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Harbor Court Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel in San Francisco, CA

Harbor Court Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel in San Francisco, CA

Specialties

The Harbor Court Hotel tells the story of energy and well-being.

Guests leave feeling more energized and inspired than when they crossed the threshold. Our rooms are intimate and perfect to rest, rejuvenate, or be motivated by the amazing view. Our boutique hotel entices the traveler who wants to be energized, feel taken care, and seeks inspiration for the body, mind and soul.

History

Established in 1989.

It's hard to believe that when Kimpton Hotels bought the property in 1989, the building included 400 rooms with bunk beds and one shared bath per floor (the hotel now offers 131 guestrooms - all with private baths).

It's also hard to believe the stunning difference a day makes: Three months after Kimpton Hotels bought the building, the Loma Prieta earthquake sent the elevated freeway behind the hotel tumbling. The resulting demolition and removal gave the hotel the best views of the Bay in the city.

The Harbor Court Hotel pays homage to its history by retaining the original architecture within its ceilings and its façade, while going forward into the future with the energy and style characteristic of San Francisco.

 

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Rating: 3.99

Address: 165 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA, 94105

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    Comments (225):

    1. Anonymous M.
    Excellent location, being blocks away from everything.  However, the thick coat of paint does not hide the fact that it was formerly a YMCA, not exactly luxury accommodation.  As a result, the rooms would be considered big in Tokyo, the layout of the rooms are funky (the basin  is in the bedroom, not in the bathroom) and the elevator would hold more than one person from Alabama.  Still, you get a discount rate, it can be relatively inexpensive for its location.

    30/03/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Katherine D.
    We have been to San Francisco four times in the past five months and only wish we had stayed at the Harbor Court all of the times rather than the one.  In fact, we just got tickets to return in August and have already spoken to them about reservations.  The entire staff is extraordinary.  The front desk manager is awesome and "her people" follow suit.  The hotel manager is eager to make sure your stay is pleasant and wants to ensure that you want to return.  The room was clean and our housekeeper was fantastic, even leaving us a note telling us to enjoy our stay and call on her if necessary.  Our room overlooked the bay and, since I tend to stay on East Coast time, I was up at 3 AM watching the tankers come in and out of the various shipyards.  I knew the traffic on the Bay Bridge before the traffic people did (didn't hear the cars, just a visual).  When any of the staff offered to assist in any way it was clear they really meant it!  Each time we went in and out, which was frequently, we were greeted with a smile and a "have a nice day."  In the evening there is a wine reception and one or two of the staff serve as hosts.  They are lovely to chat with and you feel as if  you are having a conversation with an old friend and just catching up on the day.  Later on they serve milk and cookies - fresh cookies and cold milk!  Their goodwill ambassador is a beautiful chocolate lab, Maverick, who really doesn't need to do much to earn his living - truly he has a dog's life there.  If we had the means to live in a hotel, this would be the one we would choose.  Realizing that this is a rave review, I would like to state that I have no relationship at all with this hotel, it's employees, or any Kimpton Hotel or it's employees.  It just really is that good!

    25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Meghan H.
    we stayed here for new years and had a wonderful stay. the staff was so nice and the room, while being small, had a really comfy bed, nice aveda products and cool robes in the closet. will definitely stay here again.

    08/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Melissa M.
    Love Kimpton hotels for their 5 pm free happy hour!

    I appreciate hotels where I don't feel like the first thing I have to do is turn down the bed cover (you know what I mean?). Room was very clean (first thing I did was lay on top of the bed); comfortable bed with great sheets and comforter. Room very small.

    Expensive but great SF location with Kimpton's high standards.

    04/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Beth F.
    Harbor Court is a Kimpton Hotel and I've always been a fan of these boutique properties.  Here you get all of the good Kimpton stuff like Aveda amenities, a complimentary wine hour, well appointed rooms with robes, flat screens, etc.  The lobby is spacious and nicely decorated and the staff are friendly and helpful.   The best is that they don't charge you for wifi internet access, which is something that most hotels screw you on with crazy daily rates.  As a business traveler, I can't tell you how much I appreciate that.  On the downside of this particular stay is my room, which is unbelievably small with a 'view' of the heating /air conditioning duct system and other roof junk.  They do try to spruce it up a bit with some plants, but it doesn't help.  It is also dark in here 'cause I am on a low floor facing another building.....not very private either.  I'm not comfortable opening the shades all the way, making it harder for light to get in.  Since I'm here for work, when I'm not in meetings I'm stuck in front of my laptop in this tiny, albiet nicely decorated dark hole, wearing a comfy leopard robe, but not very happy.  The bed is kinda hard and to accomodate the limited space, may not even be queen sized, but maybe a full....I'm not sure.  I also had a rude awakening when I took my shoes off and walked over a wet spot on the floor. Since I hadn't taken a shower yet or drank anything in the room, I knew it wasn't of my doing and quite frankly, this grossed me out.  If I wasn't so exhausted I might have asked to be moved.  At $225 for the night, which was a corporate discounted rate, and the fact that my travel agent indicated that I'm a VIP (ha) I expected a little bit more.  I see that some other yelpers have paid much less to stay at the Harbor Court and for less, this hotel is totally worth it.  But at this rate (which lets face it is average here in San Francisco), there are other Kimpton Hotels that I have stayed at regularly which have never disppointed at all.

    24/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Sofia G.
    This hotel is beautiful, peaceful, and so cute!  I like that it isn't a family hotel and not a bunch of kids running around.  The rooms are smaller than most  "chain" hotels, but who really wants to stay at a Marriott?  Ew.  Ozumo is the best Japanese food I've ever had.  Wine hour is a very nice touch and they offer complimentary WiFi - in addition they have a computer and printer in the lobby you can use for no charge, which is nice.

    16/10/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Tim B.
    You can get great prices at this place and while the rooms are cozy, you should already be expecting it.  The AC is a little noisy but the hotel is a great value and the location is awesome.  The service of the staff is also excellent!

    30/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Mich l.
    Nice cozy hotel.  Clean rooms, nice view of the waterfront, enough for a couple to stay in.  nice hotel lobby.  Great hotel to stay at and I would stay there for sure.  Friendly staff.  Rooms are smaller and parking can be difficult downtown.  But overall, a great hotel.

    05/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Alli D.
    I paid $104 and got a Bay-Bridge view.  If I got a deal like that again I would take it.  I love that it's next to the Ferry Building my husband and I each drank 5 glasses of wine at their little "tasting hour" then had some sloppy alone time before the show.  Great furniture, great bed, Aveda (find a nice unsuspecting maid's cart), etc.  And we got some Kimpton Welcome package too.  I would stay here again and again.

    17/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Jeff P.
    Welcome to the Harbor CLOSET Hotel.  We hope you enjoy your cell . . . .um . . . . stay.

    14/07/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. brandy t.
    How is this place 4 stars on yelp? I got a room here and checked right back out. I took my money to a real hotel, not a old hotel that was slightly redecorated. The room was insanely small and the bathroom was too, no bath...just shower. The staff was a little pretentious for my liking. Hotel Vitale half a block up is really nice with friendlier staff.

    12/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    12. Ian S.
    I stayed at the Harbor Court for one night for work. Check-in was a breeze, and the clerk was quite friendly and even gave me a room with a nicer view (later that night, I fell asleep looking at the rippling San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge) because he wanted to Harbor Court to make a good impression on this one-night visit. The room was small and could have used a seating area; I ate take-out dinner with a friend sitting on the floor because there was only one chair in the room and no coffee table, as is standard in other (larger) hotel rooms. I'm fine with small rooms - in fact, I consider skillful organization of small spaces to be an art form - but the Harbor Court's room wasn't particularly charming in its smallness. The location is also slightly problematic: although it is a short walk from my office, I had trouble finding late-night dining options when I returned from an event, and room service ended at 11 PM.

    To be fair, the Harbor Court had some very nice touches: an iPod stereo for me to plug in my own music choices, a wood-fire burning fireplace in the lobby, free access to the YMCA gym down the street, and apples for the taking.  But, as nice as it is to have the small tokens, a hotel shouldn't forget the big things, too.

    27/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Rico S.
    I know getting my room from priceline means uncertainty but the room I got from the Hrabor Court was ridiculous. It was tiny. Absolutely tiny.
    A hotel that boasts as much as this one does should not offer a room so small.  Service was good, the location excellent but our room was awful

    16/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Kimberly C.
    Kimpton Hotels are fantastic small boutique hotels. I fell in love with the entire Kimpton chain in Chicago a few years ago. When I saw the Harbor Court Hotel was in Travel Zoo for $109 a weekend night and was a Kimpton Hotel I booked it right away. The hotel room was so cute and charming the staff was friendly and attentive. Right next door to the YMCA so you can get a good workout in. Then sushi place next door is open late and has some yummy drinks. The BEST part is you are steps from the ferry building and on Saturday mornings they have the BEST farmers marketing in all of CA.

    10/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    15. Bea G.
    High Points:
    * Free cookies every night
    * Good coffee and teas in the morning
    * Great finishes: comfortable bed, good shower head, good soaps/shampoos
    * Free internet
    * Nice lobby/main room
    * Free pass to the YMCA next door, which has a hot tub and sauna!
    * Quiet
    * Central location

    Low Points:
    * Definitely a small room. I'm not sure if this is true in all SF hotel rooms, but it was probably 300 square feet
    * No view
    * Parking is $40 per night and you  have to valet (and tip)

    Overall, for the price, it was a great stay. We would stay again, but not bring our car. Good deal for the location too.

    29/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Chad K.
    Big fan.  I stayed here when I first visited SF in 2004.  Since then, I've placed family, friends and colleagues there and consistently gotten rave reviews.  The rooms are nicely appointed, although they are certainly on the small side.  The service staff is polite and accommodating.  The adjoining Y is a great gym.  Nearby restaurants offer everything you could want and more.  Easy access to the embarcadero and FiDi makes life convenient.  PLUS - they have comp cookies and wine in the evenings.

    02/05/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Christine V.
    We pricelined this room for a Saturday night for only $65 + tax! The location is great! The hotel is very cute and cozy...down to the individual rooms so don't even try bringing extra heads. 2 max or you are sardine city. Nonetheless, space is rare in SF and Harbor Court does its best. If you valet your car, you can leave it til 2pm the next day. The Ferry Building is a block away so treat yourself to some fresh coffee and pastries in the morning.

    10/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Michelle B.
    We were given this hotel through Priceline and it was an amazing deal. A couple of things that bothered me were the view, the bed, and the smells. The view was of the air conditioners and the roof in the middle of the hotel. I really would have been better off without windows. The bed was a queen bed, and that actually was fine because of the price we paid, but the bed was a rock! I mean seriously, hard as a rock. I felt like a cartoon character where you fall down on the bed once you get into the room and you hit it with a thud. Oh and the smells surrounding the hotel. You walk out of the hotel and it seriously smells like a sewer. We joked that we were staying at the YMCA because it was next door and they just needed to wash the gym out, but I mean seriously the area stunk. The reason this place gets three stars is the price we paid and that the decor of the place was updated.

    30/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Trevor P.
    Stayed here while taking some courses across the street at Executrain. This is a nice Kimpton owned boutique hotel. Pet friendly! A great place to stay if you want to avoid the hectic inner city hotels. The best part is the access to everything the Embarcadero has to offer. The Ferry Building and several Piers are all just a short walk away. The staff was courteous and efficient. Check in was effortless, and I had my room key in 5 minutes. I stayed in a Deluxe Bay View room (highly recommended), and was quite comfortable. The room was a bit small for my taste, but the incredible view from the three windows I had to choose from, kept me satisfied. Mattress was a bit too firm. The bed was actually a platform bed (no box spring) and pretty high off the ground, with several drawers at the foot. LCD television mounted on the wall between windows. Aveda products in the bathrooms are a plus. Heating and AC worked perfectly. Lobby has a great lounging area with a hosted evening wine hour, and also puts out some really yummy cookies and cold milk around 8pm. Nice touch! I could have sworn they had a Wii hooked up to a television in the lounging area one day as I was leaving the elevator. Adjoined Ozumo sushi was delicious, and the DJ they had behind me at the bar played some excellent soul music.Valet parking is expensive, but quite normal for most of the hotels in SF.

    31/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Susan R.
    I stayed here again (2nd time), and still liked it a lot.  My room was initially a queen with a 'view", but the way the windows are positioned, you literally have to stand in front of them to see the harbor.  They graciously moved me to a king room, with no view (I was working so didn't care).  

    Love the wine hour, great coffee in the a.m, but the room service leaves quite a bit to be desired.  Azumo is a specialty restaurant attached to the hotel, so expect sushi and asian cuisine and that's it.  As a busiiness traveler from the opposite coast, I was dying for some comfort food and had to walk a couple doors down to the restaurant attached to a different hotel.  Also, Azumo refuses take out orders after 6 p.m., NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Car service to the airport is just a couple dollars more than a cab, and well worth it.  All in all a great experience, but I'll have to bring my own granola bars next time!

    07/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Paula H.
    I 'm a fan of this hotel, great location, close to BART and Ferry, have stayed there a couple of times. Rooms a little small but attractive. Beautiful view of the bay if you are on the bay side of the hotel. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Dogs are welcome. Nice complementary wine bar in the early evening. Great restaurants nearby, and can't beat walking along the wharf. Treat yourself to a little slice of heaven.

    13/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. karen p.
    we recently stayed at the harbor court again -- this time with our new golden retriever mix. we had the BEST time! they greeted our pooch and he enjoyed his walks along the bay and frolicked leash-free in the water at the beach at crissy field. it was doggie heaven! and it was all possible because of the great internet deal that the harbor court offered on their website that weekend. thank you, harbor court, for being dog-friendly and for not breaking the bank!

    23/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Sam P.
    Good lord do I love this hotel!  It's by no means the most luxurious, comfortable, or spacious hotel I've ever stayed in, but it is one of the most thoughtful.  Really it's the details that make a hotel.  And this place was loaded with thoughtful details.  Things like an alarm clock with an ipod dock, or the fact that there are outlets on the surface of the desk (instead of underneath it), or a curved shower curtain rod to make the shower seem larger.  Details.  Thoughtful.  Service was also excellent - very friendly and helpful front desk and concierge.  I'll knock-off a star for the fact that the space between the bed and the desk was so small that I sometimes had to climb over the bed to get to the desk, and for the airshaft view.  But I'd stay here again in a minute.

    12/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Trixie S.
    This place has so much going for it! The hotel is a refurbished YMCA but they've done such a great job creating a clean, modern, comfortable ambiance. The bedroom and bathrooms were small, but everything was clean and in great condition! I thought they forgot to have a dresser available until I discovered the drawers at the foot of the bed. Nice sized flat screen TV (although we were too busy to turn it on), FREE WIFI (yay!), super comfy bed and pillows (and I'm picky), very quiet, windows actually opened if you wanted a little air. I was happy that they made an effort to create counter space with a narrow shelf in the bathroom for toiletries (which older hotels seem to lack). There was no safe but the front desk said that the housekeeping staff had been there for 20 years and were extremely trustworthy. We left gifts, computers, ipad, and ipod with no problems. The part that really excited me was their room service from the adjoining restaurant, Ozumo, which served Japanese delectables like broiled salmon, noodles, and interesting sushi rolls. The lounge downstairs served water and coffee, was well-appointed with tables and comfy chairs, TV, Wii, and more free wifi. The neighborhood is interesting with lots to do: close to the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero Center, and many great restaurants nearby (had a great dinner at Chaya 2 doors down from the hotel). Normally room rates were $130-250, depending on the view, but we got a package deal with flights and each night ended up being about $60 per night.  I like staying at different places each time we visit, but I'm tempted to stay here again because it was a great experience :)

    15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. aaron f.
    I was put up here while in town on business. The room was very tiny but also extremely cozy at the same time. They didn't overlook anything in this place. The flat panel LCD tv on the wall helped save some room.

    I'm sure some of the rooms have a great view but mine was a little alleyway or courtyard. Nothing spectacular there. The free wifi was appreciated as so many hotels try to gouge you on that after paying for an expensive room in the first place. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean.

    I found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful and the free use of the YMCA next door was great. I've never woken up at 5:30 am before to shoot some hoops, in a gymnasium no less, before a day of business.

    17/08/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Maome S.
    We stayed here for about a week and at first I thought it was too small of a place.  But my wife really liked the ambiance of the room.  It has an older style to it but very tastefully done.

    The only thing I can complain is that the room service is based on the Ozumo menu.  You can't get breakfast here... it's not like they can serve you sushi for breakfast.  

    A free pass to the Y is included so you can use their facilities... it's expected since this hotel is small so they don't have their own pool and gym.

    22/09/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. fran d.
    let's say fran goes to a bar and whereupon the duration of his stay he meets this old guy, dressed up to the nineties in an old school suit and fedora. we strike up a conversation and before you know it, six hours have passed. months later i receive an email from his lawyer. i remember that i had given him my email. i contact the lawyer and he tells me that the man has passed away and that he wanted to me to have a part of his estate at an estimated worth 20 million dollars.

    on one condition.

    i must write the next great american novel. soon after i agree to take on the challenge but i realize i can't do it from home so i decide to move. where do i move to? san francisco and where do i decide to stay at? the harbor court hotel.

    here is why: free wine in the evenings. room service is sushi. inside the room there is internet access, an ipod alarm clock radio, and a flatscreen t.v. sweet, right?

    there is also a ymca gym next door and it is centrally located around some really super sweet restaurants and bars. there is a view of the bay and the bay bridge.

    it's somewhat of a walk, but you can get to most places from here. the SF transbay terminal is a couple of blocks away. montgomery street isn't too far either as is the SF shopping center and the moscone center. i've walked from here to chinatown early in the mornings and it's quite a refreshing walk. especially on a saturday morning.

    you get treated pretty well at habor court. it's a combination of business class and old school class. i absolutely love their service. i would come here in a heartbeat to write the next great american novel. i just need to find where the next literary philanthropist is going to have his or her last drink so i can make it happen.

    12/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Michael C.
    I like this place.  See the previous reviews; I can't really add anything to their's except to mention the awesome restaurants located all around this place.  It also has a Walgreen's close by (2 blocks west on Mission & Spear) for those forgetful travelers.  It's close to the cable car depot and the tourist attractions, but far enough away not to interrupt a pleasant sleeping arrangement.

    I don't care for the room prices of the Harbor Court, but in SF you're in for it if you expect to get anything but raped on prices.

    It is on the north-east edge of the City, but taxis abound.

    This little hotel has personality galore.  I recommend it and book clients and friends there all the time.

    12/02/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Kathleen B.
    Harbor Court has a nice, slightly kitschy decors, good service and small rooms. The small rooms are par for the course if you are staying close to downtown, so I am not really counting that as a minus. They advertise flatscreen tvs, which is technically true, though ours was hung rather awkwardly above the closet and was pretty distorted, picture-wise.
    They have a wine-tasting from 5-6 and cookies at 9, so try to work that in. The lobby is a very nice place to sit and has a welcoming fire. We only had a view of a wierd internal courtyard and some heating ducts, and I actually think I wouldn't stay here again if I couldn't have a view of the water or downtown. Location is awesome.
    If you don't want to pay $38 for parking, make other arrangements.

    14/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Stefanie M.
    Very cool decor and nice staff but the room size was terrible. Everytime I turned around I was running into a wall. Nice location. Check out neighboring restaurant Ozumo. Great Japanese food!

    09/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    31. Pumpkin K.
    This is my new favorite SF hotel that my employer will actually pay for (they have declined to continue to indulge my affection for the Fairmont or the Four Seasons).

    If you're not on the company dime, be aware that the little costs can add up: guest pass for the YMCA next door is a little steep at $25, and parking is no bargain at $38. The rooms are a little on the small side but who cares because the bathrooms are huge and stuffed with Aveda products. Flat screen tv's - fun!

    Everyone who works there is super nice and there's wine tasting in the evening and cookies and milk at night.

    15/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. S. D.
    I'm biased because I LOVE Kimpton hotels. i try to stay at their Hotel Monaco anytime I can. Harbor Court, excellent staff, friendly, great location. Thanks!!

    29/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. v. m.
    I love this hotel! I recently stayed at this establishment last weekend for the Nike Women's Marathon. The location is perfect and the rooms are super clean and cute. I know it's owned by the same folks as the Hotel Monaco (my favorite hotel in SF), and the rooms are kind of a smaller version of that.
    The Harbor Court has a great price and the service is wonderful! The location is perfect and easy to get to. This is now my new "go to" place in SF!

    25/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. anne g.
    i had such a good time,this hotel gets the details right fresh coffee in the lounge by  6am, elevators programmed so one is always by the lounge and ready to go, insanely helpful front desk staff, , the views thru the front door were divine! i cant wait to stay here again

    10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Jeff K.
    My wife and I stayed at the hotel this weekend. We brought along our two golden retrievers. The staff were great. The location was great. The room was small but nice. The view was wonderful. I am becoming a big fan of Kimton hotels and this is my favorite!

