Radisson Hotel Fishermans Wharf

, San Francisco, United States
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Radisson Hotel Fishermans Wharf

, San Francisco
3 star

Rooms: 355

250 Beach Street - San Francisco - California - 94133 - United States Hotel Website | 415 392 6700
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Reviews - Radisson Hotel Fishermans Wharf

Staff, quality, price
Submitted by: Mary Dindinger in 04/07/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
The staff was not friendly, and on a comparison basis, I thought the hotel was a bit over-priced for the quality of room and amenities.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Radisson Hotel Fishermans Wharf

Decent Hotel, Great Location

from cyclonecj
As others have described, the hotel itself is nothing special with pretty much run of the mill rooms and amenities. The location is this hotel's major asset. It is right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf and a great "home base" for visiting San Fran.

This was our first trip to San Fran and we wanted to do all of the "touristy" things so this hotel was great for us. You're close to all of the Wharf's attractions (sea lions, boat tours, etc), plus you can easily jump a trolley or cable car within a couple blocks and get anywhere in the city.

Definitely try to get a "bay view" if you can, otherwise you might just as well stay at one of the other off-the-water places depending on prices, as this hotel is nothing special without the view. The hotel is shaped like a big fork with three "tines" pointing toward the water, if you can get one of the end rooms (like we did) you will love the view. Our room was just off the water with a great view of the bay. We could even see the sea lions at Pier 39 from our window (room 4112).

In summary, we had a great experience but I believe that we also kind of lucked out and got one of the best rooms available (top floor, right off the water). If you can get a good price and a bay view it's a good deal, otherwise you may want to look elsewhere.

Also, I work for a large company and was able to get a great corporate rate with parking and breakfast included. We paid $107 per night. If you work for a large corporation you might check to see if you can get a better than advertised rate.

Not up to Radisson standards - like a Motel 6

from A TripAdvisor Member
My flight arrived at noon but even though rooms were available I couldn't check in till 3pm because of hotel "policy." The staff were not up to par with the exception of the maids who did a good job of cleaning up. The heat lamp and vent in my bathroom did not work and I put in a work order which was totally ignored. For a day the elevator appeared to be out of order. There is no restaurant or bar in this facility. I have stayed at numerous Radisson Hotels and have been happy but this hotel does not deserve the Radisson name.

Sorry Radisson but you need to junk this place or change its' name so you are not associated with it.

Good clean, comfortable hotel would recommend.

from DavidM132
Stayed here April '04. Hotel was very good with clean rooms and very friendly and helpfull staff. Great location for Fisherman's Warf. Views of Alcatraz and SF Bay from some rooms. Johnny ROckets (on site) god for burgers etc set in '50's style diner. Fisherman's Warf, touristy and everywhere closes around 10pm, if looking to eat or drink late was told to travel to North Beach area (only a few blocks away). Would recommend stay ing here as most of the city tours start and end on the warf.

t make out mistake!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This Radisson was a major disappointment. Upon checking in the room was not even ready for our arrival. The hotel has NO restaurant, bar or lounge area. Even though we were staying at this hotel we were charged $23 per day to park our car. A charge that was not disclosed until checking in. The front desk staff were less than helpful and customer service was lacking. Housecleaning staff were very thorough. For the price we were paying, it was disappointing to not have a refrigerator in our room. Other than the location the hotel was subpar for a Radisson. We recommend staying at the Sheraton across the street. Just as close to the Wharf but much better.

Inexpensive Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our stay at The Raddison at Fisherman's Wharf from April 2nd through April 7th was very pleasant. This was our first trip to San Francisco and the Radisson was a perfect hotel for us.The Positive The Radisson's Location is 2 blocks from Pier 39. Muni transportation whether Trolley cars or The famous Cable Car lines are just steps away. Dining options all around you from Fine Italian or Seafood dining to Ihop and Dennys 2 block either direction.Room: clean and comfortable Service: Done with a smile no complaints from Front desk to concierge to Bellman and maid service were above average. Family friendly. Kids looked like they were enjoying their stay.Amenities: Small Pool, small fitness room though fitness room open 24hrs was nice in this small hotel.Drawbacks: None major,though we would of liked a bar lounge on site for a evening wind down. No restaurant on site but little coffee and doughnut wagon in lobby.I would easily go back to the Radisson. Price was a factor and this was a bargain. There are many many hotels within in a four block radius from Hyatt, to Sheraton, to Marriott,to Holiday Inn and even a Travelodge. I enjoyed the Radisson . See Sanfrancisco stay near Fisherman's Wharf you will enjoy. Most times you get what you pay for but we got a little more thanks Radisson!

