Arrival: Mar 23, 2019 Departure: Mar 24, 2019 1 Night, 1 Room, 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94103 USA
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Property Details

Free Wi-Fi a gourmet lobby coffee shop and an eye-catching historic 1916 building all make the Hotel Whitcomb worthwhile for our guests. There are 447 rooms in this eight-story historical hotel. The cozy rooms reflect the building's Victorian heritage yet have modern touches like work desks and free Wi-Fi. The charming lobby has cathedral ceilings Tiffany glass and marble everywhere — and best of all a Starbucks. You'll also find a restaurant and lounge on-site. The business center helps road warriors make the most of their time away from the office while the fitness room makes it easy for active types to keep up with their workouts. Parking is available on-site (for a fee). The Hotel Whitcomb is in SoMa (South of Market) about a half-hour's drive from San Francisco International Airport. The hotel is directly across from the landmark Orpheum Theater on vibrant Market Street. There is a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) rail station on the corner and the classic San Francisco streetcar line travels right in front of the hotel. Take the 10-minute drive to Pier 39 where you can see everything from sea lions to street performers do a little shopping at Fisherman's Wharf and get a bite to eat at a waterfront restaurant. Moscone Convention Center is about six blocks away as are the Yerba Buena Gardens. Hotel Whitcomb offers an old-world feel at a wholesale price plus free Wi-Fi and a fitness room.

Featured Amenities

  • Laundry
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Luggage storage
  • Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94103 USA|Show Map
Reviews

