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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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
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
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Lisa J wrote a review Apr 16
London, Canada11 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights with our 6 year old daughter in April 2024. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and had all the amenities we needed. The wifi was quick and reliable (which was helpful because I did have a bit of work to do), and the pool is a good size. Our daughter braved the pool in April, and she said it was fine (they keep it at 80 degrees). The breakfast buffet was very resort-like (it's a Riu, so that makes sense). There was pretty much everything you'd want - eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice, etc. The food was constantly coming out of the kitchen, so it was also hot and fresh. Parking is expensive ($60/day, but you have in-out privileges, however, you can find other parking around the area for cheaper - around $35/24 hours, but you don't have in-out privileges). It is an underground parking garage, so it was a little more private. This hotel is also within walking distance of so many things - restaurants, Pier 39, and the Alcatraz Landing docks. We have a 6 year old as I mentioned, so I feel like we can confidently say that things really are within walking distance. Overall, a great hotel for a stay in San Francisco. We would return if coming back to the area.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Lisa_GBP, It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We hope we see you soon again! All the best, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Cindy S wrote a review Jul 2023
Ramsey, Minnesota552 contributions46 helpful votes
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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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JB wrote a review Apr 16
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As the final leg of a multi destination vacation we found ourselves in the Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf and we were not disappointed. The hotel had a very professional feel but with a personal feel too, and there are many large hotels which fail to do this. On check in we were given a room which although was adequate the position did not meet our requirements. We were offered an upgraded room with no fuss. The room was spacious, immaculately clean with a bed which was difficult to get out of in the morning....So Comfortable! Location perfect. Breakfast was delicious and served over a period of 3 hours so was constantly being replenished. Staff very friendly and helpful. A great way to end our holiday!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Do the hop on hop off bus on the main strip, a great way to explore San Francisco.
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Dear JPBacon, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a great review! We are glad to hear our service exceeded your expectations and you had an excellent time at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Innyperson wrote a review Apr 7
Stafford, United Kingdom624 contributions166 helpful votes
Great place to stay, cannot fault it. Very close to Fisherman’s Wharf and within easy waking distance of the cable cars, boats to Alcatraz, Pier 33, Pier 39, etc. Excellent breakfast! Something for everyone with a great range of cereals, yoghurts, juices, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, eggs, sausages, bagels, potatoes and a range of lovely breads, plus much more. Friendly staff and very easy for any pick ups by taxi or Uber as there is a central passage for cars to pass through. The place is kept clean constantly. We did not hire a car until we left San Francisco and we didn’t need one when we stayed here.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Innyperson, It makes our efforts worthwhile when we read that our beautiful guests enjoyed a much-deserved holiday. Thank you very much for your fantastic review, our staff feels rewarded. We wish you, all the best. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you soon! Kindest wishes, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Holly V wrote a review Apr 4
London, United Kingdom21 contributions8 helpful votes
Really pleased we chose to stay at the Riu. Breakfast is great, plenty of options. Rooms are a really good size and beds are really comfortable. On arrival we had an issue with our booking, thankfully the manager was quick to resolve it despite Expedia being at fault. We really appreciated this. Location was perfect for everything we wanted to do around the city. Parking is expensive but we knew the cost in advance, along with the additional hotel tax. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Holly V, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and for the wonderful rating! It was a pleasure to serve you. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms! Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Emma K wrote a review Apr 4
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, clean, excellent location, nice breakfast that can be busy at times but queues move fast and staff are very efficient, fresh food put out very regularly. Hotel bar is nice, only downfall is the lady serving is very slow and can be rude, other guy serving very nice and friendly and your not waiting 29 mins in a drink, bar area lovely and comfortable after a long day exploring, would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear emmakP3715WQ, Thank you for your comment, We are really happy to read that you felt at ease with us. We are also very happy to hear that we did a good job from your point of view and we thank you very much for your positive feedback. Please be assured that we will take note of your comments and address them with the relevant departments. We look forward to your visit to any of our facilities in the near future. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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Chris G wrote a review Apr 1
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, rooms are dated but okay for the price. WANING: there's a hidden cost that was not communicated prior to booking or at check-in. I was surprised by a $38.67 per night charge to my credit card AFTER I checked out. When I called the hotel to ask for clarification, the staff was rude and told me the charge is non-negotiable because it's for coffee/fridge in the room and the usage of the hotel common area. I don' t have a problem paying for it provided it was communicated at booking or even at check-in. The dishonest practice is a borderline fraud. If I have known about the hidden cost ahead of time, I'd have considered other hotels in the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Adding an unplanned breakfast is expensive. The IHOP restaurant next to the hotel has better...
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Dear Chris G, We are very grateful to you for staying with us. Nonetheless, we regret to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations as our goal is to make your stay memorable. We regret that this information was not communicated at the time of booking. The information provided does not clarify with whom the reservation was made. Please let us explain that when a booking is made through a third party and not RIU, it is the agency with whom the guests have booked, who is in charge of the reservation, unfortunately, we cannot reply on their behalf. We will address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team for improvement and we hope to host you again in the future for a more positive experience. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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alan_winn2 wrote a review Apr 1
Glasgow, United Kingdom13 contributions24 helpful votes
This hotel is very good, location excellent, staff helpful, room comfortable and breakfast nice. Only concern was on arrival they asked for 300 dollars deposit which we got back at the end of stay, plus 148 dollars for 5 night stay some sort of hotel / tourist tax ...when I enquired I was told its was to help maintain the pool, gym and wi fi ...alot of money when you have already paid fir the hotel ....but overall a great hotel
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Alan Winn, We truly appreciate the time you took to write this review. As we pride ourselves on providing a great experience we are sorry to read that. The managment will be notified. Thank you very much for being our guest and for your fantastic evaluation. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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SheriNielsen wrote a review Mar 2024
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Perfect stay for our family Great breakfast everything you would ever want. The location was perfect the service was spectacular We were granted early check in no problem One criticism I have is they claim to have a heated pool and it is freezing
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Sheri Nielsen, Thank you very much for your kind remarks and wonderful evaluation. It is very rewarding to learn that you enjoyed your stay. Nevertheless, we take npte of your remark and we will continue to improve our hotel and services, in order to provide our guests with the best experience. Thank you for choosing us. We hope you visit us again soon. Kindest Greetings, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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255deb1234 wrote a review Mar 2024
Terrace, Canada1 contribution
I was travelling with my family and encountered extra charges. The parking is $50 per night, which is expensive. The resort fee was extra, but expected. The breakfast was amazing with lots of choices. We also got upgraded to a room with a balcony.
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Dear 255deb1234, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review! We are glad to hear our service exceeded your expectations and that overall you had an excellent time at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf Online Reputation Manager
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₱10,241 - ₱17,336 (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
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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 Fort Point National Historic Site (5.6 km).
Is Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.