Riu Plaza Fishermans Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

Just a pleasant stroll from the shops and entertainment at Pier 39, and the ferry to Alcatraz, the Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf makes a stellar base to explore from. The hotel’s relaxed and friendly vibe is ideal after a day’s dim sum dining, cable car riding and selfie snapping. Your room is suitably airy and comfortable, you can kick back on the sun terrace by the outdoor heated pool, and, perhaps our favourite part, you can hangout by a crackling fire pit in the outdoor living area.

Amenities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Close to all attractions in Fisherman's Wharf. Trams stop outside. Cable car stop 1 block away. Transfer time from San Francisco International: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

531 rooms on 3 floors, with 5 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Booking Bonus:  Book by 30 Apr '24 to receive up to 63% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan–31 Dec '24.  Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

Complimentary buffet breakfast at Northpoint Restaurant & Bar. Grab and Go service. Snack bar - light food & drinks. Outdoor heated swimming pool. Fitness Centre. Laundry service*. WiFi (included in resort fee). Concierge service. Self-parking $53 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has ​​a daily Resort Fee of $29 per room per night (subject to applicable taxes) which will be charged direct upon check-in (payable locally, subject to change). 

Resort fee includes: - WiFi - Fitness centre access - Water – Computer use – Luggage store. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place to stay when you don’t have a car.

Apr 7, 2024 Innyperson Stafford, United Kingdom

Great place to stay, cannot fault it. Very close to Fisherman’s Wharf and within easy waking distance of the cable cars, boats to Alcatraz, Pier 33, Pier 39, etc. Excellent breakfast! Something for everyone with a great range of cereals, yoghurts, juices, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, eggs, sausages, bagels, potatoes and a range of lovely breads,… Read more
Great place to stay, cannot fault it. Very close to Fisherman’s Wharf and within easy waking distance of the cable cars, boats to Alcatraz, Pier 33, Pier 39, etc. Excellent breakfast! Something for everyone with a great range of cereals, yoghurts, juices, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, eggs, sausages, bagels, potatoes and a range of lovely breads, plus much more. Friendly staff and very easy for any pick ups by taxi or Uber as there is a central passage for cars to pass through. The place is kept clean constantly. We did not hire a car until we left San Francisco and we didn’t need one when we stayed here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in a fantastic location

Apr 5, 2024 Holly V London, United Kingdom

Really pleased we chose to stay at the Riu. Breakfast is great, plenty of options. Rooms are a really good size and beds are really comfortable. On arrival we had an issue with our booking, thankfully the manager was quick to resolve it despite Expedia being at fault. We really appreciated this. Location was perfect for everything we wanted to do… Read more
Really pleased we chose to stay at the Riu. Breakfast is great, plenty of options. Rooms are a really good size and beds are really comfortable. On arrival we had an issue with our booking, thankfully the manager was quick to resolve it despite Expedia being at fault. We really appreciated this. Location was perfect for everything we wanted to do around the city. Parking is expensive but we knew the cost in advance, along with the additional hotel tax. We would definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel with nice breakfast, excellent location

Apr 4, 2024 emmakP3715WQ Dublin, Ireland

Lovely hotel, clean, excellent location, nice breakfast that can be busy at times but queues move fast and staff are very efficient, fresh food put out very regularly. Hotel bar is nice, only downfall is the lady serving is very slow and can be rude, other guy serving very nice and friendly and your not waiting 29 mins in a drink, bar area lovely… Read more
Lovely hotel, clean, excellent location, nice breakfast that can be busy at times but queues move fast and staff are very efficient, fresh food put out very regularly. Hotel bar is nice, only downfall is the lady serving is very slow and can be rude, other guy serving very nice and friendly and your not waiting 29 mins in a drink, bar area lovely and comfortable after a long day exploring, would definitely stay again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hidden Charge and Rude Staff

Apr 1, 2024 Chris G

Great location, rooms are dated but okay for the price. WANING: there's a hidden cost that was not communicated prior to booking or at check-in. I was surprised by a $38.67 per night charge to my credit card AFTER I checked out. When I called the hotel to ask for clarification, the staff was rude and told me the charge is non-negotiable because… Read more
Great location, rooms are dated but okay for the price. WANING: there's a hidden cost that was not communicated prior to booking or at check-in. I was surprised by a $38.67 per night charge to my credit card AFTER I checked out. When I called the hotel to ask for clarification, the staff was rude and told me the charge is non-negotiable because it's for coffee/fridge in the room and the usage of the hotel common area. I don' t have a problem paying for it provided it was communicated at booking or even at check-in. The dishonest practice is a borderline fraud. If I have known about the hidden cost ahead of time, I'd have considered other hotels in the surrounding area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Apr 1, 2024 alan_winn2 Glasgow, United Kingdom

This hotel is very good, location excellent, staff helpful, room comfortable and breakfast nice. Only concern was on arrival they asked for 300 dollars deposit which we got back at the end of stay, plus 148 dollars for 5 night stay some sort of hotel / tourist tax ...when I enquired I was told its was to help maintain the pool, gym and wi fi… Read more
This hotel is very good, location excellent, staff helpful, room comfortable and breakfast nice. Only concern was on arrival they asked for 300 dollars deposit which we got back at the end of stay, plus 148 dollars for 5 night stay some sort of hotel / tourist tax ...when I enquired I was told its was to help maintain the pool, gym and wi fi ...alot of money when you have already paid fir the hotel ....but overall a great hotel Read less