Hotel Zephyr

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

After a multi million dollar renovation, the Zephyr has been transformed into a modern, quirky hotel with a nautical theme and laidback vibe. In the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, you can walk to PIER 39 and Ghirardelli Square (did someone say chocolate?) or jump on a cable car to explore further. Hidden at the back of the hotel is Fire & Brew, a casual restaurant with a sociable atmosphere. There are lots of dining options close by too — grab a clam chowder bread bowl or head to Chinatown for delicious dim sum. When you're done sightseeing for the day, your hotel room offers a welcome oasis from a city that seemingly never sleeps!

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Fisherman’s Wharf, steps from PIER 39, Ghiradelli Square and the world-famous San Francisco cable cars. Shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance. Transfer time from San Francisco International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

355 rooms. All with air-conditioning, 48" Samsung Smart TV, Multimedia streaming to TV, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fire & Brew Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner). The Camper in the Yard (a vintage camper with quick-serve sustainable breakfast and lunch, craft beer and California wine), The Yard Outdoor Lounge. 24-hour fitness centre. Room service* with deliveries from Gino's Pizzaria. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service. Within walking distance of numerous restaurants. Business centre. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $58, valet parking $62, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

For guests arriving from 1st April 2022 onwards, there will be a Guest Amenity Fee will be $30.00 per room per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). ​

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1429)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good food and fast service!

May 20, 2022 megnyani Penn Valley, California

Very prompt delivery and super good eats, thank you! :) Food was hot and well packaged… driver kept a respectful distance but also ensured that we received our order. No complaints here! Would order again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quirky hotel, great stay!

May 14, 2022 Dearbhla M Dublin, Ireland

Enjoyed staying at this hotel - the staff were always friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic but what really makes this hotel different is the games room - indoor & outdoor. We used this room every evening and there was always a good crowd benefiting from this space, but not too busy. They have 3-4 large fire pits outside and offer a… Read more
Enjoyed staying at this hotel - the staff were always friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic but what really makes this hotel different is the games room - indoor & outdoor. We used this room every evening and there was always a good crowd benefiting from this space, but not too busy. They have 3-4 large fire pits outside and offer a s'mores kit every evening from reception where you can roast your own marshmallows on the fire pits. LOVE this idea!! It was amazing to see how many people enjoyed this activity. My only negative comment would be that the rooms are pretty basic & bathrooms outdated. The walls are thin as you can hear the people in the room next door. Read less
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Apr 26, 2022 23jamess Tamworth, United Kingdom

Brilliant hotel the rooms are very spacious and modern very clean throughout the hotel and all the staff were polite and friendly. They have plenty of seating inside the hotel and there is a games room There are some games outside and 4 fire pits to sit around Situated in the perfect location for fisherman’s wharf and pier 39 and only a short… Read more
Brilliant hotel the rooms are very spacious and modern very clean throughout the hotel and all the staff were polite and friendly. They have plenty of seating inside the hotel and there is a games room There are some games outside and 4 fire pits to sit around Situated in the perfect location for fisherman’s wharf and pier 39 and only a short walk to the trolley cars We had a brilliant stay and will definitely visit again Read less
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Apr 17, 2022 jodir938

Not as advertised. No food or drink options, no coffee service, not even a refrigerator in the room. The staff was inattentive, for the staff there, very understaffed. Didn't have basic needs like feminine products on hand. The "concierge" was an excursion person. Not the cleanest and weathered. No one was there attending to chaos left by… Read more
Not as advertised. No food or drink options, no coffee service, not even a refrigerator in the room. The staff was inattentive, for the staff there, very understaffed. Didn't have basic needs like feminine products on hand. The "concierge" was an excursion person. Not the cleanest and weathered. No one was there attending to chaos left by other guests in the game room or fire pits. Told the front desk I was disappointed and she shrugged her shoulders and said Covid. Very disappointed in this going down hill place, where no one seems to care. The potential of this place.... One positive is the location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, excellent stay

Apr 17, 2022 MelissaClaire93 Cinnaminson, New Jersey

We looked high and low for the best hotel for our first trip to SF and decided on the Zephyr. It was such a good choice. Location is amazing. Steps away from Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and the pier for Alcatraz tours. Also great if you’re taking a hop on hop off as most of them leave and/or have stops right down at the piers. We got a double bed… Read more
We looked high and low for the best hotel for our first trip to SF and decided on the Zephyr. It was such a good choice. Location is amazing. Steps away from Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and the pier for Alcatraz tours. Also great if you’re taking a hop on hop off as most of them leave and/or have stops right down at the piers. We got a double bed room with a view. The room was really big. It had a little sitting area and a fridge. Really nice views of Alcatraz from a huge window. It also had a magnetic dart board which was really fun. The staff was all super friendly and the concierge was helpful in helping us book tours and do the best ones for what we wanted to see. They stored our luggage getting there and leaving. Really nice stay!! Read less