San Francisco stands out as one of the ultimate bucket list essentials, and while it is a relatively small city, its appeal stretches far and wide, drawing in travelers and Californian dreamers from all over the world.
You’ll love all that the City by the Bay has to offer, including trend-setting cuisine with mouth-watering seafood restaurants serving local fare along Fisherman’s Wharf. Dine along the waterfront with spectacular views, including that of Alcatraz Island, one of the city’s many unmissable attractions offering tours of the penitentiary and spine-tingling stories of some of America’s most notorious criminals.
The Golden Gate Bridge, one of the ‘Wonders of the Modern World’ and arguably San Francisco’s most famous landmark, is an iconic metal engineering marvel, offering a unique experience for every traveler and is an absolute must-see attraction in San Francisco. Built in 1937, The Bridge spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, a narrow strait where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. The Bridge has a Welcome Centre offering memorabilia and exhibitions where you can learn about the science, engineering and history behind the construction of the Bridge. You can also find free walking tours or hire a bicycle to ride the length of this iconic structure.
Get ready to leave your heart in San Francisco as we explore below some of the best hotels with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
1. The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero features incredible views of the glittering city and the Golden Gate Bridge, from its spacious, modern guest rooms with décor that encompasses the spirit of the city and its unforgettable charm.
Rooms and suites offer stylish, urban touches with crisp white linens, free WiFi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The Golden Gate-View Corner Suite will take your breath away with its unparalleled views of the bay and The Golden Gate Bridge. Guests can enjoy gourmet on-site dining as well as in-room dining options.
Bustling Union Square, San Francisco’s central shopping and theatre district are all just a short walk from the property. The Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf, home to Pier 39 and its boisterous sea lions, are also just steps away.
2. The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square
Rising high above Ghirardelli Square with views of San Francisco Bay, The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square offers spacious, luxurious apartments with fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces and entertainment systems, as well as private washer and dryer facilities. All bedrooms feature an enclosed glass shower in the ensuite bathroom. Brick walls in all apartments offer a unique and preserved aspect of the original Ghirardelli Square façade.
Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood restaurant offering seasonal seafood including signature oysters, wild salmon or Hawaiian Seafood procured from the Honolulu Fish Auction. Guests can also relax in the comfort of their room with room service from The Pub BBQ daily.
This hotel is just 2 minutes from Fisherman’s Wharf and San Francisco Maritime National Museum. Hire a bicycle and ride just 15 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge.
3. Argonaut – A Noble House Hotel
This luxury hotel is ideally located in Fisherman’s Wharf and offers breathtaking views across the San Francisco Bay and of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Feel the spirit of the sea in the beautifully decorated rooms which are nautically themed with blue and white furniture.
Guests can enjoy mouth-watering homemade chowder and fresh seafood at The Blue Mermaid located on site at the hotel which offers a historic and casual dining experience. There is also a bar available, offering Instagram-worthy ocean-themed cocktails and Californian wines for an enjoyable and relaxing night.
The Argonaut is ideally located just 8 minutes away from the USS Pampanito Submarine, a floating submarine museum in Fisherman’s Wharf.
4. Harbor Court Hotel
Harbor Court Hotel is a stunning, eco-friendly boutique hotel on the edge of the San Francisco Bay and features incredible views of Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The hotel offers luxurious rooms with stylish, sophisticated décor, flat screen TVs and iHome sound systems. The hotel boasts state-of-the-art workout equipment, and an indoor swimming pool and rooms provide a yoga mat for guest use.
Experience elegant and peaceful upscale dining at Ozumo, a Japanese restaurant right next door to the hotel offering one of the most extensive lists of saké in North America and a range of delectable Japanese dishes.
5. Cavallo Point
The Cavallo Point is located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Just a short distance from downtown San Francisco, this hotel is in an idyllic, beautiful green hideaway.
Luxurious and tastefully decorated rooms have something for everyone in either a contemporary or historic style and offer stunning views. There are numerous activities at the Cavallo Lodge including hiking, free morning yoga classes and tours of historic army post Fort Baker. Recharge and unwind at The Healing Arts Centre & Spa with a relaxing spa treatment in a truly tranquil setting.
The Murray Circle restaurant is one of Northern California’s top culinary destinations and offers farm-fresh flavors with local and seasonal offerings, and the Farley Bar offers cozy fireplaces, cocktails and a full menu.