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Stevenson Ranch, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inexpensive, but great value. Room was clean and efficient. Not fancy, but quite acceptable with a friendly staff. Free parking a big plus in a city with deficient and expensive parking. Good location within walking distance to many attractions in the center if town, including fisherman's wharf.

1 Thank Evelyn B
Pueblo, Colorado
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to spend less on accommodations and more on eating and sightseeing. I looked at a lot of places in this area but chose this one due to a picture I saw of the bedspread believe it or not and when I read it had free parking that was the icing on the cake. Check in was easy and... More 

1 Thank HungryTraveler13
Roseville, California
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms are small, but I was comfortable and the location is great. Large shower in bathroom and room had small fridge and microwave. Parking is free, that in itself is a rare commodity these days in SF. Area has loud traffic noise and the walls are thin, I definitely could hear my neighbors laughing through the walls. I had... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The Van Ness Inn isn't the best hotel in San Francisco. The rooms are quite small and the building generally isn't too new. However, it's got a great location that's around a 5-10 minute walk to Lombard Street and a 10-20 minute walk to the Fisherman's Wharf. It also isn't very expensive. The location offers free parking: something not all... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Decent location, some 10-15 minutes walking from Fisherman's Wharf and 5 minutes from Lombard St, and free parking made us choose Van Ness Inn. Staff was friendly and room was alright - except for paper thin walls which forced us to listen to the next guy's TV way past midnight. WiFi was very weak. It was also no bargain even... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have left some personal things in my room and sent few emails to the hotel intstantly after check out - I just wanted to order a courier shipping for my things. Since 6 days no reaction, my emails will be just ignored - very humiliatingly for a hotel, I'm more than disappointed. To the hotel - there is trash... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Hotel is easy to find and just off Van Ness where highway 1 north traffic turns so a little less traffic passing by here. Rooms are being upgraded but mine looked tired with cracked washbasin and badly scratched toilet. However, it was okay for one night. Price competitive and at least with my own bathroom unlike many hotels at this... More 

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Torrance, California
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The place is a little older but it is kept up. Bathroom was kind of small. TV had issues so I used the WIFI. Has small continental breakfast. Place was clean and quite. There is parking a plus in SF. Its close so you can walk to Fisherman's Wharf and to Russian Hill.

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The staff was so rude. But, I like the hotel. The room was spacious and the location was very nice. It is near North Beach and Lombard Street (within walking distance). Also it was a nice walk to the Golden Bridge, we get to pass through other nice parks. I highly recommend it!

Thank evita b
London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2016

i spent 3 days thare and i can say tath the location is very good, for the rest the room are ok, nothing special. S.F. is a very expensive city is is good thet i can park your car at the motel and is free.

Thank daviddvd2016

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Staying in Russian Hill

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Best Inn Fisherman's Wharf The Best Inn at Van Ness is conveniently located five blocks away from the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square from where you can stroll and take in the sites that line the row from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. You will enjoy San Francisco more from our reasonably priced, attractive accommodations in one the most convenient location in town! We pride ourselves with providing first class service and attention to our guests needs ... more   less 

Additional Information about Van Ness Inn Hotel

Address: 2850 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1426 (Formerly America's Best Inn San Francisco)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Price Range: £65 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Van Ness Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“The street is noisy and you will hear the buses, emergency vehicles, people and if that bothers you don't go to San Francisco.”
 of 5 bubbles HungryTraveler13, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Renovated if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelc520, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay out of corner room the traffic noise echos.”
 of 5 bubbles FilAmfighter1, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Just stay away”
 of 5 bubbles dazmondoUk, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We were given a room on the top floor, if you want good wifi connection a room closest to the office would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles Pandabear17, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
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