San Francisco Journals

San Francisco: from Chinatown to Fisherman's Wharf

A June 2009 trip to San Francisco by Jim Rosenberg

San Francisco Cable Car Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: With a narrow year around temperature range, urban vibrance, a seaside location, great food and a unique personality, San Francisco is made to order for a long weekend getaway any time of year.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hotel | "Perfectly Located for a San Francisco Visit"

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Photo, San Francisco, California
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We've visited the Hilton San Francisco several times and we find it to be a superior property, particularly in view of the fact that it is a huge place to manage. Its location near Union Square put visitors in the heart of San Francisco, with great access to all the city has to offer. Better yet, it is within reasonable walking distance of the Powell Street BART station, so if you don't pack too heavy, that's an inexpensive and convenient way to arrive from the airport. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, take in one of the "Sunday Celebrations" at the eclectic Glide Memorial Church across the street. You won't be disappointed and you won't have to dress up, either. It's also a short wa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2010

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

Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Hotel | "A Unique Property and Great for Chinatown"

Hilton San Francisco Financial District Photo, San Francisco, California
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We've visited the Hilton San Francisco Financial District several times, beginning when it was a Holiday Inn property. Since then, the modern tower that stands off the corner of Chinatown near the Transamerica Pyramid has had a complete facelift. Despite its 25-story size and concrete construction, this hotel is surprisingly intimate in comparison to some of the larger Hiltons in San Francisco. The very best rooms are on the top floor and feature balconies, but many lower floor rooms also offer nice cityscape views and we appreciate the ability to open the windows for a little fresh air. The decor is modern and the while the level of finish is good, this hotel does not pretend to imitate a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2010

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 433-6600

San Francisco Cable Car Photo, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco ended up on our A-list in the 1990s and barely a year goes by without another trip to the City by the Bay. The ambiance of the city, its many distinct neighborhoods and seaside location make for an unbeatable combination of urban energy with the lure of sea breezes. Any time is right for San Francisco, though the winter months tend to be a little more overcast. This stable climate is what makes the area north of the city one of the most important winemaking regions in the world today.Hosting around half the number of people who visit the Las Vegas Strip each year, San Francisco lands somewhere between Disney World and Niagara Falls in popularity as a North America...Read More