Unlike any other hotels near Alcatraz San Francisco CA, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf is only 0.5 miles away. History buffs will enjoy gaining an up-close-and-personal look at Alcatraz Island. This history-rich island began as a military post in the 1850s, eventually turning into its present-day claim to fame as a federal penitentiary during the 1930s. With the island's self-guided audio tour, visitors will gain an unforgettable glance at prison life. View objects and artwork made by notorious inmates, historic photographs and documents, and escape materials.
Afterward, when you want a slight contrast to the otherwise dim and grim atmosphere, head outside to the Gardens of Alcatraz. For more than a century, these pristine gardens grew into the abundant beauty visitors can behold today. You can stop and smell the roses, quite literally, as well as the fig trees, bulbs, and colorful succulents planted around the island, many of which mimic the plants found in historic photographs of Alcatraz.