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 $50 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (7)
  • Very good (1)
  • Average (4)
  • Poor (3)
  • Terrible (2)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Total Rip Off

Dec 7, 2019 805Ryan California

This hotel is a total rip off. Do not stay here! Charged an extra $180 at check in for “resort fees” and parking, which they fail to make clear at booking. Very disappointed. There is no valet parking or cheaper option. I would not stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel and very comfortable

Dec 7, 2019 HaythamElhawary

I traveled to San Francisco from the UK on a business trip and found the hotel to be very comfortable, nice room and a good breakfast. It's also in a great location in the city, near Fisherman's Wharf and some other bars and restaurants. This is definitely one of the nicer places I've stayed in SF. The staff were pretty nice too, I hope to come… Read more
I traveled to San Francisco from the UK on a business trip and found the hotel to be very comfortable, nice room and a good breakfast. It's also in a great location in the city, near Fisherman's Wharf and some other bars and restaurants. This is definitely one of the nicer places I've stayed in SF. The staff were pretty nice too, I hope to come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating RIU Plaza Fisherman’s Warf San Francisco!!

Dec 7, 2019 NZaway265 New Plymouth, New Zealand

Our stay at the RIU hotel at Fishermans Warf in San Francisco was a mixed experience. Whilst the room was spacious and the restaurant staff lovely, one particular person at the reservation counter was extremely rude and unable to explain the complicated invoice we asked for after they phoned to say our credit card had been declined, ( there was no… Read more
Our stay at the RIU hotel at Fishermans Warf in San Francisco was a mixed experience. Whilst the room was spacious and the restaurant staff lovely, one particular person at the reservation counter was extremely rude and unable to explain the complicated invoice we asked for after they phoned to say our credit card had been declined, ( there was no problem with the card it was the hotel trying to add to the hold amount they took at check in ) If you eat/ drink in the restaurant pay at the restaurant ( do not charge back to the room) as they will take any charges directly off the money they hold from your credit card at check in, this becomes an issue if the hold amount is not enough to cover, In my experience this is normally settled at check out but not at RIU. There was also an unexpected $80 facility on top of the identified resort fee ($93 for 4 days ) plus a service charge of $57.20 hmm will never stay at any RIU hotel again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good but not that great

Dec 3, 2019 563karinar

It's a good hotel, rooms are big , the hotel is beautiful, location is the best, near pier 39. But parking fee is really high, $62 per night and you also have a "resort fee" for $20 per night. Avoid staying on 1st floor.. there's no elevator for it and even if you have heavy bags you need to climb a stair.. I dont recomend forst floor! San… Read more
It's a good hotel, rooms are big , the hotel is beautiful, location is the best, near pier 39. But parking fee is really high, $62 per night and you also have a "resort fee" for $20 per night. Avoid staying on 1st floor.. there's no elevator for it and even if you have heavy bags you need to climb a stair.. I dont recomend forst floor! San francisco is an expensive city but for this hotel I expected more! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was a Sheraton when we stayed

Nov 28, 2019 JohnPaul78 Swindon, United Kingdom

This hotel was called Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf during our stay from 27th October til the 3rd November. We were initially given a room on the 1st floor with a good view, this was what the receptionist advised us, but upon entering the room we both felt that a view over a smoking area and rear garden was not what we imagined or expected a good… Read more
This hotel was called Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf during our stay from 27th October til the 3rd November. We were initially given a room on the 1st floor with a good view, this was what the receptionist advised us, but upon entering the room we both felt that a view over a smoking area and rear garden was not what we imagined or expected a good view was. We returned to reception and said that this was not acceptable and requested to be moved, this was swiftly done and we were moved to the fourth floor room overlooking the bus depot, pier 27 and Coit Tower. This room had several cleaning issues but this was recified when we informed the hotel manager who dealt with it appropriately. The price of the breakfast was totally a rip off so we didn't use the vouchers that we were given upon check in, there is a McDonald's and IHOP close nearby. The biggest plus of this hotel is its location a block away from the historic Pier 39, but it does not have many others to be honest, we have stayed in many hotels in America and we were very much underwhelmed during our stay. If we return to San Francisco we will stay elsewhere. Read less