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The Pickwick Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was not what i expected. It was too old, the wall edges were peeling off. The bed squeeked whenever you turned.

Overall fine hotel in great location. However, the AC controls are a little confusing and outdated. Also the walls in the bathroom are thin, or the sounderlying ia coming frim the vent. Either way, I could hear other guests very well.

Hotel needs a renovation. Very old but city location was centralized

Decent hotel, clean, comfortable, no frills. Great location. One huge draw back are the paper thin walls. If you are a light sleeper I would not recommend.

My friends and I needed one night's accommodations in the SoMa / Union Square area, and we needed a room that slept 3. The Pickwick was at least a $100 cheaper than any other non-hostel option (I didn't feel like sharing a bathroom). After I booked, I read some reviews that made me question my decision, but I stuck with the reservation anyways. What I ended up getting was a charming, older hotel with a wonderful staff, comfortable beds, in-room K-cup coffee and fridge, a fabulous location, and an overall wonderful stay. My friends and I (three women) felt comfortable walking back to the room at 1AM and we slept soundly (no obstructive street noise) even with the windows open. Yes, the walls in the room were a bit smudgy from years of wear and tear, the closet was a little musty, and the bathroom was a little small (but clean and modern-enough), but those were minor issues for me. You don't even notice the cosmetic stuff unless you are really looking and/or feeling snobby. I live in a small beach cottage in San Diego and this actually reminded me a lot of home! I stay in a lot of hotels - from the Ritzes to the Motel 6s of the world - and the Pickwick is somewhere I would stay again and somewhere I'd be happy to stay at longer.

Staff where helpful & Friendly. Location was great, close to all the shops. Have to use public parking garage which is close by. Overall great!

I stayed at this hotel with a colleague from work to avoid bay area traffic for a early morning city meeting. We arrived at 10:30 pm with unoccupied staff who didn't feel they need to help as my colleague and I struggled to get our luggage on the trolley into the hotel and through there tiny little elevator. The room was much smaller then portrayed in pictures, the bathroom barely had enough space to turn around in. My colleague and I soon were asleep because of our late arrival and early morning wake up call only to be awoken at 2:30 AM by a man screaming at the top of his lungs from his hotel room every 3-5 min. After repeated calls to the front desk who informed as there bell hop was preoccupied helping another guest which i thought odd not only at 2:30 AM but also after the service we received earlier in the night when the bell hop just stood there and starred at two guest needing helping and did nothing. The man continued screaming for the next 30 mins without any sign of stopping we called the front desk again to be told they dint think it was important enough to come up and check so they were now going to come up and check. REALLY!!! then the screaming continued for another 15-30 with no sign of hotel staff & then in the morning when we approached the front desk about the situation we were told that if we had not already paid for breakfast they would have paid but didn't offer to pay the $46 overnight parking fee. This hotel was awful!

The rooms were clean and it's within walking distance to many destinations.

Location is great. That's about it. Other than location, nothing much to recommend.

shabby, but not shabby chic. This hotel needs complete renovation. And policy that if you book through Orbitz for additional nights, and attempt to check out BEFORE the official check-out time (noon) and rescind the additional night, the hotel will charge you for that additional night even though you are not staying. Talk about inflexible. And the Pickwick 'blames' this on Orbitz policy. This happened to me, and nearly cost me over eight hundred dollars. Fortunately the desk reception worked extra hard to 'resell' my room because of the unbelievable demand in SF at the time. Be wary of 'policies' that, if your travel plans change, can cost you hundreds even thousands. Pickwick should be on the side of the guest, not allied to Orbitz, or better yet blame Orbitz for thier outrageous policy of charging a nights' stay when you are not at the hotel. so sad!

No heat for 1 night! Space heater shorted out. No power outlets to connect anyhing. good staff wasted in bad facilities

Hotel staff is not nice. Housekeeper of my room is not nice.

Despite apparent recent upgrades to the rooms, the hotel was a bit tired. The location is superb and the staff were friendly. It is a good value hotel given its location.

No recomiendo este hotel por nada del mundo. Las habitaciones son sumamente frías y no tienen calefacción. Respirar duele, debido a que el aire está literalmente helado.

The sheets were dirty, walls were all banged up and the room looked like it had been lived in without a deep clean. The shower was hard to turn on. Not worth the money

Don't expect to get the Ritz Carlton for what Pickwick is charging. Having said that, this is a very reasonable place to stay, in a great location, at an incredible price. The hallway is a bit musty, and road noise is pretty bad in the exterior rooms (this place would be greatly helped if the front desk made ear plugs available). Still, I found that I slept very well here once I got earplugs. Not luxurious, but a very good value.

It was Ok, location only recommendable aspect, room clean

I booked this hotel because of the location and because I have never stayed here. Sadly, this will be my first and last time staying at the Pickwick. First, the check-in was easy and the staff was very nice. But when we went in to the room, I went in to the bathroom first, and found some random man's underwear hanging behind the bathroom door!!! I was horrified. We switched room, but the bed squicked with every tossing and turning- I could hear next door talking on the phone (clearly). Other than the location being right at the union square, there wasn't much.

