Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
What We Love
- Guest rooms have magnetic dartboards, backgammon, and awe-inspiring views of the bay and city skyline
- The funky art-filled lounging areas invite lingering
- Hanging around the outdoor terrace and its fire pit
What To Know
- Pets are welcome
- The game room includes old-school diversions like darts and billiards
- The staff is multilingual, so there’s usually someone who speaks your language
- WiFi is available for a fee
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Whimsical nautically themed hotel at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, with a playful spirit, a game room, and an outdoor terrace
Drawing inspiration from San Francisco’s art and cultural scene, as well as the waterfront location, this upbeat sleep gets the approachable design hotel formula just right, fusing whimsical touches with practicality and plenty of cool amenities. The guest rooms are decked out in vivid colors and rich textures, with both industrial and nautical details galore (think shipping container–style wall panels, porthole windows, roped buoy light fixtures, “SOS” comforters, and San Francisco map murals). Thanks to its position facing Pier 39, all the rooms have shipshape views, but some vistas even encompass the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The public spaces are similarly eccentric, with a game room that includes old-school diversions like darts and billiards (there are also magnetic dartboards and backgammon sets in the guest rooms), plus a fabulous outdoor terrace with a fire pit and striped modular chairs. Even the fitness center features vibrant primary colors to help you bounce through your workout.
In the Area
Start your day by the bay with pastries and coffee from Boudin, just across the street, and then head to the nearby landmark the Coit Tower, an observation deck that offers panoramic views of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge. It may be touristy, but it’s worth taking the ferry (just half a mile from the hotel) to Alcatraz Island to check out the notorious former prison and its awesome bay views. While Fisherman’s Wharf isn’t exactly known for high-end cuisine (particularly given the caliber of restaurants in this foodie town), there are still some gems to be found. Try the award-winning chowder (served in a bread bowl) at the Blue Mermaid, then embrace the kitsch at the Luau Lounge, a tiki bar with killer water views and even more lethal cocktails, including the Zombie and the Pain Killer.
How to Get There
My husband and I recently visited the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. We decided to stay at the Hotel Zephyr. I am so glad that we did! This hotel is one of a kind. This is the only hotel that I've ever seen that offers so much for you to do in the hotel. We enjoyed ping pong in the lobby. The fire pits outside were amazing! There is also the added bonus of breakfast at the "Camper". The breakfast croissant sandwich with the avocado spread is awesome. The location of the hotel is extremely conducive to having a great experience at the Wharf. The hotel staff is very kind, pleasant and helpful. We will definitely visit this hotel again. Our stay was November 7-11, 2019. Awesome awesome awesome!
First of all for all those people who said the rooms are small and it was too loud, what do you expect! San Francisco is a big city of course the rooms will be slightly small and of course you will hear things going on outside.
Secondly the service was really good. The people at the front were very helpful. They were very helpful with getting around town and purchasing tickets. The only thing that I suggest improving is the room service. We called several times and no one picked up, so we had to go get it ourselves.
The game room was great! The courtyard was very fun, with lots of things to do. There is a Zephyr Walk which has all you need right by the hotel.
I really enjoyed my stay at hotel Zephyr and I hope to be back soon!
Very Clean and trendy hotel. Friendly helpful staff. Walking distance to shops, grocery, beach, pier 33, 36, Fishermans wharf. Very nice court yard with family friendly games and fire pits. Restaurant had great food.