3.5 star hotel
Area: Fisherman's Wharf
0.27 mi from Hyde Street Pier
Best Rooms: The building is only 3 stories high, so the views are obstructed by surrounding buildings.
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
1.17 mi from Hyde Street Pier
Best Rooms: Americas Best Value Inn San Francisco is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city.
Best Rooms: There aren't any real views from Grant Hotel, as it's surrounded by taller buildings.
Best Rooms: Though you won't find any sweeping views of the city, as the hotel is only 10 stories, the best city views are found from rooms overlooking Bush St., on floors 8 - 10.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
1.41 mi from Hyde Street Pier
Best Rooms: There isn't too much in the way of views, as the hotel is surrounded by buildings, but rooms facing Clay St. on floors 4 - 11 are your best bet for views of the city.