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Hotel Whitcomb

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Centrally located with convenient access to BART, trains & buses so it was easy to get Moscone Convention Center, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park & SFO. Nice room & loved the historic nature of this Victorian hotel. Plus - Starbucks locates just off the lobby for your morning coffee.

Excellent location for sightseeing, terrible wifi--really, wifi did not work for more than 2 minutes on any of our devices for our week's stay, tiny room that did not fit the two extra cots we requested beforehand, and our room was next to the elevator which clanked all night long. Staff was pleasant and accommodating as much as possible. Homeless people outside on the street, but that's a city-wide problem that the hotel can't do much about. This hotel is right on the edge of the "not safe" area of the city, according to locals. Turning left out of the hotel is safer than turning right, mostly a concern at night than during the day.

Good location but lots of homeless people around. Hotel itself was classically nice but needed serious updating...no coffee makers in rooms, shower faucets barely hanging on to the wall, duct taped carpeting. Staff was very friendly and accommodating which helped make the stay tolerable.

decent location and price. room comfortable. second time we've stayed here, primarily due to location and price.

We stayed for 4 days in this hotel , they told us if we wait at the check in we will get a berry nice room so we did . Once we got the room , we were very disappointed it was old and desperately in need of renovation. Parts missing in the shower, also one of the receptionist was very unfriendly. On day 2 we went do Alcatraz bought shirts, key rings and stamped postcards. We had them in a shop bag on our table in the room , the next day later in the afternoon we realized that the shop bag with this items were missing from our room. I went downstairs to the receptionist and told her about it , she called the security manager which after more then 30 minuets of waiting still not show up. She told me to come back to her next day in the morning, I was there and she told me that she spoke to the security manager and he spoke to the room service personal. All they came up with that nobody took our items from the room, we are very disappointed at the hotel itself and the the response to our missing items. We will not recommend this hotel to our friends or even stay there ourselves again. Once’s again , very disappointing !

The bed not confortable, the mattress was old. A lot of homeless in the street.

Very comfortable for my parents that are up in their age.

The staff were really friendly. I enjoyed my hotel room because it was really clean.

the area of the hotel is convenient for airport transfer BART train. the area is not family friendly. A taxi will be needed for returns to hotel after 6pm. This is not a safe walking area. The hotel has great security no need to feel worried once inside.

Nice stay, yes the Witcomb is old hotel with all the charm of a historic building. Great location for my needs and parking staff took great care of my car.

Sorry, the location of this Hotel was "unsafe"; HOMELESS people were EVERYWHERE near Hotel shouting & asking for money & renovation needed, especially BATHROOMS, lightening in rooms were very DIM!!! Very disappointed, I will (not) recommend this Hotel to anyone!!

Booked this place because it was the last room in the city under $300 at last minute's notice. The photos make it look a lot nicer than it is. Kinda got a haunted vibe. Very outdated, but not in the cool/vintage sense.

The neighborhood is rough and the lobby funiture needs to be rehabbed or replaced.

The hotel is dated in design and decor. The rooms was surprisingly clean and well kept and adequate. Unfortunately there’s an unpleasent smell that permiats the hallways and the area his a good amount of blight.

The mattresses in our old were miserable - could not sleep. The wallpaper is peeling away. I guess I have come to expect a coffee maker in room which of course was not present. There was a general air of the hotel being run down.

This historic hotel is convient to bus and trolley however there is a large homeless population surrounding the streets of the hotel. Which makes the outside an eyesore. I experienced several issues durning my recent stay to include bugs, lack of room cleaning, door keys being turned off. Rooms are smaller than regular chain hotels, which I didn’t mind. The hotel building has character but needs a little improving to really highlight the history. I had two rooms and was disappointed with both, because of that I do not recommend hotel.

The hotel was okay but the area wasn't the best. Splurge and get a couple blocks closer.

Not Satisfied! WiFi need to be improve, will not book at this hotel sin! a

Subway entrance right out frint and short walk to ither spots. Small room but good for one person. Parts if the hotel seem old but adds to some of the feel. A little dark in areas.

