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W San Francisco

181 3rd St (at Howard St.), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
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  • 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 Ito · March 8, 2009
  • David T.

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

    David Tokheim · December 20, 2010
  • Josh N.

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

    Josh Nichols · June 10, 2013
  • Merlin G.

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

    Merlin Griffiths · June 6, 2010
  • Loic L.

    Great massages at Bliss. Ask for Amy great therapist

    Loic LeMeur · March 20, 2011
  • Jonathan P.

    The bar here is great for watching prostitutes work it.

    Jonathan Percy · September 21, 2010
  • Lincoln S.

    Douche it up.

    Lincoln Stoll · July 28, 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 McKenty · March 13, 2010
  • Derek B.

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

    Derek Brewster · September 21, 2011
  • Jolie O.

    Unless you're retarded, get the W burger.

    Jolie O'Dell · February 6, 2010
  • Bluebox Security

    Hack the planet!

    Bluebox Security · February 27, 2012
  • Lincoln S.

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

    Lincoln Stoll · 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
  • 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 Syed · October 31, 2012
  • SecBarbie

    SecBarbie drinks the Rose bubbly! Highly recommended!

    SecBarbie · February 27, 2012
  • Gina S.

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

    Gina Schreck · July 28, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Richard S.

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

    Richard Skaife · June 10, 2011
  • 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 McIntyre · 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 Targosz · March 6, 2013
  • Johnny M.

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

    Johnny Malangone · October 16, 2011
  • 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
  • Scott M.

    Chris is best concierge on the planet!

    Scott McCorkle · April 10, 2010
  • Paul L.

    $52 a night for the valet parking - ouch!

    Paul Lomax · 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 Gupta · May 25, 2013
  • Sevag F.

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

    Sevag Frankian · May 5, 2013
  • Maureen S.

    Jeremy is an awesome bartender!

    Maureen Schilling · December 23, 2012
  • Jamie B.

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

    Jamie Barren · December 10, 2012
  • Michael D.

    The margarita is real junk.

    Michael DeLong · November 2, 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 Allison · November 16, 2011
  • David R.

    Try the rose petal cocktail! So good!

    David Ruiz · November 12, 2011
  • Mike B.

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

    Mike Byrnes · November 4, 2011
  • Joey S.

    Swank spot. Super comfy beds and a glowing Budah to watch over your dreams. Make sure you touch the hologram wallpaper in the elevator, trippy.

    Joey S. · April 21, 2011
  • Bluebox Security

    Say hi to Tara

    Bluebox Security · March 14, 2011
  • Cathy V.

    Super nice hotel, love the Bliss spa products.

    Cathy Vegas · January 31, 2011
  • Albert M.

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

    Albert Moy · January 21, 2011
  • Mary C.

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

    Mary Constant · 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 Yamadera · October 8, 2010
  • Karin F.

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

    Karin Flores · August 13, 2010
  • Nick O.

    Buy low sell high!

    Nick Owens · April 28, 2010
  • Charlie S.

    Try DEFINE the exotic rosé!

    Charlie Stewart · February 26
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Julia F.

    Schickes Hotel mit tollen Zimmern! Super freundlicher Service - von der Rezeption bis zur Bar. One of the best hotels I ever stayed in!

    Julia F. · July 29, 2013

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