Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 324
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by holster25 would recommend
Great location for every thing we wanted to do. Great breakfast but very busy. Would stay again the only thing is a little pricy but everything is
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MichelleC67 Great location and very comfortable
Great location next to Fisherman's wharf. Breakfast was surprisingly better than I thought, with plenty of choice...especially great for a family of 4!
What is expensive is the car parking..which is the norm in SF, but is still an extra expense. But great experience overall.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CD10 All around super choice!
Great location. Easy walk to streetcar and embarcadero and wharf. Front desk staff (shorter asian man) was fantastic and helpful! Highly recommend, safe, clean, wifi in lobby, breakfast every morn to start your day :)
August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robin054 Wharf Inn
Overall a very good stay. To improve, the rooms need modern flat screen TV's and the beds need to be softer. The breakfast area also needs to be reorganized to avoid long lineups. In other words, organize the breakfast room into 4 separate areas ( corners ) :
1. Hot Food,
2. Cold cereal, milk and juice;
3. Toast & pancake making and
4.Coffee and Juice ( already on it's own )
The staff at the hotel are outstanding !!!
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dlccs Excelent location.
The perfect location for a Vacation in SFO I would recommend this hotel to everebody despite the only 2 problems. The problem is the there are few tables for brakfast and everyday is the same, at the 3rd day I went to street and take something different. Internet access is fast but only in the Lobby area, the signal doesn´t reach rooms.
August 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bcutter Terrible Value
We were told that there was a laundry on site--THERE WASN'T, since we were on a motorcycle trip this was important to us. Their laundry was a block down the street in the parking garage of another building
In order to use WiFi you had to go downstairs in the lobby and find a place to sit, as there were teen-agers lying/sitting all over the place
There was a 45.00$ charge to park a motorcycle in a corner
It was not worth the hassle to go downstairs for breakfast--too many people in too small an area
Would I go back again, or reccommend this property--NO
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edunnigan Great Staff and Location!
The rooms may be a little small, but the location was superb and the staff went the extra mile to help clients! I was VERY happy with my stay here and stayed at other hotels during this trip and wished I would have been able to stay here the entire time. I highly recommend this hotel - fantastic customer service!
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SwsSam Only two problems
Everything about this hotel is great, except for two glaring problems. First - San Francisco is the techie capital of the U.S. Why then is wi-fi only available in the lobby and not the rooms? Not everyone packs a connective device to travel with, which is one reason people have i-pads/i-phones to begin with! Second - the breakfast, though free, is a cattle-call by 0800. The staff can not keep up when the hotel is full, and there is inadequate seating if you are lucky enough to worm your way through the badly designed breakfast area. We just went across the street to Knuckles or next door to the Hollywood Cafe. There is even a Denny's for Heaven's sake around the corner. I will gladly pay for better food and quiet ambiance. Otherwise, this Holiday Inn is great.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perrykat Overall a good choice
Great location - can't beat that. And it's nice that you can open the windows in your room, even just a bit, to let in the fresh air.
The real only serious drawback is the lack of wi-fi access in the guest rooms. It's ludicrous that in the tech capital of the US, that the only Internet option the rooms is a (short) ethernet wire. I really did not want to have to go downstairs in the lobby in a very crowded hotel to access email etc.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sherryrick Enjoyable stay
We spent three nights at the Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Fishermans Wharf. Our room was comfortable and adequate, and the hotel's location was convenient to Fishermans Wharf, the trolley line and the cable car line. There are also numerous stores and restaurants conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.
It would have been nice to have a mini fridge in the room, but we managed.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sherryh60 Great stay!!
We stayed here for just one night (wish it had been more) on our way through San Francisco -- the place was immaculate, the rooms were clean and fresh (especially the bed linens). The breakfast was hot and hearty and the staff was very, very friendly. If you need a great, clean room in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf area....please consider this Holiday Inn Express!
July 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mustang13 Great Location
Read previous reviews on Trip Advisor and some of reviewers were correct. The location was great - 2 blocks from Pier 39, cable car and all the action. However, the room was outdated as I had read, We were upgraded as a Priority Member to 4th floor, wharf view. Room very small and not much room for opening luggage or even to close bathroom door. Old timey TV, no Wi-Fi in room as had been stated. Bad - coffee maker located on bathroom sink along with ice bucket! Who wants food in bathroom! Room was clean but old and pricey - had a suite in Asheville for less than S.F price. I just expected more for the money - no fridge in room but it had a safe. View was of street behind hotel looking down on shops that stay open late at night. You could see wharf between buildings and see some water and Alcatraz on a clear day! I really thought Priority accommodations would be better for the price. Liked the location though and didn't spend a lot of time in room.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milliemn Great place to stay in
It was my first time in SFO so i was very anxious going to a new city on my own in States.The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean. The buffet breakfast included in the price was good especially since most hotels in the area do not include breakfast in their prices. The free internet connection together with the businesses services were handy given that i had to print alot of stuff for my business meetings.The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the Piers where there are alot of tourist attration sites together with stops for the tour buses. Its also nearer to the first stops for the cable cars and trains which was also handy given the queues between the stops.I would absolutely stay here when i go back to SanFrancisco.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jmgg Michigander
Great location...just a block from Fisherman's Wharf. Staff was always very helpful and friendly. Our room was always clean and well stocked with towels. Highly recommend this hotel! A great family friendly hotel in a great location for sightseeing. The breakfast isn't all that bad either.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Johnsona Disappointed
I save my free nite for 5 months to stay at the wharf holiday inn express....I was sorely disappointed. And I stay at holiday inn expresses a lot, check the record since the,beginning of June... First reservation on the phone misquoted the cancellation time and it had elapsed by the time I got the reservation email....so when I arrived and did not like the conditions of the,property, I thot I had several hours to cancel but really cancellation was 18 hours before my arrival. Second, I was not told on the reservation line there was a $45 valey parking fee, even for my morptorcyle (which I drove to parking and did not need to use a space.). Actually, after I complained I was compted. There was no Wifi in room like I was accustomed to (only in the lobby) tho I could get to wifi signals in my room for which they would not provide passwords. I asked to cancel but was not allowed and the customer service person could not reinstate my free nite. Tho management gave me 5000 point on my account. More than mad I was very disappointed with the facility. I would not go back to that HIexp again tho I have used them 5 nites since and will continue.. A marquee property needs to be a first rate bargain...
