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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Pickwick Garage 10 m
The Pickwick Garage entrance 20 m
Old United States Mint 70 m
Kenneth Cole 110 m
Sky Terrace 120 m
Westfield San Francisco Shopping Center 130 m
5th and Mission Garage 140 m
Westfield San Francisco Centre 140 m
Nordstrom 170 m
San Francisco Visitor Information Center 180 m
Nearby landmarks
Chinatown 1.27 km
Oracle Park 1.49 km
Ferry Building Marketplace 1.82 km
Lombard Street 2.4 km
Pier 39 2.86 km
Fisherman's Wharf 2.94 km
Twin Peaks 4.81 km
Alcatraz Island 5.1 km
Golden Gate Park 5.15 km
Golden Gate Bridge 7.52 km
The Pickwick Hotel

"My second stay was even better then the first."

MariaElena - June 22, 2018
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The Pickwick Hotel

85 Fifth Street, South of Market, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94103 - See map
  • 160 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.3
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport18.2 km

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Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe King Room
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  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Pickwick Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Pickwick Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Pickwick Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for a fee of 45 USD per day.

What is the smoking policy at The Pickwick Hotel?

The Pickwick Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about The Pickwick Hotel

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is central to everything - shopping, public transport."

    Raihan

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    December 18, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff were very friendly and nice."

    Wei

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    March 3, 2020

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Nice hotel, excellent location, and really friendly, helpful staff."

    Mike

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    November 24, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.6
Very good
222 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
6.5
Location
9.1
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More about The Pickwick Hotel

Located next to Union Square and just one block from the cable car turnaround, this recently renovated property is a great base from which to explore the rest of San Francisco's charms and attractions. The Pickwick Hotel is the ideal point of departure for interesting excursions in San Francisco. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers quality amenities such as high speed wireless internet access throughout the property. The hotel boasts 198 tastefully decorated guest rooms, all well-furnished to provide comforts such as comfortable pillows, coffee maker, and an iHome docking station. The Pickwick Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in San Francisco.

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Housekeeping
9 mentions
Internet
7 mentions
Food & Dining
3 mentions
Car Park
1 mention

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Staff 

"Friendly staff."

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April 18, 2019

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

SOMA Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine:Italian, Mediterranean
Sushi Club
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Cafe Venue
30 m American, Cafe
The Cavalier
70 m American, Bar, British
Mo'z Cafe
110 m American, Cafe
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Sushi Club
30 m Asian, Sushi
Million Thai Restaurant
60 m Asian, Thai
Tokyo Express
200 m Asian, Fast food, Japanese
Cafe
Cafe
Blue Bottle Cafe
120 m Cafe
Continental Cafe and Deli
260 m Cafe, Delicatessen, Fast food
Cafe Dolci
500 m Cafe

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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities6.5
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service7.7
Value for money7.3
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8.8
Excellent
Josepha
Family with young children
Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Great location near Union Square”

Central location, close to Westfield shopping center, short walking distance to Powel St BART station, Union Square, & cable car, no homeless people along the street so we feel safe. Old hotel that has been refurbished. Room is a little bit small & sound proofing needs to be improved, but it is clean and beds are comfy. Free use of bath robes and great coffee machine in room. Free use of business facility & luggage storage. Staff are helpful and friendly. It's a bit pricey, maybe because of the location & we stayed on new year eve. If you are taking Big Bus San Francisco, there's a free shuttle from Pickwick Hotel to Big Bus Stop #1 Fisherman Wharf. Overall it's a good hotel & I'd recommend it for people who visit San Francisco for the first time.

Reviewed January 03, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
MariaElena from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Pick Wick is Wicked Good!”

My second stay was even better then the first. A special shout out to Jacqueline she welcomed me back with her great warm smile. Hotel is clean, great restaurant located on the first floor. All staff is helpful, ask how your day went if you need assistance with getting transportation. Hotel is in a great location, walking distance to shopping district short ride to Fisherman's Warf. Easy pick up and drop off for uber cars. Rooms are cozy! Definitely Sticking to Pickwick! When looking for a hotel in SFO click on Pickwick!

Reviewed June 23, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Eugene from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Great hotel to stay when the hotel is secondary”

1) Close to great shopping 2) Zipcars available in the hotel parking garage 3) Cheaper than other hotels in the area

My wife and I come to San Francisco twice a year for shopping and visiting family and friends. We don't spend a lot of time in the room so the Pickwick is perfect. Clean room, centrally located to shopping and trustworthy staff. Yes I could stay at a more luxurious hotel but why spend the extra money there when I can buy more things to bring back home?

