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
We came to Hotel Zephyr for my moms 80th birthday celebration. My mom her 6 adult kids & her sister came for the weekend from across the U.S. & could not have been happier! The hotel is in a great location to be able to walk everywhere! It was so fun, with plenty to do just hanging around in the game areas! The bar across the courtyard was great & the breakfast trailer so good. But the best part of the hotel is the concierge, Michelle Arce!! She helped us plan a trip to Napa that was amazing. She was so patient with my many questions & phone calls. She listened to what our group was like & made great suggestions. She made reservations for us that were perfect!! I can’t thank her enough! She made this trip so much easier & my mom still cannot stop smiling!! THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!
Walking distance to pier 39! We got a city view room... not really worth the extra money. Room was really small but the bed was great for a hotel and they had a dart board in our room which was so much fun! Super quiet at night!!! We went down to their game room around midnight and had a blast well worth the money if you use their amenities.
So this would be the type of hotel I would love to stay at generally. And I did give it the benefit of the doubt however, 20 minutes to check in and $70/day valet with tax was the start of a
Drain blocked with hair, fire door held open beside our door with a rag, told we had a great room however we had view of the car park, literally our car was parked outside our window.
Restaurant, not sure where to start the food was okay however it’s owned separately from the hotel in fact everything in this place is owned separately so there is no responsibility to be seen. Ordered room service, after one hour called and heard that they had lost my order. Fast forward one hour tell them not to bother and their reply ‘oh thanks, are you sure’
Ultimately I feel I should be reimbursed for this abysmal stay, this was extremely disappointing. If you could stay here for under $100/night go for it, anything more is wasted funds.