Whitcomb Hotel - San Francisco

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103  show map
 3 stars
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Whitcomb Hotel - San Francisco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was excellent - Room had nice, high ceilings - Super convenient location for theatre and shopping
  • Starbucks in the lobby is an advantage - Hotel is near san francisco shopping centre - Lobby was stunning
  • Staff was great - Room was clean - Bed was very comfortable - Wireless internet worked in the room
  • I did have an iron which is nice - Hotel was very convenient to public transportation - Staff is very friendly
  • Cablecar, shopping area are just three blocks away - Small bathroom - Location is excellent for bart - No fridge

Overview

Located downtown San Francisco yet in a calm area, the three-star Hotel Whitcomb is close to major sites and attractions, that the city can offer to explore.

Serving as temporary City Hall from 1912 till 1915, the hotel now is fully refurbished and feature modern fitness center and offers free Wi-Fi access.

The hotel includes 460 rooms and 12 suites, where satellite TVs, movies and air conditioners come as standards.

The award-winning restaurant and several cafe on site are at you total disposal during the whole day.

BART Civic Center Station is 200m from the hotel's doosrtep.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   758.

Rooms

Spacious and tastefully decorated accommodations feature free wireless access, plasma TVs, tea/coffee makers, ironing facilities, telephones with voice mails and complete bathrooms with hair dryers.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served daily at the hotel restaurant at a small fee.
The Market Street Grill is an award-winning property, serving the freshest dishes from seafood, Asian delicacies and local delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Tavern is a perfect place to relax with a drink or have a small bite during the day.
Starbucks Coffee is offered in the lobby.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

All of 11 meeting spaces are aimed at providing a good base for settling your business matters away from home. Up to 600 guests can be conveniently accommodated there for any type of occasion.

Business center features audio/visual equipment, fax, photocopiers and a complete sound system.

Free Wi-Fi internet provided throughout the venue.

Leisure

The fitness center is available at the hotel for 24 hours.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Whitcomb Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    600 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.8km
  • F Market Street Car
    2.7km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    300 m
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner)
    30 m
  • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American, Seafood)
    20 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    2.3km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    758

Rooms and availability

Spacious and tastefully decorated accommodations feature free wireless access, plasma TVs, tea/coffee makers, ironing facilities, telephones with voice mails and complete bathrooms with hair dryers.

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Standard Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double beds
Size: 20m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy bright room includes a work desk and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    Whitcomb Superior RoomWhitcomb Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Queen Size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Cozy bright room includes a work desk and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

    Room facilities
      Whitcomb SuiteWhitcomb SuiteWhitcomb SuiteWhitcomb Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Whitcomb Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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        Hotel Address:

        1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          1.8km
        • F Market Street Car
          2.7km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          300 m
        • BART - Powell St. Station
          900 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner)
          30 m
        • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American, Seafood)
          20 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          2.3km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of rooms:
          758

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Union Square, full of theaters, museums and restaurant to explore, is only a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
        Fisherman's Wharf, which is only a short drive by car away, offers breathtaking views together with hundreds of shops and sites to tour on its premises.
        Asian Art Museum, disposing works, which relate to Asian culture only, is located nearly 200m away.
        Market Street, which is a home to thousands shopping outlets, boutiques, exclusive bars and pubs, is nearly 1km away.

        Sport related

        • Herbst Theatre - 400 m
        • SF Jazz Center - 500 m
        • Golden Gate Theater - 600 m

        Amusement

        • Fascination - 500 m

        Museums

        • Asian Art Museum - 200 m
        • Asian Art Museum-San Francisco - 200 m
        • Shaping San Francisco Museum - 300 m
        • Bay Arts and Music - 400 m
        • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 400 m
        • New Conservatory Theatre Ctr - 400 m
        • Naata - 600 m
        • Cine Accion - 600 m
        • Luggage Store - 600 m
        • Jewish Film Festival - 600 m

        Halls

        • Odd Fellows Building - 300 m
        • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall - 400 m

        Universities, Institutes

        • University-California Hastings - 200 m
        • New College of California - 300 m
        • California Institute-Intergral - 400 m
        • California Culinary Academy - 500 m
        • San Francisco Barber College - 600 m
        • Alemany College - 600 m

        Theaters

        • Orpheum Theatre - 100 m
        • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - 200 m
        • Davies Symphony Hall - 400 m
        • San Francisco Symphony - 400 m
        • War Memorial Opera House - 500 m
        • Warfield Theater - 600 m

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • US Veterans Ctr - 400 m

        Underground stations

        • BART - Civic Center Station - 200 m

        Local Attractions

        • Museum of the African Diaspora - 1.5km
          685 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Japantown - 1.6km
          Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
        • Alamo Square - 1.6km
          Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
        • Japan Center - 1.6km
          Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
        • Cartoon Art Museum - 1.6km
          655 Mission Street, San Francisco

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • San Francisco Public Library - 130 m
          100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall - 280 m
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
        • Cow Hollow - 420 m
          San Francisco, CA
        • San Francisco Ballet - 470 m
          401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
        • Asian Art Museum - 260 m
          200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Opera - 420 m
          San Francisco, CA
        • SoMa (South of Market Street) - 420 m
          Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Sam's Diner - 30 m

