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W San Francisco

181 3rd St (at Howard St.), San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • "... nice hotel, love the Bliss spa products." (3 tips)
  • "Try the chilaquiles at trace! Best I've had." (4 tips)
  • "Park at Moscone Ctr garage (on 3rd) and save about $15 off..." (2 tips)
  • Bravo

    Probably my favorite hotel bar in the city. The bar tops alternate in different colors. They have an extended and adventurous cocktail list with lots of original martinis to choose from. Plays lounge

    Bravo · January 27, 2010
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST HOTEL

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
  • Joi I.

    Walked through the lobby without stepping on drunk people or puke...

    Joi I. · March 8, 2009
  • David T.

    Rub the budda's belly in your room and make a wish.

    David T. · December 20, 2010
  • Loic L.

    Great massages at Bliss. Ask for Amy great therapist

    Loic L. · March 20, 2011
  • Merlin G.

    As a guest head straight to the elevators at weekends, unless you like living in a nightclub of course.

    Merlin G. · June 6, 2010
  • Jonathan P.

    The bar here is great for watching prostitutes work it.

    Jonathan P. · September 21, 2010
  • Lincoln S.

    Douche it up.

    Lincoln S. · July 28, 2013
  • Josh N.

    Immediately shut off the glowing Buddha (there's switch on the side)

    Josh N. · June 10, 2013
  • Joshua M.

    If you're stuck downtown between meetings, the free Wifi in the lobby of the W is always helpful. They've got power outlets, too. Order a drink for the guilt.

    Joshua M. · March 13, 2010
  • Derek B.

    Love the new spaces, Upstairs Bar/Lounge and Trace Restaurant!

    Derek B. · September 21, 2011
  • Bluebox Security

    Hack the planet!

    Bluebox Security · February 27, 2012
  • Jolie O.

    Unless you're retarded, get the W burger.

    Jolie O. · February 6, 2010
  • SecBarbie

    SecBarbie drinks the Rose bubbly! Highly recommended!

    SecBarbie · February 27, 2012
  • Richard S.

    The extreme wow suite on 31st is just that - wow

    Richard S. · June 10, 2011
  • Gina S.

    Go for a power nap in the chill pod on the 3rd floor. Way cool!

    Gina S. · July 28, 2010
  • Lincoln S.

    It's like two v's side-by-side.

    Lincoln S. · July 29, 2013
  • Michael R.

    Big convention going on for the American Can Coalition (like soup cans), a non-profit trade federation who inexplicably employs solely supermodel-esque women. Makes me proud to be a tax payer :)

    Michael R. · March 15, 2013
  • Michael R.

    Rather trippy lighting decor for a hotel bar. Or maybe it was the mushrooms on my hamburger? Explains the price.

    Michael R. · January 14, 2013
  • Dj Slick D

    Make sure to check out the indoor pool!

    Dj Slick D · March 6, 2012
  • Michelle M.

    Go to the bar at night. The bar surface and lighting are cool.

    Michelle M. · April 18, 2010
  • Andrzej T.

    Want to travel to Europe for technical, startup conference? Approach me to keynote at @bitspiration or @ennovation_conf @atargosz

    Andrzej T. · March 6, 2013
  • Rob D.

    Park at Moscone Ctr garage (on 3rd) and save about $15 off the W's overnight parking fees.

    Rob D. · September 3, 2011
  • Rochelle M.

    Got the Bravo "Looking for Love" badge when I checked in here

    Rochelle M. · November 5, 2010
  • Scott M.

    Chris is best concierge on the planet!

    Scott M. · April 10, 2010
  • Bryce R.

    Little known secret- the complimentary hot chocolate @ the concierge desk is hands down the best in all of San Francisco.

    Bryce R. · December 19, 2013
  • Paul L.

    $52 a night for the valet parking - ouch!

    Paul L. · August 31, 2013
  • Geetika G.

    For a W, the rooms are not that great. I have stayed in W Boston, LA and Miami and this one is definitely the least preferred in terms of rooms. But the service is spectacular

    Geetika G. · May 25, 2013
  • Sevag F.

    I love the W... said no one ever.

    Sevag F. · May 5, 2013
  • Maureen S.

    Jeremy is an awesome bartender!

    Maureen S. · December 23, 2012
  • Jamie B.

    San Francisco's #1 Best New Year's Eve Party at W Hotels San Francisco w/Trent Cantrelle -

    Jamie B. · December 10, 2012
  • Michael D.

    The margarita is real junk.

    Michael D. · November 2, 2012
  • Rafi S.

    Ask for a Bay Bridge view room, so you can look at the Bridge and spy into the Blue Bottle coffee shop at the MoMa, which is a great place to go for an afternoon meeting on a sunny day.

    Rafi S. · October 31, 2012
  • Bluebox Security

    In town for RSA? Let's hang out.

    Bluebox Security · February 11, 2012
  • Scott A.

    The complementary breakfast coffee is worth exactly what you paid for it

    Scott A. · November 16, 2011
  • David R.

    Try the rose petal cocktail! So good!

    David R. · November 12, 2011
  • Mike B.

    Starwood stinks... you lose your points after one year.

    Mike B. · November 4, 2011
  • Johnny M.

    Try the bliss martini made with fresh cucumbers while catching up with friends or a stranger in the lobby bar.

    Johnny M. · October 16, 2011
  • Bluebox Security

    Say hi to Tara

    Bluebox Security · March 14, 2011
  • Cathy V.

    Super nice hotel, love the Bliss spa products.

    Cathy V. · January 31, 2011
  • Albert M.

    You're going to need your key card If you're going to want to use the elevator

    Albert M. · January 21, 2011
  • Mary C.

    The roof garden at the nearby SFMOMA is a great place for a cuppa coffee.

    Mary C. · November 6, 2010
  • Jun Y.

    Love the hotel esp. Swimming pool just next to SFMOMA expect very low water pressure in morning shower and unstable Internet access

    Jun Y. · October 8, 2010
  • Karin F.

    Brian is probably one of the best bartenders in San Francisco!!!!!

    Karin F. · August 13, 2010
  • Nick O.

    Buy low sell high!

    Nick O. · April 28, 2010
  • Dan H.

    Someday you'll end up back at this bar.

    Dan H. · August 27, 2013
  • Veronica R.

    If you're traveling with someone, BE WARNED, the sliding bathroom doors do not leave anything to the imagination as to what's happening on the other side.

    Veronica R. · August 8, 2013
  • Tommy B.

    Park at moscone

    Tommy B. · July 8, 2013
  • Prentiss E.

    Swanky but comfortable....rooms are avg....service is OUTSTANDING & the view from the 15th floor isn't horrible. Fun place to relax & play!

    Prentiss E. · June 14, 2013
  • D N.

    Silly tip - the free morning coffee by the bar is very good

    D N. · June 8, 2013

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