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181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#80 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
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GreenLeaders Gold level
Known for its cutting-edge technology scene, avant-garde spirit and cosmopolitan ethos, San Francisco is a destination unlike any other. Embodying the city's unique energy and style, W San Francisco places guests at the center of it all at a hotel steps from downtown must-sees like SFMOMA, Chinatown and Oracle Park. Embrace a new kind of luxury at our hotel, which dazzles with our signature Whatever/Whenever® service and wow-worthy amenities. Hotel rooms and suites boast sweeping downtown San Francisco views and offer sumptuous modern comforts like Davines bath amenities, pillowtop mattresses and creatively stocked mini-bars. Get your heart pumping at FIT®, our sleek fitness destination, and refuel anytime at TRACE, our farm-to-table restaurant. As the regular home of epic events, our hotel is on the pulse of what's new, now and next in San Francisco. Make use of 17,246 square feet of spectacular venue space. Once evening descends, visit the Living Room Bar, where the downtown set sips on craft cocktails.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Tennis court offsite
Video game console
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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mhm49mhm49 wrote a review Jun 7
White Plains, New York77 contributions64 helpful votes
They have too few staff to run such a big operation at this time. Most ofyen - there is 1 person at front desk. No concierge. No food. One soap. Really skimped on everything. Room is beautiful - great view. One day it will be good again. Just not yet. Also everything shuts down early in the area to get anything.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Klara B wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Receptionist at the front desk, by the name of Jason, was EVERYTHING you could wish for coming in to rent a room for a stay. He was plesant, friendly, very helpful, professional. All of thee above and more. Even with this crazy covid ordeal. His additude was. On point, and didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all. As a former business owner, i know what qualities to look for. My take... He deserves a raise lol if i must say so, myself. Good day all!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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KendleBishop wrote a review Nov 2020
Fort Worth, Texas5 contributions5 helpful votes
Just stayed here for one night and I definitely will be returning soon! The property is immaculate and the staff is amazing. From checking in to suggestions for what to do, I couldn’t have asked for more. Both Santiago and Kyle were phenomenal they definitely made my stay memorable. Thank you for the best night in San Francisco!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
a11i5on wrote a review Nov 2020
Lexington, Massachusetts42 contributions39 helpful votes
I stayed at the W for 14 nights as I moved into my new apartment. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and respectful. I was impressed by the COVID measures, especially around contactless check-in and gym reservations. The room itself that I stayed in was also so lovely: the "Mega Corner, Larger Guest room" with 1 king size bed. I especially loved the city view! The one small piece of feedback I have for the team is that not having dinner service was pretty difficult and unexpected; since I had a 50 dollar meal coupon, I was hoping to use it for evening meals. Would have appreciated a heads-up via email for this caveat. Otherwise, a great stay overall and highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in the SoMA area!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Corner suites have a great view!
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jwb1011 wrote a review Jul 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida100 contributions119 helpful votes
I came right as Covid was hitting and the staff couldn’t have been more kind or caring. I was upgraded to a beautiful corner suite, I could have stayed there all day it was so comfortable (especially the bathroom and the giant tub). Most restaurants had closed so I had dinner one night in the lobby, my meal was divine. Excellent fitness center and a beautiful spa. I really have nothing bad to stay, it was excellent!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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$209 - $531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about W San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to W San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (0.05 miles), Yerba Buena Gardens (0.1 miles), and Children's Creativity Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at W San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at W San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at W San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at W San Francisco?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to W San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pazzia Ristorante Italiano, Mourad, and The Grove - Yerba Buena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W San Francisco?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is W San Francisco located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are pets allowed at W San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does W San Francisco offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to W San Francisco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (3.1 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.9 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.9 miles).