Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States | 3 star hotel
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Alcatraz and cycling through San Francisco

A travel blog entry by sarah.jewson on Aug 16, 2014

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We were up early today to catch the F Line (cable car) to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz. I was excited to go over there. We met another girl from our tour who was on her own so we went around with her. We got an audio tour that took us around telling us all about the prison, spoken by the prisoners and guards. It was really good to see how …

A relaxing day in San Francisco

A travel blog entry by sarah.jewson on Aug 17, 2014

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This morning we had a lay in and it was lovely. We face timed home and then caught the 71 bus to Haight Street. We walked along looking at the street art. We found a pizza place called 'Escape from New York', where we got a slice each for brunch. We continued walking and found a cool record store, with every vinyl you could think of. At the end of …

Golden Gate Bridge and Catamaran Cruise

A travel blog entry by sarah.jewson on Aug 15, 2014

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We left Bass Lake at 7.45am and headed to San Francisco. We only had one stop and arrived around 12.30pm. We entered over the Oakland Bay bridge. We stopped at Pier 39 for lunch. There were loads of shops there that we will go back and look at on Sunday. After lunch Brook took us on a tour of the city. We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and …

August 7, 2013

A travel blog entry by east2west on Aug 07, 2013

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East2west stayed here on Aug 7, 2013 during their trip titled: LA and San Francisco.

San Francisco.

A travel blog entry by mckenna.simone on Dec 28, 2013

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This morning we left Lake Tahoe for San Francisco! I must admit, I wasn't ready to leave as I was so awe struck by the incredible scenery and endless entertainment! However, at the first glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge- I knew San Francisco was going to be just as fabulous! Do you know that the Golden Gate Bridge is painted continuously! By the …

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Union Square area of San Francisco, is near Asian Art Museum, Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco Public Library, and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Whitcomb San Francisco

    Reviewed by mckenna.simone

    Our hotel for the night

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2013
    by (12 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

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    Reviewed by east2west

    Overall, not a bad hotel

    Reviewed Aug 7, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    Impressive foyer with marble and beautiful chandeliers. Extremely convenient central location, close to public transportation, restaurants and shopping. A lot do homeless people in the area but they don' t bug you.

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    Reviewed by amymccaw

    Home in San Francisco

    Reviewed Jun 28, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Right across the street from the gay pride festival!

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    Reviewed by cyndymerchant

    Hotel Whitcomb

    Reviewed May 3, 2013
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Great hotel. Loved the decor.

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    Reviewed by amanda.gwillim

    Nice Place

    Reviewed Mar 17, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Mornington Peninsula , Australia Flag of Australia

    Really friendly staff Members! Very Professional!

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    Reviewed by clayora2011

    loved loved loved it

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2011
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Elegant and very friendly, comfortable beds and prompt service clean rooms

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    Reviewed by meaghan84

    Very nice hotel

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2007
    by (6 reviews) Melbourne , Australia Flag of Australia

    Was a really nice hotel and the hotel staff were very helpful.

    Very clean and comfortable

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

    Perfect if you are under 5 feet tall?

    from

    I can't really recommend this hotel, but for the price, I suppose it's adequate. While the lobby is impressive and the Starbucks is very convenient (meaning you don't have to walk 5 feet outside the hotel to find the next one), the room was average and the bathroom felt like a coat closet. Getting my hair wet required some fantastic acrobatic manoeuvres, even though I'm only 5'9. Another odd and unimpressive feature of our room was the fact that both of our beds had flat bottom sheets on the bed that didn't even reach the end, which ended up all over the place after a night's sleep. Is that what they call "short sheeting"?

    I'm sure the hotel was something in it's day, and the rates are low and reasonable. The staff were fine and the cleaners were always very friendly.

    A Good Deal and A Great Location

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    I got a good rate on Expedia. Check-in was easy and friendly. Lots of security in the lobby, which is a plus given the location close to Civic Center. I got a quiet inner room, which is the best bet for a quiet night. Room was cosy and more than sufficient for one or two people. Not really luxurious but fine for the money. And a bargain for SF. Hotel is steps away from Civic Center MUNI underground train station, providing easy access to Financial District, Union Square, and the Castro. I'd stay there again. Don't let the neighborhood scare you into an over-priced Union Square hotel. Union Square is noisy and right next to the dangerous Tenderloin district. And don't stay at the Wharf, which is far away from real SF. Stay at the Ramada, save some bucks, get on MUNI and explore the real SF.