Reviewed September 10, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Donald from United States
Business traveler
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Quaint but serviceable”

I chose the Pickwick because it was a good price close to the Moscone Center, and appeared to have decent reviews. The room is smaller than the typical hotel room (of the major chains) but more than adequate, at least for one person. While I could hear street noise from my 6th floor room, it was not too loud. I will say the bathroom is QUITE small. I did not have enough room for my toiletries on the sink, and the space was so constrained that attempting a shower seemed rather tricky. I didn't want to risk it. On the plus side, the vending machine is very reasonably priced -- for a hotel machine in a major city, at least. You can pick up a soda and a snack without being gouged. I would stay here again for a one or two night visit. Any longer, and I might see if they have rooms with bigger bathrooms.

Reviewed June 04, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Ralph from Philippines
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

Good location, right at downtown San Francisco”

Location, Polite Staff, Near Shopping Area

This is the second time I stayed at the Pickwick. It's a relatively old hotel, but has been well maintained. Perfect location given that it's actually at the heart of Mission and Market streets. It's just behind Bloomingdales, and walking distance to Macy's. The only thing I didn't like about the area is during late night/dawn. I'd wake up during the middle of the night because of police sirens in the area. Some of my friends say that the area really isn't tourist-friendly at night, so I made sure that I'm back at the hotel before it got dark.

Reviewed October 07, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Benjamin from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2016

Always a Great Choice”

We've stayed at the Pickwick multiple times over the years and have never been disappointed. Location is great, staff are respectful/helpful/ensure your privacy, and they gave us a great room this time with an amazing view of SOMA. Food options around the hotel are great during the day; a little more annoying at night, but nothing to complain about as the restaurant/bar connected to the hotel serves pretty late too.

Reviewed April 09, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Bryant from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Classy Hotel”

everything was very clean and worked great

I thought this hotel was a great place to stay. Ive stayed here before about 3 times I believe. It made for a good quiet place to enjoy a few drinks with friends. We were able to hangout at the bar downstairs peacefully before going out and about in the city. I had a great time for my 23rd birthday thanks in part to the pickwick. I would reccomend this hotel to all of my friends.

Reviewed December 31, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Beverly from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Older Hotel, great location, still needs some remodeling”

Very clean and great staff. Rooms and lobby have been updated, hallways could use some work. Rooms are small, but that's what you get in a downtown hotel for this price. One of the elevators wasn't working for the entire week we were there. They are in the process of replacing it. The other elevator worked, but was very slow. The attached restuarant (Soma) had really good food at a fair price. I'd stay there again for the regular price. We were there during Dreamforce (Salesforce.com conference with 170K people) so the price was much higher than normal. Of course that was the case for every hotel in the area.

Reviewed October 08, 2018
7.7
Very good
Charleston from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

old but clean”

very close to moscone center

I was a little bit concerned when I first looked at review for this hotel on yelp -- there were a lot of complaints, esp. about cleanliness. When I got there, it was not nearly as bad as it was described -- yelp reviews were probably highly biased for hotels in general in that only dissatisfied customers would post on yelp. I find the room pretty clean, and the bed very soft and comfortable. There is free wifi internet, and in my experience its performance is better than most other hotels with free wifi. The hotel in general is old, and as a result the rooms are somewhat old. You can see cracks in the paint on the wall. The room is also pretty small, barely any room after putting in two double beds and a small desk and dresser. The closet is walk-in and decent size for a hotel room though. Bathroom is similarly small, but clean as well. One thing to note is that the water-pressure is a bit low. Walls are pretty thin, so if you listen carefully you can hear the neighbors talking or the TV. But there are enough ambiance white noise that I don't find it disruptive unless you have really bad neighbors. They don't appear to have a thermostat inside (though there are probably central AC), but just a heater. It's not a problem for me as I traveled in November, but could be problematic in the summer. The price is fairly cheap compare to other options (~$200 per night during a conference in SF, it's at least ~$15-20 per night cheaper than other alternatives with shorter walk). It is very close to the subway station so going to the airport is easy.

Reviewed November 13, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Benjamin from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Comfortable accommodations in downtown SF”

Location, convenience, comfort

The room was bright, airy and comfortable, with a window overlooking the hustle and bustle that is downtown San Francisco. The hotel itself was in a great location - there were lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby and BART/MUNI were only a block away.

