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If you've got a car, you'll find it cheaper to stay OUTSIDE of SF -- the parking alone will cost more than a moderate budget is comfortable spending. And street parking is near impossible to find, not safe, and you'll probably end up with a ticket for... See More
I lived on Nob Hill for a time -- I highly recommend The Stanford Court San Francisco there. The views from the hill are great -- and if you're lucky, maybe one day you'll get to watch... See More
Muir Woods Trail is a wonderful. The Exploratorium -- MUST GO. I still have memories of going when I was a kid (well over 30 years ago). It's that good -- really (call ahead and check their schedules to... See More
Great idea to spend a few extra days exploring. You'll find all the normal chain hotels in the heart of downtown which is mostly divided into 4 different areas: Dirty 6th, 5th Street (warehouse district), SoCo and Eastside. Hotels worth considering: ... See More
It depends on the hotel but it's better to err on the side of them being restrictive. I have been in hotels in Italy where I wasn't even allowed up to a room with a friend to visit for a few minutes; they were that strict about occupancy. Often the number of... See More