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“Excellent location near Fisherman's Wharf” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Newport, Mon, UK
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Excellent location near Fisherman's Wharf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here for three nights at the end of a long vacation. The location is great. It is close to Fisherman's Wharf, the cable car and the f line trams. Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and surprisingly quiet. The breakfast, though standard buffet fayre, was included, and was plentiful. Most of the staff we dealt with were very helpful, though I wasn't too impressed with the desk clerk who suggested that I went to Walgreens for a cold drink when I found that the cold water dispenser had been removed from the lobby for the night. That apart, having stayed at other hotels in the area, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 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, October 14, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco Jacqui H and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are that you like our breakfast and our rooms. We apologize for the poor recommendation from our desk clerk. We will find out and talk to the appropriate staff.

We have upgrade to have wifi in our guest rooms as well, hope to see you again in San Francisco.

Thank you
Holiday Inn Express Management Team
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great hotel close enough to fishermans wharf but a few blocks away so not as busy and noisy. Close enough to walk to everything, including Ihop. Great price and includes buffet breakfast which is a bonus when travelling. Had family rooms for 5 so we could all be together. Nice, clean rooms would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco LeanneOakhurst and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again next time in San Francisco.

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Finding an affordable hotel that is also great to stay at is a feat in San Fran (especially on a small budget!) So I was excited to find that the Holiday Inn Express was not only at a GREAT location-only a few blocks from the wharf- but the rooms were really nice, and the breakfast in the morning was much more than I anticipated.

Instead of having week old muffins and dry cereal as is typical for a lot of hotel continental buffets, there was everything from biscuits and gravy to fresh cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit, eggs, turkey sausage and pancakes. It was a pleasant surprise!

Given the location and the amenities as well as the ambiance- I'd stay at this hotel again anytime! The staff were also very helpful and kind!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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stephen l, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf San Francisco SBEbling and thank you for rating us such a high score. We really appreciated it. You are correct, our location is great and we carry a hot breakfast where we have hot cinnamon roll, pancake and eggs as well. Also, we have upgraded to have wifi in all our guest rooms as well. hope to see you again when you visit San Francisco the next time.

Thank you
Holiday Inn Express Fisherman Wharf Management Team
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I booked this hotel but on the last minute, there was a change in my plan. I called the central reservation office to cancel the booking but they refused. Helpless to do anything, I went to the hotel and asked them if they can offer me a discount to use the room only for a few hours. It was so nice of them to cancel the booking without any penalty and they let me use the space in the hotel lobby for my meeting which was only for less than 30 minutes. Very impressed. Will definitely use this hotel for my next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, October 5, 2013
David N,

Hello thank you so much for the post. We know how travel plans change and we do the best we can to help everyone in any situation. We do hope you stay with and look forward to it.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel. The location is excellent for the cable car turning point, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The staff are friendly and the buffet breakfast is very good. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2013
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Brainchip, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Hello CarrollyMarrolly,

Thank you so much for staying with us as well as posting your thoughts on your last stay with us. I am so glad to have you back again and look forward to the next time you stay with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We love the location near resturants, stopping, the pier, bus and trolley. The front desk staff was very helpful with our tours and suggestions. We rode the Hop on Hop off bus and the stop was just around the corner. Will stay there again on our next vacation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 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, October 5, 2013
Hello Candy H,

Thank you so much for staying with us and am glad we were able to provide you with a stay that you enjoyed. Hope to see you soon at a IHG hotel soon.
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The hotel check in was efficient and quick, the room was clean and spacious, our maid was lovely and keen that we had everything we needed. The location for us was ideal we could get to all parts of the city from here but we don't mind walking and exploring, we did go to Union Square a couple of times and I found this area too hectic. As other reviews have said the breakfast is a 'bun fight' and if you want a relaxing meal this isn't the option for you, everything was plastic and throw away which I didn't like, not very environmentally friendly, but it is free so everyone seems to put up with it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, October 2, 2013
Hello Helen D,

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us as it was our pleasure in having you here. I do hope to see you again soon at a Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
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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
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