Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94103
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    Guest reviews

    6.7
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    7.7
    Very good

    "Recommend for next stay !!"

    YUE

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    February 2, 2016

    Property highlights

    • 230 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 8 hours ago
    Very good
    Location
    7.1
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    Very good location - Inside city center
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  • Heart of the City Farmers' Market110 m
  • Pioneer's Monument160 m
  • Asian Art Museum180 m
  • United Nations Plaza230 m
  • Civic Center240 m
  • Federal Building280 m
  • San Francisco Federal Building280 m
  • San Francisco City Hall300 m
  • James R. Browning United States Courthouse400 m
  • San Francisco Ballet410 m
  • Value for money6.8
    Location rating7.1
    Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    Distance to airport18.1 km
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    Superior King Room
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    • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard King Room
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    • Room size: 21.18 m²/228 ft²
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    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
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    • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
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    • 2 double beds
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    Suite
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    • Room size: 32.7 m²/352 ft²
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    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Standard Queen Room
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    • Room size: 17.74 m²/191 ft²
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    • 1 queen bed
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    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
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    • Room size: 23.41 m²/252 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
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    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • 1 single bed
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    Traditional Double/Double
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    What people love about the property

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "The shower was excellent."

      Dennis

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      December 9, 2017

    • 4.8
      Review score

      "Hotel has excellent location."

      Ramesh

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      June 9, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "The restaurant was delicious and has a Starbucks right downstairs in the lobby."

      Marcus

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      June 9, 2018

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    7.6
    Very good

    "This hotel has seen its better days but it is a perfectly re..."

    Dennis

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    December 9, 2017

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    What they offer

    6.0
    Review score

    "Location was decent, a fair walk to union sq and westfield."

    Lee

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    January 7, 2019

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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

    What's nearby

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    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (183)Booking.com Reviews (198)
    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities5.8
    Location7.1
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.8
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    6.8
    Good
    Linda from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Location & Service”
    I truly appreciated for Mr.Gurney's help to allow us check in early after a long flight from Singapore but the only down point was the bed too small to sleep for 2 person in a bed + not enough noise protection in the room, hard for my husband as a light sleeper to sleep as the roadside very noisy with the ambulance and Fire engine alarm sound.
    Reviewed February 13, 2019
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Juan from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Value for money”
    My only feedback is that the walls between each room is very thin.
    Reviewed December 12, 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
    6.0
    Lee from Singapore
    Group
    Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    Looks like a scene from The Shining ”
    Rooms were dimly lit. No complementary water provided - as opposed to other hotels. Rooms were kinda tight, so were the bathrooms. We didn't drive but was told that parking was $45/day. Location was decent, a fair walk to union sq and westfield. Overall, average. But if you're afraid of dim old apartments, then maybe not.
    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    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
    3.2
    Jane from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    One Double Bed, Guest room, 1 Double
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Bad side of the city - nothing really in the area food wise etc”
    I’d suggest spending a little bit more and staying closer to the Fisherman’s Wharf end of town or in the city centre.
    Reviewed February 02, 2019
    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
    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
    4.8
    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
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