Best Rooms: The hotel is near the pier, but because the hotel is only four floors high, there isn't much of a view of the bay. Rooms with city views are also quieter than the south side of the hotel, if you'd prefer not to stay on the courtyard side of the hotel.
4 star hotel
Area: Fisherman's Wharf
0.38 mi from Pier 39
Best Rooms: The hotel offers limited views of the city, and a handful of rooms on floors 4 - 5 offer views of Alcatraz, so be sure to request them specifically.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
0.97 mi from Pier 39
Best Rooms: For the best view of the bay, as well as of Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge, be sure to book a Bay View room. Ask for one that has a balcony, so you can really experience the views. These rooms exist even on the highest floor, alongside the uber-expensive suites, so they're quite a steal.
Best Rooms: Most rooms have views of the city; rooms facing California St. have obstructed views from floor 8 and below, while rooms facing Mason St. have good views of the city from floors 5 and up. Rooms on the northeast side, on the higher floors, offer views of the bay.
Best Rooms: There isn't too much in the way of views, as the hotel is surrounded by buildings, but rooms facing Bush St. on floors 2 - 8 are your best bet for views of the city.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *20 through *30 (e.g. 1520, 1625, 1730) offer views of the bay. Keep in mind, however, that the hotel is angled. Rooms with balconies offer you the ability to step out and get a better view of the bay. The Regency Club levels are on floors 16 - 17.