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181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 11/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#84 of 252 hotels in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
Take in the cutting-edge technology scene, avant-garde spirit and cosmopolitan ethos of W San Francisco. Embodying San Francisco, California's unique energy and style, our hotel places guests near downtown must-sees like SFMOMA, Chinatown and Oracle Park. Settle into spacious hotel rooms and suites with sweeping downtown San Francisco views, pillowtop mattresses and fully-stocked mini-bars. Maintain your workout routine at our on-site restaurant, and refuel anytime at TRACE, our signature farm-to-table restaurant, or stop by the Living Room Bar for handcrafted cocktails in a vibrant setting.
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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 )
Conference facilities
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Tennis court offsite
Video game console
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
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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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Travelworthy wrote a review Jan 12
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The cleanliness is not up to the standards I've come to know from W hotels around the world. During a pandemic, you would expect rooms to be even cleaner than pre-pandemic times, but that is not the case at this hotel. Based on the 3 rooms I stayed in during my week stay at the hotel, their cleanliness standards are awful. The first room: the shower detached from the wall and fell on my mother, the 2nd room bathroom was not cleaned to any level of cleanliness, and after being upgraded to a suite, we found grease finger prints and food oil spilled on the desk and counter. By this time, we were tired of re-packing our bags and moving so we just stayed in the room, but the manager personally had to come up and clean the grease and spilled oil. The hotel website says rooms have been recently renovated, but that is not true from what I've seen in the 3 rooms I stayed in. The furniture is scratched and looks old. The drawers and cabinet doors are hanging off of hinges and do not close properly. I am seriously considering switching my lifetime gold status to another hotel group. One thing for sure is I will never stay at another W hotel again after this experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Frank G wrote a review Jan 3
Los Angeles, California237 contributions36 helpful votes
The location is pretty good(south of Market St), within a walking distance(1-2 blocks) from other Marriott's properties, such as St Regis & Marquis. The hotel itself is clean but I think it is about time for an upgrade. The customer service is above average and the pictures describing the property are enhanced :), but still got its charm. Overall I recommend it, if you aren't paying over $200/night.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: as any hotel in San Francisco, chose a higher story because of noise
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architecta wrote a review Nov 2021
Brooklyn, New York117 contributions94 helpful votes
So normally I wouldn’t think to stay at the W for work, but I must say this is my current favorite work hotel location in SF (& I go often enough that it’s become a bit of a game testing out new hotels). Pros: great location, easy for metro/bus/muni/etc if you are inclined, basic but functional gym (kinda feels like a weird space club but that’s cool every now and then, needs more free weights), rooms are sparse and very usable, the long desk for work and window seat were great, gorgeous bathrooms, sculptural headboard… (tl;dr it’s a beautiful modern hotel). Cons: their restaurant is only open Thursday-Sun and breakfast on the weekends which is completely useless to the work week traveler, area is a bit of a food desert at night and you’ve gotta commit to a 8+ min walk for coffee/tea, they only have coffee (I’m currently only drinking tea), zero view from my room (like 5 foot alleyway to the wall of the SFMoma (if you’re traveling for pleasure… inquire about a view). Would stay here again, hopefully with in-hotel dining available. Tip: Cafe Madeline around the corner has surprisingly good sandwiches, etc. Nice for a no fuss bite to eat.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Fra Stefanelli wrote a review Nov 2021
New York City, New York383 contributions187 helpful votes
PROS Excellent position, clean and good service Priced right, modern environment and great bathrooms Additional services are good under request CONS Add-on services might be included and improved (welcome kit, such as tooth paste mini) and wi fi is not included for free
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
mrsjessicay wrote a review Oct 2021
Roseville, California153 contributions44 helpful votes
My husband thought he had booked a stay at a Westin. The room was beautiful, however it was dirty, like greasy handprint on the bathroom door, never dusted, slimy shower floor type of dirty. It was also extremely loud, not city noise, but you could hear music, hairdryers, and toilets flushing all hours of the day and night. Good thing we brought ear plugs. However, nothing compared to the rude and inefficient valet staff. We waited 40 minutes just to give the valet keys.
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Date of stay: October 2021
$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).