Only in San Francisco - The City That Knows How.
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The most attractive of American cities and regularly voted the best city in the USA, San Francisco is adored because of its colourful history, dramatic setting and its laissez-faire atmosphere, a quality missing from synthetic Los Angeles. It is a regular trendsetter in everything alternative, from flower-power to 'free love' and gay liberation; it prides itself on being individualistic, down-to-earth and cultured.
Streets rollercoaster up and down the hills, and when not swathed in the city's trademark fog, there are superb vistas of San Francisco Bay, spanned by one of the world's most famous sights, the Golden Gate Bridge. Surrounded by hills and urban development, traversed by bridges, dotted with sails and 14 small islands, including the notorious Alcatraz, the bay is the largest inlet on the Californian Coast. Fisherman's Wharf at the edge of the bay is a popular place to eat, stroll and shop, with its resident seals a favourite photographic subject.
Within the surprisingly compact city are distinct neighbourhoods that reflect the cultural background of diverse communities that were attracted to San Francisco by the discovery of gold in 1848, and the promise of a new life for those desperate to escape their harsh circumstances. Most of San Francisco's residents were born outside the city and this mix of cultures is reflected in the dragon-studded temples of colourful Chinatown and Japantown, the characteristic bohemian flavour of the Italian pasta restaurants and cappuccino cafes in North Beach, the old Spanish-speaking Mission District that blends with the nightlife of SoMa, the modern Financial District, the gay centre of Castro and The Haight, characterised by the memory of the hippie movement of the 1960s.
Offering a fitness centre, Hotel Zephyr San Francisco is located a short 300 metres from Pier 39 Fisherman's Wharf. Free WiFi access is available in this waterfront hotel.
Each nautical-themed room features fishnet-covered light fixtures and porthole-style windows. Guests can enjoy unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. Satellite TV and free WiFi offers in-room entertainment. Featuring a bath or shower, the ensuite bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include a refrigerator, desk, a safety deposit box, and a laptop safe.
At Hotel Zephyr San Francisco, you will find a 24-hour reception and a mini-market. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and a ticket service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling.
The hotel is 800 metres from Lombard Street and Ghirardelli Square. San Francisco International Airport is 21 km away.
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