San Francisco Hotels

Discussion in 'Community' started by James L, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all,

    Need some help with cheap hotel (price wise, not quality) in San Francisco.

    I go every year for MWSF, but a client puts us up at the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel. Definitely cannot afford that myself.

    So, I would like to stay around Union Square for my next trip in October, as I am used to that area, and like the convienence of the trolley up Powell St. I know there are tons of cheaper hotels around there that are smaller, no name kinda thing (not chains).

    Unfortunately, when I look at them on expedia or travelocity, there is no way of telling which ones are crap and which ones are ok.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ooo! yes, this would help me, too.

    I'M GETTING TO SF SOMEHOW, AND AIRTRAN'S FLIGHT PATHS AREN'T ABOUT TO STOP ME!!
    My rant about Airtran


    *ahem*
    Yeah, cheap hotel that isn't a hole in the wall.

    Thankie, thankie. :) :)
     
  3. Flowbee macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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    The Handlery Union Square hotel. http://www.handlery.com. 415-781-7800. Nice hotel right in the heart of Union Square with reasonably priced rooms (by SF standards).

    You might also try the Carlton (http://www.carltonhotel.com). Just on the edge of Union Square but nice rooms and maybe a bit less expensive than the Handlery.

    My job involves booking a lot of hotel rooms in SF and these are two of my favorite Union Square choices.
     
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  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I always stay at the Holiday Inn Civic Center at 9th & Market. I prefer it to any of the hotels I've tried in the Union Square area because it's right on a BART station, and no hills to climb carrying luggage. Not fancy, but tidy and inexpensive. About a 15 minute walk to the Moscone on a nice day, and plenty of public transportation up and down Market if it decides to rain.
     
  6. fanbrain macrumors 6502

    fanbrain

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    Just stayed at the Hotel Adagio during my honeymoon. I loved it. It's close to Union Square. We stayed 5 nights in a suite and it was only $135/night. Their site has the best prices. Check it out.

    edit: Website
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    What do y'all think of hostels?

    I'm looking and $27/per person per night for a single room is looking pretty sweet, seeing as how I'll only be in the room for sleeping...
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

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    wow, that's retarded. so strange they wouldnt let you do that...
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm gonna call them tomorrow and let 'em hear about it.

    muahahahha.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Just came back from SF yesterday. I stayed at The Grant Hotel on Bush Street at Powell (right on the Cable Car line). An older hotel, that was clean and quiet (ask for an alley facing room - it is a ventilation alley, not a service alley). Rooms are about $65 to $80.

    Got a City Pass, so the Cable Cars and the rest of the Mini lines were well used.
     

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