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Fly away on my zephyr...
While seemingly every other city in the United States has been riding the hotel boom of the past few years, San Francisco has been lagging, with only a handful of new hotels to show off. But change is in the air. SF is now Hot AF.
We've just heard about the major rebranding of the Mandarin Oriental into a Loews Hotel. Before that, the founders of Viceroy Hotels announced their new brand, Proper Hotels, will open their first hotel in the mid-Market neighborhood by the end of the year.
There are also lots of re-brandings and transformations of several properties happening throughout the city, including this one.
The Radisson Fisherman's Wharf is undergoing a major "re-imagination" to emerge as the Hotel Zephyr, operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts. Yes, it's totally a millennial hotel but we'd take that over a Radisson any day.
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But there's another SF hotel catering to those who want to snuggle up to the iconic bridge while they sleep: Radisson Fisherman's Wharf just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, and as part of the new look, Golden Gate murals have been installed in every single room, sized perfectly to fit each different wall, and adding a burst of color behind each bed.
We poked around the hotel recently—click through to see the rest of the newly-renovated rooms!
Did you plan a weekend getaway to San Francisco without consulting your calendar, only to realize that you’re going to be in the city by the bay on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year? No need to repent your poor planning now that the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf is offering a High Holy Days promotional package for observant Jews who will be away from home during the holidays.
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
Does Rice-A-Roni still call itself "The San Francisco Treat?" Because it's welcome to keep that slogan forever, since it certainly doesn't have much competition for that title well, not from Hotel Boheme in San Francisco, anyway. More accurately, from the hotel's views: a San Francisco treat this is not.
This shot comes from Flickr user Dominus Vobiscum, who uploaded a whole album of interior and view shots of this San Fran hotel. Something like a 10 or 15-minute walk from Union Square, Fishermans Wharf and Chinatown, the hotel (according to some TripAdvisor reviews we read) has "staff that are fantastically helpful" and one reviewer mentioned complimentary sherry at night (oooh, yes please).
Unfortuntely, this particular room's view totally sucks. Also, the rooms are on the smaller side or so we seem to be reading over an over on most of these TA reviews and the hotel has no AC. So hopefully, if you get stuck in this room, whatever that thing is hopefully isn't too loud if you've gotta leave your windows open. Rooms start at $174, and WiFi is free.
We hate to be a buzzkill here on a Monday morning but we have to remind you that summer doesn't last forever and before you know it Labor Day weekend will be here soon.
If you're thinking about making one last run before the unofficial end of Summer, you should start reserving your rooms now.
Several hotels have summer packages that expire Sept. 1 like this one from the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The Cable Car package offers a guestroom and two all-day tickets on the city's famous Cable Cars.
One of the most enjoyable things about the Bay area is the cable cars ("The San Francisco treat.") And now you can stay in one of The City's hotels, and ride the cable cars all the live long day.
The Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, fresh from dozens of upgrades, is offering a "Cable Car Package," just in time for the summer season. For $250 a night, you'll get accommodations and two free unlimited use all-day Cable Car Passes. Go to town!
The package is available now through Labor Day weekend (September 1, 2008.)
At the hotel, there's an outdoor heated pool, a jacuzzi, a 24-hour fitness center, conference facilities, and staggering views of San Francisco's hills. Plus there's also Knuckles Historic Sports Bar & Grill, voted the city's best sports bar by Men's Health Magazine, replete with giant TVs and a game room.
Forget the hotel's complimentary ride to the Financial Center -- what's nearby to visit on those iconic cable cars? There's Alcatraz, Lombard Street, The Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39... be sure to wear some flowers in your hair! And bring a sweater. San Francisco summer's are not warm!