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Hotel Description

3.5-star historic hotel near Lombard Street

Heart of San Francisco

A stay at this Downtown San Francisco hotel places you steps from Orpheum Theater and a 5-minute walk from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Van Ness Avenue and Civic Center Plaza are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a gym and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 11 conference rooms, business center, and valet parking. A coffee shop, a snack bar/deli, and express check-in are also on offer.

LCD TVs

The 459 guestrooms offer LCD TVs with cable channels, along with premium bedding and hair dryers. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 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

Standard Room, 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 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Whitcomb

Everyone (25) Couples (6) Family (9)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 7, 2020

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3 out of 5
outdated and some things broken. plus we called beforehand asking for service and incidental fees and wasn’t told about 100$ a night fee until the hotel after we already asked

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020

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4 out of 5
There was an issue with parking for the first night and we had to park in the garage across the street, but it wasn’t much stress or problem. The hotel is stunning and the rooms are spacious and very clean.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

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5 out of 5
Lovely lobby and rooms. Bathroom could use an update, but very clean and worked fine. Staff are all so helpful and friendly! They work very hard to help with any guests needs. The grab and go counter food was great every time and so were the lattes.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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5 out of 5
The location was great and service helped me with late check in

Posted by , from San Francisco on Feb 8, 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020

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4 out of 5
We have stayed at this hotel 4 times in the last year and each stay has only gotten better. They have upgraded their lobby to include a small bar, coffee and eatery to replace the Starbucks next door, interesting over-sized games and tables with candles - unfortunately the large restaurant is gone... a shame, we loved the food! The rooms are neat and well appointed. We adore the vintage style of the Whitcomb, the abundance of mirrored wood walls and stylized furniture and look. There is a great breakfast/lunch place across the street (it gets busy!!) so make reservations. I was told they will be starting renovations to introduce themed rooms... interesting?!

Posted by , from Santa Clara on Dec 30, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 22, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from May 1 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

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 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. 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
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • 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 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.

  • 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
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • 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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • 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
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

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.

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, 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

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

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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.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.