Places to stay near San Francisco
March 30, 2011 9:03 AM Subscribe
I am attending this conference
in May in Japan Town in San Francisco. I’m looking for a better option than the $150/night rooms at the hotel that is hosting the conference, but I’m not familiar with the area…
posted by Palmcorder Yajna to travel & transportation around San Francisco, CA (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in the LA area and plan on driving up so I’ll have a car with me. I’m looking into other hotels so that it doesn’t cost a small fortune to attend. I’m not at all familiar with the Bay Area and I want to make sure that wherever I stay is in a relatively safe area as I’m a lady traveling alone. I don’t know what traffic patterns look like up there so I don’t want to stay someplace that will make it horribly inconvenient to get to the conference.
I’d love some recommendations for either specific hotels, neighborhoods in the city, or neighboring communities in which I could stay. Anything you have to offer about traffic during the week would be helpful too. I’m there Wed-Sat and the conference starts at 8am. I don’t mind driving into the conference each day, but I’d like to keep it to under an hour drive. I’m also open to using the local public transportation to get to the conference and keeping my car at the hotel where I end up staying or a park and ride lot. I don’t need anything fancy, but I’m not interested in a hostel.