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W San Francisco

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco for work - stayed at the Park Central, Marriot Marquis for business and they were good hotels but felt I would have got the same service as if I was a memeber of the public or a paying resident. Was recommended the W San Francisco by a friend for the last few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are having the best experience at this hotel I can't recommend it enough. The rooms are delightful, lovely , bright, fresh and clean. Breakfast was excellent so try it if you can. The staff are more than helpful but the one that stood out for us was Damian Rodrigues. Damian is, without a doubt, the best waiter I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not have enough words to fully express my satisfaction with this hotel. The hotel staff was nothing but helpful in order to make sure that I was completely taken care of and stress free. The hotel is awing and I will make sure to stay here next time I'm in San Fran.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Moscone center but that's the only advantage. Wifi is expensive and slow. Àir conditioner shuts off for no reason and basically doesn't deliver. Room service food is quick but sub par. No place to hang towel in BR. No coffee maker. Just not worth the irritation

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical W hotel, stylish and nice. Nothing amazing or fantastic -- but high quality with what you expect from the W brand. However the key here is the service. Great staff here. Especially Henry Lui at the front desk who took care of us. Fixed a room problem in no time and took care of us. Kudos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gotta give credit where it's due. W isn't really my thing, generally. A bit trying too hard on the edgy decor, dim mood lighting, etc for my taste. But this place gets the basics right!! Great comfortable bed, clean & large room, great natural light, amazingly well appointed and clean fitness center, very good food in the main restaurant, great... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a prepaid rate in February, and upon check in I learned there was a cheaper rate but was not able to take advantage of the rate. I was told the rate I prepaid was a "very good rate", and that I had been upgraded to a corner room. Okay, if the rate I paid was more expensive than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only stayed at the W for one night but it was amazing! The staff is great, everyone from the Whatever/Whenever staff to the F&B team. Vikram & Claudia made me feel very special during my little San Francisco getaway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel, with very nice towels, sheets, furniture, large rooms, etc. However, it's very noisy! I asked to be moved to a different room (something I've never done before). I think the noises are coming from the elevator machinery, but I can't be certain. In the first room they assigned to me, there was a lot of... More 

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Alexa W, Manager at W San Francisco, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for alerting us to your experience. We were glad you let us know so we could improve the quality of your stay. We are here to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you. Best, Alexa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Get Away! Really enjoyed the hotel. Shopping close by and good places to eat within walking distance. The breakfast was very good and prices also good. We will be staying at this hotel in the future when we come back.

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