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Lombard Street

Lombard Street, with its famous crooked section, runs east to west on Russian Hill in San Francisco, California. Resident Carl Henry conceived the “switchback” design in 1922, in response to the naturally occurring, dangerously steep slope of the hill. Headed downhill, it is highlighted with red brick pavement, and green spaces filled with hydrangeas. Regulations include a summer parking ban and no eastbound traffic on holidays. Lombard Street has been the scene of car chases in the movies “What’s Up, Doc?” and “Magnum Force,” among others, with many mentions in art, film, television and comedy skits.

  • Riding the cable cars up and downhill is part of the fun of any visit to San Francisco. The Hyde Street line stops atop the hill on Lombard Street.
  • Carefully walk the curves or take the steps. Once you get to the bottom of the block, take a few steps back up to experience one of the steepest inclines in San Francisco.
  • Take the best photos of Lombard Street from the corner of Leavenworth Street.

Taking a taxi to Lombard Street will take a bite out of your wallet. Cable cars, buses and Metro streetcars are managed by the Muni. Buses and trolleys run every 5-20 minutes. Underground streetcar lines all start at Embarcadero Station downtown. At San Francisco International Airport, catch the Super Shuttle to be conveniently dropped at any point within the city limits. Lombard Street shares Highway 101 designation with the Golden Gate Bridge. When time permits, scale the Coit Tower for panoramic views of this upscale Victorian neighbourhood and the city.

Hotels near Lombard Street

272 hotels near Lombard Street

1 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

2 Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 15 reviews

2500 Mason Street Map

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

3 Argonaut, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 12 reviews

495 Jefferson Street Map

The Argonaut Hotel San Francisco is an exciting boutique hotel located in a historical building that also houses The Cannery, a collection of shops and dining in a unique vintage setting. This... More

4 San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

1250 Columbus Avenue Map

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

5 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

6 Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

555 North Point St Map

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

7 Nob Hill Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

835 Hyde Street Map

Enjoy the warmth, hospitality and charm of the Nob Hill Hotel San Francisco, a historic place to stay and experience all it offers to make you feel at home while away from home. GeneralThe... More

8 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

9 BEST WESTERN PLUS The Tuscan

3 stars
4.2 / 5 10 reviews

425 North Point Map

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

10 Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

3 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

250 Beach Street Map

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf pampers you through a wide range of services that are flexible to cater all your needs and to make your... More