Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

Address: 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94133, United States | 3 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 3 star hotel, located in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, is near San Francisco Guided Segway Tour, Musee Mecanique, GoCar Tours, and Hyde Street Pier Historic Waterfront.
Map this hotel


Photos of Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

    View all photos

      TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

      Reviewed by snowbmama

      Ons hotel

      Reviewed Aug 4, 2013
      by (1 review) , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

      Prima locatie

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by robynstravels

      Great place

      Reviewed Sep 10, 2011
      by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      Nice place good and close to everything touristy great beds would stay here again

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

      Unfriendly Terrible Service


      Horrible hotel. I booked months in advance, specifying a non-smoking room. As soon as I opened the door to the room the stink of stale cigarettes hit me. I had my young children with me as well. I complained, the manager said they were full and he'd move us next day.

      Not good enough, kicked up a fuss and a room miraculously became available. It didn't smell but the noise from the road junction was apalling. Changed again next day, finally got a decent room with minimal noise. parking is expensive $30 per night.

      Don't be put off!


      Having read the reviews after booking our California I was very worried about staying at the Holiday Inn and I warned my husband and children that our final destination would have the worst hotel. How wrong I was.

      We were in the Beach location, the rooms were large, clean with free tea and coffee everyday. The bathrooms were lovely with constant change of towels and toiletries. We were also able to park at our hotel so there wasn't any problem with luggage. The hotel was quiet and it has the very best location. We didn't have to use the car. I admit that walking to the pool which took under 5 mins could be perceived to be a problem but it wasn't for my husband and I or our 3 children. I would certainly use this hotel again.

      Much better accommodation available.


      Just got back from a fly-drive to California and I have to agree with all the other reviewers about this hotel. Our room was located in the second block which involved a long walk with our luggage. Pool very small. Parking was an extra 26 dollars a night which we were not expecting. Dennys Restaurant was over-priced and very busy during breakfast - queues flowed out into the lobby area. However, location at Fisherman's Wharf is excellent - but there are many more hotels located in the area. Overall rating - very average. We would not stay here again.

      There are much better alternatives


      Very noisy street - it will keep you awake. If you stay here, try to get a room that does not face the large street right south of the hotel.

      The personnel is friendly, but the breakfast area is very congested during the tourist season.

      The price/quality ratio should be better in other hotels.

      Location is ok, but not the best either.

      Horrible Hotel


      Because we have children, I was looking for a family hotel and chose this one as it was close to the Wharf. The entire experience was horrible - I booked a King room with a sofa bed and they sent me (along with tons of luggage) to the wrong room and then finally gave me the room I requested after badgering the manager. The bell hops were not very friendly and the front desk staff was a joke. Having laundry facilities means $2 washers & dryers in the back of the parking garage and its closed at 10:00 PM. The rooms were very old and not very clean.

      The sofa bed was so old and horrible that my son wound up sleeping the King bed with my husband and I. Thank goodness we brought our own crib for our daughter - would hate to see what the hotel would have given me. The entire facility was very worn. Upon checkout they did not ask me for my parking pass, so when I thought I was done and could drive away - they held my car "hostage" in the garage while I went back upstairs to wait in line again.... Very bad deal and not a very good price either. Lots better choices around the Wharf.

      Awesome Time Hoilday Inn Fishermans Wharf


      We stayed at the Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf June 17-21 2003 and had a

      Fantastic trip. The Holiday Inn is at a perfect location, one block

      from Fishermans Wharf, close to the cable cars and Pier 39. We had a

      Great veiw from our room, we looked out to the Wharf and Alcatraz. The

      rooms are clean and the service was good. It's very central. We did not

      rent a car and were able to get around easily. The Bellman was very

      helpful in arrainging our limo ride to the airport for the same price

      as a cab. It was a great trip, and would stay there again, very pleased

      overall with hotel, services and location.

      Holiday Inn Okay


      I almost gave this hotel two points but decided to give three points because of its location. I don't think there is anything special about this hotel other than its location. Its location is perfect for walking around San Francisco. The rooms seemed dull but were clean. Most of the hotels I have stayed at provide coffee if the lobby in the mornings. At this hotel you have to pay $2.00 for a small cup of coffee and another $2.00 for a small oatmeal cookie. Location is the only reason I would stay at this hotel.

