Hotels for the General/WorldWideDevelopersConference in San Francisco. A wiki version of this blog entry: http://goo.gl/General/OeSu http://www.thefunnyquotessayings.com/cool-hilarious-funny-quotes-sayings/
Sorted by distance from the Moscone:
747 Howard Street; San Francisco CA 94103 http://bit.ly/dt3ruz
The conference’s location
Hotel Intercontinental http://bit.ly/1AHm7r
888 Howard Street; San Francisco CA 94103
“Practically on top of Moscone”
The W SF http://tinyurl.com/a6mm
181 3rd St; San Francisco CA 94103 http://tinyurl.com/2qsps
$300-350/night; 1 block from Moscone
Seems to be $25 a night for high-speed internet.
SF Marriot http://tinyurl.com/2jubf
55 Fourth Street; San Francisco CA 94103 http://tinyurl.com/2ty85
$204/night; 2 blocks from Moscone; Official WWDC Hotel; Probably where most Apple folks are staying
Internet access costs an additional $12.50 a night and it’s not even wireless
50 Third St; San Francisco CA 94103 http://tinyurl.com/28w8r
$200-$230/night; 2 blocks from Moscone
D’Arcy Norman says it “is a total ripoff. Avoid it like the plague.”
Downtown Courtyard Marriott http://marriott.com/property/propertyPage.mi?marshaCode=SFOCD
299 2nd St; San Francisco CA 94105 http://tinyurl.com/2tvb4
$189/night; 2.5 blocks from Moscone; Includes unlimited high-speed internet
Peter Sichel had good experience there in 2003.
The Powell http://thepowellhotel.com
28 Cyril Magnin St; San Francisco CA 94102 http://tinyurl.com/2vph2
$109/night ($89/night sans breakfast); 3.5 blocks from Moscone; No A/C, but has working windows
Dave Polaschek had a good experience there.
Website claims “NEW! Free Hi-speed wireless internet access!”
The Britton http://www.hotelbritton.com/
112 7th St; San Francisco CA 94103 http://tinyurl.com/2prup
$79/night; 4.5 blocks from Moscone
Philippe Casgrain had a good experience there in 2003.
Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.
Nikko SF http://www.hotelnikkosf.com
222 Mason St; San Francisco CA 94102 http://tinyurl.com/yrkbz
$139/night thru travelhero.com; 4.5 blocks from Moscone; has pool
Hostel International-San Francisco Downtown http://www.sfdowntownhostel.org/reservations.html
312 Mason St, San Francisco CA 94102-1704 Phone: 415/788-5604 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
$24.00-$29.00 per night (Dorm Style) $55.00-$69.00 per night (Private)
5 blocks from Moscone
Comments: I am cheap and broke. I’ll be staying here. As will I - General/DanKeen
Grant Plaza http://www.grantplaza.com
465 Grant Ave; San Francisco CA 94108 http://tinyurl.com/yrrsq
$69-$79/night; 6 blocks from Moscone
D’Arcy Norman says “It’s not exactly a 5 star hotel, but it wasn’t scummy, and it looks like they’ve really fixed the place up since I was there.”
Hilton SF http://www.hilton.com/hotels/SFOFHHH/
333 O’Farrell St; San Francisco CA 94102 http://tinyurl.com/yvg7m
$165/night; 6.5 blocks from Moscone; Official WWDC Hotel
For an official WWDC hotel, internet service is sure unreliable and pricey (my stay was in 2004). And Paris wasn’t available for ‘personal service,’ to make up for it, either. Avoid.
Ramada Plaza SF http://www.ramadaplazasf.com
1231 Market St; San Francisco CA 94103 http://tinyurl.com/2y7gj
>$109/night (price not on website); 6.5 blocks from Moscone; No A/C, but has working windows
Tom Becker says it’s a nice old-fashioned touristy hotel.
Grand Hyatt http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com/
345 Stockton Street San Francisco, California 94108 USA http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com/property/areaguide/maps/index.jhtml
Comments: Looks like a great hotel and an absolute steal at 70 bucks. Great breakfast spot nearby and across the street from Macy’s. Only down side is parking is too expensive. 36 bucks a night. -Lemont Washington
Villa Florence http://www.villaflorence.com/
3 Stars, looks very nice. Pricelined it for $70/night. Looks like 3 blocks from Moscone. Website doesn’t say anything about A/C so lets hope its not a scorcher in SFO this summer.
The Mosser http://www.themosser.com/
A few people I know have recommended this place. No A/C or high speed internet. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. I booked it via http://www.orbitz.com for $159/night for a Deluxe (private bathroom) Queen room. According to the reviews the rooms are small but it looks to be close to Moscone.
Taylor Hotel San Francisco http://goo.gl/General/PKsQv
615 Taylor Street; San Francisco CA 94102
Simple budget hotel, Free internet access from the lobby (though perhaps the wireless reception extends to some of the rooms, it didn’t reach mine – General/AngelaBrett), Daily, Weekly, Extended stay rates.
$39-$79/night; 7 blocks from Moscone
As WWDC draws closer: http://www.ratestogo.com usually is a great place to get last-minute deals (up to 20 days in advance) on hotels. For now I have to note that there seems to be no terrific deal. Hotel Nikko actually is more expensive there than noted on this page. I guess hotels are feeling the start of summer tourism, General/JavaOne, WWDC, … . Yet those who Pricelined got better deals on some of the hotels listes at