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Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

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Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

Jun/July 2006 8 of us will be leaving from SF on a 10 day Alaskan cruise. We will be flying into Oakland on SW Airline. Anyone have info on best way to get 8ppl to and from the Oakland Airport? (will fly in a day ahead and spend 3 days in SF on return trip) Would also like suggestions on where to stay, probably in the Wharf area and ideas as to the least expensive and traumatic way to get to and from the cruise terminal. I don't see any hotels that specifically offer that service. tbg54

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1. Re: Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

Can you let us know what pier you'll be docking at? I have an idea of what pier you'll be docking at, but I just want to make sure to give you a better answer. Thanks.

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2. Re: Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

We took a 10 day Alaskan Cruise last summer and I believe it was Pier 35. When you are on the ship, you overlook Pier 39. So, any of the Wharf Hotels would be convenient.

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3. Re: Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

Pier 35 is where the cruise ships go out of

sfgov.org/site/…ACEparkmap.pdf

For 8 people from Oakland Airport, the best is to take a shuttle service to San Francisco....

www.supershuttle.com/htm/cities/sfo.htm

There is also a shuttle from Oakland airport to BART and you can take BART into San Francisco (but with luggage; etc.) its easier to take the shuttle...

http://www.bart.gov/guide/airport/oak.asp

San Francisco is relatively small so staying anywhere in San Francisco would work. However, if you plan to do the touristy things of Fisherman Wharf, Gheridelli Square, Pier 39, etc. the best place to stay is this area.

Pier 39/Fisherman Wharf area:

Sheraton San Francisco or Best Western Tuscan Inn

http://www.sheratonatthewharf.com/

Best Western Tuscan Inn

http://www.tuscaninn.com/

Another good one by the ferry building:

http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/

This is at Pier 41.....

Hyatt Regency

…hyatt.com/property/index.jhtml

I'd probably just call a cab to get to the cruise terminal...

given luggage and short distances....there is bus service in SF but not sure if worth the hassle with bags.

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4. Re: Best Place to stay in SF near cruise ship pier

The ship is leaving from pier 35. Thanks for the info.