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Want to spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time researching hotels? Take a look at our picks for the 5 best Fisherman’s Wharf 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 you know where the best places to stay in San Francisco are? Some places are more ideally situated to explore Pier 39 & Fisherman’s Wharf. With a ton of hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf, it is tough to find that perfect one!

We think Fisherman’s Wharf is just about the best area to stay in San Francisco. This centrally located district is close to restaurants, attractions, and tour starting points. It’s also easy to catch a cable car from here to see The Crooked Street or go 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! Many of the San Francisco bus tours pick up here as well!

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.


Fisherman’s Wharf is a short walk away from our tour drop off location. So if you end up staying here, be sure to book one of our tours for a fun and convenient activity during your stay!

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Best Fisherman’s Wharf Hotels


#1 – San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf

  • TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Cost: $$
  • Parking: Valet parking available for $62 per day, excluding tax
  • Free wifi:
  • Pool:
  • Pet Friendly: ✔️
  • Hidden fees: Wifi starts at $12.95 per day. Breakfast is not included and starts at $29.95 per day. 

The San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf hotel radiates the aesthetic and atmosphere of the city through the hotel, rooms and suites complete with stylish decor. Located near world-famous attractions, this hotel makes it easy to spend the day watching sea lions at Pier 39, Taste the delicious seafood that Fisherman’s Wharf has to offer or enjoy a baseball game at AT&T Park. From here you can even walk to the ferry that takes you to Alcatraz!

This family-friendly hotel has many useful amenities, such as paid internet, flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and air conditioning. This hotel also has a hotel concierge, 24-hour front desk and room service. There are quite a few Marriott hotel throughout the city, so be sure to book the right location!

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#2 – 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 stays up to 30 nights. 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 the 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! This is one of most popular Fisherman’s Wharf Hotels.


#3 – Hotel Zephyr

  • TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Cost: $$$
  • Parking: Overnight self parking is available for $58 per night, plus tax. Self-parking is also available for $5 per 30 minutes with a max rate of $65 per day, plus tax. Valet parking $62 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!


#4 – Argonaut Hotel

  • TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Cost: $$
  • Parking: Valet parking, with no in/out privileges, is $65 per day, 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 a 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 the 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 stone’s throw from the hotel. And, next to the Powell-Hyde cable car line, is where our most popular San Francisco bus tours begin!

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!

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#5 – Hotel Zoe

  • TripAdvisor Hotels in San Francisco: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Cost: $$$
  • Parking: Valet parking, with in/out privileges, is  $60 per day, plus tax. For oversized vehicle, it is $70 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 find 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 Fisherman’s Wharf Hotels to choose from around Fisherman’s Wharf. Now that you have your hotel planned, book a tour to complete your perfect trip to San Francisco!

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