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

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Hotel Description

3.5-star historic hotel near San Francisco City Hall

City center stay

With a stay at this Downtown San Francisco hotel, you'll be steps from Orpheum Theater and San Francisco Public Library.

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 Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$93 per night

Standard, One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior, One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Whitcomb ratings based on 196 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 (64) Business (3) Family (2)
2 out of 5
The property doesn't look anything like the images that are online. The rooms are very small not the "luxury" it shows. When we arrived we were hit with a $36.00 resort fee? RESORT? There was nothing resort like. That fee should be included when you buy the packages online. Also parking is $52.00 a night, if I'm staying at your hotel there that should be included. I ended up paying another $260.00 on top of what I already paid. The hotel overall was not impressive and dirty.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

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3 out of 5
Positives: Great location (right next to BART station), courteous and friendly staff, coffee shop in the lobby (Starbucks). Negatives: Electric outlets in the room were completely worn—will not hold male plugs without physical supports, low light, tiny bathroom (sitting on the toilet, the sink is an inch from your face), elevators are super small—you will have to wait for another cab a few times (6-8 people with no bags was “full.” Try the next one.) Of note: Views in pictures are Photoshopped, or at least exaggerated (no skyline on 5th floor due to surrounding buildings.) I didn’t have time to visit their Bar and Restaurant, so I couldn’t say. Visible damage to furniture and walls in the room. Overall: Great for a 1-day stay, due to location. Room was disappointing—especially the electricity concern (unable to charge my phone for GPS). Would recommend for a travel day, wouldn’t recommend for a longer stay than 24 hours.

Posted by , from Roseville, CA on Jan 16, 2019

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1 out of 5
Toilet didn't work in said had no Room The put us in another Room

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019

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4 out of 5
This old historic hotel has a central location at a decent value.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

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2 out of 5
The room was ok but when I went to check out they charged me a $30 resort fee. When I checked in the day before the check in person told me I didn’t have to pay it and when I checked out the next day the person said I did and wasn’t very friendly.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018

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1 out of 5
This Hotel is listed as 4.5 stars and it dose not meet for a roadside motel. the materials of the upgrade are HOME DEPOT special, not only low quality materials but also very bad workman ship. i am 5"6" I had bend my knees to wash my hair in the shower, the bathroom sink was only 24 inches wide, not to mention the homeless people that are around that area. For only $20 more a night i spent the weekend at the Marriott on the 36 floor with view of the bay.

Posted by , from Florida on Oct 29, 2018

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4 out of 5
The reviews for this hotel seem to be mostly negative. So I was prepared for the worst. I was pleasantly surprised. Yeah, there are a lot of homeless people outside. It's San Francisco in 2018. That's a thing. But it has nothing to do with the hotel. The common areas of the hotel (lobby. hallways) are old and could use a full refresh. But my room, while dated, was clean and comfortable. And that's what matters to me. Its easy to pick on old properties (the tile was old, the plumbing was dated and probably coated in lead paint). but you should be ready for that going in. If you want "brand new" and "fresh" stay somewhere more expensive. The staff was super nice, helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. Would I stay here again? Yup. I would.

Posted by , from Boston on Oct 18, 2018

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5 out of 5
We have stayed here before and will keep coming back.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Sep 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2018 by Kevin

Good day Joe, We sincerely appreciate your review, and your 5 star means the world to us. Kevin V/DOO

2 out of 5

Bad experience

Cons: Natural lighting and lighting fixtures.
Location: shady location. many homeless people around the hotel. The Market Street location seems convenient when booking online but its nuisance while loading
Very bad lighting in the hotel room. Very musty and bad smell on entering the room as if carpet was not cleaned for months. Windows left opened the next night which disturbed our sleep due to loud city noises. Window location did not allow any natural lighting in the room. Not kids friendly at all. Parking charges were added to the invoice even when we didn't have car parked in the hotel parking.

Posted by , from New York on Sep 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 14, 2018 by Kevin

We sincerely apologize your stay was not as enjoyable as even we would like, we trust that when you informed the staff the error was removed, we thank you for your comments. Kevin V/DOO

5 out of 5
EXCELLENT! Just steps away from the subway..... Great location.... They try to accommodate the best they can... Great Hotel.. Will Definitely book again.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2018 by Kevin

Hello Dave, We appreciate your comments and thank you for your 5 star review, it means the world to us. Kevin V/DOO

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.)
  • 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Jogging, cycling, and rollerblading are popular along the Embarcadero, 1.5 miles away.

The hotel is a mile from Yerba Buena Gardens, which includes a historic carousel, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and children's play area.

Four miles away, the Presidio Golf Course is a public 18-hole course deep inside the city's verdant park near the Golden Gate Bridge. Golden Gate Park has walking and running trails, a playground, gardens, and tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • 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


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee (January - December): USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

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.

  • 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.