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
Nice hotel with modern decor. Location great for access to tourist attractions. We tried to take advantage of the restaurant and peaceful patio...but the hours limited us. After being out and about with our teens on a Saturday my husband and I had a late dinner at Pescatore (restaurant attached) and planned to have drinks after but the bar stopped serving at 10pm. The next night we attempted to relax on the patio by the fire, as did many other guests, only to be informed it closed at 10pm. Disappointing that the hours limit use.
Can't ask for better location in San Fran! Very nice and helpful staff as well! Concierge provided excellent places to eat (with added discounts as well).
With this place (Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf), we were able to see all of San Francisco, without ONE Uber ride! Everything was within 5-20 minute walk.
Rooms and bathrooms were very comfortable and very thoughtfully designed. Unfortunately when we were there the weather was very poor - cold, windy and wet - and this made it very uncomfortable sitting in the lounge and bar area as there was no separation from the reception/entrance area so that whenever any guests arrived or left (frequently) a blast of cold air would sweep through the sitting area and the same occurred in the restaurant. It would not be a problem when the weather was warmer but not comfortable in cold weather. Staff very helpful and, being only two blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, conveniently located for summer sightseeing.
Our experience was great! I love leaving thank you notes for the staff at hotels, because their work often goes unnoticed even though they are the reason that your time at a hotel is great or horrible, so here’s that note if you want to know why we enjoyed it as much as we did!
Everything about the hotel was lovely, the staff, the appearance, the service. Great coffee in the dining area, a welcome glass of wine, really friendly, helpful staff. I would highly recommend staying.