The Whitcomb is 3.5 miles away from Golden Gate Park.
Established in 1916, the Whitcomb is one of the top historic hotels in San Francisco and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Offering the allure of high cathedral ceilings, a marble-lined lobby, Austrian-crystal chandeliers, and stained-glass windows, the smoke-free hotel is situated in the downtown theater district, where guests also enjoy easy access to a nearby BART and MUNI station.
Points of interest found close by include the Yerba Buena Gardens, Orpheum Theatre, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and plenty of trendy Soma and Hayes Valley restaurants, shops and attractions.
There are 460 guestrooms with 12 parlor suites at the Whitcomb that offer a Victorian flair combined with a range of modern amenities. Rooms come with complimentary wireless Internet access, 27-inch TVs with pay movies, and your choice of shower/tub combinations or just a shower. Some of the best views of the city are enjoyed at the Penthouse Governor’s Suite.
Guests at the LEED-Certified Whitcomb also enjoy:
• Dining at the Market Street Grill – a lobby restaurant offering steak and seafood specialties
• A lobby kiosk with Starbucks coffee drinks and pastries – open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday
• Fitness center with treadmills, stationary bikes, a stair machine, and strength-training equipment
Transportation from the Whitcomb Hotel to Golden Gate Park
1. Car or Taxi
The shortest route by car or taxi to Golden Gate Park is to take Fell Street – it is about a 19-minute trip.
Start by heading southwest on Market Street toward Hayes Street. Make a slight right onto Hayes Street, followed by a left turn onto Octavia Street. Next, take the second right onto Fell Street. Turn right onto Scott Street, and then take the first left onto Hayes Street. You will then take the third left onto Baker Street, and then make a right turn to reach Fell Street. Continue onto John F Kennedy Drive, and then make a slight left onto Kezar Drive. Continue onto Lincoln Way, and then make a right turn onto 9th Avenue. Continue onto Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Make a right turn onto Transverse Drive, and then continue onto Middle Drive West to reach the center of the park.
Start by heading southwest on Market Street toward Hayes Street. Make a slight right onto San Francisco Bicycle Route 32, and then continue onto San Francisco Bicycle Route 830. A right turn keeps you on the bike route. You will also need to make a left to keep following the bike route.
It will take 30 minutes to reach the middle of the park on bike.
3. Light Rail
The N – Judah (Direction: Ocean Beach via Downtown) takes about 39 minutes to reach the middle of Golden Gate Park from the Whitcomb. The light rail departs Metro Civic Center Station/Outbd, and arrives at Judah Street and 19th Avenue. You will walk up 19th Avenue to enter the park.
The quickest bus route to take for visiting Golden Gate Park from the Whitcomb is the 5-bus (Fulton – Direction: Ocean Beach), which departs from Mcallister Street and Hyde Street, and arrives at Fulton Street and 22nd Avenue. It will take about 36 minutes to reach the center of the park.
Address: 1231 Market Street
Phone Number: (415) 626-8000