The Wharf Inn Hotel

, San Francisco, United States
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The Wharf Inn Hotel

, San Francisco
2 star

Rooms: 51

2601 Mason Street - San Francisco - California - 94133 - United States Hotel Website | | 4156737411
261 Traveller

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Great front desk!

from Holakjs
I had lived on Sutter St. and worked in the Financial District some years so, for a change, I wanted to stay in the really touristy part of the City. Therefore, we went to the Wharf area, and the Wharf Inn is great for location and service. The reason I am writing this review because the front desk staff, whoever was on, was friendly and knowledgeable. Our stay there was August 2003, but after several trips here and aboard since then, this staff is memorable. Of course, great city, great location...not all the amenities, but I would return just to get that kind of concern and info at that location.

The Buena Vista, known for creating its Irish Coffee drink, is just a 5-
minute walk away. Also the cable car is right across the the BV.

Great location and free parking!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed there for a weekend in October. The staff was very courtious and helpful. The rooms were clean and the size was fine. The site was perfect for our visit to Fishermans Warf, could not get any closer. This is an excellent place for the money if your not looking for fancy room service or special amenities. There are plenty of places to eat and play with in a few steps. The free parking was a welcomed surprise, considering the rates of the near-by hotels are insulting.

very good value

from A TripAdvisor Member
We felt fortunate to have selected the Wharf Inn as a homebase for a fast-forward overnight visit to San Francisco. The staff was courteous and helpful, and the room clean with comfortable bed and linens. The room appeared to have been remodeled within the last year or so. The most attractive features of this establishment include a convenient location and free-parking. Our streetview room was indeed somewhat noisy. While I would certainly not recommend this facility for a romantic getaway, it suits quite nicely as a gateway to the beauty and excitement of the city.

Great Location for the Money

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our visit to San Francisco was in the middle of September, 2004. Simple, but clean, this hotel afforded a great location for the money--a block in from the Bay right between Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. Even my elderly mother with arthritic feet had no trouble walking to the attractions along waterfront. Other reviews claimed much noise--to us it was no more noise than any other city. The biggest drawback was no air conditioning. My sister, mother and I were concerned when we opened the door to what felt like an oven. But after airing the room out by keeping the door open and putting on the ceiling fan, it cooled down enough and afforded a pleasant night's sleep on comfortable beds. There were several convenience stores directly across the street--one provided a good breakfast.

great location, great stafff, free parking

from randallboy
We stayed three days and two nights at the Wharf Inn, in June, 2004. The staff was great and helpful. Best of all, the hotel is located in the middle of Fisherman's Wharf. The room rates are reasonable, especially if you factor in the free parking for guests, which saves at least $25 a day. The staff allowed my family to park prior to checkin time, so we could check out the sights. The boat for the Alcatraz tour is two blocks from the hotel, and this tour is a must see. I would stay there again, especially if I wanted to visit the Fisherman's Wharf, Cable Car Museum and Alcatraz.

Too noisy!!!

from smayle
Stayed for one night and that was enough. The hotel itself was okay,older, but clean, but as the other reviewer stated, the noise is horrible. The longshoremans union hall is across the street, and there seem to be quite a few people just milling about...The muni bus and tour busses are always going by too. This is okay for one night, but after that I would be ready to pull out my hair!!!

Great value!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Sure, the accomodations are somewhat bare bones, but the perks more than make up for any lack of luxury: location (especially), free parking, ceiling fans, coffee and newspapers. If you're the type of traveler who uses a room only as a home base and a place to sleep, you'll love the Wharf Inn. If your idea of a vacation is to spend it in the hotel, you might be happier elsewhere. Hint: Request a room at the back of the building to avoid street noise.

Nice but take ear plugs

from plcjc
Great location, friendly staff, great price.
Use ear plugs if you want to get any sleep as from most rooms you hear the delivery trucks all through the night.

Economical choice

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just got back from a weekend stay at The Wharf Inn. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. The room was very clean. I do agree with previous opinions about it being a little too warm, however.

This is a great place to stay if you are looking for basic, affordable lodging right in the middle of all the great SF tourist attractions.

The free parking is a great feature. Most other hotels charge $30 - $38 per day, which is something people may forget to consider.

t Bother!

from Coco1231
It continually went downhill. The room we got was dated, small & smelled from all the air freshener for smokers. (we had asked for non-smoking) Afer leaving the door open, it was still so bad I insisted they change our room. That one wasn't much better but didn't smell. When we took showers, it was intermittent Hot then Cold - never just right. We found nothing we read on the internet that said it had all these features, amenities, & more - they must have stayed elsewhere. It is a great location for touring Fishherman's Wharf (insist on a room away from the street if noise bothers you). For 1 night maybe but our advice is spend a little more & stay somewhere else - you'll be much happier!

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

City Tour We would recommend doing a city tour on a motorised cable car - especially the tour which goes over the Golden Gate bridge. The tour guide was very informative (& funny) and its a great way to see all the main points of SF. If you do the tour on the first day, then you can re-visit (at your own leisure) any spots that you want to see in more detail. Look out for coupon books - good savings, espcially if in groups.

Buses are the key to San Francisco Use the buses. Remember to get a transfer (you'll probably get this automatically anyway) and you'll only ever pay $1.50 (exact change needed) to go anywhere in town.

attractions Saw the sea lions 6 times in 3 days my 5 year old loved them

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  • Address: 2601 Mason Street - San Francisco - California - 94133 - United States
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