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W San Francisco

181 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • W San Francisco
    Jaime Lehman
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    5 Apr 17, 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 Francisco
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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 FranciscoCommunity ManagerPro 2014
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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 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
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    5 Jul 22, 2013

    Our top choice for a trendy luxury hotel. The staff treats each client like a valued guest, and the hip clientele feels right at home. You're just steps away from the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Union Square, and many of the city's top attractions. (If you'd like to go further afield, just ask for a personal ride in their fleet of Acuras.) Nice touches like Bliss spa toiletries, a DJ spinning tunes in the bar 'til late, and a small lap pool add to the trendy luxuriousness.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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
    Phyth
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    4 Feb 13, 2013

    I haven't stayed in this hotel so I can't judge it properly. I have however been to the bar a good few times and found it pretty good in atmosphere but fairly underwhelming decor-wise. Big fan of the location however - right next to Yerba Buena, the Moscone centre etc.

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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 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.

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