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The Wharf Inn

2601 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1209
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#138 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
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. Best of all, the only hotel in Fisherman's Wharf that offers FREE parking
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Car park
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Janice O M wrote a review 8 Jun
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Wow it’s kinda a dump we had to beg for towels they didn’t have any clean ones till the next day The 4 nights we were there they wouldn’t even come change sheets ,,it’s very noisy bums are outside all the time yelling at people. The ceiling had putty marks all over it from repairs and our balcony overlooked 7-11 where bums hung out
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They did have some free parking and locked a gate every night so bums didn’t come in
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Jimmy B wrote a review May 2021
16 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and the rooms were clean and the staff was nice. The heat wouldn't shut off in the room, I called the front desk and they moved us immediately to the room next door. The hotel shut the gate at night and we felt safe at the hotel. I will definitely go back and stay with them the next time I'm in San Francisco.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Carly Joyner wrote a review May 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Office staff talked to you through a glass window, only can enter and exit through a locked gate that they open at request and lots of homeless people wondering around outside. Have to use an elevator because stairs are crumbling and "out of service". Looks like a hourly motel but we did peek in our room before leaving and it seemed decent. Location did not appear safe at all! Left hotel and stayed elsewhere hoping we would get a refund. Priceline/booking.com was unable to do so and hotel wanted us to speak with them although we didn't book through them and were not going to go back there or talk to anyone on that property.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dan.berger12@yahoo.com wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Location, Location, Location! A great value that can’t be beat! I am a local from San Mateo who loves taking an overnight ‘staycation’ in the city. Considering price, the location one block from the waterfront, free parking, and spacious room not to mention 24/7 security, what’s not to like:). My stay was wonderful, and the friendliness from Adam who took my reservation, and Jay who assigned me a lovely room was exemplary! The hotel staff providing clean towels and asking how I was enjoying my stay were also wonderful. Book it, I’ll be back, and next time booking the penthouse:)
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Considering balcony overlooking Mason, there was less than expected street noise
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Annie wrote a review Sep 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada3 contributions6 helpful votes
After reading a lot of reviews, I booked this hotel. The location is excellent. But we could hardly sleep at all at night. If you are a light sleeper, please think again when you want to book a hotel like this. The walls are so thin that you can hear everybody who stays near you, people talking and playing the music, children crying in the middle of the night, even when people are walking, you can hear it! The noise on the streets in the hotel area was TERRIBLE! The cars were still racing in circles at the midnight time and perfectly kept you awake on a Saturday night. How can people in SF stand it? Apart from the noise, the cleaness of the hotel is another issue. I've never stayed in a hotel that doesn't do any housekeeping during your stay. I booked two nights and to my surprise, on the second day, after a long day when I got back to the hotel, the room was undone. The garbage was not taken away, the used towels were not changed, the bed wasn't made. I called the receptionist to ask if they had forgotten to clean the room and was told that there was no housekeeping because of COVID-19 and if I wanted clean towels, I had to get them myself at the front desk. How Great! I can understand that we need to keep social distancing to stop spreading the virus, but when there was nobody in the room, why can't a housekeeper clean the room? To me, it doesn't make any sense and everything seems to be for the hotel's convenience, not for the guest's. One of the reasons I booked this hotel is that there is free parking. But please notice, the parking is very limited and it's not guaranteed. Not recommended for this price.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$135 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wharf Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Wharf Inn?
Nearby attractions include Pier 39 (0.4 km), Fisherman's Wharf (0.1 km), and Musee Mecanique (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wharf Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Wharf Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Wharf Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wharf Inn?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wharf Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe De Casa, Eight Am, and The Baked Bear.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Wharf Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wharf Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.3 km), Golden Gate Bridge (5.8 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.3 km).
Is The Wharf Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.