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The Wharf Inn

2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
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  • Musee Mecanique
    0.2 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Wharf Inn for the past 10 years will return every time we visit Fishermans Wharf. The location and free parking is a deal in itself. The bed was very comfortable. This is the place!!

1Thank Richard N
Norwalk, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cons: Old, worn & outdated. The heater doesn't funtion properly. If you leave it on it will not stop. You have to continously turn it on and off. This is a plain motel room. The Pros: Parking is free which saves one $40 - $50 per night. The value of the location of is in an area where all...

Thank JoeA336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our young grandchildren to SF because they wanted to take a bay cruise and go to China town. I looked up hotels close to Fisherman's wharf and this was what came up. I booked it totally based on location because that was what was important to us for this trip having the kids with us. The room was...

1Thank salvador C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a family of four (2 teenage boys) and were looking for somewhere to stay close to Fisherman's Wharf, but also with free parking. We normally wouldn't stay somewhere that was a 2-star hotel....but I'm so glad we did! First of all...if you need shiny chrome and glass and everything modern...this is not the place for you. One word...

1Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wharf inn Cleanliness This hotel/inn was very clean both in the room and the reception area. Noise levels The rooms are not noise proof, however at the time we stayed the noise level was minimal, people pulling suitcases past the room and general street traffic(our room was at the back of the hotel) if you have inconsiderate people in the...

1Thank aussiemac8
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I know this place has had some iffy reviews, but we found it to be great. If you keep in mind that it is a basic motel and not a big hotel. The staff from the front desk to the maid service was wonderful. The room was very basic, dated but clean and comfortable. The price and location cannot be...

2Thank Andrea R
Phoenix Arizona
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed in the Penthouse and it was great. So much room and awesome views of the city and wharf. Beds were comfortable. The staff was great. All in all a great place and time. Within walking distance of most bars and restaurants.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at The Wharf Inn. Location is fantastic! Easy walking distance to all Wharf attractions. Room was small but clean. Bed was very comfortable. Free parking is a huge benefit. Since the room was small, the closet door blocked entrance into bathroom when open. No coffee in room but did provide in office. Biggest...

1Thank Diane P
Castle Rock, Washington
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The location of this hotel is wonderful if you want to see the city by foot. We parked at check in and traveled all over via public transportation. As much as I wanted to love the hotel, it is hard to. The staff was friendly, the bed was nice and new, but everything about the structure is dated. The bathroom...

Thank EmilyandJason
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed for two nights when visiting SF in late October. The hotel was easy to find and well located. Big plus was free parking. Check in was quick and smooth. We asked for a quiet room and our room was facing backyard so we had no problem with any street noise. The room and bathroom was dated, but was...

1Thank Kleopetra

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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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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 

Additional Information about The Wharf Inn

Address: 2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Price Range: ₹ 12,898 - ₹ 26,820 (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
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
Scott Township, Pennsylvania

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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“rooms off the street are quietest 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles Tack44, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Inside rooms are quieter. Street side rooms (east side) are noisier, but you get a great view leaning out your window”
  • View from the east side of The Wharf Inn looking at Fisherman's Wharf 1 1/2 blocks away.
 of 5 bubbles BuffaloTea, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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