Best Hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Posted on October 24, 2018 |

Our picks for the best hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time researching hotels.

Around 10 million people visit Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco and Pier 39 every year. We can’t blame ‘em, there really aren’t many better places to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge from.

But, do these travelers know where to stay in San Francisco to best explore Pier 39 & Fisherman’s Wharf?

Fisherman’s Wharf makes for just about the best area to stay in San Francisco because it so easy to catch a cable car to The Crooked Street and into Union Square for shopping.

You can loop back into the Pier 39 area from Downtown by hopping on the F Market streetcar that runs down Market Street and along the Embarcadero, past the Ferry Building and back into Fisherman’s Wharf. You really can’t find a more San Francisco way of exploring than by cable cars and streetcars!

You’ll only find about a dozen hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco. So we’re going to take a look at five of the best hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf to help you pick the perfect hotel for your trip to San Francisco.

From budget to bougie, we’re taking a look at five best hotels along notorious San Francisco’s waterfront neighborhood.


Best Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco Hotels


Pier 2620 Hotel

Discover the best hotels in Fisherman's Wharf , like Pier 2620 Hotel.

Pier 2620 Hotel offers a reprieve from the typically touristy Fisherman’s Wharf

TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cost: 💰💰
Parking: Self parking available for $50 per day. Valet parking for $58 per day.
Free wifi: ✔️
Pool:
Pet Friendly:
Hidden fees: Guests are subject to $30 per person, per day Urban Fee that includes breakfast buffet, coffee and tea station in lobby, bottled water in-room, 24 hour access to Fitness Center, access to business station with printing services and on-site concierge help.

Pier 2620 Hotel is not your typical Fisherman’s Wharf hotel. After $17 million dollars in renovations, the former San Francisco Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf reemerged as the effortlessly cool Pier 2620 Hotel with free wifi.

Did we mention the self-serve wine station??

Enjoy the perks of being within walking distance to both Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf (minutes from where our most popular bus tour of San Francisco begins). Even though Pier 2620 doesn’t necessarily have cheap parking near Fisherman’s Wharf — it’s not the most expensive either.

Another perk of Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf is being about a 15-20 minute from North Beach/Little Italy (where our San Francisco bike tours meets) and all of the great amazing Italian food, gelato and seafood that the neighborhood has to offer!

Pier 2620 Hotel is a great spot for anyone who wants to be near Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco cable cars and The Crooked Street.


Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Hyatt Centric is one of the only hotels with swimming pools in Fisherman's Wharf

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco is one of the best hotels with pools in SF!

TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cost: 💰💰💰
Parking: Valet parking only. $6 per hour, $21 per day and $59 overnight.
Free wifi: ✔️
Pool: ✔️
Pet Friendly: ✔️ $100 cleaning fee for stays up to six nights. Additional $100 cleaning fee for longer stays. One pet up to 50lbs/22.5kg or two pets combined 75lbs/34kg.
Hidden fees: Even though wifi is free, there are charges to use computers in business center and fees for printing.

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco is situated in a beautiful historic brick building and nestled between Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf — two of the biggest attractions in the city.

Some rooms even come with 16ft/5m brick ceilings! There really isn’t any cheap parking in Fisherman’s Wharf. Hyatt Centric is no exception. But, at the very least, you will be parking near Pier 39 if you’re staying at Hyatt Centric

If you’re visiting during the summer months, Pier 39 parking can be very difficult to come by! Hopefully, being one of a handful of San Francisco hotels with pools will make up for the (surprisingly typical) expensive parking at Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco.

We have to note there are quite a few Hyatt San Francisco hotels, so be sure you check the location before booking to make sure you have the right one!

As long as you reserve a room at this historic hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, you’ll be within walking to distance to the starting location of some of the best San Francisco tours, Pier 39, Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33 and The Crookedest Street in the World.

Bonus points for being a pet friendly hotel in San Francisco with a swimming pool!


