W San Francisco

181 Third Street, San Francisco Bay Area, 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 hotels were some of the earliest evidence that the boutique-hotel trend was having an effect on the big corporate chains, as Starwood (now Marriott) began re-branding existing properties under the fun, vibrant, youth-oriented W label. The W San Francisco was the first one to be purpose-built from scratch, and the extra care shows in the end product: two decades on, the W is one of the pillars of San Francisco’s always-busy hotel scene.

Its location certainly doesn’t hurt, in SoMa close by to the Moscone convention center and literally right next door to the newly expanded Museum of Modern Art. And its enduring appeal probably stems from the fact that it’s equally well suited to both business and leisure travelers. The public spaces are decorated in a futuristic style, fitting given San Francisco’s status as a high-tech capital, with electronic art and unusual lighting effects throughout.

If there’s anything to criticize, it’s the rooms, which were designed in keeping with the 1999-vintage enthusiasm for minimalism but now feel utilitarian and under-decorated. They’re being renovated on a rolling basis, converted to a style that’s more glam-futuristic, in keeping with the rest of the hotel. Meanwhile the comforts are faultless as ever, with those signature plush mattresses, and the views are impressive as well.

To all of this you can add TRACE, a modern Californian restaurant serving locally sourced and sustainable fare in an impressive atrium space, and the Living Room bar, for a cocktail, a beer, or a bite in the lobby. In the two decades since it opened, the W’s neighborhood has only become more desirable, and this hotel remains one of its sturdy anchors.

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Hotel Criteria

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

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.\nPlease note: For all rates that include breakfast, breakfast is limited to two people, per room. This is not valid for in-room breakfast.\nWhen booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs USD 14.95 per 24 hours.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs USD 65 per day.\nPets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne older child or adult is charged USD 50 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Off street parking
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.\nPlease note: For all rates that include breakfast, breakfast is limited to two people, per room. This is not valid for in-room breakfast.\nWhen booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs USD 14.95 per 24 hours.\nPrivate parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs USD 65 per day.\nPets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne older child or adult is charged USD 50 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 2.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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