Fisherman's Wharf Hotels: 10 Top Picks in this Famed SF Neighborhood

Jill on a windy day at the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: April 24, 2021

Fisherman's Wharf hotels are on the northern end of San Francisco near many popular attractions. There is a lot to see and do in this district, including the popular shopping area at Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and the Alcatraz Ferry Terminal. 

You can also easily access the rest of the city from Fisherman's Wharf. Public transportation is a good option, as buses, cable cars, and street cars run frequently in and out of this neighborhood. 

You will find both recognizable hotel chains and some great local gems in this neighborhood. They line up along a couple of main streets that are within walking distance to the action and the waterfront. 

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1. Argonaut Hotel San Francisco 

Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman's WharfOutside the Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf

Originally built in 1907, the Argonaut Hotel is a fun, funky option near the waterfront. The entire hotel is decked out in a nautical theme with blue and white furniture and exposed brick walls.

This 4-star option is one of my favorites. The front door drops you off right in the heart of the action and is just across the street from the water. 

Some of the rooms also have views of the SF Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. It's one of the top-rated Fisherman's Wharf hotels every year.

Address: 495 Jefferson Street

>> Check reviews and find the best rates

2. Hotel RIU Plaza

The comfortable beds and the location are just two of the things that bring guests back to the Hotel RIU Plaza. It's one of the top-rated hotels in all of San Francisco and is a treat for all guests.

Families will love the outdoor pool and the family sized suites that are available. Due to these amenities, you will find quite a few families with kids stay at this hotel.

The Hotel RIU is a quick 5-minute walk to Pier 39 and everything the district has to offer.

Address: 2500 Mason Street

>> Read recent reviews and learn more about the Hotel RIU

3. San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

Outside the Marriott at Fisherman's WharfOutside the Marriott at Fisherman's Wharf at Christmas Time

The Marriott is another one of the top Fisherman's Wharf hotels. It is just two blocks from Pier 39 San Francisco. It has 285 rooms that are in one five-story building.

The hotel has an on-site spa that offers massages, facials, and other treatments. It has a two-level health club and sauna that is open 24 hours a day. The hotel offers wireless internet.

The rooms feature luxurious bedding and bath products. All rooms also include free internet, safes, refrigerators, coffee makers, ironing boards, and hairdryers.

Address: 1250 Columbus Avenue

>> Read reviews and find deals for the Marriott in Fisherman's Wharf

4. Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf

Located just two blocks from Pier 39 San Francisco, this sleek, modern hotel is in a five-story building with 316 guest rooms.

Guests who stay at the hotel can enjoy the heated outdoor pool and spa tub. They can also access the fitness center that has equipment with individual TVs. 

All rooms include luxurious bedding and beds. They also feature 32-inch TVs with premium channels, marble bathrooms, wireless internet, and desks.

The hotel also has a great restaurant and sports bar.

Address: 555 North Point Street

>> Find recent guest reviews and more about this hotel

5. Pier 2620 Hotel

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's WharfThe entrance to the Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf.

One of the most popular Fisherman's Wharf hotels is the Pier 2620 Hotel. They offer large rooms, plenty of amenities, and the perfect location for both vacationers and business travelers.

Just three blocks from the water, this hotel is close enough to walk to any location in the neighborhood.

Rooms include free high-speed internet, 55-inch flat-screen TVs with media hubs, safes, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and comfortable beds.

This hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center for guests and a business center for those working during their trip.

Address: 2620 Jones Street

>> Read guest reviews and find more details for the 2620 Hotel

6. Hotel Zephyr

This gem is one of the best located Fisherman's Wharf hotels. It offers direct access to Jefferson Street (the main street in the district) through a small hallway and door.

The reason I love this place is because they offer newly refreshed rooms, free Wifi throughout the building, and a state-of-the-art gym. All rooms also offer coffee makers, large windows, and tech-friendly smart TVs.

