Hyatt Regency San Francisco

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, 94111, United States

10 Reviews

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
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Satisfaction Very Good
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 59% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families79
  • Couples76
  • Solo73
  • Business62
  • ChuckG's Profile Photo

    Shady Valet Parking unsuited for a 4star hotel


    The stay started well with service at the reception and a nice room. It would have helped if the room keys worked the first time. Would also help if the elevators weren't always packed.

    The next day, on my way out, their valet brought back my car broken without mentioning anything about it. As I tried to close the window in that cold morning, I realized the window had been forced and tampered breaking the electrical system. The window was at a 45degree angle from normal. Trying to whisk me away as soon as they could, their rude and hostile valet manager made me fill a useless form to claim damage which led to a useless call to their claim department who paid lip service so that they could send me a standard template letter declining any responsibility. This despite the fact I brought the car in perfect condition and during the 12 hours they had sole use of my car they managed to break something that usually never breaks. The repair shop is guessing they left the keys inside and forced their way in. Im sure a valet who wants to keep his job will admit that ! I should have called forensic in to take fingerprints !

    So I drove back home with my window opened, the cold wind blowing in my kids face for an hour. And it took 4 days for my insurance to come back saying that the valet parking declined any responsibility, said I should have warned them not to use my windows (!), and had no proof that their valet did anything wrong (guess Ill have to install wifi cameras in my car from now on)

    That is the only memory I will keep for one expensive night at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

    Unique Quality: Great location, decoration

  • bpwarne's Profile Photo

    Great location


    We stayed at this hotel in September, 2005. Room was nicely furnished with a small view of the bay. Staff was friendly and helpful. We paid about $100/night through a priceline bid, a great value for this hotel. Parking was extra, across the street in a covered public garage and was about $16/night.
    The best feature of this hotel is probably it's location, with the cable car line terminating right at it's doorstep and the Fery terminal behind it. There is a farmers market type event held both inside and in front of the terminal building on weekend mornings which is a nice diversion.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo

    A Perfect Location!


    The Hyatt Regency Embarcadero is situated in a perfect location--

    *next to the California street cable car line
    **across the road from the Bay and Ferry Building (where you can catch a cruise or amuse yourself at its unique little shops and restaurants)
    ***along the F-line trolley route, which gives you access to all the stops along the Bay, such as Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39)or Hyde Street Pier and more
    ****within walking distance to numerous restaurants and next door to trendy shopping at Embarcadero Center.

    Hyatt's signature glass elevators rise from its spacious lobby (picture 2), where a enormous metal sculpture sits. The front desk, concierge, full service business center, gift shop and dining room (picture 4) all are located in this area. Our generously sized hotel room faced the Bay, giving us fantastic views day and night (picture 3 & 4)! A fitness room is available 24 hours a day.

    Amenities include:
    an oversized work desk
    data port
    wireless internet
    AM/FM radio
    video on demand
    cable/satellite on large 24 inch tvs
    in room safe
    hair dryer
    coffee maker
    voice mail and speakerphone
    individual cooling/heat control
    granite bath with Portico spa products
    city or bayside views
    complimentary daily newspaper

    We truly had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Hyatt Regency!

    Directions: The Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building

  • Graxie's Profile Photo

    Grand Hyatt San Francisco


    The Grand Hyatt - San Francisco is a luxurious hotel located in Union Square, in the center of San Francisco, to 15 minutes of its international airport. Its location permits a simple and fast access to all the tourist zones and of purchases. In Hyatt, they are convinced that the better hotels are those that adapt to their expectations. It is because of it that have created all a variety of novel programs designed to adapt their comforts of lodging and their service to their individual needs. Each one of the spacious and comfortable rooms is decorated with great flavor and completely equipped to satisfy the needs of the most exacting traveler of nowadays. The professional experience of the personnel, as well as their meticulousness at the moment of to offer their services, they guarantee the complete customer satisfaction. To only some minutes of the hotel will find localities of leisure, to have dinner or for carry out purchases with comfort

    Unique Quality: Installations for meetings and banquets
    Services for disabled people
    Service in the Bar Restaurant
    Take of modem Rooms

    Directions: San Francisco, California, USA

  • HELEN's Profile Photo

    Large, Modern Hotel


    This hotel is located in the Financial District of San Francisco. It's light across from the Ferry Building, just a short walk to the SBC Stadium, and quick cab ride away from so many other places. I really liked the locating, but keep in mind, some places are closed on sundays because it's in the financial district.

    Unique Quality: This hotel is massive, and modern. However, the rooms are a little bit smaller and not as nice as I expected.

    Directions: Financial Disctrict

  • davequ's Profile Photo

    Hotel High Anxiety


    I like very much and in the past have stayed at both the Westin St. Francis and the York - now the Vertigo hotels,
    but I always seem to end up staying here at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.

    It seems the more you stay here the better they treat you.
    Some people don't like this place for the huge interior lobby, the high rack rates, and the retro "forbidden planet" elevators, but I always end up staying here and am always happy with it.

    I like some of Mel Brooks' movies, and I remember cracking up the first time I checked in at Hyatt Regency 5 Embarcadero when I realized this is where the "High Anxiety" hotel interiors were shot.

    Unique Quality: The location in Financial District / Embarcadero center is excellent. Right on the "triangle" of Drumm, California, and Market.

