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6.8Good

257 reviews

257 reviews

Location 7.3
Room comfort and quality 7.2
Service 7.0
Cleanliness 6.9
Value for money 6.7
Facilities 6.0
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7.3Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
San Francisco Main Library
100 m
Orpheum Theatre
110 m
Heart of the City Farmers' Market
110 m
Pioneer's Monument
160 m
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
180 m
Popular landmarks
Chinatown
2.0 km
Oracle Park
2.1 km
Lombard Street
2.7 km
Ferry Building Marketplace
2.7 km
Fisherman's Wharf
3.3 km
Closest landmarks
Federal Building
280 m
Kunst Stoff
330 m
New Conservatory Theater
360 m
General Bead
360 m
Harvest Urban Market
380 m

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94103 - See map

Conveniently situated in the San Francisco Downtown part of San Francisco (CA), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

210 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Fitness center

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in San Francisco (CA) every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.7
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport17.8 km

Rooms available at Hotel Whitcomb

Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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City View Suite king bed
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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2 Double City View
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Landmark Room City View
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Hotel Whitcomb have a fitness center?

    Hotel Whitcomb features 24-hour fitness center that is ideally situated at the tip of your finger, making it possible for you to get your daily training in at any hour of the day so you can spend your vacation the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

    Does Hotel Whitcomb feature an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

    At Hotel Whitcomb, visitors can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your benefit and safety.

    Are there ATM on-site at Hotel Whitcomb?

    Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Hotel Whitcomb include an on-site ATM, providing customers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your holiday vacation.

    What public parks are within range of Hotel Whitcomb?

    While lodging at Hotel Whitcomb, indulge in your morning or evening walk at nearby park which include McCoppin Hub, Page & Laguna Mini Park, and Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park.

    When was Hotel Whitcomb built?

    Hotel Whitcomb was built in 1916.

    In which languages can Hotel Whitcomb's employees communicate?

    Hotel Whitcomb can speak a total of 10 languages and supports widely used languages such as English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese for international guests, ensuring all travelers are well accommodated with all their needs in their preferred choice of languages when communicating. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what other languages this property supports.

    What do verified guests like most about Hotel Whitcomb?

    Verified guests that stayed at Hotel Whitcomb have given this property a rating of 7.281 for its exceptional location as the primary highlight for their stay.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Hotel Whitcomb's Wi-Fi?

    100.0% of our past customer testimonials have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Hotel Whitcomb down in the review section.

    What is the closest airport to Hotel Whitcomb?

    The closest airport to Hotel Whitcomb is Stockton Metropolitan Airport, 103.0 km away.

    What people love about Hotel Whitcomb

    • 7.2

      Very good

      "The mattress is particularly comfortable."

      Wei

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      February 22, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 496 San Francisco (CA) properties
    Room comfort score
    7.2/10
    Room size
    30 sqm.
    Location score
    7.3/10
    Service score
    7/10
    Better than
    92
    %
    of San Francisco (CA) properties
    Bigger than
    81
    %
    of San Francisco (CA) properties
    Better than
    72
    %
    of San Francisco (CA) properties
    Better than
    72
    %
    of San Francisco (CA) properties
    More about Hotel Whitcomb

    More about Hotel Whitcomb

    Well-positioned in San Francisco Downtown, Hotel Whitcomb is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in San Francisco (CA). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to San Francisco Main Library, Heart of the City Farmers' Market, Pioneer's Monument give to this hotel a special charm.

    Hotel Whitcomb offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

    All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hotel Whitcomb.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Review score
    Facilities

    6

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    12 mentions

    Internet

    4 mentions

    Car Park

    1 mention

    Taxi

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Chinese [Cantonese]
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Filipino
    • French
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Fitness center
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Face coverings on staff
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Coffee shop
    • Vending machine
    Services and conveniences
    • Cash withdrawal
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Convenience store
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Xerox/fax in business center
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Access
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Valet parking

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • American

    Location

    1231 Market Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94103
    Very good
    Location

    7.3

    Airports
    • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
      17.8 km
    • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
      19.2 km
    Public transportation
    • Civic Center Subway Station
      230 m
    • Powell Street Subway Station
      920 m
    Hospital or clinic
    • Bella Smile
      680 m
    Shopping
    • Ghirardelli Square
      3.1 km
    Convenience store
    • On-site
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM on-site

