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San Francisco area - what would you do?

Old Mar 15th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Oh, thanks, hazel - I haven't tried that one yet!
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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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It's a residential neighborhood and a quite upscale one at that. I wouldn't be at all concerned about it being "isolated and dark".
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Old Mar 16th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, sf - it's hard to know what to be concerned about when you've never been somewhere!

Okay, this one looks good to me, but what do y'all think of the location? It's a little closer to Union Square than that Hilton, same price (via and gets very good TA reviews. Seems more near the action than that apartment.,+CA&t=m&z=15
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Old Mar 16th, 2013, 05:50 PM
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We are in SF right now. We are staying at the Wyndham Canterbury, 750 Sutter Street. It is a very nice location, near Union Square. There are many restaurants and shops nearby. We have a one bedroom suite-a queen bed and a sleeper sofa in the living room. We have a small kitchen and dining area.

We had flights from Nashville and I got them on priceline-Frontier airlines. Our roundtrip price was about $300.
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Old Mar 16th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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I have not stayed at the Orchard Garden, but have walked past. It is in a handy location, close to Union Square, transit options, Chinatown. Plenty of eatery options.
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Old Mar 16th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, nlg! That's good to know. I've found a couple of flight options for $330 but if we can't get those, it looks like it goes up to $380ish. Down side of flying in the summer, I guess!

Thanks so much, MichelleY. That's great to know!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Hah! $380, that's nothing. I just plugged my preferred (7-leg) Australia-NZ itinerary into and it came back with a best price of $6900 per person!

Needless to say, we'll have to revise that itinerary a bit...
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Hahaha! Well, that does make me feel a little bit better, kbob. Sorry for you, though! Apparently we missed the cheap flights, so now I'm looking at more like $400 unless I want to drive to Memphis. This friend and I have traveled together several times, and usually prices are better from Nashville, but with Delta buying out Northwest it seems like it's flipped this time!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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I haven't read the whole thread but have you looked at Southwest from Nashville to SFO?
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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I have, janisj (but thanks for the suggestion!). I love Southwest, and we used to be able to get good deals since Nashville's a hub. But lately they've been SO expensive, and the same is true for this too. It would be at least an extra $100 and often more, depending on the times.

We used to get dirt cheap flights to a few places (I've flown to Chicago for $98 round trip before), but I think those days are over!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Okay, flights booked! Friend from Memphis, me from Nashville. We're both landing pretty late on June 4 (~10:30pm) and leaving early afternoon June 11, so we have six full days to figure out. Apparently all the hotels I was looking at have gone up in price since I last looked, so... awesome. We booked the Orchard Garden Hotel as a just-in-case situation, but we'd have to share a king bed there (the doubles were sold out) and we'd rather have our own, obviously, so I'm going to keep looking. Thanks to all of you for your help so far!
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