    The California cable car line up to Nob Hill, the Ferry building, cabstands, BART, and the MUNI are all right outside the front door.

    Financial district, North Beach, Chinatown, Embarcadero, SOMA, all within short walking distance.

    Excellent views from the revolving restaurant (Equinox now closed) on the top/18th floor - a great place to have a late drink while the bay bridge and the rest of downtown SF go revolving by your table every 1/2 hour or so.

    They have rate specials all the time, check the website or call 'em once in a while and ask.

    Directions: Financial / Embarcadero center, at the beginning address "triangle" of Drumm, Market, and California, right across Embarcadero from Ferry bldg and the east bay.

  • McPee's Profile Photo

    Cool location


    Great location. The hotel is sited right on Union Square. It is well positioned for buses and trams.

    Chinatown is a mere stroll away, while Fisherman Wharf is just over the hill by Tram.

    I got a great deal through Priceline.

    Unique Quality: The hotel is on a hill and has a bar at the top overlooking the San Francisco Skyline towards the Bay.

    Directions: Downtown.

  • derats's Profile Photo

    A Jewel in the Rennaisance


    The financial district has under gone such a fabulous change over the past few years, with the "F" Line, the Ferry Building renovations and so many hot restaurants adding to rennaisance. The Hyatt Regency is one of the best hotels in the city.
    We recently stayed there and found the new rooms and service were great. Loved the views from the roof top revolving restaurant, Equinox. I also heard they are opening a new restauarnt featuring a steak house style. Would recommend to anyone.

    Unique Quality: This city is rich in culture and majestic beauty - and the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is in the heart of it all. Located on the stunning Embarcadero waterfront of Downtown San Francisco, our Financial District hotel is within five minutes of Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, Moscone Convention Center, Ghiradelli Square, North Beach, and the Castro. These treasures of the city and beyond are all moments away by ferry, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), MUNI (inter-city transit and metro), San Francisco's world-famous cable cars and the historic F-line streetcars.

    Listen to the jingle of the cable car bell from your guest room window. Take in the aroma of our fresh sourdough bread, artisan cheeses and locally grown produce at the Farmer's Market located in the newly renovated Ferry Building across the street. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco has the waterfront locale where you can savour the best our beautiful city has to offer.

    The Hyatt Regency San Francisco's "Deluxe King" guest rooms are designed to create a sophisticated elegance that is in keeping with the style of San Francisco. The rooms are large and airy with sliding doors that open to the city or the bay. The decor is cool, sleek and contemporary.

    Directions: On the San Francisco waterfront at the California cable car stop, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is part of the eight-block Embarcadero Center business and shopping complex.

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo

    Great Location and amenities


    Since I live here, I have never stayed here. But if I were to pick a place this is one of the ones I'd pick. You can't beat the location for proximity to public transit, walking neighborhoods, and views. The California Street Cable Car line stops right outside the hotel and never has lines, compared to the Powell Street counterparts. The property is beautiful with its grandiose lobby and atrium. Word on the street as that you can get rooms here for well under $100 right now on Priceline. Visit for tips on how to get the best rates.

    Unique Quality: Equinox is a revolving bar and restaurant. While a pricey option, it's fun to get a drink and sip it though one revolution. This is one of the places I always take my visitors. Fantastic views!

  • Cabana_Boy's Profile Photo

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco


    You can often find great weekend deals for around $125 USD per night.

    Unique Quality: Wedged between the Financial District and the Bay, this Hyatt has great views of the Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. In fact, I took the nightime photo on my intro section from my hotel room when I was staying at this Hyatt back when much of the Embarcadero was still under construction. Anyway, it is also close to the eastern terminus of the California Street Cable Car and the Embarcadero BART station. Unfortunately, this Hyatt is a heathly walk from the nearst restaurants or other nightlife.

    Directions: 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA. 94111 or on the web at

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Forum Posts

Walk, taxi, ?? from Fisherman's Wharf to Hyatt Regency

by spedprof


Staying at the Hilton at Fisherman's Wharf (I know, I know but it wasn't my choice) and have a conference at the Hyatt Regency. Is taxi the best way to commute between the two. Approximate taxi fare? other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


Re: Walk, taxi, ?? from Fisherman's Wharf to Hyatt Regency

by NorCal08

The distance between the two is approximately 1.5 miles. There are essentially two paths you can travel, and I would suggest walking. Firstly, you head east on Bay Street out of your hotel and when you hit the Embarcadero which runs along the Bay, head south until Washington Street, then head west and the Hyatt is right there. Or, you can exit your Hotel and head south on Columbus Street and walk until you hit Washington Street and then head East to the Emabarcadero. Taxi will cost you about $15 each way. Have fun.

Re: Walk, taxi, ?? from Fisherman's Wharf to Hyatt Regency

by CelticSu

San Francisco is a wonderful walking city (as long as you can do the hills) - but, I must admit, I'm prejudiced. I love walking The City!! Speaking of walking, if you have time while you're there - a great walking tour is The Barbary Coast Trail:

Hope you have a good time!

Re: Walk, taxi, ?? from Fisherman's Wharf to Hyatt Regency

by acprincess

I agree with the pro-walkers.

If you don't want to walk, or can't, or the weather is bad, take the Muni F line.


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 Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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Address: 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, 94111, United States