Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
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8.8
Excellent

"The rooms are clean and comfortable and staff attentive."

Richard

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October 23, 2016

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Hotel Whitcomb

Very good location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
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From 170 reviewsSee what guests said
6.8
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10
Value for money6.9
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportOakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance to airport17.9 km
  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 32.7 m²/352 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 17.74 m²/191 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard King Room
Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 21.18 m²/228 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Superior Queen Room
Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior King Room
Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Quad Room (Without Breakfast)
Quad Room (Without Breakfast)
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  • Bathtub
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Triple Room (Without Breakfast)
Triple Room (Without Breakfast)
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  • Bathtub
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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

American cuisine
American cuisine
Market Street Grill
American
Sam's Diner
10 m American, Diner, Gluten Free
Munch Haven
10 m American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Lalita's Distinctive Thai
310 m Asian, Thai
7 Mission
440 m Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
50 Oak Street
560 m Asian
Cafe
Cafe
Aroma Cafe
520 m Cafe
Wicked Grounds
570 m Cafe
The Pastry Cupboard
610 m Cafe

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Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (170)Booking.com Reviews (1201)
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities5.8
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service6.7
Value for money6.9
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9.6
Exceptional
Robyn from Canada
Couple
One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Loved it! ”
What a cool hotel! We found a deal online and it was much nicer than we expected. Only one suggestion - the room was lit only with a couple of lamps, and they had very dim bulbs. It would have been nice to have the option to have a little more light in the room.
Reviewed November 19, 2018
4.4
André from Netherlands
Group
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Nice historic building, very overpriced and not recommendable”
First of all when you enter the hotel you think you are in a first class hotel, but this ends very soon. To start with the positive: The rooms were clean and kept clean also. WIthin the hotel a lot of things are wrong. During our 2 days stay we had to ask twice for additional towels as we booked for 4 persons and only 3 towels were provided, we had to ask for a coffee machine (should be included, but is only given on request), we had to ask for a refill of the coffee for the second day, Wifi is terrible. For this you have to pay about 35 dollars as an additional fee to the already high price! Parking is also very expensive with 38 dollars ex vat for one day for a small car. Next to that the location is horrible. I must say this is something the hotel can't do much about, but when you leave the hotel you see an enormous amount of homeless and addicted persons, taking their shots in public. We didn't feel safe at all in this place
Reviewed June 27, 2018
8.3
Excellent
naor from Israel
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in August 2010
great location, nice price”
location
small and old room
the hotel is in great aera, next to the bus station to the subway and nice dinner acrost the street. 10 min walk from union sqaure. the first room we got was very tiny, with two qoeen beds.(we were 4 people)we asked to change it, and we got a bigger room, which was ok. although the room is clean, you can feel it is old. but overall the hotel was ok.
Reviewed August 13, 2010
2.4
Michael from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Unpleasant”
Parking based upon size of your car 38 plus tax for small 53 plus tax for large. The staff lie to you about return of funds to your card The rooms are tiny with bathrooms smaller. Location area lots of homeless and desperate people. We were warned by police to be safe and careful that didn't instill any confidence Facilities were old and technology poor Wi-Fi was extremely slow other stores had better facilities I would not stay there again and warn others that this hotel isn't worth the time.
Reviewed November 10, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Marcus from United States
Family with young children
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Great hotel dodgy area”
This hotel was beautiful. A historic landmark surrounded by San Francisco’s homeless problem. The rooms were small due to the age of the hotel, but the beds were comfortable. The linens were a little rough but we only paid $135 a night in SF so you can’t complain too much. Everything about the hotel was accommodating, they even have secured parking( for a price). The restaurant was delicious and has a Starbucks right downstairs in the lobby. It location to metro and other public transportation was excellent ( street ads run right down market st. ). Proximity to great restaurants and bars was excellent and it’s placed in a perfect location for travel. Our only complaint was the homeless, not bashing those that are downtrodden but during the day the homeless population wasn’t bad,at night we were hesitant to stay out with our toddler past 8 and the drug use so close to a great hotel was a shame. The security does what they can but it’s a little overwhelming. Overall great hotel.
Reviewed June 09, 2018
4.8
Ramesh from India
Group
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Acceptable”
Hotel has excellent location. Not very clean. Dirty carpet. Beds were uneven and parts of it were collapsing when slept on. Room had a musty odor. Bathroom was tiny. Poor service at front desk . However the concierge was excellent and helpful. Restaurant attached had poor service, ok food. Would avoid if other choices available .
Reviewed June 09, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Tara from Australia
Couple
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
A beautiful hotel with attentive staff”
Ideally located for the LGBTQIA+/Leather/kink traveller, the Hotel Whitcomb is directly opposite Sam’s Diner, has a BART station just steps away, a leisurely half hour stroll to the Castro, and only a few blocks from Mr S Leather and Wicked Grounds. The room was clean and well presented, with beautifully comfortable beds. Some reviews have talked about street noise and safety - I heard none of the former, and though the number of homeless people is shocking, this seems like a significant issue city-wide. I did not feel unsafe walking alone, late at night, along Market St to the hotel. I anticipate returning to Hotel Whitcomb on my next visit to San Francisco.
Reviewed April 23, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Jennifer from United States
