Located about a 7-minute walk from Fisherman's Wharf and a 3-minute drive from Highway 101, the Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is suitable for business for vacation travellers who require a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access near the waterfront.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a sitting area and pulldown bed or sofabed and a dining area are also offered, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is available for $12.95 per day.
Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, 7,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a business centre, free guest laundry and on-site dining at Red Fin Restaurant (serving breakfast daily) and Red Fin Lounge, which serves lunch daily. Valet-only parking is available for $50 per day and pets are permitted for $100 per pet, per stay.
San Francisco's city centre and the Golden Gate Bridge are about a 10-minute drive away, while Anchorage Shopping Center can be found 4 minutes away on foot. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $12.95/day, valet-only parking $50/day, pets $100/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to attractions, shopping, restaurants, Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. One patron remarked, "The Fisherman's Wharf area is [a] perfect jumping off place to see San Francisco. Mass transit, bikes, and tours, will get you to anywhere in the city as well as the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. Decent restaurants on the Wharf and Hollywood Cafe is a must for breakfast".
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, professional, attentive and knowledgeable about the area. One guest noted, "Everyone was most helpful, star[t]ing with valets who helped us while checking in, to ... the check in staff who gave great suggestions...".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped, well maintained and nicely decorated.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the extra costs incurred and noise transfer.
Some reviewers complained about the extra costs they incurred during their stay. They felt the parking and Wi-Fi fees were very expensive, as well as the room rates and cost for breakfast.
Noise transfer was mentioned by a few lodgers. They complained of street noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 789 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #36 of 104 San Francisco hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 613 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 85 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 25, 2013 to verify some information.