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Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel and Bar
SoMa, San Francisco
  • Sharareh D.
    "comfortable guestrooms"(9 Tips)
    Kelly J.
    "Beautiful hotel, but a lot of junkies around the area."(2 Tips)
    Ronnie S.
    "Wifi: username:Bookdirect password: Save"(2 Tips)
    "Very good location; its kind of old but very clean."(3 Tips)
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  • Richard S.
    Richard SpragueAugust 11
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi can be iffey. Rooms are old, so you won't find power outlets in convenient places, such as near the bed.
  • Roberto C.
    Remember to bring ear plugs. Rooms are really noisy
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BMay 13
    Honestly straight out of The Shining. Always a line at registration. Rooms are tiny, beds are collapsing on themselves, & the bathrooms are minuscule. For the price it is a place to briefly rest.
  • Gia R.
    historic hotel. Great central location on market with free private parking. 120 for a room.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    Very good location; its kind of old but very clean. We had no problems.
  • A S.
    A SMay 30, 2016
    Tiny but comfortable rooms. Wish the bathrooms were bigger!!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NearMay 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pro: Beautiful hotel. Check out the historical info available in the rooms. Con: Staff is not really interested in helping. Wifi is a joke.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesFebruary 27, 2016
    The hotel Whitcomb will do in a pinch but it's expensive for how dingy the exterior is. Bar always has stale beer on tap.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongOctober 13, 2015
    Props for featuring Starbucks in the lobby level and a nice spot for a hotel in the Civic Center area
  • SityGrl ✈.
    Historic hotel. Older rooms...won't be back.
  • Jack E.
    Jack EtheringtonAugust 19, 2015
    Special rate of $129 for a small double room only available to book online
  • Bob B.
    Bob BurnhamJune 19, 2015
    Central to everything and right next to the trolley!
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DalzellJune 18, 2015
    The bathrooms were like bathrooms at a gas station or public attraction. Not those you'd expect to find at a historic SF hotel. Gross. Really.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeeMay 18, 2015
    Bed bugs were found here more than 20 cases. See for the detail.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 9, 2015
    Historic hotel, small and dark rooms, but beds are really comfy!
  • Carol C.
    Carol CamposFebruary 21, 2015
    Dark hallways and There are no lights in the room just the bed lamp and another lamp by the desk.
  • Genessis
    GenessisFebruary 9, 2015
    Hotel is a blast from the past. Lots of historical value. I wish it was on a better block....
  • Christian L.
    Christian LopezJanuary 25, 2015
    $35 a night for parking that first of all, they don't guarantee, second they make you park your own car, and third of all takes 35 mins to get your car, never comíng back here again
  • Kanok C.
    Kanok ChantrasmiJuly 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For your peace of mind, avoid Market st. side rooms. Lots of noise from trolley, emergency vehicle, cleaning car and night road work. Closing the window doesn't help much.
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny DorseyJune 26, 2014
    Pretty hotel, but not a great place to stay. Incredibly noisy and no room service.
  • John C.
    John ClausJune 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The wifi is unbearably slow, but the rooms are quite nice.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa Tilley-NewmanJune 2, 2014
    Not impressed. Don't like the area, 80s air conditioner in room, long freaky hallways. Bad wifi... I feel like I've been transported back to 1979.
  • Alisha H.
    Alisha HubbellMay 18, 2014
    The most comfortable pillows in the world!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarburgerFebruary 21, 2014
    Really not a bad hotel for the price if you just need a bed. It's creepy but vintage. Wifi sucks. Bar is old school. Location questionable.
  • Lorena G.
    Lorena GodoyJanuary 7, 2014
    Nice hotel but lots of junkies on the steet all day long !!!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BDecember 12, 2013
    This hotel is terrible. Staff is the slowest, bathrooms are impractical, in-room guest service book hasn't been updated in years(evidence: no room service since '09). Stale hallways &sketchy activity.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SpagnoliNovember 8, 2013
    They must've decided to make this hotel as scary as possible. They put mirrors at the end of hallways. Actually a good deal though. Would stay again.
