W San Francisco  4 stars

181 3Rd Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This chic hotel in the South of Market area is great for younger guests who enjoy a good nightlife. The amenities are contemporary, the design is minimalist, and the bar scene is great. The food is good, but the service is somewhat snobbish. However, the rooms have beautiful furnishings and comfortable beds.

Overview

W San Francisco is a four-star hotel, ideally located in the central part of the city, where all major attractions are within walking distance.

Boasting elegant and modern facilities, the hotel offers a spa center and Wi-Fi connection in the whole hotel.

The hotel includes 404 rooms with flat-screen TVs and DVD players.

The Trace Restaurant treats guests to traditional Californian dishes and drinks. In the evening, come along to the Lounge to sip your favorite cocktail in informal atmosphere.

San Francisco Amtrak Train Station is located only 200m from W San Francisco Hotel.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of floors   31.  Number of rooms   404.

Distance to:

  • City center San Francisco - 1.3 mi
  • Airports: Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 10.8 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.5 mi
  • Train stations: Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 3700 ft, F Market Street Car - 4300 ft
  • Underground stations: BART - Montgomery St. Station - 1700 ft, Transbay Terminal - 2300 ft
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Trace (Cuisine: American, Californian) - 100 ft, Thirsty Bear Brewing Company (Cuisine: Tapas) - 400 ft
  • Parks Yerba Buena Gardens - 600 ft
  • Beaches North Beach - 4900 ft

Rooms

Guest rooms feature 32-inch flat screen TVs, in-room movies, CD/DVD players, cordless phones and private full-stocked bathrooms with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, mini bars and Munchie Boxes are available in each guest room.

Dining options

An American breakfast is served at the restaurant at extra price.
The Trace Restaurant with its professional chef serves local food in a warm and pleasant ambiance.
The Upstairs Bar and Lounge is a perfect place to relax in after a tiring day of sightseeing or working. The lounge is open from 11am till 1am every day.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Work

The property includes nine meeting spaces, where business facilities are tailored to help you with any business need.

Wi-Fi internet access is provided in the entire venue at USD14.95 per day.

Broadband High Speed Internet Access is offered at USD14.95 as well.

Leisure

The onsite Sweat Fitness Center is open 24 hours per day and includes an indoor pool, a whirlpool and offers the services of personal trainer. The Bliss Spa center will help its guests to relax and totally unwind.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 14.95 per hour

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 61.56 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Night club
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • 220 AC
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Pillow top mattress
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

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Guest rooms feature 32-inch flat screen TVs, in-room movies, CD/DVD players, cordless phones and private full-stocked bathrooms with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, mini bars and Munchie Boxes are available in each guest room.

Wonderful Room
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W San Francisco Wonderful Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds
Size: 295 sq. feet

Stay down to earth. The newly redesigned Wonderful Room is located on floors 12 and below. Sink into our signature pillow-top bed and goose-down covers atop a modern platform base. Be lulled to sleep with the soft 350-thread count linens, and with our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu, we'll have you dreaming in no time.

Room facilities
    Spectacular Room
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    W San Francisco Spectacular Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds
    Size: 295 sq. feet

    Why not take it higher? Our newly redesigned Spectacular Room is located on floors 14 and above offering a bird's eye view of the city at large. 300 square feet of living space unveil new possibilities: Sink into our signature pillow-top bed and goose-down covers atop a modern platform base. Be lulled to sleep with the soft 350-thread count linens, and with our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu, we'll have you dreaming in no time.

    Room facilities
      Cool Corner Room
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      W San Francisco Cool Corner Room

      With a king bed and 400 square feet of living space, the Cool Corner view puts the city's every curve at your feet. Sink into our signature pillow-top bed and goose-down covers atop a modern platform base. Be lulled to sleep with the soft Waterworks 350-thread count linens, and with our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu, we'll have you dreaming in no time. Day or night, escape the city streets and cuddle up on the cushioned banquette, a vibrantly colored window nook with views of downtown San Francisco. While you relax, play a game of W-style Chinese checkers, one of the many whimsical Asian influences that renew the iconic design of the room.

      Fabulous Room
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      W San Francisco Fabulous Room
      Bed type: Double Beds
      Size: 400 sq. feet

      With a king bed and 400 square feet of living space, the Fabulous Room view puts the city's every curve at your feet. Sink into our signature pillow-top bed and goose-down covers atop a modern platform base. Be lulled to sleep with the soft Waterworks 350-thread count linens, and with our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu, we'll have you dreaming in no time.

      Room facilities
        Fantastic Suite
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        W San Francisco Fantastic Suite

        With 700 square feet on floors 23-28, the Fantastic is a one bedroom suite which includes a 400 square feet corner king bed room with an unobstructed view and a designer living room. Two full baths mean twice as much Bliss lemon + sage body treats. Let in-room delights soothe the city life. If you can't get to Napa, you can sample the very best local wines from your refreshment centre and top it off with treats from our W Munchie Box. Be lulled to sleep with the soft 350-thread count linens and with our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu, we'll have you dreaming in no time.

        Extreme Wow Suite
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        W San Francisco Extreme Wow Suite

        Relax and recharge in our Extreme Wow Suite, with 900 square feet of stylish space on the top floor. With sweeping views of San Francisco, this luxury suite boasts a vibrant décor and a designer living room for entertaining with a dining table for six and butler pantry. This incredible San Francisco suite features two full baths with Bliss lemon + sage body treats. Make your Extreme a two-bedroom suite with an adjoining bedroom. Bask in the custom delights of this urban retreat. Relax and watch a flick on the 42” plasma TV and experience an energizing night’s sleep with soft 350-thread count linens and our Sweet Dreams Pillow Menu. Enjoy tastes from our W Munchie Box and sample local wines from your refreshment center.

