recommendations in San Fran???

Jan 14th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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recommendations in San Fran???

My husband and I will be vacationing in SF sometime within feb-apr. Does anyone have advice on the best places to stay and eat? We were looking at the Palomar or St. Francis, but will take any advice. Thanks
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Jan 14th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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I love the Westin St Francis. Ask for one of the older rooms - high ceilings, chandeliers, sleigh beds - really romantic. Great history and location.

The tour of Alcatraz is great - better than you could really imagine - fascinating. Yank Sing in the financial district is great for lunch for dim sum. We also enjoyed the diner like restaurant where Irish Coffee originated but I don't recall the name. Anyone? They make the irish coffee right in front of and it's quite a production!
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Jan 14th, 2004, 12:41 PM
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For lodging, Westin St. Francis is nice as is the W, which is adjacent to the SF MoMA.

For great eats, be sure to make a lunch or dinner reservation at Zuni Cafe. Not sure how to appropriately describe how they take basic foods and prepare them to perfection. They won a Beard Award last year as the country's best restaurant, and the cookbook is phenomenal. The roasted chicken (yes!) with bread-salad is amazing, but big enough for two. Also, their ceasar salad and the hambuger is world famous.

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market St.
(Market @ Gough)
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: 415.552.2522

Have a great trip!
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Jan 14th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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You want to know the 'best places to stay and eat'?
Does this mean price-unlimited or do you have a budget?
There's quite a range in SF.
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Jan 15th, 2004, 08:27 AM
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The St. Francis is very nice. Just visited there over the weekend. Ate at Kuleto's which is very close by and is quite yummy. You can jump on the cable car right outside and take it to Fisherman's Warf or to the top of Powell and California and walk down to Grant to China Town and then further down to North Beach. Great location.
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Jan 17th, 2004, 08:31 PM
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The Buena Vista is the place for Irish Coffee in SF.
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Jan 17th, 2004, 11:29 PM
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The St. Francis and Palomar are both nice hotels, but they are in a not so good neighborhood. The Downtown/Union Square area is rather dirty and depressing. Lots of street people and other ugly goings on there. I would definitely advise another area of town. The Marina and Cow Hollow areas are both safe. The Columbus and Cow Hollow Motor Inns would be by recommendation there. There is even free parking.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Try the Argonaut Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf. IT's marvelous
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Jan 18th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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We were in San Fran for a week in early Dec. and split up our stay between downtown and the wharf. We stayed at the White Swan Inn which is just down from the big hotels on Nob Hill and just loved the hotel and the location. Then we moved to the Tuscan Inn on the wharf. It was also nice and there was lots to do and see there but afterwards we decided we did enjoy the downtown location more and as the street cars are easy to catch to go to the wharf you do not need to stay there.
 
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Have a look at the Huntington Hotel atop Nob Hill. Royalty stays there, and the prices aren't all that bad.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 05:55 PM
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Topping for Argonaut information.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 07:13 PM
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Noahsarc--

Can you share some info on the Argonaut? How were the accomodations, service, restaurant, etc...any details appreciated. Thanks!
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