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Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

This is a 3 star hotel in San Francisco
1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
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6-min. walk from Fisherman's Wharf, great rooms & staff, parking & breakfast extra
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's proximity to attractions, restaurants and public transit
  • Numerous guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgable service
  • Some guests found the parking charge and breakfast cost to be expensive
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 21, 2013
Located about a 6-minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf and a 3-minute drive from Highway 101, the Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is geared towards business or vacation travellers who require a hotel with on-site dining, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a free daily newspaper and a desk. Rooms with a living area and a sofabed and a dining table are also offered, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a bar, a business centre, a gift shop and laundry services. Parking is an additional $40 per day and pets (under 50 lbs) are permitted for a one-time $85 cleaning fee.

On-site dining is offered at Bristol Bar and Grill, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. 

San Francisco's city centre is about a 10-minute drive away, while Anchorage Shopping Center can be found 3 minutes away on foot. The San Francisco Zoo is roughly a 30-minute drive away and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a 25-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $40/day, pets under 50 lbs $85/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 5, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it close to Fisherman's Wharf, shopping, restaurants, bars, Union Square, public transit, Lombard St., North Beach and Walgreens.

The hotel's accommodations were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with good water pressure, great San Francisco Bay views and comfortable beds and pillows.

Several patrons were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as friendly, helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable about the area.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about added costs and noise transfer. 

Some reviewers were disappointed with the extra charges they incurred while at the hotel. They found the cost of parking and the breakfast cost to be very expensive, and felt they should have been included in the room rates. The hotel's rates were also described as overpriced by some guests.

A few lodgers complained of noise transfer during their stay. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and rooms overhead, as well as street noise. guest reviews ranked the hotel #112 of 235 San Francisco hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 1,703 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 1,400 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 953 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 5, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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204.81 USD - 0.00 USD Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Out of 214 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.9 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #16 out of 214 hotels in San Francisco ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Laura from Sumner, WA US rated Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf 7 out of 10 on July 02, 2011
Verified Guest from Reno, NV US rated Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf 10 out of 10 on January 10, 2011
Irene from Reykjavik, IS rated Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf 9 out of 10 on September 12, 2005


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Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Billiards
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Ballroom
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Check In Time 15.00
Fax 415-771-7006
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood chinatown
Number of Floors 5
Number of Rooms 591
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 94133
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (415) 771-9000
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800)465-4329
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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