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The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco

3.0 of 5 85 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Rockville, Maryland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

I was attending a convention at the Moscone Convention Center so the Pickwick Hotel was a perfect choice for easy of walking to the site. The hotel seems old but they do try their best to keep it well maintained. My room was small but delightful. The bed was soft and comfortable and the bathroom, "tiny as it may have... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay at this Hotel was to get a flavour of San Francisco. Situated within 5 mins walk from Union Square and Bloomingdales.The staff were pleasant, our room was spacious. The hotel is a little tired but very clean. We had a corner room.Though situated within the hustle and bustle of SF there was no noise from traffic. The walls... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are clean, staff is great and the location if fabulous for such a great price. Free wifi is a bonus and parking under the hotel! Within walking distance t nightlife and late night eats! They also have a restaurant and bar located right inside!

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PickwickManagement, Front Office Manager at The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review. We take reviews serious and continue to strive to increase our guest service. Make sure when you book your next stay to mention you are a returning guest because we have an exciting program just about to kick off for loyal customers! More 

Elk Grove, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on business. I've seen the place several times before since it was on my route to work when I worked for the dot.coms back in the 90's. I got a corner room and it was nicely remodeled. Very comfortable and nice and clean. I like that the hotel itself is tucked away just beyond the Powell St.... More 

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PickwickManagement, Front Office Manager at The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review! Please remember when booking that you are a returning guest due to we are about to kick off a new program for our loyal customers! Regards, Allen Allgood Front Office Manager More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't rate this place highly enough. This is this second time that we have stayed here for 2 weeks each time. You are literally only a 5 minute walk from from Powell Street Muni/BART station if you exit through the Westfield Shopping Center via the 5th street exit. The staff were very friendly & helpful on this visit as... More 

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PickwickManagement, Front Office Manager at The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Make sure when you book your next stay to mention you are a returning guest because we have an exciting program just about to kick off for loyal customers! Thank you again! Allen Allgood Front Office Manager More 

chester
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hotel is perfectly acceptable for a short stay in San Fran. Really close to union square & transport links to all other major attractions. The rooms are pretty small, but not really an issue for a short stay. Staff are friendly & rooms clean. A little noisy (but what do you expect in a city centre?) The view was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Not sure what to think of the hotel, it was a good location, a descent price for the city. Disliked, the street noise that was pretty clear in the room, the water pressure was weak and the heater didn't work. I also didn't like the fact there were no heavier curtains. As a street light shined pretty bright into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was my time in US and Pickwick was my first home in US. Location of this place is perfect; rooms are very clean and staff is friendly. In vicinity you will find great Halal food places. From nearby station; you can take metro (metro bus) or Bart (subway train) to literally any place in San Francisco. Place is expensive... More 

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Thank you for your kind comments. We know there are many choices for accommodations in the area and we believe our guest service outshines most! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Still on the fence about this place, while the rooms were a good size and it is in a good location, the hotel definitely shows its age. Lots of street noise in the rooms, hard beds (which made noise whenever you moved), and no water pressure from the shower head. The staff were all really friendly and the accommodated a... More 

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Palm Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

great value and location. Perfect for a solo traveler. I will definitely be back. Walk to embarcadero, the galleria and Bart and muni is right there. Stay away from the SOMA restaurant. There are so many other better choices nearby.

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Address: 85 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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