Best Western Plus The Tuscan -- A Kimpton Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

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Pros

  • Contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs; some have partial water views
  • Cozy, stylish lobby with fireplace
  • Free evening wine receptions
  • Great Fisherman's Wharf location
  • Cafe Pescatore serves Italian comfort food and seafood
  • Room service from North Beach Pizza Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly rooms available
  • Handicap-accessible rooms offered

Cons

  • No on-site fitness center (daily fee to use adjacent fitness center)
  • No pool, unlike the nearby Sheraton
  • No loyalty points or rewards for Kimpton members

Bottom Line

The confusing co-branding of this hotel really says it all: Best Western Plus The Tuscan -- a Kimpton Hotel is the lovechild of two very different chains. Contemporary rooms have some bold, quirky accents a la Kimpton, a luxury boutique hotel company, but the overall feel is mid-range. The hotel has the requisite Kimpton theme (the decor is inspired by Tuscany), and offers the nightly wine hours that are a hallmark of the brand, but it lacks the usual Kimpton features -- there is no fitness center and spa services are not offered. It's a solid mid-range option for the Fisherman's Wharf area, but those who come expecting a hotel up to Kimpton standards are bound to be disappointed. The nearby Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf may offer you more for your money.

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 Location

In Fisherman's Wharf, within walking distance of North Beach

The hotel is within easy walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's top tourist attraction, as well as the piers where ferries leave for Alcatraz, Sausalito, and Tiburon. It's also less than two blocks away from the terminus of the Powell-Mason cable car line, which connects to farther parts of the city such as Union Square and Nob Hill.

  • 3-minute walk to terminus of Powell-Mason cable car line
  • 6-minute walk to Pier 41, where ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon, and Angel Island depart
  • 7-minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39)
  • 10-minute walk to Pier 33, where ferries depart for Alcatraz Island
  • 10-minute walk to North Beach (San Francisco's Little Italy)
  • 20-minute drive to Golden Gate Park
  • 25-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport

 Bottom Line

The confusing co-branding of this hotel really says it all: Best Western Plus The Tuscan -- a Kimpton Hotel is the lovechild of two very different chains. Contemporary rooms have some bold, quirky accents a la Kimpton, a luxury boutique hotel company, but the overall feel is mid-range. The hotel has the requisite Kimpton theme (the decor is inspired by Tuscany), and offers the nightly wine hours that are a hallmark of the brand, but it lacks the usual Kimpton features -- there is no fitness center and spa services are not offered. It's a solid mid-range option for the Fisherman's Wharf area, but those who come expecting a hotel up to Kimpton standards are bound to be disappointed. The nearby Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf may offer you more for your money.

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Address

  • 425 North Point Street, San Francisco, California, 94133 United States

Room Types

  • King Bed Accessible Room
  • King Premier Room
  • King Suite
  • Queen Bed Accessible Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard King Room
  • Standard Queen Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 221
Pool: N/A
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Address: 425 North Point Street, San Francisco, California, 94133 United States
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