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 FranciscoMember ofStudentsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 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 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.
- W San FranciscoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 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 ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Aug 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.
- W San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 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 ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Aug 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.
- 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 FranciscoMay 05, 2013
I've stayed here several years ago and thought it was a great experience, but honestly it was so long ago I can't really provide many details.
However as a relatively new resident to SF I have visited several times to grab some drinks and dinner. The W is a nice spot, but the drinks can be quite pricey (which is expected).
I have had the burger and it was quite good. It was very flavorful and tasty. Our only complaint was that it wasn't cooked the way we wanted. As a party of 3 we ordered 1 rare and 2 medium-rare, but all came out medium-well to well done. Luckily the burger was nicely seasoned, because we still enjoyed it. I can't imagine how delicious they'd be if cooked correctly!
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!1200 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Service92% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Location91% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
- Ambiance88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Food80% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Hotel79% thought it was clean.
- Wellness/Sportstop-notch fitness area, thought 74%.
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Aliases: W SF