This hotel is a gem. The location is really great. It is on a relatively quiet block (Steuart St; there is a 2nd entrance on Embarcadero) very close to the Ferry Building and the Financial District. The staff is very helpful, and there are many restaurants on the block. The rooms are incredibly small, but very comfortable. Overall, I highly recommend the Harbor Court.
The rooms may make you feel claustrophobic, it is true. We had a Bay View king room, so the bed was big, the light was good and the panorama of the Bay Bridge and beyond was fantastic. (I saw that interior rooms were dark, but they looked fine if you don't care about the view. Queen rooms were even smaller.) The furniture and bathrooms were quite comfortable. Very nice bathroom products. I didn't mind being in the small room because it was all so nice.
The hotel employees were quite friendly and helpful with advice. The cleaning staff was warm and worked efficiently. The YMCA next door is a nice gym option; my hotel rate included gym use, but you may have to pay.
The lobby is very cozy, with a warm fireplace and wi-fi service. I truly enjoyed coming back each day to the hotel, and just hanging out in the lobby. I was on a work trip, and I was able to do work there as did several others most of the day. There is water all day, a.m. coffee, a wine happy hour, and cookies at night.
The neighborhood is really coming up and cool. You can quickly walk to Market St. There are nearby Starbucks, Walgreens, and restaurants catering to workers in the area. The restaurants on the block are a bit expensive but good. Perry's for breakfast (the only real option) is not too pricey, and the food was much better than expected (it looks like an old bar from the outside). Ozu is a solid and fun sushi spot (if evidently not really Japanese).
I would certainly return to this hotel. The usual Kimpton pluses were on display. If you are on business or get a good deal (perhaps on weekends -- the place is quite expensive during the week), the Harbor Court is a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbor Court Hotel, a stunning boutique hotel on the San Francisco waterfront, features unobstructed views of the bay, the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. The spectacular location is complemented by the hotel's luxurious and stylishly designed rooms. Adjacent to a state-of-the-art YMCA (open to guests), the Harbor Court Hotel is within easy walking of the Ferry Building Marketplace, the Financial District, AT&T Park, the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square and North Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton San Francisco