The Hilton is actually on the edge of a higher crime rate area. See my warning section because there are some motels in bad neighborhoods. There are some motels south of Mission Street but I don't know why anyone would want to stay there. As far as where good to stay, there are some motels on Lombard Street that have reasonably good parking. There are buses 1 block away on Chestnut Street for those not renting a car. Chestnut Street is actually an expensive neighborhood even though the houses are not very big.
I am bringing my family 2 adults and 10/7 yrs children to San Francisco for 4 July. Hilton at Union Sq (actually on O'Farrell) appeals. never been to San Francisco before but read on a post that this hotel is on the edge of a "skid row" type area. that would freak my kids out. is this a dodgy area and what areas should i be looking at? I would appreciate any advice on areas or on specific 4 star hotels. skyscraper experience all the better as we're coming from ireland so that would be a novelty but not necessity. also one of my kids is sushi mad with birthday 4th july so any tips on best/funnest place for sushi would be great. we'll be total tourists in the city and appreciate that we have to be careful in any big city.
thanks for any advice.
Try the Handlery Hotel on Union Square, a really good hotel with good service and the rooms have very good facilities. Ask for a garden room as the rooms above the street can be a bit noisy- you´ll also be nearer the pool, which is a plus. we didn´t feel the area was a problem at all but I also didn´t see anything which looked even remotely skid row like either. San Francisco was a fabulous city to visit, don´t miss going over the bridge to visit too-the shopping there is fantastic.
Many thanks. How did i miss this place? it looks lovely.
Also look at the Westin St Francis. Take them to the Tonga Lounge in the Fairmont, they will like that, kids permitted in the day time.
Sorry, I don't know any fun Sushi places
The Hilton is not near " skid row" it is in it. Try the St. Francis, Sir Francis Drake, Marriott. All downtown in great locations. The St. Francis is where the President always stays whenever he is in SF.
say it like it is! that's exactly the honest advice i wanted. have booked the hyatt. very many thanks.
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Address: 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States