3 star hotel
Area: Fisherman's Wharf
1.44 mi from Alcatraz Island
Best Rooms: There are no real views offered, as most rooms overlook an interior courtyard or face the street.
Best Rooms: At Comfort Inn by the Bay, guests can enjoy a beautiful view of San Francisco Bay from rooms facing Lombard St. on floors 8 - 11.
Best Rooms: There isn't much in the way of views, except the pool, which can be seen from rooms facing the courtyard on floors 2 - 5.
2 star hotel
Area: Cow Hollow
2.15 mi from Alcatraz Island
Best Rooms: Americas Best Value Inn San Francisco is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: Good views are a dearth at the Inn as it sits by two busy roads.
Best Rooms: Cornell Hotel is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: As this hotel is located in the Financial District and surrounded by taller buildings, there isn't much of a view. That said, the best street views are from Superior rooms, overlooking Bush St.