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Chinatown
      2.0 km
    • Oracle Park
      2.1 km
    • Lombard Street
      2.7 km
    • Ferry Building Marketplace
      2.7 km
    • Fisherman's Wharf
      3.3 km
    • Pier 39
      3.4 km
    • Twin Peaks
      3.9 km
    • Golden Gate Park
      4.3 km
    • Alcatraz Island
      5.4 km
    • Golden Gate Bridge
      7.2 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • San Francisco Main Library
      100 m
    • Orpheum Theatre
      110 m
    • Heart of the City Farmers' Market
      110 m
    • Pioneer's Monument
      160 m
    • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
      180 m
    • Asian Art Museum
      220 m
    • Civic Center Subway Station
      230 m
    • United Nations Plaza
      230 m
    • Civic Center
      240 m
    • The Market
      250 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 2-17 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
    Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
    Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
    Others
    • When booking for 9 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    • The same credit card used to reserve the room must be present at the time of check-in along with a matching, valid government issued identification.
    • The property requires a refundable security deposit of USD 100 per night upon check-in.
    • This is a strictly non-smoking property. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
    • Car parking is available at an additional charge. Parking is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    Getting around
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)14
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 USD
    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 460
    • Year property opened1916
    Parking
    • Daily parking fee35 USD

    Reviews of Hotel Whitcomb from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Location7.3
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service7.0
    Cleanliness6.9
    Value for money6.7
    Facilities6.0
    High score for San Francisco (CA)
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (9)
    8-9 Excellent (23)
    7-8 Very Good (42)
    6-7 Good (30)
    <6 Below Expectation (46)

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Tara from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    A beautiful hotel with attentive staff”

    Ideally located for the LGBTQIA+/Leather/kink traveller, the Hotel Whitcomb is directly opposite Sam’s Diner, has a BART station just steps away, a leisurely half hour stroll to the Castro, and only a few blocks from Mr S Leather and Wicked Grounds. The room was clean and well presented, with beautifully comfortable beds. Some reviews have talked about street noise and safety - I heard none of the former, and though the number of homeless people is shocking, this seems like a significant issue city-wide. I did not feel unsafe walking alone, late at night, along Market St to the hotel. I anticipate returning to Hotel Whitcomb on my next visit to San Francisco.

    Reviewed April 23, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Dennis from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Perfectly acceptable hotel with good value in an excellent location”

    This hotel has seen its better days but it is a perfectly reasonable place to stay, at the hub of the City. My room was quiet. The bed was okay. The shower was excellent. The overall cleanliness of the room was good (although the hallways could have certainly used a bit more TLC. For the price it was perfectly fine, the hotel rates in San Francisco have gotten crazy. I saw one hotel offering a "special price" of $1,000/night. Are you kidding me?? Another thing to keep in mind is that SF has an awful homeless problem (you can see why!) and the number of visible homeless people seems to grow during each visit to the City. It is very sad to see. I sure hope they come up with some solution to this sad situation.

    Reviewed December 09, 2017
    7.7
    Very good
    Christine from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2010

    Can be Great - but Research Before You Go ...”

    Good location for public transport, local food, historic architecture/decor

    The Whitcomb is a great option if it suits your needs, but can be disappointing if you have unrealistic expectations. It's a large, old hotel and despite the gorgeous Edwardian era architecture and decor in the common areas, the non-suite guest rooms are a bit spartan. The location is dodgy at best - not outright dangerous, but if you're going to walk around in the vicinity of the hotel be prepared for lots of requests for money, attention, etc. and the occasional bout of screaming. On the other hand, the entrance for BART/MUNI rapid transit is a few steps from the front door of the hotel - use the 8th/Market exit and you can literally see the hotel sign as you come up the elevator. There are bars, restaurants (cross Market Street and walk up Larkin for some good Vietnamese and Thai options) and convenience stores close by and open late. The on-site restautant, while a bit formal-looking from the outside, proved to be a great place for a solo dinner at the bar. For history buffs - do explore the mini museum on the Mezzanine level, devoted to the history of the hotel - which was apparently very glamourous during the 1916-1929 period, after serving temporarily as San Francisco's City Hall in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake.

    Reviewed March 27, 2011
    7.6
    Very good
    Kuang-Hsiang from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    frequent traveler”

    very good locaion near city hall and hence and use BART system to/from SFO airport. also not far from downtown and China town. aged hotel and hence facility is not that modern but acceptable. may met with interesting people but it is San Francisco so I totally accept it! feel safe to stay in this hotel from my view. super market or shopping stores are not far away.

    Reviewed August 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melissa from Afghanistan
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

    The Whitcomb is amazing!! ”

    -location -friendly service -bargain -awesome house keeping -super clean rooms -has it's own bar -comfortable beds
    -there's no fridge/microwave -Parking is 30 dollars (per day)

    First off, the Whitcomb is an absolutely amazing Hotel!! I'd say, it's one of SF's best kept secrets!! It practically has everything you need to make your trip that much more awesome. All of the workers are super friendly and helpful for that matter. It's located in the middle of everything. You can walk to Union Square and Cab it to the Wharf for less than 10 dollars. A bargain for sure!! Not to mention, it's very own bar.... Enjoy this gem!

    Reviewed May 20, 2010
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