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'Best in SF'! Exclusive 5 Star Residence at Ghirardelli Square midweek check-in

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 nights

Includes parking


Ask about 2 bedroom upgrade rates.

Received #1 ranking as Best Private Residence Club in North America.

It is a luxury Private Residence Club, overlooking San Francisco Bay, with top flight amenities including a private car to take you wherever you want to go in the city; high end BMW bicycles to tour the areas around Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge; a sumptuous and free continental breakfast every morning and a wine and cheese gathering every late afternoon. All that plus a fully stocked kitchen featuring Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, LCD televisions, wireless Internet and in-home washer and dryer.

The Cocoa Residence is the historic and beautifully restored former home of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Ghirardelli Square is home to shops and restaurants and just steps from Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. Close by are North Beach, the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building featuring it's Farmer's Market plus more shops and restaurants. And just a house car ride away is shopping at Union Square or dining at your choice of one of the many great restaurants the city has to offer. And don't forget the longest running theatre show in the US, Beach Blanket Babylon, right in the heart of North Beach and bordering Chinatown.

Combine all this with a wonderful concierge staff and you have the formula for a highly memorable visit to the City-by-the-Bay.

NOTE: When you book through us you can avoid the valet parking charge.

NOTE:Complimentary House car (currently a Cadillac Escalade) available to take you around the city day or night.


Jaqi Minyard

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Jaqi Minyard

Southern California couple who like to travel and loves San Francisco

Jaqi Minyard purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Jaqi Minyard chose Russian Hill

Of all the places we have been over the years we find San Francisco to be at the top of our list of favorites. When we discovered The Cocoa Residence at Ghirardelli Square we wanted to be a part of that fabulous history. The location is perfect and the amenities can't be beat.

What makes this Condo unique

Services ..24-hour Security ..24-hour Concierge ..Free Valet Parking ..House Car & Chauffeur ..Doorman ..Daily Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast ..Daily Complimentary wine and cheese reception Residence Amenities ..DirectTv with over 100 channels ..State-of-the-art Audio/Video system with flat screen HDTV .. Complimentary high-speed Internet access Property Amenities ..Mustard Terrace with Fireplace and panoramic Bay views ..Fully equipped Business Center ..Billiards Lounge ..Nursery Terrace overlooking Ghirardelli Square ..Fitness Center .. Complimentary Use of TaylorMade Golf Clubs ..DVD Collection


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) couch in living room converts to queen bed


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Waterfront


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Heating
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Covered Parking
                          Free valet parking with this listing (normally $50)
                        • Elevator
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Internet
                          free internet access
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      DirecTV. Over 100 channels
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Over 650 titles

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Car Available
                                        • Chauffeur
                                        • Concierge
                                        • Staff


                                            • cinemas
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great Service in a Fantastic Location

                                                          Kit M.

                                                          Everything about this place is perfect. The room and view was perfect and we were greeted with wine, cheese and crackers. Breakfast in the morning was so convenient, the oatmeal with fresh berries was yummy. We looked forward to afternoon wine tasting after sight seeing all day. The staff was so helpful and accommodating and the car (and driver!) were available every time we needed a ride. We will definitely stay here next time we are in San Francisco. It was a very special stay.

                                                          Lovely place in a fantastic location. We all loved San Francisco and views from the property.

                                                          Mike S.

                                                          Stayed 4 nights and loved our time there. San Francisco is such a lovely city and you feel in the heart of it staying at the apartment as have lovely views of coast and the Ghiradelli Square. Jaqi was great to deal with and made the whole experience very straightforward. She was also very quick to reply to queries.

                                                          The fire pits on the patio area made were great for an early evening drink overlooking the bay.


                                                          Linda L.Keller TX (DFW area)

                                                          We were thrilled with the property. We were supposed to have a one bedroom unit but were checked in to a two bedroom unit. This has to be the nicest unit in the building. It was on the fourth floor and had a view of the bay from both bedrooms and the living room. It was clean and well kept. It was a great location to be a tourist!! Parking was included which was a plus. There was also a car at the facility which would take you within a two-mile radius on a first come basis. We used it a couple of times and never had an issue at the times we needed it. Our experience could not have been more perfect. We would definitely stay in this property again.

                                                          Wonderful property with great location.

                                                          Amber M.

                                                          This was our first time to SF and couldn't have been happier with the property. From the very beginning, the owner went out of her way to respond very quickly and was very accommodating. We took many tours and this location was a great spot for walking to Pier 39 to meet for them. The property was very clean and stocked with everything to get you started. We did utilize the bikes available at the location which was great to bike to the Golden Gate Bridge and free breakfast was great for a few days we were leaving early. If we ever go back I would stay here again for sure. We did take an uber to eat 2 nights away from things and to the Giants game and the property seems to also have them near by. We never waited more than 3 min.

                                                          Breathtaking Views


                                                          First time over on the west coast and I'm glad we chose this condo. We searched for weeks for suitable self catering accommodation which was comfortable and accessible to public transport or walkable if you are feeling fit.

                                                          I was celebrating my 70th so sometimes needed to jump on a cable car after seeing the sights! We spent a week here so bought a weekly pass for all transport - good value. All the staff at the Fairmont Heritage were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Buffet breakfasts were certainly adequate and the cheese and wine in the evenings was a lovely touch, something to look forward to before going out to dinner. Several restaurants within walking distance and a car available if you wanted to go further afield. The views from the condo were fantastic - sweeping panoramas from just east of Alcatraz round to Sausalito in the distance. Could not fault accommodation itself - very comfortable. Owners were very prompt and courteous in their replies. Will definitely recommend.

                                                          WHAT A MARVELOUS PLACE....


                                                          My fiance and I stayed here last week for 3 nights. It was his first time in San Francisco, and although I'm from the Bay Area, it was my first time staying at a hotel in SF. I was having a difficult time searching for a hotel in SF bec the rates were ridiculous for a decent size room or suite, until I stumbled upon this property on VRBO. Having lived in LV for many years, I've stayed and seen alot of beautiful hotels, and this place at Ghirardelli square definitely tops the list. Upon check in, they gave me a 2 bedroom unit (totally unexpected) and truly was more space than we needed, but the additional space or the entire place made our stay feel like we were at home. The astonishing views of the water/city from our roof top was phenomenal. The service was amazing and the staff (concierge, valet, the butler) were very pleasant and attentive from check-in to checkout. The photos provided on the site is exactly what you will get, if not, more. The bedrooms were designed tastefully, and for a couple like us in our early 30s, we found the bedroom with overlooking the tub and shower, a very nice touch. Every room in this place - bedroom, living room, and even the den up top - provided such comfort with style. The location was awesome, very close to a lot of restaurants, and walking distance to the pier. My fiance and I were immensely impressed by this property. I can go on and on about how wonderful this place is, but to keep short and simple: This hotel, and the entire staff made my fiance's first trip to SF and our stay very memorable, and for that, WE THANK YOU!!!


                                                          Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA

                                                          Located on the waterfront at Ghirardelli Square between Marina and Fisherman's Wharf near Pier 39, North Beach and the Embarcadero. One block away from Cable Car turnaround.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Holiday rates the same as weekend rates. Cancellation up to 30 days before booking. $50 cancellation fee.

                                                          8 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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