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Where to stay in San Francisco for a 2 day visit?

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Where to stay in San Francisco for a 2 day visit?

Regency Inn at San Francisco Airport

This is our current hotel location, right beside the airport.

We'll be arriving August 12th around 5pm, then leaving August 14th around 3pm.

Is it a good idea to stay beside the airport?

I've used google map to see how long it would take for us to travel from the hotel to fisherman's wharf, a little over an hour by transit. I'm guessing a transit pass for 3 days should cover it.

All recommendation and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you

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1. Re: Where to stay in San Francisco for a 2 day visit?

See the answer I just wrote in answer to your other thread on the subject.

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2. Re: Where to stay in San Francisco for a 2 day visit?

Airport hotels are nameless, faceless places designed for people who have early flights out/late flights in or business people who are coming in from various places to have a meeting. Sound like fun? No -- they're not.

There is no applicable transit pass that will get you into town from the airport. There are 3 day passes for SF transit (known as Muni) but the airport is 13 miles and about 4 towns south of SF. Our regional transit (BART) is on strike right now and although I would think it would be settled by August ... who knows?

Check out the Top Questions (right side of screen) and read up on the popular areas to stay. Fisherman's Wharf is popular with families with children but otherwise few would recommend it as a place to stay. Union Square is very convenient for getting around town as well as in from the airport. The Embarcadero is also a nice possibility if you prefer to be on the waterfront without the carnival atmosphere that is Fisherman's Wharf.

Once you decide which area suits you best you can use hotel search engines (Travelocity, Expedia, TA, etc) to search by area, your dates and budget and see what pops. Then read reviews. There are hundreds of hotels in SF and they run the gamut of stars and boutique vs. new/modern. Up to you to decide what suits your taste and pocketbook.

Edited: 04 July 2013, 02:05
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3. Re: Where to stay in San Francisco for a 2 day visit?

sal, can you make this a top question? why it's a lousy idea to stay by the airport.

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