4.5 out of 5

"I've always liked the w, very comfortable, nice staff " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 31 Dec 2015

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Hotel Description

W San Francisco puts you in the heart of San Francisco, within steps of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.

All 404 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy MP3 docks, WiFi, and wired Internet. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Pillow menus, down comforters, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering at BLISS can include body wraps and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. Business travelers can take advantage of 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Downtown San Francisco hotel, you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Yerba Buena Gardens.

Fabulous Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$232 per night

Fantastic Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Wonderful Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Spectacular Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cool Corner Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Spectacular Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

W San Francisco ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great hotel, centrally located

I've always liked the w, very comfortable, nice staff

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Unique, In a great part of the city

Pros: The staff, The cleanliness of the room, and the location
Cons: Of course I would like for the price to be lowered, but then would you get that kind of quality
Location: Location is centralized easy access to several stores and restaurants like Starbucks, CVS, Walgreens, Retail shopping
Everyone at the hotel was very friendly from the moment I got out of the car. The views from my room were beautiful. The hotel is close to several restaurants, and coffee shops and retail stores. I was able to catch the trolley that was only a few block away. My daughter was getting engaged, and she did not know I was in town they helped my future son in law with several things that helped make her experience much better. I would definitely stay there the next time I visit.

Posted by , from Houston on Oct 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

chic stay in SOMA

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
i really liked the W san francisco. the room was nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable. the bathroom was great, not huge, but certainly not tiny like most hotel bathrooms. great body products by 'bliss.' i only wish i could have gotten a few more. i really appreciated the ride to fisherman's wharf in the acura SUV. the gym is also a bonus amenity. i forgot my swim suit which sucked because they had a pool as well. the area is super loud and busy with traffic and construction, but in the room it was peaceful. good location overall: walking distance to union square and the embarcadero. i would stay here again if i found a good rate.

Posted by , from Fresno, CA, USA on May 9, 2012

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5 out of 5

Central to a lot of San Francisco events.

Cons: No free Internet
The hotel prides itself on being a magnet for San Francisco night life. This just adds to the appeal when you get to your quiet, stylish, comfortable room.

Posted by , from Milwaukee, WI on Jun 25, 2011

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4 out of 5

Overall stay was positive

Pros: Close restaurants
Overall I enjoyed both the location and ammenities of the W hotel. It was a clean, comfortable environment and located in a spot with easy access to key SF areas. The room itself was clean and comfortable, however nothing spectacular. I did really like the Bliss spa and the XYZ bar though. I felt both of those were attractions that helped make the stay at the W both convenient and enjoyable.

Posted by , from Arizona on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Party in the lobby...

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
We were out for a weekend get away for shopping and more shopping the hotel was really great... There was a small mix up with reservations but they were quick to fix it for us and gave us room upgrade for the night which was really nice... If you are looking for a good hotel near the At&t park this is a good one... At night they play all kinds of music to dance to or just hang out with friends and have a drink...

Posted by , from Baldwin Park, CA on Mar 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

A soothing, tranquil experience

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
The stay at the W was excellent. As always , when i travel i choose to stay at the W hotel. I am never dissapointed in the customer service, care, room service, restaraunts, lounge, bar, gym, and spa. I always recommend the W hotel in any city. I don't have one complaint for the W in San Francisco.

Posted by , from dallas on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great stay, great atmosphere

Pros: Close restaurants, spa and exercise facility outstanding, claim of spectacular view from room is valid, extremely convenient to moscone conv
Cons: No free Internet
Rooms rated for great view are accurately described. Request floors higher than 15. The view facing West (towards Moscone) was exceptional. I will try North, South, and East views on future visits.

Posted by , from Ohio on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Super Swanktastic

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
What a wonderful hotel. From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed. At check-in there was wonderful cucumber-strawberry water waiting for us (much needed after a brisk walk from the BART). Everyone was very accommodating. Walking distance to the BART as well as many other DTSF attractions. Highly recommended.

Posted by , from los angeles, ca on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Incredible deal for such a wonderful hotel

Other than being given an occupied room (may not have been cleaned from a late departure) at check-in, this place was one of the best places I have ever stayed. It is very convenient if you have to be at the Moscone Center because the Hotel is right across the street from both entrances. The room is quite contemporary with an Asian theme. The service was top-notch. I relied on the concierge several times and they were very helpful. Wonderful flat screen TV w/ DVD player. I would have been more pleased for Internet access at no cost, especially since the four times I needed access incurred three charges since they were on separate days. Other than the check-in problem, the only other issue was upon check-out - I was charged for something in the honor-bar but I didn't use anything from there. This was an excellent value for my stay.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009

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Property Features

W San Francisco offers its guests a full-service spa and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A business center and meeting rooms are available. There are 6 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly W San Francisco also features spa services, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 404 guestrooms or units
  • 31 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Built in 1999
  • Dining venue
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.6 km / 14.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Montgomery St. Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

W San Francisco offers 404 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

W San Francisco has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center with changing rooms and showers, free weights, and weight machines. Cardio equipment includes stair machines, exercise bikes, treadmills, and cross trainers, most of which come equipped with personal televisions. The W hotel is located across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens, home to a children's playground, an ice-skating rink, and a bowling alley. The public-play Presidio Golf Course is located four miles from the hotel in Presidio State Park, and Lincoln Park Golf Course, which affords views of the Golden Gate Bridge, is five miles away. The Embarcadero waterfront walkway, one mile from the hotel, has a paved pathway for running, walking, and cycling. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


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 15 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 14.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 63.84 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • San Francisco W Hotel
  • W Hotel San Francisco
  • W San Francisco
  • w Hotels San Francisco
  • w San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
  • W San Francisco Hotel
  • Hotel W San Francisco

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).