Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 38 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was excellent - Room had nice, high ceilings - Super convenient location for theatre and shopping
  • Starbucks in the lobby is an advantage - Hotel is near san francisco shopping centre - Lobby was stunning
  • Staff was great - Room was clean - Bed was very comfortable - Wireless internet worked in the room
  • I did have an iron which is nice - Hotel was very convenient to public transportation - Staff is very friendly
  • Cablecar, shopping area are just three blocks away - Small bathroom - Location is excellent for bart - No fridge

Overview

The excellent 3-star Hotel Whitcomb is set in the heart of San Francisco. Offering accommodation in an 8-story building, Hotel Whitcomb has been hosting guests since 1912 and features original architecture.

SFJazz Center, Warfield Theater and War Memorial Opera House are about 10 minutes' walk away. It is about 1 km away from the center of San Francisco.

The hotel is set next to a museum, a palace and an opera.

20 minutes' drive from San Francisco International airport and 5 minutes' walk to Market St & Larkin St train station.

Rooms

The property offers bright rooms equipped with TV with satellite channels, a safe, cable TV with on-demand movies, a refrigerator and climate control. Guests will appreciate a great view over the city from the rooms. The rooms feature an elegant interior.

Eat & Drink

Different dishes of international cuisine are served at the restaurant. There is an onsite Tavern Piano bar to relax in. Guests can share a meal in Market Street Grill and Starbucks, located about 50 meters away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Car rental services are available on site.

Relax

A health club and a spa center are offered for guests' enjoyment. A gym and fitness classes are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   460.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Dinner
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Microphone

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Golf view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    600 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American)
    20 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    2.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    460

Rooms and availability

Hotel Whitcomb photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Double beds
Size: 20 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy bright room includes a work desk and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    Hotel Whitcomb photos Room Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Cozy bright room includes a work desk and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

    Room facilities
      Hotel Whitcomb photos Room Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco San Francisco location
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        Hotel Address:

        1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          1.8 km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          300 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American)
          30 m
        • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American)
          20 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          2.3 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          8
        • Number of rooms:
          460

        Hotel Whitcomb Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Sport related

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Fascination - 500 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Museums

        • Asian Art Museum - 200 m
        • Asian Art Museum-San Francisco - 200 m
        • Shaping San Francisco Museum - 300 m
        • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 400 m
        • Bay Arts and Music - 400 m
        • New Conservatory Theatre Ctr - 400 m

        Halls

        • Odd Fellows Building - 300 m
        • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall - 400 m

        Universities, Institutes

        • University-California Hastings - 200 m
        • New College of California - 300 m
        • California Institute-Intergral - 400 m
        • California Culinary Academy - 500 m
        • San Francisco Barber College - 600 m

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • US Veterans Ctr - 400 m

        Underground stations

        Local attractions

        • Museum of the African Diaspora - 1.5 km
          685 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Japantown - 1.6 km
          Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
        • Alamo Square - 1.6 km
          Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
        • Japan Center - 1.6 km
          Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
        • Cartoon Art Museum - 1.6 km
          655 Mission Street, San Francisco

        Near the hotel

        • San Francisco Public Library - 130 m
          100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall - 280 m
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
        • Cow Hollow - 420 m
          San Francisco, CA
        • San Francisco Ballet - 470 m
          401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
        • Asian Art Museum - 260 m
          200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Opera - 420 m
          San Francisco, CA
        • SoMa - 420 m
          Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco

        Restaurants nearby

        • Sam's Diner - 30 m

          Address: 1220 Market St.
          Phone: (415) 626-8590

          70% likes this, based on 130 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 13

        • Munch Haven - 20 m

          Address: 1244 Market St
          Phone: 4152520247

          65% likes this, based on 38 reviews

        • Ananda Fuara - 90 m

          Address: 1298 Market St
          Phone: 415-621-1994

          75% likes this, based on 45 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Indian, Vegetarian
          Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 26