The elevators would not work, hot water takes a while in the sink and the shower, old dried up paint on the doors and inefficient air conditioning. Very few amenities and struggled to print a boarding pass. They could work on improving these basic services.

very nice place to stay close parking and places to eat and play

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Pickwick Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (38) Business (36) Family (18) Friends (13) Other (6)
2
Everyone

It was not what i expected. It was too old, the wall edges were peeling off. The bed squeeked whenever you turned.

By on Sep 11, 2017

4
Everyone

Overall fine hotel in great location. However, the AC controls are a little confusing and outdated. Also the walls in the bathroom are thin, or the sounderlying ia coming frim the vent. Either way, I could hear other guests very well.

By on Aug 31, 2017

3

good location

Everyone

Hotel needs a renovation. Very old but city location was centralized

By on Jul 7, 2017

3

weekend getaway

Everyone

Decent hotel, clean, comfortable, no frills. Great location. One huge draw back are the paper thin walls. If you are a light sleeper I would not recommend.

By on May 30, 2017

4

can't beat the value for this area!

Everyone

My friends and I needed one night's accommodations in the SoMa / Union Square area, and we needed a room that slept 3. The Pickwick was at least a $100 cheaper than any other non-hostel option (I didn't feel like sharing a bathroom). After I booked, I read some reviews that made me question my decision, but I stuck with the reservation anyways. What I ended up getting was a charming, older hotel with a wonderful staff, comfortable beds, in-room K-cup coffee and fridge, a fabulous location, and an overall wonderful stay. My friends and I (three women) felt comfortable walking back to the room at 1AM and we slept soundly (no obstructive street noise) even with the windows open. Yes, the walls in the room were a bit smudgy from years of wear and tear, the closet was a little musty, and the bathroom was a little small (but clean and modern-enough), but those were minor issues for me. You don't even notice the cosmetic stuff unless you are really looking and/or feeling snobby. I live in a small beach cottage in San Diego and this actually reminded me a lot of home! I stay in a lot of hotels - from the Ritzes to the Motel 6s of the world - and the Pickwick is somewhere I would stay again and somewhere I'd be happy to stay at longer.

By , from San Diego, CA on May 17, 2017

4
Everyone

Staff where helpful & Friendly. Location was great, close to all the shops. Have to use public parking garage which is close by. Overall great!

By on Apr 17, 2017

1

awful experience

Everyone

I stayed at this hotel with a colleague from work to avoid bay area traffic for a early morning city meeting. We arrived at 10:30 pm with unoccupied staff who didn't feel they need to help as my colleague and I struggled to get our luggage on the trolley into the hotel and through there tiny little elevator. The room was much smaller then portrayed in pictures, the bathroom barely had enough space to turn around in. My colleague and I soon were asleep because of our late arrival and early morning wake up call only to be awoken at 2:30 AM by a man screaming at the top of his lungs from his hotel room every 3-5 min. After repeated calls to the front desk who informed as there bell hop was preoccupied helping another guest which i thought odd not only at 2:30 AM but also after the service we received earlier in the night when the bell hop just stood there and starred at two guest needing helping and did nothing. The man continued screaming for the next 30 mins without any sign of stopping we called the front desk again to be told they dint think it was important enough to come up and check so they were now going to come up and check. REALLY!!! then the screaming continued for another 15-30 with no sign of hotel staff & then in the morning when we approached the front desk about the situation we were told that if we had not already paid for breakfast they would have paid but didn't offer to pay the $46 overnight parking fee. This hotel was awful!

By , from Santa Cruz on Mar 29, 2017

5

a good experience

Everyone

The rooms were clean and it's within walking distance to many destinations.

By on Mar 28, 2017

2

close to union square

Everyone

Location is great. That's about it. Other than location, nothing much to recommend.

By , from LA on Mar 26, 2017

2

ridiculously high price for a incredibly ave hotel

Everyone

shabby, but not shabby chic. This hotel needs complete renovation. And policy that if you book through Orbitz for additional nights, and attempt to check out BEFORE the official check-out time (noon) and rescind the additional night, the hotel will charge you for that additional night even though you are not staying. Talk about inflexible. And the Pickwick 'blames' this on Orbitz policy. This happened to me, and nearly cost me over eight hundred dollars. Fortunately the desk reception worked extra hard to 'resell' my room because of the unbelievable demand in SF at the time. Be wary of 'policies' that, if your travel plans change, can cost you hundreds even thousands. Pickwick should be on the side of the guest, not allied to Orbitz, or better yet blame Orbitz for thier outrageous policy of charging a nights' stay when you are not at the hotel. so sad!

By , from New Orleans on Jan 12, 2017