Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf
What We Love
- Visitor-friendly location in the shop- and restaurant-lined Fisherman’s Wharf area, close to Union Square, Embarcadero, Little Italy, the Financial District and more
- Renovated rooms have a design-forward, modern industrial look, with concrete-effect walls and hip steampunk accents
- Small bite dishes and regional wines at the clubby EvenKeel Lounge, plus a healthy breakfast buffet at Bay Street Bistro
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Standard Rooms are around 290 square feet, which is large for the Wharf area
- Floor-by-floor renovation is slated for completion by early 2016, so expect some noise and disruption until then
- Valet parking is an extra $55 per night, self-parking costs $45 per night
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the heart of San Francisco’s tourist-favorite Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 2620 Hotel is a modern 233-room stay close to all the city sights. Opened in 2013 but already undergoing a top-to-toe design makeover, the new rooms are a stylish departure from the current pastel palette and homey accents, with concrete-effect walls, steampunk-inspired furnishings and a sleek grey-on-white color scheme. Floor three is complete (as of summer 2015), and the results of the full revamp will be on show by early 2016. Consistent throughout are the top amenities, including 50-inch flat-screen TVs, free basic WiFi, work desks, mini fridges, and comfy queen or king beds. On the dining front, the new Bay Street Bistro serves up a healthy breakfast buffet of fruits, pastries and egg dishes between 6:30 and 11 am, while the clubby EvenKeel Lounge is the spot for light bites and a serious wine list of California classics. For sporty types, the gym is open around the clock, but the hotel’s central location means most guests set out to explore SF, and its mighty peaks, on foot. First-time visitors should consult the crack Coastal concierge team for the most up-to-date city sights and experiences.
In the Area
Naturally, you’ll spend some time roaming the Technicolor eateries and souvenir shops of Pier 39, but the best of San Francisco lies off the beaten track. Directly across from the hotel is the Hyde Street Pier, a nice alternative to its crazy-crowded counterparts. You can walk it for free — the views of Alcatraz are epic — or pay a small fee to board the historic boats moored there. Down the street, at the end of Pier 45, you’ll find the nostalgia-rich Musée Mécanique, full of old-school coin-operated arcade games that range from turn-of-the-century moving dioramas to child-of-the-’80s Pong. To explore further afield, hop on the cable car and ride it all the way to Hyde Street, a few blocks from the boutiques and cafés of tree-lined Hayes Valley, and from there venture into the Mission for the city’s most exciting restaurants, including Argentine-styled Lolinda and Central Kitchen, which has a pretty open-air courtyard.
How to Get There
One of the best urban resorts I’ve ever stayed in, air conditioning went out & they had us moved within 10 minutes of our call to front desk, did everything they could to make us comfortable & to know they truly did care about the customer
We’ve stayed at other Marriott Pulse hotels in San Diego and Boston and this one doesn’t compare. Although in a good location for the wharf entertainment, they do not have a bar or a restaurant. Updated rooms do not have a microwave, adequate lighting, Marriott quality beds and adequate drapery for windows. It seems like this hotel’s makeover was done for trendy looks without taking into consideration its usefulness. Sun shines in the shuttered windows, AC is directed toward bed, poor lighting and no makeup mirror in bath. They try to make up for it with food amenities such as popcorn, chocolates and cookies, but the $58 hotel parking charge is steep. We were overjoyed to be able to check in early at about 1:00 and were told as we were Chairmen’s Club status, we were given a newly renovated Courtyard View room. When we got to our room, it was a city view on the street. When we contacted the Front Desk, we were told that they made a mistake and the manager would need to approve the change, but she wasn’t going to be available for a half hour. Since we needed to be somewhere and couldn’t wait, we were disappointed and took the city view room. Simple changes could make this hotel more desirable.
We enjoyed the San Francisco MVC Pulse shortly after it opened. We knew they were still in remodeling and fine-tuning modes, but everyone there went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. No complaints! We will return!