Best Hotels near San Francisco Cruise Port Terminal Pier 27-35

Hotels near Pier 27 and 35 Port of San Francisco Cruise Ship Terminal

San Francisco Golden Gate bridge

San Francisco in California

San Francisco is a popular port of call and embarkation port for many
cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America Line HAL,
Oceania Cruises and Celebrity. Extend your cruise vacation,
spend a few nights in a pre or post cruise hotel, and discover all major
sights and attractions of this lovely city.

Book cheap deals for San Francisco hotels and affordable motels near both
Pier 35 and Pier 27 cruise ship passenger terminals. Stay in
Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Marina District or close to the airport.

San Francisco

Stay near Cruise Terminal of San Francisco CA

Where to Stay ? The new James. R. Herman terminal at Pier 27 is located just a few blocks from Fishermans Wharf and downtown Union Square at SF’s eastern waterfront. Pier 35 passenger terminal is situated within walking distance of famous Pier 39, home to sea lions, waterfront dining, shopping and live music. Nearby attractions include the USS Pampanito Submarine, Aquarium of the Bay, Alcatraz Cruises and the Exploratorium.

Many cruise passengers choose to stay in nearby Fisherman’s Wharf or around Union Square, from where both passenger terminals can easily be reached. Major attractions can easily be reached. Room rates at Fisherman’s Wharf can be generally higher than in other areas of the city.

Fairly inexpensive and affordable hotels can be found in the Marina District around Lombard Street, but this area is a bit further from the most popular tourist areas. When your inbound flight arrives late or when you have an early flight the next morning, it can be very convenient to stay near San Francisco airport or Oakland international airport.

Looking for San Francisco Hotel with Shuttle to Cruise Port? There are no hotels at this time offering this kind of service but to get to the port, taxi is only around $10 to $20 and even cheaper by Uber. The cruise pier is right in the middle of The City, very close to Fisherman’s Wharf. Some hotels are within walking distance of the terminal, no shuttle needed.

One of the nearest hotels is Hotel Zephyr San Francisco (0.4 mi or 8 min. walk from Pier 35).

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Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco
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Located close to San Francisco cruise passenger terminal pier 35 and pier 27.

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Hotel Nikko San Francisco
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Very popular hotel within walking distance of Union Square in downtown San Francisco CA. 25 min from Airport.

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Kensington Park Hotel
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Reasonable priced 3 star hotel near Union Square and a classic Cable Car stop. 1 mile from cruise terminal.

San Francisco CA Cruise Port
  • SF Cruise Ship Terminals near Fishermans Wharf

    San Francisco Cruise Terminals — Ships sailing into and out of the Port of San Francisco pass through the famous Golden Gate. Ocean liners dock at the city’s bustling downtown waterfront on San Francisco Bay within walking distance of Fishermans Wharf.

    Currently Pier 35 was the existing primary terminal but is replaced by the new James R. Herman Terminal at Pier 27 in September 2014. Plenty of accommodations can be found either around both terminals in nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, in downtown or near San Francisco and Oakland airports. Stay in affordable or more luxurious hotels, discounted motels or in self contained apartments.

    Cruise ships leaving the port sail through the magnificent San Francisco Bay, pass the world famous prison island of Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean.

    Currently departing from the port are Princess Cruises, HAL Holland America Line, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Oceania, Crystal, and Celebrity Cruises.

    Pier 27 – James R. Herman Terminal
    New passenger terminal which have increased passenger capacity. The new berth is significantly longer than the current cruise ship terminal at Pier 35.

    It is a state of the art building which can accommodate the largest vessels. While there is no ship docked a the two-story facility, the 100,000-square foot building is also available for conferences, weddings and other special events.


    The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

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    Pier 35 Ship Passenger Terminal
    Address San Francisco Cruise Terminal Pier 35 — the cruise facility is located at Pier 35 (at the end of Bay Street).

    1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

    San Francisco is one of the main cruise ports in California. Others include the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Long Beach Carnival Port and the Port of San Diego. Near all these ports you will plenty of hotels as well.

  • City by the Bay – Pacific Coast

    San Francisco in northern California is one of the most beautiful cities of the United States.

    Spread over steep hills, the “City by the Bay” offers attractive architecture, world class art and culture, and historical landmarks such the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island. There are plenty of hotels in San Francisco to accommodate you no matter what part of the city you’d like to stay in and no matter what your budget.

    Zig-zag through Lombard Street, the flowers on the winding road are beautiful. The heart of the district is Chestnut Street, near Lombard Street. The area is full of unique shops and great value restaurants and cafes.

    Catch a ride over the city hilly streets in one of the Cable Cars. It’s a great way to discover this amazing city. Hop on and off the car as much as you like and ride through many interesting San Francisco districts such as Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Lombard Street, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

    Located right on San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s a popular tourist centre and lively area of the city boasting excellent shopping and a wide variety of fresh seafood restaurants and eateries, and gift shops. It’s a place full of history, and a short walk from the Alcatraz ferries, Girhardelli Square and Pier 39. From Fisherman’s Wharf you can easily get to Chinatown and Union Square by cable car. For families traveling with young kids, the Wharf is often the best choice.

    Union Square in downtown is home to lots of hotels, surrounded by shopping streets, art galleries and the theatre district. Cable cars run from Powell and Market to Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Union Square is the main shopping area of the city.

    See also the famous sea lions that live on Pier 39. For picture perfect moments head up the hill to Ghirardelli Square. You can see Alcatraz in all its glory and almost the entire skyline. Nearby Golden Gate Park is home to the Japanese Tea Garden, a wonderful place to spend a day out with family and friends.

    The most famous landmark of San Francisco CA is the Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937. Rent a bike and cross over to the view site on the Sausalito side. The views are spectacular and it will be an unforgettable experience. Escape to Alcatraz. A short ferry trip leads to the island, which was once home to some of America’s most dangerous criminals. During a tour you are able to walk around and check out the cells and the courtyard.

    To end your day, take a bay cruise for incredible views of and under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge.

  • Nearest airports – SFO Airport and Oakland International

    San Francisco Intercontinental Airport (SFO) — SFO airport is approximately 14 miles outside downtown SF. You can take a taxi or shuttle directly to the port or pre cruise hotel/motel.

    Oakland International Airport — OAK airport is approximately 21 miles from the pier.

    Many properties here provide a free complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and free Wifi. Properties in this area are more budget friendly than downtown accommodations.

  • Car Parking

    Parking — safe and secure overnight car parking garages are available close to the San Francisco cruise terminals at pier 35 and 27.

  • Pre and Post Cruise Overnight Accommodation with free Shuttle

    Pre or Post cruise accommodation with free shuttle service to the pier or airport — several San Francisco hotels will shuttle you to the Port of the morning of your cruise.

    Plenty of hotels near SFO airport offer complimentary 24 hour shutte transportation service to and from the airport terminal building.

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