We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
$213
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
$210
Hilton.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Savings alert! 20% below average rates

The price you found is 20% lower than this hotel's average rate of $263/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$214
$197
InterContinental
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Savings alert! 29% below average rates

The price you found is 29% lower than this hotel's average rate of $278/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$221
$197
InterContinental
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Savings alert! 37% below average rates

The price you found is 37% lower than this hotel's average rate of $313/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$189
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
Savings alert! 18% below average rates

The price you found is 18% lower than this hotel's average rate of $230/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$240
$206
Hilton.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Savings alert! 24% below average rates

The price you found is 24% lower than this hotel's average rate of $270/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

Omni San Francisco Hotel(San Francisco)
$241
$215
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Savings alert! 40% below average rates

The price you found is 40% lower than this hotel's average rate of $360/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

Fairmont San Francisco(San Francisco)
$475
$220
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Savings alert! 33% below average rates

The price you found is 33% lower than this hotel's average rate of $330/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$183
$179
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Savings alert! 42% below average rates

The price you found is 42% lower than this hotel's average rate of $307/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

$225
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Savings alert! 34% below average rates

The price you found is 34% lower than this hotel's average rate of $339/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

Reviews (164)
Filter reviews
164 results
Traveler rating
10
48
66
25
15
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
10
48
66
25
15
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsocean viewwalking distance to the beachmini fridge and microwavegreat locationbasic hotelsized bedquiet at nightfirst floorcalled the front deskcomfortable bedsthe golden gate bridgeblockprosconsrateswharf
Filter
Updating list...
92 - 97 of 164 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were in San Francisco during Pride week, so the hotel and vacation rental choices were slim to none. After checking it out on the web, we booked the Great Highway Inn. A family of 5 (3 teens) had great accommodations, including a separate bedroom. The unit was clean, but dated, like an older 1960's style hotel. Everything worked well, the rooms were big, and the beds were comfortable. There are no elevators, so if you don't like stairs, be sure to stay on the lower floor. We are fine with stairs, so we stayed on the 3rd floor, and had an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean! The front desk clerks were extremely friendly, and although we did not have a car, the parking is free. The location is super, and we were right on the transit route. San Fransisco has an amazing transit system, and we used it during our whole stay. The area is undergoing a bit of adjusting, and I'm sure it will soon be gentrified. Golden Gate park is right next door, and it is a fantastic park. Be sure to use caution at night, as it is the place where many of the many homeless sleep. We had no trouble, they just left us alone, but there are some trouble spots in the area, as in most big cities. There was a grocery store handy to the hotel, a gas station, and quite a few restaurants.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Biginfl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great Highway Inn doesn't aspire to resort-style amenities, but does excel at the essentials: Clean, safe, comfortable lodging with good service (including free WiFi that averaged 6+ Mbps, which is more than many tonier places give you.) It's in the middle of a long-term renovation project, but even the older section, where I stayed, was in perfectly functional shape. Location is great, a short walk from several good restaurants and coffee places, as well as the N-Judah light rail for easy trips downtown -- and of course the beach is right across the street. On-site parking is free and easy.

Room Tip: 3rd-floor rooms give you a bit of an ocean view (if you don't mind the lack of elevator.) Also note that the online reservations system, apparently because of the renovations, may not reflect actual room availability -- so call if it appears booked for the dates you want.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank k808a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We've stayed at this hotel twice now, for our child with UCSF Hospital visits. We've tried quite a few hotels over the past few years & this one we know we can count on. They have booked our family & my mother in rooms right next to each other on ground level for our child's wheelchair which I think is very kind & thoughtful. It is also very nice for a family to have our car right outside our door. We feel safe in our hotel, however I would not recommend walking around too much. A coffee shop is down the street but since the street has free parking people live in their cars. Sad & uncomfortable walking back to your room with coffee & doughnuts, but if you have a few extra dollars you could bless someone with some breakfast :)
The beach is nice, just literally across the street. Only disappointment was we could hear anyone talking outside. Kindof hard when you have to have enough sleep for the long day ahead of you.
If my husband & I were to visit SF for a different reason, we would be more care free & not worry about the noise. Rooms very clean & consistent. VERY thankful for this hotel

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
7  Thank Mrs_Char10tte
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

this place is ok. everything worked. it is right on the ocean which is nice. i had parking ANd was easy. the bed was ok , the shower was ok, its just an ok motel. i dont think the refer worked very well. the staff was helpful

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank sgtwrench
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Friendly people to greet you. The place could use a little updating, but clean. Great location. Across the street from the ocean. Next to Golden Gate Park. The next block is the end of the N Judah subway. Easy way to get to Union Square and other restaurants.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
7  Thank tracer243
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews