If you want to stay on Fisherman's Wharf
- and away from the chain hotels - this may be your best option. For the past seven years, Frommer's Travel Guide has deemed this hotel "the best in the Wharf." It has 221 guest rooms which come with a complement of the usual amenities - color TV, bathrobes, stereo, stocked refrigerator, and Ninetendo. No special children's features among them. But we like its smaller size, personal touches, and knowledgeable concierge, who can steer you towards lots of family activities in the city.