  • Shawn R G.
    Shawn R GibbonsOctober 18, 2013
    Hotel is old and not in a great location. Rooms are small and the power outlets are useless. I suggest looking around.
  • Katarína H.
    Katarína HradskaSeptember 10, 2013
    The hood is scaring me though; would nit stay here again...
  • Thiago M.
    Thiago MontenegroSeptember 4, 2013
    Civic Center station, B1 exit and you'll be in front of the hotel. Nice diner just across the street.
  • Pedro V.
    Pedro VazAugust 18, 2013
    Old decadent hotel. It might have been a great hotel back in the 40's... Area is full of junkies but it's harmless as far as we saw. Great location in the town. Can get anywhere in 15 min. Good price!
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KongAugust 7, 2013
    The lifts are extremely slow
  • James S.
    James StewartAugust 6, 2013
    I had trouble sleeping cause of all the noise, my door looked like it had previously been forced & there was no pressure in the shower. It's an attractive building but I wouldn't stay here again.
  • Anca A.
    Anca AlbuJuly 21, 2013
    Room is nice, bed is comfy, hotel looks cool if you're into 1930's type of things, i like it. However, the people at reception are rude, terrible slow and inconsiderate. No. / This is why AirBnb wins!
  • Jan v.
    Jan van den BroekJuly 20, 2013
    Staff at front desk and info, extremely slow...
  • Brent S.
    Brent SchooleyJune 27, 2013
    Don't stay here. Incredibly old and small rooms and this is *not* the part of San Francisco you want to stay in.
  • Frederique N.
    Love historical buildings, even though hot water is slow. Starbucks inhouse. Lots of homeless people in the area. Slowest elevators on the friggin' planet though!
  • A Dog On Dogbook
    A Dog On DogbookJune 4, 2013
    Love the historic architecture and how it has been modernize
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MossApril 10, 2013
    Fitness center lacks.. Dust cakes the machines and the ellipticals are wobbly. Go eat at the restaurant instead.
  • Geoff C.
    Geoff ClayApril 9, 2013
    Closet door totally opened on its own! I guess the ghost finally came out of the closet!
  • Alan
    AlanApril 4, 2013
    The hood is a little suspect but the trolley, subway and bus lines stop right in front. They have a Farmer's Market across the street on Wed. Fri. and Sat. 7-noon...
  • Alicia
    AliciaMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get exterminated by the Dalek in the lobby.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HudsonFebruary 1, 2013
    Room is ok, bed and pillows very comfortable. Old feel to hotel but all cool. No problem stopping here.
  • Deejay B.
    Deejay BobolaiJanuary 10, 2013
    Rooms are small, no towels, very creepy vibe....
  • Ken F.
    Ken FranckJanuary 9, 2013
    Room is on the small side, but big comfortable bed. Staff is absolutely great and friendly.
  • Thales C.
    Thales CeolinJanuary 9, 2013
    Do not ask a cab for bellman. They are comissioned. Taxi drivers will try to do bad routes to revert this comission. In my case he drove us to SFO via Daly City
  • Ross I.
    Ross IngramOctober 17, 2012
    Don't jump in the elevator. It will stop and you will be stuck.
  • Ronnie S.
    Ronnie SchildersSeptember 25, 2012
    Wifi: username:Bookdirect password: Save
  • Tiessa K.
    Tiessa KalaySeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The singing doorman in the top hat is super nice as are all the staff - the bathroom is minuscule though and the lighting is horrible for makeup
  • David C.
    David CriswellSeptember 23, 2012
    Not worth the money! $220 a night and that was w/ a discount! Never again!! Tiny room, terrible bed, no views. Too bad because it's great old hotel w/ amazing potential.
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GanchorreAugust 5, 2012
    Bring your own packaging tape - they don't offer shipping & can be very stingy with the scissors
  • Bill E.
    Bill EwaldJuly 20, 2012
    Last night, historic hotel
  • Frederic J.
    Frederic JacobsJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi is a disaster. Slow ... Btw, here are the credentials. Username : Bookdirect Password : Save
  • Iri S.
