North Beach, San Francisco – a "Great American Neighborhood"
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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.