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“Nice Hotel But Where's the View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)   |  
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel But Where's the View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel and stayed here primarily because of the reviews. That being said, the one drawback was that we were located in a room without a view, unless you wanted to see the opposite building about 15 feet away. If you stay here, make sure they put you up in a room with a view of anything but what we had. The room was clean & comfortable as were the beds. The fan in the bathroom was a waste - it made so much noise and didn't even keep the steam out. And how about a flat panel TV? Breakfast (included) ended a bit too early for my taste. Housekeeping staff was a pleasure - always very friendly. I would stay here again but would certainly look elsewhere first.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Holiday Inn Express brand offers similar experience no matter what city or country you visit. It makes the stay stress-free :) Bed and pillows very comfortable, shower, bathroom amenities sufficient. The front desk staff was very helpful, accomodating and friendly. The free breakfast bar
offers good quantity, variety and reasonable quality food choices. The only complaint was the view from the room. The curtains must be closed at all times unless you like staring at another rooms only a few feet from your window! No view at all and no privacy if curtains open. I was on the Priority Club floor 4th across from elevators.
Not sure if the specific hotel or Holiday Inn corporate is responsible for answering email enquiries but I enquired twice and never received a response. The offer from the website was not used or mentioned so probably outdated or?? Poor customer service as I had to book alternate plans on my own despite the website offer of discounts.
For the most part highly recommend the convenient location only blocks away from Fisherman's Wharf and many stores and amenities. You are also able to use the Holiday Inn facilities only 1 block away.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

For the price it was ideally located, comfortable and convenient. Well stocked breakfast bar with good hours for business or pleasure needs. Beds & pillows comfortable. Front desk staff very helpful & friendly.
The room view was horrible as you look into other rooms only a few feet away so keeping curtains closed necessary. A fridge in-room would have been really nice (for snacks, beer etc).
Noise level was very good and contributed to good sleeps.
Walked everywhere as it was centrally located but far enough away from tourist areas to make it quiet and relaxing. Able to use Holiday Inn facilities as well (1 block away).

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St.Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights. The location is the best part of this hotel. The rooms are nothing fancy, but we just used it as a place to sleep at night, or to rest our feet for an hour or two during the day. All of the major sites are close by. We rented a car, and had to pay for parking, which is quite expensive. That said, if you're worried about how much things cost, you either didn't do much research, or you shouldn't be going to San Francisco in the first place. We used the rental car to drive to Napa and to Stanford.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

a super location if you want to be a block from Fisherman's Wharf. Other wise I thought the tiny room was extremely overpriced. Room was clean, staff was friendly and the breakfast was up to Holiday Inn standard. Wifi in lobby but not in room. Thumbs down on that one!

Room Tip: About the same as a Holiday Inn express anywhere, at double the price.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs ,California,USA
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Location is good...Hotel does not offer very much for the price which i thought was high.You are close to good transportation. Very much a tourist area.The free buffet breakfast was mediocre at best and very crowded.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bergen, Norway
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel offered good value for money. Its location is great, with easy access to everything San Fransisco has to offer. The lobby area was large and inviting. The front desk staff was effective and friendly. My room was large, modern and quiet.

Internet was free but only available in the lobby, that was the only negative issue I can think of, besides expensive parking, but the hotel is not to blame for the public parkeing fees. They do offer valet parking which is equally expensive - in my opinion.

I would reccommend this hotel to anyone, especially leisure travellers as it is only a block from Fishermans Wharf, has easy access to trams and street cars that will take you to any SF location. it ia also just a ten minute walk to the Alcatraz ferry terminal. I will continue to use this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#59 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf 3*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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