Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
A short walk from the hustle and bustle of Fisherman’s Wharf proper, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square offers sweeping views of San Francisco and Alcatraz. The residential-style, waterfront hotel opened in 2008 and is set within a cluster of circa-1890s buildings from the old Ghirardelli chocolate factory—one of the country’s first adaptive reuse projects in the 1960s. Today, the site is an enclave of high-end eateries, food markets, and boutiques. All 53 light-filled one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites are kitted out with fully appointed kitchens, limestone-clad baths, en suite laundry, and stone fireplaces. The hotel provides complimentary chauffeured car service for local jaunts.