Post # 1
I’m planning my honeymoon, did up a rough budget but sufferred from sticker shock when looking at the prices of hotels in San Fran! I originally had a budget of $100 per night (pretty reasonable in Oz!) but the only thing i can find at that price is a double room in a hostel – has anyone stayed at HI San Fran Downton…it rated very highly…
Looking to increase that budgeted amount, but was wondering maybe if there are well known chain hotels around? I was looking to stay in Union Square. We would only require a clean, well kept room..
Post # 3
Ouch!! Yes… SF is going to be pricey!! I would recommend Priceline/Hotwire etc. You’re probably gonna have to up it to around $150 since room rates are pretty much going for $200-$250 normally.
There are some around here: Hilton/Hyatt/Doubletree by Hilton
Are you going to be renting a car? If you are; you can stay near SFO in SSF or Millbrae and drive into SF everyday (its a 15 minute drive)
Feel free to PM me if you need more details or help!
Post # 4
We went to San Fran on our honeymoon (we are also from Australia) and yes the sticker shock and what you get for that price leave a lot to be desired.
We stayed at the Good hotel. It is very central to everything and the area was ok (be prepared San Fran has a large homeless population and some very visable drug trade). It runs around $200 a night but is clean. It is in the SOMA but that isn;t that far from Union Sq.
One thing I found when checking out San Fran hotels was a lot of the lower priced ones had bed bug problems. There is a website called the bed bug registry that you cna look up your hotel on and of course trip advisor!