We travel to San Francisco 1 - 3x per month, and usually book hotels as far out as possible.
I am curious, as to what is happening in San Francisco on Jan 12 - 14? I tried to book at 5 favorite hotels, and even in ones, where we are top-tier loyalty program members, everyone was sold out. Most are in the Union SQ, Financial District, or SOMA area, and my booking attempts were two months out.
I searched many of the convention/tourism Web sites, and studied their calendar of events, seeing nothing listed - the week before, or for a few weeks after, but nothing for that time.
We did find a room at the Hyatt, on Embarcadero, so we are taken care of, but curiosity just got the better of me - I usually can find big conventions, marathons, parades and festivals, and book around them, one way, or the other, but here, I am stumped.