W San Francisco

181 3rd St., San Francisco, California, 94103, USA

At this epitome of cool urban chic, compact and colorful guest rooms come with such homey comforts as upholstered window seats, comfy pillow-top mattresses, and goose-down comforters and pillows; sleek baths sport green-glass countertops and shiny steel sinks. The place is infused with hip energy, owing some of its cachet to the next-door San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: techno-pop pulses in the lobby, bar, and Trace Restaurant, where the massive jellyfish-like chandelier is a destination in itself. The glass-roof pool and hot-tub area, next to Bliss Spa, closes only from 1 am to 4 am, and the Whatever/Whenever concierge desk in the lobby operates 24/7. Upper floors boast excellent views of SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Bay Bridge. Business guests predominate during the week, but on weekends the hotel attracts families with kids, and pets are always welcome. The accommodating staff will help parents arrange for babysitting and will take your pup for a walk. Fragrances waft throughout the hotel and guest rooms, so sensitive noses should call ahead to request special preparations.

PROS

  • hip energy
  • sophisticated digs
  • in the heart of the cultural district

CONS

  • hotel's signature scents could pose a problem for sensitive noses. <span>181 3rd St.</span>, <span>SoMa</span>, <span>San Francisco</span>, <span>CA</span>, <span>94103</span>. <span>415/777–5300</span>. <span><a href="http://www.wsanfrancisco.com">www.wsanfrancisco.com</a></span>. <span>404 rooms, 9 suites</span>. <span>In-room: Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa, business center, parking, some pets allowed</span>

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Green, Service, Trendy, Views, Pet Friendly, Family
Sceney
Central
Clubby Atmosphere

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-777–5300

HOTEL DETAILS

404 rooms, 9 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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