Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Time-share property with spacious suites
The exterior as well as interior are unmistakably dated at the Suites at Fisherman's Wharf, though, according to guests, the common area as well as the rooms are clean and well-maintained. The property is a time-share and is has an apartment-building configuration: an unassuming lobby with circa-1980s textiles, tiled floors, and a single computer terminal for visitor use. Rooms are set around an interior glassed-in arcade that overlooks the atrium-style lobby. Families and business travelers are frequent guests here because of the relative affordability of the property and its proximity to many tourist attractions.
Walking distance to Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square
The property is located near Fisherman’s Wharf; it is about 10 blocks, or a 15-minute walk, from Pier 39, the main pedestrian drag in terms of shops and restaurants. Lombard Street is a five-minute walk; many other points of attraction are conveniently accessed via public transportation. City buses run along North Pointe, a block away, and offer access to the airport via BART (one hour). Cable cars run up and down Hyde St, a block from the hotel.
Dark, eclectic furnishings from the 80s, with full, well-equipped kitchens
The decor here is nothing to write home about: a dizzying mix of dated carpeting and bedspreads with sombre wood furniture. However, visitors have praised the beds as well as the abundance of cooking paraphanelia in the small-yet-complete kitchens. Guests have also noted the lack of air-conditioning (though there are ceiling fans) as well as the occasional slight lapse in cleanliness. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, dishwashers, and coffeemakers; some have balconies.
A rooftop sun deck with great city views; a computer in lobby for visitor use
The Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf is a no-frills property. The amenities here consist of a roof deck with fantastic views of the city and the bay, including Alcatraz, and a small business center in the lobby comprising a desktop PC and a printer. There is a small adjacent parking lot whose fees are roughly comparable to the rates in the surrounding area.
Geared towards longer stays, the Suites at Fisherman's Wharf are ideal for the self-sufficient traveler. Rooms have full kitchens, and while a bit worn around the edges, receive positive reviews from guests, in particular those traveling as groups. The location is central and convenient, in close proximity to Ghiradelli Square, Nob Hill, and Lombard Street (cable cars and buses are nearby too). There is a big roof deck with sweeping views of the city and Bay, along with Alcatraz, and many dining and shopping options surround the hotel. However the central location can be noisy and the parking lot is on the small side.
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