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#1 2014-05-22 13:18:34

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SF hotel recommendations

Hey guys, I'm going to be coming to your neck of the woods for a conference in September, and was hoping you might be able to recommend a good one. Here's my choices that comply best with the company travel policy.

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#2 2014-05-22 13:19:43

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Actually, forget #3. It's way too far from the conference center (Fort Mason Center).

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#3 2014-05-22 13:22:00

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

I'm staying at #7 in a few weeks. I'll let you know how it is.


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#4 2014-05-22 13:23:50

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Haven't stayed at any of those in my times in SF. No help here, sorry


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#5 2014-05-22 14:06:38

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Stay at the Hyatt, or in Union Square. Financial District is super sleepy at night.

Across from the Hyatt is the Ferry Building, it has plenty of cool little shops, Tilted Door is pretty good. And it's good people watching. If you walk down the Embaradaro to right under the Bay Bridge, there's an awesome dive bar/burger shop, Red's Java Hut. Burgers served on an awesome sourdough bread.

Alternatively, Union Sq, is touristy, but there's plenty of stuff within walking distance.

SFO is one of my favorite cities. Just get out and explore.

Another fun game to play is, "Is that human or dog shit" as you walk along the sidewalk.


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#6 2014-05-22 14:07:19

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

If it fits in your per diem, the Fairmont is boss. I stayed there for two weeks.  up


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#7 2014-05-22 16:45:43

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

I'd probably go for the Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, just because it's closest to your conference.  Bail at the end of each day, change close, and head somewhere.  It's also right by Columbus.  I haven't been in that neighborhood for a while, but it used to have many bars.

The Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center should be a good choice too, or at Union Square.  Union Square gets really busy, but mostly shoppers and tourists. 

Slanted Door, not Tilted, but yes, it's good.  It's right on the water in the Ferry Building.  I also agree on the people watching around there.  In the evening, you can see the decorative lights on the Bay Bridge.


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#8 2014-05-22 17:07:33

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Already stayed at the Embarcadero one and want to try something new. I ended up booking at Fisherman's Wharf since it's a perfect midpoint between there and our SF office should I have to go there.

On the list so far:
Red's Java Hut

Any more food recommendations? I'll be traveling alone so I can pick my own places to eat. Price doesn't matter much; just nothing extravagant.

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#9 2014-05-22 17:51:30

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Find some burritos in The Mission. El Farolito is a good place to start.

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#10 2014-05-22 23:40:27

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Tadich Grill
House of Prime Rib
Tonga Room, for drinks
Cafe Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant

None of these are absurdly pricey. There's plenty of weirdo organic let's eat grass and kale salad places, too.


I love Reds. But go for lunch. It's a true dive.


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#11 2014-05-24 04:51:59

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Me and my grandparents stayed at the Grand Hyatt in 2001. I was only 9 then, but it was a nice hotel.


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#12 2014-05-24 10:24:41

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Re: SF hotel recommendations

Hit up Gott's in the ferry building for some epic burgers.


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