    20/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Gabriel B.
    I like this Kimpton property. The views are great looking out at the bay, the bridge and the Embarcaderro. The hotel is clean, tiny elevators that make me nervous. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. It's one of my favorites in SF

    13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Ninja C.
    This is a real charming boutique hotel.  Though it doesn't look like much on the outside, it is a very nice place.  The staff was very pleasant, free wine tasting and cookies (different times, not together).  The rooms themselves are on the small side but are put together nicely.  Ours included a flat screen TV, a business desk w/ T1 cable and A/C.  Bonus points for a huge wall mirror for you *ahem* viewing pleasure.  =D

    It is only a few minutes drive from Union Square, the Piers and PacBell Park (Monster, AT&T, whatever...I'm a Yankees guy).  Valet parking @ $30+ isn't cool though.  I wish I had more time to stay here since it was just a one-night event but I wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

    22/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Jennifer H.
    Loved this hotel!  Overall we do enjoying staying at Kimptons and this is one of our new favorites.  Besides the free wine & beer (and sangria in the summer!) hour, they also had cookies & ice cream at night plus coffee & tea in the morning.  The staff was very pleasant.  I did ask for a yoga mat which was brought up to my hotel.  The rooms are small, but this is San Francisco.  If you have kids this might not be the place for you but for a single or couple it is fine.  Overall our room was quiet.  The bathroom was nice.  We were asked if we needed a tub and since I did they accommodated that request.  Many hotels would have never asked!   Be sure and become an "In Touch" member for the free wi-fi and $10 of mini-bar snacks.  Our room did not have a view, however we were allowed to check in early and leave late.  The location is very convenient.  The BART stop is 2 1/2 blocks away and you can grab a trolley to Fisherman's Warf just one block away.  There are plenty of great places to eat just within a few blocks (including Pier 39).  If you like to walk you can walk to Union Square, otherwise you can catch the cable car nearby.  If you happen to be running the San Francisco marathon I strongly recommend staying here as the start line was directly across the street.

    01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Barry M.
    I have been meaning to write this review for sometime and had a meeting cancelation so this gets it off my to do list. I had business in SF on sudden notice. Working for a NFP cost is always a factor and a friend recommended the Harbor Court. It was close to the meeting location and more affordable than the large hotels in the area. What a surprise! The Harbor Court is now my favorite venue in SF. The staff was delightful and went the extra mile to be helpful; they hold a wine reception in the afternoon before you go out to the great restaurants next door. The rooms are small but in fairness, the place was built in the '20s. Location cannot be matched, right on the Embarcadero across from the ferry building. My only regret was my trip was too short, I will be back for pleasure many times to come.

    12/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Eric S.
    My non-smoking room reeks of cigarette smoke.  This is not an isolated incident for my colleague down the hall has the same problem.  

    Everything else was good, but stinking like smoke for my week in San Francisco is enough to give this place 0 stars, if that was an option.

    06/02/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    41. shannon e t.
    nice staff, fairly well designed rooms, good location, but...

    - .5 stars because all the doors seem to open the wrong way. the shower door opens, blocking the towel rack. the wardrobe opens towards a wall. perhaps a moment more should have been spent considering functionality rather than just aesthetics.

    -.5 stars for the hair dryer, which not only looked older than me, but which was also coming apart at its seam. a minor oversight, perhaps, but a successful rating is in the details.

    -.5 stars for the one tiny window that struggled to let any sunlight into the room. and then for the room's lights, which were unabashedly yellow.

    -.5 stars [more if this continues through tonight night] for the persistent someone-is-working-on-the-plumbing noises from the floor above us. the relentless clunking began at 6h00 this morning and hasn't let up until now. unless they were considerate enough to pause while i was out touring the city. ugh.

    12/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    42. Shane D.
    I didn't find my room to be small at all.  It was beautiful and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.  Considering we just needed a bed to sleep on, this place soared beyond our expectations, especially for $80 a night (a hotwire.com deal).

    If you just walk a little ways, maybe 5 or 6 blocks towards Union Square, there's plenty of cafes and bars, though we had a rental car and spent most of our time away from the hotel.

    Other nice surprises, leopard print bathrobes haha, a complimentary umbrella, and cookies and milk (wtf?)

    I kinda love this place.

    03/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    43. Kirsten T.
    Nice, clean, comfortable! Very comfy bed! No continental breakfast thats the only reason they didnt get 5 stars!

    21/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Ayelet B.
    Came back here and was disappointed since I so highly recommended it to a friend.  They could not accommodate us with the room we paid for and were not very nice about it.   They claimed they were just a renovated YMCA.  WTF!

    30/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    45. Chris H.
    I was able to get this on Priceline for $85 and am very happy with the stay. Friendly staff, clean rooms, Aveda products, animal print robes, STELLAR views. I cannot remember how much I paid for parking but it was reasonable considering some of the other prices I have paid. I would definitely stay here again!!

    09/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Nancy O.
    This hotel over promises and under produces.  The staff , while pleasant enough, is well versed in hospitality double speak, which makes them appear incompetent.  Room sizes are exceedingly small.  The views are nice, but the windows are too small.  I would not stay here again, nor would I recommend this hotel to others.

    07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    47. Analynn L.
    I've stayed at this place SEVERAL times. The location is perfect if you don't want to be in the Heart of SF .. its right across the street from pier 14 (were the big spyder thing used to be) , the water Views are breathtaking, along with sights of Treasure island, and Bay Bridge.. They also serve wine to all their guest around 7PM  Can they get any classier than that? Walking into HCH is like a diffrent world of its own.. I just wish the prices would drop down a little..

    22/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. kevin k.
    This is an awesome place for several reasons: location, great beds, quiet, wine hour and helpful front desk staff.

    My wife and I stayed for a long weekend (two nights) and really enjoyed the comfort and relaxing atmosphere.  The lounge has oversized chairs, fireplace, HDTV and games.

    We are not really pet people, so I was a little apprehensive because the Kimptons are very pet friendly.  However we enjoyed everyone else's pets and were not bothered by the noise or any allergy reaction.  We asked for a pet free room and it was very clean and quiet.

    It is a boutique hotel - they converted some of the YMCA rooms I think.  The rooms are very small but have high quality furnishings including very comfortable beds.

    We had an interior room which was very quiet.  We had the window open and did not have any road noise!

    We really enjoyed the stay and the front desk staff.

    09/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Meg M.
    This hotel is seriously top notch!

    A bit on the smaller side, the Harbor Court Hotel has elegant rooms, free wine and beer in the evenings, an awesome staff and leopard print bathrobes hanging in the armoir (no closet anywhere to be found in my room).  The platform bed was heavenly, the wireless internet is free and the flat screen tv was huge and offered a lot more channels than the last few hotels I've stayed in.  

    The helpful staff will find you a taxi, help you locate a late night delivery food place when you've had a little too much to drink and will teach you about the wine's they are serving during their wine hour every evening.

    The Embarcadero YMCA is right next store so hotel guests can work out for free... (really, I tried to get there - I swear).  And I'd be remiss to not mention the hotel is super close to the Embarcadero, the Bart system and the financial district.   A HUGE bonus for a newcomer to the city like me.

    I would love to stay at the Harbor Court again... it truly was a fabulous experience!

    12/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Michelle B.
    This is one of those hotels that has thought of everything.

    Need a place to plug in your iPod?
    - Here they have an iHome instead of an alarm clock.

    Need to limit the liquids to comply with TSA standards?
    - Don't fret this hotel gives you Aveda products to wash up with.  

    Need some coffee to wake up?
    - Just walk down to the lobby and choose from coffee or teas.
    (I would rather have it in my room, but whatever)

    Need a bit of wine or beer & pretzels to take the edge off after a long day?
    - Enjoy the complimentary beer and wine happy hour in the cheerful lobby.

    Need some fruit to curb your vitamin deficiency?
    - The bowls of free apples and oranges will help you ward off a nasty case of scurvy.

    Feeling lonely?
    - They'll send you a goldfish. Seriously a goldfish. Good old Leanord the goldfish and I are now pals.

    How much do you think they charge monthly? I'd like to move in!

    27/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. Mia-Mia B.
    Stayed for 4 nights on a business trip. The workers- a few of them had less than stellar 'tudes. The others were great. 1) there are a few stairs to go to the lobby. No offer of help to get my stupidly heavy bag up when I arrived. I saw that a woman with a cane and a few bags struggle for a few minutes before someone ran over to her too late to help her. Rooms are uber tiny, have to run around the shower to get wet. Expensive, not worth it. Not really business trip friendly.  The cookies in the lobby were a nice gesture.

    No ROOM SERVICE except a fussy  (and stupidly expensive) menu from a sushi/Japanese restaurant in the hotel. This restaurant is also so busy, room "service" ($8.00 fee + 20% automatic gratuity- to walk 10 ft and use an elevator) takes WELL over an hour. Awesome when you have jet lag and have been in 9 hrs of meetings after waking up at 3am to catch a 6 hr flight. The restaurant had my order wrong my last night and double charged me, brought the wrong food. I didn't realize it was wrong until i opened up the saran wrapped tray and poked through the dish with my finger. I call, then on the way out to get a late night bottle of water (no vending machines or store for anything, just expensive mini bar), i see the SAME poked through dish sitting outside my neighbor's room. Gross. They just took that food and delivered it (opened and poked)  to the ppl next door. Still didn't fix my bill. Annoying. I'd rather walk a few more blocks and stay at the Hyatt nearby. And I did answer the survey they send you, noting these things. Response? A weak letter hoping I'll give them another shot. Really? Want me to take another $1500 chance? No thanks.

    24/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    52. Holly B.
    I like the Harbor Court Hotel.  The lobby is big and open and features the famous Kimpton wine hour in the evenings (also tazo tea and coffee in the morning.)  My room was sort of long rather than wide, which made a strange arrangement between the bed and the flatscreen tv, but it was nice and comfortable.  Parking is expensive, but if you hit it right on the weekends, you don't even have to park at the hotels.. free meters abound on weekends.

    Plusses for free access to the Embarcadero YMCA (which I used) and quick walk to the Ferry Building.. yummm

    18/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Stephy S.
    This hotel is awesome and I'm going to give them 5 stars. Not because this is a 5 star creme de la creme luxury hotel experience, but because they really do kick ass and offer a lot of great for not a lot of price!

    I stayed in Room 509 and while it mysteriously didn't have much of a closet, (seriously, there was room for an ironing board, an iron, one hanger and a leopard robe), the rest of the room was fantastic!

    I always enjoy my Kimpton stays as they consistently seem to have the right amount of everything to make you feel at home. The comfy bed, the comfy covers, the extra pillows, the working hair dryer, the dim switch on the lamps, the awesome clock iPod radio with the gradual volume so you don't jump out of bed at instant loud music and an internet that actually WORKS. Add all of that to the very helpful and friendly staff and the Harbor Court hit a definite home run!

    Oh and can we just talk about how cute the guys that work here are!

    "Can I get you a cab?"

    "Hell yes you can hot pants!!"

    I didn't try the room service, but I did partake in their free wine at the end of the day and that was a nice treat after walking 10 blocks. 10!?! That's like a marathon in LA terms! Nobody walks in LA ;)

    I also liked the spacious shower/bath area and the curved shower rod (hey, I notice these things) and really, I can't say one bad thing about this place.

    ...Also, if you are staying in this hotel with a loved one (or someone you wanna get freaky with), the entire wall is covered in mirrors by the bed, so hey, I'm just sayin. I unfortunately wouldn't know as the only hot sexy view i caught was myself eating pizza at 2:45am...hey, you know you want up on this!! What?

    Big thanks to my awesome company for putting me up here...I can't imagine they will ever even read this, but hey, ya never know ;)

    The end.

    11/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Hella M.
    I decided to go with 5 stars because, while not the most luxurious hotel in the world, for the price I paid I got way more than my money's worth. My hotel room was $150 and the size of a shoebox, but it was all giant windows that looked out onto the Bay and the Bay Bridge. Beautiful!  The staff were incredibly friendly, there is a daily (free) wine reception in the evening (and I'm sure my husband and I drank a quarter of our bill's cost right there). Plus, the downstairs of the hotel featured a cozy, spacious room with fireplace, chess, and plasma tv.

    It was a cozy, intimate, scenic, and inexpensive staycation.

    17/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Wendy M.
    We stayed there over July 4th weekend and really enjoyed out stay.  The staff was very friendly and accomodating.  The room was a little small and had a view of the roof but it was clean with modern, up to date styling.  You also get free cookies and ice cream at night.  The overnight parking is pricy at $42 but they'll hold your car till 2pm on check out day and a better deal then any of the other overnight garages who will then charge an hourly rate after the morning hours.  We would definately stay here again.

    17/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. JoAnn F.
    I booked a room here for my husband last year because it was listed on the SF Marathon site. As a marathon participant he loved it. The start and finish line were right out the back door. They even provided very early coffee and breakfast munchies for runners. So, this year the marathon happened to be on his 50th birthday. I decided to book here again only this time - being a special occasion - I splurged and got a room with a view of the Bay Bridge. The room was tiny but the view was spectacular!

    Kevin, at the front desk, was very attentive to say the least! Noting we were celebrating a special birthday as well as participating in the marathon, Kevin did not miss an opportunity to make our stay extra special. He made sure we were aware of the early a.m. accommodations for runners. He sent a bottle of wine and some chocolates to our room. He assisted us in rearranging a pre-booked message time. He called a cab for us and even made breakfast recommendations.

    Although the room was small, we were comfortable. We enjoyed the location and our stay.

    01/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    57. Alicia K.
    I have fallen in love with another Kimpton Hotel!

    I had a friend visiting from FL and really wanted to give him at least one special night in SF during his short weekend stay. I was recommended here by a friend and owe them big time!

    The view of the bridge was nothing like I had ever seen, and I love the fact that Kimpton Hotels are so dog friendly.  

    The flat screen TV's in both the bedroom and living room were awesome and you cant get any better then Aveda products in the bathroom.

    You cant get any closer to the Ferry Building which made for a great trip to the farmers market on Saturday. The Staff are extremely accomidating. They even helped my sister find a pizza place that would deliver at 1 am.

    Also, how genius is a "milk and cookies" hour in the lobby before you go to bed?  

    Love it!

    06/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Richard G.
    This is an awesom place to stay! I travel a lot on company business, and I come here time and time again.  Why ? Because of the staff, the amenities, the service.  This place is awesome! The staff is friendly and helpful .. My all time fav is Sophia G .. she works the night shift and is always friendly and helpful.  oh and did i mention the happy hour? Awesome ... starts my evening off perfectly.

    29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. becky f.
    I'm back!!

    and for good reason, too.

    i am no longer a priceline virgin!

    booked a night for a mini-vacay with the husband in SF... knowing that it'd be a long night out.  i tried to swindle the system and by golly, i think i did!

    $110 including tax for an incredibly stylish (yet compact) queen standard room... we felt like we were in those cute boutique hotels in Europe again!

    thoughtful details: aveda toiletries, 2 discerning guide books, magazine galore, thorough list of sundries, fancy carpeting, amazingly firm but inviting mattress, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate and wine receptions, late check-out option (1:30!)

    the staff was welcoming and helpful

    parking: $40 for in/out privileges

    YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE EMBARCADERO, across from the FERRY BUILDING!

    this is the quintessential sf experience to share with out of towners... one of the best and relaxing mini-vacays i've had with the hubby... it was like seeing our beloved city in a new light... no matter how many times we've worked or been here.

    Harbor Hotel, you might have just resuscitated my yelp funk... congrats!!

    04/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Hans G.
    Charming place, decent location.  They were in danger of a two-star rating, but gladly accommodated our request to move away from the neighboring YMCA's infuriatingly arrhythmic weight machine noise.

    The new room, just down the hall, was better designed, had more natural light, and was quiet.

    There is clearly a wide range of experiences available here, based on which room you are given.  Unfortunately, I have no advice on improving your chances of a pleasant one.

    15/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Erin K.
    The location of this hotel is probably it's best characteristic. Across from the harbor and the Ferry Building, walking distance to Union Square and SOMA, add in the great SF transportation system -- excellent!

    Although the room was very small, we were pleased with our experience. Besides, who stays in their room in the City? For sleeping, showering and changing clothes, the Harbor Court will not disappoint.

    13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Oliver M.
    This is defiantly the best hotel that I have experienced in San Francisco.  Came here for my birthday weekend and I couldn't have been any more pleased.  The hotel is perfectly located in the embarcadero with beautiful views of the bay bridge and the water. There are plenty of great restaurants and sights to see near by, so I couldn't have really asked for a better location.  The staff was very helpful, polite and professional.  The actual hotel boasts wonderful personality and includes free coffee in the morning as well as cookies and milk at night.  The room couldn't have been any better with wonderful views of the bay.  I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to San Fran and I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience at the Harbor Court Hotel.

    10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Suzn L.
    Thank you my fellow yelpers for your recommendations.  I had a fantastic stay at the Harbor Court Hotel.  I have to agree that the room was the smallest that I've ever seen. It was ok for the 2 of us but not more than that.  But smallness aside, Harbor Court has everything that you need.  The decor, cleanliness, service, accomidations, location (right next to the Ferry Building) are to the point.  I was thrilled when Harbor Court left us a personal letter to wish me "Happy Birthday" along with a complimentary bottle of wine/glasses and chocolates for two.  That was so thoughtful of them.

    Other unique items:  free complimentary wine, cookies and milk at bedtime, options of turning down the cover/mints, Aveda bath products, umbrella for rainy day use, bath robes, LCD screen, Oxygen supply (w/ charge), Ipod dock station/radio/alarm, free complimentary limo service in the morning M-F to Financial district, complimentary newspapers, YMCA pass (where you can use free internet, this place is huge 4 stories, including an olympic size pool), sushi/sake room service (that was just awesome for a sushi lover like me), assistance with your bags and recommendations for sightseeing etc.

    The parking charges were extremely high, $38 not including tax, but we didn't mind it considering parking was just horrible in SF.  You can't find parking anywhere, especially at peak hours.  If you valet, Harbor Court will get your car anytime you like and you can call down 15 minutes ahead so you won't have to wait.

    I'm a total sucker for service and attention to detail so I will definitely stay at Harbor Court or any other Kimpton Hotel again.

    I would definitely give it a 5 if the rooms were bigger.  For those who like a roomy space and don't care much about decor/service, this place may be a bit claustrophobic.   But if you don't mind it like me than definitely stay here.  

    Also, remember to call a few hours before you get to the hotel just to make sure you get what you ask for (esp. if you book a standard room with a view).  Harbor Court fulfilled all my requests :0)

    25/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Lori M.
    the Location is awsome if you are going to a giants game . Good places to eat near by I recomend Gordon Beirsch really yummy . The fairy building is very nice too great bakery there . The hotel is very clean and nice the offer lemon water and orange water all day in the lobby .

    the only complaint  I have is the view we had from our room it was a view of a wall and 2 plastic owls that keep the birds from hanging out there . my husband made it a point to say good am to them . but for the price we paid I cant really complain about the view .

    I Would stay here again ......

    27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Michael H.
    The hotel is nice enough - snappy, modern decor and very clean.  TINY little rooms that provide very little walkspace around the bed.  Banged my shins against the bedframe repeatedly because of this.  Really crappy flat screen TVs that just really don't work well.  No central A/C - instead a small heating / cooling unit that was fairly effective, but somewhat noisy.  No closet at all; just a small wooden hutch to hang a few items in.  Its not bad at all, but there's no way its a 5 star hotel.  Period.

    The biggest gripe I have (that solidifies the "3" rating) is their "room service."  Basically, they will simply march up food from Ozumo - an outstanding sushi restaurant attached to the hotel - for what I believe is an AUDACIOUS price during very, very limited time windows.  The markups on the food from Ozumo's regular prices are so ludicrous to me that the only reason that I can imagine anyone would ever order room service is if they were sick.

    Well, I am sick and at the Harbor Court right now.   And frankly, I can neither stand to be ripped off that badly nor can I imagine eating sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Oh yeah, that's right - they don't even do room service during breakfast.

    27/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    66. Courtney T.
    The hotel itself is very nice and well-maintained; the rooms are small, but have everything you need. My biggest complaint is the service. The staff at this hotel never once opened the door when we left or came back, did not offer to carry our bags up the lobby stairs, and were frankly just not very service-focused. I expect at least a "hello" and maybe even getting up from your chair behind the counter when I walk in (especially in the afternoon...it was not the middle of the night). Even after the shifts changed, the employees continued to ignore guests as they walked past the counter. It was disappointing and I will not be back.

