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Alcatraz Island San Francisco

Alcatraz Island is a small island situated in San Francisco Bay, located a mere 2.4 kilometres from the shores of San Francisco. Popular with tourists who are fascinated by its intriguing history, the island (sometimes known by its nickname, “The Rock”) houses what was once a military prison and later a federal prison. Whilst Alcatraz no longer contains criminals, the facility does offer daily tours. Additionally, there is a vast array of native plants and wildlife about the island for tourists to enjoy. The views from Alcatraz Island are not to be discounted either, making it a worthy stop on any visit to the San Francisco area.

  • While waiting for the Alcatraz ferry, enjoy browsing the stores and restaurants along Pier 33, enjoying the freshest seafood in San Francisco, and taking in the amazing views of the cliffs on Alcatraz Island.
  • Walk amongst the flora and fauna of The Rock, whilst enjoying the Gardens of Alcatraz tour, highlighting some of the tidepools and roses decorating the island.
  • Travellers with time to spare may take a ferry to Angel Island, a forested state park with plenty of hiking and biking trails.

Whilst Alcatraz Island is instantly recognizable to anyone visiting the San Francisco Bay area, there is only one way to get access to the island. Alcatraz Cruises are the only tour boats allowed to stop on the island, so be careful not to take tours from another company, as they will simply sail past the island and point it out. Ferries offered by Alcatraz Cruises leave from Pier 33. Tickets can be bought either onsite or in advance. To get to the pier from other areas of San Francisco, hire a taxi or hop onto MUNI’s F line.

Hotels in Alcatraz Island

Recommended hotels

1 Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

555 North Point St Map

Includes Two Muni passports good for Muni Transit

Offering deluxe accommodations in a prime location, the boutique-style Hyatt At Fishermans Wharf San Francisco makes for a convenient base to discerning travellers in this part of California. Aside... More

2 BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan

3 stars
4.3 / 5 13 reviews

425 North Point Map

Complimentary wireless internet service

Best Western Plus Tuscan Inn At Fisherman's Wharf welcomes travellers to elegant and modern accommodations set close to the centre of San Francisco. Patrons of this Tuscan hotel are within... More

Great location
The Tuscan is a lovely hotel, we had no problems at all. Situated right near Fishermans Wharf, it was perfect for us seeing the sights. We were going to stay in Union Square but as tourist enjoyed...
29 Apr 2015

3 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN FRANCISCO FISHERMANS WHARF

3 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

550 North Point Street Map

Holiday Inn Express Fishermans Wharf San Francisco welcomes travellers to cosy accommodations situated in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. This San Francisco hotel places tourists near attractions... More

fantastic
Everyone was very friendly and a very quick check in and check out
22 Feb 2014

4 Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

900 North Point. Map

Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square is a luxurious residential-style haven in Ghirardelli Square that offers all-suite accommodations overlooking San Francisco Bay. Corporate travellers can... More

Very enjoyable experience
Very happy with this hotel, atmosphere was one of total luxury and enjoyment. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would love to come back one day.
26 Dec 2013

5 Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-FISHERMANS WHARF

3 stars
4.6 / 5 19 reviews

1300 Columbus Avenue Map

Enjoy classic accommodations in a charming setting at Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco. This modern hotel boasts a prime spot in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, an exciting... More

Couples holiday
Excellent location, just easy walking distance from fisher mans wharf. Staff very friendly.
29 Aug 2014

6 Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

2500 Mason Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

A multi-million dollar renovation transformed the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel San Francisco into a sophisticated luxury hotel, complete with heated pool, fitness centre, concierge and... More

the thing I hated
1- vale parking is too expensive 50 per day ! 2- the staff in the lobby cafe are so bad in customer service they ! 3- there is no A/C in the room !!!
16 Aug 2014

7 San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

1250 Columbus Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Located in the heart of San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf, Marriott Hotel is an ideal place to reside and explore the city and its attractions. GeneralThere are seven flexible meeting... More

Great location
Located a short walk from Fishermans wharf but a long walk from everything else. You pay for the location rather than the facilities, I would rather pay less for a more superior accommodation...
24 May 2015

8 Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

3 stars
3.9 / 5

580 Beach Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf is a fine property that offers the guests elegant facilities and an interesting location to have a memorable holiday. GeneralAt your free time be sure to... More

9 Pier 2620 Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

2620 Jones Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman s Wharf is a boutique hotel with chic accommodations that caters to discerning travellers in the vibrant city of San Francisco. Tourists at this California hotel can stop... More

2 nights San Fran getaway
Location: walking distance to the Fisherman's Wharf (great for tourists) Room: decent enough, love the coffee machine and huge TV. Heater is really warm Price: pricey, paid for the location Wifi:...
17 Dec 2014

10 San Remo Hotel

2 stars
3.5 / 5 8 reviews

2237 Mason Street Map

San Remo Hotel San Francisco offers business and leisure travellers central location and comfortable accommodations that echo European pension-style lodging. This century-old hotel in San... More

Quaint and Funky
Great place to stay and very welcoming. Loved the massage chairs and the fee coffee in the morning. Easy location to wander around. Only issue was getting our bags up the stairs.Although there is a...
19 Jul 2015
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