Van Ness Inn - San Francisco

ex. America's Best Inn San Francisco

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool
TV

Flat-screen TV

Breakfast

Verified Reviews:

  • Breakfast is coffee/tea and doughnut/muffin - Coffee maker was dirty - Rooms come with an ironing board and hair dryer
  • Bed was uncomfortable - Free wireless internet - Bus stops on the corner - Staff was friendly and helpful
  • Free parking was a bonus for us - 15min to fisherman's wharf - Free muffins and danish for breakfast
  • Walls were paper thin - Very good coffee in the motel lobby - Staff was friendly - Free parking
  • Room was sufficient with a refrigerator and microwave - Very nice staff - Nice rooms with lots of cable channels

Overview

The budget Van Ness Inn accommodates guests in a business area of San Francisco.

It is set 4 km from the center of San Francisco and about 1050 meters away from Fisherman\'s Wharf.

30 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport and 10 minutes' walk to Jones St & Beach St train station.

Rooms

The hotel offers 20 rooms. They are fitted with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, cable television, a refrigerator and a dressing room. They feature private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The café Blue Barn Cafe is about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour reception, concierge service and ironing service as well as a free car park and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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. 

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

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    3.1 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    20.1 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    20.7 km
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    2.9 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    3.9 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2.5 km
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2.5 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Blue Barn Cafe
    30 m
  • Chestnut Diner
    40 m
Parks
  • Aquatic Park
    570 m
  • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
    670 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • San Francisco Duck Tours700 m
  • San Francisco Duck Tours700 m

Places of interest

  • Fort Mason700 m

Convention centers

  • Fort Mason Center700 m

Shopping areas

  • Ghirardelli Square400 m

Amusement

  • Namcoland1.0 km
  • Cyberstation1.0 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Lombard Street500 m
  • Fort Mason700 m

Historical sites

  • Alcatraz Island800 m

Museums

  • Maritime Museum-San Francisco400 m
  • National Academy of Recording400 m
  • Octagon House500 m
  • Museum of Typewriters600 m
  • American Academy-Ophthalmology600 m
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum1.0 km
  • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg1.0 km
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum1.0 km
  • Ripley's Believe IT OR Not1.0 km
  • Tattoo Art Museum1.0 km
  • Haas-Lilienthal House1.0 km
  • Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf1.1 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Cmplx1.1 km

Parks

  • San Francisco City Park800 m

Universities, Institutes

  • San Francisco School-Massage300 m
  • California School-Psychology500 m
  • San Francisco Art Institute500 m
  • Fort Mason Art Ctr700 m
  • Chinatown-North Beach College800 m

National Parks

  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park400 m

Local attractions

  • Grace Cathedral1.5 km
    1100 California St
  • Stockton Street 1.5 km
    San Francisco, CA
  • The Wave Organ1.5 km
    110 Yacht Road
  • Coit Tower 1.7 km
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
  • Molinari Delicatessen 1.5 km
    373 Columbus Ave

Near the hotel

  • Ghirardelli Square 470 m
    900 N Point St At Polk Street
  • Russian Hill450 m
    Bounded by Broadway, Polk and Lombard Sts., San Francisco
  • Aquatic Park 570 m
    499 Jefferson St San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow670 m
    Bay Street and Franklin Street
  • Lombard Street560 m
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Octagon House530 m
    2645 Gough St At Union Street
  • Wonders of Tibet580 m
    1771 Union St

Restaurants nearby

  • Blue Barn Cafe30 m

    Address: Chestnut Street

    83% likes this, based on 27 reviews

  • Cafe Lombard100 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 95 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian

  • Viking's Giant Subs100 m

    Address: 1418 Lombard St

    82% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Chestnut Diner40 m

    Address: 1312 Chestnut St
    Phone: 4154411168

    66% likes this, based on 42 reviews

  • Bobo's (Boboquivari's)120 m

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

    71% likes this, based on 139 reviews
    Price Range: ZAR 382 - ZAR 950

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20
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Van Ness Inn Reviews

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

Average guest rating

5.6out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 358 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
2.0
Service
2.0
Value
10.0
Dining
2.0

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

  • Family with children
    5.0

    location is good

    There are plenty of other places to stay which are better at the same price, the staff are terrible

  • Couple
    7.4

    The location was Excellent! It was with in walking distance to a variety of attractions.

    No real complaints...the room is definitely plan jane...but it will work for a weekend getaway.

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

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    3.1 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    20.1 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    20.7 km
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    2.9 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    3.9 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2.5 km
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2.5 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Blue Barn Cafe
    30 m
  • Chestnut Diner
    40 m
Parks
  • Aquatic Park
    570 m
  • Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
    670 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20