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“Great Hotel, Great Vibe, Great Staff”
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W San Francisco
Ranked #66 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Perth, Australia
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“Great Hotel, Great Vibe, Great Staff”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay at W Hotel in SF. The staff are friendly and professional, the room was clean and comfortable and the hotel's location was perfect for shopping and sightseeing.

As a bonus, the hotel is pet-friendly, and although this doesn't really affect me, for a U.S. traveller with dog this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Alexa W, Manager at W San Francisco, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for the kind words. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our great location. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,
Alexandra W.
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Was at the W Hotel for a conference for two nights. It is located right in the middle of SOMA. The hotel was 3 blocks from the Montgomery station on Market Street. It is also across from the Mascone Center and Metreon. There is a Chevy's across the street and a Starbucks next to that.

They offer a "green" program giving you the option to not have the room cleaned every day and offered additional towels if needed.

They have an indoor pool on the 4th floor next to the gym. There is a 24 hour fitness at second and Folsom. Only about 3 blocks away. It is a very nice hotel and far enough off Market Street so you don't have to listen to the traffic noise. 31 floors. I will stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

For my Golden Birthday (I turned 27 on the 27th!), I decided to visit the City that had the highest number of friends residing there. San Francisco turned out to be the best option, and I'm SO glad I ended up there. We crammed so many fun things into the long weekend, and the City didn't disappoint! I booked my trip (flight, hotel, car) through a vacation website (Funjet Vacations - DON'T recommend), and ended up staying at the W. Here are my thoughts:

The Good:
-The rooms are AWESOME. I was on the 31st floor with a killer view of the Bay! They are nicely decorated in a modern style with lots of white and teal.
-The mini-bar(s) are LOADED with goodies... including a "Pleasure Set" of erotic items that I found hilarious, but probably not family-friendly!
-The on-site valet is a great option if you have a rental car.
-The staff and Concierge were extremely helpful - providing detailed directions, maps, and suggestions throughout the trip.

The Bad:
-At only 27 years old, I felt a little old for the hotel.... the Lobby doesn't feel like a hotel, it feels more like a Club - dance/techno music playing, black lights, dark, bar-vibe.
-Some things seemed like they could use a little love and were a bit beaten-up. A few coats of paint and some spit-shine would really spruce it up.
-They failed to mention that the on-site valet was $52.00 PER DAY! This was a lovely $200+ in additional costs I hadn't expected.

Overall, I would definitely stay at the W again, but wasn't impressed enough to the point that I would seek one out again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hotel is central to downtown so the location is very convenient.. Room was decent size and the bed was really comfortable. We have a corner room so the views were great. Decor is hip and trendy. Very clean. I loved the universal cell phone charger, nice touch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexa W, Manager at W San Francisco, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Being located in the Financial District makes us a convenient choice for business travelers. We have easy access to the Bart and other public transportation. We are also within walking distance of many popular attractions. I am happy that you liked your room and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.

Best wishes,
Alexandra W.
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This hotel has a good location, near MOMA but a few blocks from BART. It's super clean, quiet and has great views. The plastic light up Buddhas are trying too hard and the bathrooms have very little space to put your toiletries, but both are signature W touches. Beds are dreamy and pillows are perfect. This hotel is very quiet even though the lobby bar is always a scene.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We occupied a fantastic suite 28 floor in this W sfo. Very large and confortable suite, 2 bathrooms (why?) but a too smaller dressing room. The staff was really friendly. The view was WOW ( from SOMA to certainly twin peaks). For the furnitureof the room, if it s look nice, it looks too ....cheap. And we were near the lift: Noisy! when you compare with the other W in the world, you stay a little bit disappointed ( hong kong, Los Angeles, Doha, NYC ) . A +\- the breakfast: tasty, sufficient, but....expensive. Bar perfect. NB for the. Swimming pool, the dress area is really small without locker, why???

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

There were many positive things about the hip and trendy W. We got a great deal on our rooms so it was definitely worthwhile. The location is very convenient and as good as any hotel in the city next door to the SF MOMA . The excellent service was everything you would expect from Starwood. The Bliss products in the rooms are nice. The concierge was extremely helpful and helped us navigate out of the city during the Bay to Breaker race traffic. He also gave us fantastic reccomendations for dinners in the city and although I have my favorite spots in SF I can now add two more to my list.
The rooms were a mixed bag. The decor is trendy, bordering on pretentious but not what I would call über luxurious. However I did love the glowing pink Buddha in the room . The city view was nice. The beds in a double room are super comfortable as others have said but small, doubles not queens as you would expect in a hotel of this caliber. The duvet covers are just awful. They are made of a scratchy heavy synthetic fabric and we hated them so much we took the covers off the duvet to get a good nights sleep the second night. The jacuzzi/pool area is tired and in need of some TLC. The jacuzzi was filled with scummy foamy bubbles and could use a cleaning but the towels were ample and fluffy.
Overall we had an excellent experience in the city and the W was a welcoming and fun choice with some room for improvement.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: W San Francisco
Address: 181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa , South Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#38 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#61 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 404
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the SoMa district, and neighbors with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, W San Francisco faces the beautiful Yerba Buena gardens and is a short walk to Union Square's shops. ... more   less 
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