"Decent hotel in a good location. We requested a no-smoking room which we had to sign for, but it seemed to be in a smoking area. had to put pillows on ... " More

By Phillip W. on Thu 22 Jan 2015

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf places you in the center of San Francisco, within a short 5-minute stroll of Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

All 585 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Room service, pillow menus, and free newspapers are also available.

The restaurant, Bristol Bar and Grill, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 4,500 square feet (0 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star North Beach hotel include Ghirardelli Square and Musee Mecanique.

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Good location but needs work

We were given rooms in the annexe which i was not made aware of in advance and is not exactly next door. So using the main hotels facilites eg pool, was difficult. The rooms are ok but there was no double glazing and it was very noisy outside even during the night. The beds were very comfortable but the rooms do need refurbishing and the facilities are basic.

Posted by , from stamford, lincs on 17 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

Not bad

Decent hotel in a good location. We requested a no-smoking room which we had to sign for, but it seemed to be in a smoking area. had to put pillows on the interconnecting room doors to block out the cigarette smells

Posted by on 22 Jan 2015

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5 out of 5

Holiday inn San Francisco

Great location,walking distance to loads of places, excellent facilities at hotel, would stay there again

Posted by on 6 Oct 2013

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3 out of 5

Fishermans Wharf San Francisco - Bridge and Pier

I had a good time at this hotel. First I was a little bit disappointed, that my room is in an additional building and on the first floor but I didn't spend a lot of my time there. The cable cars and pier 39 are close to the hotel. Near the cable car station you can rent a bicycle and have a ride along the sea side to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Posted by on 2 Aug 2013

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4 out of 5

Schönes Hotel an perfekter Lage..

Hotel liegt direkt am Fishermans Wharf... Restaurant Shops alles direkt beim Hotel....Der Hopp ob hopp off Bus liegt ca 3 Min zu Fuss entfernt.... zum Pier 39 kommt man innert 10 min zu Fuss...zum Alcatraz Landing innert 15 min zu Fuss...Mit dem Auto/Taxi zur Union Station benötigt man bloss ca 10 Fahrminuten also perfekte Lage

Posted by , from Basel Switzerland on 4 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Perfekte Ausgangslage für Sightseeing in SFO

Hotel liegt wenige Gehminuten vom Fisherman's Wharf entfernt. Zahlreiche Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der unmittelbaren Nähe. Einrichtung des Hotels ist zweckmässig, dafür saubere Zimmer. Personal sehr hilfsbereit und motiviert.

Posted by on 20 Jul 2017

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4 out of 5

Gute Lage

Pros: Lage
Location: Miten in Fisherman'Wharf
Super Lage bei Fisherman'Wharf. Sauber und ruhig. Zimmer ok

Posted by on 7 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Schönes Wochenende

Langweiliges Frühstüchsbuffet, höfliches Personal, komfortables Bett, im Essbereich eiskalt

Posted by on 16 Dec 2015

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4 out of 5

City- travel

Das Hotel liegt sehr günstig, man erreicht in kürze das Pier 39 oder die Cable Car Station und es befindet sich direkt um die Ecke ein Fahrradverleih, perfekt um eine Tour über die Golden Gate Bridge zu machen. I like -)

Posted by on 10 Feb 2015

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3 out of 5

Ok aber mehr auch nicht...

Die Lage ist super aber für den Preis habe ich schon wesentlich luxuriöser gehaust. Dazu kommen unverschämt hohe Kosten für den Parkplatz (40$ pro Nacht). Meine Empfehlung: Lieber weiterer Weg übernachten und das super Nahverkehrsangebot nutzen.

Posted by on 28 Sep 2014

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About the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf

Location 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Property Features

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include A 24-hr business centre and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 4,500 square feet (0 square metres). Multilingual staff, gift shops/news stands, and on-site laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 585 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 7 conference rooms
  • 4,500 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq. m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (24.6 km / 15.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf offers 585 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Bristol Bar and Grill – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Dennys – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: USD53.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
  • Holiday Inn San Hotel
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf
  • Holiday Inn San

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.