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"EXCELLENT! Just steps away from the subway..... Great location.... They try to accommodate the best they can... Great Hotel.. Will Definitely book ag ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 01 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star historic hotel near Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

City center stay

A stay at this Downtown San Francisco hotel places you steps from Orpheum Theater and a 5-minute walk from Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Louise Davies Symphony Hall and San Francisco City Hall are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

A 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the express check-in, express check-out, and conference space. A coffee shop, a computer station, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 460 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include premium bedding, hair dryers, and safes.

Standard, One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$98 per night

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full 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 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double 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 209 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 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 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Whitcomb

Everyone (70) Couples (3) Business (3) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
I can't complain. All I wanted was a good night's sleep and I got that. But the place was very small and cramped. Otherwise fine.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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3 out of 5
We were happy that our room had A/C. It was unusually hot for SF and that was nice. However when we arrived there was no place to park, no signs or person to tell us the Valet was behind the building. I had to get out of the car and ask someone in the hotel where the valet was. Once someone told us, we waited for the valet to show up- Went into the hotel to check in and it seemed that their system was quite slow. It was hot in the lobby so people were getting annoyed. It just was not an enjoyable check in! The hotel room was small but everything was clean. No counter space or table in the bathroom so there was no space to set things down, and the toilet with very old plumbing was on a step! Bed was comfortable so I guess I would say the stay was good and bad. Location was perfect dor seeing a show at the Orpheum.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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4 out of 5
We loved how the hotel looked & it’s history, the little things- glass door knob, mirror elevators, chandeliers. Not enough outlets to charge phones. They were working on the property which woke us from sleep. Loved it’s close to walking distance to arenas & good restaurants & the Bart!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019

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4 out of 5
Old hotel. Reasonably priced in an expensive area of town. Pretty much no amenities. There is a starbucks in the lobby and nothing else but hotel rooms. Nice staff. Extremely slow elevators

Posted by on May 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2019 by Torrance

Dear Traveler. Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay and I’m looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.

3 out of 5

Posted by on May 23, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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3 out of 5
They were very slow at Check In. Having read the reviews, we pretty much knew what to expect and what not to expect. We choose this Hotel because it was close to the Orpheum Theatre where we were seeing Hamilton. Turns out it was just across the street.The rooms were very dimly lite and it did take a long time to charge cell phones. The room was small but clean and I'm glad that we decided to have two rooms instead of sharing one with 4 people. They did give us a connecting room so that made it convenient. It served the purpose but unless I am going to the Orpheum Theatre I would not stay here again.

Posted by on May 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 22, 2019 by Torrance

Dear Guest. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us.

3 out of 5
Beautiful hotel. Love the architecture and history. However, those beds are so uncomfortable! Was not able to sleep. Rather spend a little more to get a good night sleep after a long day of walking.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 23, 2019 by Torrance Gardner, Director of Operations

Dear ______, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding this issue. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We will share your message appropriately within the organization.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Event space at this hotel measures 6,300 square feet (1 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Whitcomb. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Parking is available for a fee. This Victorian San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 460 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 6,300 sq ft of conference space
  • 1 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1910
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • 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
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Whitcomb offers 460 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 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
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • 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 25.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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. 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 are 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.

  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 25.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

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

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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
*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.