W San Francisco
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- 89%Luxury Travelers
- 73%Nightlife Lovers
- 70%Business Travelers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (68)
- W San FranciscoCommunity ManagerMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Oct 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!
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Oct 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 6Jul 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Dec 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 10, 2013
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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 3Jul 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 04, 2012
**HEAVENLY BED . . . SO HEAVENLY**
The W has always been one of my favorite hotel chains.
Swanky, modern, mostly good looking people and of course . . . the HEAVENLY BED.
*Located heart of SOMA
*Best lounge music (Thievery Corporation, etc.)
*Smells nice everywhere
*Romantic and hip - all at the same time
*Onsite Bliss Spa
*Panoramic views of the city
*$15 a day for internet access (lame)
*$45 valet parking a day
*Too many corporate types during the weekdays
Even though I have experienced better W hotels (Seattle, LA, New York, Chicago, etc.), the W San Francisco wasn't so bad. Definitely above average.
- W San FranciscoMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 05, 2012
The W Hotel is the newer, younger, hip, higher end brand of the Starwood properties (Sheraton, Westin, St Regis, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, Luxury Collection, Elements).
Basically, the design theme of all W hotels is urban male bachelor pad chic. Italian modern, neutral colors, leather and textures but clean design lines. Mix this at this W with a strong desire to seem both Euro and Asian in appeal and sensibility. For instance, non of the staff calls the elevators by that name, they all call them the "Lifts".
The scale of this hotel is small. Starwood tried to cram as much as they could into a small stamp of real estate across the street from the Moscone Convention Center, next to the SFMOMA, and across from the Metreon in SOMA. It is 31 floors, but the lobby is tiny, the valet parking is smaller than a Chinatown ally, and the rooms would make 5 year old twins a little claustrophobic.
The rooms are smartly appointed, but they are smaller than many hotels in Tokyo I have been in. There is a sliding glass door to the bathroom (should we call it the Lew?). The desk is a long narrow built in, with cut-out for Tschohkies of Asian dolls and lighted Buddhas, mixed with a Danish modern IKEA shelving.
There is a cushioned window seat to take advantage of the view, with a Chinese Checker magnetic set ready for your enjoyment. In a pinch, it could sleep a drunk friend who doesn't roll over.
The hotel has a Whatever, Whenever service concept (its called the operator in other hotels), and has their Acura Program, which is two Acura MDX cars to take guests anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel, for free. That covers most of the places you want to go in the city, but with 31 floors of guests, how available is this?
They do have a small indoor lap pool, jacuzzi, and a well equipped Gym with the latest machines.
On weekends, the Lobby turns into a disco, with the spill over of the second floor XYZ bar reverberating into the small lobby, and packs of foreign looking 40ish bald men and other douche bags and packs of 20-30ish ladies in short, "suit chaser" skirts roaming the lobby and XYZ, looking to hook up.
At $285 a night, and $45 a night valet parking (plus 14% tax) that takes 10 -15 minutes for retrieval, this place is not my first choice for my out of town friends to stay in the City.
- W San FranciscoDec 30, 2013
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.
Dining options at W Hotel San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 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.
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.
Good!1206 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Location91% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
- Service91% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Ambiance88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Food80% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Hotel79% thought it was clean.
- Wellness/Sportstop-notch fitness area, thought 75%.
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Aliases: W SF