The Pickwick Hotel - San Francisco  3 stars

85 5Th Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103  show mapSave
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  • No breakfast - Great service - Cafe and bar attached - Will be back
  • Union square is 3 blocks away - Free wifi - Gym is small - Beds were very comfy
  • Clean rooms - Bathrooms were tiny - Amazing views - Parking is expensive
  • Great hotel - Situated near shopping - Good size room - Helpful staff
  • 2blocks up union square - Short walk from a bart station - Great price
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out


Fitness center


Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


The three-star Pickwick Hotel San Francisco enjoys prime location in the heart of the city, where guests will have plenty of attractions and tourist destination on hand.
Modern yet elegant, the hotel offers its guests free Wi-Fi access and fitness center on site.
There are 189 well-equipped accommodations with plasma TVs and luxurious marble bathrooms with all needed complements.
The hotel combines two dining options on site, offering Japanese delights together with traditional local cuisine.
The Powell Bart Station is situated within one block only and links the hotel with the rest of the city.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   189.

City Center San Francisco - 5000 ft
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.1 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.4 mi
Train Stations Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 4300 ft, F Market Street Car - 1.1 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 700 ft, BART - Civic Center Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Million Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai) - 100 ft, Soma Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: Ice Cream) - 100 ft
Parks Yerba Buena Gardens - 1500 ft
Beaches North Beach - 1.0 mi


Well-appointed rooms include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, fridges, individual climate controls, free internet access, marble bathrooms with bathrobes, hair dryers, working desks and two dual line phones. Every room is non-smoking.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served to guests at a reasonable price.
Cafe Venue served local cuisine in a warm and friendly environment.
Sushi Club will treat you to genuine Japanese peculiarities.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Four meeting spaces are tailored to suit for all types of social and business occasions.
Business facilities include audio/visual equipment and an expert meeting planer's services.
Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.


The fitness center and billiards are at your total disposal.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 40 per day.

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 am


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Well-appointed rooms include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, fridges, individual climate controls, free internet access, marble bathrooms with bathrobes, hair dryers, working desks and two dual line phones. Every room is non-smoking.

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Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Double beds

You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

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    Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Double beds

    Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      The Pickwick Hotel Executive Suite Executive King Suite

      One bedroom suite with living room and all of the gracious amenities furnished with our Business Class.

      The Pickwick Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Museums
      • Convention centers
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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Westfield Shopping Center, one of the biggest shopping outlets, is located only 90m from the hotel's doorstep.
      Moscone Convention Center, a famous business guests' destination for holding conferences and events, is located nearly 350m.
      Union Square, known for its luxurious shops, boutiques and restaurants, is located 1.2km far.
      Metreon, a big shopping center downtown San Francisco, is situated 300m away.
      Chinatown, which is penetrated with traditional Japanese environment, is located 1.6km from the property.
      The Museum of Modern Art, disposing only contemporary works, is situated 500m away.
      Golden Gate Theater, built in 1922 and renovated in 1979, can be reached within two blocks from the hotel.

      Sport related
      Shopping areas
      • Westfield San Francisco Centre
        400 ft
      • Metreon
        700 ft
      • 1000 ft
      • Metreon A Sony Entertainment
        700 ft
      • Fascination
        1000 ft
      • Renaissance Ballroom
        1400 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Accent Study Abroad
        400 ft
      • Trinity College
        400 ft
      • San Francisco Barber College
        700 ft
      • Brandon College
        700 ft
      • Cal Dream Svc
        700 ft
      • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
        1000 ft
      • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
        1000 ft
      • 1000 ft
      • Fashion Institute of Design
        1000 ft
      • Asia Pacific Intl University
        1400 ft
      Underground stations

      Local Attractions

      • Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Bridge
        5100 ft
        San Francisco, CA
      • The Embarcadero
        1.0 mi
        Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco
      • North Beach
        1.0 mi
        Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
      • San Francisco Railway Museum
        1.0 mi
        77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
      • Market Street Railway Museum
        1.0 mi
        77 Steuart Street, San Francisco

      Near the hotel

      • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
        900 ft
        101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
      • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
        1200 ft
        51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
      • Children's Creativity Museum
        1300 ft
        221 Fourth St, San Francisco
      • International Art Museum of America
        1400 ft
        1025 Market Street, San Francisco
      • Contemporary Jewish Museum
        1400 ft
        736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
      • Yerba Buena Gardens
        1500 ft
        701 Mission Street, San Francisco
      • California Historical Society
        1500 ft
        678 Mission Street, San Francisco

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Million Thai Restaurant

        61% likes this, based on 42 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai

        100 ft
        55 - 5th St (inside Milano Hotel)
      • Soma Restaurant & Bar

        50% likes this, based on 52 reviews
        Cuisine: Ice Cream
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

        100 ft
        85 5th St

        Phone: (415) 779-8500

      • Cafe Venue

        71% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Café

        100 ft
        218 Montgomery Street

        Phone: (415) 989-1144

      • Cafe Venue

        76% likes this, based on 29 reviews

        200 ft
        67 5th St

        Phone: 415-546-1144

      • Chez Papa

        83% likes this, based on 18 reviews
        Cuisine: French
        Price Range: USD 25 - USD 70

        300 ft
        414 Jessie Street

        Phone: (415) 546-4134

      Getting there.

