Ratings based on 815 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.6 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
2.9 Room cleanliness
2.9 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from WA

Never again

Posted Oct 2, 2015
We stayed 4 nights and never received replacement soap, shampoo or coffee. Extreme noise from the suitcases rolling outside our room. Uncomfortable bed and stained/dirty chair. Breakfast was not a continental breakfast. No fruit only cold cereal and breads. Spend an extra $50 and stay somewhere you can get a decent nights sleep.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not as advertised.

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Small dark room in a bad inconvenient location. Parking was first come first serve. 12 spaces for 40 plus rooms. Not any where close to the bay front and wharf. No refrigerator and no microwave.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from colorado

Hotel close to bus route

Posted Sep 26, 2015
So many stairs to carry your luggage up. Not the best neighborhood.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 23, 2015
The neighborhood is a perfect location to explore SF from. The room was super clean and the staff where very nice. Perfect budget accommodation for San Francisco.
3 out of 5
for Students
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Inn with parking

Posted Sep 16, 2015
Pros: Easy to get to and a very comfortable bed.
Cons: Newer towels and better fitting sheets. The toaster did not even turn the bread to light brown, they should go to a restaurant supply store.
Location: In San Francisco, you can get anywhere easily with a GPS or Uber.
We choose Howard Johnson because it had parking, true it's first come first serve, but there was never a problem. It's not glamorous, but certainly met our needs for this trip. The best thing about this place was the bed. This king bed was the most comfortable bed my husband and I have ever slept on, we didn't want to wake up in the morning, so we didn't get up until 10:30 everyday. There are many restaurants within a block or two. We found a Spanish restaurant serving tapa's that was delicious and rated high on Zagat and a Thai restaurant we liked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NJ/NYC

Great bed, but....

Posted Sep 14, 2015
Pros: Location! Near great areas. Very walkable.
Cons: See above--LINEN
Location: Great breakfast place--GoLo cafe Chestnut St stores, restaurants,
My expectations for this hotel were not super high, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was NOT a dump. The building, hotel room and décor are dated, but I found the room neat, orderly, and clean. The bed was great--perfect combination of softness and firmness. And the sheets were over-the-top soft. My two nights of sleep were exceptionally pleasant there. The two disappointments were the staff and bathroom linen. STAFF:The gentleman that checked me in was nice enough. It was a late night check in and he processed me very quickly and I was off to my room. However, the woman at the front desk the next morning appeared to be uninterested in anything going on with the guests. She appeared to be surfing the web--her eyes were glued to the computer screen, short of when you said something to distract her. Although she was not mean or curt, she just seemed distracted. LINEN: I'm not picky on the type of linen I get. I understand how it goes--linen is costly and hotels can only afford so much. However, my whole stock of wash clothes were like old rags you save to was your care. All was worn out--just seemed old. The part that really disappointed was that one of the rags looked so stained, that it really should have been thrown away. The rest weren't that much better. My advice to HoJo--invest in new linen. Otherwise everything was OK.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from slp,mexico

buena ubicacion

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Pros: la ubicacion
Cons: si, no es suficiente con el mantenimiento que le dan, el desyuno muy pobre.. y el ligar del desyuno muy sucio
las toallas muy viejas...la habitacion limpia pero los pasillos se ven descuidados, viejos y sucios,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from m

No elevator. Free parking if you get there early.

Posted Sep 9, 2015
2 miles from the wharf. The hotel information said close. Didn't tell us there wasn't an elevator for our luggage. Very poor continental breakfast
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler


Posted Sep 7, 2015
Pros: Clean.. and location.
Cons: Parking and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who is handicapped. They have no handicapped facilities.
No elevator and no parking..... only thing we did not like about our stay in this hotel. Very clean.. great staff..
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR

Close to Fisherman's Wharf But So-So Quality

Posted Aug 31, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Larger rooms; the bathroom was nice. Bad pillows.
Location: Fishermen's Wharf, local restaurants, crooked street, Palace of Fine Arts
All the rooms face one another across a stair well, both first and second floors. No elevators!! The rooms are small and the free breakfast is packaged pastries. The main attraction is its proximity to the Wharf.