    Got more than I paid for

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    A lot has been said about the "dicey" neighborhood around this hotel-- but that describes all of San Francisco. Most of Market St. is rough around the edges--so if you're not comfortable with that, maybe you should re-think whether you really want to visit San Francisco?This hotel is more than adequate. It's a nice, old hotel and has been nicely restored. My bed was comfortable, the room was decent, the location was great. The phone worked, the bathroom was fine. No, it's not 5-star luxury. But I got it from Priceline and only paid about $65 a night for it! Know what you usually get for $65 a night? The YMCA!! (and I've stayed there, too--you wanna talk about a dicey neighborhood??) Or a cheesy Ramada Ltd. South of Market.It's all about what you get for what you pay. For what I paid, it was great, and perfectly safe. If your budget is rock bottom, try this out--if theyu're not too full, you might get a great deal. Also check out the Mosser Victorian, who has a mix of rooms from very cheap to more expensive.

    Great deal for central location

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    A very typical older hotel: Large room with high ceilings, grand lobby... We were quite pleased. Forget all the nonsense you read in these reviews about the "scary" neighborhood. Sure, some homeless people. So? It's downtown after all. We felt quite comfortable. Very good central location. Right on MUNI subway line and trolley and bus.

    I'd feel more at ease right there on Market Street rather than off-Market at Union Square. At least here you step off transit and you're right at the front door of the hotel. One word of advise: housekeeping comes around just after 8AM - be sure to put the "Do Not Disturb" sign out if you want to sleep in!!

    Fair Hotel, Horrible Neighborhood

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    We stayed at the Ramada Plaza after booking it from an on-line company.

    Since it was my wife and my first trip to San Francisco in more than 15 years, we were not familiar with the area. The hotel itself is fair.

    The staff was generally helpful, but it took a few calls to the management staff to get things right. Security in the hotel is adequate, but the surrounding area demands it. Since the hotel is very old (about 1906) the rooms are surprisingly small. The bathroom had no cover on the window, and the hallway was very loud. The price seemed fair upon booking, but later research while in the area uprooted some similar prices in better parts of town. There is an abundant homeless problem throughout SF, but nowhere as predominant as on Market St.

    around this hotel. We had to take the Muni (bus) several blocks before feeling comfortable enough to walk around. The hotel is not as centrally located as the average tourist would require. Many blocks of walking or waiting for public transportation is necessary to do anything typically "San Franciscoan". The highlight of the hotel is the in-house restaurant and the convenient lobby Starbucks. On our next trip, we will definately stay in Fisherman's Wharf or Nob Hill. I suggest you do the same unless all others are booked or out of your price range.

    Roof over my head

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    I recently stayed at the Ramada. It is exactly what you pay for. The lobby is pretty and there is a Starbucks in the building. Beyond that, everything is just functional. Our sink had a large, ducktapped crack and the shower took about ten minutes to warm up. Location was fine. Public transport is great in San Francisco and being on Market Street provides guest the opportunity to jump on every 5 minutes. If you want a roof over your head, this is your place. If you want something a little more upscale, move 3-5 blocks down the street. It will, however, cost you more and there will still be homeless people everywhere.

    Did not like the Ramada Plaza

    from

    The reception staff at this hotel were the rudest, most unprofessional people I encountered whilst in the US for 4 weeks.The hotel is situated in a very seedy part of San Francisco. Unfortunately we were on a coach tour and could not change our booking.When we arrived there was only one lift out of four in service. The rooms are dingy and small and the bathrooms are tiny and once in the shower it is pitch dark.I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Good Staff, Dusty Bedrooms

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    The public rooms at the Ramada Plaza are great, as are the staff, but the bedrooms are terribly dusty. Beware if you are asthmatic.

    Good older hotel

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    Stayed for over a week at the Ramada Civic Center Hotel on Market Street. The building was post 1906 earthquake, has a large lobby, and over 400 rooms on 8 floors. My room was nicely decorated, clean, reasonably sized for an older urban hotel, and had hairdryer, iron, ironing board, data port, & voicemail. On the negative side, there were few electric outlets, the tub/shower did not have grip bars, and the bathroom was small. This section of Market Street is a bit dicey -- but so is most of downtown -- and may not be the best place for those who are not comfortable with walking through the urban mix. On the other hand, there was a BART station at the door, busses and trolleys stopped right in front of the hotel, a Starbucks in the lobby, a Subway sandwich shop, a small lunch counter restaurant and a Burger King right across the street. Convenience was a plus. Staff was friendly and helpful and cheerful, except for one person who really shouldn't be working the front desk. The hotel seemed to attract a mix of young and middle aged couples, families, some business people, and others in town for its night life.

    Nice hotel

    from

    This isn't your every-day Ramada. One gets the feel of being in a more prestigious hotel. The lobby is very nice, and the rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Being on Market Street, the hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to the trolleys and a 20 minute walk to Chinatown. Buses run by the front door frequently, making this an option if one doesn't feel like walking. The restaurant is also very good. When I return to San Francisco, I definitely plan to stay here again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good