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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.
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.