We frequently visit San Francisco and while we enjoy exploring like locals, we also shamelessly indulge in touristy activities. On our most recent trip, we realized we’d never been on a boat in the San Francisco Bay. We hadn’t given it much thought since we had seen it from countless vantage points around the city, and really, would it look any different from a boat? On our last morning of the trip, we found a Groupon deal for the Red and White Fleet’s Bridge 2 Bridge tour so we took it as a sign to try it out.
Although it’s called the Park Plaza Hotel, you won’t find any pillow top mattresses, room service, or concierge here. Even if you haven’t tried (and failed at) booking a stay, you’ve probably seen the Park Plaza Hotel dozens of times without even realizing it. Due to its unique and historic interior and exterior, it has been used in countless movies (Gangster Squad, anyone?), TV shows and commercials. When it isn’t being used for a set location, it is usually booked for weddings, private parties, and other special events.
So why even call it a hotel?