Nice hotel in San Fransisco?

Old Jun 1st, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Nice hotel in San Fransisco?

We're spending the last night of our honeymoon in San Fransisco and I have no idea where to stay! There are so many options! I'd like somewhere nice but not too overpriced (around $150 to $225). Please give suggestions.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 01:43 PM
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Congratulations on your wedding!

Now, please take the time to learn how to spell the name of the place you're visiting San F-r-a-n-c-i-s-c-o. This will demonstrate that you've at least conducted some basic research.

Don't know when you're going but I've received some great deals in that price range from both the Hotel Monaco and the Mark Hopkins.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 01:59 PM
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I too recommend Hotel Monaco. They run specials. I recommend their 800 # as well as checking the web site.
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Old Jun 1st, 2005, 03:00 PM
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Coincidentally, just received a notification of excellent summer special price via Oribtz for Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel this summer, $160/night. That would be a great area to stay in, and in a famous old hotel.
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Hotel Monaco is my favorite in SF. Be sure to let whichever hotel you choose know it's your honeymoon.
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Black-Bart: You're mean.
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Most of the Joie de Vivre hotel properties (http://www.jdvhospitality.com) would be good candidates, and tend to be good value. I've stayed at the Andrews, the Maxwell, and Hotel Rex, and would recommend any of them. The Andrews (http://www.andrewshotel.com)is a particularly good value, has an excellent restaurant (Fino) in the lobby area, and is quite small (48 rooms), ensuring personal attention. Breakfast is in the form of a tray of pastries, fruit, etc. placed in the common hallway area on each floor. The rooms are small, but nice. The largest, most expensive room in the hotel (the Petite Suite) tops out at about $179, and you can get a perfectly comfortable room with a king or queen on the street side of the building for less than $140.

Kimpton Hotels (http://www.kimptonhotels.com) also runs a number of SF properties; these tend to be a bit pricier and more luxurious than the JDV properties, but with a little searching you should be able to find something in your price range without too much trouble. The Prescott on Post Street (http://www.prescotthotel.com) is a particular favorite; Postrio, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is inside the hotel, and I love the "living room" area off the lobby with its huge brick fireplace. It would be an excellent romantic choice for a honeymoon night. I also really liked the Serrano Hotel (http://www.serranohotel.com) on Taylor Street; a little bit funkier than the Prescott (they have a thing about board games, scattering them around the public areas of the hotel and maintaining a library of them for guest use at the front desk -- not that you're likely to use them on a honeymoon). It's a little bit farther from Union Square, getting close to the Tenderloin, but otherwise it's just as luxurious and accommodating as the Prescott. I haven't stayed at the Sir Francis Drake since it was renovated and Kimpton took it over -- it's a big, old hotel, in a great location. With Kimpton running it now, the service and appointments should be high quality (not the case in previous years when I stayed there); it's a landmark and a local legend, and the doormen in their Beefeater regalia are kind of quaint.

I was extremely impressed with the Argent Hotel (http://www.argenthotel.com) during a stay last summer -- so much so that I booked a stay there for my wife and I the weekend before July 4 this year for an anniversary trip. It's a large hotel (nearly 700 rooms in 36 stories), but I was quite impressed with the quality of service, the appointments of the room, the view, etc. The location is excellent as well, just a half-block off Market on Third. I think it might be best overall value in the SF hotel market right now for Union Square/Market Street area properties.
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If you're heading home to a landlocked area...I'd chose something near the wharf/water for my last night....maybe the Tuscan Inn.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2005, 08:45 AM
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jomomma92024:

If expecting people to at least take the time to learn how to spell the name of the place they are traveling to constitutes being "mean", then yes I am. Misspelling a city once is a mistake; twice is purely lazy.

Actually, come to think of it, I am mean. And nasty too--hence the name.

By the way, I contributed something to this thread, what's your excuse?

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Old Jun 2nd, 2005, 09:33 AM
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Black Bart - thank you for the spelling tip! I do know how to spell the city right...I was probably just "being lazy" and typing fast because I was at work! Everyone makes mistakes!
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Rackensack...you sound like me.. We love the Andrews and with the buffet breakfasts, their glass of wine and Fino..it makes it a great deal.. The second time we went we found a lovely note from the manager welcoming us back.. BTW Fino I believe has a special menu for guests at the hotel.
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