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Come and Explore

Hotel Zephyr is conveniently located near 6 unique San Francisco neighborhoods, each famous for its own distinct culture and charm.  Below is an introduction to the city’s “must see” locales featuring premier shopping, dining, and entertainment.


Staying with us makes it easy for you to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

  • Fisherman’s Wharf

    Fisherman’s Wharf

    Fisherman’s Wharf’s famous fishing fleets, waterfront marketplace, historic ships and Piers make for a great fish story.


    With sea lions basking in the sun, cable cars and trolleys, ferry boats to Alcatraz and seafood stalls… you can only be exploring the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf.

  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checkered-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars.


    The spirit of the Beat Generation lives on at the storied City Lights bookstore and the memorabilia-filled Vesuvio Cafe bar.


    (0.4 miles from the hotel)



  • Financial District

    Financial District

    The Financial District is the city’s business center. Among the skyscrapers that dominate the skyline is the striking, spire-topped Transamerica Pyramid building.


    With a wealth of happy-hour hot spots and elegant date-night destinations, including the classic Tadich Grill – the city’s oldest restaurant – the Financial District is about so much more than stocks and shares.


    (1.7 miles from the hotel)

  • Marina District

    Marina District

    Sitting on the edge of San Francisco Bay, the Marina District is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Try not to miss the hustle-bustle of Chestnut Street, the sights in the Palace of Fine Arts, or the stunning views from Crissy Field Beach.


    (1.5 miles from the hotel)

  • Chinatown


    With the greatest dumplings in town, the finest tea-shops, and hills that test the endurance, this is the oldest Chinatown in North America and home to the second-largest Asian community in the land.


    Deservedly popular, entirely walkable, with some seriously decent dining options.


    (1.2 miles from hotel)

  • union square

    union square

    Union Square is one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons in the United States – making Union Square a major tourist destination and a vital, cosmopolitan gathering place in downtown San Francisco.


    (1.7 miles from the hotel)

  • soma


    The ever-evolving South of Market district is home to the SF Museum of Modern Art, the Design Center and the legendary Folsom Street – part of our celebrated LGBTQ scene.


    Enjoy a Giants game at Oracle Park, or dine at one of SoMa’s high-end eateries.


    (2.2 miles from the hotel)

  • Local attractions

    What’s nearby

    Zephyr Walk (at Hotel Zephyr)

    E & F Line Trolley Cars (Across the street)

    Pier 39 (Across the street)

    Pier 41 Ferry – Alcatraz, Sausalito etc. (500 feet)

    The Embarcadero (0.1 miles)

    Cable Car Turnaround  (0.3 miles)

    Coit Tower (0.5 miles)

    Ghiradelli Square (0.5 miles)

    Lombard Street (0.5 miles)

    Exploratorium (1 miles)

    Golden Gate Bridge (3 miles)

  • Tours


    With no less than 4 tour operators based right here on our own Zephyr Walk; Tower Tours, Big Bus Tours, Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours and San Francisco Segway Tours, we can help arrange a tour package that’s exactly right for you.


    Whether it’s in the city, around the city, or to top destinations outside the city; to Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Yosemite National Park and beyond.

    Arrange a Tour
  • Sports & Concerts

    Sports & Concerts

    San Francisco is a sports and music loving city, making Hotel Zephyr an ideal destination for traveling sports and concerts fans. Chase Center (home of the Warriors, and a major concert venue), and Oracle Park (home of the SF Giants) are nearby. Whether it’s world-class entertainment, basketball, or baseball – we are your home base!


    The Trolley (E Line)  departs from just outside the hotel and is a quick and convenient ride to both Oracle Park and Chase Center.

  • Wharf Dining

    Wharf Dining

    Treat yourself like a local and indulge yourself in some of the finest seafood dining on the West Coast, including fresh crabs, and creamy clam chowders from the Wharf’s famous sidewalk stands.


    The Wharf serves up the best of it all with eateries like Bistro Boudin, Surisan, Scoma’s, The Buena Vista, Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Gary Danko, and Fog Harbor Fish Restaurant.

  • Nearby Shopping

    Nearby Shopping

    With a multitude of one-of-a-kind stores and our very own Zephyr Walk, our location makes shopping,  for whatever you need, convenient.


    Get your shopping fix from Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and the Embarcadero Center. 

    Zephyr Walk

Calendar of Events


Chinese New Year

Bay Area Brews Festival 2020

Dine About Ghirardelli Square

Holidays at the Exploratorium

30th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival!

Warriors Basketball


WW Presents Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus

PIER 39’s Tulipmania

Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium

Giants KNBR FanFest

Warriors Basketball


San Francisco Maritime Beer Fest 2020

Pi Day at the Exploratorium!

Warriors Basketball

Annual Crab Feed 2020


In Silhouette at the Exploratorium!

Oracle Park Pre-Game Tour

Giants Baseball

Warriors Basketball

Chase Center Concerts:

Celine Dion

The Eagles


Bay to Breakers


Warriors Basketball

Spring Wine Pour at PIER 39

Giants Baseball

Chase Center Concerts:

Michael Bublé

Gabriel Iglesias


Clusterfest 2020

SF Pride Parade

North Beach Festival 2020

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Giants Baseball




SF Marathon 2020

Uncorked Wine Festival 2020

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

4th of July Fireworks on The Wharf

Giants Baseball


Outside Lands

Bay Area Brews Festival 2020

Giants Baseball

Chase Center Concerts:

Camila Cabello


Rock and Roll ½ Marathon

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Giants Baseball



San Francisco Fleet Week 2020

Wharf Fest 2020

Brews on the Bay 2020

Warriors Basketball

Giants Baseball

Chase Center Concerts:

Dan + Shay


Warriors Basketball



Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting

2020 Lighted Boat Parade

Santa Con

NYE Firework on the Bay

Warriors Basketball

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