Hotel Zephyr

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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

  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • 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).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel near Fisherman's Wharf

Aug 4, 2021 geoteter Orange County, California

The hotel is located near Fisherman's Wharf and is walking distance to many attractions. When you first walk in, you are always greeted with a hello from all the employees. This is what sets this hotel apart from many larger chains. The rooms are decorated nicely, very nautical. Large soup and body wash so you don't have to request more daily.… Read more
The hotel is located near Fisherman's Wharf and is walking distance to many attractions. When you first walk in, you are always greeted with a hello from all the employees. This is what sets this hotel apart from many larger chains. The rooms are decorated nicely, very nautical. Large soup and body wash so you don't have to request more daily. Private balcony if you choose a balcony room. Very clean rooms, lobby and outside area. There are 3 or 4 fire pits outside, a playroom with ping pong and a pool table. There is a water filling station in the courtyard so bring your own water bottle to fill. A special shout out to Kathy and Prince. You both made this stay much more personal and made us feel special. Thank you both for all your assistance in surprising our friend for her 40th bday. Hope to see you again Zephyr on our next SF trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely some things to note, but overall worth it

Jul 15, 2021 travelsteve12 New Orleans, Louisiana

Starting with the things to watch out for is the price for parking. It’s $58 a night for self park, and $62 for valet! What they also failed to mention with this price is the 14% tax on top of that they nail you with at check out. If you’re renting a car, that’s a percentage of the price you probably paid per night to have the car in the first… Read more
Starting with the things to watch out for is the price for parking. It’s $58 a night for self park, and $62 for valet! What they also failed to mention with this price is the 14% tax on top of that they nail you with at check out. If you’re renting a car, that’s a percentage of the price you probably paid per night to have the car in the first place. Second was the AC! It’s a floor mounted unit about 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall, located directly next to one of the beds in the double Queen room. It blasts air directly onto the bed with no way to divert the direction or adjust the fan at the control hub at the room entrance. It’s not possible to sleep or even lay down and relax on the bed. The result is that we had to turn it off at night, which resulted in me sweating through the night each night. Not fun, but no choice. Not sure what the other rooms look like, but I would not get a double queen here, or I would stay somewhere else. Now to the good part. The views are spectacular. My room was looking directly at Alcatraz, as do most. I believe the ones on the other side of the hotel overlook Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel staff were great. They also have lots of water stations so you can keep your plastic bottles the entire time, and just re-fill them for free. It’s good water also. The plaza area is very cool to hang out and chill for a while with fire pits, and cool arrangements. The location is right at Pier 39, so the location is great. Overall it’s very worth it, and I would stay here again, but just try to find a way to limit the expenses and chose the room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel to make San Francisco memories!

Jul 15, 2021 annezk Renton WA

We came to San Francisco to celebrate a very special birthday. I did A LOT of research to find the perfect hotel. The Zephyr did not disappoint!! The staff is top notch. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. A special shout out to Crissy who helped me with our reservation. I highly recommend getting a room with a balcony. The view of Alcatraz and… Read more
We came to San Francisco to celebrate a very special birthday. I did A LOT of research to find the perfect hotel. The Zephyr did not disappoint!! The staff is top notch. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. A special shout out to Crissy who helped me with our reservation. I highly recommend getting a room with a balcony. The view of Alcatraz and the fun courtyard is quite special. There are many extras at this property - a game room, fire pit, s'mores kit, hydration station, and interesting decor. I really appreciate the birthday gift that was waiting. The location is perfect for a family visiting San Francisco. Thank you Hotel Zephyr for making this a memorable birthday experience!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun hotel in a great location

Jul 5, 2021 splintermom tulsa

Can’t say enough about what a unique, friendly staffed hotel this is. And it’s very close to Fisherman’s Wharf. We visited with 3 of our adult kids but could also see how it would be great for younger children too. The courtyard and game room have some great ways to chill and spend time together and this evening they had complimentary S’mores… Read more
Can’t say enough about what a unique, friendly staffed hotel this is. And it’s very close to Fisherman’s Wharf. We visited with 3 of our adult kids but could also see how it would be great for younger children too. The courtyard and game room have some great ways to chill and spend time together and this evening they had complimentary S’mores kits for guests. How great is that!?! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love the location - rooms need some renovations

Jul 4, 2021 zezee73

Love the hotel the positive - family friendly - excellent location - love the game room and yard - staff is friendly The negative - room and bathroom were kind of beaten up and old definitely needs to be updated the closet was missing the mirror sliding doors - our room was facing the parking lot very depressing I wish it was explained to… Read more
Love the hotel the positive - family friendly - excellent location - love the game room and yard - staff is friendly The negative - room and bathroom were kind of beaten up and old definitely needs to be updated the closet was missing the mirror sliding doors - our room was facing the parking lot very depressing I wish it was explained to me before finalizing the reservation I could done some adjustments. To be fair I requested a room with no balcony because of my young son but still at least they could have explained it’s facing the parking lot. Read less