The View from The Harbor Court Hotel, San Francisco

Posted on
Jul 31, 2012
Posted in: City Guide, Hotels

We stayed at the Harbor Court Hotel during our last trip to San Francisco.

Every afternoon they had chocolate chip cookies and popcorn in the foyer. I didn’t really notice much else, because come on – free popcorn and free chocolate chip cookies? I’d sleep in a Ford Pinto and give it five stars if you handed me a collection of treats provided by Messrs. Orville Redenbacher and Otis Spunkmeyer.

While I am easily swayed by free snacks, I would like to say that, objectively, the hotel is very nice. It’s close to the Embarcadero and the Ferry Terminal. And check out the view of the Bay Bridge from our room:

Here it was during the day …

And here it is by night …

I was so smitten with the view, in fact, that I’m going to use that as my excuse for why I flat-out forgot to take any pictures of the room itself. But it was lovely, too. In fact, my only complaint was that every afternoon, there were cookie crumbs and popcorn kernels all over our bedspread. And whatever shirt I happened to be wearing.

I can’t imagine how those got there.

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  • Well, I don’t know when I’ll make it to San Francisco but I sure know where I’ll be staying! That’s quite a view.

  • Janet T

    you had me at chocolate chip cookies and free popcorn- two of my favorite food groups- I think I would have just slept in the lobby
    the view is just an added bonus.

  • Colleen

    San Francisco is gorgeous. And I am sadly lactose-intolerant (as well as dairy) so I can’t enjoy those delicious cookies.

  • Andi

    Love love love that picture of the bridge at night!

  • Welcome to San Francisco and I’m so glad to hear you are doing well!!

  • Marty
    • Everywhereist

      I believe so, yes. Except, you know, more crumbs and popcorn kernels everywhere.

  • V

    I was just there last week! We started our journey from San Francisco down the highway 1 to Long Beach.

    Lovely night photo.

    -V

  • Donna Schicker

    Hiya Geraldine,

    WOW…this view brought back old memories of one of the most spectacular display of fireworks I’ve ever seen.
    Jesse and I stayed at the Hyatt in the early 80’s and the view was the same as your photo, only it was the 50th anniversary of the Bay Bridge and you could have walked across the bay from boat to boat.
    That evening, the sky of the bay turned crimson as all the boats shots up their flares, and the fireworks form the bridge were absolutly spectacular. A site I will never forget.

    I cannot express how happy I am to see you’re back to your life as it should be (Madame Everywhereist) and oh…please don’t mind me as I live life vicariously through yours while I sit at my 40 hr a week desk job.

    Keep living well, and all the best to you, Rand, your Mom… Edward….Valerie…..
    Uncle Andy.………Aston………oh hell…..my love to ALL!

    XX Donna.

    • Everywhereist

      Aw, thanks Donna! Hope we can see you again, soon. 🙂

  • Fun! I didn’t know about this hotel. But that is a FABULOUS view of the Bay Bridge. I’m a big supporter of the snacks. Going back to SF this weekend so this post just got me a wee bit excited since the Bay Bridge was the first landmark I saw on my first trip to SF. Whoo Hoo!

    • Everywhereist

      I like telling other tourists that they just painted the Golden Gate Bridge grey, and watching their reactions.

      Holy crap. That just gave me a great idea. 🙂

  • Ah-ha !! I’ve always wanted to know what vantage point that picture has been taking of in San Francisco having seen it before in photos!

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