Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

25th anniversary - what area to pick for San Francisco?

25th anniversary - what area to pick for San Francisco?

Old May 20th, 2007, 12:56 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
25th anniversary - what area to pick for San Francisco?

I'm planning a 25th anniversary vacation, and don't know where to stay in San Francisco. My husband and I will be using certificates from our MasterCard that limits us to Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, and Marriott. I know these hotels are in San Francisco, but don't know much about the locations. We do love great meals, not so big on art, some shopping, seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. I haven't decided what to do while we are there yet, I'm just trying to find out which area would be good. Thanks for your help!
jabrown40 is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 02:54 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 47
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Go to Mammas for breakfast. It is in North Beach and has amazing food. The line is out the door but well worth it.
marrsbar is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 05:50 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 572
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
if the certificates are all the same, definitely pick the Ritz Carlton. That is the nicest of the 3 and they will do something special for your anniversary. Congratulations on 25 years!
laurenzo is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 07:43 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I guess what I need to know, is should we stay in the Union Square area, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill area, etc? I don't know anything about San Francisco, but plan to pick up a couple of guidebooks.
jabrown40 is offline  
Old May 20th, 2007, 10:54 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,051
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We've enjoyed several stays at the Grand Hyatt Union Square. A room on a high floor or Regency level has great views and it's close to everything. This year stayed on Nob Hill at the Mark Hopkins which was nice, but a long walk from things.
MBnancy is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 08:46 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,360
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dear jabrown40,

Since this is a special anniversary, pick the Ritz. The Ritz IS on top of a fairly steep hill, but it's no problem walking down and then taking various buses, cable cars, etc. back up. The location is central enough to position you for all the usual tourist spots, but not so congested. If it wasn't an anniversary trip the Marriot would be perfectly o.k.
dovima is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 09:07 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have stayed in Fisherman's warf and in Union Square. I did not listen to advice to stay in Union Square...and should have the first time. It is a much better location - and you can still go down to the warf.
dawnnoelm is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 12:32 PM
  #8  
mjs
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,558
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have stayed at all three and would reccomend the Ritz. The Marriott is ok as are both Hyatt's. The new Marriott that used to be the Pan Pacific may also be good but the Ritz is better. Have stayed at the Ritz twice in the last 6 months and it is now my favorite in SF.
mjs is offline  
Old May 21st, 2007, 01:09 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stay at the Ritz and be sure to have tea in their parlor. Also be sure to visit the Ferry Plaza for a great local food market and then take a ferry ride across the bay to Tiburon for dinner on the water.
pennylaneca is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
laurenjones1919
United States
40
Jan 28th, 2015 07:24 PM
jumpingjack
United States
18
Jan 23rd, 2010 09:08 AM
haleyjoy
United States
11
Mar 1st, 2007 10:54 AM
julie
United States
6
Jan 8th, 2003 05:46 PM
TR
United States
10
Aug 13th, 2002 07:38 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information