When you walk into the lobby, it’s pretty apparent San Francisco’s Pier 2620 Hotel likes its nautical neighborhood. But if somehow you didn’t get the hint, the hotel makes it loud and clear when you enter your room. Steps from Fisherman’s Wharf, the hotel takes its inspiration from San Francisco’s industrial and popular waterfront.
Pier 2620 Hotel, formerly the San Francisco Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf, has 233 guest rooms and six luxury suites. All of the furniture and décor has an industrial, maritime flair. My room was on the third floor. With two queen beds and 290 square feet, it was big by city standards, with space to anchor down, especially for a traveling family.
The fun at sea theme is created with details like shipping container wardrobes and colorful, dockside inspired art. Non-aquatic amenities like the 50” flat screen television, coffee and tea maker, mini-refrigerator and desk area with ergonomic chair, blend right in. If you must work, wireless internet is complimentary. Bathrooms feature tub showers with rain showerheads and BeeKind bath products from Gilchrist & Soames in permanent dispensers, eliminating those not so ocean-friendly little plastic toiletry bottles.
Located in prime city turf between Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach, the hotel’s location makes it convenient to an assortment of popular San Francisco locales. It’s a quick walk to the waterfront, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39. With two cable car turnarounds nearby and a number of historic street car stops in the area, getting around the city is easy and makes using public transportation a fun and pleasant part of a San Francisco visit.
Everything from restaurants, to gift shops, coffee houses and grocery stores are within walking distance, but if you don’t want to leave the hotel there are convenient options on-site. Bay Street Bistro serves breakfast (for an additional charge) and the EvenKeel Lounge serves wine, beer and cocktails. Located just off the lobby, Bay Street Market is open 24 hours a day and offers quick and easy snacks and basic toiletries.
The hotel offers a well-equipped 24 hour fitness center if you want to squeeze in a workout or two in between bowls of Fisherman’s Wharf’s clam chowder. The gym overlooks an open air courtyard, that thanks to space heaters, is usable year round.
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf is a non-smoking property. On-site valet and self-parking is available. Rates for guest rooms with two queen beds ranges from $179 To $319. Book online through the hotel website or you can also try a booking site such as Priceline.
Review and photos by Dana Rebmann. Dana was a guest of Pier 2620 Hotel, but as always her thoughts and opinions are her own.