San Francisco Journals

September in San Francisco

A September 2008 trip to San Francisco by Spritely

Ghirardelli Square Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: A beautiful Labor Day weekend in sunny San Francisco.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hotel | "Hilton: Too Generic for the Steep Price"

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I can't complain about the central location, nice staff, or general grandeur of the Hilton on O'Farrell. That being said, the hotel was a bit generic and was too expensive for what it had to offer. Also, a couple of weird things: the bathroom had a double door which didn't entirely meet in the middle. The door wasn't broken; it was simply made not to close entirely, which didn't leave much privacy. There was also no bathroom fan. I don't know if this was intended to let the bathroom air out through the crack between the doors, but it wasn't nearly private enough and made the hotel a little uncomortable with roommates. Also, I brought along my computer and was sure there would be free internet fo...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 20, 2008

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 771-1400

Ghirardelli Square

Attraction | "Ghirardelli Square: For Sweet-toothed Tourists"

Ghirardelli Square Photo, San Francisco, California
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Ghirardelli is a hedonistic little tourist stop. I can't imagine the locals go there much; I'm glad I went, but I don't think I would go again next time I visit. They were giving out samples of chocolates in the namesake store, which I would guess they do most days. I only bought one small bag of milk chocolates for a friend back home. There are also ice cream and cupcake stores there to satisfy a sweet tooth. Or, if you want something to take back to someone at home, a bag or box of chocolates is probably a good way to go. This is not a must-see if you are short on time; spend your time somewhere more interesting.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 20, 2008

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 775-5500