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“This is how to enjoy SF” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of W San Francisco

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W San Francisco
Ranked #69 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This is how to enjoy SF”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Very swanky San Fran vibe. It's a pleasure to stay in any W hotel and this property doesn't disappoint. Was upgraded since I'm a Plat SPG member and had a great jr suite. You enter the hotel and there's lots if energy with their restauarnt and bar in the evening. When enterin your room, you are welcomed with a very fresh smelling room (one of their signature scents) and have all amenities you can think of. I would highly recommend...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Great Hotel, great location.
this was a nice surprise...great rooms, friendly staff and helpful concierge.
The view of the surrounds was really nice through the large windows.
down sides:
Picked up the phone twice to make a call, the calls both did not connect but later found out i had been charged over $12.00 for the 2 non calls. they later took this from my bill.
Parking i thought was a little steep at $50.00 per night.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Not as good as some of their other properties, but in keeping with the W brand, the hotel is cool, hip, modern, etc. The room, the superior king, was small, but had a nice view to the bay. The staff is great, and really the only disappointment was the gym. Very small and if you're looking for anything more than a treadmill, you'll be pretty, well, disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

I just returned from a trip to SF. I was there for a week of meetings. This is one of my favorite hotels. I love to sit by the window in my room an look out at the city. It’s the perfect spot to read a good book. The restaurant in the hotel, TRACE, is great too. I think it just changed. I had a really good chicken dish for dinner there. A definite must try! Also the rooms service club sandwich and grilled chicken sandwich are great late night dinner options too. If you happen to be there on Saturday walk to the Farmers Market for a porchetta sandwich with rosemary potatoes. ( high cholesterol but worth every bite). Oh yea, great coffee there too! The location of the hotel is ideal for walking to just about anywhere in the downtwon area.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

This is my second time at the W Hotel in SF. The staff is so friendly and accommodating, the hotel clean and trendy and the food in the restaurant is perhaps the best in all of SF. I can't say enough good things!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Lovely rooms and excellent service. Loved the bliss beauty products and the Buda statue that glowed a cool pink. It is a good location and has a hip bar. I definitely would return.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

stayed at the w while visint my daughter at college. It was hip, trendy. The staff was extremely accomodating. Thought the location would be good but could have been better. rooms were adequate.

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Additional Information about W San Francisco

Property: W San Francisco
Address: 181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#61 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — W San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 404
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the SoMa district, and neighbors with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, W San Francisco faces the beautiful Yerba Buena gardens and is a short walk to Union Square's shops. ... more   less 
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