Rated 4 out of 5 by daveshen Amazing vibe & service
Had a great stay at the W San Francisco. Staff was extremely helpful and responsive to my needs. The gym unfortunately was under construction. They did offer me to use the Crunch gym near the hotel -- which was more than acceptable. The service at Trace (the restaurant) was not good -- took much longer than expected to bring out the food.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clhm5 Great customer service
I just returned from my trip to San Francisco and my stay at the W. What a wonderful trip made possible by the customer service provided by the staff at the W. Everyone from the check-in clerk to the concierge to the maintenance crew was most accommodating. I truly can not express how wonderful that made my stay. The location was perfect. It was in walking distance of the convention center and the heart of downtown San Fran. During my travels I have stayed at many different hotels and their customer service does not compare to that at the W. Thanks again for your assistance and I look forward to staying at the W again
July 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maca Great hotel
Second time I have stayed. Great staff, large room. Everything you need.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jwc194 Good Hotel
No complaints! I would stay there again.
June 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tess54 Not again
An o.k. place to stay to sleep but if you are interested in a beautiful Lobby, rooms, great beds etc then choose another Hotel. If you are booking with a third party booking service then do not stay here. They will put you in a sub standard room and on a lower floor.
December 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by guille11 Overrated
Customer Service was excellent - way above expectations. Everything else is overpriced. Food was ridiculously expensive. Parking was ridiculously expensive. The hotel rooms are small and cliche'.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mick96734 Great Hotel Location
The location is located right across from the Moscone Convention Center and about 2 blocks south of Market St. It is still convenient to BART, which is about 2-1/2 blocks away. Located within walking distance to Union Square and Powell St. Cable Car stop.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rodger Gordon/Mark: High Standard In Customer Service
During breakfast on the day of departure I got the pleasure to talk with Mark. He was busy setting up for a lunch party, but took a solid 10 minutes out of his day to talk baseball. He was extremely nice and genuine. He remembered me at check out and was very friendly then as well.
I checked out around 4pm, which was during tea time. The hotel offers the coolest tea bags I have ever seen. I took a seat to enjoy my tea, and not too long after a hotel guest started complaining to Gordon about every little thing possible. Ridiculous complaints. (ex. If you think the minibar is too expensive: 1. Stop by a store that's a lot less convenient. 2. Don't buy anything. If across the board hotel guests feel the prices are too high, the monthly sales report will drive the prices down) Naturally I had to fight to keep my mouth shut as this individual verbally tore down the W. I was impressed with Gordon's reaction. He handled the situation far better than I would have. He took notes on what was said, remained very professional, and the upset guest walked away with a smile.
I left a previous review for how awesome the location and property is.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by john727 Convenient and comfortable
Enjoyed my stay during a conference. The hotel location is convenient, the lobby is comfortable, and the room was comfortable.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAT777 Superior Service
All the staffs are very nice and professional, special thanks to Priya, who is extremely friendly and resourceful, made us feel like home. She took extra step by sending birthday card/little chocolate cake with super nice presentation to room for my 7 years old boy. The little gesture touches our heart and we will remember it forever. We stayed many hotels in the city including St Regis, W San Francisco Hotel is by far the best hotel ever.
Beside excellent service, food is also really good, very nice location, comfortable/attractive contemporary lobby, and bright/artistic room decoration with good view.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nadeemii Excellent staff and location
Standards is above the typical W Hotels brand and service above and beyond. Conveniently located and an amazing bar t9 relax in.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bmhuetter Love this hotel! Excellent Service
Alex was a great host and helped to check me in quickly with a high level of quality customer service.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay2014 Great stay.. Pool is gone
The W San Francisco is as a great as always. In terms of service, room, quality and the excellent staff.
We were treated very well and enjoyed our stay. A very important part of our stay at the W san Francisco is the incredible indoor pool.
We were surprised and saddened to hear that the hotel decided to dismantle and remove the pool.
This decreases the quality of the facilities at the W san francisco. The presence of the pool was a very important part of the experience at the W san Francisco.
I highly recommend that the management reconsider the installation of a pool at the hotel.
