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 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. For families traveling with young kids, the Wharf is often the best choice. Room rates at Fisherman’s Wharf can be generally higher than in other areas of the city.
Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular tourist centre and lively area of the city with many seafood 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.
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.
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. The heart of the district is Chestnut Street, near Lombard Street. The area is full of unique shops and great value restaurants and cafes.
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. 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.