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The Pickwick Hotel

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7.1
Good
3,333 reviews
+1 415-421-7500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge
Located in Downtown San Francisco, the Pickwick Hotel is ideally situated for both leisure and business travel. Just 1 block away are the famed cable car turnaround, the nine story San Francisco shopping center Nordstroms, the Bloomingdales Flagship Store, and Sony Metreon. From Pickwick it is 2 blocks to Moscone Convention Center and 3 blocks to Union Square. We offer a unique experience blending very best of old-world elegance with todays modern amenities. A landmark since its inception, The Pickwick Hotel is a fine example of Neo Gothic Architecture. Built in 1926 as the Pickwick Stage Lines and featured in the writings of renowned author Dashiell Hammett, in his classic mystery The Maltese Falcon.
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South Of Market
85 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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User Highlights
7.1
Good
Location
"Excellent public transportation connections" "Great food nearby"
99% liked the proximity to shopping.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 65%.
Service
"Staff was exceptional" "Wonderful cleaning staff"
80% found the staff to be very friendly.
62% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Functional internet" "Great wi-fi"
57% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Cleanliness
"Musty smell in the bedding" "Stained carpets"
Only 56% said rooms were clean enough.
60% thought it was rather dirty.
Room
"Carpet was old" "Musty smell in the bedding"
Beds were acceptable for 57%.
78% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"Walls are paper thin" "Musty smell in the bedding"
Beds were acceptable for 57%.
85% thought it was too noisy.
Vibe
"AC unit is old" "Loud music"
89% criticized the unstylish hotel.
66% thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly.
Amenities
"Carpets too old" "Carpets looked old"
76% thought the building wasn't nice.
89% complained about the elevator.
Wellness Area
"Workout room was small" "There was no fitness room"
77% didn't like the fitness area.
Breakfast
"No option of breakfast" "No breakfast provided"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Elevator in need of updating
Could be quieter
Great shopping
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
The hotel finished a sweeping renovation, bringing new carpets, curtains, windows, tubs and bedding to all rooms... as well as a new look for the historical lobby.
Gayot
The hotel is located two blocks from Moscone Center, three blocks from Union Square and adjacent to the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping complex.
BlackBook
Faded ‘40s charm like Hollywood version of Dickens. Popular with starlets back in the day.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
192
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 12.00 and USD 23.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible