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Hotel Whitcomb

  • 1231 Market St. Map It
  • Civic Center
  • Grande Dame


  • 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

Updated 03/15/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Hotel Information


1231 Market St., San Francisco, California, 94103, United States

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415-626–8000; 800-227–4747

Hotel Details:

  • 447 rooms, 13 suites
  • No meals

Updated 03/15/2013

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