Wow, we stayed in this hotel during Fleet Week, and were not disappointed. Found the hotel very classy, quiet, and the staff were great. The room we had on the Bay side ( Embarcadero ), was small, and not a lot of room, but quaint. The beds were situated in such a way you could sit on them, open the window and catch the breeze off the Bay, and watch the boats sail right on by. During Fleet Week, what a sight, The Blue Angels flying right by your window, fire works at night, and a variety of navel ships travelling back and forth. We have stayed in numerous hotels around SF, but this one had a view you can't beat. Close walking distance to Pier One for coffee, restaurants, and shopping. 20 -25 minute walk to Westfield Mall on Market or Union Square, and on the way lots of restaurant. You'll need to take a cab or cable car to Pier 39 as that is a bit of a walk. The only draw back is there is no restaurant in the hotel, but several close by. Try Perry's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, two doors down. The YMCA is right there as well. For the price it's a bit expensive but you'll enjoy what you get.