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Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco

3 star Hotel San Francisco

1231 Market St - San Francisco

Price starting from $ 199.51
Far exceeding its 3-star hotel rating, and bringing guests one of the best deals in terms of San Francisco hotel accommodation, the charming boutique Hotel Whitcomb is perfectly located in the SoMa (South of Market) area of San Francisco. Boasting high-quality service and great location, not far from the airport and within walking distance of the Theatre District, Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, the San Francisco Opera, Folsom Street, and The Castro, Hotel Whitcomb makes the top of the list for San Francisco accommodation choices.Combining traditional hospitality with the needs of the 21st century traveler, Hotel Whitcomb impresses from the moment guests walk into the elegant lobby, featuring hand-carved wood and Tiffany stained glass artworks. Grab a cup of Starbucks coffee and check emails in the hotel business centre, complete with fax and copy service. Before heading out into the city, park with the on-site valet service (surcharge), get some cash at the ATM/cash machine, hop on a bus just outside the hotel, and arrive downtown in no time.Rent cars, book tours, and plan San Francisco activities with the help of the concierge at the tour desk. Don't worry about indulging in Hotel Whitcomb's Market Street Grill restaurant, as guests can just pop into the gym for a workout, or go on a walk, as many do in San Francisco, which is famous for its eclectic streets and neighborhoods making for lively walking tours.
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Guest Rating 7.5 Good
Based on 13 hotel reviews © 2014

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Breakfast at Hotel Whitcomb

A cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Whitcomb

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Gift shop
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

Know before you go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Whitcomb is also known as

Hotel Whitcomb A Historic Hotel of America
Whitcomb Hotel San Francisco
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Hotel Whitcomb reviews

7.8 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

The location is great, several steps from the Civic Centre Bart Station. The hotel is quite unique, different from chain hotels which usually in same style. I read comments before booking that it was noisy and not recommend to those who would be out in the evening. I asked friends in SFO, they said there were homeless people around that area at night time but they were fine. In fact we saw several standing at the exit of Bart Station near the hotel. But they didn't say anything when we passing by. Our room was not face to the Market Street so it's very quiet. The room is small and clean, and stylish. A little feeling like the room we stayed in Nice, France. The housekeeper was very nice and helpful. The staff in the lobby were also very good. I think we will be back to the hotel if we need to stay in downtown again next time visiting San Francisco.

6.6 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The Hotel is near Union square which can be considered the centre of the town... The near sourroundings of the hotel are not so good, especially at night. If you want a cheap hotel near the center, I think this is the best you can get.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Chile

Good location, right on a Bart station useful to the Airport and good transport on the door to the Wharf. Recommended for all clientele. Not recommended to go out late at night.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

The location of the hotel is quite good, very central. Alot of noise until early morning if your room are on Market Street. Ask for rooms at the back, and it is just...perfect!

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel was great and the staff was as well. Parking was 30 dollars a night. NOT COOL.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

7.3 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

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9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

7.4 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Hotel Whitcomb, offering 460 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 27-inch TVs with premium cable channels and pay movies. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their South of Market visit.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Refrigerators can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Mini fridge
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

How to reach Hotel Whitcomb

By car
From the Bay Bridge: Take Highway 80 West, which crosses the Bay Bridge ($4.00 Bridge Toll Westbound), to enter San Francisco. Stay on the 80 West (2nd lane from right) until exiting on the 9th Street/Civic Center Exit. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right-hand lane and follow it to 9th Street (a Northbound one-way street). Take the right turn on 9th Street. Continue on 9th Street to Market Street. Turn right on Market Street. Hotel Whitcomb is between 9th and 8th Streets on the right (South) side.
From the Golden Gate Bridge: Take Highway 101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge ($5.00 Bridge Toll Southbound). Once on the San Francisco side, continue on Highway 101 South to Lombard Street. Continue on Lombard Street to Van Ness Street. Take a right on Van Ness Street. Continue on Van Ness to Golden Gate Avenue (1.5 miles/2.4 km). After passing Ellis Street, Eddy Street, then Turk Street, take a left onto Golden Gate Avenue. Go three blocks and take a right turn on Hyde Street (a one-way Southbound street). Go three blocks, cross Market Street, and immediately move into the right side lane and turn right into the Hotel Whitcomb entrance.

By airplane
From San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Take Highway 101 North into San Francisco. Take the Civic Center Exit. Once on the exit ramp stay in the left lane, which veers left onto 9th Street (a Northbound one-way street). Continue on 9th Street to Market Street. Take a right turn (Eastward) on Market Street. Hotel Whitcomb is between 9th and 8th Streets on the right side (South Side).

By public transportation
From San Francisco International Airport: You can take the BART from the airport to to Civic Center BART Station, which is right outside Hotel Whitcomb. Average cost is $5.00.
From Oakland International Airport: Take Oakland Air-BART shuttle to Coliseum BART Station. Tickets cost $2.00. Once at Coliseum BART Station, take the San Francisco/Daly City BART to Civic Center station which is right outside Hotel Whitcomb.

Distances from Hotel Whitcomb

Orpheum Theater - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Francisco Public Library - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
United Nations Plaza - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pioneer's Monument - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Civic Center Plaza - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Francisco Federal Building - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Francisco City Hall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
War Memorial Opera House - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
New Conservatory Theater Center - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
California State Building - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
International Art Museum of America - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
SFJAZZ Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Whitcomb are:
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 18.2 km / 11.3 mi
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 19.2 km / 11.9 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Whitcomb is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Whitcomb

  • Valet service