Hotel Whitcomb

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Overview of Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

2.5 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Map
1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBill Graham Civic Auditorium4 min walk
  • Popular LocationAsian Art Museum of San Francisco5 min walk
  • Popular LocationVan Ness Avenue5 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area

San Francisco

In the entertainment district, Hotel Whitcomb is in Downtown San Francisco, a neighborhood in San Francisco with good airport proximity. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are notable landmarks and Pier 39 is a popular area attraction. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Oracle Park or Chase Center. Sailing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Market St & 8th St Stop and Market St & Hyde St Stop are just steps away.

What's nearby

  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - 4 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 5 min walk
  • Van Ness Avenue - 5 min walk
  • San Francisco City Hall - 7 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Market St & 8th St Stop - 1 min walk
  • San Francisco Station - 3 min drive
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Market - 3 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Little Griddle - 4 min walk
  • Kagawa-Ya Udon - 4 min walk
  • The Beer Hall - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Whitcomb

Historic San Francisco hotel in Downtown San Francisco, near Moscone Convention Center
A fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, valet parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Hotel Whitcomb offers 459 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies.

Rooms are equipped with dial-up Internet access (surcharge). 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.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

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

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Dial-up Internet (surcharge)

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 66.12 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–noon: USD 5.00-30.00 for adults and USD 5.00-30.00 for children
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (17000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 11

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 4 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 50.00
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll 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
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, 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 25.0 per day

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

You need to know

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 accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
Whitcomb
Whitcomb Hotel
Whitcomb San Francisco
Whitcomb Hotel San Francisco
Whitcomb San Fransico
Hotel Whitcomb Hotel
Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
Hotel Whitcomb Hotel San Francisco

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Whitcomb pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hotel Whitcomb?

Self parking is available for a fee. Valet parking is available for USD 66.12 per night.

What time is check-in at Hotel Whitcomb?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 4 AM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 50.00 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Hotel Whitcomb?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 50.00 (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel Whitcomb located?

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this historic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Orpheum Theater, Moscone Convention Center, and Lombard Street. Pier 39 and Oracle Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Market St & 8th St Stop and Market St & Hyde St Stop are within a 2-minute walk.

Overall score and ratings

3.6

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 264 out of 999 reviews
5 - Excellent 26%
Rating 4 - Good. 346 out of 999 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 211 out of 999 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 100 out of 999 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 78 out of 999 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

3.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The hotel is a bit old. It's great if you're looking to stay in a property with a historical aspect. Check-in was troubling. I don't recall on the Hotel's description here on Expedia or on their own website that the deposit was $400 up front. I stayed for 6 days so that should have been around $170. The room I stayed in was okay. The bathroom was small and the furniture was peeling. How you watch TV in the room was a little new which was appealing. You use a Chromecast and then just link your favorite streaming services to it. However, the chromecast kept cutting out. The room service was also not always available. I was told that they stopped at 4pm. However, I would leave in the morning to go sight-seeing and my room would not be cleaned at all. The bar in the lobby was lovely, however the food area where you can buy breakfast and lunch was often unattended. I had an okay stay but I felt that given how old and expensive the hotel was the service could have been a lot better. It was disappointing.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only highlight of this hotel is a man named James. Everything else was crap. Other staff were very dismissive. The room had peeling wall paper. Everything is dark, old and dingy. Neighborhood is sketchy as well.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel good location!
Lovely hotel, good location just off tram lines. Fair sized rooms and good value for money. Great breakfast counter in the lobby
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Refused to refund my stay even though I was unable to travel due to corona virus. This rating applies to both Expedia and The Hotel Whitcomb. Both of these companies had the choice to do the right thing, neither did. Not only will I never use Expedia or this hotel again, I will make it my mission to dissuade others from doing so. I hope both of these disgusting profiteering companies cease to operate ASAFP.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was nice inside with beautiful wood carved
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
The rooms look much larger in the pictures, it was challenging move past the overly large chair. The lobby was clean, most staff were inviting. There was however one night staff the called my partner an impolite name to say the very least which made her very uncomfortable and upset. I also just checked my credit card and there is a $60 charge from the hotel eventhough we left the room in ok condition (trash in trash cans, all dirty laundry in a pile) I will not be staying at this hotel again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
It's old but sheets and towels were crispy clean as were facilities.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020