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
Parking on site
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Whimsical nautically themed hotel at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, with a playful spirit, a game room, and an outdoor terrace
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.