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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Ranked #47 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, UK
Level 6 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Spot On!”
Reviewed 5 September 2008

We chose to stay at the HI Express for a couple of reasons. Most of the Fishermans Wharf hotel were coming in at about the same price, so went with what looked like best value. The HI Express offers a free breakfast every morning, so that sealed the deal for us.

Location can't be faulted, it's right in the middle of the Wharf. You can walk to pretty much anywhere within 5 mintues, including Pier 39 and cable car turnarounds. It is on North Point Street, a fairly quite street from our experience. Our room overlooked the street, and we had absolutely no complaints about road noise, or noise from other rooms for that matter. We were on the 4th (top) floor, right at the end of the corridor, which must have helped keep noise levels down. With only 4 floors, there was never a long wait for the elevator.

The hotel looks very new, everything feels fresh, and everything was spotlessly clean. No complaints whatsoever, and the daily housekeeping did a good job. The bed itself was very comfy, though the room itself wasn't that large. Fine for the two of us, but you couldn't have fitted anyone else in there. Not a problem though, as we weren't there to spend time in the hotel. We found the two internet access PC's in the lobby very handy, and on only a couple of occasions did we have to wait.

Breakfast was very good for a 'free' breakfast. They had the usual selection of cereal, fruit, yoghurts, pastries, muffins, etc, plus a small selection of cooked foods like sausages, bacon, egg, etc. Free coffee, juice and milk as well of course.

The staff at the front desk were very friendly and polite. Both check-in and check-out were efficent. We didn't make use of the parking at the hotel, which at around $42 a day plus tip (it is valet only), we were glad we didn't have a car. The hotel does have an undercover pull in, which is big enough to hold a couple of cars, which was handy for us on checkout day as we collected a car from Avis just around the corner, and brought it back to the hotel to load up. They were happy for us to park in the drop-off area for 15 minutes to load up.

We'd have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to others, and would certainly stay there again. It's not really that cheap (we paid $200 a night at the start of June 2008), but no more expensive that anywhere else in the area, but we were happy with what we got.

Stayed June 2008
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Reviewed 4 September 2008

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel. The entire staff were wonderful, the room was clean and a good size (we had 2 double beds for our family of four) and the hotel's decor was clean and fresh. The front desk staff were helpful, the cleaning staff did an excellent job cleaning our room daily and the breakfast staff did a fine job of replenishing food during an always hectic breakfast. The breakfast was excellent with a number of different choices (both hot and cold food available). One of my daughters' suffers from asthma. Unfortunately we could not book and be guaranteed a non smoking room through Hotwire in advance. However I contacted the Hotel on the morning of our arrival to request a non smoking room and upon our arrival later that day they had met my request and our non smoking room was ready for us(before 3 p.m. check-in) Our only concern would be the room location given to us. The room faced Beach St. and the F Line Streetcar roars by on Beach St. starting around 5:00 a.m. The Hotel's sound insulation was good but we often were still awakened by the sound of the streetcar in the morning. However we most certainly thought we got excellent value! The location in Fisherman's Wharf was excellent with easy access to public transit (both Cable Cars and the streetcar line). We rented a car for 3 of our 7 day stay and were able to find overnight street parking near the hotel every night which allowed us to save about $40 per night had we parked the car in the Hotel garage. My wife and I are both runners and we used the Hotel's fitness facility. As well it was a short run from the Hotel to the waterfront where we could run along the Embarcadero for several miles without worrying about vehicular traffic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Fisherman's Wharf. I would HIGHLY recommend this Hotel.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Room facing Beach Street where F line runs
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Cambridge, UK
Level 6 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2008

An amazing place. The best hotel of my trip.

Arrived at night at Pier 39 after being bussed from Amtrak across the Bay and being pointed in the right direction I took the short walk to the hotel. I'd worked out the right way in from using Google Streetview which helped me a huge amount in San Francisco but with all the hotels in the area it's not always obvious.

Fast check-in, upstairs and right upstairs in the lift. Lovely big comfy bed, great bathroom, lockable 'safe' in the cupboard which was useful and free internet access which I made good use of.

No view (out into an internal courtyard/gap between rooms) but unless you were on the top floor at the front I don't think you'd get a view.

Ice and drinks machine round the corner, first one I'd seen where you needed your door key to get to it. Talking of keys I locked mine in my room one day and the front desk were very quick at replacing them for me.

