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"Well located hotel with excellent staff. Comfortable room and bed. Dated in style but plenty of character. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 07 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Hotel Whitcomb gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Orpheum Theater. Enjoy features like a fitness centre, a bar and a coffee shop/café. Built in 1910, this 3.5-star hotel has 459 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and LCD TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, premium bedding and safes
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the coffee shop/café or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and bicycles to rent
  • Guests speak favourably about the comfortable guestrooms and the local sightseeing
  • Steps from Orpheum Theater and 8 minutes on foot from San Francisco City Hall

Standard, One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double 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 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double 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 11 verified reviews

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

Guest reviews for Hotel Whitcomb

Everyone (6) Family (1) Other (4)
4 out of 5
Well located hotel with excellent staff. Comfortable room and bed. Dated in style but plenty of character.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2019

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3 out of 5
The building has to be restructured. There's no serious amenity nor restaurant inside

Posted by on 6 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5

Good stay in San Francisco

Pros: The old world charm and history make it a great hotel.
Cons: The room was clean and tidy , however could do with a refurb especially the bathroom.
Location: The area has a large homeless population which makes you aware of your surroundings when walking around but don't let this affect you staying there.
The holiday was booked at last minute, although the hotel is out of reach of most of the tourist destinations, everywhere was easily accessible via the trams and buses. There is a great walk to Chrissy Field and this was made even better by the unseasonably warm weather giving a great view of The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz , there is way more to San Francisco than just Pier 39 if you are willing to take a good look.

Posted by , from Essex on 16 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Feb 2018 by Kevin

Ann-Marie, We appreciate your comments. Kevin v/DOO

2 out of 5

Tired historic hotel that's past its best

Pros: Comfy bed
Cons: Practically everything in the room
Location: Handy location on Market Street. Public transport nearby. On main Bart route from the airport. Civic Centre and City Hall nearby
Historic hotel with elegant lobby, restaurant and other public areas but room was old, worn and shabby. Lighting was very poor, insufficient to read by and table lamp switch was broken. TV picture blurred and couldnt be tuned any better. No coffee machine or bottled water. Toiletries weren't replaced during a 3 night stay. Over priced for what was provided

Posted by , from Preston on 24 Sep 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Oct 2017 by Dennis

I apologize that we were not able to reach your expectations. I appreciate your feedback and we will use it as a tool to improve our services. My name is Dennis and please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

3 out of 5

Mood over Matter

Very direct and unmannerly front off house staff, checking in was a laugh and thought I was getting arrested with the bad mannered male receptionist on duty. Nice hotel with no personality and lacking the american flare I would expect. Wifi was slow like the hot water. Previous comments on the homelessness was putting me off but found them more polite and mannerly than some of the staff.

Posted by on 7 Jul 2014

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4 out of 5

A Blast from the past

We enjoyed our stay at the Whitcomb Hotel. Loved the ambience of this place which looks to be virtually unchanged since the 30s The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The hotel was very busy, and one slight downside was the lifts are extremely slow in spite of 4 in the main lobby, only 1 ever seems to turn up. There some huge crystal chandeliers, which looked a bit dull, these would look stunning if they were cleaned up.

Posted by on 12 Jun 2012

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2 out of 5

In die jahre gekommenes nobelhotel.

Uraltes, dunkles, ehemaliges nobelhotel. Wie ein geisterschloss. Zimmer sind sehr klein aber sauber. Vorteil: starbucks gleich im hotel integriert.

Posted by , from schweiz on 23 Jul 2017

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3 out of 5

Sejour sympa mais sans plus

Le wifi ne fonctionne pas Le prix du parking est surfait Chambre sympa Hotel bien situé

Posted by on 4 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 May 2017 by Kevin

Good day Anonymous, Thank you for your comments Kevin V/DOO

2 out of 5

you get what you pay

the internet is a nightmare! For somebody traveling a working wifi is essential. I always had to go to the lobby to use internet which is very inconvenient. The rooms are quite dirty. The sink has not been washed once during my 4 night stay! It was rather dirty. the location is amazing if you don't mind some bums (which I don't mind!). I would not stay again. There are a lot nicer places in San Fran!

Posted by on 12 May 2014

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5 out of 5

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Posted by on 1 Jan 2014

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. Event space at this hotel measures 17000 square feet (1579 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Whitcomb. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 459 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 17000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1579 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1910
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • 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 Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Market St & 8th St Stop (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Whitcomb offers 459 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and fridges can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to noon.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • No gap period between guests' stays

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 centre 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, and USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 for children (approximately)
  • 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
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

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.
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