What We Love
- Guestrooms have magnetic dartboards, backgammon and awe-inspiring views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline
- The stylish nautical touches — think shipping container–style wall panels, porthole windows, roped buoy light fixtures, “SOS” comforters and San Francisco map murals
- The funky art-filled lounging areas invite lingering
- Hanging around the outdoor terrace, and its firepit
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
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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 guestrooms 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 guestrooms), plus a fabulous outdoor terrace with a firepit 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
The hotel is new, clean, funky quirky...a whole lot of fun for the whole family. It has indoor and outdoor entertainment areas; including pool table, giant jenga, giant connect-4 funky ping-pong table, and outdoor fire pits for just relaxing. The rooms and foyers are decorated in new generation, funky wall art, giving the whole hotel a great vibe. The rooms are clean, large and modern. The service staff were helpful and responsive. The hotel is located at Fisherman's Wharf and serves as an easily accessible, transport hub for the rest of the city for sightseeing.
In summary, a great fun hotel perfectly situated for visitors to the city looking to sightsee and explore the city.
We stayed 3 nights in July with two teenagers. the hotel was the perfect location for exploring San Francisco even though we found fishermans wharf too busy (could have been because the marathon was on) When we arrived back from a day cycling over the Golden gate bridge to find so many people at Fishermans wharf the Yard at the hotel was a very welcome chill out refuge from the noise and business. Room was big enough for our family. Yes the price is high but so are all hotels in San Francisco and we booked direct with the hotel and got a better price than many other hotels we looked at. I would recommend to a family with Teens. our room although overlooked the carpark also overlooked the sea and Alcatraz and we even had the pleasure of finishing watching "Michael Jackson" performing at the traffic lights. We didnt find it noisy and will recommend.
Arrived after travelling 18 hours to be moved room 4 times as all had issues, having to drag my own bags up a floor and down a floor as they do not have an bell boy. Airless pokey rooms which have seen better days, the air con unit sounds like a student band and have a wardrobe by my bed instead of a night stand. Room seems to be boardering a race track that starts up at 06:00 in the morning. On a positive note though I do have a large magnetic dart board on the wall, only problem is that as the room is so small, I am unable to stand far away enough to play properly!! In summing up it is an overpriced, tarted up 1960's motel