Hotels in San Francisco & Monterey CA - Suggestions.

My husband and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary next month! We are doing a California coast road trip from San Diego (where we live) all the way up through SF, ending at Lake Tahoe! So far we have hotels booked in Santa Ynez (wine country) & Cambria (quaint beach town). We want to stay one night in Monterey, then 2 nights in San Fran! Any suggestions on really nice hotels under $300 per night? You can throw in restaurant suggestions if you want too :)~


This is a first time to both locations for us!


Thank you!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 8:18 am
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This is the hotel we always stay at when in Monterey:


http://www.hotelsone.com/monterey-hotels-us/mariposa-inn-suites.html?label=ggehoeu-ESRI-bh125390_hotel%20mariposa%20monterey&gclid=CMnJ5qPM2aoCFUi8KgodhG8w7A


It's about a 5-10 minute drive from Cannery Row. We LOVE the rooms and always stay in a suite. It's pretty reasonable.


In San Francisco, my only suggestion would be to steer clear of Downtown. Traffic on the weekends is ridiculous, not to mention that parking per day at these hotels is anywhere from $30-75 a night. We've stayed at the Westin in downtown San Francisco, and while it was a prime location, the rooms we're mediocre. The last time we went we stayed about 10 minutes away to avoid the crazy parking fees and traffic.


Hope this helps! I LOVE Northern California! Happy Anniversary! I'm sure you and your DH will have a blast!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 8:45 am
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Thanks Fitzsies :) We are super excited - N. CA is full of romance!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:25 am
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The Intercontinental is near South of Market and one of the newer, nicer hotels. Did a quick search just now and came up with $225 per night on a weekend. Depending on what you are into, there is a cool, divish Irish bar nearby called the Chieftan.


Check out B&B's too, if you don't want to be in the thick of it all as FitziesGirl mentions. There are some really serene areas closer to Golden Gate Park.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Oh my gosh, cheek!!! How are you? I can't believe its been a year. Wow. Not much help, but i wanted to say congress and hello!
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:53 am
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One of my very favorite places - I never stayed here, but I grew up in the area and the location is beautiful - it also had an amazing reputation http://thesevengablesinn.com/  The Seven Gables Inn in Montery *swoon*


 


 

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:56 am
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Thanks so much tsoulsby! The interconinental one looks so nice! Price isnt bad either.


What do you think  is a better location - Near the wharf or Downtown??


 


MrzLemUS!!!! Whenever I sign on I check your bio out! How are things?!!??


I come on here from time to time. I cant seem to stay away :) Love PW.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:57 am
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check out Cavallo Point...its across the Bay...Marin County...we did one of our engagement shoots there...it reminds me of "Kellerman's" in Dirty Dancing!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 10:30 am
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We just got back from our 1 year anniversary trip to SF!!  We stayed at the Orchard Hotel (http://www.theorchardhotel.com/)  Its kind of a boutique hotel and we loved it.  My only problem was the water pressure in the shower sucked haha.  If you get a chance, eat at Ike's Place.  Its just a sandwich place but the choices are amazing--even for vegetarians (which I am)..and go to the Ferry Building to eat there for lunch.  We walked around and ate at multiple stalls.  The mexican place, Mijita I think, its FANTASTIC!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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eat at abolenettis in monterey!!!

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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