t be afraid to stay here

from patti917
Stayed at this hotel for one night in early April. Room was very clean, though not large, but was great for what we needed, which was somewhere to sleep before heading to Napa Valley. Loved the location! You could not get any closer to Fishermans Wharf. Within one block of Alcatraz Ferry, Sea Lions, Museums, and tons of shopping. When all you need is a clean room, this is the place. Staff was very nice and tried to be helpful, although they simply didn't seem to be able to answer many questions. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is not going to be spending tons of time in their room. And when in San Francisco, why would you?

Great location, small rooms, minimal food on site

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Radisson Fish from 2/18-24/2004. Our reservation guaranteed an ocean (bay) view room, but when we checked in we were told that there were none available, and furthermore the reservation was a request only, not a guarantee. We pushed a little and spoke with the manager and she agreed and gave us a bay view room the next day.
All turned out OK, but one should not have to be pushy to get what was paid for. The location in the wharf was great, close to everything. The IHOP next door had great breakfasts and great service. Watch out for the slippery bathtubs. They should include a mat or non-slip surface.
The Sheraton across the street has a classier lobby with a shop and a restaurant. If returning we might try the Sheraton if the price is as good as the Radisson.

a great hotel in a central location

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was in a great location if you want to visit the fisherman's wharf and pier 39 locations. There are plenty of restaurants to eat at nearby, but none in the hotel. To see the rest of the city the cable cars are about a ten minute walk from the hotel. We had no problems when we stayed here for 2 nights. They had plenty of parking so bringing a car was not an issue.

s Wharf

from psmconnor
Visited San Francisco for the Diamond Walnut Bowl on New Year's Eve and stayed at the Radisson on Fisherman's Wharf. All of the staff that I encountered were very nice, helpful and polite. We had a broken water glass that needed to be replaced and after calling the front desk, housekeeping arrived just moments later. This hotel is located in a very busy area and I expected it to be very noisy on New Year's Eve however I was pleasantly surprised at just how quiet the hotel was since our room was on the Fisherman's Wharf side of the building. We had no problem with the room, it was very clean and well maintained. Parking in the hotel lot is $23 a day. We had a very good experience and will stay there again.

Convenient Location

from mastertonlaw
We chose this hotel because of its very convenient location, virtually across the street from Piers 39 & 41 of Fisherman's Wharf. This is Tourist Central in S.F., whether you want to shop, see Alcatraz, cruise the bay, admire the sea lions,or take a bus tour--it's all there outside your door. You don't spend much time in the hotel. The lobby is small, with fee-based internet available, and a coffee cart (this Starbuck's lover found the coffee surprisingly good) and somewhat helpful concierge. Front desk staff seemed disinterested/on verge of being annoyed every time I dealt with them--maybe they are overworked.
the 2 Elevators are independently programmed, therefore they are slow and inefficient. There is a small but servicable fitness center, and accessible through the pool courtyard is a diner style restaurant (which was blasting music way too loud for breakfast!). The pool courtyard is lovely, with a garden area; however, even though we were in S.F. during supposedly their warmest season (October), it was far too cold for outdoor swimming or, for that matter, sitting in the shady courtyard) We paid about $111 per night, plus $23 per day parking, for a room that was clean, spacious, and afforded us a nice view of Nob Hill and the south of the city. In short, the Radisson was all that we were looking for, and no more.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

Shuttle service from the airport There is a shuttle service from SF airport to your hotel for $15, booked at a tours office in Taylor St. That is all I can tell you now, as i only saw it tonight on the ride back from Union shops on the trolley car. The price is great compared to the $42 I paid for my taxi (plus tip).

TRY THE CLAM CHOWDER - OUTDOORS! Don't buy Clam Chowder in the restaurants, buy it from one of the stalls along the wharf. Will cost you next to nothing and tastes better! Also, you must try Hooters - just for the experience!

Sutro's at the Cliff house Great place to dine. Make a reservation for dinner and try to get there on a clear day around sunset. Eat in a great atmosphere overlooking the Pacific waves crashing against the rocks! Food is excellent! Price nicely too!


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  • Address: 250 Beach Street - San Francisco - California - 94133 - United States
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