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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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Ranked #69 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Perfect location and free breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this hotel, we had no issues and it was the best price for a family of 5 it was clean and comfortable. Best thing was the breakfast was included, which really helps before you set off everyday. Location was great on Fishermans Wharf, everything was walking distance. Including the crooked street Lombard St, the piers for restaurants and Alcatraz, Ghiradelli Chocolate,and Boudin's for Clam Chowder! We took a cable car to Chinatown and had the most wonderful Dim sum now my kids are addicted to Shrimp dumplings.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco Sr19999 and thank you for giving us such a good review. We are glad that you like our breakfast and we do have a really great location. Shrimp dumplings is a delicious dim sum and we look forward to seeing you next time when you visit the chinatown here in San Francisco.

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  • Sleep Quality
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Harrisburg, PA
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you’ve chosen to stay in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, you’ll find this hotel convenient to everything. It is within walking distance of Pier 39, many restaurants, cable cars, and tourist buses. Our room was clean and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was good, but very busy each morning. Free wifi is available in the lobby. The valet parking, although expensive, was quick and convenient and worked out well for us. The front desk personnel were very welcoming and helpful. When I discovered a problem with my new cell phone, they directed us to a nearby Radio Shack for assistance. Overall, we had a good experience and would recommend the Holiday Inn Express.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco WWLJN and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our front desk staff were able to assist you with your cell phone. We also upgrade to have wifi in our guest room as well and not just the lobby. Hope this will invite you back to stay with us next time when you visit San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Staying at this hotel was a great start to our California Holiday. It is in a great location, an easy stroll to Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39, cable cars etc. it was also good sized accommodation. We were a family of five and had plenty of room. Two double beds and a sofabed. The complimentary breakfast was great, reasonable quality and plenty of it, it was however very busy at breakfast times. The valet parking was good as well, not having to fuss around too much after a long trip. Don't book this hotel expecting a five star luxury experience, book for a great value hotel with friendly staff, in a perfect location. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brainchip, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello EH278,

Thank you so much for sharing you thoughts on you recent stay with us. I am so glad you found us a value. We are an Holiday Inn Express and we work really hard at providing a value while still providing the service you deserve. I also am glad you found our staff friendly. I do hope to see you again soon at a Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
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Middleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just completed a 4 night stay here. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. It is a very busy hotel given the choice location, but you would not know it by the quietness of the rooms. If you are looking for an ideal Fisherman's Wharf location, this property is perfect. Easy to walk to all attractions and cable cars and buses are literally just a block away. Housekeeping was immaculate and we would not hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brainchip, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello GJCrawford,

Thank you so much for the recent review and stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. and hope you do visit us again at a Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

First of all the staff are all super friendly and helpful. We stayed 4 nights as members of the Holiday Inn loyalty program we received an upgrade in our room. Nice big room with a little kitchenette, very useful. Room was spotless. Hotel is in an excellent location. We only had breakfast once as it was not quite to my taste, but it was always well supported and busy. Hotel has a great Wi-Fi connection. Will stay again when in San Francisco.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is the worst Holiday Inn Express ever! Rooms really old and shabby, TV and furnishings from the 80's. Very thin walls, you can hear talking from adjoining rooms, also noises from the bathroom.
Complimentary breakfast is disgusting. paper plates and cups, plastic cutlery, if you are lucky enough to get a table you have to clean it yourself. Most mornings we had to stand around watching for a table to become free, there are no staff asking about room numbers etc, it was chaos. Food was awful, hot choice was a microwaved egg or a sausage patty. There was bread to toast, bagels muffins and one type of pastry. All of it was cheap budget sugary rubbish.
This hotel is in a fantastic location, walking distance to Pier 39 but there are plenty of other hotels in Fishermans Wharf which must be better than here. I would not recommend anyone waste their money here until it has been updated and the breakfast has been sorted.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brainchip, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello Tessa035,

Thank you so much for staying with us and I am so sorry you did not meet your expectations during your stay. Please feel free to reach me if you would like to discuss how we could have given you the stay you deserve.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This location is convenient to fisherman's warf and pier 39 (California Sea Lions), a hangout for the sea lions. You can walk to a boarding location for the cable cars. The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco Rob H and our location is very convenient and we are glad that our friendly staff are helpful to you. we just upgraded our guest rooms to have wifi in room and hope to see you again next time when you visit San Francisco.

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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:
#58 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#60 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*
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