January 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by hweng Lost my iphone charger and didn't get it back
I lost my charger along with the USB line at the hotel after I checked out. I called the hotel within 4 hours and the manager at Lost & Found Dept told me the room had been cleaned and no charger to be found when he visited. I waited for 20 hours to give a second call and still no feedback until now. I know there is no hope for me to find the lost items but I am VERY frustrated at how the thing was handled. This is not about the value of the lost items but about the integrity of the hotel. So overall, I won't recommend this hotel to anyone else and am not planning to stay for future visits.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by amanda1230 Great
The stay was WONDERFUL!!!! We were placed by the construction - being awake at 8am because of the construction noise while on vacation was not ideal, but understood as the city was compressed. Maybe a corporate traveler would be better in the construction rooms.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birthday19 The San Francisco Treat
This is a facility that breaks from the brass, oak, marble ,traditional style luxury hotel. Black granite, stainless steel, and glass abound. With the addition of fresh lillies, fireplaces and modern seating areas
the hotel feels more like a club than a stuffy hotel lobby. The advant garde thread continues throughout the hotel's corridors and rooms. The room itself had an efficient eastern motif. There was a window bench, white plantation shutters, pink glowing Buddah, A stainless steel Kaliedescope and bleached wood workspace/entertainment center. Room was exeptionally clean and bed was super comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. This place matches the vibrant essensce of SF perfectly.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick99 Wonderful and fun hotel despite billing issues
We came to town booking 2 rooms for 4 days to scatter the ashes of a loved one. The hotel was lively and fun, but certainly not loud or noticable in the rooms.
From check-in, we were welcomed warmly. The gentleman who checked us in helped us upgrade to rooms and moved us so that we were able to check in early. I came down with a question the next day, and he even remembered my name. That is service!
The restaurant and the bar were great, adn the girl who served us in the restaurant a few times at breakfast and once for dinner was very sweet and attentive.
We did book a "Bliss Spa" package that included credits at the spa. Unfortunatly, the spa was so busy the only thing we were able to book between the 2 of us over the 4 days was a single manicure. That left us with a significant credit. I inquired about it before checkout, at checkout, and the hotel followed up a day later as they tried to figure out what to do. I heard from one of the managers a little over a week later appologizing as it was a new package and they had not worked out the kinks yet. Instead of offering me SPG points, he simply refunded the complete value of the unused spa credits, and gave me SPG points on top of it, which was much more than I asked for to begin with.
It is clear that the staff care about their guests, and they all went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
I will be back next year when I am back in San Francisco.
October 2, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by NOTIMPRESSED Invasion of Privacy
Within 3 hours of checking in, a hotel security member keyed into my room without knocking claiming he was looking for something for a prior guest. Thankfully I had the security bolt against the door that alerted me someone was attempting to come in. Then at 3am that evening people were banging doors, walls and screaming in the hallway. I called the front desk and they claimed they sent someone up to tell them to quiet down, however, it took quite some time for it to actually quiet down.
The room is OK but not clean. I love W hotels and their products but this hotel room was not clean.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick99 Wonderful vacation stay
We were in town with some friends for a long weekend. We had booked 2 rooms, one was simply a high floor with an amazing view, although I would have appreciated a corner upgrade. The other room was upgraded to a suite, which was fantastic! The two bathrooms and showers made it so easy to get ready to go out at the same time.
The only negative with this was the fact that the suite was not ready until close to 5pm, nearly 2hrs after the promised time of 3pm, and when you arrive from the airport at 1pm, that's quite a long wait. Thankfully we were able to use the other room to change, cleanup, and store our bags. I brought this up to the hotel both during check-in and checkout, but also in an email and they did not seem to care or do anything about it.
My only other complaint was in regards to room service charging us for extra glasses, and then bringing the wrong ones. This however, was taken care of quite quickly.
The food in the restaurant, both for breakfasts and 1 dinner was amazing, and the cocktails were to die for. Definitely choose the breakfast as your Platinum amenity, as it gives you a deep discount, and it just may be the best breakfast in SF.
Upon checking out, I realized I had left my jacket in the suite closet. We had to check out of the suite early, as they refused us a late checkout (despite the fact that we had to check-in late). When we came back to check out of the other room and retrieve our things, they had retrieved the jacket for me, AND a phone charger we had left that I didn't even know about. That was wonderful and very good service. Thanks!
I will certainly be returning to this hotel and recommending it, and I just hope that they will learn to honor check-in times and if something happens and they cant, do something and don't refuse to honor a late check out!
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dingodaniels One of my favorites
This is the hotel to go to for events. There's definitely a modern, youthful atmosphere here, from the two bars, to even the old school Pac-Man table.
I've spent many nights here and other Starwood properties, and will continue to do so. The staff really knows how to treat a guest regardless of SPG level. I've been coming from before joining SPG as preferred until now, as Platinum, and the level of service never waivers.
