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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

(3.8/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web)
Encompassing the northern waterfront of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions, packed with souvenir shops and seafood restaurants. Nearly 12 million visitors flock to this neighborhood each year, drawn by its museums, galleries, historical buildings, piers, and scenic vistas over the San Francisco Bay. For over a century the area served as the headquarters of the city's fishing fleet, which numbered nearly 500 vessels. Though the fleet's numbers dwindled over time, the remaining boats continue to supply some of the city's finest restaurants with fresh seafood. You can enjoy views of the bay from any number of restaurants, but try to explore other attractions as well, like the maritime museum, chocolate factory, and the infamous Alcatraz Island. Make Fisherman's Wharf a part of your San Francisco vacation plans using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • I admit to not being too interested in the Wharf at first, but we had some great seafood at a few of the restaurants. We really enjoyed touring the old submarine and Navy ship. Getting to see how cram...  more »
  • Quite busy and very touristy area. Mostly just a ton of gift shops and a few restaurants. In N Out Burger is here as well, which is pretty hyped. 
  • Si estas en San Francisco, tienes que ir. Lleno de animacion, gente tiendas, restaurantes... puedes ver hasta leones marinos 
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  • Location is great. Food & rooms can be meh. Nice service. Cramped. Upscale rooms are the best. Needs a reno.
  • Great location, food, staff. Will definitely return. If you're visiting SF for the first time, this is the place to stay. I've been countless times, and this is my fav hotel in the city from here on out. Parking is pricey-was $40 a day I think.
  • I would rate 5 stars, but the parking charge is WAY over the top. $60.00 + tax to park overnight as a guest of the hotel. At that rate they could have at least detailed the truck... LOL. But in all a nice place. Just leave your car at home. Rates to park are excessive in the extreme. Even for the bay area.
  • We are staying here on a detail for my husbands work. It is $59 a night for vallet parking, and they are very prompt and courteous. The staff is very nice and accomidating. We didnt have a microwave in our room as they said they were in short supply. However, when we said we were staying for a month, we had one in our room that night. The tvs are like computers, which is nice if you have extra money to pay for the service to use it. Otherwise it is just the basic channels set to eastern standard time. The beds are really comfy, though they use only a top sheet instead of a fitted sheet so it comes off easy and the mattress pads are exposed. My major complaint is the noise that carries through the walls. We could clearly hear the conversations of our upstairs naighbors and could hear the plumbing all around us. We also experienced protestors one day outside. They were extremely obnoxious and bombarded us everytime we left the hotel. The hotel had workers outside to great guest and keep protestors out of the hotel, but this issue really needs to be addressed or we will not be staying here again. Overall, we have had a good experience with the people, the rooms are very clean, the location to pier 39 is great, but we had a problem with protestors.
  • Fabulous hotel. Room was spacious and clean. Close to the piers as well. I'd definitely come back.