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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf

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The Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf hotel is located in one of the most iconic areas of San Francisco. Very close to Pier 39, it offers the best services so that you can enjoy an unforgettable and unique stay. Its complete facilities include free WiFi, an outdoor pool with sun loungers where you can enjoy the Californian warm climate, a gym for sports-lovers to practice their favorite activities, and various conference rooms in case your are in town for business. Our hotel has more than 500 rooms, all perfectly equipped to offer the maximum comfort. with satellite TV, mini-fridge, coffee machine and AC. You will also be delighted by our appreciated buffet breakfasts, where you can choose among a wide selection of finely prepared dishes. Or just pick a snack at the Grab & Go bar and prepare for an exciting day in the Bay area. To make your stay in San Francisco truly unforgettable, we suggest you visit the city’s most iconic spots. You can't miss the Golden Gate Bridge, the famous ‘Painted Ladies’ Victorian houses, riding the legendary hills with the Cable Car or visiting the infamous Alcatraz Prison. Book your stay with Riu Hotels & Resorts and discover one of the most attractive and picturesque cities in the United States.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1450
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,094 reviews
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Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf garners appreciation for its prime location near Pier 39 and its modern, clean atmosphere. Guests commend the service, citing the friendly staff and efficient breakfast management, though some have faced check-in delays. The rooms, while clean and comfortable, have drawn criticism over noise, privacy issues, and outdated decor. While the complimentary breakfast and cleanliness receive high marks, the value is questioned due to steep parking fees and extra charges. Noise levels are a recurring concern for many visitors.
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Dave W wrote a review Feb 2024
Oak Park, Illinois2 contributions
Excellent location near Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel lobby and room were spotless and inviting. The buffet breakfast was huge with a wide and varied menu. The only slight negative was the very small, no frills bathroom.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Cindy S wrote a review Jul 2023
Ramsey, Minnesota551 contributions
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This hotel is amazing! All staff members we were in contact with were professional, friendly and very helpful. The location is so close to Fisherman's Wharf so many things were within walking distance. The room was very clean with comfortable beds. There is a separate room for the toilet and shower that is small but caused us no issues. The relaxing electric fire pits were nice. One area is for smokers and 3 more for non-smokers with comfortable outdoor furniture surrounding them all. They have a heated pool which many were enjoying but with the temperatures and wind in SF the air was too chilly for us. The best reason to stay at SF Hotel Riu is the breakfast buffet!! They have lots of areas for seating and plenty of staff to clean tables and direct guests to open tables. The wait time was different daily but usually about 5-15 minutes. I loved when a handicapped person was headed for the line, they let him and his group jump to the front of the line. The self-serve food and drinks offered are plentiful! Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, bagels, pastries, fruit, potatoes, lunch meats, salad, mushrooms, pancakes and maybe more! The staff is continually refilling all food items so they were never out of anything. Coffee, tea, various juices and milk provided many options for drinks. The hotel has a lot of guests so we moved around slowly avoiding collisions as it can be quite crowed around the food and drinks. You won't be dissappointed with this breakfast buffet, it is delicious! Needless to say, I highly recommend staying at Hotel Riu Plaza!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Aug 3, 2023
Dear Cindy S, Thank you so much for your kind words and your top rating on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you visited once again, and were able to assist you and make your stay memorable. It is our hope that we can have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. With appreciation, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Elaine R wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great stay at Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf. Special kudos to Oscar who works in the bar for excellent service over the weekend - very friendly and efficient. Breakfasy buffet had great variety and was constantly replenished. Would recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: February 2024
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jackieW9243EY wrote a review Feb 2024
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excEllent stay Lovely fresh Breakfast Highly recommend this hotel staff very helpful, happy and friendly at there work Spacious rooms comfortable beds, and room cleaned every day ideal location for touring San Francisco
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Dear jackieW9243EY, We are glad to know that we have been part of your pleasant experience in our facilities. We appreciate your kindness in giving us such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Sandra J wrote a review Feb 2024
San Jacinto, United States3 contributions
The hotel is at a great location for what we wanted to do in SF. Breakfast was great! Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. I would definitely go back and stay at Hotel Riu again.
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Dear Laura, We are so grateful for your fabulous feedback. We are delighted, it makes all our efforts worthwhile. Have a great day, Laura! It will be lovely to welcome you again soon. Warmest Greetings! Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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John R wrote a review Feb 2024
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Enjoyed the stay. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. House keeping noticed a light bulb out and it was fixed immediately. Fire pit conversation areas outside, easy and convenient to to almost everything. The staff does a great job with the breakfast buffett, as this was included in our stay. Bacon, eggs, pastries, potatos, juice coffee. You could not ask for more. Our room was not big, however it was clean and comfortable. My only real con was the bathroom, very small. Short walk to the Wharf and lots of resturants with in walking distance.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear John R, We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our hotel so much, and we are also happy to know that we lived up to your expectations in the aspects that you value us. We hope that soon you will choose us again to spend a few days with us and, thus, live a new unforgettable experience. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Heidi M wrote a review Feb 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom25 contributions
First time in San Francisco and the hotel is great location. Right on fishermen’s wharf, close to the tour bus stop. Great breakfast, rooms very clean and good size. Outside heated pool which is a great bonus. Grab and go food shop and a fab bar, Kevin made us some amazing cocktails. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear HeidiM447, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback following your recent stay at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at our hotel! It would be a privilege to host you again soon. Have a lovely day. Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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AB321101 wrote a review Feb 2024
Aberdeen, United Kingdom38 contributions
Good stay at this hotel. Breakfast was always a good start to the day with plenty choice. Very comfortable bedroom. Special mention for Edita on reception - very helpful in arranging room upon flight delay. Excellent customer service.👏👏
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear AB321101, Thank you very much for choosing us. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your ratings. It has been a pleasure hosting you and we cannot wait to do it again. Wishing you a very happy day. Kindest Regards! Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Kay B wrote a review Feb 2024
Watford, United Kingdom2 contributions
A great stay in a lovely hotel with great facilities warm pool and gym plus snack bar and bar with varied seating Breakfast was really good loads of choice and good opening times fresh and lovely staff so helpful
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Kay B., We are very grateful for your kind remarks about our hotel. It is always wonderful to read that our guests left it having positive thoughts about their stay. Looking forward to your next visit, Kay! Kindest Regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Brookiiy wrote a review Feb 2024
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Always love staying at this hotel. Very clean, and worth the price. The breakfast has a huge variety of food, and it feels like eating in a restaurant. The lobby is a nice common area with a bar and fire pits outside. Great location, only s few blocks away from pier 39. Love staying at this hotel when I come to SF. Love booking through Expedia, have gotten a room upgrade almost everytime, the 17$ off parking is nice as well!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Brookiiy, Thank you for your review. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your experience during your stay at our Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf! We would be delighted to welcome you back in a near occasion. Have a lovely day, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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C$229 - C$409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sheraton san francisco, san francisco sheraton, sheraton fishermans wharf
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoFisherman’s Wharf
NUMBER OF ROOMS
531
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Nearby attractions include Pier 39 (0.3 km), Fisherman's Wharf (0.2 km), and Musee Mecanique (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Baked Bear, Eight Am, and Surisan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (5.9 km), Alcatraz Island (2.4 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.2 km).
Is Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.