Urban Timeshares - San Francisco, California

Urban Timeshares – San Francisco, California

Timeshares aren’t just for resort destinations like Lake Tahoe or Orlando. You can also find timeshares in some major cities, like San Francisco.

Next time you want to visit the city by the bay, sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Chinatown, tour the infamous prison at Alcatraz, and dine on fresh dungeness crab, consider staying in a timeshare for your San Francisco visit.

Here is a rundown on some of the urban timeshares in the city of San Francisco.

The Suites at Fisherman's Wharf The Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf has sweeping bay views from the rooftop deck

The Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf

You can’t beat the view from the rooftop deck at this resort. You get a sweeping vista of the bay, with views across to Sausalito and Alcatraz, and you can watch the boats come and go on the bay. The location is close to the waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39. To get to other parts of the city, the cable car runs right outside the door. Renovated 1 and 2-bedroom suites include limited kitchens. Selected suites also have a balcony with a view. The resort has free wifi, a business center, and laundry. An II premiere boutique resort, and RCI silver crown.

Staying here – You can get into the Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf via either RCI (resort code #7669) or Interval International (resort code SFW).

2655 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Shell Vacations Club at The Donatello

The Donatello is a recently renovated high-rise timeshare property in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The location is just a block away form Union Square, so you’re perfectly located for shopping, theater, and restaurants. The property has an Italian atmosphere, with an on-site restaurant, live entertainment, exercise room, and a spa. Rooms are studios, and there is a rooftop deck. Also on the same site is Club Donatello, which has the top three floors of the building. This is an II premiere boutique resort, and Club Donatello has an RCI gold crown rating.

San Francisco, The Donatello The Donatello has a wonderful location near Union Square

Staying here – You can use your Shell Vacations Club points to stay here, or get in through Interval International (resort code CL3). You can access Club Donatello with II resort code CLD and RCI code #1755.

501 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Shell Vacations Club at The Donatello

San Francisco's Powell Place timeshare Powell Place is convenient for the cable car

Powell Place

This timeshare resort is in a charming Edwardian building in the Nob Hill area of the city, near Union Square. The cable car runs right by, making it easy to explore the city via this iconic mode of transportation. Chinatown, shops and museums, and innumerable restaurants are within easy walking distance. Studios and 1-bedroom suites are available, with well equipped kitchens. Wifi is available throughout the resort.

Staying here – Powell Place is part of Interval International, and you can find it with II resort code POW.

730 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Jackson Court City Shares

If you’d like to stay in a quieter neighborhood a bit removed from downtown San Francisco, this timeshare might be for you. The small resort (just 10 guest rooms) is a converted brownstone mansion that dates to 1900, in the prestigious Pacific Heights district. It feels more like an elegant bed and breakfast than a typical timeshare resort, and a continental breakfast is served each morning. You’ll find antique furnishings and unique decor in this relaxing property. It is near the vibrant Union Street area of town. All rooms are studios with sitting area and no kitchens. This is an RCI gold crown resort.

Bedroom at Jackson Court Units at Jackson Court have antiques and feel more like staying at a B&B

Staying here – This is a very small resort so there isn’t a lot of availability, but you can find Jackson Court on RCI, using resort code #0548.

2198 Jackson St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco

The Wyndham Canterbury is a classic hotel that has been renovated to Wyndham standards. It has an ideal downtown location, just blocks from the Union Square shopping district, the theater district, and Chinatown. The resort has 1 and 2-bedroom units available. Most have a refrigerator and microwave, while the Presidential units have a full kitchen. The resort has an exercise room and laundry facilities. This is an RCI gold crown resort.

Wyndham Canterbury San Francisco The Wyndham Canterbury in downtown San Francisco

Staying here – You can book a stay here with your Wyndham points, or access this resort via RCI, using resort code C113.

750 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Comments? Questions?

Timeshare Owner's Guide to Winning the Timeshare GameHave you ever stayed at a timeshare in San Francisco? This is my favorite city in the world, and I always love going back here. If you have any experience to share about timeshares here, please let me know in the Reply section below. Thanks!

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  1. Whoah this blog is wonderful! I like reading your articles.

  2. Cathy

    I have a RCI timeshare and the RCI rep told me today that getting a timeshare exchange in San Fran is basically impossible and I shouldn’t bother trying 🙁

    • Hi Cathy –
      Gee, that’s a shame! 🙁 I must say I’m surprised they told you that. Personally, I got a really nice springtime trade to downtown San Francisco, without much trouble at all. However, that was through Interval, not RCI, so this could be a situation where II works better than RCI.
      Thanks for your comment! – Deanna.

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