    26/12/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    67. Jared M.
    So this is the type of place that you see online and think its very nice for the money and then you get there and youre like, oh so this is why its cheap.

    The location kinda sucks, the rooms are tiny and have no natural light (at least the one I stayed in) and I basically felt I could have been in South Dakota and not even know the difference. The hotel doesnt really have a unique feel to it, its like they used 17 different designers and threw it all in one like some type of hotel gumbo.

    Anyway, stay here if you want to stay cheap...it's really not that bad, but it just rubbed me the wrong way

    04/02/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    68. Claire T.
    My friend and I stayed at the Harbor Court on the tail end of her business trip (which was the front end of our girls' trip).  The hotel is located in the Embarcadero area, one of the cleanest part of San Francisco I've seen (which is either good or bad depending on your reason for visiting).

    I really enjoyed this hotel for several reasons:
    1.  The staff: extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
    2.  The rooms and decor: our bed was super comfy, our bathroom stylish, and the hotel in general was attractive.
    3.  Proximity to BART: I was easily able to ride the BART straight from SFO, get out at the Embarcadero station, and drag my bag to the hotel. (This is possible from OAK as well)
    4.  Free access to the YMCA:  the Embarcadero Y is right next door.  The facility is great, and I was even able to attend a group exercise class.
    5.  Free nibbles: each night the hotel hosts a wine happy hour with a free glass from a local winery.  Also, they offered free apples in the morning (great post-workout snack) and cookies in the evening (which I did not sample, but they looked good).

    The only downside to our stay was that the free wireless was not working.  Since I was there to play, not work, it was not a big deal.

    I definitely recommend staying at the Harbor Court, and hope to do so on future visits to SF.

    16/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    69. Taryn C.
    I was happy when Priceline chose this place for me.  I didn't get a "bargain" per se but considering it was the summer (tourist central) and I was close to everything (great view of Bay Bridge from Embarcadero), it was ok.  I'd stayed at HCH's before (namely in Baltimore), and it's known as very upscale.  This place was ok, I guess, the front desk staff was super nice...even when I had gotten a double bed in a tiny room (this seems to be a theme here) I told them it was my honeymoon and the staff quickly upgraded our room the next day...a little bigger, but no change in price.  Don't bother getting a car -- parking is a PITA in SF and they only offer valet parking ($40 a day if I remember correctly).  While quick to retrieve your car, I managed to walk or use the MUNI most nights.  But that's more of an indictment on my car rental (seriously...don't rent a car in SF...get a Zipcar account, it's worth it).  Anyway, I believe they offer social hours at the end of the work day which is a nice gesture.  Overall a nice place to stay but be prepared...rooms are very small and it's pricey touristy area.  If I can get a priceline special again, that would be the only reason I'd stay there again.

    13/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    70. Barbara W.
    I am a fan of this hotel as well as the Kimptom Hotel organization.  Mr. Kimpton is no longer around but his commitment to stellar boutique hotels with amazing customer service and attractive environment is still alive and growning strong.  Dogs are as welcome as humans.  Rooms are small but attractive and well organized.  Great view of the bay and bay bridge.

    This is our second time at Harbor Court for staycations (we live in the bay area) and each time we were transformed into well attended city dwellers in a brief two nights

    Great location, comfortable beds and lovely, inviting lobby.  Great place to have a glass of wine and play Chess.  Coffee wonderful in the morning.  Hot apple cider and toasted hazelnuts in the afternoon.

    Parking is expensive but if you do not need in and out, you can park at the same location (Howard Street) for about 1/2 the price.  

    And you are just across the street from the ferry, the Blue Bottle coffee shop and the SF sat. farmers market.  Whoooo hoooo.  

    :( and then we woke up and had to go home to the burbs.  :(

    ps. I have used this hotel to house our out of town consultants.  Each time they have enjoyed it and appreciated the location.

    17/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Tracy L.
    After staying there twice I can't say enough good things about this hotel.  The rooms are small, but very nicely appointed.  I travel very light so it is never an issue. Beds are comfy, the linens are nice and it is very quiet. The location is amazing, so much better than staying in the touristy areas like Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Close to public trans and easy access to freeways if you drive. The are some top notch restaurants within a stones throw as well.  I really recommend Yank Sing the dim sum place across the street, its upper end dim sum but very good, they even have a to go counter which has specials making it more affordable than the restaurant.

    02/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. Cesar Thomas V.
    Yeah.  A nice little boutique hotel along Embarcadero.  A mini get away from the City within the City.  Very tranquil.  If you can afford to pay extra for a room facing the Bay, do it. The view is spectacular, and is worth the money.  

    Like most boutique hotels, the rooms are tiny.  But, this place is cozy and the space are well utilized, including a flat screen TV.  The modern decor  adds a nice touch to the old restored building.  Free wifi connectivity.  Clean and comfortable bed and pillows. Aveda bath products and warm comfy, total random, leopard print robes, lol.  

    Embarcadero Center, shopping, restaurants, Ferry Building, etc. are all within walking distance.  And to add a nice little treat, wine and hor'dourves are served during the evenings in the lobby.

    24/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Elaine G.
    5 star customer service, view and hot chocolate!  Seriously, they made my husband's birthday one of the best ever.  Front Desk greeted us with wine even after the happy hour and had a special treat for the pooch as well.  We will stay here for many more special occasions.  Thank you Harbor Court and Kimpton!,

    21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. Jolene M.
    Our trip to San Francisco was perfect, and Harbor Court Hotel helped make it a fantastic trip. Not only did the hotel provide us with a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, we had complementary continental breakfast in bed each day, cookies and wine in the evening, and a fabulous view of the bay bridge. Our dog Juno traveled with us for the first time and she was spoiled by the genuinely nice staff who provided treats and a water bowl in our room for her. I would most definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing weekend in SF!

    01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. shalene r.
    We heart Kimpton Hotels.

    Especially Harbor Court. My husband got us a room for a 1 night getaway surprise for Valentine's Day and it was so fun!

    It was the perfect location to stroll around and feel like we were tourists on a trip, when we were only 15 minutes away from home! We had an awesome dinner at the Slanted Door... just a short walk from the hotel.

    They had hot chocolate in the lobby and the room (though tiny) was comfy as could be.

    I don't think a view of the roof counts as "courtyard view" and the TV was in a weird position; really high on the wall so it was a little uncomfortable to watch a movie...

    The general manager, Jason, really knows customer service, as does the head of housekeeping, Sonia. They were kind and helpful when we forgot something in the room and needed them to send it back to us. Great communication and follow up, plus integrity, professionalism and kindness.

    Yay!

    22/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Heather H.
    My boyfriend and I recently took an anniversary trip to San Francisco and stayed at the Harbor Court Hotel. As many have mentioned, the rooms are small, but cozy, clean and will fit your needs for a weekend away. Upon arriving, they provided us with a bottle of champagne and chocolates to celebrate our anniversary.
       
    We opted for a cheaper non-bay view room and were placed on the 8th floor. We had a nice city view looking up, but looking down our view was of the a/c and power units for the building. As a caution, you are able to hear the noisy outside a/c and power units from inside your room. However, your a/c inside the room will mask the sound, as it is loud too. Overall, it's not a deal breaker, just an annoyance. If you're a light sleeper, you may want to consider packing some ear plugs. The bed was quite comfy and the bathroom served our needs; although it was on the small side and could use updating.

    In booking the reservation, we were excited about the nightly wine reception. However, we ended up missing it all four nights -- bummer! Although, as we missed it by only 15 minutes one of the nights we asked the front desk if there was any wine left and he poured us each a glass. We didn't miss the fresh baked cookies each night though -- very yummy! They do serve coffee and tea in the morning, but no breakfast. Although, it would have been nice touch if they served a light continental breakfast. Be sure to register as an In-Touch Member (it's free); you'll get free Wi-Fi and $10 credit for the mini bar during your stay.
     
    As for the customer service, it was good - nothing spectacular. When we arrived at the hotel the valet, Jason greeted us and helped us with our belongings. Throughout our stay, the front desk was helpful in answering our questions. The only issue came the day of our departure. Wanting to enjoy breakfast and a few more hours in the city, we opted to checkout around 10:30am and store our belongings with the hotel.  Checkout is at noon, so we didn't want to hold up the room if we ran late. Upon asking for a cart to bring our things down, we received a very grumpy bellhop named Neil.  At first, I figured he was just grumpy as it was likely a very busy day. However, his attitude did not improve once we returned a few hours later to get our bags and car from valet.  Apparently, he was serving as a valet assistant too.

    We waited inside the hotel for him to retrieve our car.  About 20 minutes later, he returned and I helped him carry our belongings. However, he ended up bringing the wrong vehicle and then questioned whether it was indeed the wrong car! As everything was now outside, we waited on the sidewalk for him to retrieve the correct car. My boyfriend stepped away for a minute, when Neil finally returned with our car. He parked the car in the street, abruptly grabbed our suitcase, and told me to follow (my cue to grab the rest of the bags and help out). As we had a number of items, we asked him if we could pull into a valet parking space and get situated before leaving for our 8 hour drive.  He promptly rolled his eyes and asked us how long we thought it might take. Overall, I thought we were very polite, friendly, and helpful, while he was rude, curt, and unfriendly! For $30/day, plus tax I was not impressed with the valet service, especially since it's your only option with the hotel. Needless, to say our last impression of Harbor Court Hotel was not great.

    All in all, we did have a good stay. We enjoyed the location near the Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, and Muni Station. We look forward to another visit to San Francisco and may consider another stay at the Harbor Court Hotel.

    11/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Angela M.
    My favorite place to stay in SF. Great ocean view, great location, modern decor, wine and beer social, morning coffee (spicy hot chocolate with whip cream..yum), staff's always there to help out with a smile:), but a little pricey. Have found better prices for HB on exp and daily deals on phone apps.(saved $100.00 :)) Go next door to Perry's for a burger and beer or across the street to the Ferry Plaza bldg for plenty of eats an shopping. The rooms aren't as clean as my white glove prefers but seeing the happy dogs running around the lobby make it alright lol It's a pretty laid back atmosphere. Bring ear plugs if you have a room with a view, The traffic can be kind of noisy. The curtains don't block out the light so well so bring a mask if you want to sleep in. They DO have a long list of things you can borrow free of charge if you need. And if your really brave they have loaner bikes to ride!!!

    15/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. Danny R.
    My beautiful, thoughtful, and caring GF was gracious enough to reserve us a room at the Harbor Court Hotel for my birthday in April and I had a fantastic time.

    The staff was very friendly and attentive. Immediately upon our arrival, guest services confirmed with her it was my birthday and was sure to go the extra mile to make my stay awesome. There was a nice bday card left in the room along with some tasty choco espresso beans. At one point, i had realized I forgotten my toothbrush. Being that it was a romantic, weekend, birffday get away, i thought "damn, i'm really gunna need a toothbrush" and i'm pretty sure my gf was thinking "damn, he's really gunna need a toothbrush". I swallowed my pride like a mouthful of listerine and called down to the front desk. The staff had a individually wrapped toothbrush sent up to my room within 10 minutes. Awesome! Thanks for saving us all from my morning halitosis!

    The room was a bit small but they had mirrors (heh.. mirrors) that open the room up and make it seem a bit more spacious. The windows also opened all the way, a first for me in a high rise hotel. Apparently everyone that stays here is in sound mind and doesn't have the least bit of a notion to take a nose dive out the 10th floor window. Fresh air rocks!

    the ipod docking station and free wifi were also an added plus. It's so much easier to have a good time in SF when you can pull up Yelp and other local web sites to see whats fun to do in the city, and the ipod docking station was a great way for us to bump some Audrye Sessions while we got ready for my birthday dinner! The hotel is also pet friendly, not sure if they are "puggle friendly" or I would have brought my dog, but next time, i'll be sure to bring the furry, little, gremlin so she can enjoy a nice SF weekend get away too. Too bad our bdays are so close together? They had a very well behaved lab chilling in the waiting room too, if a place is able to be pet friendly and STILL be this clean? I'm impressed.

    If anyone ever asks me a good place to stay in the city for the perfect birthday weekend, i'll be sure to send them here!

    02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Erica B.
    After a 13 hour day of traveling while 6 months pregnant, Harbor Court Hotel was my bucket of water in the empty, vast, 190 degree desert. I swear the bed reached up and hugged me when I threw myself into it, then swallowed me whole and delivered me to the most wonderful land of sleep every possible.  Okay, so perhaps this experience is exaggerated a bit as my day of travel was an absolute nightmare.  

    This hotel is adorably chic mixed with a tad bit eclectic.  The lobby is so warm and welcoming, again perhaps made more so by my traveling.  They accept dogs and even have a doggie bar when you walk in filled with treats and water for your parched pooch.  The rooms are small- extremely small in fact.  I guess this is to be expected in this location of San Fran, but I was my only traveling companion and I felt I needed to leave the room to change my mind.

    My biggest complaint was my bathroom.  I'm not sure if every room is the same, or if mine was lacking because I was inadvertently given the handicapped room. Regardless, the sink was a pedestal sink and there was nowhere to put any toiletries.  Not a good thing for Miss Erica B. queen of all things hair and makeup.  This wouldn't have been too big of an issue, but there was nowhere else in the room to put anything.  I literally packed it up everyday in my suitcase.  I was also a grumpy lady when I spied my shower accommodations.  It was reminiscent of a gym locker stall, complete with the handicapped seat that pulls away from the wall (ick!  who wants to put their naked bum on that?!  images of grannies from years prior flooded my mind and it was so not happening) and a shower head that reached the middle of my chest.  The water pressure sucked and it took me a ridiculous amount of time between squatting and lathering and rinsing my hair.  Ridiculous.

    Another odd discovery was a list of wonderful items I could purchase from the mini bar.  I scoured my room for about 30 minutes, but never found my mini bar.  If it was there, it would have taken MacGyver to procure it.  I assume I didn't have one again because I had the handicapped room?  With no vending machines and no room service offered after 6pm (limited to sushi prior to 6pm) it would have been great to have that mini bar.  

    I have to give this place 4 stars as it is incredibly clean, seems to have been recently decorated, and their morning Bicycle coffee bar was like heaven.  I thought the staff was friendly and helpful, and you cannot beat the location- it's right on the water and has gorgeous views.  I would definitely consider staying here again in the future.

    08/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. Rita F.
    Wow! For the amount of money you pay to stay here don't expect too much from the rooms. Absurdly overpriced!
    It was literally large enough to fit a queen bed and that was about it. The room was clean but again; with me, my friend and two dogs it was hard to even turn around in this revamped closet.
    The perks were that it looked nice from lobby, they allowed dogs (which was very crucial seeing as we were traveling with our pets) and it was close to the water.
    But other than that, I really wouldn't recommend this place to my friends, nor would I stay here again.

    13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    81. Megan C.
    4 Stars for the value.

    Free car anywhere in the Financial District in the Morning
    Managers Cocktail Receptions during the evening.

    GREAT GYM Next Door at the YMCA (it's not SPORTSCLUB LA, but it's nice)

    Room's are a bit circus like, not sure what weirdo styled the bed, but it's really comfortable! Improvements have been made (nice flat screens/desk areas) but the Suites are SMALL.  

    This is a 5 STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL.  PAY for a room with a Water view it's worth the extra $$ Bay Bridge Scenic Views, it doesn't get any better than this location unless you are homeless.

    Romance Factor:  7
    Hobnob Potential:  2
    Destination Rating:  7

    Click here to see the amenities:
    harborcourthotel.com/hct…

    If you're looking to pick up some hotties of the opposite sex try visiting Ozumo next door for Happy Hour. Grab a glass of red wine and sip for a few hours (Ozumo = $$$$)

    12/05/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. Andrea R.
    Looooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee this boutique Kimpton hotel and here is why:
    * The Embarcadero YMCA is right next door so fitness crazed people like myself can work out as much as their little hearts desire
    * On the other side of the hotel is a delicious and swanky sushi restaurant perfect for sushi fanatics like myself
    * The people who work here are so sweet! By the end of the week they even knew my name (which probably means I'm a pain in the butt), but still a nice touch
    * Modern, clean rooms. Yes, on the small side, but what else can you expect from this area in SF

    I didn't pay for the hotel so not sure how much it is, but I've been told it's usually under $200, which is such a great deal for this fabulous hotel. I've stayed at many hotels in SF and this is the best one for the price. In fact, I don't even want to try any other hotels during my future trips to SF!

    08/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    83. Miriam W.
    The Harbor Court may well be my favorite San Francisco hotel. I've probably spent something like three weeks total sleeping at the Harbor Court, both for business and pleasure. While this isn't the fanciest hotel in the city, it's a wonderful one, where none of the important things that make a hotel stay great are overlooked. I especially love the hotel's close proximity to the ferry building and its many epicurean delights.

    Rooms vary widely in terms of size, though whether or not you're in a room on the seventh floor with sweeping views of the Bay Bridge, service is consistent throughout.

    As with all Kimpton properties, every evening there's a wine hour in the lobby, perfect if you want to have a drink with your co-workers or friends. And if you don't come home too late you'll find a perfect before bed snack - cookies and milk waiting for you in the lobby.

    Ozumo (right next door) is a sleek spot to tame your sushi and sake cravings. They'll even deliver your spicy tuna roll to your room!

    From the Harbor Court you can easily walk to the ball park, many restaurants in SoMa and even Fisherman's Wharf if you so desire (just be careful of the bush man).

    Since moving to DC from SF, the Harbor Court's become something of a home away from home.

    18/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Tracy L.
    The first time my husband and I ran the SF half marathon, we stayed here by chance.  The second time we ran the race, we purposely booked this boutique hotel.

    The service staff is friendly, the hotel is nicely kept, the rooms are small but trendy and clean, and the wine hour is a big plus.  The location is ideal too - on the Embarcadero and right outside the start line for our races.  For those of you who travel with pets, they are also pet-friendly.

    All-in-all, I am now a fan of the Kimpton Hotels.

    28/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    85. Bill R.
    First off let me say I love the location and the Kimpton Hotel Group. I stayed in room 827, no view, but nice and clean. The bed was harder than the floor and I was up by three after going to sleep at eleven. They advertise the sale of some great Kimpton mattress in the room but I hope it was not the one I was on.

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Evening wine was from Chile and not very good. On the other hand morning coffee was spectacular. Only down side of morning coffee was as I walked out the front door on the Embarcadero side I was greeted by the same homeless man sleeping in the entry way that I saw the previous evening at eleven pm, he was joined by a companion sleeping on the morning paper.

    Hire security after 10 pm and don't let the bums sleep on the stairs. I will give them a second chance great deal but they have some work to do!!!!!

    05/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    86. daniel m.
    Terrific hotel-small cozy rooms right near the ferry bldg. .  Cookies and milk after 9 o'clock.  & they are very dog friendly!

    26/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    87. Jen R.
    This is an updated review based on my stay.  I originally gave 1 star because they were advertising a rate that they then didn't want to give me when I tried to book a room.  After calling corporate, they agreed to honor the rate.  The hotel manager then contacted me and offered his apologies, and gave me a very nice upgrade and some apology snacks waiting in my room.  I really appreciated that.

    The stay itself was lovely.  The room had a beautiful view of the Bay.  My only complaints were: the windows were pretty dirty, which made the view slightly less appealing, and the room was pretty tiny. Other than that, everything was great.  Hospitable staff, nice room, clean bathroom, free newspaper waiting outside the door every morning, coffee and tea in the morning and iced tea and lemonade in the afternoon.  

    The location was also ideal -- a few blocks from the Ferry Building and near the Embarcadero BART station.

    I'd definitely come back.

    08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    88. Danielle J.
    So we stayed here with Hotwire, right before Christmas 2007 (so the hotel may have changed quite a bit in the meantime), as a mystery hotel.  We were crossing our fingers for a pet friendly one as we had a 5 lb dog and there's no way to request pet friendly with mystery hotels, and luckily we got this one.  However, the location isnt quite as advertised (although not bad), and the dog policy basically states that you can't leave your dog alone at any time, and if the dog disturbs anyone you have to pay for their and anyone else disturbed's stay...so essentially you need to take your pet with you everywhere just to be safe anyway...they make you sign a pet waiver, which is fine since its free, but i'd almost rather pay and not sign waivers offering to pay for everyone else's stay.

    The room was fairly tiny, very dark, and my boyfriend really hated this place.  That said, I didn't think it was that bad, although all parking is metered or valet... I don't think I'd voluntarily come back, but paying with Hotwire was a pretty good deal! All kimptons are boutique-y, so i guess you need to take the good with the bad...it was fairly new and i didn't have any major complaints!

    03/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    89. Erika W.
    I was booked here for a business trip by our corporate travel agency, and naturally I was a little worried.  They've booked me in cute boutique hotels before that were nightmares. I was pleasantly surprised!

