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“Fantastic location but dated and old and dirty.”

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Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Ranked #90 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Perth, Australia
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“Fantastic location but dated and old and dirty.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Fantastic location, only 5 min walk to pier 39. 1 block away from cable car station.
Room was okay, king bed. NOISY air con, very noisy in fact. Unit was on the floor under the window sill which took up suitacase space. Most disappointing fact was there was blood on our shower curtain when we checked in!!! about eye level, which was even worse. Not enough towel hanging space, which is bad when they try and make you recycle your towels to save water. We were put from the main holiday inn to the 'holiday inn express' the next street over, about 300m walk. no problems except that lobby wasnt staffed 24/7 so difficult to talk to staff and get information. expensive too, especially after having 4star in vegas for about $50 less a night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear labby87,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate that you find our location to be convenient.

However, We’re sorry you received poor service from housekeeping and for the noisy air conditioning. We will address these points. I assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
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IHGCare
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel is centrally located in the Fisherman's wharf, five minute walk toward the pier and the cable car start point towards the union square, dropping by china town, lombard street etc. The coastline also offers distant view of the golden gate, few reasonably priced shops and restaurants.
Our stay is comfortable, the only downside is the parking charge for 40 usd for a day! Staff are helpful and accommodating. If you want to explore the city, you are better off taking the cable car which is cheap!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Good hotel to stay, remember your are out most of the day so it's somewhere to sleep in a good location with parking so you don't really need luxury. It had everything we needed, coffee an a Danish in the morning from a mini coffee bar and then we were off sightseeing. Staff very friendly , parking at the hotel bit it's approx $45 a day....
Overall I would use this hotel again . Just what we wanted...

  • Stayed February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is an older hotel with big rooms and most of the modern perks available at similarly priced hotels and one can get a pretty good rate with a AAA card.

However, the walls were very thin and the housekeeping staff could be heard throughout my stay in both conversation and the rolling of their carts.

The room I had faced the Holiday Inn Express so I did not have a good view although I only stayed for one night.

This is a huge hotel and the walk to the room from the elevator was likely 1/8 of a mile and would not be good for an older person.

I found the staff very friendly and eager to be helpful in my brief stay here. I might prefer the newer Holiday Inn Express on a future visit for a few dollars more.

Parking is not worth it at $40-45 a day so I turned in my rental car a day early.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Had the most amazing stay at this hotel, very friendly staff and nothing to much trouble for them rooms clean fresh towels every day only downside was breakfast excellent choice and very fresh but a tad expensive for the buffet for the full hot one cost was around 29 dollars including tax each so is a little expensive per couple or family restaurent staff were the best especially una fab waitress made our mornings . Location was excellent good time had by all

  • Stayed March 2013
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Pros:
Good location, walking distance to Fisherman's wharf and the crocked street (Lombard st.).

Cons:
1. Bed quality is not very good. Noisy if you make movement on it.
2. Breakfast is expensive.
3. Parking is expensive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear PEA214,

Thank you for your feedback. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your comments are very important to us. We are delighted to read you found our location convenient. I am truly sorry the bed was not to your liking. Though we would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, we would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and we hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Connie D
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IHGCare
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This hotel is nicely situated next to the Wharf. I liked that is is less than a block from one of the main tour companies so you can walk to the bus. We did Muir Woods and City Tour and it was fantastic.

They kill you for $40 to park there though and room w/king bed was very euro-small.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Address: 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-1328
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#62 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf 3.5*
Number of rooms: 585
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For business travel or San Francisco, California vacations, Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman s Wharf hotel welcomes you to the Bay City. When searching for top San Francisco hotels near Fisherman s Wharf, stay in comfort at our full-service San Francisco lodging. Walk to attractions including Pier 39, Alcatraz, Bay Cruise ferries and Ghirardelli Square. Hop on a cable car outside our hotel to visit Union Square, Financial District, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown and AT&T Ballpark. After exploring the area, retreat to our San Francisco, California hotel to unwind in a room appointed with high-speed Internet access, in-room games and pay-per-view movies. For dining, enjoy a meal at the 24-hour Denny s or head to our Bristol Bar & Grill for a tantalizing meal and a drink. Additional on-site amenities include: laundry facilities, fitness center, an outdoor heated pool with sundeck and secure parking is available for $43 per day. Reserve your stay at our hotel in San Francisco, CA to be greeted with attentive service and superb accommodations in an unmatched locale. For spectacular savings, book a San Francisco travel package or hotel deal. ... more   less 
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