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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Tuscan Inn at Fisherman's Wharf) (Fisherman's Wharf)   |  
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Wollongong, Australia
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“Great value at Fisherman's Wharf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This hotel is a short walk to everything! A few minutes to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. A few minutes to the Alcatraz cruises. A few minutes to the cable car. This is in an excellent Fisherman's Wharf location!

A lot of people we spoke to before we went to San Francisco said that Union Square was the place to be and we should just head to Fisherman's Wharf for a day trip. I'm glad we didn't listen! The morning we decided to check out Union Square we jumped straight on a cable car and were on our way. Coming in the opposite direction were cable cars jam-packed full of people and once we got to Union Square we saw a massive line of people waiting to head to Fisherman's Wharf. No thanks!

As for the room themselves they are quite small but the two of us managed comfortably. Our room was on the first floor and looked directly on to a nice little courtyard. I'm not 100% on all the room types available but our room only just managed to squeeze in one queen bed so I'm not sure how a family with small children would go staying here but for couples it's great.

The lobby area was beautiful and was a nice place to sit and relax while we waited for our departing shuttle. There was a hosted wine reception each evening also which we didn't have time to attend as there was too much to see and do in our short stay.

Great value and a great location. Would likely stay here again if I even came back to San Francisco.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Hi TimNCass - Glad you decided to forego Union Square and give the Wharf a try. We love it here, plenty to see and do, full of life and energy! Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the hotel. And yes, we do offer a nice selection of room classifications to accommodate all travelers. We hope to see you again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived on 1 May and were warmly welcomed by Tom, Jose and Mia on reception the managers wine tasting also went down well. This is our 4th visit to San Francisco previously stayed at the SHereton, the Handlery and the Carlton...the Tuscan is by far the best we have stayed in in this city for location, facilities, warmth of re eption and value for money, will definately recommend to friends and family.....we are just sorry we have to leave here tomorrow :o( Well done Tuscan and keep up the good work :o)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Hi Helene - Thanks for staying with us and for the 5 Star review. Thank you as well for all of the kind words about the hotel, Tom, Mia and Jose. I do apologize that the noise from the city below your window disturbed your quiet enjoyment of the hotel. I'm glad that you were able to have a fabulous experience in San Francisco and that our team served you well during your stay. We are anxious to have the luxury of serving you again when your travels return you to the Fisherman’s Wharf area.
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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Good location, great staff. Very attentive to guests in a busy tourist area. Ready access to public transportation, shopping nearby. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable. From the time of our arrival to departure we were pleasantly surprised by a small town feel to a hotel in a cosmopolitan city. We used the concierge, Hugo , who booked us a very last minute tour to the Muir Forrest. We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere at the hotel's nightly wine social. It was a pleasant break in the day's activities.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Sandman030 - Thanks for staying with us and for the 5 Star review, much appreciated. Glad to hear Hugo and the rest of our team served you well! We'll look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels return you to San Francisco.
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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I think the rooms were great and it was a great location to the wharf. The view out of the room we had was a orange wall so that was not cool but I was not really there anyway. It had all the things I wanted in it and the decor was nice. A bonus is that I wasn't allergic to the soaps provided and that's always a bonus. The staff were very helpful and nice as well. I will be returning here.

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  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi daniz640 - Thanks for the kind words, we're glad you love the Tuscan and happy to hear that you'll be returning. We look forward to your next visit!
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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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41 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed here back in 2008 and decided to try it again while on a three day visit. We arrived early at about noon on a Monday and were allowed to check in as our room was available. We requested a high floor which we got(4th floor I think) and it had a view of the Coit Tower and downtown area. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful with questions we had. The room has had a few upgrades since our last stay which included newer flat screen TV's, a very comfortable bed and the bathroom looked like it had been renovated.The cleaning staff should be complemented as the room was spotless during our stay. We did have to leave the air conditioning on when we went out because the room was very warm when we returned if it was not on. The room itself was a little smaller than most hotel rooms but for two people it was no problem. This is not a five star hotel but it try's to be.If your looking for a place that has affordable rates, great staff, a very comfortable bed, is very clean and the location is ideal to get to everything in San Francisco, than this place fits the bill. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hi albertafamily - Thanks for coming back to stay with us again, glad you noticed all of the improvements we've made since your last visit in 2008. It's true, we are not a 5 Star hotel, but, we are trying very hard every single day to provide 5 Star service, comfort, cleanliness, location, sleep quality and value. We appreciate all of your kind words and the time you took to share your experience. We hope to see you again before the passing of another 5 years.
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Amherst, Massachusetts, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Nice quiet hotel in the heart of the tourist area! Rooms were clean and modern (they don't remind you of your Mother's house at all!) Front desk staff was helpful and really friendly. You can even open a window if you like (great for me as I dislike fixed windows.)

  • Stayed April 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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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hi Lynn L - Thank you for the 5 Star review and the very kind words! I'm happy to see that you enjoyed the hotel, the location and our friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon!
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed here for five nights as our final stop on our holiday. Staff were very friendly , helpful and 'had time for you' The rooms have recently been refurbished and were clean and had all the amenities you could want. Really comfortable bed. Our room overlooked the inner courtyard. Between 5 and 6pm there is a Managers complimentary wine party in the lobby area which is a great way to meet other guests. There is also complimentary coffee available in the morning, again in the lobby. The location is fantastic - two blocks from The Embaracado, restaurants and shops and an easy walk to Pier 39/ferries. At back of hotel in next street is a Starbucks and the Hyde Street tram to downtown/Union Square a few minutes walk away. If we return to San Francisco we would definitely stay again at The Tuscan Inn and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 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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Ed S, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Hi Trejan_12 - Thanks for staying with us for 5 nights and thank you for the 5 Star review. I'm glad to see that the staff served you well and your experience at the Tuscan was comfortable and satisfying. We hope to see you again the next time your travels return you to San Francisco!
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Address: 425 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Tuscan Inn at Fisherman's Wharf)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman's Wharf , North Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#17 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#19 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1997, Frommer's Guide designates the Tuscan Inn, a Kimpton Hotel, located just steps from the breathtaking San Francisco waterfront, as "the best hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf." This gracious boutique hotel is characterized by its warmth and charm, impeccable service and Italian country villa ambiance. Adjacent to the hotel is the inviting Italian trattoria, Café Pescatore, completing the picture for an ideal stay in the City by the Bay. ... more   less 
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