    This hotel is simply adorable, stylish and comfortable. I disagree with some of the reviews saying the rooms are so tiny you can't walk around. Yes, the rooms are a little on the smaller side, but I've stayed in WAY smaller rooms in NYC and Europe. This is not bad.  What are you all doing in your rooms anyway??? ;)

    The decor is adorable and thank goodness there is not funeral home carpet your terrified to put your suitcase wheels on! Oh no no, not here. There is nothing in the lobby, elevator, halls, room or bathroom that set of my creepy meter.  It's all very tasteful, clean and fashionable.

    The staff at the front desk is very nice- and I must add how much I love walking in and seeing a dog hanging out in the lobby. This place is pet freindly my fellow animals lovers!!!!  Don't forget the free wi-fi, access to the YMCA next door, prime location, extra specials like free wine tasting at night, milk and cookies at bed time, and coffee and tea in the morning.  Also, I saw one review who said they don't offer room service breakfast, however I'm happy to report that is untrue. They do infact have a card you can put on your door for breakfast delivered to your room.  And, YAY, they have soymilk as an option!

    Let's move onto the room service with that last point. This is the only reason I can't give Harbour Court 5 stars. The room service is from the sushi restaurant next door and is only served during a few hours of the day.  A little inconvenient for people who don't want to eat right at noon or dinner. Also, I requested to have the mushrooms substituted in my veggie rolls with avacado and was rudely told NO, there are no subs to the menu. Okay, looks like I'm having the mushrooms.

    03/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    90. Matt R.
    What a class act. Thanks guys, for making my life easier.

    I had parents in town, for their 50th Anniversary, and I wanted give them a great Bay Area experience (they had turned down a hometown party, choosing instead to have some adventures out here on the West Coast). But I needed places for them to stay. I don't have the space, and I also wanted to make the most of the two weekends in California. Expedia showed a ridiculous deal at the Harbor Court.  Waterfront. Next to the ferry building. Upscale.  What a deal.

    And it was. High quality, first class, top notch, whatever--they made my family feel special. The rooms were small but the view of the Bay Bridge was awesome. The downstairs common space was comfortable and cozy and the staff made sure the guests were happy. The wine reception, for guests and friends, was a fun way to meet fellow travelers. The dog-friendly policy brought furry friends into the lobby.

    And the hotel, after I appended a note about the significance of the trip, was kind enough to send a bottle of wine to the room with a note of congratulations for my parents. Coming from a part of the world where you don't travel in these circles, it was particularly nice to see the attention to service and the attention to the happiness and comfort of the guests.

    If I ever need to crash on the left side of the Bay, I can't think of a better choice.

    09/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    91. Amit K.
    A boutique hotel located right in the heart of downtown near the financial district and walking distance from the Embaracadero BART station.

    Although its small (that's the point of a boutique hotel though, right?), its very cozy and warm inside. The staff is super friendly and welcoming. The rooms are tiny so be prepared for that ahead of time.

    They offer fun amenities like a wine hour from 5-6, milk and cookies before dinner, and coffee/tea for breakfast. Some of the rooms have an awesome view of the Bay Bridge and some do not so ask ahead for the better view room.

    They are very pet friendly if that is important to you, but more importantly you are walking distance to everything. The ferry building across the street has an awesome farmer's market on Saturdays, and the baseball park is less than a mile away. I'd def stay here again.

    29/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    92. Emily W.
    Ah....A Kimpton Hotel...

    I love this Hotel. I helped arranged a work anniversary party and we reserved 30+ rooms for the weekend. They did a wonderful job with all of our guests!

    The rooms are small but they are set up very nicely and they give you a wonderful robe to use. Also all of the products in the bathroom is Aveda (my favorite).

    It is right across the street from the Ferry Building. We stayed there on a Friday night so we went to the Farmer's Market the next day. Great Location. It is also located very close to the BART station so you can get just about anywhere in the city if you need to!

    Also - we had 90+ guests going to dinner and the limo service we used did not show up. The staff was so nice about finding us transportation for everyone ASAP.

    I have recommended Harbor Court many times since my initial stay. It is also a great price compared to most of the other nicer hotels in the area!

    03/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    93. Debra H.
    Booked this hotel because we were participating in the SF Marathon.   Start and finish line located right in front of the hotel made it easy.

    Rooms are tiny, our bathroom needed new wallpaper or a clean up, with the tiny room and hard corners of the platform bed, came out with bruises to legs.

    Gorgeous views (water/Bay Bridge).

    Ate at Hog Island Oyster (delicious), Gott's (good) and several places at the Ferry Terminal down the street.   Tadich Grill for dinner (disappointing) and a walk to North Beach another night for dinner.

    Used the hotel's bikes the last morning of our stay, perfect way to end a long weeked with a few hours of riding around the city.

    Joined the IN Touch program with Kimpton - free Wifi in the room, honor bar credits and other extras.

    The staff was friendly and very helpful.

    02/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    94. Margaret Y.
    Wonderful hotel.  We booked our room with the chocolate tour package. The whole experience was amazing! Room was clean and the staff friendly.  They upgraded us to a king size room for free and our room had a great view of the Bay Bridge.  We missed the drinks the night we checked in, but they were nice enough to let us have a drink the following evening when we went to pick up our car after the tour.  Also, parking is $42, but they allowed us to keep our car in the lot on the day of our chocolate tour for free.  We would stay here again!

    29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    95. T A.
    What you WILL get from staying here... is a comfy bed in a room with modern decor.
    I loved the bedding, it was all white and crisp and I felt it was very sanitary.

    What you will not get from staying here... is good service.

    From the reservations to the check out, there was something very mediocre in everyone's demeanor that worked here. I'm used to hotel staff having an almost kiss-assie vibe (not that I require that whatsoever). It seemed I had to ask many questions to get any answers from people who should have been providing me with the details of their hotel.

    When we arrived, we drove around in circles, looking for some indicator of the parking garage for this location. We drove in one, the attendant told us it was across the street. We went across the street and finally found a space.
    Walked up to the hotel..and low and behold, they had valet. FUCK! Why didn't the reservationist tell me that? Or even when I called that morning to confirm our room, why didn't the front desk tell us since our room included parking, that we should stop in front of the hotel and park for convenience?
    When we were checking in and informed the chick at the front desk, she said she'd take our parking ticket and have the valet re-park the car. OK phew, we were feeling better now. But then, the valet comes up and poo poos on the service parade and says no, we have to go back and pay for the parking, then bring him our car. FUCK! OK fine.. so we did.
    At that time, I mentioned we'd need a taxi in about 15 minutes. They told us that taxis come by all the time so, it wouldn't be a problem.
    When we were ready for a taxi, there was one in front, but he told us he'd been hired. So, we stood there for a moment, looking down the street..and look.. no taxis. Just splendid. So we began to walk to the Pier we had to get to and still no influx of taxis.
    Way to service your customers front desk. Next time, just call one for your fucking customers.. we're not from the city so, a lil help wouldn't hurt.

    The room was deliciously decorated and the bed was nice and plush. So, we settled in once back in the room and we had a hard time getting to sleep. Finally dozed off around 4:00 AM.. do not disturb sign in place.. no work the next day... Ahhh..yeess..
    8:25 AM, KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK  "housekeeping".
    HUH?
    What the fuck?!?!
    I open the door.. Hair a mess, no top on.. scared that there must be a fire or something to disturb us in mid-sleep.
    No no, just some stupid bitch standing out there, pointing to the door saying "it say no disturb".. DUH bitch, then why are you disturbing us??!!
    Oh she better be glad I was half sleep still..I was PISSED..but sleepy, so I went back to sleep.

    All in all, it's in a location where other hotels are just starting at $275/night..and that doesn't include overnight parking. So, for $185 to get overnight parking and for the location, it's probably worth it.

    However, for a good night's rest and good service, I'd probably search elsewhere if ever needing a room in this area again.

    Also still very perplexed by the welcome cards left in our room for Mr. Weed and Mr. Potts. Hmm... Hmmm...

    19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    96. ellen e.
    Writing my first Yelp review on this fabulous hotel I just checked into in San Francisco. First off, the location is fabulous; looking at the Bay Bridge and close to the Ferry Building.

    Greeted at the front door (before I ever stepped in) by friendly front desk staff. Pretty early in the day, around 8:30 AM, expecting to check-in close to noon, and was planning on working in the lobby for a few hours. They checked me into a room immediately, where I sit writing this review.

    I love the ambiance of this place already, and looking forward to the 5pm complimentary wine bar, and I can't wait to sleep (in what seems to be) a cozy, comfy bed with crisp linens.

    So glad I switched hotels at the last minute!

    For business travelers, wifi is free if you sign up to be a Kimpton member.

    04/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    97. Arnold Y.
    Great in every way. Incredible service with a smile from everyone. Fantastically clean and luxurious rooms.  Free wine and beer happy hour is always a win.  I'm a Kimpton Hotels guy for life,

    22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    98. Jessica R.
    This hotel offers some truly interesting amenities, for example there's a leopard print robe in your room. They also have a card you can fill out to get your boarding pass printed out and delivered to your room, there are warm cookies every night around 9, and there's a "hosted wine hour" in the lobby from 5-6. What's not to love? They also have free on-demand fitness videos, which I seriously considered checking out, but I don't work out at home so why change my habits now?

    My room was super tiny, almost Paris-sized, but it was cute and comfy nonetheless. I did miss having a superfluous bed to throw all my crap on. I suppose the floor works for that, too. Even if I am tripping over my stuff.

    06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    99. Miss S.
    I loved the location of this hotel. It was perfect for us. Close to the Ferry Building, view of the Bay Bridge, close to many eateries, and easy access to public transportation.

    The hotel itself was very clean and stylish. The rooms are on the small side but are very nicely decorated. The housekeeping staff does a great job.

    We had a wonderful stay and plan on making this one of the hotels we will stay at during our weekend trips to San Francisco.

    My complaints:

    1. The rate we were quoted on our on-line reservation was different from what we were charged. The hotel corrected it by crediting our credit card after we forwarded them the on-line reservation confirmation. They were very quick to rectify the mistake.

    2. There was some homeless guy sleeping next to the back entry (the Bay Bridge side) to the lobby. At first I thought that it was a pile of garbage but then he moved and startled me. I was surprised the hotel staff did not notice this.

    27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    100. Jeff H.
    Not comfortable for business travelers.

    I just checked in, so it's possible my opinion will change, but I suspect not.  It's just not a comfortable room for a business trip.  

    The room is small (I paced it off at 12x14 feet) and cramped, the desk is jammed in between the foot of the bed and the wall, the tv mounted to the wall beside the desk (so you can't really watch it from the desk).  

    There's no real room service (unless you happen to want food from the Japanese restaurant  next door and it's during business hours), and there's no hot breakfast served at all (and it'll cost you $21+ for coffee and a pastry).

    If I were just visiting, going to spend the day and evening out and about, then come back just to crash, this would be fine (though still small and pricy)... but for business travel where I have several hours of work after getting back to the room/before heading in in the morning...well, it's just not the right place.

    18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    101. Jesse M.
    Good stuff. We had a small, clean, modern room with lots of personality. Only after packing up to leave did I discover the drawers integrated into the bed, which would've freed up some additional floorspace.

    Stuff I loved:
    - Friendly, attentive staff
    - Beautiful, spacious common area just off the lobby, with a fireplace, couches, chandeliers and lots of inviting comfy chairs and couches
    - Quality complementary coffee in the morning
    - All kinds of public transportation nearby

    My only quibble was the mini-bar, which was was crazily overpriced, but that's par for the course

    25/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    102. Karen J.
    Came into the city by boat into the Ferry Terminal, and Harbor Court was convenient, right across the Street on the Embarcadero. The rooms were very clean and tidy, and are decorated in a comfortable modern style. Yes, they are small rooms but not claustraphobically small. A large mirror on one wall added to the sense of space.

    I am fussy about a comfortable bed and here the beds are excellent, and include a comforter and lots of pillow choices. We do not come to San Francisco to spend lots of time in our hotel during the day, so don't come to a boutique hotel like this and expect it to have lots of ammenities and room service. But do expect a nice comfy bed for the night.

    Between 5 & 6 they serve wine in the 'living room', and we enjoyed meeting our son there for great conversation while noting the final game of the world series happening on the flat screen TV by the fireplace.

    Great location and quiet. We will definitely come here again. We also joined their Kimpton hotels club when booking and got free wi-fi and $10 off mini-bar goodies.

    29/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    103. Carrie O.
    My husband and I spent two nights here on our recent trip to San Francisco, and we both enjoyed the hotel a lot!

    The rooms were really clean, albeit quite small for the price. However, I kind of like cozy rooms, so it didn't totally turn me off. You do have to pay more to get a view, though, so our view was some rooftop (cause we's cheap).

    Most importantly, our doggies were welcomed with open arms! Kimpton hotels are AWESOME about allowing dogs (no limit on weight or number, I believe). That's the main reason I chose Harbor Court.

    The hotel isn't very close to many of the usual SF attractions. It's not TOO far from AT&T park, and is super close to the Embarcadero, but we spent a lot of time walking or on the muni/BART to get anywhere else.

    Overall, I'd highly recommend Harbor Court! We may choose to stay there again on a future trip to San Fran!

    PS: Free Wifi here as well! And if you join their Kimpton INTouch program (I don't ever get spammed with emails, and I'm a member) you may earn special goodies. We got a $10 credit toward anything in the mini bar, score! :)

    31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    104. Christine S.
    Excellent location- top notch boutique hotel

    My husband and I got a travelzool deal, so we were very happy to score such a nice hotel in the perfect location. It's a  block to the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero and just a few blocks from all the major transportation centers.

    As other reviewers have said, it's a small hotel with small space, but it certainly doesn't feel cramped at all.  The hotel offers nice amenities- quality linens, bath toiletries, etc.  We also enjoyed the nice little touches- complimentary coffee in the morning,  wine in the early evening, and milk & cookies at night.

    Our room was on the 6th floor-- very quiet and clean.  So we hope to be back soon!

    19/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    105. E C.
    We had a queen Bay Bridge view room and it was relatively small but left plenty of room for our luggage and for us to walk around.  Our windows looked out on the Embarcadero and the traffic noise was minimal.  The hotel is located away from downtown so the area is not as busy as it is three or four blocks away.  The walk along the waterfront is perfect anytime during the day and unbelievable on warm, sunny days.

    The staff was very friendly and helpful over our two day stay.  Parking is difficult most of the day so we used the hotel valet and that worked out perfectly for us as we found ourselves coming and going during the early morning and rush hours.

    We loved the location as it is walking distance from the Ferry Building, AT&T Park and lots of places to eat and drink in between.  Next time, we will bring our pooch.

    21/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    106. Karlie C.
    The hotel itself was decorated nicely as was the room despite the fact that there wasnt much to decorate because the room was so small.
    It wasnt worth the price because of the size and the staff. Housekeeping was nice but the front desk and the valet were less that helpful.
    Location is good for the view of the water and the ferry building but not worth the negatives.
    I would not stay here again.
    Have to pay 40 dollars for parking, valet slow.

    28/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    107. Jamie R.
    Right on the water, with a lithograph worthy view of the Bay Bridge, and urban in every sense of the word.  Can't believe this was the old Y before Klimpton had its way with the property. The lobby is warmed by a fireplace, teas, and staff that will assist with any question.  Late night check- in included a greeting by the night clerk's two cute dogs. My backup wakeup call came from a real human.  Linens were crisp and abundant.  I loved the perhaps inadvertent choice of the room's carpeting design, reminiscent of computer chips.

    03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    108. Matthew G.
    TINY room. Decent location ONLY if you want to be near the Ferry Building. But if you want to be in a fun/active part of town at night this ain't the place.

    The staff were unfriendly; they couldn't be bothered to smile or say "good morning" or "good evening" at any time during our almost 1-week stay. They were also unhelpful; no good suggestions or advice was offered at any time.

    14/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    109. Tina T.
    If you've ever stayed in a hotel in a large city where they ALL have you pay for parking and if you have even a rudimentary understanding of the concept that there are no McMansions available for rent in the center of same cities then this hotel is the perfect place for you!
    We stayed for one brief night on the way through on a high-speed road trip and enjoyed the heck out of the place. The room is plenty big enough with plenty of amenities, soft sheets and a great bed.. (Just so you know...if you would like to borrow a nicer hair dryer, a frequent complaint, it's on the long list of luxury items that the hotel will loan or procure for you. READ people.)
    Dogs, OK. Free wine, every night. Cookies at bedtime, yes. Cocoa, tea and coffee luxury bar in the a.m., yes.
    We got coffee in the morning and walked out the 'back' door and...wow. There is an amazing view of the Bay bridge and San Francisco Harbor. Like RIGHT across the street. Seriously. We giggled and then enjoyed our coffee and the view.

    13/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    110. Merrill H.
    Modern, hip, and keeping you on your toes is what makes Harbor Court special. Free wine every evening? Milk and cookies at 9? Room service food provided by next door sushi restaurant Ozumo? What suprise do you have for me next, Harbor Court? Let's see...

    Aveda bath products!

    iPod alarm clock/radio (mini iPod only)!

    Flatscreen tv!

    A view of the bay!

    Oh, I loved it all!

    I passed on using the oxygen supply that was provided. This is the only hotel I've been to that had a hit of oxygen available! oxia.com

    If I need to feel sexy at Harbor Court, I know I can always slip into one of their leopard print robes. RAWR!

    Harbor Court, you've thought of everything, and more!

    05/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    111. Holly R.
    I can't say Harbor Court is my favorite Kimpton Hotel (Alexis in Seattle) but overall I really enjoyed my stay there.

    The boyfriend and I hit SF for two nights and wanted a place in a good location. Harbor Court is only a few blocks from busses and the BART and of course if you're into walking it's near lots of great places for food and shopping. It's also right by the Ferry Building which has the most amazing farmer's market.

    We got a king room. It was small but every hotel room in SF is small. Kimpton has the best beds of any hotel chain I've ever stayed at and the Harbor Court was no exception. I could have just stayed in bed the whole time if there wasn't so much to do in this city! The only bad thing  (and it wasn't a huge deal) was that the view was of the wall of the building next door. But whatever, we went outside to see stuff.

    One of the nights we enjoyed the free cookies and milk that they offer and relaxed by the fireplace in the lobby. It felt very cozy. Perfect after walking around on a chilly evening.

    Based on the location and the comfy bed I would consider staying at Harbor Court again.

    13/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    112. Jason L.
    I had a great experience at this hotel and I TOTALLY recommend this place!  

    I got a room for $100/night through hotwire.com for the weekend. When I arrived Friday afternoon the friendly front desk person said we could upgrade for free and gave a us a choice of a king size bed and suite, or a queen size bed facing the bay and bay bridge.  We chose the queen size bed with the view, which was amazing, especially for sunrise.

    The room itself was on the small side but comfy - basically what you would expect for a boutique hotel.  The bed was soft and had drawers underneath it to save space.  There's a closet that had these leopard print robes which were quiite *interesting* looking.  The bathroom was clean, toiletries were above average, and there's a long list of free things the hotel will provide for you if forget them.  

    Everyone at the hotel was super friendly and the lounge area on the first floor was laid back and had a modern feel to it.  During the evening they have free wine and soda, and in the morning they have free coffee and hot cocoa.  More food would have been nice, but it wasn't an issue for us especially with the Ferry Building less than a block from the hotel.

    Oh, and the wireless Internet was free as long as you signed up for their free guest rewards program.

    Overall, I found this hotel to be a great value and I would definitely stay here again.  Definitely check out hotwire.com rates, which were ~$40/night cheaper than the list price.

    04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    113. Cath M.
    Needing a place to stay for HI haole... I was fortunate enough to catch their promotional for Bay Area weekend stay for $99 a night! Upon seeing that, I had to book it!

    * decor: modern, clean, nice.
    * service: friendly
    * room: SMALL! then again for $99... I can't really complain. You get what you pay for.
    * bed: uhm... we slept good =)

    I love their wine event at night... oh and they're pet friendly too!

    Very accessible and cool spot if you want to discover Embarcadero + Fisherman Wharf's.

    07/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    114. Sharon T.
    The boyfriend booked our room here for our weekend getaway.  

    The location is extremely convenient.  BART station is about 2 short blocks away.  For those of you taking the BART from SFO, your exit is Embarcadero.  Hotel is also close to the Muni station, for those who are interested to go to the CAL Academy...take the 71 bus.  

    I love that the hotel is pet friendly!  Free dog treats located at the front desk for your four-legged animals.  Iced water is available at all times at the lobby as well.  The room, as everyone else had described, isn't the biggest.  BUT, it was clean.  This area is also quiet during the night.  I've stayed in Union Square area in the past, and there's a lot of hustle & bustle going on late into the night or early morning.  The BF and I would like to come back another time.  

