I've stayed at the Zephyr Hotel at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf before, but it had a different name and it sure has changed since I was last there ten years ago.
I think it used to be a Radisson, which was transformed into a classy boutique hotel. That re-designation brought along with it higher nightly rates and a hefty $50 a night parking charge ($52.50 if you desire valet service).
The best thing about the Zephyr is that it's in walking distance of Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay, all the wonderful seafood restaurants, and the plethora of tourist shops. It's also on the Muni streetcar line, which takes you to the Ferry Building and Plaza and back —practically door to door.
Some of the pictures I took of the Zephyr:
|The Room and One of Two Beds|
|The Recreation Corner|
|Shower Amenities. Didn't Use Them, They Felt Oily..|
|Glass Sink and Counter Area|
|Dart Board with Magnetic Darts that Took Nose Dives|
|Desk and Counter Panels Made by Boos,|
Makers of the Famous Kitchen Cutting Boards
About the parking charge ... we paid it because we drove there in our rental car, a nearly two-hour freeway trip in heavy traffic from Fremont on a Monday afternoon.
We didn't park in the cheaper Pier 39 parking structure because it was quite a walk, not good for older folks if you're walking at night. We also took the valet service because we're old, and our legs don't work so well any more.