North Beach, San Francisco – a “Great American Neighborhood”

The San Remo Hotel is conveniently located along the 49-Mile Scenic Drive in a quiet historic San Francisco North Beach neighborhood.

North Beach is a neighborhood in northeast San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Russian Hill. The neighborhood is San Francisco’s Little Italy, and has historically been home to a large Italian American population and is still home to many Italian restaurants. Today, North Beach is populated by a mix of young urban professionals, families and Chinese immigrants connected to adjacent Chinatown. The American Planning Association has named North Beach as one of ten ‘Great Neighborhoods in America’.

Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 beckon to the north, only a few intersections away. A half-mile south, the lofty twin spires of Saints Peter and Paul Church are visible high above rooftops, marking Washington Square, the heart of North Beach. The Transamerica Pyramid, the city’s tallest building, and other financial district skyscrapers are framed in the distance.

San Francisco Local Guide

The San Remo Hotel’s downtown location puts you near many well-known attractions. Our Local Guide provides information about many of these most popular attractions, including distance from the from our downtown San Francisco hotel.

Getting Around San Francisco

One block west of the hotel, the Powell/Mason Street cable car line — a direct route to and from Union Square — ends near the former site of the factory operated by cable car inventor Andrew Hallidie in the 1870s. This is a convenient and fun way to get around the city. East of the hotel is a mix of apartment buildings, cafes and shops.

Airport Shuttle Transportation (SFO & OAK)

From San Francisco Airport (SFO) we recommend Lorries Shuttle. It costs $14 from the airport. Look for Lorries Shuttle (red van) one level up from Baggage Claim. Shuttles run regularly from SFO and they don’t accept reservations. See the front desk during your stay to book your return Shuttle.

From San Francisco Airport (OAK) we recommend taking public transportation. Look for the complimentary Shuttle to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Station. Take BART to San Francisco’s Montgomery Street Station. Upstairs from the Station look for bus numbers 15 or 30 on Kearny Street.

Parking

The San Remo provides daily parking at competitive rates within two blocks of the hotel. If you are driving, pull into our White Zone to check into the hotel and we can give you directions to the garages. You can sometimes find two-hour street parking around the hotel, but be sure to read posted signs about the days and times when parking is permitted. Whenever possible, we encourage guests to leave their cars in one of our garages and begin touring this walker-friendly city with a stroll through North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Public Transportation: Buses & Cable Cars

While street parking can be a challenge in certain neighborhoods, San Francisco has an extensive public transit system, another popular option for exploring the city. The closest bus lines, within two blocks of the hotel, are numbers 15, 30, 45 or 39. The Mason Street Cable Car line is less than a block away, and the F-Market above ground tram is three blocks from the hotel.

Rental Cars

We work with local car rental companies to offer you the best deals on car rentals. Check with the front desk when you check in, or call us ahead of time to pre-book your rental car.