Hotels: Where to Stay When Visiting San Francisco (December 2013)
Budget Hotels, Hostels, and Hotels with Parking, (Updated May 2014)
top questions right side of this forum page or via the second sticky on the sf forum. please read and let us know if you have any questions
If there is a way to get rid of the car then do so. You won't need it for sightseeing in the city and it will either cost a lot to park it or limit your accommodation selections.
Check our Top Questions for info on the popular areas to stay (Wharf, Union Square, Embarcadero). However, all three have high parking rates. If you are stuck with the car then check the Columbus Motor Inn (fringe of the Wharf), Cow Hollow, Chelsea, Coventry (last three are Marina area).
Who are you traveling with? Kids?
I am traveling with my husband. We could drop off the car at the airport when we get back from Sonoma, but then what is the best way to get from the airport to fisherman's wharf area?
Are you sure the Wharf is where you want to stay? Visitors will want to go but usually an hour or two is more than enough. It's an uber touristy area which schlocky tourist gee-gaw shops and what passes for "street entertainment."
Did you have a chance to read through the Top Questions? SF is relatively small geographically but Union Square is a lot more central for sights an transit. For example from the airport you can take BART and be walking distance from Union Square. But to get to the Wharf will require a cab or bus from BART.
We have planned to visit SF for 12 days, we would like to cover Chinatown, Davenport, googleplex, gold panning, redwood and Monterey.
Itineraries and where to stay please. We were thinking to walk for the first few days then rent a car for the rest.
Sorry wrong forum will post it again!
Columbus Motor Inn or Pacific Royal Motor Inn are the first places I would look.Edited: 12:35 am, June 14, 2014
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