Best Value Hotels Near Fisherman's Wharf

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One of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf encompasses the famous Ghirardelli Square chocolate shop, the ferry boarding point for Alcatraz Island, and the shops and arcades at Pier 39. True for any prime tourist area, hotel prices can be high, but here are the nearby hotels with the most value.

  1. Geared towards longer stays, the Suites at Fisherman's Wharf is ideal for the self-sufficient traveler. Rooms have full kitchens, and while a bit worn around the edges, receive positive reviews from guests, in particular those traveling as groups. The location is central and convenient, in close proximity to Ghirardelli Square, Nob Hill, and Lombard Street (cable cars and buses are nearby too). There is a big roof deck with sweeping views of the city and Bay, along with Alcatraz, and many dining and shopping options surround the hotel. However the central location can be noisy and the parking lot is on the small side.

  2. Formerly a Radisson, the family-friendly Hotel Zephyr ditched its outdoor pool in favor of a sprawling playground that's filled with fire pits, lounge spaces, and giant yard games, like shuffleboard. Some guests may mourn the loss of a pool, but overall the Zephyr raised the bar on its family-friendly amenities, which extends to the interiors. Common spaces feel like an urban amusement park, including a game room. Even its 361 guest rooms have a playful spirit, stocked with dart boards, iPod docks, and huge 48-inch smart TVs. It's location right across the street from the waterfront is appealing, and rates are cheaper than the nearby Hyatt or the Holiday Inn Express.

  3. This 252-room Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites stands out for its prime location, on a surprisingly quiet street bordering Fisherman's Wharf. Rooms are modern and tidy, featuring HDTVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Kids under 19 stay free when sharing rooms. The hotel provides a free daily continental breakfast bar which includes standard hot and cold items, from eggs and sausages to pastries and biscuits. Healthier fare like fruit and yogurt is also offered. In addition to a gym and a free 24-hour business center, guests have full access to the features at the sister Holiday Inn property across the street. In fact, it's worth comparing the rates between the two properties, and booking the cheaper of the two.

  4. With 585 rooms spread over two buildings, this mid-range Holiday Inn is certainly one of the bigger -- and less charming -- hotels in the area. The property, however, is clean and well-maintained, and its excellent location is just one to two blocks from the Fisherman's Wharf waterfront. Guest rooms won't wow, but amenities include 42-inch TVs, espresso machines, and free Wi-Fi -- just try to avoid noisy street-facing units. The hotel provides a free express breakfast bar each morning, comprising a decent range of hot and cold items including eggs, bacon, and sausage. 

  5. This budget high-rise hotel near San Francisco’s marina will appeal mostly to tourists who value unobstructed views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, plus close proximity to the waterfront. The 138 rooms have standard, chain hotel decor and features, but are large and clean, and many offer tremendous views of the water and Golden Gate Bridge. The price is higher than Comfort Inns elsewhere in the country, but the property is located in a prime tourist area and includes a free hot breakfast, coffee, and Wi-Fi.

  6. The 64-room San Remo Hotel’s Old World charm transports travelers to a bygone era at budget prices. Located in North Beach, within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, San Remo offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a computer station with printer for guests' use. Rooms have lovely antique furnishings (no TVs or phones, though), but they're small, and bathrooms are shared (some rooms have sinks). The penthouse suite is larger, and has a TV, DVD player, mini-fridge, bathtub, and lovely rooftop patio. The hotel also houses Fior d'Italia, one of the country's oldest Italian restaurants. While charming, the San Remo's Victorian-era limitations -- with shared bathrooms, narrow hallways, and no elevator or air-conditioning -- will simply not suit everyone.

  7. The 51-room Wharf Inn is a no-frills budget motel in Fisherman’s Wharf, close to Pier 39. Rooms are traditional and some come with bay views from balconies. Suites have sitting areas and the Penthouse has a kitchen. However, all units lack mini-fridges and air-conditioning. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf has rooms with more features, but prices may be higher.

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