Though this basic hotel is a little dated, the Wharf Inn is the rare example of a really good deal right in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. Pier 39, the cable car turnaround, and Boudin Bakery are all just steps away. Guest rooms are clean, if frill-free. The helpful staff, free parking, and free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate all day in the lobby help most guests forgive the inn’s lack of style.
- Erika Lennert