Hotel Zephyr

TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cost: 💰💰💰
Parking: Self park available for $53 per day, plus tax. Self parking is also available for $5 per 30 minutes with a max rate of $65 per day, plus tax. Valet parking $58 per day, plus tax. Valet parking is also available for $15 per hour with a max rate of $60 per day, plus tax.
Free wifi: ✔️Premium upgrade available with faster speeds (Travel hack: Book directly from the Hotel Zephyr website to get this upgrade for FREE!)
Pool:
Pet Friendly: ✔️One-time $75 cleaning fee. One pet up to 80lbs/36kg
Hidden fees: $25 resort fee

Hotel Zephyr is a San Francisco waterfront hotel perfectly situated between the barking sea lions at Pier 39, and the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread at Boundin’s Bakery flagship location.

This Fisherman’s Wharf hotel is a unique waterfront boutique hotel in San Francisco with old shipping containers decorating the lobby, combined with porthole lounges to help create an upscale maritime vibe.

Also, the porthole lounges are PERFECT for Instagram

You won’t find a swimming pool here, but there are plenty of outdoor fire pits — perfect for warming up on a foggy San Francisco night.

The game room at Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman’s Wharf cannot be overlooked (especially if you’re looking for where to stay in San Francisco with kids), and is fully loaded with everything from ping pong, shuffleboard, a pool table and a few other fun things to keep kids (and kids at heart) entertained.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many options for cheap parking near Fisherman’s Wharf, but at Hotel Zephyr you can at least save a little on parking costs by choosing the self parking option.

Hopefully you can take comfort that Hotel Zephyr is one of the best hotels in San Francisco with parking near Pier 39. Bonus points for being a pet friendly hotel in San Francisco!


Argonaut Hotel

TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cost: 💰💰
Parking: Valet parking, with no in/out privileges, is $65 per dau, plus tax . Oversized vehicles are $75 per day, plus tax. Valet parking with in/out privileges is $75 per day, plus tax. Oversized vehicles with in/out privileges are  $85 per day, plus tax.
Free wifi: ✔️
Pool:
Pet Friendly: ✔️ $75 per pet. $100 cleaning fee for stays longer than week. No size restriction
Hidden fees: $25 Urban Facility Fee that includes (to name a few)  wifi, $bike rentals (first come/first serve), $10 food/drink credit and a free Ranger led waterfront tour on the weekends.

Argonaut Hotel is one of the most historic San Francisco hotels, going all the way back to 1907 as a part of the massive Del Monte Cannery.

Exposed brick and Douglas Fir beams throughout the Argonaut Hotel add a unique charm not afforded to many other San Francisco waterfront hotels.

Just how historic is Argonaut Hotel? Well, the building itself is actually owned by the National Park Service!

One of the best perks? San Francisco cable cars that lead you to The Crooked Street are a stonesthrow from the hotel. And, next to the Powell-Hyde cable car line, is where our most popular San Francisco bus tours begins!

So, if you’re looking for where to stay in San Francisco that’s close to where some of the best tours in San Francisco meet — this is it. Bonus points for being a pet friendly hotel in San Francisco with no size restriction on pets!


Hotel Zoe

TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cost: 💰💰💰
Parking: Valet parking, with in/out privileges, is  $58 per day, plus tax. For oversized vehicle it is $68 per day, plus tax.
Free wifi: ✔️
Pool:
Pet friendly: ✔️ $75 one-time fee. No size restrictions.
Hidden fees: $25 Urban Fee that includes (to name a few)  wifi, bike rentals (first come), iPad use in the lobby (first come) and 10% off some tours and attractions. Early Departure Fee of one night, plus tax, if you do not provide 24 hours notice if you are departing early.

Hotel Zoe is tucked away from the crowds and congestion of Fisherman’s Wharf, but still offers easy access to the infamous (and loud) sea lions at Pier 39.

This hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco is a great choice for travelers who want easy access to Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco cable cars and streetcars, all while having access to parking near Pier 39.

At Hotel Zoe, you’ll only be a short Uber ride away to all the best Italian restaurants in North Beach. Or — you can just head down to the ground floor of the hotel where you’ll finding amazing Italian seafood at Pescatore.

Offering Italian seafood in Fisherman’ Wharf San Francisco is serious business (you get one guess as to who the original fisherman of the wharf is).

Bonus points for being a pet friendly hotel in San Francisco with no size restrictions on our furry friends!


There you have it, some of the best San Francisco waterfront hotels to choose from around Fisherman’s Wharf, happy travels!


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