W San Francisco

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

Everything at the W is bright, smart and vibrant, from the artwork on the walls to your guest room, with its Munchie Box and a cosy window bench. Make sure you order a cocktail at The Living Room, a stylish hangout packed with geometric shapes and colour-changing lighting. Pick your night — there are DJs some nights, and board games on others. And for a tasty Californian dinner, head to TRACE with its organic food from local fishermen and farmers.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the relaxed but trendy SoMa (South of Market) district, just round the corner from Yerba Buena Gardens, by SFMOMA (the Museum of Modern Art), 5 blocks from Union Square, around a mile from Chinatown. Transfer time from San Francisco International airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

401 rooms and suites on 31 floors. All with 32” flatscreen plasma TV with movies on demand, CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi*, telephone, Munchie Box, mini-bar*, coffee maker (on request), safe, Signature bed, pillow menu, Whatever/Whenever® service* (for iPod® Shuffles and CD/DVD library), hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Wonderful Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

TRACE (upscale Californian menu, locally sourced produce, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Living Room (bar, cocktails, light bites for lunch and dinner from TRACE, board games, DJs on select nights). 24-hour FIT® gym (with personal trainers*). Whatever/Whenever® Concierge service*. W Hotels – The Store. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi in public areas. Valet parking $65 a night plus tax (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay!

Dec 12, 2019 vkaywright Bolivar, Tennessee

The entire staff at W San Fran is wonderful! From their kindness to their impeccable service- walking into the hotel, I knew I'd enjoy my stay. Booked this location for convenience- directly across the street from Moscone. My room is awesome! I've been situated in the 29th floor and have some sweet views! The room is comfortable, super swanky… Read more
The entire staff at W San Fran is wonderful! From their kindness to their impeccable service- walking into the hotel, I knew I'd enjoy my stay. Booked this location for convenience- directly across the street from Moscone. My room is awesome! I've been situated in the 29th floor and have some sweet views! The room is comfortable, super swanky (thanks to the brilliant updates) and the service daily as the most refreshing thing. My stay has felt like I'm at home. Especially the breakfast every morning at Trace! It has been wonderful to start my day off right- with fresh eats, the ambiance of the booth in the restaurant and laughter with Damian, THE BEST server in Trace! His service has been such a special treat, I've requested Damian every morning during my one week stay. No other way to start my morning! The W is the place to be! Oh, and I can't forget the bar! Late night snacks and drinks are awesome. The bartender Brian is so cool! His drinks are great and he's super kind. I will be back, in September when it gets warmer. And yes- I'll be at W San Fran. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Vibe, Great Location

Dec 11, 2019 Trippy_Tomato2 Santa Barbara, California

The SF W is a very contemporary hotel. The rooms are very nicely appointed with a chic modern appeal. The staff was super friendly. The bar scene fun and lively. The location can't be beat for ease of access, especially if you're going to spend time in SOMA, MOMA or Moscone.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location, great corner room, very nice staff, workout room, nice vibe!!!

Dec 1, 2019 zympo Boulder, Colorado

The W Hotel was an enjoyable place to stay with my two teenagers (ages 17 and 15). The vibe is fun, relaxing, and we stayed in a gorgeous, corner, huge room! The mini bar had healthy fun snacks and supplies, as well as the refrigerator. The location is perfect and close to shopping, food, and transportation. We were en route to a wedding in… Read more
The W Hotel was an enjoyable place to stay with my two teenagers (ages 17 and 15). The vibe is fun, relaxing, and we stayed in a gorgeous, corner, huge room! The mini bar had healthy fun snacks and supplies, as well as the refrigerator. The location is perfect and close to shopping, food, and transportation. We were en route to a wedding in Hawaii and left Denver a day early due to a snowstorm. We did not have the W Hotel planned on our itinerary. We scheduled the last minute, and we were pleased with our decision. The workout room is bright, with natural light, freshwater to fill your water bottle, and nice equipment. We enjoyed our stay, purchased a couple of items for our trip, and worked out before our flight. Such a fun place to stay in downtown SFO! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel. Not a WOW W hotel though.

Nov 19, 2019 sterpo65 Melbourne, Australia

Nice hotel. room was nice and they upgraded me because of my status when I arrived. I was also fortunate to have my room ready at 7.30am when I arrived. hotel is in a very convenient location. the front desk service was exceptional. the bar was lovely too. overall though it wasn't perfect to give it a 5. experienced a few issues which they… Read more
Nice hotel. room was nice and they upgraded me because of my status when I arrived. I was also fortunate to have my room ready at 7.30am when I arrived. hotel is in a very convenient location. the front desk service was exceptional. the bar was lovely too. overall though it wasn't perfect to give it a 5. experienced a few issues which they rectified or were genuine about rectifying. I would have given it 4.5 stars if the option was available. ive stayed now in 9 different W hotels and this was mid to upper standard for them. big shout out the the front desk lady who check me in and out. forgot her name but she was asian/american. lovely woman. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Solid 4 star option in SF

Nov 15, 2019 oc_traveler2020 Irvine, California

I just had the pleasure of staying at the W SF for 4 nights for my work's conference at the Moscone Center and across the street Fogo De Chao, (steakhouse). Pre-arrival was great the W Insider team reached out to me make several recommendations which I appreciated. Checkin was wonderful as my room was ready even before noon which I appreciated… Read more
I just had the pleasure of staying at the W SF for 4 nights for my work's conference at the Moscone Center and across the street Fogo De Chao, (steakhouse). Pre-arrival was great the W Insider team reached out to me make several recommendations which I appreciated. Checkin was wonderful as my room was ready even before noon which I appreciated after a long travel day. The front desk staff even gave me some sip credit @ the Living Room Bar which I really appreciated but did not have a chance to use until the last night. I had breakfast at Trace 3 days in a row and found it to be decently healthy. I know the W brand is evolving and things on the menu appeared lighter and healthier. I am not sure what to think of the rooms yet the remodeled rooms are somewhat "lighter" and airy, almost like what you would find about the Delano or Mondrian. However the simplicity of the Fabulous King room that I was in made me feel as like I was in a standard Westin. Having just came back from the W Bali, I must say the resorts style design of the W is still world class compared to the US-based hotel designs. To be honest I was not a fan of the new organic (and flavorless) bathroom products - as I even have the Bliss shampoo for my home. The room didnt have the standard W smell anymore only the common area. Oh and the Nespresso machine inside the room is a nice touch. I have the latest Nespresso machine at home and it doesnt compare to this original line one! Wonderful to enjoy while getting ready in the morning! Whatever/Whenever service was great whenever I needed them for anything, but to be fair for that team, I didnt requested anything out of ordinary. Hats off to Espie for providing such great service even through the phone. I did have a small issue regarding a bar bill towards the end of the stay and was initially given the run around a bit, but Roger, who is an amazing GM, helped me resolve the issue. Thanks again Roger! I'm forever a W fan and a Marriot Fan for Life! Read less