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Old 05-04-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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Planning a trip to San. Fran. in June. Anyone have any suggestions of safe areas to stay at. Apx. $100 to $150 a night. Not necessarily "on top" of attractions/wharf, etc. Downtown ?? Union Square. Easy access to trolleys, etc. Hotels with bars/resturants.

Thanks
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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When we came to SF to look for a place to live we stayed at the Marina Motel on Lombard. It was cheap - just a little over $100 a night, I think, and has more charm than many of the other motels on that stretch of Lombard - lots of flowers, etc. It doesn't a bar or restaurant, but really, in SF you don't need that. The Marina Motel is right around the corner from the Chestnut shopping/restaurant/bar stretch, and there's plenty of good food and drink options not technically within very close proximity. That location is right by the Presidio, the Exploratorium, etc, with easy access to many of the places you'll probably want to see.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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When we came to SF to look for a place to live we stayed at the Marina Motel on Lombard. It was cheap - just a little over $100 a night, I think, and has more charm than many of the other motels on that stretch of Lombard - lots of flowers, etc. It doesn't a bar or restaurant, but really, in SF you don't need that. The Marina Motel is right around the corner from the Chestnut shopping/restaurant/bar stretch, and there's plenty of good food and drink options not technically within very close proximity. That location is right by the Presidio, the Exploratorium, etc, with easy access to many of the places you'll probably want to see.
The Marina Hotel is a great place. I stayed there several years back when I was in town on vacation. Great location and price.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Anywhere along Lombard is very safe with restaurants and small shops. It's in the Marina District. I'd recommend the Cow Hollow Inn. Check it out on tripadvisor. You can also use hotwire and get a nice brand hotel in Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square. I would stay in Union Square, you could get a 3.5 or 4.0 star hotel in Union Square with hotwire for under $150. Check it out, you just won't know the actual hotel, but they are always brand names...Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot etc. Use yelp.com to find local restaurants, so you can avoid all the tourist traps. Lahore Khahari, Vietnam, Osha Thai, R&G Lounge, Asia SF, just to name a few.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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check out:

San Francisco Boutique Hotels | Hotel Guide San Francisco | Bay Area San Francisco Hotels | San Francisco Vacations | San Francisco Hotel Reservations

they've got lots of options and they're a great local boutique chain that has Good Hotel for instance, which is about 100 a night.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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I have been to Parc 55 4****Hotel near Union Square, 25th floor, with an awsome view on the city. Not too expensive ($135 + Tax), very close to BART Station Powell St., and with many shops and restaurants around (Westfield Center...).
The only thing to complain is, that it is so unfamiliar with its 1000 roooms and 38?? floors.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Question Alexis Park San Francisco

Take a look at this hotel, stayed here the other weekend, centrally located.

Alexis Park San Francisco
San Francisco Boutique Hotels in Union Square
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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Hotel Triton

www.hoteltriton.com -- right next to the Chinatown gate and 2 blocks from Union Square. Very cute hotel.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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I would also recommend checking out the housing swap section on craigslist or even see if you can sublet a nice space while you're here. This is vacation time and people rent out their very nice apartments and flats. You can save cash doing that and in my opinion, it's better than a hotel. Kitchen access, etc. When I went back east two summers ago to visit my family I swapped houses with a professional couple in Philly for 3 weeks. Worked out great!

I'm also a frugal world traveler and a member of hosteling international. http://hiusa.org/ You can stay near union square for $25 to $35 a night. The only caveat is you need to take your stuff with you every day, so pack light. I think the union square hostel allows you to store your luggage for extra. It's not for the faint of heart....so I'm just posting the link for general info.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Anywhere advertised as close to the Civic Center, or the symphony hall.. not a great idea. I'm thinking particularly of where the Hilton is, at Eddy & Taylor. Not nice.
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