The Whitcomb Hotel is perfectly situated in the citys cultural arts and business districts including SOMa and Hayes Valley and is just across from the Orpheum Theater and the asian art Museum. Moscone Center and Union Square with its exclusive shopping and worldfamous cable cars are within walking distance and with public transportation guests are minutes from the Financial District Fishermans Wharf Chinatown Golden Gate Bridge aT&T Park Nob Hill the Castro District the Palace of Fine arts and Ghirardelli Square. The hotel served as the seat of government for San Francisco from 1912 through 1915. Officially opening its doors as Hotel Whitcomb in 1916 the hotel soon became the place to see and be seen. Concerts were broadcast nationwide from the Whitcomb Ballroom and the hotel still boasts one of the largest parquet dance floors in the city. Through the years Hotel Whitcomb has undergone various renovations and upgrades to maintain its level of elegance and charm while remaining true to the gracious traditions that embody its spirit of San Francisco hospitality and community. Stylishly adorned with artisanal decor richly furnished each of the 460 guestrooms features personal climate control and many thoughtful amenities including free high speed internet relaxing inroom movies iron ironing board and room service.