Hotel Whitcomb

3.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 3 and 4 stars. 3 star - Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3944 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3.5

    Location

    Location-3.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-3.5

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Spooky but Solid

    Reviewed by netdiva(San Francisco, California) on Nov 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I've stayed at the Whitcomb quite a number of times. The lobby is spectacular and the hallways feel haunted for sure. The beds are comfortable and the rooms sizable. The ancient plaster walls are pretty soundproof and ensure a quiet night's rest. Of course, it's quite dated and the bathrooms are funky and often poorly lit. Don't expect the Ritz or even room service. You can easily walk to food and bars, and it's a quick zip into SOMA, the Castro or Downtown. I personally love the charm and funkiness of this place. Some day a big hotel chain is going to buy it and remodel which will be sad. Let's hope they have the common sense to fix up the rooms and leave the lobby alone. Fun fact: The Whitcomb was used as SF City Hall for a time after the official city hall was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-3

    Frequent user of this hotel

    Reviewed by Claudia R() on Nov 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I always stay the the Hotel Whitcomb when visiting my adult children who live in San Francisco. It's a perfect location for what I need. It's clean and safe. They have often upgraded me due to my repeat business. It is undergoing renovations and the updates will help it. I did miss the Starbucks in the lobby but they are adding another service. I did have trouble accessing their Internet.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Great location for a decent price

    Reviewed by cjj90210() on Nov 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Overal stay was good. Hotel is clean, the room was quiet check in and out times are great The staff is helpful. The elevators can be slow and the Starbucks is gone... Make sure you check your bill for eroneous charges!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-5

    Totally enjoyable

    Reviewed by Vacation30694971845() on Nov 11, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The hotel is old but charming, what we love. May not be suited to everyone if you like modern. Staff were very helpful. Thankyou Olga you were kind and supportive, just wonderful, made us feel very welcome. The area was good. As mentioned in a lot of posts there are many homeless, but we never felt unsafe, and never bothered by them. Very much keep to themselves. That is just an element of the city. Sam's Diner is great and directly across the road.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Very good value

    Reviewed by Matt The B() on Nov 11, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Great location. Definitely a small room and bathroom. But it all worked for me and the girlfriend. Not sure why other reviews talk so badly about the location. There’s a great market 2 min walk away. There’s a few homeless around. But there’s the same in front of the Hyatt or Marriott properties. The place is great and priced cheaper than anyone. Really wish they had some sort of a store on site.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-5