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jen007 Great Stay! Perfect location; excellent staff!
My daughter and I just returned from a quick trip to San Francisco. We had a wonderful time in part due to our stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The front desk staff was excellent -- gave spot-on directions, including bus numbers and she didn't even have to look anything up -- as was house keeping and the office staff which happily stored our luggage for half a day in their office! The hotel is perfectly located to experience the wharf and marina --the nearby Walgreens and Starbucks were also handy. It's also located near a major bus route --no problems getting to and from Golden Gate Park and the beach -- and two cable car turnarounds. It was a little pricey, but that was in line with all of the other hotels nearby, plus we went during the America's Cup. Looking forward to a return trip!
July 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JLRAMS99 Great location, poor room
Great location but room was small and uncomfortable. There are no rooms with a view. Our window looked into a concrete courtyard. The pillows are horrible! Recommend you bring your own.
July 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Greg4 Stop pestering me
Since the hotel has sent me two requests for a review, here it is. Basic breakfast, very crowded, too. Saw trash bags left by couches in afternoon that weren't picked up until morning. Bellman were complaining about union rules. Otherwise just fine.
July 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pascalpk nice place if you dont have a car
Valet parking overpriced, room are old and very confortable, breakfast is a nighmare , long lines , poor food quality
July 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1platinum SF Fishermans Warf
perfect location on Warf, ask for a room with Warf view, don't be confused with HI on Beach St. Only down side, the hotel info does not list $50 valet parking fee (per night)...but it is well worth it, you don't want to deal with trying to find parking at the Warf area (but IHG website should be up front with this info). Double bonus, at this hotel you can open the room windows and get fresh air (my room anyway)..always a plus.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 WiFi and Refrigerators
This hotel was clean and comfortable. And very well located. But it is the only hotel in San Francisco without WiFi in each room. Had to go to the lobby to use WiFi on my IPAD. And they have great looking rooms and great comfortable beds but NO refrigerators. I, along with many other guests, were making trips to the ice machine to fill bags with ice to keep drinks and leftovers cold. Otherwise, a nice hotel.
July 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KD24 Clean, comfortable room but no view.
The rooms cleanliness was exceptional. The location was also great because we could walk to where we needed to go. However, for the price, the only view was rooms across the way. Also, $45 plus tax is ridiculous. We were basically punished for driving there. And why can't refrigerators be provided?
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sherry46 Great location and Breakfast
This is the perfect location to stay at if you are in San Francisco. We walked almost everywhere. The beds were comfortable, and the hotel was quiet. Breakfast was outstanding!
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MartyA Great property but no wireless in the rooms
This property has a very nice common area. The rooms are very clean and modern. The included breakfast is a standard Holiday Inn express breakfast. It was kept well stocked, although the first two days of our five day stay, there were none of there cinnamon buns available. The location was great, close to many Fisherman's wharf attractions and within a few blocks of MUNI stops. The only drawback to this property is that it only had wired internet in the rooms. In this day and age with smart phones and tablets, it is very inconvenient to have to walk down to the lobby to get a wireless connection.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick101 Great SFO Location!
Booked this property in November to take my family on our June trip. Great location, just blocks from the Wharf, Ghirardelli's, and the streetcar turning station. Has a good breakfast with plenty of options. Lots of tour buses and international visitors. Good sized rooms that were recently refurbished. Looks and feels like a new hotel. Be careful though - 3 Holiday Inns within two blocks. A bit confusing.... Great value for the dollar.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laurel Great stay
This hotel is very close to the wharf...and all of the
action as far as tourist things. We had a great time, very clean,
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TROF Great location & staff friendliness
The $45.00/night parking was pricy? parked car when we arrived and retrieved it when we left, still charged for valet services for every night....
July 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Don't Believe What You Read
Beware of misleading website information. When evaluating price remember what they list as "valet" fee is actually a parking fee of $51.00 per day. There is no parking available on the actual property although on their website they do state they accommodate handicap parking which is not true either. They do not have a pool on site but if you ask they tell you to take your key card to the Holiday inn couple of blocks down the street. You can swim there but you can't park there. The tub was badly stained and shower curtain was mildewed. The T.V was small and out dated. If given the choice to stay there again I say NO.
July 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tpayne Not very good
I am a platinum member who stays frequently in other places. by far this is one of the worst. overpriced parking, way out of date rooms. good location and staff. rooms are only average and with no wifi in the rooms I woud rate this hotel very low. the parking per night is outrageous.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JR21 Great location.
We recently stayed 3 nights at this location. Ady was the person at the front desk who had all the right answers. She arranged special pick-up for a tour to Muir Woods. She also helped find a more comfortable room and quieter location after a rough first night. We had asked for a quiet room our first night, but we were given a room right above the front lobby, very noisy street. Ady helped correct this.
We loved the bicycle rental right next door. We also loved the cable car near the hotel. However, the front desk clerk (not Ady) who gave us directions needs to be more specific. We walked several blocks to ride the cable car, only to find out later that there was one very close to the hotel.
We would definitely recommend this location to anyone going to San Francisco.
July 6, 2013