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“The worst place ever”
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Van Ness Inn Hotel
Ranked #189 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stay away from this hotel! It’s horrible and dirty place.
We've got a smelly room and not cheap! The only reason why we stayed there was because of the location close to the wharf.Poor customer service, the staff was useless, they didn't look much concerned about the customers. Continental breakfast incl in price...well, only horrible coffee and dry croissants - thats it! Also when we asked for a manager, he was never available!
In overall - bad experience, would never stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We booked on the spur of the moment, the reviews weren't that good, but for $82 a night including tax, this was very good find, and not too far away from Fisherman wharf.
It is only 10 min walk down Van Ness st.
The motel is in nice quiet area on the corner of Chesnut & Van Ness. Bonus is that buses stops nearly right at the door of the motel and they had parking for free. Breakfast was free but it was pastries and coffe only, sufficient till you hit some breakfast establishment. But Italian neighbourhood has miryard of bakeries.
Room by USA standards wasn't that big, but it did had 2 queen beds, bit fryed at the edges, but everything you need was there, including, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hear drier.free wifi and TV with adequate choice of channels. Room smelled musty a bit whe we first arrived, but soon this was gone. Bathroom was very clean and enough towels.
Pet peeve was that wifi was sporadic as I wanted to upload photos,call to the reception was enough to make them tweak the connection.
I would stay again on my next stop to SF, much better choice than Traveloge and way cheaper.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stay away from this hotel. Everyone who said that this hotel was ok is out of their mind. The hotel is horrible and we paid like $70 dlls for one night. I know SF is expensive when it comes to hotels but a Motel 6 is a 5 star hotel compared to this one. I stayed with my girlfriend and she was terrified of staying by herself and I can't blame her. The only reason why we stayed there was because some hotels near the area did not have any rooms so we saw this one advertised and we gave it a shot which we regret. Please look for something else and if you do not want to pay a lot of money for a good hotel use those websites that provide unpublished hotels at a special rate. I'm pretty sure that is more of a safe bet than choosing this one.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Carlos G
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Nothing seemed to work and there were roaches everywhere. We didn't sleep out of fear that the roaches would crawl on us in our sleep. The front desk person apologized but that's all. Worst hotel ever! Choose another hotel and get as far away from this one as you can.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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2  Thank Lacypop
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Certainly one of the cheaper hotels in San Francisco. It is an old style hotel and not luxurious, but it was clean and comfortable. The hotel is located very close to a tram bus stop, from which it is possible to cheaply access all major parts of the city. There is a beautiful street behind the hotel with plenty of bars and cafes - I could go for a short walk at 9.30pm and have a nice glass of red wine at a bar with outdoor seating, before retiring to bed. The hotel itself is also on a busy main street, which was good for me, as it felt safe. It was well worth the small amount of dollars spent.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

The room was not like it was described. The whole building was full of dirt, dust and noise. The Building is in the current stage of remodeling (construction mess). So that would explain my negative review. NO POOL, PARKING, or Fitness Room!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Steve F
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a 2 star hotel in a great location. If you want to pay two or three times the price you can find a much nicer place. However if you just want to stay in a clean room with slightly noisy air conditioning, in a safe location close to Fishermans Wharf at a cheap price then this is the place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank linda192
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Additional Information about Van Ness Inn Hotel

Address: 2850 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1426 (Formerly America's Best Inn San Francisco)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #189 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $144 - $827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Van Ness Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Inn Fisherman's Wharf The Best Inn at Van Ness is conveniently located five blocks away from the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square from where you can stroll and take in the sites that line the row from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. You will enjoy San Francisco more from our reasonably priced, attractive accommodations in one the most convenient location in town! We pride ourselves with providing first class service and attention to our guests needs ... more   less 
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