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W San Francisco

181 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • W San Francisco
    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    If I had a choice to stay in SF for a few nights, I would stay at the W. I always loved the W Hotel chains around the world and this one is no different. The XYZ bar inside is nice to hang out for a cocktail.

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  • W San Francisco
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Oct 10, 2013

    Like all W hotels, this one is ultra luxe, with funky Japonais decor in the rooms. You also can't go wrong with the location - right next to the SFMOMA and a few blocks from Union Square. Love their chic XYZ lounge downstairs and the lovely libations at the bar. There's also a heated indoor pool and gym.

    Definitely go for the Acura experience (complimentary car service) during the day until 7:30pm. You just need to book in advance, but sometimes it's available immediately. Cruising around town in a luxurious SUV for free? Awesome.

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  • W San Francisco
    Zaid A.
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    5 Apr 17, 2014

    Swanky San Francisco hotel that is centrally located to many shops, restaurants and nightlife. Has a pretty cool bar and is frequented by techies and people in town for conferences. Sometimes they throw big events (news years party, Halloween party, etc.) which can be pretty fun. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for!

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  • W San Francisco
    Jaime Lehman
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    5 May 08, 2014

    The W, a gorgeous hotel near just about everything good in SOMA. Want to go to a park? Go to Yerba Buena across the street. Feeling a bit Spanish? Go to Thirsty Bear Brewing Company across the other street for some tapas and flamenco on Sunday nights. Museum lover? MOMA is a block away. Room on fire? The firehouse is right next door!

    Gorgeous, modern interior. The room feels like you're bathing in luxury with a view from the top. Even if you already live here, take the words from Tom Havorford of Parks & Rec - Treat yo'self. Get a martini or three at the bar while you're at it.

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  • W San FranciscoPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Jul 03, 2014

    Though some of the W hotels worldwide are too-hip and tired, this branch is different. In SoMa, it's a sexy launching pad for city and bayfront explorations, and though parking is expensive, it's well-connected to public transit. Plus, the location is less hectic and touristed than Union Square hotels.

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  • W San Francisco
    Jeffrey Donenfeld
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    yeah, the W hotel, no matter where in the world you are, is always great. Good cool atmosphere, comfy rooms, and a great concierge. When in doubt, I always try to stay there!

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  • W San Francisco
    Dustin Wright
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    5 Sep 07, 2012
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  • W San Francisco
    Cindy Chen
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Definitely a W fan. The location is perfect. The rooms are beautiful. The beds, like sleeping on clouds. There's also the XYZ lounge right downstairs and the lobby bar with a cool fireplace.

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  • W San Francisco
    Emon Tjokro
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    4 May 30, 2013
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  • W San Francisco
    Suzie Schornack
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    4 Jul 07, 2014

    The W is great for everything except maybe it's crowd. Their bar is great for after work drinks if you feel like being classy and not really talking to anyone except the people you came with. The crowd is very "tech company guys from Soma" and they aren't the best to "mingle" with. However, their drinks and wine selection are great, if maybe a bit pricey. And the decor and atmosphere are super upscale and pretty.

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  • W San FranciscoPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    4 Apr 17, 2014

    Great hotel if you are a fan of the W's hip, faux-botique vibe, like I am. Super comfortable, spacious rooms, some with great views of the city. They have a cool bar in the lobby and the location, walking distance to SOMA, Union Square, the Embarcadero and the SF MOMA is pretty tough to beat. Parking is, unfortunately, very expensive, so come prepared.

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  • W San Francisco
    Paul Petrick
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you love boutique-style chic, you'll love the W. The lounge downstairs is usually happening and a great place to grab a drink. The rooms have a bit of modern kitsch, including electric Buddhas.

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  • W San Francisco
    Amit Anandwala
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The W San Fran is a great hotel choice for young professional looking to have a vibrant hotel environment. The lobby is teeming with sexy people starting a big night out. The well groomed crowd is always friendly and interesting.

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  • W San Francisco
    Steve M
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    4 Nov 02, 2013
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  • W San Francisco
    Kimberly Fisher
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    4 Feb 14, 2014
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  • W San Francisco
    Amy Chow
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    4 Oct 09, 2013
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  • W San FranciscoPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Dec 26, 2013

    The W SF has convenient location right on the main throughway, 3rd Street. The hotel is very chic and is consistent with other W brands with its trendy and fun vibe. Several of their suites were updated recently and they would be great to hire out for private parties and am sure that's what the managers had in mind.

    The newly renovated suites is consistent with the newly renovated lobby and mezzanine bar to extend that party. The "living room" has opened up both upstairs and in the lobby area.

    The W probably has the best hotel party-feel bar, in terms of trendiness and fun vibe, in SF.

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    5 Oct 08, 2013

    Came here for a party once at XYZ. Service was great and their Bloody Marys are pretty good. Prices are high, as one can expect from a W Hotel. I know the bar area is a popular spot for swankier locals as well as visitors.

    Located conveniently near Yerba Buena Gardens, staying at the W Hotel gets you easy access to the mall, Union Square, loads of public transportation options and the great dining options in the SoMA district.

    If you’re new to town and are looking for nearby dining options, I’d recommend Thirsty Bear for organic, house-brewed beer and California-influenced tapas. For a cheaper experience, Chevy’s nearby (yes, the chain) is always fun. If you’re looking for fancier fare, Pazzia, the Italian restaurant, is your best bet. It’s owned by a chef from Florence and it’s been recommended to me by several Italian friends.

    Finally, if you’re staying this close to the Museum of Modern Art, do yourself a favor and visit it at least once!

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  • W San FranciscoPro 2014
    Jason Flegel
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    3 Aug 27, 2013

    Eh, this W location could be nicer. I suppose real-estate is expensive in San Francisco, but the hotel feels somewhat cramped. The rooms are quality, clean, and comfortable-- it's just not as nice as some of the other W locations I've stayed at.

    Also, the W style doesn't really mesh well with San Francisco. In fact, the LA-like lobby-- purple, grey, and telepoppy-- feels entirely out of place in SOMA. This wouldn't be my first choice of hotels in the city, but hey, it's still a W.

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  • W San Francisco
    Sharon K. Yapp
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    4 Aug 12, 2013

    The W San Francisco doesn't disappoint! It's a modern, comfortable hotel that is in a great location for bars and the Moscone Convention Center if you're in town for a conference there.

    I've stayed here for different occasions (bday, bachelorette party), and both times, and it was great both times! The concierge is super helpful, helping us identify good clubs to go to and helping us get on the VIP list too. For our bachelorette party, we even got free drink vouchers for the hotel which was super awesome.

    The rooms and hip and swanky if you're looking for that kind of vibe. We stayed in the Wonderful Room once, and it seemed pretty spacious.

    In terms of location, it's pretty good. You can either take a short cab ride to Union Square for some shopping, or enjoy the day with a short walk.

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Description

Set in the heart of San Francisco, the W San Francisco is close to the SF Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center. Union Square, with its numerous shops and restaurants, is located nearby. Additional attractions include Chinatown, AT&T Park, and the Transamerica Pyramid.


Features:
Dining options at W Hotel San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24

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hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology help desk. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, concierge services, limo/town car service, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, valet parking, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in April 2007.


Guestrooms:
There are 404 guestrooms at W Hotel San Francisco. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms also offer voicemail and complimentary newspapers. 27-inch televisions have DVD players and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, hypoallergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.


Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US $48 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning

Reviews Summary

Good!1211 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Service
    92% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    89% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Ambiance
    89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel
    85% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    73% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Wellness Area
    Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.

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