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Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Ranked #86 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Great location, right near fishermans wharf
Nice view from our room of a park
Free wifi provided
Whilst rooms were nice and clean, they need to be updated.
Next time I would probably prefer to spend a little more money and stay in a nicer hotel
Hardly any tv channels on offer

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Hello Nicole J,

Thank you so much for staying with me as well as posting your thoughts. I am glad you enjoyed the location as well as the wi-fi and view. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had a great stay at the Holiday Inn! The rooms were clean, comfortable, and updated. The pool looked nice, but we didn't have time to use it. The staff was friendly, helpful, and courteous. Unfortunately, the hotel didn't offer free breakfast, but there were plenty of restaurants nearby. The hotel is located very close to Fisherman's Wharf, which has lots of shopping and restaurants. Overall, we had a great stay, and would stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Hello,

Thank you so much for staying as well as posting your thoughts on the stay. I am so glad you had a great stay and look forward to having you stay with us again. Until then safe travels and warm regards.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

There's pros and cons to this hotel and imo the cons outweigh the pros. Pros - the location is good, easy access to Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square. The rooms were clean and updated. The beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly. They do have a kiosk that allows you to check in to your airline for your return trip and print outs as well. Cons - there's another Holiday Inn (an Express) around the block. Its similarly priced but includes a small breakfast buffet. This hotel does NOT include a buffet. In fact, the buffet offered is extremely over priced. All their food is overpriced. If you order breakfast the waiter takes food off the buffet, plates it or gives it to the "chef" to reheat or plate up and serve to you like it was prepared in the kitchen special for you when it wasn't. I actually watched it happening. They tell you they have a Denny's on site, when in fact its in a separate building. You have to walk out the front door, around the block to another building. It is technically part of the same hotel, but is separate. If you go out the back door to access Denny's easier, you cannot get back in the same way. You can get into the main building with your room key, but no such access available for the floor door. The cost of the meals at Denny's are very high. Didn't really save to eat at Denny's instead of the hotel. Another con, the walls are thin. We were next to the pool area, which was a bit of a problem with unattended kids running loose. They had a vending machine that took me dozen of attempts to accept my dollars (and they were new and crisp). They do have a gift shop/convenience type store at the entrance. It was nice to get a bottle of water/soda before departing for my day, but it was also pricey and the woman working was a little pushy about trying to sell me souvenirs. Anyway, the place wasn't bad, just really overpriced for what it was and for the amenities offered. Next time, I'd go with the Holiday Inn Express.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Hello Daniel_Lindner,

Thanks so much for staying with us as well as posting your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay as we do work hard to provide a great hotel that guests love. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Very pricey but it's San Fran near the wharf, it doesn't get cheaper. We upgraded to the jr suite and it was the perfect size. Wifi was free and strong. No breakfast but had a frig and microwave so we got breakfast and drinks the night before to save money. It was loud in the morning-we were over an alley. Minutes from anything tourist you want to do. Take the old cable car ride from Powell-Hyde turnaround early in the morning. Kids and adults loved the ride go one way into downtown and then take The F train back-it's cheaper.

Stayed: July 2014
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Dear GinaDX

Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Fisherman Wharf San Francisco and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We apologize about the noise in the alley but we will make sure next time you visit us, we will have an interior room for you.

Hope to see you next time again in San Francisco.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

It's a Holiday Inn, so one knows what to expect. However, this one has a truly great location, super-friendly, helpful staff, is clean and pleasant. Great value. Avoid the street-facing rooms, it's a busy area. Will return.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Dear twa203

Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Fisherman Wharf San Francisco and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you for your feedback about our super friendly staff, clean hotel and we will keep up our good work.

Hope to see you next time when you visit San Francisco.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

As IHG members we stay at Holiday Inns a lot. As a result we have come to expect certain amenities like breakfast and free parking. Not so at this tourist destination hotel. Parking and the hotel restaurant are overpriced. It's irritating but not a deal breaker because there are advantages to this hotel. The staff are very courteous and helpful and the location is excellent for touring the city. It is within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and cable cars and San Francisco's excellent bus system stops in front of the hotel for destinations downtown and beyond. All in all, I'll give it a mild recommendation due to location and service.

Stayed: July 2014
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Dear Napajohnb

Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Fisherman Wharf San Francisco and thank you for being an IHG reward member. Unfortunately, we do charge all guest parking and we do not have a complimentary breakfast. I will reflect your feedback to our General Manager. We are glad that our staff took good care of you and we trained all our staff to be helpful and friendly.

Hope to see you next time again when you visit San Francisco.

Thank you
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We were visiting Silicon Valley from the University of Oxford's EMBA program and decided to come in a few days early to visit San Francisco and vicinity. This hotel is in a great location right next to Fisherman's Wharf. It is a bit touristy, but probably the nicest place in the area. From here you can visit all of the main attractions including various cruises, Chinatown, Alcatraz, Sausalito, and the Redwood forest area.

The hotel was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Rooms were large. Parking was very expensive at $40 per day, but that is common in the area. Reception was very nice, but don't shop in the downstairs store for shirts or clothing. You will be two times what it would cost you along the main shopping strip.

The restaurant was nothing to write home about. The breakfast was $20 and not very good. There is an iHop down the road and that is what I would recommend.

Overall a very good hotel.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Fisherman Wharf San Francisco Joe L and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We will reflect your feedback to our gift shop and to our Food and Beverage Manager. Hope to see you next time again when you visit San Francisco again.

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Address: 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-1328
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#61 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £117 - £355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 585
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For business travel or San Francisco, California vacations, Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman s Wharf hotel welcomes you to the Bay City. When searching for top San Francisco hotels near Fisherman s Wharf, stay in comfort at our full-service San Francisco lodging. Walk to attractions including Pier 39, Alcatraz, Bay Cruise ferries and Ghirardelli Square. Hop on a cable car outside our hotel to visit Union Square, Financial District, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown and AT&T Ballpark. After exploring the area, retreat to our San Francisco, California hotel to unwind in a room appointed with high-speed Internet access, in-room games and pay-per-view movies. For dining, enjoy a meal at the 24-hour Denny s or head to our Bristol Bar & Grill for a tantalizing meal and a drink. Additional on-site amenities include: laundry facilities, fitness center, an outdoor heated pool with sundeck and secure parking is available for $43 per day. Reserve your stay at our hotel in San Francisco, CA to be greeted with attentive service and superb accommodations in an unmatched locale. For spectacular savings, book a San Francisco travel package or hotel deal. ... more   less 
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