      Holiday Inn Fishermans Whard


      Stayed in the Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf during the first week of April. Despite the cheap rate we got on our Expedia booking, the room was large and immaculately clean.The staff at this hotel were exceptionally polite, cheerful and helpful.Only downside being the ridiculous rates for making international calls from the room, but we should have known better.Great location if you want to do the tourist things, 5 minute walk to Pier 39, Alcatraz ferries, etc. Good Barnes & Noble up the road too. Street car stop 5 minute walk from the hotel.

      Don't stay here


      As training officer in my firm, I booked members of my office in this hotel for a seminar. One person was bitten by bed bugs. Beware!

      Great Place To Stay


      The Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf was very clean and the people and the front desk were very nice. The room was very nice. However, there was no 'fridge in the room to store leftovers, but the AC worked great (unlike at the Great Highway Inn, where I also stayed -- see other post).

      The only problems I encountered in my stay there was that the hotel is separated in that it is two buildings. I think it would have been nice if they could connect the two buildings so you wouldn't have to lug your luggage down and across the street to go to your room. It also is a bit confusing as the 2nd building has another building connected to it which just happens to be a Holiday Inn Express. It gives the impression that you're staying at the Express instead of the full service Holiday Inn which can be confusing at first.

      Aside from that there were no problems with my stay there (except for some picketers with a bullhorn at 8 in the morning in front of another hotel -- but that wasn't the Inn's fault).

      BTW, there is also a 24 hour Denny's at the second building which can be a big plus if you are out late and want a snack when you get back from exploring the city.

      Overall, I highly recommend staying there not only for its convenient location, but for the fufillment of the great standards we all have come to expect from the Holiday Inn.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from San Francisco

      Day 3: San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods

      A travel blog entry by angiekayaks on Apr 10, 2015

      5 photos

      Angiekayaks stayed here on Apr 10, 2015 during their trip titled: San Francisco and Maui 2015.

      Day 2: San Francisco

      A travel blog entry by angiekayaks on Apr 09, 2015

      4 photos

      Today began early at 4:00 a.m. to get our shuttle from the Doubletree to the Newark airport. Our shuttle left the hotel at 5:20 a.m. We got to the airport without a problem and got through security without an issue. We boarded our flight at 6:50 a.m. and departed at 7:25 a.m. We landed in San Francisco at. Our luggage arrive on a flight ahead of us …

      It can get cool on top of these buses

      A travel blog entry by raymarietinetti on Jun 19, 2014

      8 photos

      Got up at 8.30. Breakfast in Holiday Inn restaurant. Marie had "Sunrise Breakfast" - 2 poached eggs, toast and the inevitable potatoes. I just had oatmeal and we each had coffee - still cost us $50. Will go the buffet tomorrow.

      I had notice a couple of "Big Bus" open topped buses go past while we were having breakfast so inquired at the …

      Fantastic drive - my pecs will be sore tomorrow

      A travel blog entry by raymarietinetti on Jun 18, 2014

      4 photos

      Woken by alarm at 7.30 showered and had complimentary continental breakfast. Most people in the breakfast room were watching Australia play Netherlands in soccer. Don't know if any of them were barracking for either side. It was 1 all when we left but alas Australia lost 3-2.

      GPS set for 'Hearst Castle least freeways' took us up the San …

      San Francisco

      San Francisco Weekend We arrived safely on Saturday afternoon after a long flight. The only incident this time being the non-operation of Lisa's seat back entertainment system. The Purser did offer to move us to World Traveller Plus but the seats available were in the middle of a 4 and next to one rather large individual, who quite frankly, I di...

      San Francisco, California, United States waspey

      Traveler Photos Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf

      Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
      San Francisco, United States
      Clive & his car.
      San Francisco, United States
      Eric our tour leader
      San Francisco, United States
      San Francisco, United States
      Denny's breakfast
      San Francisco, United States
      The hotel pool. We like hotel pools.
      San Francisco, United States
      Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
      San Francisco, United States
      Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
      San Francisco, United States
      Eric our tour leader
      San Francisco, United States