The room was fairly clean and comfy.
Staff was nice.
Be aware that the location is out of tourist area and needs to walk a few kinda sketchy blocks to the nearby metro station - though I felt safe to walk around at night.
Nearby high tech companies, interesting retails, good coffee shops as well as some alternative bar scenes.
The Hotel Whitcomb is a nice looking historic hotel. The building is very old, so don't expect the quality of the building to be on par with brand new hotels. That being said, the rooms were spacious enough, and being someone who enjoys historic buildings, I enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff was pretty friendly, and the housekeeping did a good job keeping our room clean.
My only complaint about the hotel is the area that its located. There is a huge homeless population that seems to stick to the area right outside the hotel, and all down market Street. It made my girlfriend and I very uncomfortable to even step foot out of the hotel without calling an Uber first. The BART station stairs , which are right outside the hotel, is very intimidating, as it is not light up at all and there is always someone sleeping on the stairs or begging for money. Lastly, there's a small park right across the street next to a Burger King that has approximately 20 or so homeless people loitering around along with all of their belongings. Obviously this is absolutely no fault of the hotel. In fact, hotel has security officers at night to prevent those who aren't guests from coming in, so I was never worried about safety within the hotel.
Overall, I was quite happy with my stay at Hotel Whitcomb. Especially for being San Francisco, it is really hard to find a decent hotel at a cheap price, so If you're on a budget and don't mind the area outside the hotel, then this place is a great deal!
Lobby is small, but the rest of the hotel interior is great. The King rooms are very spacious, and I got an accessible bathroom, which is huge. The restaurant and bar in the hotel is quite decent, on the 5th floor and in their courtyard, has both indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for a group of friends. You might not want to call an Uber for pickup, since cars can't usually turn on Market St. Save yourself sometime and ask the doorman for a taxi.
I had booked my stay ,2 day's, separately to get the best rate. They allowed me to stay in the same room .
The lady that checked me in was very efficient and friendly. I think this hotel should have more than a 2 star rating.
Pocket Guide: San Francisco South of Market Hotels
Home to many tech startups, South of Market embodies San Francisco's inventive spirit. Stroll along the Embarcadero and take in panoramic views of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Catch a ballgame at AT&T Park, the jewel of a bustling neighborhood, Mission Bay. Art fans should check out the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. And there's plenty of shopping to be found along 5th and Market.
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