We cruised from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco, spent two days in San Francisco at the Holiday Inn Express and caught another cruise ship back to Vancouver. The hotel was very clean, we got there at 9:30 am and were informed that there was a clean room available. We booked about two weeks prior, San Francisco is expensive, have very few hotel vacancies in the Fisherman's Wharf area. We were able to walk from the ship and back to the ship (about 10 blocks, we are 69 and 70) so we saved money there. We used Hop on Hop Off for the two days, loved Sausilito, again very expensive, but we wanted to see it. If you want to go to Alcatraz book online before you get there. It was an excellent week long getaway.