£114.01 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 3 Oct 2014 Check-out 4 Oct 2014

Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

3 stars
1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
325 reviews
great place to stay

clean and neat and the staff was friendly - it also was a convenient location to where we spent... See full review

  • Barbara Jo the traveler
  • 8 Jul 2014
Perfect

Perfect location and comfort close to everything!! See full review

  • Putt putt
  • 23 Feb 2014
Comprising two separate buildings, this Fisherman's Wharf hotel is situated within walking distance of Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and ferries to Alcatraz Island. The property features two on-site restaurants and an outdoor heated pool. It also offers complimentary limousine service to guests who stay on the Executive Club floor.
Highlights
  •     Located within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and the Embarcadero
  •     Complimentary Wi-Fi
  •     Two on-site restaurants
  •     Pets welcome
Rooms
Accommodations -- 579 rooms and six suites -- span two adjacent buildings. All rooms come standard with flat-screen televisions, hairdryers, ironing boards and in-room safes. Many also offer stunning views of San Francisco Bay, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets welcome (fees apply).
Features
A subtle nautical theme characterizes the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf. In the lobby, for instance, seashells and crab icons are common themes. In the rooms, artwork depicts sailboats and other maritime vessels.
All hotel guests have complimentary access to the 24-hour business center, on-site fitness center and the outdoor heated pool.
There's also a sundeck that overlooks San Francisco Bay; it's a great spot to get a tan.
Two on-site restaurants provide endless dining options. At the Bristol Bar & Grill in the Columbus building, grab lobster ravioli or homemade clam chowder. A Denny's restaurant in the Beach building serves classic American fare 24 hours a day.
Self parking is available (fees apply).
Transportation
  •     San Francisco International Airport (40 minutes)
  •     Oakland International Airport (45 minutes)
  •     Cable car stops (5 minutes walking)
  •     MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)
Attractions
  •     Fisherman's Wharf
  •     Embarcadero
  •     Alcatraz Island
  •     Golden Gate Bridge
  •     Presidio

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business centre
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

37.8065 -122.418
Nearby airports
San Francisco International, (SFO), 19.00, MI, N; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 22.00, MI, W;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Hyde Street Pier: 0.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.2 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.2 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.3 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 0.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 0.5 mi
  • Lands End: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.6 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.6 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 0.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 0.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 0.2 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 0.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 0.2 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 0.3 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 0.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 0.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 0.5 mi
  • Lands End: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.6 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.6 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 0.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 0.8 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.9 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Union Square: 1.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.6 mi
  • Japantown: 1.6 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.6 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.7 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.7 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.7 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.8 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.9 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 2 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2 mi

Dining

Bristol Bar and Grill
You'll find only the freshest ingredients at Bristol Bar and Grill , located on the lobby level of our Columbus Avenue building. It's the perfect place for a quick breakfast, a business gathering or friendly after hours relaxation. When time is short you'

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (325)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
325 out of 325
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Raider Fan
Illinois
30 Sep 2009

Location location

Been there multiple times because of the location. Near shopping and multiple public transit spots for San Francisco (Muni buses or trolleys or Bart). This latest time, they now have free internet, which is a plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PAMAP
Dillsburg, PA
24 Sep 2009

GREAT Locaction Location Location

We walked to most site seeing attractions, but did take conveniently located transit such as Tour Bus & Trolley on a few occasions which are very reasonably in price if get a multi-day pass.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Pier 39 Harbor Seal Viewing

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wine sipper Sandra
Woodbridge California
21 Sep 2009

Girls overnight out

The Holiday Inn staff were very helpful and hospitable. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable to sleep in. We loved the location of the hotel, it was 2 blocks from the Wharf and walking distance to North Beach and a trolley ride to Market St. and China Town. I would definitely come back and stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We would suggest crossing the street and having breakfast at Paragimos. They have the best waffles in the city and great coffee.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Duluth, MN
17 Sep 2009

A place to sleep

We wanted to stay in a place that was close to the action, and it was. It was right on the F line so a trolley could pick you up and bring you to most of the attractions you wanted to see. The one thing that wasn't explained well was that the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf is in two building. If you are staying at the Beach St. building, after you check in you have to walk a block to get to your room. Also the Beach st. location does not have a pool. If you have any questions talk to the Concierge, Rhoda. She was a great help, and had great advise on where to go and what to do! Also remember to bring clothes for all kinds of weather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

If you have any questions talk to the Concierge, [...]. She was a great help!

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ptrip 09
utah
15 Sep 2009

san franciso

the rooms were nice, clean and in a very good location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
STATEN ISLAND, NY
15 Sep 2009

UNBEATTABLE LOCATION FOR THE PRICE

WE TOOK 2 TOURS. NOTHING AT ALL EXCELLENT

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
13 Sep 2009

Great Getaway for couples

I have absolutely zero complaints, the staff was friendly, they let us check in over 3 hours early, the room was clean and roomy, the beds really comfortable, the bathrooms spotless, clean towels etc. We walked almost the entire time we were there, so convenient to all the places we wanted to see. We took a bus tour of San Fran, visited Alcatraz, ate great food and just walked and looked around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Do not ever leave the hotel room without a sweater no matter how beautiful and warm it looks, it can change within minutes or feet.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington DC
12 Sep 2009

Great hotel!

Very nice and quiet, always spotless, great Internet access. It's almost on Fisherman's Wharf and the concierge gave me exact instructions on how to get everywhere I needed to go. I found the location was great. My only caveat is that the hotel restaurant doesn't tell you, when they ask if you'd like a coke or coffee, that it will cost $3.50. That came as a rude surprise. There are other restaurants nearby. Otherwise this place was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Right around the corner towards the Wharf, is where you buy tickets for the open-air buses around San Francisco. Great place to start.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hip Grandma and Spicy Aunt
Canada
8 Sep 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

Hotel location is near to all types of transpotation system(s). Easy access to all piers. An abundance of eateries to choose. Fantastic free entertainment to enjoy along the bay area. Tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. We took in 3 tours in 7 days. Enjoyed each of them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

No need to rent a car. Cable cars and street cars took us to Union Square and Chinatown. The fares were very reasonably priced. It was fun to ride on the cable car.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRandom
Business
Palo Alto CA
4 Sep 2009

Good stop for local bay area person

Good place to stop for the night between two days of meetings in SF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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