Reviewed August 22, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Chun from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in February 2011

Nice and cosy hotel”

Free wireless, Good location, Relatively safe, Affordable

Took a cab downtown from the airport and the hotel was relatively easy to find. It even had this underground car park which I found it essential for travelers who wanted to rent car for driving in San Francisco. Hotel staffs were polite and helpful. Overall, nice and cosy place for first time visitor like me

Reviewed February 22, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Donny from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 8 nights in February 2020

Ultra convenient location, good value price”

Superb location a block away from Powell Street metro station which has a direct line to the airport. Also it's next to the Westfield shopping centre which has some nice good value Asian food options and a bubble tea stand in the food court located in the basement. The first room I was in had an awful fishy odour. Fortunately the lady at the front desk switched me immediately to another room that thankfully smelled pleasant. The room was a nice size with a comfortable double bed, fair sized desk and comfy desk chair. There's a programmable safe in the room. The biggest issue I had with the room was the thinness of the walls. I could hear the guy in the room next to me talking on his phone and the people on the opposite side talking. I could clearly hear everything in the bathroom next to my bathroom, which kind of made things a bit embarrassing sometimes. The bathroom itself was nice enough, the water pressure and hot water were excellent. Getting home I miss using the shower in th

Reviewed February 27, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Extremely Satisfied”

Comfortable, affordable, excellent location

To begin, the staff was excellent. Very, very friendly. Very helpful, very fast and very attentive. The quality of the hotel was outstanding. Although the room we were in was quite small, it was still very nice. The bed was very comfortable, it was very quiet, and it was easy to get around. They didn't have a shuttle service available, but they partner so reserving a shuttle to come pick me up for my flight was very easy. Overall, I would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed March 08, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Mehul from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

Overall, I had a good experience ”

1) centrally located, 2) close to BART stop, 3) cost effective

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The only real negatives were 1) it was pretty noisy at night, but it's located in downtown so that was to be expected I guess and 2) The room wifi service was non-existant and I could never establish even a serviceable connection, but they have public use computers on the 2nd floor so I had internet access as needed, but it was still a bit of an inconvenience.

Reviewed June 04, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Bjarne from Denmark
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

Nice hotel with great service”

fine location near by union square, down town, sf

we booked two hotelrooms over the internet a few days from our stay in sf. becauce of the 4' of july there was nearly full booked at the hotel, therefor we got a suite for the same money as the standardroom we also had booked. that was great service. also there was no problems with a roll away bed in the suite.

Reviewed July 15, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Good Deal for the Price Break! ”

It's an older charming building with a great location. Staff members are very friendly. Always ask for a room higher up when making reservation... provides interesting views of city. Shopping and restaurants all around as well. Parking structure is right next to hotel across street!

Reviewed March 27, 2017
7.6
Very good
Mike from United States
Business traveler
Superior King Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Very good”

Nice hotel, excellent location, and really friendly, helpful staff. I plan on staying here next year when I visit San Francisco.

Reviewed November 25, 2019
5.0
William from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

They really push buying direct through them”

Location, Cost, I don't know

TL;DR: If you buy through Agoda or other partners, beware, you're a second class citizen here. The wifi is spotty to slow for San Francisco. When I first arrived with a prepaid travel voucher through Agoda the front desk guy kind of scoffed at me and I was given a well-worn room on the second floor that I discovered in the first hour had no fridge, broken/chipped furniture, a horrible view, a TV that wouldn't turn on and the slowest 'high-speed' internet I've experienced since the day of dial-up. Because this was a business trip and I had to prepare presentations, that last discomfort was not tolerable and I went down to talk to the front desk about moving rooms. After explaining the work/internet situation, they moved me a few floors up and it was a very different experience: newer-cleaner furniture, a nice view, a bigger tv that worked, a fridge, a much nicer chest of drawers and there was a moderately faster internet connection (about 2-3 megs... still slow for San Francisco), but directly across from the noisey ice machine. The hotel wasn't full by any means, but whatever, at least I can do my work. They're very insistent that you should book directly through them. They even use it as the wifi username and password. Otherwise, it's a inexpensive hotel with the necessary amenities in a good location.

Reviewed November 22, 2014
7.0
Very good
Benjamin from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Solid, affordable accommodations downtown”

Comfort, location, price

We've stayed here a few times - it's a great pick if you can get it for the right price. The beds are always comfortable, the rooms always bright and spacious and the in-room amenities always plentiful. I'd recommend this place to tourists as it's centrally located near public transpiration and within walking distance to tons of sightseeing hotspots. The staff is friendly and there is apparently a restaurant on the bottom of the hotel, but we've never felt the need to go there as there are so many other great options nearby.

Reviewed August 22, 2013
7.3
Very good
John from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Great location for decent price”

Location, price, historic

Pretty good stay mostly due to the location. The room was small, the bathroom was old and tired but the hotel was clean and had some character. It was right across the street from the SF Chronicle and the Old SF Mint, a block from the Powell Bart station, and walking distance to just about everything including AT&T Park. I will stay there again because of the price and the location.

Reviewed October 26, 2014
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