The only downer is the street construction, as it obfuscates the Valet "Wheels" entrance. The other downer (not the W's fault) is SF MoMA is closed for some time.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fuellenbach Amazing Food
Each year I experience dozens conventions that are catered. A few months ago I attended an industry event at the W Hotel in San Francisco. Everything was remarkable. I give the highest praises to the staff and hotel for my experience at the W Hotel but one thing above all others deserves a praise of excellence. The team of Chefs that catered the event was amazing. Catered food usually is not remembered or even praised but the chefs that created the menu did such a wonderful job I wish I could find a restaurant that offered the dishes they prepared. My hat is off to the catering team.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Docdees First stay at W
I have been a SPG Gold member and Westin Timeshare owner for years. I appreciate and understand the benefit of getting a late (4pm) check out WHEN AVAILABLE. I emphasize that because I have been in many situations where I requested a late checkout but it was not granted because of availability and I respect that. With our stay at your W, my wife made reservations for a suite months ago and we arrived at approx. 2:30 or 3 pm and were told that our room would not be available until 5:30pm because the prior guests were granted a late checkout! Unacceptable in my opinion. We had specific timed dinner plans that we had to be at and instead of relaxing in our room before my surprise birthday party we were put into another room and then had to move into our suite at approx 5:15 pm. The timing was horrible for us and all we did was rush around, change rooms and rush to get ready. It was so stressful and made for a stressful start to our evening. Maybe give the prior guest until 2pm or so but not till 4 pm knowing that you can't clean a room properly in 5 min to allow my guaranteed check in of 4 pm. Totally poor planning on your part and tainted our first ever stay at a W.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBard Fabulous
We had a great girls weekend at The W! Thanks for an amazing stay!
I want to give extra accolades to Claudia Nuta. She went above and beyond to assist me with reservations and a package that had a couple of roadblocks. She took it in stride, was incredibly helpful and worked everything out in the end. Not only did she help out with securing my package deal, she had a lovely cheese board delivered to our room on the first night. What a great surprise! Love the service at The W from everyone we encountered, but Claudia stood out! Thanks so much for an incredible weekend!
May 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Armywahine My last and only stay
When I had placed my reservations through spg.com I had booked two rooms and was asked for the name of the second guest not knowing that the name would be the only person to check-in. When I had checked in I had requested adjoining rooms, the person stated they would reserve the room 2nd room and did not indicate the rooms were not adjoining. The receptionist also stated that no special request was made when I had made the reservation. It was too late to cancel the second room and the only accommodation was the same floor.
The room looked immaculate, but a foil wrapped food package was left from the previous guest.
The fact that I was a SPG preferred guest was not recognized when I checked in was disappointing.
January 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sanjay1907 Internet charges and room facility
While checking in, Priya told me Internet was paid for by the convention room block fare and then when I told the staff at checkout it should be removed, they said I was wrong. I said, please check with Priya and they refused. He also said other attendees at the convention had the same confusion.
Also, why is there not a coffee maker in the room even if it was just to heat some water? (San Fran location on Mission St, across Moscone and Chevys)
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex518 Awesome hotel!
The W San Francisco met and exceeded all of my expectations. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the bar in the living room was amazing and the food was delicious; especially the grilled cheese.
The gym was also great and very clean. I loved that each cardio machine has its own television.
The staff, from check-in to check-out, was very knowledgable of the hotel and the city and very friendly and quickly answered/solved concerns and questions.
The changing of floor mats throughout the hotel is a nice little touch too that I enjoyed.
June 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Philippe123456 Very poor experience
- had to go back three times to get a set of key that would open my door when I checked in. Two days later, it stopped working and I waited 20mn at the door for someone to open it
- was woken up at 2am and 4pm my first night by people partying in the adjacent room
- gym is being refurbished, so had to exercise in the tent the hotel set up outside
- finally, I had to wait 45mn for valet parking to pull up my car on departure. Nearly missed my flight
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bj75 W customer service has no equal!
Exemplary customer service as is typical of the "W" brand! Everyone from the valet staff, Anna-Lynne at check-in (she wished me a happy belated birthday!), the bartenders and Ganu. Ganu helped us with our luggage upon our arrival, an excellent breakfast recommendation, and even took the time to help us plan our timeline for our return trip to the airport!
All this wonderfullness and the bathroom is stocked with the absolute cheapest toilet paper on the planet. For $400+ a night I think a little better quality TP is justified.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texrunner The "W Experience" something pretty Wonderful!
My Husband and I would like to say thank you to the entire W San Francisco Team! We had the pleasure of staying with you during our wedding over the Memorial Day Weekend! So many of you guys just went out of your way to welcome us and make us feel so very special during our stay!
From the wonderful card and surprise at check in, to the kind thoughts and gifts in our room, to the Living Room staff, to the Trace Team who made our dinner so very special! You all are just awesome individuals who truly care about your guest! It shows in your action and attention to so many details! You guys "get it" when it comes to service and it really shows in your actions!
After 20 years I got to finally marry the man I love! It was only natural that we trusted and believed in our "W Family" to help us celebrate this event! Tom and I have been long W fans and we understand and appreciate the W difference! You guys truly made our trip so much more special and we just cant thank you enough!!
I would also like to give special thanks to Gordon who provided assistance with our reservation and truly welcomed us to the W San Francisco!
Thank you all,
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATso69 Awesome Decor, Comfort
It was one of my best hotels that I ever stayed at and I would recommend this to everyone that I know.
May 27, 2014