So I've seen the posts about Chinatown, Saks/Macy's, Union Square, wharves, public transportation, Cheesecake Factory (!Really?!) etc. etc. As a native NY-er, I'm not interested in seeing the Left Coast's copy of what we already have. (WINK WINK-NO HATE POSTS PLEASE!)
So, since SF public transportation should be a snap when compared to the NYC subway, we need to know where to stay that'll get us to the things we DON'T have: Golden Gate, Alcatraz, beach. We're flying into San Jose and can stay anywhere from there to SF b/c we'll have a car for 2 days. We'd prefer a SF hotel where we could roll out of bed in the morning and grab a coffee/bagel (or Cali version of one:), hit the trolley or walk around. But, since we have the car, we could also just drive up and back for 2 days.
Who is Destination Expert enough to meet this challenge?:)