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
Look for hidden costs before booking your stay. Parking was $60/night. Also, there were city/state/hotel costs that were not noted on the website. Also, there was a $29/night costs for amenities and we didn't use any part of the hotel or fitness center.
Perfect location, a couple of blocks from Fisherman's Wharf and a Cable Car station, walking distance to North Beach. The staff is friendly and attentive. The rooms are clean. Loved the complimentary strawberry or lemon infused waters.
We booked this hotel last minute through AAA when our original hotel did not suit our needs. We were beyond satisfied!
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The building itself is beautiful and clean. The rooms though on the smaller side are efficient and comfortable. The food was fresh and delicious.
If I have any critique is the additional fees charged on top of the AAA rate and that our room service breakfast was delayed more than 1/2 hour past the scheduled window, but the staff did call to apologize and confirm we still wanted it before they brought it. Also, an in room coffee option would have been nice.
We were overcharged at $600 per night when Expedia had it listed for $354 per night. The front desk and reservations manager were not helpful is resolving the problem. There are many hotels in the area at more reasonable rates and closer to the bay with a view of the water. This hotel has no view so is over priced.
Great location, room clean, helpful staff, easy access to the Alcatraz pier and public transport. Note, use the laundromat in the Safeway next door, bar did shut around 10:30 but not a problem for us. Free coffee and papers each morning