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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here on a trip to visit her sister in Monterey and tagged this portion of it for sightseeing. Our "view" from the room...was of another building. The window only functions to let people inside know whether or not the sun is out. The location is the best part of the hotel since Fisherman's Wharf is...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights, a last minute booking. As we had a rental car the free parking so close to Fishermen's Wharf was a bonus. The room was clean and well kept though it was a little tired. Good WiFi, enjoyed the complimentary coffee and newspaper, and the in-room snacks. There was some street noise but that's to...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location at the fisherman's wharf. Rooms are quite clean and spacious. Free parking, good wifi connection. Not a fancy place but honestly a good option for SF also considering the price (still a bit high, but it's in line with SF prices )

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night whilst on a road trip around the states. The location is ideal, right next to Pier 39 and within walking distance of a number of other attractions. The rooms are clean, spacious and have everything you could think of needing in them. Another perk of this hotel was that we were able to leave...

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California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in the summer its a awesome location, but the building is a little run down, the rooms are kinda icky, but the location will make up for it if you only sleep and shower here which we did!!! You literally are steps away from everything! You get what you pay for we were satisfied overall, will probly...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Wharf inn since we first visited SF back in the 80s. While it's starting to look a little worn, the price is still very reasonable. Rooms are simple, beds comfortable, bathrooms are clean, Wifi works fine and car parking is included which is a huge boost to the value. It is walking distance to everything, cable...

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I spent one night here and it was very comfortable. Not too much luxury, but the bed was very comfy. The hotel is located very close to the pier 41 and 39 where the seals reside. You can walk in a round along the Piers and further through Chinatown and little Italy back to the hotel. Takes about 2 hours...

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Canberra
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Rooms do not have a fridge or microwave which would have been really handy, No breakfast included with this hotel. Check in was smooth. Great room, bed was comfy, wifi was good but tended to go in and out at peak times. Hop on Hop off bus right out the front. Fisherman's wharf at your doorstep. Was a great place...

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College Station, Texas
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stayed here during a two week trip to CA. San Francisco was our last stop before heading home. We chose this for location. You can't beat it! We had a rental car, but we never pulled it out of the parking lot once we arrived (so the free parking was nice). You can easily walk to many attractions. The...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I decided to avoid downtown and try the touristic area on this trip. LOVED the location. Easy walking to many great restaurants, right by the water, easy access to anywhere you want to go (trolley, bus, f train, walking etc). Hotel room was basic - but I dont need much more when I travel. The walls were thin - but...

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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Address: 2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Price Range: ₹ 12,839 - ₹ 25,809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Wharf Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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Melbourne, Australia
Oregon
over a year ago
San Francisco, California, United States

Here are a few tips for this hotel.

1. No, They do not have A/C at this hotel. The reason for this is simple. Older places like this were built without. We are not the only hotel in San francisco that doesn't have it. You might need to check as the weather in SF is generally cool if not cold with a few days in the 80's per year but those are rare.

2. The hotel is only pet friendly to an extent. If you bring a pet and the 4 rooms that actually allows them are not available then you might get turned away. The reason for this is that anytime there is a pet in a room, that room needs to be closed for 3 days and can not be sold. Please make sure you call the hotel and check. And no, there is no grassy area at all. The place was not built to be a pet friendly facility. It only is because so many people are adamant on bringing their pets on vacation. The other thing is, that if you do bring a pet with you, that pet can not be left unattended anywhere on the property. This includes in your room, or in your car. If you leave the property, the animal must go with you. Also, there is a 25$ fee per pet per night. There is a limit of 2 pets and must be under 40lbs.

3. Parking: There are 39 spaces to 51 rooms. If you bring 2 cars with you and want to park them both, that unfortunately can't happen. The motel allows 1 car per room. If the lot is full you can still get free parking but...you will be double parked somewhere that isn't actually a parking space and the front desk will be required to take your keys. this is only in the cases of moving you into a spot should one come open, or moving your vehicle to let someone out that you are blocking in.

4. It is an older place. It is more of a motel. It opened in 1960. so its not a brand new place. However, the new owners are slowly working on upgrading it. Most of the rooms have gotten new furniture and mattresses in the last 2 months. The rooms are very basic. There again is no a/c. No fridges or microwaves. If you want a fridge you will need to book the Penthouse suite as it has a full kitchen. The other thing is that you might see a room on one of the online booking sites that shows a sofa in the room. There is a total of 2 rooms in the facility that has one. If that's what you want, you need to put in a request for it, though there is still not any guarantee you will get it. The motel does not guarantee that any requests you make will be met.

5. , if you make a reservation for a King size bed, and then check in wanting a room with 2 queen beds. We can't guarantee that will have that for you. If you want a room with a balcony, then that is what you will need to book as it is a separate room type from a King. Early check ins may or may not be able to be met and an . Again, you may request anything you wish, but the hotel can not guarantee any request. your best bet is to always call the hotel either during or after your reservation and see what is possible and what is not.

6. IF YOU WANT TO GET TO ALCATRAZ, book your tour several weeks in advance or you may not get in at all.

over a year ago

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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Require a room NOT facing Mason Street /East side. Ask for an interior non street room.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisMarchand, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had an awesome middle room away from the streets- but it is San Francisco - the whole town is loud!”
 of 5 bubbles divechka, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“book directly with the hotel and get a room as far away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeA336, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms to the back away from the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles andrearT2665OU, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing backyard are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Kleopetra, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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