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Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just a few hundred yards from Pier 39 makes this an excellent hotel with free parking to visit this area. Though as a previous reviewer said "If you get a room on the second floor be prepared to put up with the noise of the very squeeky floor of the third floor" This has happened twice to us now on...

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Redcliffe
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Family of 4 from Australia, 2 kids aged 5 and 8. We found the Wharf Inn to be a pleasant and comfortable stay. Great value for money and close to everything you could want or need. We would definitely stay there again. Staff were very friendly and helpful, good hot showers with plenty of water pressure, free wifi (fast) and...

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Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

The service offered is zero. If you want to be close to the wharf area then you are good. We wanted a late check out and the answer is a swift no even though it is the off season. If you get a room on the second floor be prepared to put up with the noise of the very squeeky...

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to stay in the states and having stayed in various locations in San Francisco I can easily say that The Wharf inn has the best location and also was one of the cheapest. We could see the bay from our balcony we were just one road away. The hotel is quite...

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Massachusetts
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great location right in the middle of Fishermans Wharf. Large, comfortable rooms, free parking, free wifi, relatively low cost. What more could you ask - maybe a bit of sound proofing. The street noise level is high, get a room off the street if you can. Noise from the room above was high, I think we were below a family...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

This is my 4 th stay in Wharf Inn over past 12 years. A great value motel in heart of fishermans wharf. Whilst dated with no frills, it's a great base for a short stay. Free parking and wifi is a huge plus. 24hr coffee in reception too. Would recommend to anyone who is happy with standard, clean accommodation. I'll...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This hotel is in an amazing location, right by Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and plenty of restaurants and shops. There is a tram stop opposite the hotel, which runs to down town (and possibly other areas). Free secure parking is great, as it is rare to not pay quite a large sum in this location. Free coffee is available in...

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel three times and while it is well located and reasonably priced it is in need of an upgrade. The staff are ok and the rooms are clean but the rooms and facilities are tired and you have to be happy to look past this if you want to stay here.

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Position, position, positon. Bedroom and bathroom acceptable, given the good position. Tea / coffee available from office 24hours. No meals available on site. Plenty restaurants everywhere. Clam chowder in sourdough - not all it's cracked up to be. Had a good meal at the Italian restaurant upstairs Pier 39. Very Easy walking +/- 10 minutes to Pier 39. Hop on...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed October 11, 2012

we asked for the same room as in 2010 and we got it ! room 303, 2d floor with cityview ! it was the fleetweek , oct 04-09, 2012 ...they expected 1 million visitors in SFO ! but when we arrived they already propose to arrange transport to SFO airport on oct. 09 to avoid bad surprises ! and it...

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Wharf Inn is an independent 51 room hotel with 50 guest rooms and 1 Penthouse Suite built in 1959 located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most tourist-friendly neighborhood. We are steps away from Pier 39, cable car terminals and Alcatraz boats. Walk to world-famous restaurants, browse through colorful shops at historic Ghirardelli Square and the Cannery, ride cable cars and street cars to North Beach, Chinatown, and the Union Square shopping district. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wharf Inn

Address: 2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Price Range: $196 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Wharf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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Melbourne, Australia
Oregon
over a year ago
San Francisco, California, United States

Here are a few tips for this hotel.

1. No, They do not have A/C at this hotel. The reason for this is simple. Older places like this were built without. We are not the only hotel in San francisco that doesn't have it. You might need to check as the weather in SF is generally cool if not cold with a few days in the 80's per year but those are rare.

2. The hotel is only pet friendly to an extent. If you bring a pet and the 4 rooms that actually allows them are not available then you might get turned away. The reason for this is that anytime there is a pet in a room, that room needs to be closed for 3 days and can not be sold. Please make sure you call the hotel and check. And no, there is no grassy area at all. The place was not built to be a pet friendly facility. It only is because so many people are adamant on bringing their pets on vacation. The other thing is, that if you do bring a pet with you, that pet can not be left unattended anywhere on the property. This includes in your room, or in your car. If you leave the property, the animal must go with you. Also, there is a 25$ fee per pet per night. There is a limit of 2 pets and must be under 40lbs.

3. Parking: There are 39 spaces to 51 rooms. If you bring 2 cars with you and want to park them both, that unfortunately can't happen. The motel allows 1 car per room. If the lot is full you can still get free parking but...you will be double parked somewhere that isn't actually a parking space and the front desk will be required to take your keys. this is only in the cases of moving you into a spot should one come open, or moving your vehicle to let someone out that you are blocking in.

4. It is an older place. It is more of a motel. It opened in 1960. so its not a brand new place. However, the new owners are slowly working on upgrading it. Most of the rooms have gotten new furniture and mattresses in the last 2 months. The rooms are very basic. There again is no a/c. No fridges or microwaves. If you want a fridge you will need to book the Penthouse suite as it has a full kitchen. The other thing is that you might see a room on one of the online booking sites that shows a sofa in the room. There is a total of 2 rooms in the facility that has one. If that's what you want, you need to put in a request for it, though there is still not any guarantee you will get it. The motel does not guarantee that any requests you make will be met.

5. , if you make a reservation for a King size bed, and then check in wanting a room with 2 queen beds. We can't guarantee that will have that for you. If you want a room with a balcony, then that is what you will need to book as it is a separate room type from a King. Early check ins may or may not be able to be met and an . Again, you may request anything you wish, but the hotel can not guarantee any request. your best bet is to always call the hotel either during or after your reservation and see what is possible and what is not.

6. IF YOU WANT TO GET TO ALCATRAZ, book your tour several weeks in advance or you may not get in at all.

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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Require a room NOT facing Mason Street /East side. Ask for an interior non street room.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisMarchand, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We had an awesome middle room away from the streets- but it is San Francisco - the whole town is loud!”
 of 5 bubbles divechka, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“book directly with the hotel and get a room as far away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeA336, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“rooms to the back away from the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles andrearT2665OU, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing backyard are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Kleopetra, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
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