The Wharf Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wharf Inn San Francisco
Good price, convenient, but a little noisy and too warm
Stayed at the Wharf Inn June 3-4, 2004. Overall, a good value.
Pros: Very convenient location, good price, free parking, friendly staff, clean rooms, free coffee and tea in the lobby.
Cons: No air conditioning; the only window in our room was 2'x2' next to the door, so no way to get flow-through ventilation; the radiator-type heater continued to produce some heat, even with it switched off; too much road noise if window is open; our room had only a small shower, no bathtub; no high speed Internet options; although local calls are free, we were charged a few $$ because we tied up the phone line for a couple of hours with our dial-up Internet connection (a local call).
Recommendation: Try to book a room toward the west side of the building so the wind will blow some air in your room. Sleep with earplugs. Otherwise, this is a decent hotel in a super location and the price is right.
Didn't like this place at all
Stayed here for 2 nights last month and was totally unhappy. The only good thing about this hotel is the location. The air conditioner didn't work, in fact the room was heating up instead. When we complained about it, we were not even offered a new room, but advised to open the louvered windows with no screens (what about the bugs!). When we insisted on a new room, all the vacant rooms we checked had the same heating problems. We also asked to talk to the Manager the following morning but never got back to us. The room was also dated and the water pressure was really bad. We come to San Francisco mulitple times a year and we will not stay in here again, definitely worth it to spend a few more bucks and stay at the Radisson!
The best value on the wharf
The Wharf Inn was a great little place about one block from the waterfront. It has great access to all the wharf attractions and restaurants. The staff was overly nice and accomodating. It is the best value in the entire wharf area.
We have just returned from a 3 day stay at the Wharf Inn. The location was perfect! Right in the middle of everything you could possible want to do, see, eat or get to. The staff was really great. Helpful, friendly. The rooms were clean and roomy. We had rooms with small balconies that I especially enjoyed. From the balcony you could see the ocean. I found it charming that you could also hear an occasional chorus from the seals on Pier 39. I plan to use this hotel for our next trip to SF.
We spent 4 nights at The Wharf Inn in October 2003. What a great location to use as a base to explore San Francisco. The room was clean and the view of Coit Tower and the Bay was wonderful. Not the ritziest of places to stay but a wonderful bargain that included parking!
A Great Little Inn
After doing a bit of online research for a trip to SF, I narrowed my hotel choices down to Sheraton and Wharf Inn. When you include parking and discounts, their lowest rates are about even. Sheraton staff were just plain rude on the phone, so I called and booked room at Wharf Inn.
Our 2 night stay was perfect! Our room had a small balcony over Mason Street, 1/2 block from the Waterfront area. The room was very clean and nicely decorated, actually nicer that we expected. Secure covered parking was free, staff were so courteous and helpful, and the location can't be beat . We plan to return to The Wharf Inn.
Quiet at the Wharf
The Wharf Inn was a very nice and most excellent location to enjoy the Wharf area of Frisco. It was nice to be able to access the room without having to go through mass lobbys and bag boys. Convienent coffee and paper in the lobby and close to Pier 39. Great Place and parking included.
We went on a "girls getaway" - 4 women sharing a room with 2 queen sized beds. It was the perfect base for San Francisco. 1/2 block from Fishermans Wharf and Pier 39, 1-1/2 blocks from the cable car. Mostly we rode the refurbished trolleys to get to Union Square, Nob Hill, and the Castro and transferred to the muni system for Haight Ashbury and Ocean Beach. The staff was very helpful, booking dinner reservations, giving tips on sight seeing, etc. Only the cleaning staff seemed a little grumpy. The price is better than any of the other Wharf area hotels, and you can request a balcony facing the water - though be warned, the garbage trucks arrive early. Missing were blow dryers and coffee makers, but there was always fresh coffee in the lobby.
Enjoyed the Wharf's Inn
This is a perfect location to stay if you want to be within walking distance of Pier 39. You are practically right on the wharf when staying here at the hotel plus they do not charge fees to have your car parked at the hotel like most of the other hotels do. The hotel is clean and staff is friendly.
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Nou weer lekker geslapen, een douche genomen en op zoek naar een ontbijt. We konden zo snel niks vinden dus maar gewoon een broodje bij de Subway gegeten. Daarna ipv met de auto de 49 mile scenic drive maar de " hop on hop off bus" genomen zodat Huub eens een (of twee) dagen niet hoeft te rijden.
Deze mag je twee dagen zo veel als je wilt …
Vandaag maar eens rustig aan gedaan, om 8.30 pas wakker en lekker even gelezen en mail gecheckt. We hebben ook geen zin in uitgebreide restaurantontbijten en halen bij 7/11 aan de overkant sandwiches en sapjes en gratis koffie en thee beneden en ontbijten voor de tv. Opvallend is hier op tv de grote hoeveelheid commercials voor medicijnen en voor …
Ietsje minder lekker geslapen vannacht maar toch weer bijtijds uit de veren want om 10.00 uur moeten we bij pier 33 zijn, wat nog een stuk lopen is en daarvoor moeten we nog ontbijten. Dat doen we uiteindelijk bij Johny Rockets, een echte Jaren 50 diner oude muziek , jukeboxen etc. leuk tentje en ook hier niet heel veel. (die grote gerechten waar …
Tjonge, we slapen lekker in dit hotel terwijl het op een drukke locatie ligt. We worden dan ook voor ons doen laat wakker, 8.30 uur. Maar douchen, aankleden, ontbijten en nog even kijken op de pier. Ook daar liggen weer hopen zeeleeuwen en is er een polynesisch festival bezig. De jongens blijven op de boardwalk en doen nog wat attracties.
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