Welcome to our San Francisco and Fishermans Wharf Hotel. Strategically positioned in the heart of the Wharf district, the Holiday Inn Express® & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf offers guests an excellent location in the midst of the bustling waterfront area. Since our location is just two blocks from cable car lines, you can see the "City by the Bay" on one of the iconic trolleys! Take the family and explore the California Academy of Sciences and Walt Disney Family Museum. Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Recreation Area are located in downtown San Francisco, also. Effective April 19, 2016, package storage will be USD 5.00 per package and will charge to guest at check in. Our hotel is also located near the Financial District, Art Institute and Academy of Art University. Levi Strauss, Williams-Sonoma and Diversity Alliance are nearby in downtown San Francisco. Corporate guests appreciate our onsite Business Center and we make life much easier on the road with our onsite meeting rooms and free Internet access.

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Accessible rooms: 10
Double bedrooms: 108
Floors: 4
Nonsmoking rooms: 252
Single-bedded accommodations: 144
Suites: 36
Total rooms: 252


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy Pets Welcome! We accept dogs 40 pounds and under. Maximum 2 pets per room. Non refundable fee per night: 50.00 USD Contact hotel for details.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3137 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Prime Location, Comfortable and Safe!

    My mom and I were in San Francisco for the Queen and Adam Lambert concert and wanted to stay close to Fishermans Wharf. This hotel is perfectly located. 5 minute walk to Fishermans Wharf and 7 minutes to the Alcatraz Ticket Booth. It was also less than 5 minutes to the Big Bus Tour's first stop. We felt safe and so comfortable. We both slept well and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We would definitely be back if we find ourselves in SF again.

    Nov 11, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Convenient Location

    Take-away: Typical holiday inn in a convenient location in Fisherman’s wharf. Pros Location: In Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, walkable to the ferry to Alcatraz (approx 15 minutes), Pier 39 (approx 10 minutes) and Ghiradelli square and Lombard street (approx 5 minutes). Room (booked king bed standard): Good size clean room, plenty of space for suitcases. In addition to the bed, the room had 2 bedside tables, a dresser, a desk with chair and a chaise longue. The room also has an open closet. The bathroom had a lot of counter space. No view- room faced an internal cement courtyard (not accessible). Security: Room key always needed to access elevator and room key needed to access outside of hotel after hours. Cons Early Check-in Fee: Early check-in (around 12:30p) was only possible for an additional fee. I was able to leave luggage in a secured baggage area for free until check-in at 3pm. Internal Noise: Could hear noise from hallway / nearby room. Not terrible (no need for ear plugs) but louder than expected. Other Things to Know Breakfast: Included in room rate. Food area is off the lobby and has fruit, pastries / bagels, cereal and hot food in chafing fishes (scrambled eggs, breakfast meats) available. Opened at 6:30am. Utilizes paper plates, plastic silverware. Coffee available all day in lobby.

    Oct 19, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel

    I loved the location! Very convenient! We felt safe! When we checked in , the gentleman checking us in was super helpful. Breakfast was good. If I'm ever in the SF area again, I will stay here.

    Oct 19, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Find a better hotel where guests can’t see in your room

    The hotel is in a good location but there are a number of hidden fees. Early check in? $35 resort fee$63. The worst part is the lack of privacy. Most rooms face dark interior courtyards so people in other rooms can see directly into yours! Rooms are extremely small.

    Oct 15, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Walking distance to Pier 39

    I took ages booking a hotel as a solo traveller due to the reports of crime in San Francisco. I could not have chosen better than this hotel. Check in was a breeze and my room was large, clean and quiet. I was given excellent walking directions to the Pier and felt safe walking alone in the area. The breakfast was brilliant with lots of choice and it kept being topped up. There is a pool here but I did not use nor did I gave a car, so cannot comment on the parking. I will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone

    Oct 10, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319