      San Francisco International Airport stands 19km from the hotel.
      Oakland International Airport is 20km away.
      By taxi/car it will take nearly 20-25 minutes to reach the hole from both airport depending on the traffic.

      Getting around.

      The Powell Bart Station is just 1 block away .
      Muni Bus stop is located right in front of the hotel.
      Private parking costs USD32 per day.

      The Pickwick Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Pickwick Hotel

      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends

        Excellent location, near main shops and transport.

        Rooms are small and the room seemed cleaned but when you looked in detailed it was nos; there were hairs everywhere (sink, bed, bathroom).

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Decor of room was updated and in good taste. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location was ideal for shopping and near Bart.

        Water pressure was poor for the shower and sink. Parking was expensive $32 for overnight but not out of the ordinary for the area.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        While the hotel is very old it has major character and was VERY clean. The location was outstanding; close to shopping/Union square, muni/bart stations, and multiple restaurants. I will stay here again.

        The bathroom is pretty small and "older"

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Near Folsom Street Fair, but far from free parking. Townsend St was a 15 minute walk and free parking.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Hotel was well situated.

        There was no pressure for the shower. I complained the first day and it got better but by the end of the week it was terrible again. The hotel was very expensive..

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Convenience of location Helpful staff

        While the room was good, I found the other facilities of the hotel rather limited and the appearence of the downstairs areas rather gloomy. The attached restaurant was good for breakfast but rather limited in range and quality for other meals.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The many international tourists

        Street very noisy, especially at 3 am when the trucks arrive and back up, firing their alarms, room needs upkeep (ceiling). It is a little Kitchy for my personal taste

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        I was surprised and disappointed that the tv had all the cable news stations (cnn, msnbc, hln...) but not Fox News. Do they have a politial agenda?? I found it very curious, frustrating and disappointing. I would think twice about staying at the Pickwick in the future.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Spacious accomodation at a reasonable price (Room 801)

        Gym was fairly basic

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Service quality was very nice. I enjoyed staying at the very convenient area near to the Moscone convention center and shopping zone.

        Although stayed in a room at the highest floor (8th), traffic noise was sometimes large.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        It is close to the Moscone Convention center

        The staff are unhelpful. The internet stinks ( the router was down for 2 days and the speed is very slow). The room has cracked paint . Street noise is loud and activities in the adjacent rooms can be heard throughout the night. Stayed for 5 nights and did not enjoy it one bit.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The Pickwick Hotel is only a couple of blocks from the Moscone, which is perfect for business travelers. Service was great and my room was comfortable. I was surprised that I was able to get a really great rate during the week of the event I was attending at the Moscone.

        The wifi service didn't work on my floor, which I had to go to the lobby downstairs to connect. It's an older hotel so the walls were a bit thin.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The location was fine and the architecture was nice. The service at the desk was professional too. They were nice enough to change my room to a quiet location.

        This hotel is really worn. I am sure that in its heyday it was great, but not it is really in need of a refresh. It was also not very clean. Everything was really dusty and the carpet by my bed had a huge gross stain. I paid $269 a night, and this was certainly not up to that standard for cleanliness. Thank God my wife wasn't with me. She would have freaked. If they put about 10 times more attention into cleanliness it might be worth staying here, but as it is I would never return and felt a bit ripped off.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Older hotel, but clean and comfortable with free internet and a refrigerator in the room. Location is excellent for conferences at Moscone and also close to streetcars, shopping, restaurants and quite easy to reach SF attractions. Windows also opened to allow fresh air into the room.

        No room service, but there were plenty of good take-out options very close. Also no safe in the room, but I had no issues with anything even being moved around in the room.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Location. Literally steps away from the Westfield shoppig centre (Macy'S.. Bloomingdales and Nordstrom too from memory). The hotel was also really close to the cable car station and bus station. Overall a good value for money!!

        Walls are thin.. Kinda noisy and we could hear noises in the other room.. Room is small and old..

        • Average rating
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