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“A Great Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #16 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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“A Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

It was a great stay, overall. The location was indeed a plus point. But what I remembered the most was its super comfy bed and its impeccably clean room. The staff were all generally helpful. Really enjoyed the evening walk as good restaurants were nearby. Recommended for those who want to be closer to what Fisherman's Wharf can offer but appreciate some privacy and quiet moments.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hello ineszKL,

Thank you for your kind review, acknowledging our great staff and clean room. I'm thrilled to hear you had a great stay. Isn't our bed dreamy? I'm glad you got to enjoy that.
Come back and see us again, anytime!

Graciously,
Jan Misch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We needed accommodation in San Francisco pre and post a cruise, but hadn't taken into account the America's Cup races (even though we are Kiwis, when we booked our cruise that event didn't feature, but soon became a bonus highlight of our trip!) Because of the racing, prices in Fisherman's Wharf were astronomical compared to when we were last here two years ago, but of all the places we looked at before deciding, Best Western Tuscan Inn provided the best deal, and we are glad we booked here. Rooms are rather small with no outlook (we had 1 x Queen Bed rooms facing onto the courtyard, but you actually can only see across into other rooms) but we were on holiday in a city we might not get back to, so time spent in the room was extremely minimal! Easy walking to everywhere, Pier 39, Cable Cars and F Line, supermarket next door (with a good selection of New Zealand wines I might add) and a lovely restaurant attached which we enjoyed for breakfast as well as a much deserved beer after a hard days sightseeing. We only partook in one wine reception evening due to never being there at the time, and enjoyed the laidback atmosphere and friendly staff. The only downside was the noises from the fan in the bathroom and the fan cooling/heating unit in the room, but nothing to really complain about. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hi KazWellington,

I'm glad to hear you were able to join in on the excitement of America's Cup! San Francisco sure was buzzing! Did you get to see how fast the boats were sailing?! Wow!
Thank you for acknowledging our great staff and restaurant, Pescatore. Come back and see us again!

Graciously,

Jan Misch
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Modesto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There is something about this hotel that has me coming back. It has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff and a very pretty room, which I think was recently redecorated. I love the fact that they allow pets at no extra charge. It is very clean everywhere, and that includes the room and bath. I have only one gripe, though... I think it's rather expensive, but then again, this IS Fisherman's Wharf in SF, so I guess we can't expect anything else. It's always tourist season in SF, so rates are very high, but I'm not a tourist, so it gets frustrating!! at times.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hello Birdie57,

I agree with you... there IS something about The Tuscan! I've had the pleasure + privilege to spend 12 years as General Manager here. Our staff takes great pride in taking care of our guests, we welcome pets with "open paws," Housekeeping works hard to maintain a clean room. Let us know when you're ready to return and we'll gladly welcome you back to your "home away from home!"

Graciously,
Jan Misch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We had such a fabulous and memorable time when we stayed recently at this beautiful hotel. We have never slept in such comfort in any hotel bed. It is actually better than our own bed! The employees are very welcoming and informative. We especially enjoyed the free wine reception in the evenings, which was very informal and friendly. The location is very hard to beat if only staying for a few days as it is near the touristy areas and tour buses. With regard to the tour buses. A little research before deciding on which one would be a good idea so you get the tour that suits you as some are better than others. The one we chose did not suit our needs as my hubby wanted to take photos but the bus did not stop at the more interesting areas, so it was a bit difficult. A good tip is to take the L tram from Fisherman,s Wharf to Castro. Castro is an interesting area in itself and the tram goes past most of the popular areas.. The fare is only a couple of dollars and it is a long ride. Some areas of San Francisco, as I am sure you know, are very hilly so be careful where you choose your hotel if you have mobility issues. The hotel is great as it is in a level location.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Hello Maryc82,

Thank you for the complimentary & informative review! I'm happy to know you enjoyed our new beds. You know, you can purchase the same bed as the hotel and make your bed at home just as great! Our guests loooove that Simmons Beautyrest!

Graciously,
Jan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great location to see the sights while in San Francisco. Two girlfriends and I shared a two-queen bed room and there was plenty of space! The hotel staff was great and everyday the housekeeping staff left extra towels. Everything is with-in walking distance and you are only two blocks from the tour bus stop - you can hop on and hop off, I believe there were over 20 stops on the route. There is a 7-11 and Subway nearby and a restaruant on the corner. They held a wine tasting everynight, that was great!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hello CarolynK9801,

I appreciate your great feedback, and I'm thrilled to hear you had a great girls trip!
Thank you for mentioning the great service you received from our staff.

Graciously,
Jan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We arrived in San Francisco late - our first trip, so we didn't know what to expect. The staff was very friendly when we arrived. The room was very nice and clean. The towels were a little worn for the wear. But other than that, it was a perfectly nice place to stay.
There was coffee in the lobby in the morning and wine in the evening. We met so many nice people for the wine hour.
The price was right for this location. You could walk everywhere- to the bus tours, boat tours and cable cars, plus some great restaurants.

  • 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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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hello 8JAckie

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us on your first visit to San Francisco.
Our staff takes great pride in the cleanliness of each guest room and in providing great service. Thank you for acknowledging our Housekeepers and Front Desk team.

We hope to welcome you back again.
Graciously, Jan
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a visit to San Francisco and we stayed at this location. The Hotel was very nice. All of the staff here were nice and helpful. Our room was super clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable that I have ever slept on while traveling. The only problem we encountered here was the location of the room. It overlooked a Mall next door and it was very loud in their parking lot until late in the morning. People fighting, loud motorcycles & cars. We stayed 3 nights and it was the same each night. If you ever stay here, request a room facing a different direction. The Hotel provided free coffee each morning in the lobby and a wine tasting in the afternoon. The wine tasting was almost impossible to participate in because of the huge number of people in the small lobby. It is a 2 block walk to the wharf from the Hotel. Nice Hotel, but the price to stay here is way too high.

Room Tip: Probably any room except the ones facing the Mall.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JMisch, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hello Dale_Shannon,

Didn't you just love our beds? We recently replaced all beds with the Simmons Beautyrest. It's like sleeping on a cloud!
I'm glad you found our guest rooms super clean. I know our Housekeeping staff will appreciate your compliment!

Graciously,
Jan
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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
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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#20 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#28 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan 4*
Number of rooms: 221
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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Also Known As:
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