What We Love
- A brand-new boutique hotel on Fisherman's Wharf, a stone's throw from Pier 39Having only 1,500 feet between you and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf
- Ordering the cioppino at the hotel’s trattoria, showcasing the freshest seafood
- Taking the cable car to another classic San Francisco neighborhood, like Chinatown
What To Know
- Located a short walk from Pier 44, Pier 39, the Ferry Building, Ghirardelli Square, and trolley
- Pre-dinner, catch the complimentary wine reception in the lobby each evening
- WiFi works well
Have a golden stay in the Golden Gate City at a freshly minted hotel on famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Hotel Zoe (formerly The Tuscan Fisherman’s Wharf) boasts the perfect location for San Francisco sightseeing, just around the corner from the waterfront. This clean, comfortable and inviting boutique hotel is the ideal base for all your urban adventures, with a helpful concierge who can snag a reservation at that restaurant you wanted to try or a ticket to that show you wanted to see.
Taking the town, in other words, is a breeze here – you’re even near the terminal stop of two cable-car lines, Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason. Getting to the elegant cafés and bars of Nob Hill or Chinatown’s hot-pot hotspots is as easy as going for a quick, scenic ride through the city. At day’s end, you can return to the hotel and visit its lovely restaurant, Pescatore, which spills out onto the bustling surrounding sidewalks and serves three daily meals of trattoria fare, including fresh seafood from the steps-away Pacific.
Each newly renovated guest room is stylish and soothing, thanks to a palette of neutral hues; the yacht-inspired design; and high-end touches. Accommodations stock just about everything you need, including a 50-in. flat-screen TV, an honor bar, a garment steamer and Cubie radios that allow you to charge four items at once. The tranquil rooms feature either an interior courtyard or exterior city view. Deluxe King rooms measure 250 square feet, while Deluxe Two Queen rooms are a bit larger, at 275 square feet, to allow for the additional bed (they come with two queens). For added space, opt for the 285-square-foot Superior King room, which comes with the addition of a pull-out sofa.
Pescatore is a charming Italian sidewalk trattoria that takes advantage of the hotel’s waterfront setting to bring you the best in freshly caught fish and seafood. Try the calamari fritti or the cioppino at dinner, and be sure to come by earlier in the day at some point, as well – along with serving three meals a day, the eatery offers a daily happy hour and a weekend brunch.
If you came to sightsee, the hotel’s location will have you feeling happy as a clam, and likely dining on the mollusks, too. You’re 1,500 feet from Fisherman’s Wharf, with its seafood shacks and chowder stands (we also recommend greeting the sea lions that sun on its docks). Ghirardelli Square is in the neighborhood, as is a location of sourdough bakery Boudin. There are also cable-car and metro lines nearby, to whisk you off to Chinatown, North Beach or another San Francisco neighborhood.
How to Get There
Rude staff at check in. She had to update her snap chat before helping us. Rooms are 10’x14’ big. Parking is $70.00 per night. Probably should choose somewhere else to stay. Location is good and close to the fisherman’s war
Nice that they had bikes and scooters to rent, though we never took advantage if it. Great location, far enough away from Fisherman's Wharf that you don't have a crowd or noise, but still a very quick walk. Walking distance to Ghirardelli Square and the cable car turnaround as well as the Buena Vista Cafe. No real view, even from the top floor. Rooms felt clean and fairly updated. Bathroom fan was constantly running without an on/off switch, but was luckily quiet. Bar downstairs seemed expensive.
The employees were friendly and helpful. They provided great recommendations and tips for families visiting the city. We were pleased with the room, but shower curtains would be nice so people can use the sink while someone else uses the shower.