Fishermans Wharf is round the corner and there are lots of places to shop and eat. Walgreens is amazing and exceptionally useful being open so late when you desperately need after sun lotion from cycling around all day!
So many attractions nearby in the wharf but also Pier 39 and it's seals and shops. Bit of a gap and a walk until you get to the Ferry Building which is the only 'issue' I had but the city has so much to offer.

I was exceptionally happy with my stay, just wished I could have stayed longer. I'll be back.

  • Liked — Location and calmness
  • Disliked — Gap between Fishermans Wharf and 'city' but you make the choice of which is more important!
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled solo
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Scotland
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2008

Had a four night city break to San Francisco in late June 2008. First time in the city and chose this hotel after looking at reviews on this site. We were not disappointed and found a lot of positive features. The price was good, especially when including the buffet breakfast which was simple but allowed enough choice to set you up for the day. We had two rooms between five and they were both good sized, clean and reasonably furnished. While we didn't have many occasions to require help from the staff, when we did we found them friendly and helpful. The big plus for this hotel is definitely the location, just off Fisherman's Wharf, with lots of attractions within walking distance. There is a MUNI terminus just around the corner and two cable car lines end close to the hotel. There are also plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area.

For anyone looking for an affordable, well located base to explore San Francisco, we strongly recommend considering staying at this hotel.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank 20aloha08
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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

We booked 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Express San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf through Hotwire. We booked the room for 2 adults and 2 children (age 11 and 14). When we arrived, we were told the room wasn't ready, but to go to lunch and come back in an hour or so. When we came back, we were given a room with one King sized bed for 4 people! They told us they could not give us 2 beds because they were oversold on those rooms. They also said that Hotwire didn't guarantee the number of beds in the room. I argued that Hotwire did guarantee a room that would sleep the number of people that the reservation is made for. They offered us a rollaway at no cost, but could not put a second rollaway in the room due to fire code. They suggested I call Hotwire and ask them to move us to a new hotel. Hotwire offered nothing to help us. The hotel told us to take it or leave it, since they knew we had prepaid the hotel stay at a fraction of the cost that they could book the room for. The hotel manager spoke to Hotwire on my cell phone, but never once came out to talk to us! We had to sleep 3 of us in the King sized bed! Buyer beware ... Hotwire is very vague as to the number of beds that are provided in a hotel. The hotel can do what they want. You are caught in the middle. I'm not sure I will book a hotel through Hotwire again.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Carnforth. England
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

Our family (4) enjoyed a nice stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Fishermans Wharf. Room was a good size, the breakfast was a good start to the day. Staff were friendly and the hotel is in a great location.
If you plan to go to Alcatraz then book before you get here as it is vey popular and can get booked up, we were very lucky and got on the tour the first day of our 3 day visit after that the tour was booked up for the rest of the time we were there.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank gogggsy
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England
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

Stayed here for 3 nights in July. Hotel is clean and welcoming and extremly well situated but I have to agree with reviewer who complained about the expensive parking charge and the fiasco over breakfast. Although as usual the breakfast is included the room rate was expensive compared to other Holiday Inn Express hotels we have stayed in. The breakfast area was packed out and often nowhere to sit. Many peopel looked around and then had to take breakfast back to their room.Staff seemed to find it difficult to keep the shelves stocked and we were left disappointed with the remaining choice. Because this is a very large, busy hotel perhaps a bit more thought needs to be given to the layout of the breakfast area- moving toastersetc..Overall I would still recommend thsi hotel as the situation was excellent and the majority of staff extremely helpful.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Louisa_P
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Address: 550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1312
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#57 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#76 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf 2.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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Whether for business or leisure, reserve a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in San Francisco Fisherman s Wharf. At a top option among San Francisco hotels near Fisherman s Wharf, delight in a locale with easy access to attractions including: Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz and Bay Cruise Ferries while cable cars nearby provide transportation to Union Square, Chinatown and Moscone Convention Center. Experience the Bay City from the comfort of our San Francisco lodging. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at our downtown San Francisco, California hotel before exploring the area. At day s end, retreat to our San Francisco hotel and unwind in a spacious room appointed with our plush Simple Smart Bedding Collection and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgrade to our San Francisco suites providing wet bars with microwaves and refrigerators. Complimentary amenities include local phone calls, a business center and a fitness center. Travel San Francisco and book your room at Holiday Inn Express Fisherman s Wharf hotel for unrivaled comfort and value. Check our specials for superb savings on San Francisco, California vacations. ... more   less 
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