The renovations are still technically in progress—elevators and the building's exterior have yet to be finished. But in the meantime, all 355 guest rooms are up and running, with new bedding, new wooden desks with ergonomic desk chairs, bigger showers, 37" flat screen TVs, and new patio furniture on the balconies. All of which constitute the functional updates that make the rooms more live-able.
However, it's the new design that makes the biggest impression. Bright splashes of color—navy blue bed spreads, neon green leather benches—bring the rooms to life, despite their relatively small sizes. And the crown jewel by far is the Golden Gate mural, depicting a slightly blurry nighttime shot of cars passing under one of the bridge's red arches.
A hotel employee explained that in some of the rooms, the bedside lamps are actually positioned so that they blend in with lampposts in the photo.
As for the rest of the spaces, an outdoor pool is heated year-round, and almost all the rooms offer balconies, many with upfront views of the San Francisco Bay. In fact, of all the hotels clustered around the Fisherman's Wharf area, Radisson is the only one that sits right along the water.
Rates begin at around $228/night.