My wife is coming with me, so I’ll be sharing with her. And she *might* have a say about where we stay.
Haven’t decided on a hotel yet, but I’ve browsed around. Seems the average on that list is about $195. Definitely high-end. Might be cheaper farther away from the bay, but then you might spend more on daily cab fare. Decisions, decisions.
Wish my son lived closer. We’d just stay with him. But he’s in San Jose.
My wife and I chose the Radisson Hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf (http://www.radisson.com/sanfranciscoca_wharf) which was relatively inexpensive through Expedia. Might be worth looking into. I look forward to meeting everyone!
I’m coming across from Australia and will be looking to share a room. Phil, I noticed you were looking for a share person but after checking out the hotels around the area I much preferred what the Hyatt had on offer.
An oversized double room for USD$223.15/night (AUD$247, £148), or the Business Plan double room with the following extras for USD$238.15/night (AUD$264, £158):
- One shirt or blouse pressed per room per day (dry cleaning excluded)
- Daily Internet access
- Full breakfast daily for one adult
- One bottle of water per room daily
- Complimentary newspaper
- Long distance calls within continental United States, Canada and Hawaii
- Local and 1-800 phone calls
I’ve found that the prices are much more reasonable if I purchase a combined flight/hotel package through Expedia.com, Priceline.com, or Travelocity.com. If anything, it looks like some of the hotels give a better rate if you pre-pay the room.
FYI: I just booked a room at the historic Argonaut. They are running a 40% off promotion right now - normal rate is around $280/night.
Average daily rate worked out to $199 per night (7) for a room with a King bed. The accommodations look far superior to any of the other hotel options within four blocks - Holiday Inn ($195), Marriott and Hilton ($250).
This hotel may be a good option for those of you bringing your better half along for a few extra days of vacation.