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Glock17
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San Francisco hotel recommendations
Looking at possibly the Union Square area... will be going in June most likely. Anyone have good suggestions?


tduecen
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Buy a tent, live like a local


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hungryone
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Hotel Vitale at the foot of Market St, or any of the Joie de Vivre portfolio of hotels.
The Westin St Francis @ Union Square


blueridgeTiger
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
I've always like the St. Francis on Union Square.


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Dexter Fillmore
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
I’ve stayed at both hotels. You can’t go wrong with either.


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Gaston
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
We really liked the Orchard Garden hotel.
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slinger1317
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
I have been 2 San Francisco twice- first time stayed in Union Square at the Kensington. Second time in Nob Hill at the Scarlet Huntington.

I can't recommend the Huntington enough. Will never stay anywhere else in SF.


Popths
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
The Westin. No turds on the sidewalks.


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hoopsgalore
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
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I can't recommend the Huntington enough. Will never stay anywhere else in SF.


Great hotel, but those spots in Nob Hill are a bitch to walk to from Chinatown.


hoopsgalore
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Have nothing but good things to say about InterContinental (Nob Hill is good, but Howard location just opened within last several months), Stanford Court, Westin, and St. Regis.

Of course, those hotels are always pricey and when work isn't feeling like reimbursing me for those stays, I do Americania. It's a pretty shitty hotel, but close to City Beer Store and Cellarmaker.


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hungryone
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
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those spots in Nob Hill are a bitch to walk to from Chinatown

Exactly why I didn't rec the Fairmont, a lovely grand old hotel with a groovy, original era tiki bar in the basement. I was once down near the Ferry Building in the late evening and it was raining hard. No cabs (pre-Uber), with a hard walk uphill in driving rain @ 40 degrees. The cable car schedule up Nob Hill goes to "once an hour".....and the car operator wouldn't let us sit inside while he waited for his departure time. So we slogged up that steep hill, in the cold, driving rain. Makes for a good story today, but it was pretty miserable at the time.


Gaston
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
The Orchard Garden is literally at the Dragon’s Gate entrance to Chinatown, and a walk to Coit is perfectly doable. Tons of stuff in that walking distance.


GOP_Tiger
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
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Exactly why I didn't rec the Fairmont, a lovely grand old hotel with a groovy, original era tiki bar in the basement.


Yeah, I was at the Fairmont a year ago and loved it. This is the original Fairmont hotel for the entire brand, and the Tonga Room is indeed fun -- it's basically a perfect date place.


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hoopsgalore
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
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The Orchard Garden is literally at the Dragon’s Gate entrance to Chinatown, and a walk to Coit is perfectly doable. Tons of stuff in that walking distance.



I just meant the hill going up California, not necessarily the distance.


Gaston
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
We did the Bay to Breakers race when we lived in SF and it’s a steep place...more constant than anything. Going down was almost worse. We drug a keg and got shitty along the way...so race is a misnomer for how we did it. The heavy arse keg made it more of journey, or feat than anything else. Probably could have planned better.

If anyone’s out there at the end of May, it’s a fricking riot.
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Glock17
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Oct 2007
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Thanks for all the suggestions so far...

The plan is to do San Fran for 2-3 nights, then head up to Napa and spend 2-3 nights then back to San Fran the last day before flying out.

Follow up... We're thinking we wouldn't rent a car until we drive out to Napa. Is the public transit around San Fran reliable and not super sketchy?


hungryone
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We're thinking we wouldn't rent a car until we drive out to Napa. Is the public transit around San Fran reliable and not super sketchy?

Public transit is fine. Plenty of options, from the cable cars to tram/streetcar routes to buses that go all over town. Plus BART, so you can easily get from the airport to city center via public transit.


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Gaston
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
IDK, the jewel that San Francisco is is largely due to the surrounding area. I’d rent a car for a few days, maybe not even consecutively and skip Napa all together.

A day down to Los Gatos (maybe hit the Pulgas water temple on the way), over the ridge and down into Pescadero (Redwoods are unreal on that road, as are the herb farms)...then south to Santa Cruz on the 1. Stop at Panther (Hole in the wall, 7 mile...IDK what it’s called) beach. Literally unreal beautiful.

Next time you rent you could go north up the 1 to Red Rock beach and Stinson, all sorts of stuff up there like Muir and Sausalito (best views of SF).

I’d definitely do Lands End (in SF) for a sunset. The GG bridge lights up incredibly.

Too much to list, but Napa is just OK to me with everything else out there.
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skuter
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Presidio


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crazycubes
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re: San Francisco hotel recommendations
Wife and I really enjoyed The Huntington Hotel

Eta: they have a nice spa where the pool area has a nice balcony that looks over the bay and city. Wife (sorry, no pics ) and I had breakfast on the spa balcony. Very nice.
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