    Iri SemplicementeJuly 14, 2012
    Seems to take part in Quentin's Tarantino "Four rooms", only that it's in San Francisco instead of LA. Still have not met Tim Roth, maybe he's away for summer holidays...
  • Felipe C.
    Felipe CatundaJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The WiFi range is really bad and the internet is pretty slow. You have to pay $35 for parking and $20 for refrigerator. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone, even to enemies!
    DHR.comJune 11, 2012
    Enjoy live music while indulging in sumptuous food at the piano bar The Tavern.
  • Edith S.
    Edith SchreursApril 27, 2012
    For great food go to Bossa Nova, around the corner on 139 8th Street
  • Tina G.
    Tina G.March 29, 2012
    Tiny beds. Tiny bathroom. Creepy old looking hallways. It's probably haunted. It served its purpose for ye night, but I wouldn't stay here again.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™March 25, 2012
    The 6th and 7th floors are supposedly haunted
  • Kody C.
    Kody ClemensMarch 19, 2012
    The shower curtains do not stop water from flooding the bathroom floor. Parking is $35 a day plus tax. Location isn't bad.
  • Karel J.
    Karel JarosMarch 17, 2012
    Parking is now $35 + tax which is a rip off. Otherwise the hotel is rather charming.
  • KiM
    KiMMarch 6, 2012
    One of the best hotel sleeps I've had. Comfy bed! Try filling in your "if there was one thing we could do...", great customer service!
  • Sergei
    SergeiMarch 5, 2012
    Wifi is slow! Go to the mezzanine sit on the couch and use Starbucks wifi
  • Emir E.
    Emir EminovicMarch 3, 2012
    Free wifi not available in most rooms. this hotel is really old. Would not book again
  • Rajesh R.
    Rajesh RamananFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Faded glory but a great value. Slowest front desk, elevators, and valets in the business. Lots of planning required if you are in any sort of hurry. But a solid value.
  • Roger C.
    Roger CastilloFebruary 23, 2012
    Surprisingly nice biz center
  • Brad D.
    Brad DFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The amount of crackheads that surround this hotel and in the area in general is appalling. Save your cash, stay somewhere nicer.
  • Jose P.
    Jose PalomaresJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is nice but some of the rooms are very old. And Free Wi-Fi is a scam, signal is uber-poor and speed is so slow you can barely download e-mail. Location is great though.
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FontesJanuary 23, 2012
    Get out way from here, terrible location and hotel.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HillJanuary 15, 2012
    Clean and affordable. Starbucks in hotel. Great breakfast place. The surrounding area can be a bit weird at night but it's fine if you're not by yourself!
  • Rene C.
    Rene C.January 12, 2012
    This place has got to have a few ghosts.
  • Hyejin A.
    Hyejin AhnDecember 25, 2011
    Parking rate: $35 per night.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RizkDecember 6, 2011
    The area is definitely a bit sketchy but the hotel lobby and rooms are beautiful. 12 ft ceilings. Dark wood panelling. It's like being in a '30s Hollywood movie.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NailNovember 16, 2011
    Try their bar's margarita, it's amazing.
  • Tetsuya W.
    Tetsuya WadaNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Internet connection is weigh slow. It always requires login even checking "save this computer" in when connect. Not for movie or download.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BennettNovember 6, 2011
    Handicapped rooms are large and have giant walk in showers with fold down seats
  • Bob K.
    Bob KlossnerNovember 6, 2011
    Look for the holding cells in the basement. Just be mindful of the staff.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BennettNovember 6, 2011
    Ride the elevator to the basement to check out the old jail! Please be respectful that this is a staff area.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BennettNovember 6, 2011
    Ride the elevator to the basement to see the old jail, but please be respectful of the staff and staff areas down there.
  • Jack H.
    Jack HoltOctober 26, 2011
    Take the Bart and get most anywhere quickly
  • Murray M.