It's perfect for those wanting a comfortable place to relax with easy access to the local attractions.

Address: 250 Beach Street

>> More about this hotel including recent guest reviews

7. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fisherman's Wharf

Entrance to the Holiday Inn Express in San Francisco.Entrance to the Holiday Inn Express in San Francisco.

One of the newer Fisherman's Wharf hotels is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites. It’s also in the heart of the action, just a few blocks from everything in this popular SF district.

It has quite a few amenities for its guests, including a fitness center and on-site childcare services. All rooms have satellite TV and high-speed internet access.

There is also a bar in the hotel so you can kick back and relax after a long day of walking around the city.

This is another great option for those looking for a three-star hotel for their stay.

Address: 550 North Point Street

>> Find recent guest reviews and get more details on staying at the Holiday Inn Express

8. Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

The Courtyard by Marriott is another favorite of mine because it is just a block from the water. This location can't be beat at this price point! 

The hotel has a restaurant and café off the lobby, high speed internet access, and plenty of room to work or relax.

Connecting rooms are available for those traveling in larger groups. You can also access movies in your room if you decide to stay in one night. If you like the Marriott chain of hotels, this is a great option for your stay.

Address: 580 Beach Street

>> More guest reviews and booking information

9. Hotel Zoe

Four story Hotel Zoe in San Francisco.A view from across the street at the four-story Hotel Zoe.

Located just two blocks from the water, Hotel Zoe is another wonderful located hotel in Fisherman's Wharf. This modern gem is a treat.

I love the outdoor fire pit area which includes chairs and a few blankets to keep you even warmer. The bar area is also a great place to relax after a long day of seeing the sights.

They have a few free bikes on hand if you want to cruise around the neighborhood a little more. You will also find a friendly staff waiting to greet you when you arrive.

Address: 425 North Point Street

>> More reviews and booking details for Hotel Zoe

10. San Remo Hotel

Unplug and unwind in this historic hotel on the border of North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. You will love the old-world charm touches as well as the Italian restaurant on its first floor.

The San Remo was built in 1906, and in line with the decorations from that era, does not have phones or TVs in the rooms. They do, however, provide free Wifi if you choose to bring your device.

It's a little further off the water (about 5 blocks) but is still a short walk away from everything. This budget-friendly option has few amenities and shared baths.

Address: 2237 Mason Street

>> Find out more about staying at this hotel as well as some recent reviews

Ways to Save on Your Stay in Fisherman's Wharf

One thing you will want to think about is whether or not you need a car for your stay. Parking is REALLY expensive all around San Francisco as it's very limited. 

If you plan to spend all of your time in SF, then save some money and don't rent a car. You can easily get around on public transit

If you plan to do some day trips, you can also just rent a car for the day. You will find a few places in Fisherman's Wharf to rent cars. It's quite a bit easier than having to worry about your car and where you are going to park the entire time.

>> Find out more about car rentals in SF

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More San Francisco Lodging and Tourism Tips

San Francisco has a lot of hotels throughout the city. Here are some additional neighborhoods to investigate:

Union Square Hotels: Want to stay in the center of San Francisco? If so, then check out this list of great hotels in Union Square. Staying here puts you in the middle of some great nightlife and restaurants. You can also access other parts of the city easily.

Downtown Hotels: This page includes a number of hotel recommendations just outside of Union Square. Most are just a few blocks from Union Square and all are still centrally located.

Want to search for hotels by budget instead? If so, here are a few additional options for you to review:

SF Luxury Hotels: Find recommendations for some of the great, historic and luxury hotels located in Nob Hill. You can also find recommendations for some of the newer modern luxury hotels popping up throughout the city.

Cheap Hotel Options: Want to find something a little more reasonably priced? If you are like me and spend little time in your room, then check out some of these great cheaper hotels. They are clean, yet affordable so great for those looking to spend most of their time out exploring the amazing sites throughout San Francisco.

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