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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is located at a superbly central place. The staff is good. My room was a bit cramped but the bed and outside view were very good. The lifts however do need revamping. The staff is good. The concierge experience was not so good though. Be careful if you are booking the airport shuttle through the hotel concierge. I... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked two rooms for two nights. There is a very small car park under the hotel which cost us $40 plus tax a night. When checking in, the receptionist told us it was $60! (The concierge advised us to speak direct with the parking attendant, which we did.) The rooms were nice although one room looked a little tired.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. Our parking has 2 rates depending on standard size vehicle at $40 +tax and oversized at $52 + tax. We also have been replacing the beds to brand new and are almost done. Thank you again and we look forward to your return. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location everything nearby. A bit noisy as rooms are facing the main street so traffic. John the concierge was very helpful. Could say very less for the morning concierge he was very unhelpful and unapproachable . Rooms were clean. Westfield shopping is just a few steps away so plenty of eating places. Union Square was also a short distance... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Pickwick Hotel and for taking the time writing this great review about your experience with us and mentioning John! Our team strives to provide a pleasant stay. We thank you for taking the time to write a review as your feedback is helpful in obtaining this goal. We are thrilled to hear your stay was... More 

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50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located in a good area of the city, but to be honest I thought to find a better place. Anyway... the staff is friendly, rooms are very clean, beds are comfortable but the hotel needs a lot of works because looks very old. The lifts are very annoying in the night. It's too much expensive for the poor quality... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time writing this great review about your experience with us! We are aware of the lifts and they are currently being scheduled for upgrades and modernization which will make them brand new! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Allen Allgood, Front Office Manager More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this place is great, only 2 mins walk from market and Powell from where you can access all the transport in the city including the cable cars. The rooms are spacious and the staff friendly. The mall next door is a spectacular, wonderful cathedral of capitalism executed in the way only the Americans know how! The beds... More 

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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed 8/2/2016-8/6/2016. The hotel is older but nice. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Our room was a large single Queen on the 8th floor with a lovely view of the building next door. The bed was comfortable, The bathroom was clean but old. The wifi worked all over the hotel. The hotel is located... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time writing this great review about your experience with us! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Allen Allgood, Front Office Manager More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some reviews really made me nervous at the thoughts of staying in this hotel however it's not as bad as the other reviews make it out to be. Yes the beds do creak and you can hear cars throughout the night but apart from that it's a nice enough hotel. Our room is very clean and spacious. However the lifts... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time writing this great review about your experience with us! We are aware of the lifts and they are currently being scheduled for upgrades and modernization which will make them brand new! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Allen Allgood, Front Office Manager More 

East Keilor
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the worst hotel that I have ever stayed in and the most expensive at $380 per night. I have stayed in over a hundred hotels all around the world including Asia and Europe. The rooms were old and needed work, no hot water, the windows were jammed open. The bed base was made of a wooden... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pickwick is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in after travelling to Europe twice and around the US. We are not at all fussy people and this place was terrible. It is very run down and overpriced for what you get. The housekeeping staff just open the door and walk into your room without knocking and the staff... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 2-night stay on a very busy San Francisco weekend; the prices for the 4-star hotels were outrageous. Using a combination of TripAdvisor and my auto association book, I chose the Pickwick. Here is why it's a 2-star hotel... rugs in facility are worn and not particularly clean-looking, windows are single pane and street noise bleeds into rooms, elevator... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Pickwick Hotel and for taking the time writing this great review about your experience with us and personally mentioning John Valerio! Our team strives to provide a pleasant stay. We thank you for taking the time to write a review as your feedback is helpful in obtaining this goal. We are thrilled to hear your... More 

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pickwick Hotel is close to many popular attractions within walking distance…take a hop on to the historic Cable Car just a block away, a leisurely stroll to Union Square, Museums or Theaters all within 3 blocks. Attending a conference, The Pickwick Hotel is just 2 blocks away from the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center and 2 blocks away from the San Francisco Federal Building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco

Address: 85 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1812
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $158 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pickwick Hotel San Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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