The gathering place for art exhibitions, film screenings, fashion, and music events
Its "Pets Are Welcome" program, which includes a pet bed, food and water bowl with floor mat, pet-in-room door sign, and a special treat in your guest room
The hotel's location right next door to MoMa
What To Know
Leave the kids at home—this hotel is tailored to vacationing adults
Some of the rooms feature less-than-ideal views
Traffic can make for travel delays in congested SoMa, so plan ahead
Parking on site
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Swanky cosmopolitan hotel wired with the latest technology, cool art, and a vibrant social scene, smack in the middle of SoMa
In-house art exhibits. A vibrant social atmosphere. Trendy, late-night restaurants. This hotel is urban eye-candy for the energetic traveler who wants it all at their fingertips—and the chance to recoup in style. A towering 27-foot light sculpture inside the three-story entrance welcomes guests to one of San Francisco’s chicest hotels. Upstairs, tech and art collide in the kitted-out guest rooms, where in-room amenities include bottles of Grey Goose and Napa wines. But the main draws are all about about the hotel’s many socializing areas. Trace restaurant is styled with posh white furniture and gleaming modern décor that accentuate the refined Californian menu, including some dishes that use honey harvested from the hotel's own rooftop apiary. (Don’t miss the epic weekend brunches.) After dinner, hotel guests and locals who work in the neighborhood’s tech industry pack in to the Living Room Bar and the Upstairs Bar, which features an inviting lounge with radiating colors, nightly beats spun by a live DJ, and top-shelf cocktails like the R&R (Bulleit Rye, bitters, root liqueur, and a splash of vanilla). But for all it provides in the nightlife scene, the W doesn’t skimp out on next-day recovery. A “hangover kit”—Advil, mouthwash, sunglasses, and vitamin water—is available via room service, while the 5,000-square-foot spa maximizes relaxation potential.
In the Area
Being smack in the center of SoMa, San Francisco’s cutting-edge neighborhood means there’s no shortage of activities within reach of the W. In fact, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the hotel’s next-door neighbor. on sunny days, venture across the street to Yerba Buena Gardens, a two-block park of green space, water features, and art installations that's also home to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which hosts a packed calendar of visual arts and culture performances and events. Just a few blocks away, the Westfield Metreon is a modern, upscale mall that will change your idea of what a shopping experience can be. And don't miss the famous handmade noodles at M.Y. China.
W San Francisco
181 3rd St
San Francisco, California 94103
How to Get There
The preferred airport for W Hotel San Francisco is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 18.9 km / 11.7 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.