San Francisco

Harbor Court Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Formerly an Army-Navy residence, this historic waterfront building boasts spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline
  • Amenities include a wine hour every evening; donuts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate every morning; use of bicycles; and access to the Embarcadero YMCA (located just steps from the hotel)
  • It's a 5-minute walk from the Ferry Building Marketplace and a 20-minute walk from Oracle Park — home of the Giants

Enjoyed This
"Great stay, perfect location for a weekend on foot in San Francisco!"
May 29, 2023 - Edmonds, WA, USA
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San Francisco’s Embarcadero traces a long curve around some of the city’s most scenic bayfront, facing a panorama that stretches from the Bay Bridge past Alcatraz island. The Harbor Court Hotel stands almost right on the water’s edge there, in a stately brick landmarked building from 1926.

Like all Kimpton hotels, this one greets guests with a complimentary wine hour from 5-6pm moderated by the in-house sommelier, and then tucks them in with fresh-baked cookies and milk. They also serve morning coffee from local roaster Bicycle Coffee to help travelers get out of a bed draped in luxurious Frette linens. An alliance with the YMCA next door allows discounted access to that center’s 55,000 square feet of fitness facilities and swimming pool.

The hotel is about two blocks from the Ferry Building Marketplace, “a magnificent structure on the Embarcadero” according to Time, with “a fabulous farmers market on Tuesday and Saturday until 2pm, and no shortage of great places to eat.” All the darlings of the Bay Area culinary scene take up stalls in the market. Heath Ceramics bowls are spun together just across the bay in Sausalito before ending up for sale there. Wild mushrooms and truffles are harvested about two hours away before ending up there at Far West Funghi alongside pates and specialty cooking oils.

Guests also are only about three blocks south of Market Street, a thoroughfare that cuts diagonally across the city from the Financial District down to the stylish enclaves of the Castro and Mission districts. A street-level tram and underground metro system follow it down, also making it easy to reach Union Square’s shops. A ferry from the Ferry Building services Marin County across the bay, where wildlife refuges and peaceful beaches make their way up the coast.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area


  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Some accessibility features may not be available in all rooms. Please coordinate with the hotel directly before you travel.

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$65 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee for oversized vehicle: US$85 plus tax per day.
Parking fees include in-and-out privileges.
A resort/facility fee of US$34.35 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort/facility fee includes:

  • Exclusive access to YMCA gym, facilities and programs
  • Wine hour- daily 5pm to 6pm
  • Continential breakfast daily 6:30am to 10:30am (does not include room service)
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate- weekdays 5:30am to 11am and weekends 5:30am to 10am
  • High-speed Wi-Fi access
  • Bottle of Harbor Court branded water
  • Essential travel items at desk
  • Use of bicycles
  • Attractions nearby (Explore the Bay)

Additional details: Some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Harbor Court Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great stay, perfect location for a weekend on foot in San Francisco!
Richelle May 29, 2023 Edmonds, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view
Lori May 24, 2023 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Was OK
Other Comments
Breakfast was too basic, baked goods not fresh I did not get welcome bottle of wine
Marine May 15, 2023 Friant, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a super enjoyable stay this past weekend. Hotel was very very clean, staff was super friendly and helpful, beautiful location.
KAREN M May 22, 2023 Yuba City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I had an excellent experience at the Harbor Court Hotel, and I would definitely go back. It's in an excellent location, about a block or less from the Ferry Building. It's downtown, but not in the heart of downtown so it's not as noisy as other areas and there aren't as many homeless around. The desk clerk was very helpful and responsive to my request for a quiet room as I am a light sleeper. I was happy with my room. The lobby was really nice, very spacious and beautiful. I really appreciated the complimentary morning coffee/tea, juice and pastries! I didn't bring my workout clothes or swimsuit, but if I come back I definitely will because you get to use the YMCA which I have heard it really nice. All of the staff were very nice and helpful.
Dominique May 20, 2023 Petaluma, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The first room we had was TINY. The next morning, we asked to be moved to a king room, and they were very accommodating. That second room was amazing! I would recommend king rooms only for a couple.
Other Comments
Their staff was very friendly
Amy May 08, 2023 Elkton, OR, USA

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