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Fisherman’s Wharf

This waterfront neighborhood dates back to the gold rush era and is a hub for tourist activities, sea lions and seafood restaurants.

The traditional waterfront life on this historic wharf founded in the mid-1800s has long since faded, with only a few fishing boats now serving a handful of local restaurants. For generations, Chinese and then Italian immigrants mined the rich ocean. The Italian fishermen were as colorful as the tiny wooden boats they sailed into the bay, singing arias while hunting for oysters, shrimp and Dungeness crabs and then selling their catch in stands along the wharf. While these craftsmen are no longer there, the festive environment of the wharf has been preserved.  

Fisherman’s Wharf is now a thriving shopping and entertainment hub with souvenir stores, clam chowder stands, upscale seafood restaurants, museums and street performers. It’s a bustling day-and-night carnival that extends from Ghirardelli Square at the wharf’s west end to Pier 39 and its amusing sea lion population at the east end. The sea lions, who live on floating wooden platforms beside the pier for most of the year, are among San Francisco’s most famous and verbal residents.

For some old-fashioned fun, spend some time at the Musee Mecanique, an interactive collection of mechanical machines and penny arcades. Mingle with wax figures of your favorite movies stars at Madame Tussauds or experience what life was like aboard a World War II submarine with a visit to the USS Pampanito. If you have a few hours free, head to Pier 33 and catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island.

There are plenty of dining options here, from sidewalk stands to cafés and restaurants, with seafood front-and-center on many menus. However, you can also find Italian, Chinese and other sumptuous ethnic offerings. Many restaurants offer a quiet respite in which to refuel as well as great views of the ocean, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. 

The best way to visit this neighborhood is by public transport and on foot. Parking is available in the vicinity of the wharf but it’s not cheap. To really get you in the feel for old-time San Francisco, jump on the Powell/Mason cable car line and you'll land only a couple of blocks south of Fisherman's Wharf. The rattle and clang of the typically San Francisco transport adds to the spirit of the journey. 

When we reminisce over our travels, we usually remember experiences rather than our ritzy hotel room and its view of the sea. Are you ready to make some new vacation memories?

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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf $189
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020
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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Literally walking distance to pier 39. Would definitely stay there again.

    Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco $169
    Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020
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    Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

    Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

    555 N Point St, San Francisco, CA
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      THE HOTEL WAS VERY NICE BUT HARD TO GIVE MUCH OF A REVIEW AS POOL WAS CLOSED & CLEANING WAS ONLY THE 3RD DAY. STAFF WAS VERY NICE EXCEPT ONE WOMAN WHO TOLD ME THE CLEANING STAFF HAD TO WAIT 3 HOURS, AFTER i WAS OUT OF MY ROOM AS COVID COULD BE FLOATING AROUND & I HAD TO WAIT 3 MORE HOURS TO GO BACK ...

      Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf $151
      Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020
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      Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

      Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

      1250 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Wonderful location and everything you would expect from this chain of hotels.

        Wharf Inn $101
        Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020
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        Wharf Inn

        Wharf Inn

        2601 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
           
          3.6 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The location of the hotel was great. We were able to walk 50 feet and be right at Fisherman’s Wharf and just a couple blocks to Pier 39. The gated parking was nice but filled up during the weekend. We rented the “penthouse” which was 2 bedrooms with a king and two queens, a living area, dining table ...

          Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf $179
          Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020
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          Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf

          Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf

          1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
             
            4.3 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Hotel is in a very safe location, 2min walk to fisherman’s warf. Staff is very friendly, beds are soo comfortable and room and bathroom is spotless! My only complaint is there isn’t a mini fridge in the room which is pretty standard for most hotels. Plan to be charged $100 a night for ...

            Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
            Reviewed on May 1, 2020
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            Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

            Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

            495 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              The hotel is in a great location near fisherman’s wharf, and has a beautiful lobby. The room itself was so-so, nicely decorated but could have been any generic hotel. We had a view of a side street which was fine. A downside was it was an incredibly far walk from the elevator to the room itself. ...

              Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
              Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
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              Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

              Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

              250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Ronald welcomed us to the hotel. He was very kind and helpful. He went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Exceptional service. Games near the lobby were fun. Cool chairs to sit in if you enjoy reading. Our room had a magnetic dartboard! Bayview room highly recommended.

                Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf $84
                Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020
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                Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf

                Travelodge by Wyndham by Fisherman's Wharf

                1201 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
                   
                  3.2 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Super convenient location! Can walk to most major areas and there’s plenty of dining options close by. There’s also a convenient Walgreens across the street. I was a little concerned about the room after reading through many of the reviews, but did not experience many of the issues others are pointing ...

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                  Fisherman’s Wharf

                  This waterfront neighborhood dates back to the gold rush era and is a hub for tourist activities, sea lions and seafood restaurants.

                  The traditional waterfront life on this historic wharf founded in the mid-1800s has long since faded, with only a few fishing boats now serving a handful of local restaurants. For generations, Chinese and then Italian immigrants mined the rich ocean. The Italian fishermen were as colorful as the tiny wooden boats they sailed into the bay, singing arias while hunting for oysters, shrimp and Dungeness crabs and then selling their catch in stands along the wharf. While these craftsmen are no longer there, the festive environment of the wharf has been preserved.  

                  Fisherman’s Wharf is now a thriving shopping and entertainment hub with souvenir stores, clam chowder stands, upscale seafood restaurants, museums and street performers. It’s a bustling day-and-night carnival that extends from Ghirardelli Square at the wharf’s west end to Pier 39 and its amusing sea lion population at the east end. The sea lions, who live on floating wooden platforms beside the pier for most of the year, are among San Francisco’s most famous and verbal residents.

                  For some old-fashioned fun, spend some time at the Musee Mecanique, an interactive collection of mechanical machines and penny arcades. Mingle with wax figures of your favorite movies stars at Madame Tussauds or experience what life was like aboard a World War II submarine with a visit to the USS Pampanito. If you have a few hours free, head to Pier 33 and catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island.

                  There are plenty of dining options here, from sidewalk stands to cafés and restaurants, with seafood front-and-center on many menus. However, you can also find Italian, Chinese and other sumptuous ethnic offerings. Many restaurants offer a quiet respite in which to refuel as well as great views of the ocean, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. 

                  The best way to visit this neighborhood is by public transport and on foot. Parking is available in the vicinity of the wharf but it’s not cheap. To really get you in the feel for old-time San Francisco, jump on the Powell/Mason cable car line and you'll land only a couple of blocks south of Fisherman's Wharf. The rattle and clang of the typically San Francisco transport adds to the spirit of the journey.

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