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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Ranked #55 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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Arcola
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Comfortable Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This hotel is very close to the attractions of Fishermans Wharf. The rooms are very clean and comfertable. The breakfast is great one of the better hotel breakfasts. The only downside is the parking which you have to do valet (which is costly). Good place for families to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Cal H
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The husband & I expected room to be basic when we booked. The only reason we booked anyways was the location. Right on Fisherman's wharf, it couldn't get any better. Just walk out & voila you are at liberty to choose souvenirs & crab cakes. A short walk & you land on pier 39 with their roaring(whatever their noise is called) sea-lions. There are many places to buy tickets to get into hop on hop off bus to explore SF city. It's like the activities of the entire city can be known by merely walking past stores in this area. So much about location advantage.
Coming to the room, it's so basic that the TV must have been 30 years old. They had coffee maker which was a huge relief. What I appreciate is their complementary morning breakfast. We were so hungry by the time we woke up that we gorged everything. Even though the spread is limited, it's still worth trying once. In case you are the type who wants to pay for a good breakfast, then step outside the hotel & on your left is a place called - Hollywood Cafe(if I remember the name correctly) they serve breakfast for the entire day & their food seemed delicious.
All in all I would say, the hotel served our purpose & we didn't have to she'll out much money in comparison to other hotels in that area.

Cheers,
Finla & Alok

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Alok P
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Alok P,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased you liked the location. I am sorry we were not able to exceed or at least be at par with your expectation. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This property is clean and tidy with a good breakfast, comfortable and quiet room with plenty of mod-cons in a central and terrific position to enjoy the city's famous wharf precinct and a hop. step and cable-car to the city centre, Union Square etc. Great value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Steve C
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What a great location! Absolutely close to everything for a family! Tours were at that street corner, short walk to grab the cable car, about 2 blocks from the Wharf! The room was clean and had a nice view of Alcatraz... immediately below us was a street and parking area so not a picturesque view there but just sitting at night watching the lighthouse on Alcatraz was GREAT! The staff were so nice... we had planned to spend the last night up near the airport, but we decided to try to stay one more night.. NO PROBLEM.. they worked it out for us and helped us arrange transportation for early the next morning. The front desk staff was very very nice and extremely helpful...one even told us all we needed to know about riding the cable cars since it was our first visit...she rides them once a year just for the practice!! The continental breakfast was all we needed to start our day..really good, but do go early...tour people grab a few extras for their pockets I believe...here are two very important factors about this hotel: NO Bedbugs and wonderful lemonade in the lobby! We enjoyed our stay very much!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kathy L
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Seminole, Florida, United States
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151 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel was in a great location. Walking distance to the wharf, which we spent a lot of time. We stayed for 2 nights. The rooms were nice with lots of pillows. It was a little confusing finding the main lobby as the area that our GPS took us USED to be the main lobby, it is NOW around the block. Fortunately, they had phones at the old location so we could call and get directions.

The one thing we did not like, was they do not offer wi-fi in the rooms, only in the lobby. They do have an Ethernet cable in the room, but the tablet we brought does not have an Ethernet connection, so we were unable to use it in the room.

The breakfast's are great. They include, hard boiled eggs, omelets, danish, bagels, pancakes, cereals, sausage or bacon (alternate days), cereals. So, not your typical continental breakfasts.

I really like the Holiday Inn Express chains, I just wish they would put mini fridges and microwaves in the rooms.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Diane C
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Locust Grove, Georgia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We only were able to stay a couple days but this is one place we will come back to. Great location and close to everythng esp the muni line (transit system). You can get anywhere in the city just from out front if you want or just a short walk to Fisherman's Wharf piers and Ghiradelli Square. From the time we checked in (and they let us in a little early) the staff was very friendly and helpful. Got a room looking toward the wharf and it was clean and nice. Took us a minute with the TV remote because it was an older TV and you had to push the button to turn it on really hard but once we figured that, it was fine. The staff answered our questions any time (even though we probably got a little annoying asking so many) but they helped us with bus routes and places to eat and we thoroughly enjoyed speaking with them. I hate that I didn't get their names because I usually try to so I can give them props but they were all nice and helpful. The continental breakfast was a big plus to help us save money but it was also very good with plenty of choices... eggs, bacon or sausage (changes from day to day), cereal, bagels, toast, muffins, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy and a variety of beverages. It was very nice and clean area to eat with lots of room! We will be back!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Ladybug881
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Two family members and I stayed here for two nights in November on our way back to New Zealand from Europe and found the hotel to be excellent, the rooms were nice and clean and quiet, the staff were very helpful and the breakfast was fabulous. The location was great, within walking distance to the famous Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.
A great place to stay, would definately come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank 770david
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Address: 550 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1312
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#57 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#77 Business 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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