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Wharf Inn

City-center hotel, steps from Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • The place is undergoing renovation it definitely need an update but its for value and…

    Apr 9, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available

Guests rated location

Dining options
Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 51 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services

For families

  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In North Beach
  • Pier 39 - 6 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 10 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 13 min walk
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room (2 King Beds)
  • Junior Suite
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard King Room, Disability Access
  • Standard Room, Two Queen Beds, Disability Access. (2 Queen Beds)


  • In North Beach
  • Pier 39 - 6 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 10 min walk

What’s around


  • In North Beach
  • Pier 39 - 6 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 10 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 13 min walk
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 33 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 38 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 6 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 8 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 12 min drive
  • Beach St & Mason St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Jefferson St & Powell St Stop - 2 min walk
  • Jefferson St & Taylor St Stop - 2 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 51 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Wharf Inn
  • Wharf Inn San Francisco
  • Wharf San Francisco
  • Wharf Hotel San Francisco
  • The Wharf Hotel San Francisco
  • Wharf Inn Hotel
  • Wharf Inn San Francisco
  • Wharf Inn Hotel San Francisco

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25.00 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

Service animals exempt from fees


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Wharf Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM. There's a charge of USD 25 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25.00 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chowder and crab sidewalk stands (3-min walk), Alioto's (3-min walk), and Tarantino's Restaurant (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but San Pablo Lytton Casino (24-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals.
  • 6.0.Good

    Electric light switches faulty

    The furniture looked a little run down. Room had elictrical issues with the light switches not working all the time.

    THOMAS, 2 night family trip, Apr 5, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    This place is a dump

    Parking and location are great, the rest of the motel is pretty bad. Our room was not ready until an hour after check in. The room was clean enough. The vinyl floor planks are bubbling up. The. Towel rack was broken. The toilet would not flush properly. The shower was not draining properly so we were standing in a couple inches of water. We notified the front desk about the shower. We returned to our room after several hours and the shower was filthy, the drain was not fixed, and the door to our room was not shut all the way so our room was unsecured for who knows how long. We informed the front desk that the drain was not fixed and our door was left unsecured and they did not care. No one came back to attention fix the shower drain. We stayed for 3 nights and there was NO ROOM SERVICE. On the second day we requested clean towels and informed the front desk that our room had not been cleaned. We were told that they don’t do housekeeping and if we wanted clean towels we were supposed to throw the dirty ones outside the room door. There is no air conditioning, just a ceiling fan. Our room was hot and stuffy. The rooms are very loud. We were up all night because of the vehicles and the many homeless people yelling throughout the night. We will never stay here again. The free parking is not worth it.

    Renee, 3 night trip, Mar 29, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not Recommended

    Positives - location and the free parking in San Francisco. That’s all for positives. Negatives are plenty: person at the front desk seems miserable. Get into our room and housecleaning did not get to it yet. Some complimentary weed was on the nightstand. So we get a new room. Filthy. Mattress cover has blood stains. Hair in the bathroom. Stains on the carpet. Table sticky. This place needs a lot of work. Too bad because the location is great and the potential is there. I do not recommend this place to anyone.

    Julius, 1 night family trip, Mar 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wharf Inn Rocks!

    Location was great. Free Parking. Very comfortable and safe place to stay on a budget. Would definitely stay there again.

    Frank, 3 night family trip, Mar 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Outlets didn’t work and had to use the bathroom to charge devices.

    1 night family trip, Mar 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just perfect

    Everyone of us enjoyed the view. My kids were mainly seating outside on the balcony. We had pretty much everything that we need in the penthouse. We will most definitely will be staying there again. That’s our to go to hotel when we go to San Francisco.

    Veronika, 2 night family trip, Mar 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It was a good stay. I traveled with my two daughters and grandbabies. The only thing that i didnt like was the baby whonis 1 was crawling on the floor and playing with her toys and the people down below complained we were majing too much noise. When someone is renting the penthouse the rooms under shouldnt be rented due to the fact the penthouse is room enough for a family. Other yhan that it was the perfect place to stay and ill be back in the future

    2 night family trip, Mar 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best stay in the city

    We love to stay at The Wharf Inn. Walking distance to Pier39, the wharf, centrally located. The Balconies keep us connected to the busy city and great people watching. We stayed In the Penthouse this trip, and was just perfect for a family or 2 couples. Loved the cite views & large balconies. The beds & linens were so comfortable.

    1 night trip, Mar 4, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Would not stay here again.

    The staff and service was good. Unfortunately the hotel has paper thin walls. We could hear the FULL conversations (in detail) and television shows from the rooms on both sides of our room. The room above us, every single step, movement, door/drawer opening and closing. We could hear the wheels from the cleaning crew's cart starting at 8am until well past noon. We had literally NO sleep on our three night stay due to the constant noise. We could even hear the person next to us SNORING. There is no way I would ever stay here, if i plan to sleep. I have genuinely never encountered such noise discomfort at any hotel. Lastly, they advertise FREE parking...once at the hotel, you find out a spot is not guaranteed. Its first come, first, should you go out for a drive and come back to the hotel late in the may or may not have parking. I found that very misleading.

    Elba, 3 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good


    Onsote parking is extremely limited. Location is the best thing about this hotel. There were very few outlets next to the bed. Have no idea if the heat even worked. Like the balcony even though the view was some homeless people. The homeless people were nice though not agressive or anything. My stay was quiet so i appreciated that. Enjoyed the TV and the bed.

    Radhika, 2 night trip, Feb 8, 2021

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