San Francisco Hotels



Hotel Whitcomb


At a Glance


  • good location
  • rich architectural and historic legacy
  • opulent lobby
  • airport shuttle
  • free Wi-Fi


  • difficult to find street parking
  • area can be dodgy at night
  • rooms are not as flashy as the lobby

Hotel Whitcomb Review

Built in 1910, this historic hotel was the temporary seat of city government from 1912 to 1915 before becoming a hotel in 1916, and that grand history is reflected in the public spaces: The expansive, well-appointed lobby boasts marble balustrades and columns, carved wooden ceilings, rare Janesero paneling, Austrian crystal chandeliers, Tiffany stained glass, and a ballroom with one of the largest parquet dance floors in the city. Broad halls lead to spacious, constantly refurbished rooms with flat-screen TVs, baths, and new carpeting. Northeast corner suites offer views of Market Street and the gold-encrusted dome of City Hall. Stroll out the front door to find the Civic Center Muni and BART stations and the main public library; the Asian Art Museum, Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and Westfield Centre are close by.

    Hotel Details

  • 447 rooms, 13 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 03-15-2013

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