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Van Ness Inn Hotel
Ranked #187 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

front desk are rude, i dont think they realize they're in the hospitality business, rooms are ok, stingy on bath towels (1) and you have to ask for an extra and they dont like it.

will never come back here again, not worth it.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Big and cleen room. Free parking, we left the car keys to the reseptionist because the cars parked outside of eachother, that wasnt a problem! Good location, 10/15 minutes walk to Fishermans wharf. Lumbard street was on the next street.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank Ailiskh
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Have stayed here previously as we visit SF frequently. Van Ness Inn usually has very competitive rate for this area of SF, so good value for the money. This stay is the first time we had a room on the top floor. It was even opposite the elevator, so was grumpy about it at first. But found the street noise was actually a little less pronounced up there. Also, running the AC Fan-only, in any of the rooms, gives a nice white-noise against the traffic/hotel noise. Coffee and breakfast is good, but can get monotonous, so try breakfast at the coffee shop across the street once or twice. Love the free wifi, frig & microwave (there is a tiny market across the street and a larger Safeway in the Marina a few blocks away). Our bed has always been comfortable. We also like that the windows open for fresh air. Only complaint is that the outside and walkways are pretty ugly, but don't be deterred, the actual rooms are quite acceptable.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

First off, you're not getting a comparable hotel for the price in SF proper. Second, the location is unparalleled -- you're about three blocks from any of the seaside attactions, cable cars, Lombard street, all that good tourist stuff. Our room was huge -- windows on both sides. Also, clearly the room had been recently renovated, and was nice looking, but a little incomplete (the wiring was interesting). The outside kind of looks like a dump. Parking is free, but the double parking situation is less than ideal. One staff guy was friendly, the other was grumpy. Coffee was good, breakfast was underwhelming (and on one day was gone before we got any). We'd definitely do it again, if for no other reason than price and location.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We reserved through hotwire, but hotwire cancelled unannounced, so when we arrived there was no booking. Instead of over pricing is in this situation they have us a better deal than hotwire!
Free parking! Decent, clean rooms

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Edwin H
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Additional Information about Van Ness Inn Hotel

Address: 2850 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1426 (Formerly America's Best Inn San Francisco)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #187 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $228 - $1,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Van Ness Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Inn Fisherman's Wharf The Best Inn at Van Ness is conveniently located five blocks away from the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square from where you can stroll and take in the sites that line the row from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. You will enjoy San Francisco more from our reasonably priced, attractive accommodations in one the most convenient location in town! We pride ourselves with providing first class service and attention to our guests needs ... more   less 
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