    Oh, and saving the best for last!  HAPPY HOUR 5-6pm daily!  Red wine, white wine, sangria, and beer for freeee!

    30/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    115. Karen B.
    1 - I usually love staying at Kimpton properties.
    2 - If you stay here you have to get a BAY VIEW room.  
    3 - They used to have Aveda shampoo and conditioner (so that was a recent disappointment).
    4 - Wine and beer comp. happy hour is OK.  They should add some nuts to the pretzels (just a thought).
    5 - Best thing about this place is the location.  Easy walk to the Ferry Building (best farmers market ever).

    02/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. J H.
    So first, there was a small dog behind the checkin counter which I thought was neat.  Second there was a well attended happy hour in motion as I passed through the lobby which was also good.  Third, location not horrible, decent proximity to my meetings.  Fourth, I had a great lunch next door (also reviewed).

    But.  This hotel doesn't work for me. It's more youth hostel than hotel. And unless you grab an Internet deal the price is excessive. Room teeny tiny.  The pull thing for the shower on the tub faucet broke so I had to take a semi bath rather than shower.  I didn't complain because really what's the point

    Bed comfortable. Work desk tiny. Bathrobes interesting design but not enuf to make up for full price for half the square footage.

    They pleasantly checked me in early so for that I am appreciative.  

    For business travel I generally don't need to stay at this sort of hotel, where the term boutique actually just means quite small with a crappy view. Accordingly, I will put this on the list of "acceptable if all the other usual choices are sold out."

    13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    117. Corey D.
    Tough one to write y'all. If you know me well, you know I LOVE Kimpton, and if you know me really well you know I LOVE hotels. This one, however, fell a little bit short of what I've come to expect from a line of hotels that I usually enjoy. Two things make what could have been a four star stay a three star review.

    First off, the less than thrilling front desk staff, especially the bell hop/concierge/luggage handler (poor guy does a lot). I didn't at any point feel the warm fuzzy feelings that are so typical of Kimpton. When I think about the Sir Francis Drake in San Fran and The Firesky in Scottsdale, it's like night and day! Not one person said hello when I returned for the day, and there was no acknowledgment, no thank you, no come stay with us again when I checked out.

    The rooms are small. I can't really fault the hotel because Kimpton is known for doing killer things in old buildings, but a small room without much light that faces 7 floors of rooms on the other side of a courtyard wasn't the most inspirational environment (which this chain prides itself on).

    Big shout out goes to Jason, who I imagine might be the GM. He was at every 5pm wine social and made it a point to really connect with guests. Appreciated that mucho.

    Every hotel has a story, they say at Kimpton. It would be hard for me to re-read this one unless some personnel changes were addressed.

    24/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    118. George M.
    Stayed here with my significant other over the Christmas Holiday. It was an, overwhelmingly, positive experience with the only negative being the size of our room. (That noted, however, the non-bay bridge view room was well-proportioned and appointed and, as room sizes tend to be on the smaller side in a city like SF anyway, it was not especially remarkable for its lack of square footage.)

    The positives included:
    - very helpful, friendly staff, particularly the concierge and front desk, all of whom cheerily acknowledged our comings-and-goings throughout our three night stay.
    - the location is fantastic, very near a platform for one of the streetcar lines as well as a subway entrance onto BART, a relatively easy walk (several blocks) to North Beach, and a mere two blocks from the Ferry Building.
    - the morning-time coffee, tea and home-made marshmallows provided a nice start to the day; let alone, the setting for these self-service provisions was quite inviting, with a gas-log fireplace and several seating options (couches, chairs, etc.) Also, there is a great deli-grocery store just around the corner from this hotel, one block away, that carries various breakfast items, baked goods and other snacks (including alcohol).

    We stayed here with a special rate through this hotel's website, and we were quite satisfied. We will be back!

    18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    119. J. G.
    Well....I will say I prefer the Hotel Griffon. Why? First the Harbor uses Osaka Japanese as their room service who are the most self important, snooty establishment I have dealt with. Next for the money a leaky faucet (leaking through the handle) and a shower that would not turn off is not my idea of "getting my money's worth".

    I know I had a bay view room but this old place has small windows which don't really do it justice and the tv mounted to the wall to the right of my bed without the ability to swivel it into some sort of viewable position hurt my neck. Channels were also very limited.

    "Free Wi-Fi" is after you subscribe for free to their loyalty program and they charge double what the Griffon next door charges for use of the gym facility (YMCA next door). They also charge $40 plus tax per night for parking...yikes!

    Ladies do not use their hair dryer. It grabs your hair and sucks it in and it HURTS. Can't believe hotels of this price give a folding travel dryer from the dark ages for their clients expensive hair.

    I don't feel I got my moneys worth (over $300 per night) but some people might think so.

    Location is great but lack of reasonably priced food in the area is not ideal.

    24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    120. Michelle L.
    Stayed here overnight before heading to Napa and it met our needs at a decent price. Comfy beds, decent size bathroom but a small room overall. We didn't have a view, but didn't really need one given the short amount of time we were there. Location is good with a handful of restaurants within walking distance, as well as a post office and Walgreens which is always helpful! The lobby is lovely with a fireplace, flat screen TV and wine tastings. We missed the tasting so upon check-in, the receptionist sent up some glasses to make up for it which was a nice gesture. Even nicer, they brought up two full bottles by mistake which we made sure to enjoy by the fire. All in all, Harbor Court is a nice hotel for a quick stay while in San Fran.

    24/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    121. Mike R.
    Stayed here for three nights,
    Fast check in no problem, best bay view.
    Room was clean, service was great.
    No coffee maker in room, but free coffee at lobby.
    Perfect location.
    Will stay here again.

    06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    122. Akvile H.
    Huge..huge fan of this place! Stayed here for the first time this week while on a business trip and the location, price, and ammenities were superb. The staff was friendly, the rooms were small but VERY comfortable, not like you should stay inside of your hotel while in San Fran anyways, lol.

    They have good pricing, complimentary cookies, treats, and they are pet friendly (your dog gets free treats too!). They are in an excellent location, right across the street from the water, Bay Bridge, the Ferry Building, and right on the pier...perfect! You can also play Nintendo Wii in the lobby!

    Ozuma, a japanese restaurant is connected next door if you want some drinks and amazing dinner, Perry's two doors over for a superb breakfast, and  YMCA if you would like to work out next door. Great hotel!

    I would most definitely stay here again..however, they really should have free wifi ;)

    26/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    123. Raza M.
    I would definitely recommend this place. Great location close to everything, yet it was surprisingly quiet. The view from my room was great, the good thing was there wasn't much to morning light to wake me up. The bed was comfortable, I had the much need comfortable sleep after a hectic day.

    I arrived mid day and the staff was pretty quick to get me checked in. The room was a bit small but was clean. Everything was already put in place. Unlike my last hotel in San Francisco this one had free WiFi, though annoyingly you have to sign up for some membership. No complimentary coffee in room though.

    I like milk and cookies served in the lobby before bed, nice touch.

    14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    124. Rachel F.
    Hotel: Super cozy bed. It's the most important part of a hotel so I'm going to get right to it.  A warm and welcoming fluff of white, I often don't care for a big comforter that gets too hot, but it was just the right balance.

    The room was a touch tight considering it was only me. I would think with two people in there might make it a little too cozy? And I wasn't a huge fan of the shower. It had a bunch of settings but the stream just wasn't quite strong enough for my liking. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be hailed on, but I want to feel certain that all of the conditioner is adequately being washed out.

    I also found it a bit annoying that they charged me an extra $400 as a holding fee for incidentals. Damn. How many mini bottles did they think I was going to be downing while at my stay?

    On the flip side, this lobby is pretty fabulous. Super nice folks, genuinely interested in helping you get a cab, etc. Immediate smile on my face when they had milk and cookies out at our late arrival. And then decent coffee every morning and free wine happy hour 5-6. Man I love Happy Hour and Cookies. They even had a Wii hooked up in one corner of the lobby and great lounging circles to house multiple groups. This is definitely a good pick for traveling with people that you actually want to hang out with even if you aren't sharing a room. And that's probably for the best.

    15/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    125. Alix D.
    The Harbor Court is our favorite place to stay when visiting San Francisco twice a year. It has always had impeccable service, friendly and attentive staff, and spotless rooms. The staff always remember my husband and myself by name. The lobby is charming with a fireplace. In the mornings there is hot coffee and tea, and in the evenings there is a nightly wine reception.

    The location is unbeatable. It is right on the Embarcadero with a spectacular view of the bay bridge. It is walking distance to all public transportation which makes it so easy to navigate the city. Also, because of its location in the business district, there are very few homeless people which can be a HUGE problem in other areas of the city.

    On our visit this week, we were privileged to meed Alexa who provided the best service we have ever had at the Harbor Court. This not an easy feat, as the service at this hotel has always been FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! The entire hotel staff, from the cleaning staff to the bell men are happy and courteous. Some of our favorites are Francisco, Neil, Chris, and Daniel. If I forgot anybody, it is purely bad memory and not a reflection of the service provided.

    The parking is $45 per night which is so inexpensive for San Francisco. You also get unlimited in and out privileges for that amount.

    This will always be my first choice when staying in San Francisco!!!!!!!!!

    03/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    126. Kristen P.
    Hard to find a Kimpton property I don't like.  The staff was very very helpful.  Who doesn't like cookies and Milk every night? They still bring me a fish when I ask even if they phased out that program - Love my fish! Perfect location when running the San Francisco Marathon - very happy and will be back again.

    07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    127. Jennifer M.
    This is a really great boutique hotel in an amazing location. Everything was flawless but what stood out the most was Nester, a member of the hotels front desk. His customer service skills are among the best I have ever seen at any hotel chain! Will stay here when in S.F every time now!

    19/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    128. Kelly O.
    Based on location- yuck!  For a Kimpton, this hotel fell under my expectations compared to their other hotels in the City, but it was still a pleasant experience.  The hotel has a very small "lobby" but an extremely large and inviting reception area.  This space is decorated nicely and is comfortable.  However, my room layout was odd... The front door could not open with the bathroom door open (which didn't stay shut unless it was latched) and the view out of the windows looked directly into the room windows of the second pier of the hotel... With sheer draperies.  This made for some interesting views at times, which I guess if your into that sort of thing this is a plus rather than a negative.  Anyway, as always with Kimpton hotels, the staff is very friendly and accommodating.  This hotel is pet friendly which is fun for most guests who like dogs and a nightmare for those who don't.  (I like 'em)
    The worst and only really BAD part about the experience is the hotel location.  Unless there is a reason to stay in this specific location, it's too far from everything.  It's across from the ferry building which is really the only cool thing near-by. (phenomenal farmers market on Saturday  mornings!)  In addition to the grid placement, the facility is surrounded by closed business whose empty doorways seem to create a harbor for homeless.  Two doors down from Harbor Court's front door, I had the joy, three times a day, of walking by a disgusting mess of empty peanut butter jars, spilled boxes of cereal, some pile of unidentified liquid/solid and general trash. It looked like it had been there a while.    
    All in all, this hotel was just ok. I gave this facility three stars based on comparable hotel locations, room layout, and overall experience.  Definitely not bad but not really good either.

    10/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    129. Jeffrey S.
    This was my inauguration into the Kimpton family of fine hotels, and I'm duly impressed.

    I arrived before check-in, so rather than bother the staff to let me in early I plopped myself down in the lobby and set up camp. I cruised the interwebs to catch up on the news using their wi-fi which was super speedy and free once I signed up for their customer loyalty program (also free).

    I had a front row seat to first impressions as guests made their way into the hotel. "Oh, this is nice," and, "I love the decor here."

    Agreed. It's chic without being frou-frou. Nice without trying too hard.

    That held true once I made my way to the room. Wonderfully detailed and well appointed, if not a wee bit small. This is San Francisco, after all. The bed filled the majority of the main room, but the bathroom was spacious and clean. A nice shower and lots of fluff in the towels. The view from my room was to the next building, so no points there.

    The staff took care of me, and even the other guests were friendly. They had a wine reception in the lobby each afternoon which looked to be well attended, although I never made it there myself. I did, however, take full advantage of milk and cookies in the lobby every evening. Hello shooga!

    A bit pricey (again, this is S.F.) but a great out of town stay and warm welcome to Kimpton.

    11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    130. Jessica W.
    If you're on a small budget and you wanna stay near Embarcadero - This is THE perfect hotel!  

    The rooms are small but just enough to have a wardrobe to feel like home and a nice cozy bed to sleep in.  It was a little awkward to have the ironing board out and try to watch TV and/or move around the room... But all ikn all a great room - loved the shampoo/conditioner offered.  

    The selling point for this hotel is the GREAT PRICE, the Happy Hour, and location!  They are also a dog-friendly hotel - so feel free to add your pup onto the roster!  

    Security is a priority there so you will have to list the names of guests in your room and they will need to show ID upon entry ot the hotel in order to gain access after hours.  We made the "but what if we suddenly wanted to bring back a prostitute for a threesome" joke and they just... Well, didn't get it.  haha

    What took the stars away for me was trying to leave the hotel.  With everything being just average there and with the extra perk of the Happy Hour - we were left wanting when we had to wait for 300 minutes for the Valet to bring us our car.  We are pretty sure we could have walked to get it ourselves with the luggage and gotten out of there faster.  Not to mention we were very hung over and just wanted to get home.  =0)

    I do recommend this hotel to all my friends looking for a nice quiet place to rest after fun in the city!

    01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    131. Cara L.
    If I could sum this hotel down to one phrase of recommendation to stay here, it would be this:

    Hello, leopard-print bathrobe.

    Oh, sure... I can elaborate a little more if you want me to.

    As I walked into this super mod hotel I was impressed by the decor and the emphasis on eco-friendliness. Great service was something I knew I was going to receive right off the bat, without speaking to anyone. A plate of cookies sat enticingly at the check-in counter, while a spread of large carafes of citrus/cucumber infused ice water was there for refreshing. Basically after you walk in you immediately feel like saying, "SCORE!"

    The rooms are small, but that's what I expected from this boutique-ish hotel. Besides, as with most hotels like this, the small amount of space is used to the maximum efficiency level. That was definitely the truth at Harbor Court. Storage under the bed, shelves, and an armoire. Perfectly clean, minimized, modern and streamlined.  

    What's the best part about staying in these types of hotels? The freebies, of course! Aveda products stocked in the rooms, free Wi-Fi and loads of amenities that you wouldn't expect to a hotel to just give away. All you have to do is ask! Plus, if you like to get a little spendy, they offer in-room mani/pedis and such. Warm socks for purchase and all sorts of luxury things. YAY!

    Just a little note: If you sign up for their rewards program (when you log onto their Wi-Fi), bring your member number up to the front desk and they'll give you $10 off your room tab. Hello, mini bar!

    06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. Chad C.
    The hotel was very nice and boutique!  The rooms are very very very small and I stress the word small.  Be careful when booking in regards to view rooms and non view rooms. The front desk staff was very friendly and called me and by friend by name each time we entered or exited the hotel. The hotel has valet service for parking which is not quick. Normally took 20-30 minutes to get the car once we were downstairs   This was after calling 10-15 minutes from the room. Overall I was pleased.  I would consider staying here again if the opportunity were perfect.

    25/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    133. Marcia M.
    My flight was delayed around 3 hours so when I arrived at the Harbor Court Hotel at 11:30 in the evening,...let's just say that I was a tad "moody".

    As I was checking in and struggling to keep my eyelids open, I leaned against the counter to observe my new temporary home for the week. The lobby was a nice marriage of modern accents and vintage comfort. Cookies were laid out for guests who were feeling snacky. Perched on a console, fresh decanters of lemon and cucumber infused water were available to clear palates for those who enjoyed an evening of whiskey and wine.

    I suddenly felt the urge that I myself was being watched. I looked around and finally peered down to see a bulldog looking right up at me. My first instinct was that of concern because he was flying solo and didn't have anyone of the human species in his entourage. It became very clear within moments from his doggy swagger that he was actually an employee of the hotel.

    Oh. How. My. Mood. Changed.

    Why didn't I get the memo that the Harbor Court Hotel was so charming and pet friendly too? My little Chico and Bellini would have made the perfect travel companions!
    There are also Pet Retreat packages available that include court yard rooms, pet beds, and treats. Surprisingly, there are no restrictions on how many pets you can bring and they can be any size too!

    My room was not large or overly posh but I liked the nice balance of contemporary, comfort,  and cleanliness.
    The quirky leopard robe was a fun unexpected touch as well.
    The Aveda products were an added bonus along with the irresistible mini fridge stocked with some of my favorites. Yes. I ate the whole bag of salt and vinegar kettle chips on my first night. It may have been the best $5 I have ever spent. The leopard robe fit a little snug after that.

    Each evening as we headed back to the hotel from a long day at the office, a reception of complimentary wine and sangria greeted us in the lobby. Needless to say, our little group started having gatherings during this time and enjoyed the ambiance and FREE WINE very much.

    Sushi specials are also available from 4-6 catered by the hotel restaurant.

    I would definitely book another stay the next time I am in San Fran but my furry brigade will be with me the next time.

    Tip: The Harbor Court Hotel is about a $40 cab ride from the airport but very close to all of the action in SOMA. We walked to many places or paid a few bucks for transportation.

    07/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    134. Gabi M.
    Earlier this month, I stayed four nights at this hotel.  It's conveniently located near the Embarcadero and plenty of restaurants and shopping.  Staff is friendly and like all Kimpton properties, they have a happy hour daily with free wine (and pretzels).  They also have fresh cookies out each night, and they're dog friendly.  

    Harbor Court does not have a fitness room but they are located right nextdoor to the Embarcadero YMCA, and for a $10 daily fee, you can take advantage of that.

    The reason for only three stars?  The rooms (especially the bathrooms) could use a face lift.  This is probably the oldest Kimpton property I've stayed in.  Would I return? Sure.  Would it be my first choice of hotels in San Fran? Nope.

    30/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    135. Vivek S.
    The Harbor Court Hotel is my first foray into the Kimpton brand of hotels, and I wasn't disappointed. The rooms aren't huge and it's not dripping in luxury, but little touches make for a charming stay. Like the complimentary wine hour at 5pm, or the evening cookies in the lobby (of which I ate at least a dozen) or the basketful of puppies we discovered at the front desk one night. (Yes, really.)

    The (pet-friendly) rooms are oddly shaped and sized, but were sufficient for my modest needs. Wireless Internet is $10 a day or free for anyone with a Kimpton loyalty account (which is also free). My cabal and I spent many an hour in the expansive hotel lobby in couches by the fireplace or around their glass-top dining tables. Guests also have access to the Embarcadero YMCA for $10 a day. As I will mention in another review, the Y is a fantastic place to work out. For the service alone, this definitely gets my recommendation.

    Obligatory Title Pun: I'm HARBOURing strong feelings for this hotel.

    Menu Readability: I just want to mention the logo here, which are series of Tim Burton-esque pseudo-concentric circles. It's messed up.

    Need to mention: Why this place isn't five-stars: no breakfast. Not even a granola bar. I'd gladly chop 15 minutes from the afternoon boozeup for a morning snack. Alternatively you can drop 15 bucks for barely a continental brekkie. Boo-urns.

    What this place teaches me about myself: You know you've developed a sense of entitlement when you walk into a hotel room and scoff that's there's only one bed. I'm a douche.

    07/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    136. Mike M.
    This hotel came highly recommended to me. By highly recommended I mean my company paid for me to stay here.  But they've praised this place to much, that I knew I was in for a treat, but not for the reasons you might think.

    First things first, the rooms are small.  But you are in San Francisco, what are you doing in your room?  Wait...maybe don't answer that.  Either way, the rooms are small but that's not the end of the world.  Be sure to explore the tiny room, if you don't, you might miss the leopard print bathrobe that the hotel provides for your stay.

    The only random part of the stay was that I discovered my room had given an iron with a European outlet on it.  Obviously a tourist had done a switcheroo, but there is nothing more annoying than when I can't iron my t-shirts. That and the hotel dog ended up on my lap while hanging in the lobby but only after he peed on the floor.

    What we really need to talk about is the free stuff.  The internet is free if you sign up for their loyalty program. There is free wine and sangria in the lobby between 5pm and 7pm. Later on at night, look for the cookies and milk.  First thing in the morning you can find lots of hot coffee and tea in the lobby until 10am.

    Given the location of the hotel, you may pay a little extra for the tiny room, but given the free stuff, it is definitely worth it.

    05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    137. John L.
    yeeeesh - really??? MAYBE IF I WEREN'T SO DAMN HUNGRY THE PLACE WOULD HAVE A BIT MORE CHARM.   A little funky for a Kimpton.

    Usually a big fan of Kimpton properties. Usually staff acts like staff in a quality four star hotel. Not so much tonight. Late crew a bit distracted.