    Murray McKerlieOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hopefully the fire alarm will go off in the middle of the night and you'll get to descend a rickety old external fire escape in darkness.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GordonOctober 15, 2011
    The rooms are so tiny! And the shower wouldn't drain. Area is pretty bad as well
  • joscar joseph h.
    joscar joseph herreraOctober 9, 2011
    This place is haunted.
  • Rocco P.
    Rocco PiersantiSeptember 27, 2011
    Slowest front desk and bellman I have ever experienced
  • Colin P.
    Colin Parks-FriedSeptember 24, 2011
    Run through the halls screaming "red rum"
  • Jongeon K.
    Jongeon KimSeptember 24, 2011
    If you know the movie Shining, you'll like this hotel .
  • Tom V.
    Tom VDLSeptember 18, 2011
    WiFi range is terrible and very slow
  • Wendy Karen Leong
    Wendy Karen LeongAugust 27, 2011
    Awesome historical hotel !
  • Guillaume T.
    Guillaume TalbotAugust 15, 2011
    Dirty place that stinks in every corridor. I would not recommend. The area is not great with beglars very present at every hour of the day.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MAugust 11, 2011
    Nice hotel. Here for a seminar...oh what fun! Lol
  • Gil R.
    Gil RogersMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Change hotels.
  • Stacey F.
    Stacey FentonMay 11, 2011
    Free wifi!
  • Ray M.
    Ray MarkApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful hotel and great location.
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JensenMarch 13, 2011
    Beautiful hotel, but a lot of junkies around the area. Be careful walking at night.
  • Chellie B.
    Chellie BellMarch 9, 2011
    Order the Clam Chowder!!! It's terrific!!!~~~
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine B.February 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Its a beautifully designed place but the decorator of the rooms needs to be shot, they seriously need updating
  • Sharareh D.
    Sharareh DruryJanuary 11, 2011
    Lovely vintage lobby, comfortable guestrooms, and def try a raspberry cosmo at the bar at the market street restaurant downstairs
  • Cowboy B.
    Cowboy BillDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you check I'm late and need some food, Burger King across the street is open until midnight.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RenatiNovember 28, 2010
    Stayed in a Superior King, larger room than the standard, comfy bedding and recently renovated. Worth it.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AlgiereOctober 30, 2010
    Not a terrible place. I get the appeal is the age of the establishment, but the rooms need a good update.
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sam's dine across the street is a great place for breakfast.
  • Ria N.
    Ria NdutSeptember 23, 2010
    The hotel is not bad, location is good but not sure if it's safe enough to walk at night,do not park on the street not a very safe area to park, I saw 2 car got their window busted the same night!
  • Chellie B.
    Chellie BellSeptember 13, 2010
    This Place is So Cool!!! Great Place at a Great Price!!! Went there for our honeymoon.
  • Maria Celeste G.
    Love it here. Perfect vintage elegance.
  • Warren
    WarrenAugust 7, 2010
    Parking is $28 for valet with in and out privs.
  • Chellie B.
    Chellie BellJuly 18, 2010
    Ask for a Room Close to a Router & Facing Market Street
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MarshallApril 27, 2010
    I mean... its okay? I liked the Best Western Americana better.
  • Lluvia P.
    Lluvia PoblanoOctober 31, 2016
    Es antiguo, la limpieza no es lo mejor, poco mantenimiento
  • Serj S.
    Serj SaloOctober 20, 2015
    Номера старые с запахом то от плесени, толи канализации район не благополучный. Много бомжей. Но для ценителей истории подойдёт- смотреть можно, жить нельзя
  • Wanpen S.
    Wanpen Sae YeeNovember 22, 2014
    WiFi range is terrible and very slow👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👌
  • Sam D.
    Sam DankoAugust 22, 2014
    Hotel histórico de la zona, bastante vetusto y con una señal de wifi de las de perder la paciencia.
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine BardonAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Personnel détestable (sauf celui de nuit), ambiance glauque et lenteur à l'accueil.
  • Jiang L.
    Jiang LiuJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Fernando Ferezini T.
    Tem cara de hotel fantasma.
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