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 ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Feb 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.
- W San FranciscoDec 07, 2012
Hands down the french toast at the W through room service is the best. Get a high floor and ask for the view of the bridge. The rooms are super comfortable and hip. The bar downstairs is always buzzing during the weekend. Lastly, utilize the free car service to go shopping and hit restaurants around the area. You'll save cab fare one way and you don't have to deal with crazy SF parking fees!
- W San FranciscoDec 06, 2012
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3 Amazing Floors | 2 Dynamite Lounges & a Patio | 1 Spectacular Countdown
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Living Room / Sexy House Opening Act by: DJ Audio 1 ( House Nation) and Trent Cantrelle (Coachella & EDC)
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Industry Room / TOP 40 & Club Anthems by DJ Twin Spin (Rev 927)
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- W San FranciscoOct 21, 2012
I've been a bit torn on my review for W San Fran - I stayed here for a couple nights because I wanted to be in the Union Square area for the Nike Women's Marathon.
I was on the 31st floor in room 3109 - right near an ice machine, which was my request.
However, each night was quite noisy and it was not due to the ice machine. The walls are very thin and I could hear every word of every ones conversation in the room next door, below me and outside the hallway. I could hear whatever they had on their TV, their phone ringing etc. and at one point "Call me maybe" was playing for a really long time - I love the song, but not in the middle of the night when I'm trying to get a good nights rest. It was certainly the most noisy hotel I have ever stayed at in San Fran.
I did email the GM a few days before my stay to request the tub be filled with ice for an ice bath after the marathon and when I returned to my room, this was done. I really appreciate them reading their emails and request and following through although I did not have a reply to my email the request was seen through which was very nice.
I had asked for early check a few days before my arrival and the morning of since my flight was arriving early and I knew I'd need to rest up before the marathon but unfortunately I was not called until 3:30PM to tell me my room was ready - so much for that!
There is Fiji water for $5 a bottle in the room or a bottle of complimentary water which was nice, I was able to fill my water bottles for the marathon the morning of.
The kitchen is not open 24 hours everyday, however it is on the weekends - good to know! When you need to eat something small very early.
One of the staff members in the lobby on Saturday morning must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed or she was just a bitch! being a card holding member of the same club, I have no problem saying so - but I had been up since the crack of dawn, to my parents house, to the airport, taken a shuttle, train and taxi to get this hotel and when I asked her for directions to the NWM expo in Union Square (which the lobby staff should know if 25,000 people are racing in it tomorrow, and many staying at their hotel) she kept asking me for an address or location. I told her it was in the center or Union Square and if she could direct me there - she rattled off directions once as if I lived in San Fran and knew exactly where I was going, when I asked her again to ensure I heard her correctly she got totally pissed off and irritated. Which is just ridiculous - it was first thing in the morning and no one else was checking in, so for her to kindly provide me directions when I'm asking shouldn't have been such a big deal. Starting off my stay here with this attitude and then calling me after 3:30P for my check in - did not leave a good taste in my mouth.
I probably will not be staying here again. I did like the privacy and key card access in the elevator so any old random isn't allowed on to sleeping room floors.
The lobby was ok - I sat there for a moment to move some stuff around throughout my bags before leaving them with the bell desk.
It's also easy to grab a cab right out front. They are right next to SFMOMA which is nice but I wasn't overly impressed with any aspect of the place.
- W San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 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 FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 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.
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