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W San Francisco

Hotel · SoMa
181 3rd St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
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In the heart of the SoMa district, and neighbors with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, W San Francisco faces the beautiful Yerba Buena gardens and is a short walk to Union Square's shops.


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    Corey D.
    "Bliss Spa: the rubberneck massage is worth every penny."(4 Tips)
    Jean C.
    "Found the glowing Buddha"(3 Tips)
    Dj Slick D
    "Make sure to check out the indoor pool!"(2 Tips)
    Abi A.
    "Nice room and and the view was great."(8 Tips)
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  • Thomas W.

    Lovely hotel, lovely rooms, perfect location

    Thomas Witt · December 1, 2015
  • Nik L.

    Fantastic suites here are lovely. Among my favorite rooms in the city. There are only 6 of them, but Suite Night Awards often clear for weekend stays.

    Nik Levenberg · November 4, 2015
  • Jeffrey G.

    Great location

    Jeffrey Gamss · August 30, 2015
  • Brad D.

    The bar is the place to be seen during conferences at Moscone.

    Brad D · August 16, 2015
  • Ms H.

    Holographic elevators. Good location near interesting eclectic museums

    Ms Helene · July 29, 2015
  • Byron K.

    Rooms are a bit dated. Lobby is a great place to hangout. Love the retro arcade.

    Byron Khoo · July 10, 2015
  • Narendra M.

    Great service and cool setting. Understated vibe

    Narendra Mulani · June 20, 2015
  • Brownstone Living NYC

    Excellent, knowledgeable staff.

    Brownstone Living NYC · May 26, 2015
  • Gordon W.

    Noisy, poor service and clueless front desk staff.

    Gordon Wright · May 25, 2015
  • Toland H.

    The bar in the bottom is often overcrowded. Much quieter upstairs.

    Toland Hon · March 21, 2015
  • David J.

    @DEFINEwines Exotic Rosé served On-tap up in the Lounge! #DEFiNINGmoments

    David James · March 12, 2015
  • Ilya S.

    :) live is live

    Ilya Serov · March 8, 2015
  • Alex M.

    Use the Howard St entrance to avoid the untz crowds

    Alex Miller · February 27, 2015
  • Charlie S.

    Try DEFINE the exotic rosé!

    Charlie Stewart · February 26, 2015
  • Cameron W.

    Wonderful hotel! Very high quality of services, food, and amenities. Ask for a room with a view of one is available.

    Cameron Wentker · February 20, 2015
  • Sylvain

    Nice gym with see-through ceiling... you can watch the sky while you exercise.

    Sylvain · February 18, 2015
  • Jenny J.

    Rooms are small but overall awesome vibe.

    Jenny Johnson · January 26, 2015
  • Alexa Jane D.

    Really fun hotel. Swanky. Great bar. Definitely worth staying at if you're visiting town.

    Alexa Jane Denner · January 6, 2015
  • Monica D.

    Loving the bar, absolutely fantastic! 👍😃

    Monica Daza · December 23, 2014
  • herm p.

    Once in a while I go here for a special event party. I shot here once too a fashion show. Or I demo my skills as a photographer at Bottles and Models one time

    herm pugay · December 21, 2014
  • Renaud #.

    The gym on 4th floor is stunning, daylight floods through the glass celining. And at night, colorful neons turn it a cool space to exercise.

    Renaud # · November 29, 2014
  • Maia K.

    My favorite SF hotel

    Maia K.S. · November 18, 2014
  • Syp V.

    Yay in SF!!

    Syp Vandy · November 15, 2014
  • Adriaan T.

    Have a cocktail at the bar and order some bar food!

    Adriaan Trouwee · November 9, 2014
  • eClaire

    @Salesforce/DreamForce events....

    eClaire · October 15, 2014
  • Tom Z.

    The talent.......

    Tom Zinser · October 13, 2014
  • Jordan C.

    Other than the club music, this place has a beautiful view and is in a great location.

    Jordan Crook · September 24, 2014
  • Christy L.

    Nice enough room. In a perfect location for the conference center. Loud with construction on moma. Bar is great for people watching but $$. Can't make a dirty martini for anything.

    Christy Landes · September 13, 2014
  • Wael H.

    The hotel might feel a bit cheap compared to other W hotels, I would suggest looking for another hotel.

    Wael Hazzazi · September 5, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Awesome place to stay. Very swank and they make excellent cocktails in the bar downstairs. Awesome combo.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 1, 2014
  • Justin L.

    The heirloom tomato salad

    Justin Ly · August 31, 2014
  • Nick J.

    Avoid the hotel bar if there is a convention going on at the Moscone center. Shit can get weird.

    Nick Jordan · August 28, 2014
  • Haris A.

    The best smelling soap I've experienced in any hotel so far.

    Haris Alisic · August 26, 2014
  • Tarek E.

    Home for the next few days...

    Tarek Esber · August 18, 2014
  • SukGun K.

    Poor meㅜㅜ Swimming pool closed due to reconstruction. But gym is still okay:-)

    SukGun Ko · August 10, 2014
  • Kathy

    Great place

    Kathy · August 9, 2014
  • Iliana R.

    There are better hotels than this. It's nothing good I really heat it. Bad service in front desk specially.

    Iliana Reyes Moreno · August 4, 2014
  • Jean C.

    Found the glowing Buddha to be a little freaky but found a way to switch it off (switch on the side) but I like the Bliss Spa toiletries and the general ambience. The view isn't much but nice enough.

    Jean Chung · July 19, 2014
  • Jamie B.

    Checkout sneak peek at W San Francisco Halloween online at

    Jamie Barren · July 10, 2014
  • Jamie B.

    Spooky Hotel W San Francisco Halloween 2014 on Saturday, October 25th and Friday, October 31st 2014 -- more online at

    Jamie Barren · July 10, 2014
  • Jessica B.

    My favorite little big detail here is that they rotate the rugs to say "good morning" "good afternoon" and "good evening" depending on time of day.

    Jessica Barnett · April 6, 2014
  • Railan B.

    The only hotel I've stayed I would rate a perfect 10. Pure Excellence...

    Railan Bates-Finch · March 24, 2014
  • Greg

    Avoid expensive taxis and download the app Uber to take you wherever you need to go in the city

    Greg · January 14, 2014
  • Bryce R.

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

    Bryce Roberts · December 19, 2013
  • Victoria E.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at W Hotel, San Francisco, CA, early @ Tuesday December 31 2013. Grab your tickets @

    Victoria Elli · December 10, 2013
  • Paul L.

    $52 a night for the valet parking - ouch!

    Paul Lomax · August 31, 2013
  • Kristen H.

    The music they play here is chill and groovy - you can even hear it in the bathroom - never miss a beat!

    Kristen Hockenberry · August 28, 2013
  • Dan H.

    Someday you'll end up back at this bar.

    Dan Hendricks · August 27, 2013
  • Jon B.

    Free wifi in the lobby and meeting rooms.

    Jon Barber · August 22, 2013
  • Teresa D.

    My room has no sad :-(

    Teresa D · August 16, 2013

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