I've narrowed it to 2 hotels: H.I. Express Fishermans' Wharf and Parc 55. We're planning on flying in Fri. night and flying out Mon. morning for the Raiders game, but need some help on which hotel to choose. Most people on the posts I've read suggest avoiding the Wharf area as it is too touristy.
We thought it would be neat to be able to see Alcatraz, the Golden Gate bridge, the sea lions on the pier, etc. What are the attractions near Parc 55? We've never been to San Fran. so we would like to see at least some site, even if it's from afar.
If we stayed at the H.I. Express, we'd have to take the cable car to the Powell St. BART, then take the BART to the Oakland Coliseum. Is the cable car difficult to figure out? How do we know where to get off? Does it run at night, after the game?