• You are here
  • Forum Header
  • Topics not covered in other forums.
Strider1
Platinum Boarder
Posts:2551
PMA - Positive Mental Attitude

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#202567 2 years ago
Stayed at the Whitcomb last year. I choose an updated room for a little more $$$.

No bedbugs. No mice. Quite clean and spacious.

Booked it again for this year!
Takin' it in stride!
SunshineSue
Platinum Boarder
Posts:32443
Life is sweeter for this!

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#202568 2 years ago
Strider1 wrote:
Stayed at the Whitcomb last year. I choose an updated room for a little more $$$.

No bedbugs. No mice. Quite clean and spacious.

Booked it again for this year!

You know, if I ever go out there, the Whitcomb seems like the party place to be. And I can work around the bedbugs and mice, especially if there are some upgraded rooms. The part I'm still struggling with is Funky420's description of the hotel hallways being just like those in the "Redrum" scary little girl twins scene from the Shining. Now that make me think twice!!
gr8fulhead
Junior Boarder
Posts:70

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#202588 2 years ago
i'm counting on it. they play san francisco every year. already got the hotel booked. i would be pretty sad if they didnt do a new years run in sf this year, especially with them always doing fall tour on the west coast during harvest season and spending the rest of the year on the east coast. gotta show some love to their home town!
Denver Man
Platinum Boarder
Posts:7655
On the day I was born daddy sat down and cried

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203063 2 years ago
Downtown SF is shady period, it doesn't matter where you stay. The street rats in downtown are downright mean. Every year I have had some sort of weird confrontation with them. It makes you not want to walk around much. Plus it is fuggin expensive. After trying out several places the last few years I prefer driving/cabbing/walking the extra few blocks to stay on the wharf, same price but with much better scenery, better places to eat, and more touristy.
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
dougieisirie
Junior Boarder
Posts:131

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203066 2 years ago
I've stayed at the Whitcomb on Market the last 3 years and it is fine. It is an older hotel, but nice and definitely party central. As you walk down the hallways each doorway has a different smell The neighborhood is a little iffy, but there are plenty of people walking around so I never felt uncomfortable. Easy to get to because there is a bart station right next door and a pretty decent bar in the hotel. I've booked it again or New Years 2013 in hopes they will do a repeat of last year.

And by the way, I was at the Greek and Santa Barbara and they are sounding better than ever!
"Some ask, why play Grateful Dead music??
For those that know, no answer is necessary,
For those that don't, no answer is possible."
Phred
Senior Boarder
Posts:418

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203077 2 years ago
Denver Man wrote:
Downtown SF is shady period, it doesn't matter where you stay. The street rats in downtown are downright mean. Every year I have had some sort of weird confrontation with them. It makes you not want to walk around much. Plus it is fuggin expensive. After trying out several places the last few years I prefer driving/cabbing/walking the extra few blocks to stay on the wharf, same price but with much better scenery, better places to eat, and more touristy.


I'd have to agree. Maybe we're getting older??? I just don't like dealing with sketchy folks anymore...at one time, it was okay, but now...god knows what you are going to run up against. Of course, that could be because we live in the land of Columbine and Aurora....
Last Edit: 2 years ago by Phred.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Denver Man
Strider1
Platinum Boarder
Posts:2551
PMA - Positive Mental Attitude

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203113 2 years ago
I can completely understand the reservation about staying in the area. I mean for the MCU shows I didn't get a hotel close to the venue for just that reason. I stayed on the Golden Arrow, but that was over an hour away by train.

I like the party atmosphere at the Whitcomb. Lots of other cool heads there and it's great, actually perfect, for pre and post show debauchery. If I have any energy during the day before showtime I can always take a cab to the tourist areas.

I do agree that the street scene around BGCA leaves alot to be desired, but that's a price I'll pay to be so close to the venue and the party!!!
Takin' it in stride!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Denver Man, Tmglf2, theothrone
Blues_Power
Senior Boarder
Posts:432
in the world, but not of the world

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203163 2 years ago
i did an online search for hotels near the Bill Graham Civic Center and was surprised to find some very good hotels at very decent rates... www.hotels.com/search.do?destination=Bil...1707433&hotelId=

1) Best Western Hotel California - $151 per night
2) Hotel Adagio - $167 per night
3) Hilton San Francisco Union Square - $152 (this is a steal by SF standards)
4) Park 55 Wyndamm San Francisco (Union Square) $193 per night

i know these places are more expensive than most of us are used to, but in SF even the "cheap" hotels aren't cheap. i'll keep searching and will post more options as i locate them. also feel free to PM me with any questions and i'll do my best to help.
We will all be together for ever and ever when we make it to the promised land
Chester
Moderator
Posts:33998
More or less in line

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203166 2 years ago
There is a value in being in the same hotel as others you want to hang out with. Makes the time there even more special.
Also, there's a value in being so close. Very little public transportation will be needed. That saves money.
I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Strider1
Denver Man
Platinum Boarder
Posts:7655
On the day I was born daddy sat down and cried

Re: San Francisco New Years 2013

#203175 2 years ago
I agree it's hard to beat being able to walk from the venue to your hotel. That's why they should do a 3 nighter in Vegas. The Hard Rock is perfect. Show's over you walk down the hall to the elevator and your room.
I went walkin' out last summer
Tryin' to find a breath of air
I went walkin' on the mountain
A friend had told me I'd find you there
The following user(s) said Thank You: ablebaker, Strider1, Wundurland
Time to create page: 0.25 seconds