        W San Francisco LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is next to the hotel.
        Union Square, a square full of attractions, is only 500m from the hotel.
        Yerba Buena Gardens, a popular tourist destination, is 100m away.
        Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in San Francisco, is situated 1.3km away.
        The Presidio Golf Course is open for those, who like playing golf and is nearly 6km away.
        Fisherman's Wharf, where you will definitely enjoy fishing, is approximately 3.2km from the hotel.

        Places of interest
        Convention centers
        Shopping areas
        Amusement
        • Metreon A Sony Entertainment
          1000 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Lotta's Fountain
          1000 ft
        Museums
        • San Francisco Museum-Mod Art
          400 ft
        • Contemporary Jewish Museum
          400 ft
        • Archives of Moca
          400 ft
        • Yerba Buena Ctr For the Arts
          400 ft
        • Noontime Concerts
          400 ft
        • Zeum
          700 ft
        • Telephone Pioneers Comm Museum
          700 ft
        • Ansel Adams Ctr Photography
          700 ft
        • Lesbian-Gay Chorus of SF
          1000 ft
        • Museum-City of San Francisco
          1000 ft
        • Society of California Pioneers
          1000 ft
        • Silent Film Festival
          1400 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • S F Piano Supply CO
          700 ft
        • Academy of Art College
          700 ft
        • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
          700 ft
        • Professional Bartenders School
          1000 ft
        • San Francisco Institute-Arch
          1000 ft
        • University of Judaism
          1000 ft
        • Asia Pacific Intl University
          1000 ft
        Casinos

        Local Attractions

        • SoMa (South of Market Street)
          5000 ft
          Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco
        • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
          1.0 mi
          610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
        • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
          1.0 mi
          99 Grove St., San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall
          1.1 mi
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
        • Beach Blanket Babylon
          1.1 mi
          678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (Green Street), San Francisco

        Near the hotel

        • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
          300 ft
          151 Third Street, San Francisco
        • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
          500 ft
          701 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Moscone Center
          600 ft
          747 Howard Street, San Francisco
        • Museum of the African Diaspora
          600 ft
          685 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Yerba Buena Gardens
          600 ft
          701 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Cartoon Art Museum
          700 ft
          655 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • California Historical Society
          700 ft
          678 Mission Street, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Trace

          67% likes this, based on 89 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Californian
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 41

          100 ft
          181 Third St

          Phone: (415) 817-7836

        • Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

          63% likes this, based on 196 reviews
          Cuisine: Tapas
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 20

          400 ft
          661 Howard St

          Phone: (415) 974-0905

        • Fang

          68% likes this, based on 160 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

          400 ft
          660 Howard St

          Phone: 415-777-8568

        • Chevy's Fresh Mex

          55% likes this, based on 56 reviews
          Cuisine: Mexican
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

          200 ft
          201 3RD St

          Phone: (415) 543-8060

        • Caffe Museo

          63% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Italian, Café
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

          200 ft
          151 3d

          Phone: 415-357-4500

        Getting there.

        San Jose Municipal Airport is 62km away.
        By Desoto Cab you will spend USD150 one way.
        Metropolitan Oakland International Airport is situated nearly 19km from the hotel.
        By Yellow Cab it will cost USD55 one way from the hotel.
        San Francisco International Airport is 20km away.
        By BART it will cost USD8.10 one way to get to the hotel.

        Getting around.

        San Francisco Amtrak Station is only 200m from the hotel.
        The Caltrain station is nearly 3km away.
        By Yellow Cab you can reach the train station at USD8.
        The Ferry building is situated 800km from the hotel’s doorstep.

        The nearest BART station Montgomery is a few steps from the hotel.

        W San Francisco Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at W San Francisco

        Average guest rating

        6.6
        out of 10
        Good
        Based on 9 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        7.7
        Rooms
        6.3
        Service
        6.1
        Value
        6.3
        Dining
        3.2

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          upscale, friendly helpful staff. The building showed some signs of its age with the ceiling, back hallways of the spa etc however the rooms were beautiful, they honoured my Starwood membership and upgraded my room and the lounge was fantastic.

          The spa. The staff was friendly but the atmosphere is anything but relaxing. Clinical is the best description.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Group of friends

          The room I was eventually put in had a decent view of the bay bridge

          I arrived at the hotel in a taxi, the taxi drop off is located at the side of the hotel. After exiting the taxi I had to walk around to the front and hold the doors open for the bell/porter carrying my luggage. Then reception couldnt find my booking, after about 15mins they 'upgraded' me to a smaller room than I originally booked. The room was very small, the decoration of the room wasnt to my liking, compared to their sister hotel w Hollywood this hotel was very poor

          • Average rating
            5.0
        • Couple

          The staff, despite Booked.net did not have the fax their they were polite and covered for you

          • Average rating
            9.4
        • Single

          Room service staff and food very good. Room and view beautiful.

          The gym was terrible. Broken machines, smelly, dirty and small.

          • Average rating
            5.8
        • Older travelers

          breif

          loud, door banging 40x's an hour

          • Average rating
            5.4
        • Couple

          staff was very courteous and helpful - very accommodating - loved the acura service

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          Hip boutique hotel, nice and friendly staff. Great location!

          Of course it is relatively expensive, e.g. parking USD 52/day.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Couple

          The service was exceptional.

          I requested a non-smoking room and my room smelled like smoke.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Group of friends

          The location

          Very noisy with loud music everywhere all the time even in business center at 6 am! No free wifi in the hotel which is a shame for this kind of hotel. Definitely not a business hotel where you can have a business breakfast or meeting

          • Average rating
            5.4
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