Van Ness Inn - San Francisco

ex. America'S Best Inn - Fisherman'S Wharf

2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109  show map
 2 stars
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Van Ness Inn - San Francisco

Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Elevator

Lift

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

No pets allowed
Air conditioning

Overview

Van Ness Inn is a 2-star family accommodation to stay in San Francisco.

Guests can get to Union square in 25 minutes on foot. The property is set within 4 km distance from the city center.

It will take 30 minutes by car to get to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Staying at Van Ness Inn guests can make use of satellite TV, a refrigerator, a dressing area, a personal computer and a DVD player supplied in the rooms. For more comfort a bathtub, a hairdryer and bath sheets are provided.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of Italian cuisine are served in the specialty restaurant. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Blue Barn Cafe and Chestnut Diner are about 50 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage and a lift and such services as 24-hour reception and concierge service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Van Ness Inn - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109

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City Centre
  • San Francisco
    1.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.7 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.4 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    1.6 mi
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Blue Barn Cafe
    100 ft
  • Chestnut Diner
    200 ft
Parks
  • Aquatic Park
    1900 ft
  • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
    2200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Rooms and availability

Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Bed type preference cannot be guaranteed as it will be allocated upon arrival based on availability. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests.

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This room includes a microwave, a fridge, a cable TV and a work desk.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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Room Description:

This air-conditioned family room features a microwave and a cable TV.

Van Ness Inn Location

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Tourist attractions

Convention centers

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Namcoland3300 ft
  • Cyberstation3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Historical sites

Museums

  • Maritime Museum-San Francisco1400 ft
  • National Academy of Recording1700 ft
  • Octagon House1700 ft
  • American Academy-Ophthalmology2000 ft
  • Museum of Typewriters2300 ft
  • Tattoo Art Museum3000 ft
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Cmplx3300 ft
  • Haas-Lilienthal House3300 ft
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf3300 ft
  • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg3300 ft
  • Ripley's Believe IT OR Not3300 ft
  • Musée Mécanique3300 ft
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf3300 ft
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum3300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • San Francisco School-Massage1000 ft
  • San Francisco Art Institute1700 ft
  • California School-Psychology1700 ft
  • Fort Mason Art Ctr2300 ft
  • Chinatown-North Beach College2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Coit Tower 1.0 mi
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
  • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi5100 ft
    610 Vallejo St
  • The Wave Organ5100 ft
    110 Yacht Road
  • Molinari Delicatessen 5000 ft
    373 Columbus Ave
  • Nob Hill5200 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109

Near the hotel

  • Ghirardelli Square 1500 ft
    900 N Point St At Polk Street
  • Russian Hill1500 ft
    Bounded by Broadway, Polk and Lombard Sts., San Francisco
  • Octagon House1900 ft
    2645 Gough St At Union Street
  • San Francisco Art Institute 2200 ft
    800 Chestnut St
  • Lombard Street1800 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Aquatic Park 1900 ft
    499 Jefferson St San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Wonders of Tibet2000 ft
    1771 Union St

Restaurants nearby

  • Blue Barn Cafe100 ft

    Address: Chestnut Street

    78% likes this, based on 52 reviews

  • Cafe Lombard400 ft

    Address: 1424 Lombard Street
    Phone: 415-292-6300

    75% likes this, based on 105 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian

  • Bobo's (Boboquivari's)500 ft

    Address: 1450 Lombard St
    Phone: (415) 441-8880

    72% likes this, based on 162 reviews
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

  • Chestnut Diner200 ft

    Address: 1312 Chestnut St
    Phone: 4154411168

    60% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Viking's Giant Subs400 ft

    Address: 1418 Lombard St

    84% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Van Ness Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Van Ness Inn

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 398 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    2.8

    When I googled San Fransciso and cheapest motels, this place came up. It was a decision based on budget, but for the money I paid it was completely hopeless. When I stayed at the Days Inn la, I thought I had seen the worlds saddest complimentary breakfast, but no, America's "Best???" Inn truly takes the cake for the worlds worst complimentary breakfast. Coffee (no milk available) and dried packet crossaints no butter, no jam not nothing. Thats it! False advertising is what that was. The whole place was like a weird joke actually. The tap in my room didn't even work. This place was a rip off!

  • Couple
    3.2

    Easy to find.

    Payed for breakfast, didn't get any. The staff was really unfriendly and not service minded. Not enough of parking, you had to leave your car key in the reception without any guarantees. We found a lot of long hair in our room, the room was not clean at all. Weak non-existent wifi signal. It was a noisy and unpleasent motel.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    Location.

    Mattresses were rather worn (could feel the springs) Blocked toilet took awhile to sort out!!! Advertised as (Breakfast) basically Coffee & doughnuts (or quassant)

  • Family with children
    4.6

    The location was great.

    Room was super small for 4 people. Beds were not comfortable. My family and I were scared of the other people staying at the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    It was handy to Fishermen's Wharf, and the staff could arrange day-tours and taxis for us.

  • Couple
    6.2

    Free parking was included and the room was clean and tidy. Many TV channels were available.

    Upon arrival, the staff was not really friendly and helpful. She was more interested in the text messages she was receiving on her cellphone.

  • Single
    8.2

    The location was perfect to explore San Francisco by foot. Very close to fisherman's wharf and Lombard Street also. The price of this motel was very attractive also. Having a bus stop very close to the place, was a big plus also! The room was clean.

    There was nothing I really disliked, there was some noise from the road and the a/c unit made some sound, but I am a heavy sleeper, so it wasn't much of a problem.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Walking distance to Pier 39, main reason we got the hotels for.

    The king size bed was not comfortable at all, I could feel the springs on my back. The walls were very thin and I could hear both sides of the neighbors having a great session. Upstairs I could hear people walking and getting their motion on too. Maybe it was because everyone wanted to start off the 2012 new years with a little bit more of a spark or excitement that night, but wow talk about a hi-def sound system!

  • Couple
    8.8

    Location was great. It is a motel so not the finest stay in the city but was very clean and felt very safe. Staff was very professional.

  • Single
    8.0

    Good bus service to convention. Quiet area. Quick breakfast. Clean room.

  • Single
    3.2

    Disappointing facility. Noisy and dirty. Sidewalks and hallways on the premise were filthy. Even the shades were the wrong size for the lamps in my room.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    Even though smoking is not allowed every person was smoking. It was very loud, thin walls and windows. Tiny room.Breakfast was a joke, 1 mini croissant and coffee. would not stay again. Terrible beds.

  • Couple
    6.6

    Price, Location, Fridge / Microwave

    Cusions not very comfy, noise outside, Breakfast is just Coffee and croissant

  • Couple
    5.8

    Parking included is very clutch. decent price for location and condition of motel.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Helpful staff

    Stairwell was kind is scary, a bit noisy early morn. The location is great and the price is right. Also has free parking. We felt pretty safe anywhere we walked only about 15min. walk to wharf.

How to reach hotel

hotel Van Ness Inn - San Francisco San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Francisco
    1.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.7 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.4 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    1.6 mi
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Blue Barn Cafe
    100 ft
  • Chestnut Diner
    200 ft
Parks
  • Aquatic Park
    1900 ft
  • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
    2200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    42