    Hit town late tonight (1030).  Have not eaten all day because had to work. Nothing, I mean, nothing around the Embarcadero is serving food. Everything shuts down at 10.  All restaurants in area have shut down the kitchen. The adjacent restaurant is one of those fusion sushi drinking holes. Room service? As - fucking - if.  This is not the fault of the hotel except insofar as management elected not to include an operating kitchen on this property.

    Restaurants in adjacent hotels? FOAD, buddy, we ain't serving after 10.  Honestly, you'd think you're in Orange County.  And after such a great experience a few blocks away at the intercontinental a couple of weeks ago. This is not the fault of the hotel.

    blood sugar lowering, lowering, getting more and more pissed as I sit here in this tiny interior room. urge to eat trendy wallpaper from the walls growing, growing, growing... Calling cab at 1130 to be able to eat something across town before I pass out.

    Oh - cheap-ass CFLs in the bathroom and around the bed took so long to warm up to provide their weak, watery light that I thought they had been unscrewed. Not so nice.

    Finally --- and this is muy, muy importante to the pleasure traveler unless you are on an extreme budget --- get a bay view room.  My room could be charitably characterized as an "atrium-view room." See attached pictures for the sweeping panorama from my international luxury roomette.

    glad this is just business and not a vacation trip.

    07/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    138. Stephanie H.
    Best view of the Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero. It's distinct location is perfect for a walk to the Ferry Building AND you can bring your pups cause this place is perfect for your FFF's. I have to say that of all the puppy friendly places I've stayed in, this one is by far one of the best. They cater to your pups. Me and the husband got a king, view room and when we entered the room, it had two plump dog poufs waiting near the bed. Not to mention when we asked for dog bowls, they were brought up right away with no delay.

    If you're a runner, there's a runner's map inside the room. The beds are so plush and soft and you might just wake up with your back sore if you're not used to comfort. Haha. The view though--killer. You can't beat waking up to San Francisco with the glistening waters and bridge to greet you. With the Ferry Building in walking distance,  and restaurants like Ozumo's below, you're set for a date weekend with your other.

    01/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    139. Julie T.
    I loved my stay at this hotel! It's in a great location, the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are spacious, the lobby has complimentary water and cookies, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are affordable!!!! We booked the room for Halloween weekend and it was only $99 each night! I will definitely stay here again.

    Bay view rooms are highly recommended. My friends paid $125 for the night and had a view of the bay bridge. It was beautiful!

    Parking, however, is $40. I think it was for a night because my friends had to take their car before 2pm on checkout day because they would have been charged hourly. Or maybe because they had checked out.. Not sure. I parked on the street two blocks away for free at a meter but I did have to get up at 7am to feed the meter (which took credit card) and it was $11 for over 3 hours. It was worth getting up and paying much less in my opinion.

    22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    140. Damien S.
    Upon stepping through the portal of my fourth floor room, I re-entered the womb. It's cozy, as Realtors say. Snug. The bed, with its meager comforter and body length pillow, slept me well and kissed every wall of the room. There is no workspace, as feng shui dictates I dare not open the laptop on my bed. The Waterpik shower head pummels my cranium with power-urine streams, and the monogrammed towels dry me as towels should.

    But let's talk about what's important. And what's important are cookies.

    At 9p, plates of fresh baked chocolate cranberry angel-cow patties are available. But prior? Free wine at 5p. But prior? I got nothing. During my next stay, I will spend a majority of my time in the lobby. It's where the action is. It's where I'll be. Oh, there's a Wii and a fireplace.

    Small guest rooms, large hospitality, large mini bar bill ($5 M&Ms better be dipped in gold!), small community.

    Damie likey, Damie want wingy.

    05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    141. Cheryl G.
    The Harbor Court is my favorite place we've stayed in San Francisco. I think getting upgraded to a bay view room did the trick!  The location is unbeatable. We used to live in San Francisco for 15 years so we don't want to be in Union Square or any place so hopping. We want it to be quiet at night and close to our favorites in the Ferry Building. It is still super appealing for those of you that are new to the city. You can just hop on Muni or Bart and get to most any destination.

    The staff was very friendly and we were greeted each time we came and went. They have a wine happy hour, cookies and milk later in the evening and coffee waiting for you when you wake up! My only issue with the room would be that an exhaust fan in the bathroom is a necessary thing. It's small to begin with so it steams up very quickly. And, let's be honest, it creates some nice white noise when you need a little privacy.

    12/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    142. Tom H.
    The hotel is great, but if you have a car make sure you take all valuables out if it before giving it to the valet.  I left a flash drive in my car which mysteriously vanished on my last day there.

    My fault for being trusting, but never again.

    14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    143. Cynthia D.
    Love the Kimpton Hotels! Love the Harbor Court! Here's what I love -
    Central location...especially to the Ferry Building and all the great food.
    Clean and well appointed rooms. Not large, but big enough for city livin.
    Leopard print robes. Grrr.
    Wine hour! Wines are always pretty good.
    Coffee and cocoa in morning, water always in lobby.
    Free $10 mini bar for loyalty club members.
    Free bikes to use. And they're cute.
    This is not the Ritz but still they all call you by name and are so friendly.
    Super extra above and beyond - staff recognized my Bday with a bottle of champagne and some dessert. So unexpected and kind!
    We especially loved our bellman. I think his name was Luis and he was so helpful and nice in every way.
    Many more unexpected little things every time you go.

    Only a few cons -
    The $45 for parking is the only reason I can't bear to give it 5 stars. Even with city pricing this seemed outrageous.
    Lots of rooms with just a building wall view. Make sure to ask and request what you want.

    Other than that, a great experience and I will be back. Thank you Harbor Court for a wonderful time. Great job!

    29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    144. Eli R.
    So the weekend of January 5th we booked a room at the Marriott Hotel in Union Square, unfortunately things went wrong with my reservations and I had to last minute find somewhere to stay or drive back home in the rain! Well we happened to find this place through hotels.com . It was a reasonable price for a 4 Star hotel so we went for it.

    We arrive at the hotel and reluctantly decide to valet the car (turns out to be a great idea due to the meters running Sunday and we were later informed by locals  that due to the whole occupy movement there are more homeless people in the area and a lot of car break ins-Valet has in and out privileges too).

    The staff there was extremely nice and accommodating! We checked in and they informed us about their free happy hour from 5pm-6pm which consisted of free wine and beer! They also give out free milk and cookies at 9pm, nice right?

    The room was clean and had a nice flat screen, but it was just a little small which is why I gave it 4/5 stars. The hotel is really close to the Embarcadero and in walking distance of restaurants.

    I enjoyed my stay and the service alone is reason for me to go back!

    14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    145. Pat D.
    We were lucky to get a great deal on Saturday night at this boutique hotel. The staff on that day was very friendly and gave us a showroom on the eighth floor.  Apparently, the showroom is one made to be shown to prospective buyers/investors in the hotel. Although we were not there to do either, we did love the room and the great view of the Bay Bridge from our windows.  It just so happened the the bridge was showing the "Bay Lights" work of artist Leo Villareal and we watched the lights on the bridge change images for quite a while that night.

    Parking is $45 dollars per night but guests do have in and out privileges which allowed us to drive to the restaurant where we had made reservations. On the same block as The Harbor Court is Perry's Bar which we headed for soon after we were checked into our room as there is no restaurant or bar in the hotel itself.

    There is complimentary coffee each morning and as we availed ourselves of the service, we asked the Sunday morning staff to ask the parking valet to get our car.  Apparently, the Sunday morning folks behind the desk are not as friendly nor as efficient as their Saturday counterparts, so our car did not come at the appointed time and we had to find the valet ourselves. Luckily he brought it quickly and we had enough time to get to Sunday morning mass at St. Mary's Cathedral.

    Other than the valet incident, we found The Harbor Court Hotel to be one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in and will definitely come back.

    04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    146. Cathy S.
    Perfect location for a stay in the city. Best of all, the staff is great! Loved everything about the hotel!

    Well, except that although I booked one of their last minute deal rooms (non-refundable) with the description of an  unparalleled bay view , it was not. They upgraded my room, but not for free. It was only an additional $20 or so, making it a good deal still. Ideally it would have been a free upgrade due to the description of the room I booked. However, since I didn't ask for a free upgrade I suppose I can't complain at not getting one, right?

    Still, I enjoyed my stay and would return again.

    29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    147. Gourmet G.
    When Kimpton bought the Embarcadero YMCA in Summer 1989, the building included four hundred rooms with bunk beds and one shared bath per floor. Renovation to convert it into a 131-room boutique hotel was underway when the Loma Prieta quake rattled the city and sent the freeway crashing to the street below, unexpectedly providing future guests with spectacular views of Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge. Talk about serendipity. While paying homage to the past by retaining the original facade, the property also captures the hipness and flair of its South Beach location in its newly renovated rooms. The elegant decor blends deep shades of gold and purple with dark wood furniture sporting sleek modern lines. LCD flat panel TVs and WiFi provide the latest technology. Other amenities include a work desk with ergonomic chair, two-line phone with dataport and private voicemail, down comforter, fully-stocked honor bar with refrigerator, hairdryer, plush bath robe, iron and ironing board. Double-paned soundproof windows keep out the street noise. Guests have access to all facilities of the YMCA - considered one of the best health club/spas in the city - including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, racquetball and basketball courts, a full variety of classes, aerobic exercise machines and free weights, steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The hotel is just steps from the Ferry Building Marketplace and walking distance to SBC Park and the Moscone Convention Center. Rack rates start at $229.00, although far better deals are available on various hotel discount websites.

    05/08/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    148. John H.
    Great location. Teeny tiny rooms.  No restaurant.  I probably wouldn't go back, with so many other choices in the area.

    25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    149. Lisa H.
    Hotel by the bay bridge.  The bed was really nice.  The view was a view of the alley next door...so basically you could see right into other peoples' room and had to keep the curtains closed the whole time.  There are a lot of restaurants in walking distance.  There were mirrors on the wall, which made the room seem bigger.  The lobby is modern looking but the elevators and hallways seem a little older.  The hotel is pet friendly, a plus!  

    Cons
    - no free Wifi!!
    - the gym is not connected to the hotel and you have to pay to use it

    17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    150. Jenn C.
    for people that complain that the rooms are small..... they are, but if you're planning on staying in your room 100% of your stay, then it shouldn't be a problem. parking is $42 a night and then there's a parking tax... which is why i deducted a star because i've never had to pay a parking tax in my entire life of traveling and staying at different hotels. i stayed two nights and paid almost $100 for parking my car alone.

    the beds are super comfy, the room came with an ihome, blowdryer is on the door hanging in the black bag (i almost freaked out when i couldn't find it), and there are robes and umbrellas for guests to use.

    the location is amazing.. walking distance to fisherman's wharf and the ferry building and only a mile away from union square.

    the service was great as well. the house keeping lady was so friendly that i felt the need to tip her so i left $5 in her cart even though i asked her not to clean my room, the valet was so helpful in directing me to the nearest gas station before my trek home, and the concierge made my check in and check out process very smooth.

    i will definitely be staying here again.

    29/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    151. Sung K.
    By far the best boutique hotel in SF! Service is impeccable. That's all I need to say.

    11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    152. Michael C.
    If you can get past the very tiny rooms you will love this hotel. The best room views are overlooking the bay which are more expensive but worth it. They have a wonderful lobby area with a fire burning with super comfortable chairs and couches. They serve  complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. They do not have a gym but for $10 you get a day pass to the Y next door. The Y equipment is placed so that while you work out you have an incredible view of the bay. Makes the work out much more of a pleasure.

    These folks are super dog friendly even allowing the staff to bring their dogs to work. The location is great with easy access to all the things you might want to see while in town. WiFi is free and works great as well so if you are here on business this is also a wonderful option.

    03/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    153. Risa D.
    Hopped off the plane and into a cab and said "to the Harbor Court Hotel my good man!" and it was good sign when he smiled and nodded and powered off in the right direction. The front desk staff were charming and helpful upon arrival, and sweet to my needy self (allergic to down, forgot my toothpaste, etc.) The linens were changed within minutes, all was well and I slept easy.

    The room I'm in is one of those much documented on Trip Advisor overlooking a depressing closed square of other windows and grey ventilation shafts, but at 50$ a night to upgrade to a room with a view I decided not this time. Why not get artists to cover the inside with murals, or grow ivy, or put some surprising art in the center of this otherwise dead, inaccessible but much viewed space? Just an idea.

    The room itself is quite comfy, tasteful and homey and the sense of being at home is augmented throughout the hotel especially in the large living room area on the ground floor where the complimentary coffee and wine are on offer. The fireplace, couches and strong internet signal make for a cozy place to meet other travelers, get some work done, rendez vous with clients or long lost friends and everywhere I encountered hotel staff they were friendly, cool, unpretentious and warm.

    At 5:30am, hit by a bout of east coast time, I got too twitchy for my room and came down to this living room area hoping to curl up by the fire and drown my (hangover) I mean jet lag! with coffee. I was not disappointed in the coffee department - organic fair trade and delicious Bicycle coffee was hot and ready to go and the couches deep and comfy. Though I was tempted to start moving the furniture around to put comfier chairs in front of the fire instead of the low backed spindly ones there now, I decided to resist my disruptive urges and write this review instead.

    01/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    154. Kristin S.
    This hotel is all about the room with the view!!!! My husband and I go every year for our anniversary and the staff there is always amazing!!! This year we had a gift certificate for a standard queen room. I called to see what it would take to upgrade to the queen view room.  I spoke with Matt and explained how much we enjoy the view room and he made it happen free of charge!!!!!! Once again props to Harbor Court and their staff!!!! We will be back every year!!! Thank you Matt!!

    05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    155. D K.
    Happen to be in San Francisco for my anniversary and spontaneously mentioned it in my booking. Sure enough, a bottle of champagne was waiting for me with some chocolates.  While this is a standard at hotels, I really enjoyed the location of this place.  It was close to my favorite San Fran restaurant Slanted Door and all the pier areas. The staff is very friendly and just polite.  Loved this place.

    06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    156. Anuradha U.
    Kimpton hotels are fantastic great boutique hotel with a great view of bay and and bay bridge. If you make sure to get bay view you will enjoy your stay. Kimpton hotels never fails you. Prior to booking check all the sites such as priceline, hotels and then call Kimpton Hotel services and tell the price you see in those sites and they will gladly match it. As I mentioned don't forget to get a bay view room.

    13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    157. Victoria R.
    When I see people give this hotel a 2 or 3 star rating, it makes me scratch my head.  This place is super fantabulous.  If I could find a better description, please people, let me know.  Can you say "Caters to your relaxation needs"?  

    I see a lot of reviews saying the rooms are too small?  I mean seriously, how much room do you need to sleep?  The rooms are a decent size and are decked out with great modern furnishings and is definitely aesthetically pleasing.  I can't picture someone going into their room, looking at the amazing view of the bay, and being glum because the room is small.  They do have flat screen TV's mounted on the walls, but we didn't want to squander our stay sitting in front of a TV.  They also have a deck for your iPod that we took advantage of though.  

    From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was nothing but friendly and accommodating.  The check in person took the time to ask about our stay and if we had ever stayed with Harbor Court before.  When we said this was our first time, he offered us an upgrade to a bay view room.  Already we were off to a good start.  After getting us checked in, he informed us about the 5-6pm COMPLIMENTARY wine reception!  And if that was not enough, fresh baked cookies at 9pm =)  The wine reception was amazing.  They provided a red and white wine along with Anchorsteam and wine coolers for those who don't drink wine.  Ooooh...and pretzels to munch on.  There's also a Sushi Restaurant next door and can be entered from the hotel.  We didn't even have to leave the premises if we didn't want to.  Talk about relaxation made easy!

    Their lobby is decorated so cute and has lounge chairs, tables to possibly do work on a laptop or read the newspaper, and a fireplace to sit in front of.  They have some entertaining things to distract yourself in the lobby with, like a Wii and a humongous chess board.  We stayed down there for 2 hours just lounging and relaxing.  The hotel is pet friendly so we enjoyed watching the little pooches come in and out.  

    The beds were comfy and no noise so I slept like a baby!  You cannot beat waking up in the middle of the night to see the view of the Bay Bridge all lit up.  Well maybe you can beat it by staring out of the window at sun up.  I would have to say it was very picturesque.

    The only thing is that the hotel can be pretty expensive at times.  But if you find a good day like we did, it's not any more expensive than staying at a hotel that doesn't provide as much service, friendliness, or entertainment.  

    I definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in San Francisco.  Everyone should experience this place at least once.  If you're looking for a great place to feel comfortable in, you will not be disappointed by Harbor Court.

    03/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    158. Amy M.
    There was an "old and creepy" vibe I felt in this hotel, that none of their new furniture and "modern" decor could hide (or maybe I just have an uncontrollable attention to detail). The "standard" rooms are also ridiculously tiny, so tiny that when you open the door it almost touches the bed, and there's not much space other than that. View out the window was other people's rooms about 15 ft away. It was actually so depressing that I upgraded rooms as soon as I stepped in there. The Bay View rooms have a much better view, and are slightly bigger, although still smaller than your average hotel room. One plus is that the bed and linens are very comfortable. That was definitely their saving grace, in my opinion.

    My experience with the service was actually decent, so I guess this is hit-or-miss (since it seems others had a bad service experience). I had a few requests for the front desk which they were always helpful about, as well as the room change.

    If you plan to ever watch TV in the room, it's good to know that they don't have all cable channels. They have basic channels, and then a handful of select cable channels, as well as "pay per view". I wasn't planning to be in the room much, but it would have been nice to have the options. Meh.

    01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    159. Jessica S.
    Went here for my 5th wedding anniversary. Front desk staff was amazing. Spend the extra money for a view of the bay the rooms are small but very nice. The bar next to the hotel is hopping on Saturday night. I will look here first next time I go to San Francisco.

    31/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    160. Debby C.
    Wonderful stay.  Staff was welcoming and truly cared if everything was okay.  Rode on the elevator with two workers who inquired about my room and let me know that if anything was not to my satisfaction to let them know.  Very quiet room. Great view.  Great location.  I will definitely return.  Always like the wine social plus great options.

    02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    161. lily r.
    I needed a place near Embarcadero/downtown to stay for a night during a conference in San Francisco and happened upon this little gem---chose it originally for the price and the "look" of the photos and absolutely loved it!  The room was efficiently sized, and I didn't feel crowded at all due to a very good layout and design.  The colors are vibrant and warm, and the decor from the lobby to the bathroom wallpaper was just delightful through and through---it felt very inviting in almost an artsy way though still very upscale---very different from any reasonably priced hotel I have ever been in.  

    The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating, even when I was in a rush and unable to be fully appreciative of their services.  They went out of their way to make sure my stay was easy and that the last thing I needed to worry about while being in a bit of a hurry was my room, bags, or even car (for a fee you can park using their valet service, and leave your car there even past check-out time).  

    They had everything you might have forgotten for free at the front desk, and many more treats in the mini bar at standard mini bar prices---except rather than a quarter can of pringles and coke, everything inside is organic and delicious---or at least delicious looking, I admittedly was only there for a night and didn't indulge.  

    The bed...OH THE BED!  It was so incredibly comfortable and soft, with big fluffy pillows.  Slept like a baby.  

    I can imagine staying here anytime I am in town for business, or even if I were ever to travel to San Francisco for a vacation.  It was a truly unique hotel experience---the sort you would hope for in visiting a unique city like SF!

    23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    162. Dave T.
    I travel a lot on business and I really only look for a few things in a hotel. A comfy bed, a quiet room, polite staff, a good shower and good easy to use WiFi.

    This place doesn't meet my expectations. The bed is comfy, I'll give them that, but as for quiet, my room features two ventilation ducts that are constantly noisy making it difficult to sleep. The shower is disappointing at best. The WiFi isn't free as advertised. You either have to pay $11 a day or sign up for their loyalty program which based on my first few minutes will spam you. Even when you do that the internet speed is abysmal, particularly for an SF hotel.

    I won't be staying here again, plenty of better options on the same street.

    30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    163. Phuong T.
    Holy cow, what a great modernize hotel. Joseph aka China Town expert was so generous enough to upgrade  our room to a bay bridge view room..FOR FREE!!!. It was such a pleasant stay! The hotel is right on the Embarcadero and a two minute walk from the Ferry Building. The lobby is very inviting. They have coffee & ice coffee in the morning for their guests. They have wine hour at 5pm... and at 9pm cookies and ice cream. I will definitely book my stay here again!!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

    (Make sure you call them and ask about the room you're getting, the first room we got was a tight squeeze, if there is room, they are very nice about upgrading you)

    09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    164. Charles P.
    Very thoughtful staff and great location for affordable price.  The only downside is the architecture of the building (very old, therefore very small windows blocking otherwise amazing views of the bay), and decor (someone very confused decided leopard print robes and zebra print socks would fit well with the otherwise simple room).

