Priceline put us in the Sheridan for what we thought was a reasonable price per night. We found that the nightly rate is just the beginning.
First there's parking, $45 a night(plus $6+ tax). There's free WiFi but only in the lobby. In room it's $4.95 for 15 minutes or $14.95 a day.
Free TV consists of mostly lower channels, no HBO (we were hoping to watch Game Of Thrones). There's also no guide to tell you what's on when.
Movies on Demand, $4.99 for ones no one would want to see, $17 to $20 for decent ones, TV reruns (Bones, Castle, Desperate Housewives, etc.) $4.99. Digital Music channels? $9.95 for 2 hours, $14.95 for 4 hours.
There is free On Demand TV that consists of movie reviews and new age ambient music and videos.
The TV itself is an older flat screen. The only connections available are S-video, composite and component. No HDMI or VGA/RGB, so I wasn't able to use it to watch the movies I had on my laptop.
The vending machine down the hall, $2.25 for a 20oz bottle of coke. That's a bargain compared to the Expresso bar in the lobby, $4.40 for the same 20oz bottle ($1.60 in the Safeway across the street).
Room service meals...$9.00 for cold cereal, plus a 15% gratuity plus a $5.00 delivery fee. That's $15.35 for a small bowl of cold cereal.
The room was small but nicely decorated. There were two standard beds, a small bathroom and a desk. It was very far from the elevator, quite a walk to get to and from it.
The only positives are the location and a 24 hour Fitness Center that was decently equipped.
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8 June 2012
Dear Mike_M, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and I was pleased you were able to take advantage of our discount offer through Priceline. My apologies that you found the pricing high on some of our additional services. We do have 3rd party agreements that dictate pricing on our vending, movies on demand service, parking and WiFi etc. however we always monitor these add ons to insure they are all very competitive in the San Francisco market. I am glad you liked our location and Sheraton Fitness center and hope you will return on your next visit to our fair city. Take care and warm regards,
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