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Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Ranked #51 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Aberdeen
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great value, location and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2007

We stayed in The Holiday Inn Express during our honeymoon in San Francisco. The rooms were clean and pleasant (and we could just see the Golden Gate Bridge!), housekeeping was superb - well above average, staff were pleasant and helpful. The location was excellent - great for the Wharf, bike tours of the bridge, and well located for tram and bus stops. Lots of restaurants round the Wharf area and lots to do - would be great for families. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. Beds very large and comfortable, good choice of channels in rooms and free broadband which was a great bonus. Excellent.

  • Liked — Location, staff, comfy bed
  • Disliked — lack of wardrobe space
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
5 Thank MrsDallas
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southern california
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2007

Prior to a cruise to Alaska, we had a quick over night stay at the H.I. Express at Fisherman's Wharf. We were travelling with 7 others, but they had opted to stay at another chain hotel nearby...their reservations were messed up, their check in was late and their hotel more expensive than ours. Us? We checked right in, had the good luck to receive one of their 3 rooms with a "wharf" view, and had a generous late check-out the next day. Be forewarned, the rooms are on the small side (think New York hotel rooms) but the staff was extremely helpful, the rooms very clean and it was located in a great place ~ about 3 blocks from Fishermans Wharf (close enough to walk, far enough to be quiet) and a short cab ride to the cruise ship terminal. We were very pleased with all the H.I. Express at Fisherman's Wharf had to offer. Thanks to others that posted reviews on this site...cuz that's what helped me decide where to stay!! (sorry no photos...too excited about the cruise to remember to take them!! )

  • Liked — staff were very very accommodating...that, and the value for your money
  • Disliked — rooms were a little small for all our luggage...but were were going on a 2 week cruise, so we had Lots of luggage!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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6 Thank skinnedknee
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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2007

Just got back from a Memorial Day Weekend getaway in San Francisco and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Fisherman's Wharf. The location is supberb for all there is to do at Fisherman's Wharf and easy access to transportation for other areas in San Francisco. The hotel offers your standard Holiday Express amenties and does a great job in doing so. One addition that would be nice would be an indoor pool not that I would have had any time with so much to do in San Francisco. Facility has a clean modern look to it. The rooms are nice size for a large city. The only drawback was the beds seemed to sit a little low for my preference. The staff here were just awesome. Everyone that I encountered was friendly and went out of their way to assist.

  • Liked — Close to Everything!
  • Disliked — Low Beds
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Johnro
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2007

Nice, clean, comfy hotel. Just a few blocks from the wharf and the trolly. Vallet parking underground about $35 a day. Cont breakfast was more than expected with hard boiled eggs, cinnamon rolls, and pastry along with cereal and doughnuts. Room was comfortable and even had its own coffee maker. Interior room view was not the best, but we didn't stay for the view. Friendly and helpful staff. They were great with directions. I'd recommend for the budget watching folks who still want to stay within walking distance to the wharf. Overall, a great stay and no complaints.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank pebb876
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Plymouth, England
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2007

My wife and I spent eight nights here in April, 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hotel is very conveniently located for the many attractions of Fisherman's Wharf and only a five minute walk to the cable car terminus. The cable car (which is a San Fran "must") takes you right into the heart of the shopping area centred on Union Square. Indeed the cab fare to the Square was only $8 so for four people (we were joined by our daughter and son-in-law on day 3) this is the better deal.

The hotel is all that you could wish for - spacious room, queen-size bed, cable TV, ironing board/iron, complimentary tea/coffee etc. Add to that the inclusive continental breakfast and you have a bargain. The hotel's warm cinnamon buns are to die for!

Built-in ramps for those with wheelchairs etc figure in the lobbies on each upper floor and I cannot honestly think of any negatives. We would certainly stay here again if visiting San Fran once more.

Do visit Alcatraz (but book in advance), Ghiradelli Square and Pier 39. We also enjoyed the open-top double decker bus tours and our tour in a World War II DUKW.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — Not having a bar or in-house eatery (other than at breakfast time)
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Elburtonsmiffy
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uk
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69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2007

This hotel is very good value for money and the staff are helpful. The only slight problem was a noisy party next door one night , but the desk staff attended to this when I complained and there was no further problem. The rooms are a reasonable size, I had a view of Coit Tower, and the location is excellent.
The breakfast area gets a bit crowded at the weekend but that is a small price to pay. I would go there again.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank cmwUk
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stafford, uk
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2007

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in February 2007 and it was fantastic. I can recommend it to anyone wanting a fishermans wharf area hotel as not only are the rooms spacious and clean, but you also get a free continental breakfast which is a rarity in the U.S.
There is also a Sports bar opposite which has a friendly atmosphere (much nicer than the bar at the neighbouring Holiday Inn!) Only problem with this area of the town is the distinct lack of nightlife but regular trams take you up to Union Square where it is much livlier.
A great hotel at a great price

Helpful?
5 Thank zoobie
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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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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