Hotel Whitcomb Guest Reviews

Total Traveler Rating

Total Traveler Rating
2/5


Based on 77 Reviews
Michael
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothing
Bad Tags
I did not like the fact that the hotel charged me even though I already had a prepaid reservation. I also did not like the fact that the front desk gave a complete stranger a key to my room.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2019
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Staff was wonderful and very helpful.
Bad Tags
The hotel is in need of major updates and is very outdated. I would not consider it a 3.5 star hotel.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: November, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Disappointing
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The facilities in my accessible room were great
Bad Tags
It was old and not very clean. There was no airport shuttle despite it being advertised. The gym was a dump, with five pieces of equipment, all of which were broken. There was no refrigerator in the room, and to rent one it would've been an additional $
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: November, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Disappointing
Daniel
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Terrible experience So many homeless people out of the hotel Full of syranges on the floor Bad locations All rooms are very old I paid more then '--- for 2 room and 4 nights and it was terrible Will never use this site and hotel again
Bad Tags
Rooms are Duarte and old Bad location There was a homeless that sneaked inside to the hotel and walked in the rooms.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: October, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The bed, close to bus, metro and bart
Bad Tags
Dark, dusty,no breakfast
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: October, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Only location & outer appearance.
Bad Tags
Hv stayed in better rooms for way cheaper than this hotel. The chevk in area has dirty carpets and old couches. My room was so tiny for $----.I went to ask if there was anything else available and was bluntly disregarded. Loo lock broken. Intercom broken.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: October, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Not impressed
Bad Tags
Very little that we liked. Our stay at Extended Stay America was far more satisfying. Never reccomend this place to anyone unless I don't like them.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Slow and incompetent stuff. Slow elevators. No early check in, no late check out
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Adora
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
the people hanging around outside the rooms are quaint
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Staffs at receptions behaviour was extremely bad
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type: Senior Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Bridget
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
At first I was very hesitant about staying here. But once we arrived, the bellman, front desk reception, security staff and housekeeping staff were all so pleasant and helpful. It is hotel that is over 100 years old...very historical.
Bad Tags
The location can be a bit sketchy due to the homeless lurking around. Walking is fine during the day...but take cabs or an uber if going out at night. We didn't have any problems at all.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
Surendra
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothing
Bad Tags
Customer service
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: September, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location
Bad Tags
It is average.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: August, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Michael
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location
Bad Tags
Staff attitude
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: August, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location Staff is helpful
Bad Tags
I heard it was haunted, but I didn't see any ghost during my stay. I was really hoping to see one so I will have a story to tell.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: August, 2018
Trip Type: Group Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Good
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothing
Bad Tags
The room was very small and parking was $53 plus tax.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: August, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Unfriendly, unaccommodating staff. Room phone didn't work, so couldn't get in touch with front desk or room service. Uncomfortable old bed. Old appliances - shower head barely had any water pressure. Rude housekeeping staff.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: August, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Kevin
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
location
Bad Tags
Room has no microwave, mini fridge or coffee pot
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Good
Robyn
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Good size rooms, great location, nice staff.
Bad Tags
Toilet didn't work- they fixed it eventually. NO water pressure, crummy wifi
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Good
Ryan
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothing.
Bad Tags
The hotel was bad.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
It was affordable.
Bad Tags
The smell of mold in the rooms!!!
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Very room I was in had black mold on all of the windows. Had to switch original room due to the window being so covered you couldn't see outside.. Don't think I'll be staying there again
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Hana
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Architecture
Bad Tags
Staff treated us as if we weren't allowed to be there; maybe because my boyfriend and I are in our 20's with backpacks. We felt completely unwelcomed and the surrounding area is worse than than NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal. Never staying here again!
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location, location, location!
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Wonderful
Yolonda
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The location was great! Near the BART and sites we wanted to see.
Bad Tags
In the shower there were several gnats flying around.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: July, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Good
John
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Not much
Bad Tags
Kinda smelly
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Poor
Dongfang
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The location is good
Bad Tags
The room is too small and too loud
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location is good. quick and easy for a business traveler.
Bad Tags
The elevators were inoperable. And it just feels old and dirty--could use a face lift.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Jamie
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
The smell, the look, the location, the room, the bed. Everything
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Great location, beautiful historic building. My room was spacious (bathroom a little small) and well-maintained. It far exceeded my expectations, and for central San Francisco the price was very reasonable.
Bad Tags
As noted in many complaints the Civic Center area is full of homeless people, and gentrification has not hit it full force. It is a little awkward to see so much desolation so close at hand.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Good
Aydee
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The cost and the rooms are spacious enough and there is convenient parking.
Bad Tags
I could not use most of the outlets and then the one that was working blew out and I lost power in the bathroom so I could not finish styling my hair. I called the front desk and they supposedly sent someone from maintenance but the person never came.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Patricia
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
It was the not a good hotel not safe and it need to be remolded
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Rooms were very outdated and the neighborhood was unsafe
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Fair
Terri
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
I love the character of the hotel
Bad Tags
I have stayed here before and the amount of homeless people on the street was not that bad ....this time it was horrible... saw a man shooting in deigs in between his toes
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Group Traveler
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
Juan
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location
Bad Tags
Hasnt been renovated in decades
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Jack
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Central location and easy ride to and from airport
Bad Tags
Too many homeless people outside the hotel. Extremely unsafe. Staff did not know how to work the business center and would not fill up paper in the printer.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Poor
Constantin
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothing
Bad Tags
Everything
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Teens
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Elevators were out of service most of the time.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
It was historical and cute.
Bad Tags
The location. It's sketchy if you are walking back after 10pm. The neighborhood isn't that great.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: June, 2018
Trip Type: Group Traveler
Reviews Rating: Wonderful
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The old charm.
Bad Tags
Beds feel old.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
I appreciate the older Victorian hotels. Near concert venue. Flexible and helpful around parking.
Bad Tags
