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W San Francisco

4.0 of 5 181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Bliss for a facial while in town on business. I was expecting it to be amazing based on how much they charge for it. The facilities are extremely small and cramped, and the facial itself was rushed. I do like Bliss products, but not so much their spa services. Maybe it was just the person I got... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were so excited to stay at this hotel because we had so much fun when we were in one in Boston. However, I was really disappointed by the quality of this W. The foyer smelled bad, and the rooms and lounges were all really dated. I think this hotel needs to lower the cost, or do... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, well located and super friendly staff. Overpriced as everything in San Francisco these days. My only recommendation would be to put down a little bit the volume at the lobby, after a long flight can be a little bit too loudy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Natalie helped check us in and gave us a great room on the 27th floor. Fast process compared to most other hotels. All staff we met thoughout the hotel made it feel more like the boutique experience but with a much better location in union square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place!! Great staff very helpful & friendly, So I was in a king suite very spacious pricy but worth it. Very nice layout and everything in the room was modern and new had not a single issue in this hotel! Room service was quick and efficient I absolutely love the apple Martinis from this hotel remember... More

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Bellevue, Idaho
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the W in SF on business. I checked in early and they had a nice touch of phoning me when my room was ready. However, the lobby wait was really uncomfortable and flooded with too loud trendy music. Room was spacious, but decorated and appointed uncomfortably, again trying to be cool and hip, but missing the comfort... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This W gets it. They provide a real experience that feels authentic to the city. I've stayed at many W hotels and I'm very familiar with the brand. This W is by far my favorite of them all. I've stayed on over 10 different occasions. There's something different about this property. The scene in the lobby during the evenings is... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited during my first trip to San Francisco - I've stayed at other Starwood hotels and have always been very impressed. W San Francisco proved to be more of the same - high expectations exceeded by amazing customer service, amazing rooms, and a fantastic environment. the location is amazing, close to a lot of fun tourist attractions, and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay if you want to be centrally located in the city. The rooms were very comfortable and the food at the restaurant was amazing! The bar is trendy and provides a fun atmosphere with excellent cocktails.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was good; hotel clean; service average; maid service through something away that they shouldn't have on my bedside table and adjusted our thermometer 3 of the 4 nights we stayed there; 2 days we came back to a very hot room and one day it was freezing.

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Address: 181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — W San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 404
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