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Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

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Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

Hi all,

I've booked my USA/Canada trip for March 08 and I'm SO excited! I'm spending a week in Denver with a friend, a week in Whistler with a friend, then 4 days San Fran, 4 days Vegas - yay!!

I've found vegas accomodation really easy to come across, but SF not so much!

Can anyone recommend a good hotel with the following....

- around $100 a night

- not fussed on quality, but just as long as there are no bed bugs, a clean enough bathroom and a pleasant enough place to flop on a bed and rest my feet after a long day of shopping (cable tv a must!)

- close to Union Square. I stayed there a few years ago so it's the only place in SF I'm really familiar with (plus it's cool!). I'm a big fan of walking, so I don't mind being a few blocks from Union Sq/Market St, but not really keen on being miles away.

- Alternatively, if someone can recommend an area that is cheaper, but still has it's own interesting array of cafes and shops, and is still in walking distance to Market st and close to transport, then i'm happy with that too - just don't want to be too far away from the action!


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1. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

As we always say, priceline 4* is your best bet. You will do better than anything you could possibly obtain through traditional reservation channels.

Try priceline bidding and then report back if you don't have any success. You aren't going to find anything decent under $100 in Union Square any other way.

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2. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

We stayed at the Wharf Inn at Fishermans Wharf over xmas. I know it is a little way away from Union Square but it has lots of cafes/shops and is a nice area. You can catch a cable car from there to most places I think.

It wasn't very expensive and was a nice little motel.

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3. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

Go to this website:

www.buenavistamotorinn.com - around $100 or so.

Free indoor parking and small continental breakfast.

It's a few blocks to Fisherman's Wharf.

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4. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

I ultimately agree with the priceline rec. I'm not even a fan of priceline for myself but if I were on that strict a budget, it is definitely what I would do.

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5. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

We've just booked the Mosser hotel, looks pretty central and is around that price.

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6. Re: Cheap hotel - central San Francisco

Evening VanillaInk,

We've stayed at the Handley Hotel twice before. It's right on Union Square and sounds like exactly what you are looking for. I think they've got there own website.

Hope this helps,


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