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The Wharf Inn
Ranked #126 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not worth it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at the end of June. Room was so small I had to go outside to change my mind. No amenities - had to "borrow" an iron and an ironing board (one of the small ones) from the front desk. My room had a view of some kind of transformer. Some of the staff were ok, but others weren't even friendly. The location is good and there is free parking, but next time I'll pay more for nicer accommodations.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel was clean and tidy. The only let down was no coffee facilities in room but coffee in Reception. Perfect location to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 all in walking distance. All tourist attractions and tours within walking distance too.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Shirley C
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Wharf Inn was our hotel in San Francisco for 4 days, this hotel’s location is great if you want to be in the centre of the happenings at the Pier, it is a few steps away from the main road close to numerous upmarket, budget and fast food restaurants, shops and about 200meters from Pier 39, a close walk to the Cable car start point, where the Golden Gate bridge view is spectacular. If you want to get to the centre of town you would need transport. It is also close to a tram stop and the hop on hop off bus stop. The rooms are very spacious and well laid out for any type of traveller. Free parking for guests and the staff are helpful with free coffee in reception.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Johan D
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Skudeneshavn, Rogaland, Norway
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. The location was truly amazing. We walked around at Fishermans Wharf at night and went sightseeing with the red open-top buses by day. There is also walking distance to the Alcatraz ferry. The room was clean, but a little bit small. You can hear the ouside traffic and people pretty good, as well as you neighbors. Very helpful lady at the front desk. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Karina L
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Considering we would be sightseeing all day and only needed a bed and a shower , this hotel done the job.
It is old and worn a little , certainly time for a update , but for the price , you couldn't go wrong.
It's just a shame there is so much noise at the store across the road at night ,from all the homeless people that seem to congregate there and yell to each other ...
Then you have the early morning trucks delivering , or picking up waste bins or street sweeping , and when i say early , i mean 5am.
You can hear just about everything , there is no sound proofing i'm sure ! so do yourself a favour , ask for a rear room .... the view is not worth all the noise !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank travlinaddict
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel for the location and weren't disappointed with that aspect. I stayed here about 25 years ago and it has definitely aged since that time. Management needs to consider replacing stained chairs and pillows. Ick. No air conditioning but ceiling fan did the job. Would most a different place next time in SF.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Suziql
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Yorba Linda, California
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was the cheapest rate we could find at the Fisherman's Wharf area so we were skeptical. What a great surprise!

Pros: clean beds, clean bathroom and towels, comfortable room, convenient walking location to FW & Embarcadero, Ghiradelli Square and other spots via a short cab ride. Free parking and wi-fi. Best rates. Friendly staff and helpful. Parking close to rooms so you don't have to haul luggage far and elevator access for second floor guests.

Cons: blow dryer, iron and board are available, but you must go ask front desk for them. Make sure to request them when you check in so you don't have to go back down. Water temperatures fluctuate so be careful when you start the shower- I had to adjust for a few minutes since the water initially came out ice cold before hot. No HBO or premium channels/movies.

Things to consider: not a four star hotel so don't expect flat screen tv, modern decor, nor a coolness factor. Basic and a little outdated, but still worth every penny. Towels a bit thin and shower curtain a bit broken but still worked. Older motel-style inn with outside room access only.

Overall: Happy to have stayed!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank kitkat2986
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Property: The Wharf Inn
Address: 2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #126 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Wharf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wharf Inn is an independent 51 room hotel with 50 guest rooms and 1 Penthouse Suite built in 1959 located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most tourist-friendly neighborhood. We are steps away from Pier 39, cable car terminals and Alcatraz boats. Walk to world-famous restaurants, browse through colorful shops at historic Ghirardelli Square and the Cannery, ride cable cars and street cars to North Beach, Chinatown, and the Union Square shopping district. ... more   less 
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