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    165. Jen C.
    Great View, close to At&t park and the Ferry Building. great view of the Bay Bridge and extremely friendly staff. Cute little wine hour and milk and cookies at night.

    BUT...

    There was no AC and the rooms were cramped.

    26/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    166. Megan V.
    Perfect location for a stay in the city. Best of all, the staff is great! Loved everything about the hotel.  It   has always had impeccable service, friendly, and attentive staff, and Spotless rooms.

    The staff was very friendly and helpful.  Who doesn't like cookies and milk?

    Every night?  They still bring me a fish when I ask even they phased out the program-love.

    My fish! Perfect location when running the San Francisco Marathon -very happy and will be back again.

    11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    167. Kim A.
    The hotel experience was okay. It didn't give me that "WOW! This is such a cool cool hotel" vibe.

    It was just okay.

    26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    168. karen l.
    We had such a wonderful stay at this boutique hotel. We will definitely be back.
    The staff was so friendly & the service top-notch. Great location! Walking distance to the Ferry Building, the Trolley & many great restaurants.

    27/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    169. Laura W.
    The staff was so friendly. Especially Matt! Celebrated our 2nd anniversary and he made it special. Great location if you are unfamiliar with the City, this is a great spot. as its a quick walk to AT&T park and the Ferry Building. Great spot if you are familiar and just want to stroll the Embarcadero. .

    27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    170. Shelly G.
    We booked a king room through Priceline at ~$100/night. Not surprisingly, we got a view of the alleyway with no generous offers to upgrade, but that's understandable because we were there for an entire week. I also didn't feel like shelling out an extra $350 just to stare out a window longer.

    Pros: Free coffee, wine, and cookie/ice cream hours. Comfy bed, good room service, free wi-fi, great location in the Embarcadero.

    Cons: $40 to park a car overnight - guess that's typical for SF? Older valet gentleman with the slicked back hair wasn't the friendliest...I felt like we were a slight annoyance to him. The young, tall one who brought our bags to the top of the stairs when we first arrived was really friendly, though. I wish I were better with names, sorry.

    Overall the stay was pleasant for the value, but it blows my mind that rooms can be $300+ a night if you book directly from their website. It's a cute place but not worth $300. We can't all be so easily won over with cookies and alcohol...

    09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    171. Ali A.
    I'm not quite sure why the average review of this hotel is so high. I'm wondering if I just happened to end up with one of the worst rooms in the building (401). Bathroom had areas of mildew, and shower base looked old & dirty. Room was insanely tiny, but I think that is the case for most rooms in this hotel. Overall, I did not enjoy my experience here, even though I had higher hopes.

    08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    172. S L.
    No. Other hotels do not put a $100 hold on your card. I've stayed at multiple hotels all over the world and I will never stay at this hotel again.

    22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    173. Sheri C.
    The Harbor Court is a nice hotel, great location (one mile walk to the America's Cup Pavilion), beautiful but very small rooms, with wonderful beds.  The Bayview rooms are worth the upgrade, the view of the water is terrific and you have a view of the Bay Bridge light show (not all I hoped it would be).  The staff is polite but not overly friendly.

    They have bikes you can borrow, which makes getting around the city much easier!

    15/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    174. sara p.
    We visited this hotel for my husbands birthday and they did a great job! We knew the rooms are small, so we didn't have issue with that and although small, they are well thought out. Location is fantastic and there is so much within walking distance.  Parking is outrageous, but the whole city has the same problem. With a little work we only paid $30 to park for the 3 days vs. $60 per night.
    The hotel took extra care of my husband with a cupcake and bottle of champagne for his birthday. We also brought our daughter and dog, the staff is some of the kindest and friendliest  we've encountered. We hope to be back very soon!

    16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    175. John C.
    We chose this hotel based on a quick survey of user ratings and we were not disappointed. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and nicely appointed with great views of the bay and the bay bridge.

    We had made reservations at the hotel's website, taking advantage of a deal that included parking and when circumstances forced us to leave early, the hotel was very understanding and accommodating.

    Price range is not moderate but not pricey. It's what you would expect to pay for being right on the bay.

    WiFi is free when you sign on at their website.

    There's complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Altogether very nice. Thoroughly recommended!

    02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    176. Berna B.
    This is barely a 2 star hotel.  Location is great.  It's a Kimpton, so they have some classy elements (Arnold Palmers and fruit waters in the lobby), but the rooms are NYC-sized hotel rooms.  Once you get inside, it's hard for 2 people to maneuver their way around.  Carpets are worn.  TV has to be put above the closet.  Bathroom is decent sized.  I'd look elsewhere next time...one and done.

    30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    177. Tyree G.
    True, the rooms are not ginormous, however, this hotel definitely deserves 5 stars! By far the best hotel I've stayed at in San Francisco, and even though I haven't stayed at a million different hotels in the city, I have been to quite a few (visiting), and I recognize the good and the bad. The Harbor Court Hotel is definitely the GOOD!

    So the rooms here are really quaint (yes a nice way of saying on the smaller side), but honestly, it was perfect for us for one night, especially because we mainly used it to just sleep. Also, even though they are on the jumbo side they are really nice overall.

    What really makes this hotel stand out is the service, the service people! I mean isn't that what we generally look for in hotels, besides how clean and nice (obviously) it should be. I could go on for hours but I will sum it up for everyone:

    -Everyone who worked here were extremely nice and helpful
    -We asked if we could check in early and the wait was literally about 15 minutes
    -Upon check in the guest services person saw that it was my bf's bday, the reservation was under his name, and offered to upgrade us to a view room for free
    -Pet friendly
    -No PET FEE, yes you read that right
    -Later in the day one of the concierge people brought up a free bottle of wine because of the bday celebration
    -They also brought up a whole spread for Seau (our little jack russell puppy)
    -Free Wi-Fi
    -Free wine and beer hour
    -Free milk and cookies at 9:00 PM
    -Walking distance to the Ferry Building
    -Always took care of our needs right away!

    This will be one of my first go to hotels in the city. You will definitely love the Harbor Court Hotel if you choose them. I wanna go back already!

    04/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    178. Eric W.
    I stayed her one night for work and it's already one of my favorite Kimpton properties. And I've been to their hotels in SF (many times), Seattle and Salt Lake City.

    The hotel has a great location right on the Embarcadero. It's near the Ferry Building with its great market.

    The staff was friendly. However, I had the worst room in the hotel -- right across from the elevators. But I slept fine. So it's amazing I like this hotel so much considering my lousy room.

    The wine hour is neat in the afternoon. I also enjoyed the free coffee in the morning.

    Hope to return for pleasure next time.

    06/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    179. Dino C.
    The best of the best!  My wife had to go there for a business trip so our dog and I got to hang out by the Bay. We have stayed at the Kimpton in Cupertino as well. The staff really goes out of their way to make sure everything is right. Kudos to Kyle and the housekeeping staff. On two occasions the Head of Housekeeping made sure everything was going well and played with our pooch too!

    We had a beautiful view of The Bay Bridge from our room. No fee for pets! Because we are Kimpton members no charge for parking. It just doesn't get better.

    Thank you for making us (and Dexter) a part of the Kimpton family!

    20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    180. Jessica S.
    I went there on business last month. They first over authorized my account and told me they would fix it. They lied. They charged me even more days after I checked out. I was there for 2 nights at $612.00/ night and my total bill was over $1600.00. I do not have time to file a claim as I live in Los Angeles. Stay away from this place.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    181. Brittany N.
    The Harbor Court Hotel, of the Kimpton family, is the best all-around hotel that I've stayed at in San Francisco.

    (+)  Complimentary cookies & milk at 9pm every night!!!!  I ate 2.5 cookies and a tall glass of milk.  The front desk folks were so good about bringing more milk and cookies when we ran out.
    (+)  Complimentary coffee and tea service every morning until 10am!  
    (+)  Complimentary hosted evening wine hour around 5-6pm!
    (+)  Complimentary refreshing water at all hours of the day--flavored with orange, lemon, or cucumber.
    (+)  Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable receptionists with speedy service.  
    (+)  Affordable.  My room was $130/night, but perhaps this was because it was a holiday discount.  I believe Harbor Court is still more affordable than many hotels in the area, though.
    (+)  Location.  Right on the Embarcadero, near the Bay Bridge.  Morning run to Fisherman's Wharf?  No problem, the trail is right at your doorstep.  Bay Lights at nighttime?  Also at your doorstep.
    (+)  AAA Savings:  Complimentary valet parking in addition to savings on rooms.
    (+)  Free wifi
    (+)  Did I mention...complimentary cookies & milk at 9pm every night!!!!

    (+/-) Pet friendly
    (+/-) Random animal print bathrobes..haha!

    (-) Slight musty smell to the room--although it is pretty unnoticeable except when you first walk in.

    That's about all, folks.  I would come here again and would recommend it to out of town guests...if only for the milk and cookies...lol just kidding.  Only a little.

    28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    182. Kathy W.
    I really like kimptons, but there are better options with this chain in SF. Location is good - easy walk to embarcadero and beautiful views of the bay bridge. Close to BART and right near market street.

    The not so good - rooms, even by SF standards, are tiny. No closet in our room and no way to lay down two big suitcases. We were in a king executive. I would have preferred more room and less view. The place has been renovated style-wise since my last visit, but the new blinds don't block the light, so we were up with the sun. And next door there were barking dogs. Perhaps put all the pets near each other? I like pets but didn't pay to hear them barking at 6 am.

    Overall, not great. Parking is $50 a night, so find a nearby garage if you can or street parking and save your money.

    18/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    183. M G.
    Stayed here as we were in SF for a Giants game on June 7.   We searched many hotels in the area and finally picked this one!!  We are so glad we did!!!  Great price as we booked the night before which included a continental breakfast for $1.00 more!!
    **Clean, and quiet.  Great bed.....cloud like pillows**
    **infused water available in the lobby.  (they also have a wine reception that we did not do and cookies and milk between 9-10 in the evening)
    **A "great room" with a TV, games and a fireplace....fun to hang out
    **Breakfast....simple .......but really, really good.  Croissants were warm, good coffee and fresh fruit bowl. (they do have different choices....you pick and they deliver!!)
    **EVERY member of the staff that we encountered was SO FRIENDLY and made us feel very welcome!!
    ** Parking is $54......same as other places!
    Mentioned that it was my birthday and after coming back from a walk to the Ferry building we found that the staff HAD SET UP A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE, CHOCOLATES AND A CUPCAKE IN OUR ROOM ALONG WITH A BIRTHDAY CARD SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE STAFF.....now that was so thoughtful!!!!

    This was our first stay at this hotel but it will not be our last!!  Thank you for helping make my birthday so special!!  

    WOULD LIKE TO SAY FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH DOGS THAT THIS HOTEL ALLOWS DOGS....ALL SIZES.....ALL BREEDS....WHICH IS AWESOME.  ( we do not have a dog but have friends who do!)

    08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    184. Ashley B.
    My husband and I had an incredible stay here. The room was super clean and comfortable, the view of the bridge was amazing, and they left a hand-signed card in the room with cupcakes, chocolates and more to say happy birthday to my husband :) will definitely return.

    20/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    185. Amber E.
    Really wonderful historic (1926) hotel; I've been wanting to stay here for awhile based on all the positive reviews. Great location, right across from the fabulous ferry building, and the bay view rooms have amazing up-close views of the bay - you feel like you're almost on the water.  Apparently, before the 1989 earthquake, the view was just a wall of cement, but after the Embarcadero Freeway was torn down, it now has a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge.

    The room was cozy (i.e., not very large), but just fine for 1 night w/ super comfy bed, animal print bathrobes (fun), and practical desk.  They have free WiFi, free happy hour wine, and evening cookies, and free coffee in the morning starting really early (nice touch); also use of the top-quality YMCA next door w/ huge swimming pool (thought it was free, but it's $10).  Definitely recommend, especially if you can get a bay view room.

    26/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    186. Mary M.
    I LOVED this hotel! The little special touches like happy hour, coffee and hot chocolate bar, the games available to play by the fire made it great! The staff was friendly and attentive, they had a pet fish in the check in area, even treats for your dog!! I will always try to stay at a Kimpton hotel from no won.

    27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    187. Damon T.
    I stumbled on the Harbor Court hotel by accident while booking a last-minute room in the SOMA/FiDi area for an interview. Kayak had a great deal, so I booked on Friday for Monday night.

    The hotel is a gorgeous, old, historic building on the Embarcadero. The staff is exceedingly friendly. They have cookies at night. The rooms are clean and modern, but unfortunately most of them face another building ~10' away. This makes sleeping in easy, even if you don't mean to do so.

    Location-wise it's great: you're just off Mission with quick access to most of NE San Francisco. If you can find a good deal (I've seen prices under $200 and over $400) it's worth a stay.

    04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    188. Chris P.
    Very nice little room, great price, right around $200 for sat night, great customer service, really nice lobby with fireplace and couches to hang out. Walked directly to the hornblower and that was awesome too.

    The only weird thing was in the morning the lobby smelled like someone took a HUGE dump or a sewer was backed up. I didn't smell it the day prior.

    But I would stay their again. Take bart and walk, No idea where parking would be.

    28/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    189. Dennis O.
    Terrible hotel. Cramped rooms, super slow elevators, snobby staff,and $54 parking. I do not recommend staying here.

    14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    190. C's M.
    Watch out for the small print. We liked this hotel until we booked a room online and needed to cancel a week in advance and they wouldn't honor it. Melinda, the general manager gave the dirty job of telling us we could cancel , sure, but they won't reimburse us, to her assistant, Gabriel, who turned out to be very rude, talked over me a few times, and seemed quite smug about the whole ordeal. Too bad her job is cleaning up messes for Melinda. The staff who clean the rooms have more honest jobs. I'd give this hotel no stars if I could.

    11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    191. Aymie R.
    We really enjoyed our stay at Harbor Court.  The hotel is in a great location - walking distance to Market Street, the trams, Embarcadero, and many top restaurants like Boulevard and Coqueta.

    The main lobby is very inviting - lots of seating areas, friendly and helpful staff, free bikes, complimentary water.  They also set out wine around 5pm, and cookies and milk at 9pm.  Really nice added touches that I really appreciated.

    This was my first time in SF and experience with boutique hotels.  The rooms were tastefully decorated, quiet, clean and comfortable.  Smaller than what I'm used to for the price we paid, but that seems to be the norm in SF.  Our rate also included complimentary continental breakfast, which was delivered to our room each morning. Wi-Fi was free if you signed up for their loyalty program.

    I would absolutey stay here again, and would recommend this hotel to others.

    24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    192. Kristin D.
    If you own a Pit bull, I highly recommend this hotel! No breed or weight limit! Do you know how hard it is to find a hotel that will let a pit bull stay there without having some ridiculous fee attached for insurance or liability? It's pretty damn difficult. The staff absolutely LOVED Madden and treated him like their own! I almost cried because I couldn't believe the hospitality provided for him. Did the mention there actually isn't a pet fee AT ALL?

    The room itself was itty bitty, but Madden loved the bed so I wasn't upset by it. They even give you a complimentary dog bed with dishes so that your pup can eat. The view we had was terrible, but the room was so cute that it was eye candy enough. I loved the little toiletries provided and the robes were pretty crazy.

    The location of the hotel can't be beat. Directly on the harbor right next the AT&T park and the ferry station. It's minutes away from Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square.

    The hotel offers complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Who does that? The only downside was the parking fee, which was as steep as the hills SF are famous for. 50 + tax is a bit much.

    If you sign up for their rewards program, WiFi is free but if not, they charge it to your hotel room.

    All in all I would definitely stay at any of the Kimpton hotels. Especially this one.

    19/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    193. Charcoal B.
    We went there to stay one night with a dog and a baby.  To sum up, we like staying in this hotel.  Nothing luxurious, everything is practical but service is superior.  

    This is a hotel with a good location.  It's across Bay Bridge and minutes away from Ferry Building.  We stayed there for New Year's Eve and were very satisfied with their service.  

    Our room was a king-sized bedroom without view.  We were already glad to be able to get a room, as we booked it at so very last minute.  Took us a while to wait for the room to be ready after we checked in.  Lucky they had a very nice lounge area for us to chill and our luggages had been taken care of.  After about 30 mins wait, our room was done.  It was a small room but with everything needed for a restful night.  

    Room was cleaned well, especially for a hotel which allows animals, it could go really bad.  When we went in the room, the crib we requested was already there.  However, it looked kinda dirty (like food being mashed on it).  We called to request a replacement.  They apologized and immediately have someone come over to replace it.  We also found one of the towels with some brown stains on it.  Though I'm sure it had been laundered, still the stain did look gross.  Besides these the rest was pretty satisfying.  

    Staff was helpful and efficient.  Whenever we called to request something, they brought it up within 5 mins.

    Valet parking, however, was a little problematic.  The wait time to have your car retrieved ranged from 10-40 mins.  So, call ahead before you leave your room.

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    194. Kristina C.
    My husband and I stayed here for one night while visiting San Francisco (we're from SoCal) and the hotel is super clean. However, for the price we paid for ONE night (a little over $200) our room was about the size of a closet! You could barely walk around the bed without brushing the walls, my jaw literally dropped when we opened the door and saw how small it was. Our view was of the alley and dumpsters below, so nothing special, which doesn't really bother me since I don't stay at a hotel just to look out the window, we just shut the blinds. Also, the room got super hot at night, so I got up and decided to turn on the seemingly new A/C - wrong! The AC unit was soooo loud it sounded like we had a giant airplane landing right in our room (and the unit was set on LOW!) so I had to leave it set on the Fan setting to be able to get any sort of sleep without burning up in the heat. The staff was courteous and attentive and the hotel was pretty clean but we will never stay there again! If you end up absolutely needing to stay here because everywhere else is booked (which I don't really see happening because of the # of hotels in the area) then ask for a big room with a view of the Bay bridge. Anything other than that - don't bother!

    21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    195. Terri D.
    Just had our second stay here and love it. Price really reasonable for SF. Service and cleanliness are first class. Linens are awesome. We have small dog and he is always welcome. Would try not to valet here price was $57/night with taxes! Much cheaper parking has to be available. This will always be my first choice for SF.

    05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    196. Hendrix B.
    View of the Bay Bridge, especially at night when the light show is going: 5-stars.
    Location: 5-stars.
    Service: 4-stars.
    Room: 3-stars. Nothing wrong with it, just a bit too small for my taste.

    I travel almost every week for business so have gotten picky about having a large room. If I was doing the vacation thing, I would have no issue with the Harbor Court. It's in a great location very close to lots of restaurants, the Embarcadero, AT&T Park, Financial District.

    My only complaint is the YMCA next door. As the hotel's de facto health club, it does not meet its standards. The equipment is old and the gym feels like it needs a new owner and lots of upgrading. However, this is not a reason to decline to stay at the Harbor Court.

    I highly recommend the Harbor Court.

    16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    197. Bettina R.
    Very good hotel. We had a room with Bay Bridge view. The rooms are great (big abscess clean and comfortable) and everybody is very nice and helpful. Every evening between 5 and 6 the hotel invites all of its guest for a complementary wine hour. I would definitely stay here again

    02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    198. R L.
    I REALLY enjoyed my stay here. Everybody here were super friendly and I loved the fact that they were soooo pet friendly. It was awesome to walk in the lobby and see our babies names written on the welcome chalkboard.

    Also loved the daily wine reception. YUM.

    The only 2 things I didn't like about the hotel were:

    1. Had to pay for daily gym use at the YMCA next door. I think it was $10 or $20 a person, per day.

    2. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and after reading all the yelp reviews about how they give you a little surprise in the room or something...we got nothing. I even called front desk to see if they can still set up something and they said there's nothing they do except to help book restaurants or something. Well... :( The bf actually requested stuff to be set up in the room and he purposely let me open the room door first, but we opened it to a regular room.

    However, the beds were really comfortable and I felt like the room was a cozy size. Had everything we needed.

    If you join the Kimpton member program you get free wifi and credit to use for your minibar and discounts on massages. I guess that's another plus.

    Oh, also, check out time was a mess. Good thing I called to double check. There was clearly a miscommunication between different front desk agents and us. They did honor what we said so that was nice of them.

    P.S.

    Forgot to mention that they do provide dog beds & bowls if you ask for them. We even had a housekeeping lady give our fur babies some treats when she came to our room to deliver some blankets. That was so cute!

    30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    199. Susan B.
    Oh my, what a little gem this place is!  Our 7th floor bay view room was wonderful.  Service was excellent and friendly.  I have back issues and was feeling unwell for part of my stay but the bed was fine and lots of hot tea did the trick. Room was quiet enough.  726 was, at any rate!

