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“Ode to Joy”

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Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Ranked #91 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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“Ode to Joy”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I would like to thank Holiday Inn on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco for their wonderful employee Joy who works their front desk. Joy was very helpful during our three day stay earlier this month. She provided directions and advice on a variety of questions I posed. What a great gal. I look forward to staying at the Holiday Inn next time we are in San Fran. Thanks Joy.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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nblanche, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear nkm111353,

Thank you for staying with us! You are lucky to have met one of our loveliest employees - Joy. We are glad that she made your experience with us extra memorable. We hope to see you again soon!
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the holiday inn at Fishermans Wharf for 5 nights in April 2014. This busy hotel is in walking distance of lots of restaurants and shops in the wharf which is really handy, it's also close to one of the quietest cable cars than runs which is handy for hopping on and off again and experiencing those infamous hills!
The hotel is comfortable and clean and the beds were huge. Breakfast is good, a bit canteen cooked on mass type food but sets you up for being the ultimate tourist!

  • Stayed April 2014
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nblanche, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hello sarahperrytaylor,

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our newly refreshed beds and rooms. We are here to make sure all our guests are comfortable during their stay here in San Francisco. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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ahmedabad
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The hotel is lovely. The location is right next to pier 39 and Ghirardeli's (the best sundae and chocolates you will ever have). Lots to shop around. The Italian neighbourhood's not far either so you can eat some real good food there too.

The services are great. Staff (especially the coffee shop guys) and warm, friendly and kind. The breakfast was by far the best I have had in my entire USA trip. We liked the rooms too. Size was comfortable and they gave us interconnecting rooms.

The only thing I didn't get was why they made the silly mistake of deducting the entire bill from my credit card even though it was all prepaid! In fact they didn't even check with me before deducting it and didn't even get my signature on a copy of the bill (which is standard procedure across the world)

But anyhow I assume it was some mix up in shift handovers or something and they reimbursed the amount back into our account. Besides we had such an amazing time that we were pretty confident that it was an honest mistake and they would return it. Which they did- soon enough.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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nblanche, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear dessert11,

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us! Our convenient location and extremely helpful staff are just some of the things we are definitely proud of. Your feedback about our restaurant is also well appreciated. Please come and visit us again soon!
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

From arrival and check in until we left this hotel is very well run. The staff were all friendly and professional with the exception of 1 bar man. We ordered food in the bar in the evening and even though were literally sat 10ft from the bar he told us he would not be bringing it to the table and we had to come to the bar and get it ourselves. Had it been busy I could understand this and would not have had a problem, but as there were only 5 people in there I thought it was just lazy and if he had smiled I think his face would have cracked. Total contrast to friendly bar maid the evening before. Rooms clean and spacious and comfortable. Approx. 3 mile walk to baseball stadium. Couple of blocks from piers and seafood restaurants. 15 min walk to bus stop at Fort Mason where you can catch bus to Golden Gate Bridge and golden gate park. Tip. Bus does not give change and fare is 2 dollars each. If you like to walk around this location is very good, approx 30-45 min walk to union square. We stayed in main building so can't comment on annex.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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nblanche, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear MarkJManchester,

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our convenient location and guest service staff. We apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay. We hope that you could us a chance to better serve you in the future. Your recommendation and comments are extremely helpful to all our future guests. Please come and visit us again!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great location by the Wharf! pretty expensive but a nice area. Lots of good seaside food places and quiet bars. 5 minutes from blazing saddles bike rental to do the golden gate bridge. Clean, roomy and friendly staff. 2 buildings though! one main one with pool etc and another that are like an apartment block with a Denny's restaurant in it.

My advice, stay here for 2/3 days and then change hotels to be more central to check out other districts.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Hello thank you so much for staying with us as well as posting your thoughts. I am so glad you had a great stay and hope to see you soon.
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were pleased at being allowed to check inn early and told we were being put in new annexe which had it's own restaurant.
Our annexe was attached to H.I Express and the restaurant was a Denny's Diner - not what I was expecting at all.
Room didn't seem new and bathroom definitely needs upgrading and a good clean - particularly around the extraction fan.
Bed was comfortable but for the price we paid I would have expected higher quality accommodation.
There was no one at reception when we checked out after 7 in the morning and we didn't receive our bill as promised.
I have stayed in better hotels in this area and wouldn't come back to this one again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on higher floor as street noisy in morning and late at night.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Hello thank you so much for staying as well as posting your thoughts. I am glad you enjoyed our location and the surrounding area. Thanks again and hope to see you soon
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a great location, next to the piers and the most famous restaurant and landmarks pretty much walking distance if you like to walk, places like the piers it's more or less and hour Walt to see them all it's nice lovely views !!!!! Few minutes from the most famous restaurant and even close to fast food if you like it !!!! Next to a trolley station and to a lovely view of the golden gate !!

Everything it's perfect the only problem it's if you get there by car the parking it's quite expensive so if you can find a cheaper one close to it it's better the night here costed around 45 dollars.

Stayed June 2014
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Daniel J, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Hello Loremarti,

Thank you so much for staying with us as well as posting your thoughts on the stay. I am so glad you found your stay lovely 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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Property: Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
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:
#62 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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