        • Market Street Grill - 20 m

          Address: 1231 Market St
          Phone: 415-487-4414

          74% likes this, based on 76 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 40

        • Starbucks - 20 m

          Address: 1231 Market St
          Phone: 415-522-1438

          70% likes this, based on 17 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          8
        • Number of rooms:
          460
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        Hotel Whitcomb Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Whitcomb

        Average guest rating

        6.4out of 10
        Good
        Based on 206 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          5.0

          The location is not too bad (Market Street) the loby and the history of the hotel Lot of homeless people but this is sfo

          I would not recommend the hotel for the following reasons: 1/ Prepare to wait for 45 minutes for checking in 2/ Prepare to take the stairs with all your luggage because of the lack of elevator. They are all the time crowded 3/ We had to change 4 times to get a normal room (without the ice vending machine nearby) after that they gave us a ridiculously small room and then a room with a view on a wall. 4/ The starbucks inside the hotel is a joke, over crowded all day long impossible to get a breakfast without 30 mn waiting time 5/ The "fast" wireless internet acces reminds me of the speed of internet in 1996 6/ the rooms are old fashioned 7/ The hotel is really noisy you can hear everything from the others rooms 8/ We were woke up at 8 AM by the cleaning service 9/ OVERRATED for the service provided

        • Single
          8.8

          It's a great price, staff are always friendly and a perfect location.

        • Single
          7.4

          Size of the rooms! Heaps of space to relax after a 10 hour flight!

          The toilet automatically flushing at 3am

        • Couple
          7.0

          The building interior decor was fantastic, the bed was very comfortable, the location suited our needs

          The bathroom could use some updating

        • Single
          5.4

          relatively cheap rate for what you get.

          Neighborhood is a bit sketchy, but convenient and not too far from good restaurants, shopping, etc. WiFi is horrible. It's free but unusable if you need to work. They should either upgrade it or at least offer a for-fee option that works.

        • Couple
          5.0

          It opened in 1916 and the antique decor was elegant which I quite liked. And the staff was very friendly.

          I have to say that the price was quite steep, the rooms very small, and the location was not the nicest. The area in which the hotel is located was dirty and there were lots of homeless people in the vicinity. Also, parking was $35/day which was too high in my opinion.

        • Couple
          6.2

          We liked that the hotel was a block away from the bart transit Civic Center transit stop. We liked the idea of a historic hotel more than actually staying there. The hotel was close to bus lines that brought us to other areas that we enjoyed more - Mission District, etc. And, it's directly across the street from the Orpheum (great if you're going to a concert) and other music venues.

          There were a lot of homeless people hanging around on the one block walk from the Civic Center bart stop. The facilities were consistent with those of a historic hotel. If you want clean and up to date comfort, this may not be for you (...but it is a historic hotel...duh).

        • Older travelers
          4.6

          The location, near the theater. Also great food at the restaurant.

          The fact our reservation was "lost" because our name was misspelled. And the staff acted like we were nuts.

        • Single
          6.2

          Near bart station, near shops.

          Very weak Wi-Fi signal. Breakfast not included in price. Toilet flush did not work properly. Bellmann behaved strangely (answered by singing).

        • Single
          7.0

          The victorian style character.

          Bathroom clean, but old and worn; could do with a refurbishment.

        • Single
          6.6

          The Internet connection was worthless and therefore I won't be back.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          I liked the historic aspect of the hotel. I like old buildings with history.

          Room was very small. I realize this often goes with the territory when staying in an historic hotel, however it was very small.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          The helpful and very courteous staff and the excellent breakfast.

          The noise of the air conditioning unit.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          It was easy to get to, old fashion hotel, heavy wood, it was like being in a movie, like the "Shinning" or "Inception".

          The room only had four electrical outlets.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          They changed the sheets.

          Staff do not care about people waiting in line. Valet takes a while to get your car back when you need it.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco San Francisco location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          1.8 km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          300 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American)
          30 m
        • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American)
          20 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          2.3 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          8
        • Number of rooms:
          460