping. Also, only 1.3 mi... See full review

  • Kim F.
  • Aug 5, 2013
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.

Hotel Map

37.783 -122.4065
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport Oakland International Airport
Area description
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.

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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
  • Nob Hill: 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

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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (154)

Ratings and reviews for The Pickwick Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
154 out of 154
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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.

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Google IO Attendee
Business
Berkshire, UK
Jul 3, 2012

4 Days, 3 Nights, Business conference

Not the sort of place I would personally choose to take a holiday in but it functioned perfectly well for a place to crash at the end of a busy conference day. WiFi works well for general browsing but streaming content is a little too taxing for it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RangerPro
Business
Ft Walton Beach, FL
Jul 2, 2012

Great for the Price and Location!

Room was clean and modern. Free WIFI that worked. A short walk to BART, Cable Cars, Trolley, & Buses. Easy walk to Moscone Center. Will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nickname0001
Business
College Station, TX, USA
Apr 11, 2012

Excellent location, friendly staff

I only stayed for two nights, but the staff was on the front desk 24 hours so a late arrival and very early departure were not an issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
alias17
Denver, Colorado, EEUU
Mar 18, 2012

Great time alone in the city

Perfect location!! 3 minutes away from the Powell BART station and the 'F' streetcar route to Fisherman's Wharf. This was my first time in SF. I was travelling alone and always felt safe around this area. I was lucky to get a big bedroom with a view and a King bed! It was great. I loved it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you want to ride the famous cable cars that depart from Powell Street, I would advise you to go there before 9am, if you want to skip the huge lines of people waiting to do the same throughout the day+night. Or, just pick up any other cable-car stop along the way (they will usually let you hop on, even if the cable car is quite full), and again, that will save you time waiting in line at the first or final stops.

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Docalfio
Business
Saltillo, Coah. Mexico
Feb 14, 2012

Excelent location.

It is an old hotel, and the rooms are small, BUT you can´t ask for a better location, it´s one block away from the Moscone Center, the mall, the cable car, union square, etc. Great attention, helpfull staff and clean rooms. I would definetly stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Imperial Cafe in China Town, lots of food and great taste.

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TTT1
Business
New York
Jan 10, 2012

average "boutique" type hotel in downtown SF

Great location, adequate accommodations, dirty carpets, if you have stayed in an affordable "boutique" type hotel in SF before, then you know what you are going to get. Its not the best by modern hotel standards but its not a slum either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

across the street from a huge shopping mall and the downtown Market Street area

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
PostDoc traveler
Business
Iowa, USA
Dec 19, 2011

Close to the conference, but the room wasn't good

The purpose of my trip was to attend the AGU conference. The Pickwick is very close to the Moscone center. Going back and fourth from the conference location was not difficult at all, however the hotel itself is not the best. The bathroom had no counters at all. Just one shelf above the sink, which was very small. Brushing the teeth and shaving was very awkward. The bed wasn't bad and the room had a big screen TV, however the heater did not work. The hotel smelled old, the carpets were worn out. Also, for the price, breakfast should have been included.

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

Business

Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kydoc
Kentucky, USA
Dec 15, 2011

great for business travel

5 minutes walking distance to moscone convention center. room is small but clean, no smells.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Pickwick Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marshell
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dec 10, 2011

It never hurts to ask

Overall we had a very pleasant stay here. Our initial room was on the second floor with no natural light, a gross ac unit and dusty and dirty corners... And the wireless Internet didn't work. After a quick call to the front desk we were moved to a MUCH nicer room on the 7th floor. We had a view and the beds were a lot more comfortable. The staff at the pickwick are superb. In the end, we had a great stay here and I would definitely come again! Oh yea, and the location is great! Lots of good eats near by and close to the BART.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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