The usual simply does not do when one is in San Francisco! During your trip to this sprawling city, check into a unique hotel where you can stay in style. That’s what I did on my visit when I stayed in the fabulous Pier 2620 Hotel.
The hotel is right by both Holiday Inn and Marriot. The location could not be more perfect! All the transportation you need is right there. There are so many restaurants around it, and everything is within walking distance. The F Street car that goes from Fisherman’s Wharf to Market Street is 2 blocks down the road, and it only takes five minutes to walk there. The wharf itself is literally down the road. The cable car station is two blocks away, as well. If you want to do Powell and Hyde or Powell and Mason, they are both just right there. North Beach is about seven blocks away, and it’s an easy walk straight down Columbus Street. China Town is nearby, too. The whole pier, the wharf, and all the attractions – the bay cruise, Ripleys, Madamme Tussards, the Dungeon, Musee de Mecanique, and more—are also close by. I felt like I was at the heart of tourism for San Francisco!
In our room, we had two queen beds, which felt like more than enough for my grandmother and me. We had a bay window, a TV, a closet, and a safe. The bathroom felt so nautical, just like the rest of the room. The suite rooms even have a selfie bathroom tub! All the rooms have a spacious mini living room attached.
We had access to the club lounge and were able to eat breakfast there between 6:30 and 10:00 am. There were also hors d’oeuvres served every night from five to nine. We enjoyed our cheese and bread as well as the coffee and other beverages. They also offered veggies and ranch dressing. All that food was a good enough dinner for me!
There is also a restaurant on the first floor for those who don’t pay extra to access the clubhouse. Basically, you get the same food, but you have to pay. It’s $16 USD for the continental breakfast, unless you want to pay $21 for three more dishes like potatoes, bacon, and eggs plus drinks.
The hotel has a 24-hour gym on the first floor. It has a treadmill and few machines.
There is a bar called Evan and Keal on the first floor, as well.
The courtyard is a great place to hang out or host an event. I loved the color and feel!
The service was impeccable from the moment we checked in. There are three counters, and I never felt like I was made to wait. Each morning, I just asked how to go somewhere and they staff directed me immediately. The service desk also gives you a map, which is helpful.
There is an area in the lobby where the hotel helps you book all your tours. The staff are trained to assist you and help you get around. Whenever I left or returned, the staff would greet me. I loved it; it felt both personal and professional.
Housekeeping also had great service. I came back each day and everything was neatly made up.
The security is good, too. You have to have your key card to use the elevator, so you can be sure there will be no random people wandering around the halls!
Who it is for/ Why Stay There:
This hotel is perfect for people who want to stay in comfort while enjoying access to all the adventures San Francisco has in store. I loved the location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Prices start around $200 per night for a room with two queen beds. If you want to really splurge, the extremely fancy Admiral King Suite costs $800.
Address: 2620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 800.228.8408