W San Francisco

181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
SoMa

Action Bar

18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The W hotel in San Francisco was built with a bang. Of all the W hotels throughout the world, W San Francisco was the first to be constructed from scratch. And one day, a five-ton piece of stone fell from the crane onto a building below. Nevertheless, the tower went up and people flocked to its hyper-trendy location in SoMa (the center of what was then called “multimedia,” now simply the tech industry).

The W style still stands out among San Francisco hotels. The lobby is three stories high and dubbed the Living Room — faux-fur throws and funky low sofas and coffee tables with pull-out chess boards abound. The bedrooms have a natural palette typical of W hotels — black, cream, mocha, with spots of navy, silver, and mahogany. Rather than curtains, there are louvered shades. Equipment is state-of-the-art; high-speed internet access, 37-inch flatscreens, and as in all W hotels, luxuriant feather mattresses (arguably the best thing about the rooms), and a great spa and fitness center. It’s the new hotel/office that makes efficiency sexy.

But overall, nothing is particularly shocking. That’s the point. W hotels are at once hip, convenient, and cozy — borrowing high design notions from Starck, Liaigre and others, and bringing them down to earth. In a way it’s the hotel version of Club Monaco and J.Crew, and we don’t mind seeing boutique style go mainstream. The W hotel is the most practical of concepts, tailored for the young entrepreneur.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 423 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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  • Spectacular Room - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • working desk
  • Spectacular Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • working desk
  • Fabulous Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • working desk
  • Wonderful Room, 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
  • Wonderful Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 301 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • working desk
  • Fabulous Room, 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 301 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
  • Mega Corner Room, 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • working desk
  • Cool Corner Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
  • Fantastic Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • minibar
    • working desk
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