          Address: 1220 Market St.
          Phone: (415) 626-8590

          70% likes this, based on 130 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner
          Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 13

        • Munch Haven - 20 m

          Address: 1244 Market St
          Phone: 4152520247

          65% likes this, based on 38 reviews

        • Ananda Fuara - 90 m

          Address: 1298 Market St
          Phone: 415-621-1994

          75% likes this, based on 45 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
          Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 26

        • Market Street Grill - 20 m

          Address: 1231 Market St
          Phone: 415-487-4414

          74% likes this, based on 76 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Seafood
          Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 39

        • Starbucks - 20 m

          Address: 1231 Market St
          Phone: 415-522-1438

          70% likes this, based on 17 reviews

        Getting there.

        Oakland International Airport is located 19km from the property.
        San Francisco International Airport is approximately 17km away.
        The Caltrain - 4th & King Street Train Station is 1.7km.
        F Market Street Car Stop is situated nearly 2.5km from the Hotel Whitcomb.

        Getting around.

        BART Civic Center Station can be reached within a few minutes from the hotel by foot.
        BART Powell St. Station is nearly 800m from the property.
        The nearest bus stop is situated 100m away.
        Private parking offered at the hotel at USD35.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of rooms:
          758
        Hotels nearby
        San Francisco Inn
        2 stars
        0.7km
        Cities nearby

        Whitcomb Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Whitcomb

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          5.0

          The location is not too bad (Market Street) the loby and the history of the hotel Lot of homeless people but this is sfo

          I would not recommend the hotel for the following reasons: 1/ Prepare to wait for 45 minutes for checking in 2/ Prepare to take the stairs with all your luggage because of the lack of elevator. They are all the time crowded 3/ We had to change 4 times to get a normal room (without the ice vending machine nearby) after that they gave us a ridiculously small room and then a room with a view on a wall. 4/ The starbucks inside the hotel is a joke, over crowded all day long impossible to get a breakfast without 30 mn waiting time 5/ The "fast" wireless internet acces reminds me of the speed of internet in 1996 6/ the rooms are old fashioned 7/ The hotel is really noisy you can hear everything from the others rooms 8/ We were woke up at 8 AM by the cleaning service 9/ OVERRATED for the service provided

        • Single
          8.8

          It's a great price, staff are always friendly and a perfect location.

        • Single
          7.4

          Size of the rooms! Heaps of space to relax after a 10 hour flight!

          The toilet automatically flushing at 3am

        • Couple
          7.0

          The building interior decor was fantastic, the bed was very comfortable, the location suited our needs

          The bathroom could use some updating

        • Single
          5.4

          relatively cheap rate for what you get.

          Neighborhood is a bit sketchy, but convenient and not too far from good restaurants, shopping, etc. WiFi is horrible. It's free but unusable if you need to work. They should either upgrade it or at least offer a for-fee option that works.

        • Couple
          5.0

          It opened in 1916 and the antique decor was elegant which I quite liked. And the staff was very friendly.

          I have to say that the price was quite steep, the rooms very small, and the location was not the nicest. The area in which the hotel is located was dirty and there were lots of homeless people in the vicinity. Also, parking was $35/day which was too high in my opinion.

        • Couple
          6.2

          We liked that the hotel was a block away from the bart transit Civic Center transit stop. We liked the idea of a historic hotel more than actually staying there. The hotel was close to bus lines that brought us to other areas that we enjoyed more - Mission District, etc. And, it's directly across the street from the Orpheum (great if you're going to a concert) and other music venues.

          There were a lot of homeless people hanging around on the one block walk from the Civic Center bart stop. The facilities were consistent with those of a historic hotel. If you want clean and up to date comfort, this may not be for you (...but it is a historic hotel...duh).

        • Older travelers
          4.6

          The location, near the theater. Also great food at the restaurant.

          The fact our reservation was "lost" because our name was misspelled. And the staff acted like we were nuts.

        • Single
          6.2

          Near bart station, near shops.

          Very weak Wi-Fi signal. Breakfast not included in price. Toilet flush did not work properly. Bellmann behaved strangely (answered by singing).

        • Single
          7.0

          The victorian style character.

          Bathroom clean, but old and worn; could do with a refurbishment.

        • Single
          6.6

          The Internet connection was worthless and therefore I won't be back.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          I liked the historic aspect of the hotel. I like old buildings with history.

          Room was very small. I realize this often goes with the territory when staying in an historic hotel, however it was very small.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          The helpful and very courteous staff and the excellent breakfast.

          The noise of the air conditioning unit.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          It was easy to get to, old fashion hotel, heavy wood, it was like being in a movie, like the "Shinning" or "Inception".

          The room only had four electrical outlets.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          They changed the sheets.

          Staff do not care about people waiting in line. Valet takes a while to get your car back when you need it.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Whitcomb Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1231 Market Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          1.8km
        • F Market Street Car
          2.7km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          300 m
        • BART - Powell St. Station
          900 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Sam's Diner (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Diner)
          30 m
        • Market Street Grill (cuisine: American, Seafood)
          20 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          2.3km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of rooms:
          758