Coming to california in 2 weeks; will stay 3 nights in san fran and then want to spend time at the ocean. Have booked 2 nights in cupertino and got a great rate on priceline for a 4 star hotel. Looks like it's an 1-1/4 hrs to the coast from cupertino and would prefer to find something closer for 2 nights. I've booked the spindrift for 2 nights, but with taxes it's over $750!! my friend would rather drive the 1-1/4 hrs rather than spend $750.
Any suggestions for a city/town that is within 1/2 hr of the ocean and has a nice, reasonably priced hotel??
thanks so much!!