    Rooms are small and I would advise spending the $ for a bay view upper level king room.  Leaves enough room to spread out the complimentary yoga mat :)

    Love the leopard robes too!
    Downside- no coffee maker in room, you gotta go get it downstairs. Mind if I come down in my leopard robe?  Just kidding.

    Dog friendly -- AND there is a resident  goldfish you can borrow for the night.  :)
    When I was able to get out, we were golden.  Perfect location for us.  Easy MUNI access, which was good since we bought muni passes and used them to get around except from airport and back.  We heart it!  Hope to return next year.

    Join Kimpton Karma  and get free wifi, earn free stays.  A no brainer move.  Wifi in our room worked great.  

    Almost forgot-  bed was super comfortable! Yay!!

    18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    200. Kristen S.
    It's hard to verbalize how incredibly memorable my previous stays have been at the Harbor Court Hotel. I have spent around 17 weeks at the Harbor Court while traveling on business over the past year, and each one has somehow seemed to surpass the previous stay (they even helped my beloved fiance surprise me with the most romantic proposal ever). The staff is beyond wonderful and accommodating, the beds are comfortable, and the vibe is homey and inspiring at the same time. I've always liked Kimptons, but my favorite will always and forever be the Harbor Court in SF.

    PROS: Free wi-fi for Kimpton In-Touch members, comfortable beds, accommodating staff, coffee/tea bar for breakfast, cookies/milk after dinner, dog-friendly, great location, excellent nearby restaurants, fireplace and games in the lobby, happy hour

    CONS: Limited nightlife, smaller rooms, older building, no built-in gym (can use YMCA next door - incredible view by the treadmills, though)

    29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    201. David T.
    I stayed one night here for an early birthday getaway and the Harbor Court staff were fantastic.

    We stayed in a Single Queen room; not too large, however it made up for size in aesthetics. Wonderful design choices and view. They even left a bottle of sparkling wine as a birthday surprise, along with some chocolates and a cookie from a local bakery. The staff were always accomodating and were more than willing to help with any recommendations and reservations.

    During our stay, the hotel had a complementary cocktail hour for the guests, a nice touch in my opinion. A free beer and pleasant conversation with other patrons all added to the overall perfection.

    Definitely will stay again if I have the chance.

    21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    202. Gabriel D.
    Great deal found in the financial district. Small rooms but clean and perfect if you plan on exploring and just need a place to crash. Complimentary coffee in the morning, wine 5-6pm, flavored waters all day.
    Be sure to wake up early to check-out the complimentary bikes. We checked them out and explored the city. Road from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Staff was helpful, friendly an guided us in getting around town.

    25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    203. Mark M.
    In the immediate area of my SF office, there are literally only three hotels within a 2-min walk (Harbor Court is one), and sometimes we business travelers want nothing more than a 2-min walk.

    An interesting part of the Kimpton portfolio, Harbor Court delivers the warm, consistent, and attentive service that the company is known for. The main floor has a large lobby area ("Living Room") with ample space for relaxing, reading, meeting with co-workers (several tables) and for enjoying that free beer/wine during evening wine hour (5-6pm). The free coffee in the lobby (locally roasted) is also good.

    I booked the lowest priced room. My InnerCircle status got me a top floor Queen room with a spectacular view of the Bay Bridge. The room was pretty small, but for SF standards plenty of space to sleep, work and relax. The room was quite clean and well kept (keeping in mind the building is almost 100 years old). The bed was decently comfy (some pretty squeaky springs, though) with soft sheets. The bathroom was small and mostly well-kept. Everything was in working order, including the heat/AC system.

    Here you're paying for location, and I feel like the rates are pretty fair for what you get and for the location. Remember to sign up for Kimpton's In Touch program before your stay so you can get free WiFi.

    A few things worth noting:
    - This is the only Kimpton property I've ever stay where body wash isn't include in the provided bath products...strange
    - The Mini Bar fridge (less than 10 inches from my head when sleeping) buzzed loudly all night - a bit annoying
    - The blinds are annoying as you have to fasten them on a cleat hook

    Will likely consider staying again assuming the price is right.
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    08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    204. Davey J.
    Absolutely over the top service.  A last minute booking, we came to the city for a birthday getaway.  On checkin, the staff was welcoming and friendly. We got to our room and see informed that we were getting s free upgrade with a bay view.   We signed up for kimpton rewards and as members, enjoyed free credit in the honor bar, also free beer and wine reception in the spacious lounge in the evening.   We also took advantage of the free bicycles for guests to stroll the city.
    After leaving on Saturday, we had dinner next door At Ozumo.  We were treated to free saki and dessert compliments of our hostess at kimpton from the day before.

    Over the top, clean, refreshing, great location and a staff that doesn't know  the eyes "no". Our new favorite.

    09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    205. V B.
    My husband and I stayed here when he had to work during the weekend to meet some project milestones.  The location was within walking distance to his office and close to many great restaurants.  Our room was modern but cozy with a great view.  The complimentary infused water, wine in the afternoon and good coffee in the mornings were nice touches.  I also loved riding their complimentary bike all around the Embarcadero and Waterfront area.  I recommended this hotel to my out of town clients and they also like staying here.  It would be great if there was a way to track frequent corporate guests, other than their rewards Karma program.

    11/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    206. Ed C.
    My good friend referred me to this hotel; I can see why. My wife and I loved the view from our room. We also like the distance to all the great San Francisco landmarks.  You can enjoy watching the light show off the bay bridge at night.  The hotel is very close to the Ferry building and many fine restaurants.  The room was modern and cozy. The staff was great and friendly. My wife and I really enjoyed the complimentary flavored waters and coffee as well as the bike to help explore the city.  I will definitely be staying here again in the near future.

    03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    207. Kate K.
    I'm a big fan of Kimpton hotels, and Harbour Court is no exception. The location is great with easy access to The Embarcadero, Ferry Building, and obviously Financial district. Since we are Kimpton members, we were able to get valet parking included for free just by asking, which was really great.

    The lobby is super spacious yet cozy with a fireplace, iMacs, games, and tons of plush seating. Of course the signature bikes for borrowing, coffee in the morning, happy hour with wine, and cookies and milk in the evening are all complementary.

    The rooms are pretty small, but the bathroom is big and that's what counts! Our interior room was super quiet and had tons of natural light, which was easily shut out in the mornings thanks to the shutters. Now for the best part of the stay- the bed. The mattress didn't seem overly comfortable when I first sat on it, but it was absolutely the best sleep I've had out of every hotel I've stayed at in SF (seriously, better than Fairmont and Mandarin).

    As always with Kimpton, the staff here was fantastic. P.S. If you're not already a Kimpton member, be sure to sign up to access free WiFi at all of their hotels.

    28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    208. Lora M.
    What a charming hotel!

    My man surprised me after work and booked a hotel in the city so we can party all Saturday night since I did not have to work the following day that weekend.

    Upon checking in around 6PM complimentary GOOD wines were served. If you came unplanned and forgot a lot toiletries, for the most part you are covered. Friendly reception and very accommodating.

    The rooms, love it! Rustic and a touch of modern.

    11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    209. Jonathan C.
    I liked this hotel a LOT! dnt get me wrong nothing fancy (while super cute & clean) but the view is unbelievable to the Bay Bridge..stayed 2 nights with my wife 30 & 31 dec (NYE)!& got to watch the fireworks show which was directly in front of us :) of course we called to make sure we get that room 1 month ago (7th floor, bay bridge view, 250$ but i was ok with paying that for that amazing view)..walking distance from everything..we kept drinking at Perry's which is a cute bar in the same building as the hotels before going out..will def recommend this 4 anyone that wants to wake up to that super view..

    07/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    210. Marnie S.
    I saw a lot of mixed reviews for this place.  Maybe it depends on your room?

    We stayed in a King size room on the 8th floor.  It was January - so it was cold and rainy - and there were complimentary umbrellas in our room which we got good use out of.

    Location can't be beat: you're steps away from the SF Ferry Building, which has some of the best food options all located in one place (Miette, Cowgirl Creamery, I could go on and on), and then there are the Farmer's Markets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

    The hotel is also steps away from the F-Line (streetcars that run down Market and out to Fisherman's Wharf), BART (which can take you out of SF), and Muni (train system only within SF).

    Front desk service was friendly and helpful.  When we called down for our pack 'n play, they brought it up to our room within half an hour.

    Every morning there is a complimentary coffee and hot chocolate bar.  It was a perfect way to get a little something before heading out for breakfast!

    26/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    211. Brenda L.
    If you're looking for a good hotel in the financial district at ok prices for san fran - Harbor Court is a pretty good option. Stayed here a week for a business trip in late July - the rates for rooms run an average of $339 a night + taxes and fees so it comes out to about $395 for a night.

    Pretty expensive prices but if you know San Fran - a decent hotel in a good area of the city - rooms avg about $300+ a night. The Harbor Court hotel is right up there in price but offers pretty decent amenities/ perks.

    The staff are some of the friendliest people I've met - from the front desk to the cleaning staff. They really made you feel welcome. As part of the Kimpton Hotel chain - they're pet friendly! They even had dog biscuits at the front desk for treats.

    The front lobby during the day is stocked with ice waters and arnold palmer iced teas. In the morning they have newspapers, coffee, and fruit. From 5-7pm every evening is their happy hour in the lounge where they serve up a great cabernet sauvignon, the sangria is also pretty good. Late night they have milk and cookies.

    The bed was comfy - especially the air like pillows and feathery soft comforter. The room space wasn't very big but I guess enough for a short stay. The TV was a bit small and our almost $400 view was of the fans and generators on the roof not even a street view. The bay views are at an extra cost. The bathroom was clean though the shower was on the small side. They provide your basic soaps, shampoos, and lotion. Hairdryer, iron, mini fridge, robes, and courtesy umbrella too.

    The free wifi was excellent / strong signal - I was able to remote into my work laptop and connect to programs that require a good amount of bandwidth with no problems. They want you to sign up for their rewards program to get the free wifi,  but I asked for a courtesy password - the front desk was ok about that.

    Overall a nice stay in San Fran though the rooms could be bigger. And also at almost 2K for a 5 night stay - a better view would have been nice. The location is great though- right across from the Embarcadero Ferry building. It's a nice walk along the bay up to fisherman's wharf or you can venture along market street towards union sq.

    19/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    212. Whitlock Racing W.
    Will definitely stay here again, wonderful service wonderful rooms wonderful view!!!!

    28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    213. Trudy W.
    I stayed here overnight for business trip. I received a complimentary upgrade when I checked in and was pleasantly surprised when I had a great view of the bay bridge. The room is a perfect size for me with a complete desk for working. The hotel is designed really well and they provide incredible customer service. You receive free with WiFi if you sign up for their, karma rewards. I would have given this place of 5 but the area around it can be kind of sketchy at night. They have wine every evening.. And on Friday nights they offer massages. I will stay here again. Kimpton Hotels are the best.

    06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    214. Annette F.
    I just stayed here over the Labor day weekend.  I really loved the hotel, it is in a great location!  Super friendly staff, really clean throughout and very much has a style all it's own.  When you walk in the lobby has ice cold flavored water with your choice of glass or recycled to go cups with lids and straws for your convenience.

    Two steps up was the main lobby area (away from the check in desk) this was a really cute area with several sitting area/options for couples, small groups or even individuals.  Games available to kill time such as Chess, TIc Tac Toe, and a few others I had never seen.  There's a fireplace, a flat screen tv and an additional beverage area where they set up coffee, tea, hot chocolate (in the morning) Wine/Sangria (in the evening) and Cookies and Milk (at 9pm) these are all complimentary with your stay.  There is also a door leading out to the street from this lobby.

    We stayed in room 517 with a View of the Bay Bridge, OMG what fun that was!  I didn't know the Bridge lit up at night so it was such a lovely surprise to see when night fell.  I usually need complete darkness to sleep but the 2 nights I stayed, we slept with the blinds up so we could see that beautiful view! The view was definitely worth the extra $

    You can sign up for Kimpton's Karma thing and you earn points/freebees or you can book on Booking.com and probably get a better deal  we paid $175/night for Queen room with View

    The location was also GREAT, everything within walking distance.  The Ferry building, Street Cars, BART...

    it was also perfectly quiet at night...

    I am looking forward to other Kimpton Hotels in my future ;)

    04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    215. Marc R.
    A fantastic location amidst some of the best restaurants in SF.  While the rooms are tight (i.e. small) they are well laid out and if you have a view of the bay, all is OK.

    23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    216. Surai J.
    I have over 40,000 readers on tripadvisor for my hotel reviews and have been a travel agent in the past.   I love sampling hotels.  

    I'm a local and stay in sf hotels for stay cation and work gatherings.  This is by far  the best value in the city.   When motels cost over 200 bucks a night this small nice boutique gem is a steal!

    Comfy beds.,  super clean ,  superior service , best location with views.  U can walk to everything ferry building or union square related (20 min walk 10 min drive). Public trans is steps away.   I would walk to union sq save the hassle and price of city parking ( 15 to 30 bucks for the evening).

    Free wine tasting at 5 cookies At 9 coffee in the morning and bikes to ride.

    The lobby area is one of the prettiest and coziest in the city.   Perfect for girls getaway or small wedding party.  

    Will be my first choice in sf from now on

    21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    217. George T.
    If you can afford the cost, this is a wonderful place to stay in the City. Some nights are under $200.00, which is a steal.

    The hotel itself is very nice, and the location is great.

    05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    218. Jasmine B.
    Harbor Court Hotel was by far one of the best hotels my fiancé and I have been too.

    First, I made reservations online. I checked the website and they had a really good promotion going on so that was a plus. And noted it was our anniversary and my fiancé's birthday they day we arrive for check in.

    I called a few days before arriving to make sure our reservations were confirmed, I talked to I believe Chris. He was very friendly and seeing that I noted it was our anniversary and birthday he upgraded our room from a standard room to a king size bay view room. That was a big plus.

    Check in a a breeze and staff were very friendly, the lobby also had infused water for guest.

    As we walked into our room we were surprised by a complimentary bottle of champagne and truffles, with a anniversary card signed by the staff. It was very personal and we really enjoyed it.

    The room was a good size, not complaining. The bed was super comfy and even had an extra pillow in the closet if you want. The room we were in had a whole mirror wall which was a nice touch. Not many hotels have a whole wall as a mirror.The robes were a plus, they were super comfy the animal print was a good touch. We had a shower/tub which was just big enough to take a bath in.

    As for traveling we forgot a few things, I called the front desk and they brought the items up within 5 mins. It was very convenient & it was complimentary.

    From 5-7 they had wine in the lobby, although we didn't get to have a chance to try the wine because we had prior plans. We saw there were a good amount of people during wine hour.

    We also missed cookie time at 9 which was unfortunate cookies are my fiancé's weakness. It would of been nice if they just had some left out for the guest.

    In the morning they had coffee, tea and hot chocolate and after a long night coffee was perfect. They had a variety of different teas which was a plus because not everyone likes the same tea.

    Our final bill was slid under our door and we were give. The option to just leave the keys in the room if we'd like. We decided to just go down to check out. At check out it was a little difficult. When we checked in I paid cash for incidentals which I thought would be easier rather than the hotel charging my card and I wouldn't be able to get it back for a few weeks. While we were checking out he front desk host didn't mention anything about my incidental payment. So I brought it up and she told me the $100 was taken off my reservation bill instead. But my reservation was already prepaid. She then had to ask someone else who had to look into it. They then sent someone to check our room just to make sure everything was okay and nothing was damage. At this point were waiting. Then finally they're done checking our room and I was told the $100 would go to my card, I was then annoyed. I paid cash for a reason, he then canceled what was supposed to go to my card and gave me my cash. I was then asked how I wanted my cash I said no preference, I realize I need to pay for parking and I asked for smaller bills as she was handing me the 100 dollar bill and in response she said she had no change less than a straight 100 bill. She said this which an annoyed look on her face. Meanwhile Chris was apologizing for the inconvenience.

    Overall the stay was amazing besides the check our incident.

    The view of the bay was amazing from our windows. From seeing the bridge at night and the sun rising it was just perfect.

    It's really close to the ferry building as well! Just a quick walk, we also booked a cruise on the hornblower and it was a short walk from the hotel.

    10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    219. Shirley Y.
    Great location - 2 blocks from the ferry building and right by the Embarcadero. I also liked that it was near all the SF bikeshares.

    Excellent service - The staff was very friendly.

    Loved the room - Room was warm and inviting. I loved the decor. They also provided things that I wasn't expecting like a yoga mat. Bed was super comfortable

    13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    220. Jennifer K.
    Exceptional customer service. They will make sure your stay is to your satisfaction. Wine hour in the living room area by the lobby and cookies and milk at 9pm each evening. Are you kidding me?   They recognized me when I arrived last night,  great feeling.

    13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    221. Jill K.
    Ridiculously friendly service, perfect location, adorable rooms, magically cozy sitting room with a fireplace, and so many cute freebies make this a bargain at any price.

    For those weenies complaining about the room size: YES YES the rooms are small, but this place was built before McMansions and WalMarts and SUVs and Supersized everything. Snuggle in, yo. It's good for you.

    Protip: Join their Kimpton InTouch/Karma (frequent stay) program before you arrive. Even if you've never stayed at a Kimpton before, you'll enjoy some freebies just for being a member. Woot!

    19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    222. Rina G.
    I visit SF a lot but have always stayed with friends. I've passed by Harbor Court many times and decided to stay for my anniversary. I set my reservation and told them we were celebrating. When we arrived staff was very friendly and check in was a breeze. We got up to our room and they have the windows open light music playing and a bottle of champagne on ice for us with a personalized not from the staff wishing us a happy anniversary.

    The room was nice and clean with everything we could need. I forgot my razor and shaving cream and they brought both right up to my room.

    Happy hour was great. Nice selection of wine only one beer; Anchor Steam so that was nice.

    Overall I had a great experience here and I will definitely stay here and/or other Kimpton hotels during my travels.

    13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    223. Siu L.
    What a charming boutique hotel! The customer service was absolutely phenomenal and so were the cute perks like warm cookies at 9pm and complimentary chair massages on Fridays. Because it is a small hotel, it relies on relations with the neighboring establishments for amenities such as the ATM in Griffon's, breakfast at Perry's (no discount), and the gym/pool at the YMCA ($10 for daypass).

    I love that the hotel is quite central to the tourist areas of SF. I used various modes of transportation to enjoy the city including walking to Chinatown, taking the F streetcar to the Wharf, taking the Muni underground to the Asian Art Museum, and taking the Muni bus to get back, and of course Uber.

    A final note, our room rate was high due to a conference but normally, it would be a reasonable rate for a conveniently located hotel. We stayed in a top floor queen room and it was lovely and quiet. My view was nothing to speak of, but all I needed to do was to exit on to Howard street and there was the amazing view! I have to mention that I loved the CO Bigelow products in the room. Usually, I do not like hotel toiletries as they dry out the skin or leave an unpleasant smell.  The lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel at this Kimpton Hotel were nice enough to use.

    I will be looking for another Kimpton Hotel the next time I travel. I have the Smithsonian on my list and there is a Kimpton nearby.

    27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    224. Melanie S.
    We earned a complimentary two-night stay at any Kimpton Hotel in SF, and we ended up choosing the Harbor Court

    The hotel was alerted that we were on our honeymoon, so they had champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cupcakes waiting in our room when we arrived. That was a fantastic start to our honeymoon! We were also treated to rose petals on our bed. Kinda cheesy, but it was a nice touch.

    This is a smaller boutique hotel which I much prefer to mammoth, impersonal Vegas-type venues.

    *great location, right on Embarcadero, and across from the Ferry Building

    *free happy-hour wine, hot coffee in the morning, and warm cookies in the evening

    *pet friendly

    *room was on the small side, but it was fine

    *nice view of the Bay Bridge

    *friendly staff, especially the valet guys

    Would definitely stay here again!

    15/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    225. Star K.
    Overall: would totally recommend Harbor Court.

    The rooms are on the smaller side, sure, but you're not gonna be like Harry Potter living under the Dursley's staircase (although depending on what you're into, that might be a drawback). The fantastic location more than makes up for the smaller rooms.

    You're gonna wanna use the valet parking, cause you will NOT find parking here. Cost: $50, or $40 for a hybrid car (Prius represent!)

    Want a bay view room? It's gonna cost you more. I think they said like $60 to upgrade.

    Want to taste wine while feeling super spiffy in front of a fire place? Well, Harbor Court has just the happy hour for you.

    Shout out to the front desk staff and room service. After a crazy night out that ended in me collapsing fully clothed on my bed at 2am, I woke up at 6am with a list of demands. I was like a hostage taker: "give me a late check out, a heating pad, extra towels, a bagel, and ALL YOUR COFFEE. You've got 5 minutes."

    Harbor Court went above and beyond, delivering on all counts.

    Also, the showers have great water pressure, cause, ya know. I pay attention to the important things.

    16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0