I visited the hotel Whitcomb and loved the incredible charm of the hotel. Almost made you feel like royalty. Location was very central to the wonderful shipping San Fran has to offer. The service we received was outstanding and really made our stay more enjoyable. Yes there are some homeless people in the area but I saw the exact same thing in front or the more expensive hotels near the square. It was easy to hop in a cab and be at all the excellent restaurants, bars, and shipping for under 10 bucks.