Crack pipe left under bed by previous guest missed by room service. Showed it to manager. Said he would contact me about future discount but did not follow up. Front desk check-in slow. Elevator wait horrendous. Major building construction outside window.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Fair
Craig
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Good location
Bad Tags
$40 charge for parking
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Kishonda
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
It's nice and cozy
Bad Tags
The bathroom was very small my room was far from everything and on another side of the door
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The people were very accommodating when requests were made.
Bad Tags
The rooms were very old and outdated, things were plugged in using extension cords and room service from the restaurant was not an option.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The location very close to the Bill Graham civic center
Bad Tags
All the homeless people interning the lobby area by Starbucks
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
David
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Gorgeous, antique lobby. Historic hotel
Bad Tags
1) Room was small and not updated. 2) Windows were sealed with plastic tape. Lots of street noise 3) Extra bed was lumpy and uncomfortable.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
History and vicinity to arts area.
Bad Tags
Wifi was terrible. Rooms were old and dirty. Beds were fine tho. View was of vents and rooftops - not pretty.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Fair
Jim
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
This hotel is located in the central business district. So for my needs, the location was good.
Bad Tags
No warning of lack of parking, absolutely a scavenger hunt if you have a car.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Good
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Convenient access to BART/Muni station.
Bad Tags
Thin walls, tiny room, provided internet access did not work.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Kelly
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The room and the location! Its very close to everything!
Bad Tags
Would have liked some breakfast options included.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Wonderful
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Rooms good for the price, location
Bad Tags
Dark lighting, rude front desk staff
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Leti
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Nothering
Bad Tags
Location
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Noel
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
All the vending machines were out of water. When I called the front desk for water he said drink the tap water. He was so rude. Plus there are homeless people outside of the hotel.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Michelle
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The stafff and easy check in.
Bad Tags
cleanliness could have been better.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Derrell
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
To loud because I have ptsd terrible service and located in a terrible location
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The hotel itself was a beautiful heritage one: similar looking to Titanic ship. The rooms were quaint and felt like we were going back into time. Atmosphere was wonderful.
Bad Tags
The worst part of this hotel is the location. Unfortunately, it is located in the tenderloin district, known for crime, drugs, and homelessness. It felt very uncomfortable walking around that area-- and it stunk!
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: April, 2018
Trip Type:
Reviews Rating: Good
Theresa
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Great location. Loved that Starbucks is in the hotel.
Bad Tags
A lot of homeless hangout around the entrance.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
William
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Great location.
Bad Tags
We had to change rooms because the first room we were given smelled horrible. We were woken up at one in the morning by someone entering our room saying they were staff bring towels that were requested.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Fair
Jeffery
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
It is very class for the price.
Bad Tags
$38 to park overnight
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Good
Nikkol
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
I like that the hotel was all done sort of rustic. The high ceilings were fantastic and the light fixtures in the lobby were lovely. The hotel operator was extremely friendly and kind.
Bad Tags
I room was not cleaned and sheets were not changed. They were dirty toothpicks in the bedding.They took out the dirty cups and didn't replace any of them so we had no cups or glassware. The front desk did nothing.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Good
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The cable car comes right in front of the hotel every 10 minutes. Only $2.75 to Fishermans Warf. Starbucks is in the building. Nice hot showers with lots of water pressure.
Bad Tags
The neighborhood is questionable. Lots of transients.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Good
Dan
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Room was advertised as two single beds. It actually was one bed and I had to sleep at our office instead.
Bad Tags
No second bed
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Business Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Location. Historical architecture. Market St. location means easy access most anywhere.
Bad Tags
No
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Room smelled like smoke even if it was a smoke-free room.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Teens
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
Excellent location in the city. Friendly staff at the hotel. Complaints about homelessness around the hotel are overblown and clearly from people who have never been to SF. I saw typical amount of SF homelessness for a place on the edge of Tenderloin.
Bad Tags
While doing daily stretching on the floor, it was quite clear that the carpet had not been vacuumed (or done very well). Construction noise outside the room (not the hotel's fault, but rather annoying).
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Solo Traveler
Reviews Rating: Very Good
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
There was no free parking. They only offer valet which was 38 dollars. The he plumbing was stopped up in the shower. There was standing water after my partner showered so I didn't even get in. I didn’t switch rooms because it was already 3am by tha
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Disappointing
Paulo
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Terrible location EXPENSIVE PARKING
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: March, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The room was clean and comfortable, and in a good location
Bad Tags
The only hotel parking available was 43 dollars a night, maybe a bit overpriced for such a small room.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: February, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Senastian
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
The location it’s great
Bad Tags
You should offer bottle of water in the rooms, I had to go to vending machine and it was sold out
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: February, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Pleasant
Bayan
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
The parking was way over priced. They would take forever to get your car from the back and I was the only one. Also at 7 am in the morning the fire alarms went off on our whole floor. And it was super loud. We had to call to be told it was a false alarm.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: February, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Teens
Reviews Rating: Disappointing
Michelle
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
THE PRICE AND LOCATION
Bad Tags
I DID NOT LIKE THE NOISE LEVEL, TOO MUCH PARTY PEOPLE.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: January, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Fair
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
The "fitness facility" is horrible. It has of only a handful of antiquated cardio machines that literally don't work. The motors on the treadmills barely run. There are no mats or weights.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: January, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Teens
Reviews Rating: Good
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveler Reviews
Good Tags
There's a Starbucks coffee connected with the lobby, Free WiFi, Fast access to public transportation
Bad Tags
Old facilities, Small double room with old mattresses Located in a not so great area of San Francisco in a NOT family-friendly neighborhood
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: January, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Fair
Maila
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
the hotel has smell. The room's smell is terrible. We just wanted to leave once we stepped in.... we need to buy a air spray to improve the smell so that we can stay for a night. The hotel and the room smell old and ancient.
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: January, 2018
Trip Type: Family with Young Children
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Brandy
Traveler Reviews
Bad Tags
Room was old and not very clean at all. Never told about $38 for parking. Homeless inside hotel. Staff very rude
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: January, 2018
Trip Type: Traveling as Couple
Reviews Rating: Very Poor
Robert
Traveler Reviews
Very nice, will be back
Good Tags
Location
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: December, 2017
Trip Type: Couple
Reviews Rating: Exceptional
Claudia
Traveler Reviews
The room was clean amd spacious, but the bathroom door would not close.
Good Tags
Location and price
Stay Details
Date Of Stay: May, 2017
Trip Type: Couple
Reviews Rating: Good

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