Van Ness Inn

Van Ness Inn

2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
+1 415 776 3221

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About Van Ness Inn

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    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Van Ness Inn offers guests traditional and welcoming lodgings in one of San Francisco’s most celebrated neighborhoods. It’s ideal for business travelers, couples, families, and groups who want the perfect location for exploring this exciting city.

Located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood, Van Ness Inn is centrally located, being just walking distance from such sights as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Museum. Slightly further afield, guests can visit Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, Chinatown, San Francisco Botanical Garden, and The Fillmore.

Accommodations are traditionally appointed and inviting. Guests may choose King Rooms with one bed, Double Rooms with two double beds, Family Rooms with three queen beds, or rooms that are accessibility-friendly. All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and microwaves, and private bathrooms.

Each morning, guests are invited to partake in a free breakfast of croissants and coffee. The hotel is also close to some of the city’s finest dining and drinking hotspots, including Black Magic Voodoo Lounge, The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Chestnut Diner, Kui Shin Bo, and Sugarhill Kitchen.

In terms of onsite amenities and services, Van Ness Inn boasts a 24-hour reception desk, free parking, baggage storage, and business services.

No matter what may bring guests to the San Francisco area, a stay at Van Ness Inn provides them with instant access to some of the most exciting sites in the city, while offering them pristine rooms in which to relax after a long day on the town.

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Standard Rooms($70 - $167)
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Double Rooms($142 - $172)
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King Rooms($75 - $142)
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Amenities at Van Ness Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Air-conditioned
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Increased accessibility
  • Concierge service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Seating area
  • Carpeted
  • Sofa
  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk


  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast included
  • Microwave

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Alarm clock

Reviews of Van Ness Inn

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5.7 Passable
Pros:The location is good. The bed was comfortable.
Cons:I had reserved the room for the previous Tuesday night. I am having radiation treatments for breast cancer and drive into the city the night before the treatment. Last Tuesday I woke up with a cold and couldn't have the radiation. My husband called the hotel as soon as the doctor canceled the treatment. He asked if we could move the reservation to the next Tuesday. He was told we could but last night we were charged much more than the cost of the initial reservation. Had we known that in advance, we would found another hotel. I have 5 more treatments but we will not be spending the night at this hotel.
3.1 Poor
Pros:Nothing. It's a no cancellation.
Cons:It did not meet my expectations.
2.0 Bad
Cons:The receptionist was so rude and had no people skill. I felt discriminated. I cancelled my reservation but was charged one day even though I refused. I will never ever book in this hotel ever again. The receptionist was a disgrace.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:easy check-in/check-out, free parking (don't mind double parking & surrendering keys), convenient location.
Cons:walls too thin, can hear neighbors loudly outside the door. didn't mind the city/traffic noise since its, in fact, a city (duh).
5.4 Passable
Pros:Front office staff very friendly.
Cons:Rooms were dated and it was under construction. Had to be moved to a second room because of a leak and the room not being cleaned yet.
5.1 Passable
Pros:Good location
Cons:Staff was rude. They made my wife cry.
7.7 Good
Pros:Location close to Muni and decent value for the money.
Cons:Internet connection and speed could have been better and faster. Too many disconnection and slow at times. It will be nice to have dedicated area for free breakfast, instead of to go and have it in your own room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great place! Location, value and friendly! Will be back!
7.7 Good
Pros:Quick cab to union square, had cute diners and deli's right across the street. Great hotel if you're looking for something affordable but clean and near the heart of the city. We were only there one night and barely in the room so we weren't looking for luxury.
Cons:Breakfast was just a few items, but didn't affect us at all.
6.0 Okay
Cons:1. Thin walls, could hear neighboring rooms conversations clearly. 2. cockroach in bathroom. 3. when my travelling partner tried to return to the room after visiting with friends the key card did not work. I was not there but the friend walked him to the hotel. This was 9 hours after checking in. The attendant was rude and refused to rekey the card without an argument then a scolding after. Ridiculous.


2850 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

What's nearby

  • Lombard Street0.3 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf0.6 mi
  • Musée Mécanique0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.9 mi
  • Grace Cathedral1 mi
  • Pier 391 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.3 mi
  • Exploratorium1.4 mi
  • Asian Art Museum1.6 mi
  • Alcatraz1.7 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art1.7 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Van Ness Inn

  • Van Ness Inn is located at 2850 Van Ness Avenue in Russian Hill, 1.1 miles from the center of San Francisco. Lombard Street is the closest landmark to Van Ness Inn.

  • Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Van Ness Inn.

  • Yes, Van Ness Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Van Ness Inn offers free parking.

  • Van Ness Inn is 12.7 miles from San Francisco. Van Ness Inn is 12.8 miles from Oakland.

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Distance to city center

1.1 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

12.7 mi