Group
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Convenient location; Starbucks adjacent to lobby!”
Booked this hotel through Agouda. Price was good. Good location. Staff was responsive but did take a while to get the rollaway bed and extra towels but it did eventually get to us before we slept. The hotel is older but it seemed to be maintained. It reminds me of a scary movie getting off of the elevator on the floors (mirrored elevator doors, darkish hallways, etc.). The area around (outside) hotel was surprisingly clean and did not smell like urine. Either it's a really good area or SF is finally cleaning up the streets and sidewalks. I wouldn't mind coming back to this hotel. Parking is valet only; entrance is from Stevenson St off of 8th Street. It's $39; not including tax - with tax is $43.32. I can't believe there's tax on parking! I guess it's not so bad since you get to enter and exit whenever you like. Everything costs in SF!
Reviewed April 20, 2018
5.2
Jian from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Just OK”
Nearby street so many homeless people around, need very careful when walking around.
Reviewed November 07, 2018
6.0
ANANDKUMAR from India
Business traveler
One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
This is a very old style.hotel. no basic amenities.like tea mak or anything in the room”
Hotel is not good for family. only location is good. our room was also not cleaned after 1st day of stay. I won't advise anyone this.
Reviewed October 19, 2018
4.0
Wayne from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
Dreadful location”
The hotel is located in an area of severe homelessness with people with social and mental health issues that are on the street. Blocks and blocks of Market St and beyond have the stentch of urine throughout, which is very disturbing to see and experience. The hotel is also very far from most tourst attractions. Very disappointed with Agoda for advertising this hotel.
Reviewed August 07, 2018
2.8
Natalie from United States
Business traveler
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018
Targetted Women and Unclean Rooms”
My room had hair in the beds, not dusted, not vacuumed, hair in the bathroom, and multiple bugs coming from the pipes of the shower. I received a new room and there were the same bugs in the shower and the TV didn't work and clumps of dust and dirt in the room. I was also targeted in the hotel. I returned to my hotel around 10pm and I didn't realize that both the window was opened, the curtains were pulled open, and the AC was turned off. The window is essentially eye level to and opens onto the first floor roof and looks onto other room that you can easily see. The window opens large enough where a person could reach or get inside if they wanted to. When I woke up, there were FOOTPRINTS directly outside my window that hadn't been there before. As an alone traveler this is a huge safety concern, disrespect of privacy, and I 100% feel targeted. There was no reason to turn off the AC and open the window without letting me know.
Reviewed July 31, 2018
4.8
Alexander from Australia
Couple
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 7 nights in October 2017
Acceptable”
It's in OK hotel in good location. It has a lot of character. But, historical doesn't need to be the same as old, mouldy, dusty, and worn out. Also, the "high speed booming internet" and the pay TV system they have are from the last century, a wrong historical contecst for the building.
Reviewed October 17, 2017
4.8
WAING from Japan
Group
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 4 nights in September 2017
Good and Bad points”
Bad Points The bathtub is not good. No toothbrush Didn't change the bedsheet at the room service time. Not good lighting. Good points Good location. Good for public transportation. Customer service is the best. Have Starbucks and restaurant at the hotel. The bank is just a few steps away. Subway. Some restaurants and burger king is in front of the hotel. Conclusion I recommend for this hotel.
Reviewed September 07, 2017
5.2
Toni from Australia
Group
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
Noisy and out of date. To expensive for what you get. ”
Rooms are noisy. Heaters are very noisy and so are the surroundings. Had trouble with the door key system. Not just once but just about every time I left my room. The room needs at the least a kettle for hot water. The area around has lots of homeless people and is rife with drugs. You get asked as soon as you leave the hotel. Not the hotels fault I know but you would not go out by yourself at night. Also the wifi was crap.
Reviewed February 28, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Brooke from United States
Group
Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Great Location to Bill Grahm”
The location to the Bill Grahm is perfect. Facilities are small for a normal room with the door opening straight into the room, small walk in closet and small bathroom. Windows are finicky but AC and heat are fine. Overall pleased with my experience. Note that parking is an extra $38 + fees a night and there is no room service but DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc. do deliver!
Reviewed November 28, 2016
7.0
Very good
Wai from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
good location”
location, value for money, staff are nice
overall is good, especially location very close to BART station. just 30 mins from airport to this hotel by BART. staff are polite. however room is quite old style, and quite dangerous at night nearby as many black and homeless people around.
Reviewed November 29, 2015
6.3
Good
Nor from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2014
good value”
good connectivity
the hotel is right above Bart station so it was convenient to go anywhere. you can also walk to union square which is a pleasant 10-15min walk. there were quite a number of homeless people hanging around in the evenings but that didnt bother us much. the room is a bit dated, but well kept. the lobby area seems posh at first but it is just a simple decent hotel. there we no kettles, hot shower is nothing to brag about. the good thing about the hotel is its connectivity and good value.
Reviewed November 25, 2014
6.3
Good
cheong from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012
Lovely hotel but small room.”
very near to bart station.....civic center
Lovely hotel...old design....historical building....but the room is small. Clean and comfortable....Starbucks is located at the lobby of the hotel....burger king is opposite the hotel....too many homeless people outside the hotel area at night....especially the park opposite the hotel. Wifi signal at the hotel is weak.
Reviewed June 15, 2012
6.7
Good
Mark from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2010
Beautiful lobby, good service, nice rooms”
Great historical building, decent location, windows open
No refrigerator, Market Street side can be noisy, slow check-in, hard to unload luggage to car
Overall a nice place to stay, location is not too bad if you go by taxi or public transportation. Easy walk to great shops, restaurants and bars in Hayes Valley. Perfect location to go to shows at the Civic Center. Strangely slow check-in, we were alone and it still took longer than any hotel I have stayed in the past few years, always saw a long line.
Reviewed January 04, 2011
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