I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco. What are my options?
I'll be traveling to San Francisco in May for a conference taking place at the Marriott Marquis hotel.
Rooms are $160/night, which is beyond what we'd hoped to spend. Is this a reasonable expectation? Can you recommend other nearby(ish) cheaper options? Here are my considerations:
1) I'm traveling with my spouse and two-year-old child, which moves my threshold for grottiness of accommodations and sketchiness of neighborhoods up considerably from where it would be otherwise. I'm willing to pay for clean and safe, and if it's a walkable neighborhood so much the better.
2) I'm happy to take mass transit from a bit further out if that means savings. Probably no more than a 20-30 min. commute each way, though, if that's doable.
If $160 is actually about the best I can do given those considerations, so be it, but I hope not.