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San Francisco parking rates

sieburgp
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June 22nd, 2003, 9:51 pm #1

We are going to be in San Francisco for two nights (weekend) and I am planning on using Priceline. We would like to stay in the city as we will be there such a limited time. I am concerned about hotel parking rates as I read a post on Fodors that indicated a rate of $38 - I thought that seemed really high. Can anyone provide any guidance here? Thanks. (I am planning on bidding in SOMA or USE districts)

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June 22nd, 2003, 9:58 pm #2

Hotel parking rates are pretty high in San Francisco. $38 seems to be within the norm. But - if you bid through priceline, you're getting quite a savings on the room rate, so that may offset parking costs. You might look through some of the reviews posted for hotels in the zones in which you're interested to see if anyone posted parking tips. If reviews exist, they'll be linked to the Hotel List post above next to the hotel name.
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June 22nd, 2003, 11:49 pm #3

The cost of parking depends on the neighborhood. Figure $26 a night in Fisherman's Wharf for instnace.

Of course, one of the advantages of staying in San Francisco is that you probably won't need to drive.

If you do need a car the whole time -- and are concerned about the parking -- you might want to stay in a suburb where the parking will be cheaper (or free).
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June 23rd, 2003, 12:45 am #4

If you will be here on the weekend, street parking is free after 6pm on Saturday, free all day Sunday. If you are at Fisherman's Wharf, parking meters are in effect 7am to 7pm, however you should be able to find something one or two blocks away free. You have to watch for street cleaning as some streets are sweeping 7 days a week, but you have to read the street signs. Post your winning bid hotel and I can make more suggestions. I have only two parking tickets this year
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June 23rd, 2003, 2:12 am #5

If I'm staying in downtown San Francisco, I never bring a car into town if I'm staying at hotel in SF. Have you considered leaving your car at a Park and Ride lot for the Bart?
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June 23rd, 2003, 6:46 pm #6

benshlomo2, could you tell me which Bart Station lot is the best to park overnight for about 2 days on Friday & Saturday?
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June 24th, 2003, 8:22 pm #7

If you get the Crowne Plaza or Grand Hyatt, you can park closeby at the Stockton Sutter garage for pretty cheap. If you leave in the morning you can get away with $12-$16 overnight rates.
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June 24th, 2003, 11:39 pm #8

I don't know if the rates are current but here's a list of garages:

www.letsgo.com/SF/13-Serv...ectory-198
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June 27th, 2003, 2:15 pm #9

Just a warning:

BART now tickets cars left at their lots more than 24 hours. (This is something that started last week, when it launched service to SFO. They were worried about people parking in the lots and then hopping on a plane for a long trip.)

On the other hand, the BART-SFO connection is good news for people flying into the airport and staying in SF or other points along the route. There's a BART stop right near the Hyatt-Embarcadero, for instance.
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June 29th, 2003, 5:48 am #10

FYI:

Just got back today from Hyatt Regency Embarcadero...you can park overnight in Bart stations (as we did in Concord) without a ticket on w/ends only (as verified by their website and a phone call before we left to BART).
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