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San Francisco

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by geejay, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. geejay

    geejay Well-Known Member

    We are cruising out of SF on 11/24 and will be there at noon the day before. Any suggestions on what area to stay in and what hotel? We have never been there before so I am clueless.

    Thanks for any advice/suggestions!

    Gloria
     
  2. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Keep it simple, stay on the wharf. There are several hotels close by, Radisson, Hyatt, Sheraton, two Holidays an Inn and an Express, most are on Beach St. In the past several people have stayed at the Tuscan Inn on North Point and Mason and have been able to get some good rates, it is a nice hotel and on North Point between Mason and Powell is a very obscure hidden by a parking garage Safeway market perfect for all your shopping needs.............
     
  3. BruinSteve

    BruinSteve Well-Known Member

    Agreed...Fishermans Wharf...
    Close to the cruise pier, fairly safe area...nice area to walk around...
    Convenient as terminal of Cable Car line and it's where the Alcatraz tours and Bay Boat tours originate...
    Lots of restaurants (though I prefer walking just a little bit over to North Beach for the Italian restaurants rather than the tourist seafood joints at the Wharf)
     
  4. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    I have stayed, several times each, in the Union Square area as well as Fisherman's Wharf. I prefer Union Square as it is less touristy (although it is still a tourist magnet, less so than the Wharf). I don't think you'll have that issue in November, though -- at least I haven't. Happy planning!
     
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    You will probably not do this but I love the Fairmont....a family connection means I usually get a very good rate. I love the walk down.....through Chinatown, on to Union Square then on to the Embarcadero. Take the cable car back up to this San Francisco classic.
     
  6. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Around the corner from the Fairmont is my favorite sushi restaurant.
     
  7. geejay

    geejay Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tips.
     

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