Riu Plaza Fishermans Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

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. Recently modernised, 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

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

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 in 5 buildings (all attached) with 5 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films and Nintendo® games, 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.

Northpoint Restaurant & Bar (buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner). Snack bar - light food & drinks. Outdoor heated swimming pool. Fitness Centre. Room service*. Laundry service*. WiFi (included in resort fee). Concierge service. Self-parking $62 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $20 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi - Fitness centre access - Water – Computer use –Newspaper reading app – 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (26)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nicely located

Mar 26, 2020 Ron B Windsor, Canada

Me and my family stayed here in march. The location was perfect. It is within walking distance to walk to the piers as well as multiple restaurants. The rooms were clean, and the beds were comfortable. Parking is underground on premises, but you must pay 40 something dollars a day. We walked around to other hotels in the area, and this one seemed… Read more
Me and my family stayed here in march. The location was perfect. It is within walking distance to walk to the piers as well as multiple restaurants. The rooms were clean, and the beds were comfortable. Parking is underground on premises, but you must pay 40 something dollars a day. We walked around to other hotels in the area, and this one seemed the nicest. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 aiorgoveanu Fresno, California

First time staying at a RUI property and everything was excellent. The room was very clean and comfortable. Employees were helpful and friendly. Great location we could walk everywhere. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay close to attractions. The parking was reasonable and easy to access.
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Mar 18, 2020 PhuMy G Aurora, Canada

Went just before pandemic broke down and the city shut down! The hotel was nothing special but the location was excellent! Don't know why hotels are charging resort fees when they offer nothing more, claiming it is the free wifi, use of amenities, etc. I would think that was included in the room fee. The only reason why I give this a 4* is… Read more
Went just before pandemic broke down and the city shut down! The hotel was nothing special but the location was excellent! Don't know why hotels are charging resort fees when they offer nothing more, claiming it is the free wifi, use of amenities, etc. I would think that was included in the room fee. The only reason why I give this a 4* is purely because of the location. With a parking fee of $60 (they told as at check in they did reduce it to about $42 or so) a day we decided not to rent a car. We took uber from airport which cost about $36. Fisherman's wharf is just minutes away and not sure if it was not too busy because we were on the cusp of the Covid19. So we were able to walk to restaurants and pick up ferry to Alcatraz tour and city tour. We probably could have easily taken public transit too if we wanted. The Dollar car rental right next door at Sheraton was extremely a good find. We rented a car for the day whenever we needed for about $25. We returned the car after hours so did not have to pay for parking. Safeway is also next door for grocery shopping. There is also a Ross which I was going to go find some warmer clothes as we didn't seem to bring enough but ended up not going. So on location alone it gets my 4* rating. Room was clean, staff were pleasant. Don't forget to stop in at the conierge desk because she has a drawer full of discount coupons for nearby restaurants as well as $10 arcade play passes for kids. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 MaureenO205 Yonkers, New York

What a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, comfy rooms. Terrific location near Fisherman's Wharf, the Hop on/Hop off bus, restaurants, shops within walking distance, even a supermarket is close by. Staff is professional, polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Has a fun lobby with a bar and seats to relax. Outside are seats with fire pits to keep you… Read more
What a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, comfy rooms. Terrific location near Fisherman's Wharf, the Hop on/Hop off bus, restaurants, shops within walking distance, even a supermarket is close by. Staff is professional, polite, knowledgeable and helpful. Has a fun lobby with a bar and seats to relax. Outside are seats with fire pits to keep you warm.. Oh and there's a pool as well.. Highly recommended. Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 Richy22 United Kingdom

To be honest I was expecting a mediocre hotel at a reasonable price prior to our cruise. What we got was a fabulous room 2411 complete with massive balcony and the comfiest bed I have EVER slept in and we have stayed at the ritz, madarin orjental and savoy. Such a joy getting back to our room after after busy days. This hotel is perfectly… Read more
To be honest I was expecting a mediocre hotel at a reasonable price prior to our cruise. What we got was a fabulous room 2411 complete with massive balcony and the comfiest bed I have EVER slept in and we have stayed at the ritz, madarin orjental and savoy. Such a joy getting back to our room after after busy days. This hotel is perfectly situated for everything. Our concierge Enrique was so helpful and professional. Booked several tours with him. All the beautiful ladies at reception were so lovely and helpful and mark at the bar cheered us up when our cruise was cancelled. Everything you could want. Perfect hotel Read less