Staff delightful rooms are fine. Location was central but area a little bumpy. If you want to see the real city good value. If you want to see the tourist side may not be the place for you

1231 Market St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Downtown San Francisco, Hotel Whitcomb is within a 5-minute walk of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Louise Davies Symphony Hall. This 460-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. It's in central San Francisco and also close to Lombard Street and University of San Francisco.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 37-inch an LCD TV with cable channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a safe, a phone, and an ironing board.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Whitcomb enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms. Valet parking is offered for USD 38.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this historic hotel include conference space, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Room Selected at Check In

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard, One Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior, One Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Whitcomb

Everyone (151) Business (105) Couples (146) Family (51) Other (75) Friends (51)
4
Everyone

Centrally located with convenient access to BART, trains & buses so it was easy to get Moscone Convention Center, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park & SFO. Nice room & loved the historic nature of this Victorian hotel. Plus - Starbucks locates just off the lobby for your morning coffee.

By on Aug 12, 2018

3
Everyone

Excellent location for sightseeing, terrible wifi--really, wifi did not work for more than 2 minutes on any of our devices for our week's stay, tiny room that did not fit the two extra cots we requested beforehand, and our room was next to the elevator which clanked all night long. Staff was pleasant and accommodating as much as possible. Homeless people outside on the street, but that's a city-wide problem that the hotel can't do much about. This hotel is right on the edge of the "not safe" area of the city, according to locals. Turning left out of the hotel is safer than turning right, mostly a concern at night than during the day.

By , from VT on Aug 12, 2018

2

toreable.

Everyone

Good location but lots of homeless people around. Hotel itself was classically nice but needed serious updating...no coffee makers in rooms, shower faucets barely hanging on to the wall, duct taped carpeting. Staff was very friendly and accommodating which helped make the stay tolerable.

By on Aug 11, 2018

3

decent location and price

Everyone

decent location and price. room comfortable. second time we've stayed here, primarily due to location and price.

By on Aug 5, 2018

1

old rooms needs renovation badly

Everyone

We stayed for 4 days in this hotel , they told us if we wait at the check in we will get a berry nice room so we did . Once we got the room , we were very disappointed it was old and desperately in need of renovation. Parts missing in the shower, also one of the receptionist was very unfriendly. On day 2 we went do Alcatraz bought shirts, key rings and stamped postcards. We had them in a shop bag on our table in the room , the next day later in the afternoon we realized that the shop bag with this items were missing from our room. I went downstairs to the receptionist and told her about it , she called the security manager which after more then 30 minuets of waiting still not show up. She told me to come back to her next day in the morning, I was there and she told me that she spoke to the security manager and he spoke to the room service personal. All they came up with that nobody took our items from the room, we are very disappointed at the hotel itself and the the response to our missing items. We will not recommend this hotel to our friends or even stay there ourselves again. Once’s again , very disappointing !

By , from virginia on Jul 26, 2018

3

hotel

Everyone

The bed not confortable, the mattress was old. A lot of homeless in the street.

By , from New York on Jul 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2018

Hello Vanessa, We apologize for the discomfort during your stay, we are currently addressing these concerns, thank you for your comments. Kevin V/DOO

3

comfortable and pleasant

Everyone

Very comfortable for my parents that are up in their age.

By on Jul 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2018

We appreciate your comments. Kevin V/DOO

5
Everyone

The staff were really friendly. I enjoyed my hotel room because it was really clean.

By on Jun 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2018

We are always glade when have another satisfied experience, thank you for your comments. Kevin V/DOO

3
Families

the area of the hotel is convenient for airport transfer BART train. the area is not family friendly. A taxi will be needed for returns to hotel after 6pm. This is not a safe walking area. The hotel has great security no need to feel worried once inside.

By , from San Diego on Jun 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2018

We appreciate your comments. Kevin V/DOO

4
Everyone

Nice stay, yes the Witcomb is old hotel with all the charm of a historic building. Great location for my needs and parking staff took great care of my car.

By on Jun 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2018

Hello Anonymous, We sincerely appreciate your comments. Kevin V/DOO