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"It's an older hotel - the foyer exudes an old-school elegance but the furniture and fittings in the rooms are dated. The bathrooms are very modest - d ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 28 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of San Francisco awaits you at Hotel Whitcomb. Within steps you'll find Orpheum Theater and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this historic hotel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy cable TV, safes, and hair dryers, featured in all 460 rooms. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers a fitness center, a business center, and concierge services. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3.5-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Van Ness Avenue.

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$105* Per night/room 28 Jan. - 29 Jan.

Standard, One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior, One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Hall View 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Whitcomb ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Whitcomb

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (2)
2 out of 5
Very tired and worn out property. $20 surcharge a night to jusy have a little fridge in your room. Very basic, very tired. Staff were not at all pleasant or helpful to deal with.

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Nov. 2019

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1 out of 5
Hotel is extremely bad, it’s actually the worst hotel I’ve EVER stayed in, it smells bad, air conditioner made us sick, terrible bathroom, kept on running out of toilet paper. Staff are nice, but the hotel is extremely run down, I’m sorry, but I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone and I worked and managed hotels for 12yrs in Australia

Posted by on 27 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Its was clean and in a good location. Bathrooms and TV could do with updating

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2019

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2 out of 5
Cleanliness needs a real big improvement Dust in air-con was shocking Smell in hallways terrible

Posted by , from Melbourne on 9 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great value for money and easily accessible from Civic Centre train station if arriving from the airport. The main shopping strip is an easy 10 minutes walk away but with buses & trams on your door step, it's very easy to discover this great city. If you like heritage buildings, then this hotel would be a joy to see. It's very well maintained and plumbing is not an issue. Highly enjoyed the windows that actually open for fresh air. Power points & electrical works require an upgrade though.

Posted by , from Australia on 27 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct. 2018 by Kevin

Kim, Thank you for your comments and we have addressed the concerns mentioned. Kevin V/DOO

1 out of 5

So so, not value for money.

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Furniture, decor in general spaces, new carpet, more lighting (brighter), USB charging, digital TV (more channels).
Location: Location is ok from downtown however the homeless presence nearby is distressing and feels unsafe particularly at night.
The hotel is very old. The foyer and lift spaces lack lighting so it doesn't feel inviting. Generally the carpet and door hardware, bathroom fittings, shelving, toilets etc appear like originals but not very charming. There's no USB charging and the wifi is not very secured. Customer service is a little lack-luster at times but never rude. The worst is the aircon unit which is old, loud and intrusive.

Posted by , from Australia on 31 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Aug. 2018 by Kevin

Hello Jo, We appreciate your comments and would like to apologize for the concerns mentioned, please provide a room number to ensure we address the issue. Kevin V/DOO

5 out of 5
Excellent service. Very accommodating. Close to the city and shops. Easy to access sights.

Posted by , from San Francisco on 25 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug. 2018 by Kevin

Good day Jen, Your 5 star comment means the world to us, thank you for your comments. Kevin V/DOO

2 out of 5
Really noisy and dark Limited food options The area is quite shady

Posted by , from Aus on 27 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Apr. 2018 by Kevin

Thank you for your comments. Kevin V/DOO

2 out of 5
Much less than in the pics, very run down and in the middle of a down-market part of town. Needs a major refurb, including rooms which are small and cramped, tiny bathroom, sagging uncomfortable bed.. there was chewing gum on the carpet in our room. Couldn't wait to leave.

Posted by on 29 Jun. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jul. 2017 by Dennis

Thank you kindly for your review. Your opinion is very important to us. We value your opinion, Dennis R.

3 out of 5

Good central location

Pros: Good location - right next to a BART station stop, and a few blocks away from some decent restaurants, bars and the Westfield mall.
Location: Right next the the UN/Civic Center BART stop, so handy to get to/from the airport.
It's an older hotel - the foyer exudes an old-school elegance but the furniture and fittings in the rooms are dated. The bathrooms are very modest - don't expect anything fancy! But if you're just looking for a place to rest your head, this is a good option.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 28 Feb. 2017

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Property Features

There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 17000 square feet (1579 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Whitcomb. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 460 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 17000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1579 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1910
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (3 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Whitcomb offers 460 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 26.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe and safe insurance
  • Housekeeping
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 66.12 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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