Ratings based on 3,609 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
74% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from indiana

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Hotel is at the corner of Market and 8th. The only thing I hated was the kind of crowd that got attracted around Market and 6th and market and 8th. I felt unsafe walking that stretch after 7 pm with family. We used muni (2 dollars / person) to bypass that area after first 2 nights.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Anchorage, Ak

A couple blocks away from safety.

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Pros: Clean rooms
Cons: renovate more than just the lobby, clean up the outside
Location: the farmers market was glorious, shoppping was close
The Hotel Whitcomb was a decent place to stay. It's fairly close to a lot of good shopping and right on the bart station which was convenient. The rooms are quaint to say the least. Very small but clean. The hotel overall is in need of renovation. The biggest problem is that is is just too far down market street. In order to get to shopping and a better area you have to walk through three uncomfortably seedy blocks. My wife and I were followed up to the doors by some vagrant twice in the week that we stayed there. As nice as the hotel was inside, stepping outside the doors was a little too scary for my taste.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Bathroom is too small and primitive. Wifi is weak and net is very slow. Room door is old and does not close well unless you pull it. Safe boxes are few and not available
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Honolulu

Might be overrated

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Pros: Staff was very accommodating and friendly.
Cons: Water pressure, sound proofing, HVAC system, lighting.
Location: Was in San Francisco to work. Didn't do much else but did notice it's a little risky to walk around at night.
Paid for a room with double beds but none available when checking in. Ended up being placed in a suite at the end of the hall. Noise (external and from adjacent room) was excessive. Water pressure very low. Lighting too dim. AC unit was noisy. One positive: Staff was very accommodating and friendly.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Close to BART and business district

Posted Aug 21, 2014
Pros: Architecture and atmosphere
Cons: Improve night front desk staff attitude
Night check in staff acted arrogant when presented with a debit card rather than credit card despite the fact that the stay was prepaid. The room wasn't cleaned during the stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fresno, Ca

Close to union square

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Trolly F was never on time to get us back to hotel or not running at all
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Vancouver BC

So So...

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Cons: Internet connection. Renovation.
Location: A little bit down on the market street.
Expecting more for the price I got. Looks like very old hotel. Sharped. The main problem is Internet connection. On 7th floor it's very poor. Unstable. Hotel staff can only reset the router which is not really helping. Helped few times but I have to call two times to fix the issue. I gave up at the end.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Unfortunately nothing special about this hotel. Front desk manager could care less.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Central California

The Negative Side of Historic Hotels

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Location was convenient for my needs. Valet parking was pretty efficient for what they had to work with. Linens on the bed were nice.
Cons: Up date the bathroom in room 799.
Location: N/A
I love staying in historic hostels....when the bathrooms have been updated of course. The one in my room had not. It was one step better than having to walk down the hall. I can't remember when I have paid so much for so little. Live and learn.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

OK hotel close to BART and MUNI

Posted Aug 17, 2014
Pros: Its location close to Civic Center. Easy weak down Market to the shopping areas and waterfront.
Cons: Better wifi, the signal kept dropping out. Coffee in the room- only hotel in 7 weeks with no coffee machine in the room.
Location: Civic Center and Market Street. Lots of transportation options, bus, street car, train outside the door. Starbucks off the lobby. Safeway 12 blocks
4 Night visit to San Francisco and selected Hotel Whitcombe for its proximity to the BART train connection to/from SFO. BART makes an easy and painless connection to the Civic Center Station where MUNI is also available for travel around SF. Puurchesded a 7 Day visitor Passport Nad surpirsed to have to pay $3 for the a clipper Card on top of the 7 Day cost - the one off card fee was nt mentioned on the MUNIwebsite, well we didn't see it, but still good value. riding the bridge by bike is a good experience, go early to avoid some of the crowds! Likewise if intending to ride the cable car, an early start is suggested or face a long wait in the queue.