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#82 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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Take in the cutting-edge technology scene, avant-garde spirit and cosmopolitan ethos of W San Francisco. Embodying San Francisco, California's unique energy and style, our hotel places guests near downtown must-sees like SFMOMA, Chinatown and Oracle Park. Settle into spacious hotel rooms and suites with sweeping downtown San Francisco views, pillowtop mattresses and fully-stocked mini-bars. Maintain your workout routine at our on-site restaurant, and refuel anytime at TRACE, our signature farm-to-table restaurant, or stop by the Living Room Bar for handcrafted cocktails in a vibrant setting.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Tennis court offsite
Video game console
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Noah Schonewille wrote a review 8 Aug
Toronto, Canada7 contributions9 helpful votes
My stay at the W San Francisco was consistent with all my W experiences - fantastic! Adrianna at the front desk ensured a seamless early check-in and was highly resourceful throughout my stay. Rooms are modern and clean, and I particularly loved their fitness centre (visit before sunrise the mood lighting looks amazing). The location is also highly appealing, close to the SFMoMA and removed from downtown a bit - this made travelling at night feel a lot safer. If I return to San Francisco I will certainly be staying here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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FlyOneWorld wrote a review Jul 2022
Florida260 contributions535 helpful votes
The much needed renovation of the rooms at the W yielded a modern design and welcome refresh. I still applaud this hotel as the only hotel I know in Sf with competent soundproofing from outside street noise. As to the new room there are plenty of connectors where you can plug in (USB as well), there is a safe, fridge, desk area and large day bed type bench in the window. The bathroom is just a shower (no tub) and a modern sink area. I find the beds very comfortable. I do have some criticisms of the overall experience. I will list what I view as shortcomings. 1. Service is sluggish this includes check in, valet and the bar area. 2. The lobby is tired. The old once popular bar shows its age. 3. The food service is average. 4. The bar hours are limited. 5. Parking is wildly expensive and a affront. I cannot blame the hotel but the homeless invasion in the area does not help the guests experience. Overall, I like the hotel and applaud the big step forward.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Mega corner room
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Papa Kyoto wrote a review Jul 2022
Hong Kong, China300 contributions135 helpful votes
Stayed here for 6 nights, and definitely not impressed. Compared to many other W Hotels in the rest of the world, W SF was more like a 3-star budget hotel. There were 2 of us, but every day they only replaced 1 bottled water. Even bathrobes, the replacement was only for 1. We had to asked for drinking glasses which will always be removed after room cleaning, and it was a pain to call to request day after day. Once I requested for a bowl and spoon so I can have my cereal in the room, they sent me a paper bowl and disposable spoon instead. Not a classy hotel at all, but ok if it is just for a no-frills business trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Devann W wrote a review Jul 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel's vibe was super cool. It's not your typical generic hotel. The colors and the room design were pretty unique. At the time of our stay, the price was fairly reasonable. I would definitely say that the city view option was worth the extra cost. The bed was super comfy. The bathroom was very roomy. The customer service was good. The only compliment I would have is when I went to check-in, they almost wouldn't let me. While my boyfriend went to return the rental car I was going the check into the hotel. When I booked the room I put it under my boyfriend's name however everything else including the payment info and email address was under mine. Because it wasn't my name on the reservation they weren't going to let me check-in. That would have been a major inconvenience being that I would have had to wait an hour for him to be there to check-in. However, I was able to verify the confirmation email and other stuff to check-in.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Patty D wrote a review Jun 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
I've been flying into to San francisco to attend shows at Moscone for decades. Then I lucked out. THIS IS IT. I could see North and South from my gorgeous window wall seat. Well designed, neutral soft and comfy room. Tons of plugs in smart places, usb chargers, and touch-dim light fixtures. Shout out to Adriana Lara at the front desk for helping me print out documents. Comfy beds, good water pressure and locks on the door. And a hopping bar with cool lighting and fun drinks.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: 1010 was quiet and overlooks entrance to Moscone North and South
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Dan V wrote a review Jun 2022
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Myself and my business partner came in and were offered upgrades for free. Thinking we will great great rooms we said yes and received two rooms at the top floor. After two days of extreme noise I called the front desk and explained the noise and the person on duty 'Oh yes its the elevator noise"... I said "what ... you know there is noise ... you tell me that you are upgrading me and you are putting me in a room with noise - knowingly???" After not sleeping for two nights in both rooms... being put in rooms with noise - when management and staff knowingly did this ... (and keep doing this to more unsuspected customers)... the management did not even want to compensate us (only offered us some marriot points and breakfast) for not sleeping two nights... and knowingly putting us through this ordeal I usually do not write reviews (bad reviews) but I do not want other people to fall in the trap of paying exorbitant room charges and not sleeping because of noise in rooms that management keeps on selling and putting unsuspected guests in.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: do not stay at top floors - do not ever stay here
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drmattnyc2018 wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York6 contributions4 helpful votes
The computers in the business center are broken and non-functional. The hotel staff were unable to help me print my boarding pass. They couldn’t figure it out and we’re unwilling to allow me to use one of their computers to do so. Surprising dysfunction for a hip mod hotel that hosts business events. Otherwise it was nice. The rooms are nicely appointed and quiet. Housekeeping was very good. Restaurant Trace serves a delicious breakfast and the bar scene looks fun.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you need to use the business center, stay elsewhere
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Storyteller675923 wrote a review May 2022
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I am writing about our most recent Thursday May 12th stay. Simply stated it was all around great. The car valets awesome. The younger woman at the registration desk, I am embarrassed I have forgotten her name, is a fabulous first representative for the hotel. We had dinner reservations elsewhere but decided to eat at the bar and really enjoyed the service we received from Clay, Jeremy, and William. Bar professionals all around. We were very pleased with the quality of the food served at the bar. I understand the W has a new executive Chef, what an excellent experience the staff delivered! We really like the higher floor well appointed corner room. The room was clean and inviting. We look forward to our next visit. Per our experience, The W is right there with the best of anything the City has to offer.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Corner rooms!
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Cindy wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia98 contributions76 helpful votes
We loved everything about this hotel. It's modern and upbeat with great staff. We were upgraded to a Studio Suite corner king room and it was fabulous. Very spacious, clean and probably the most well thought out hotel room I've ever stayed in. The available space for luggage/setting out toiletries/makeup and getting comfy was so nice! The bathroom was huge and bright, a nice change from the dim mood lit bathroom trend happening in hotels. We stayed two nights and hated to leave. It's now going to be our go-to San Francisco hotel. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DestinationZen wrote a review Mar 2022
Longwood, Florida445 contributions70 helpful votes
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This was my first time to San Francisco and I stayed the weekend at the W Hotel. The hotel was well appointed, and in typical W fashion, had a ton of great art, textures, lights, decorations, and hidden nooks and crannies to have a drink and relax. The customer service was excellent, everyone very attentive as usual, and the room was super fun. I loved all the gold details and especially enjoyed the view. While the affects of COVID were still present, with limited seating and access to certain areas, the hotel did an excellent job making up for it with their attention to detail. I’ve honestly never had a bad experience at a W, and the W in San Francisco was no exception. I will be returning the next time I’m in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$227 - US$442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa / South Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
411
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Frequently Asked Questions about W San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to W San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (0.08 km), Yerba Buena Gardens (0.2 km), and Children's Creativity Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at W San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at W San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at W San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at W San Francisco?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to W San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pazzia Ristorante Italiano, Mourad, and The Grove - Yerba Buena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W San Francisco?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at W San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does W San Francisco offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to W San Francisco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (5.0 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.9 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.5 km).