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Old 07-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #21
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Have never been to San Fran, but after reading these posts, it is definitely on my list now!
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #22
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We cut our trip short so we didn't get the chance to see or do much of anything.The timing of our sons Dr appointment didn't give us much room to plan around it.

We left right after dinner in China Town. Our fist try at a Chines place. We just walked out. I didn't appreciate having a a teapot and saucers slammed into the glass table top. It was ear piercing. We got up and walked out. Lets try another down the street? Not a smart move. Chinatown Restaurant - Chinatown - San Francisco, CA
My nerves were absolutely shot after dining at that place. Yours probably would have been to. You actually dine on the 2nd floor. I thought the place was just going to absolutely crumble around us. I noticed a picture on the wall moving kind of slow. By the time we were finally served dinner almost 2 hours later. One dish at a time. That picture was really moving. I could feel the floor move. Chandeliers were rocking back and forth. It was a brick building. I had to get up and out onto the street. They wouldn't let us leave until they brought us the check to the table. We waited 45 min just to get it. They made us go back and sit down like we were grade school kids. "You wait!" I don't think so. And didn't. I had to get out and I frankly wasn't kidding around my BP was to the hilt.

Our hotel really was a " Hotel California from hell!" Our trip and plans were completely ruined by our stay there. We didn't have the chance to go to any restaurants mentioned here. We did cruise around on many of the streets just to get to that appointment on time. They were pretty :) But you know for a cardiac patient I'd never want to live there. Little too much for me.

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Don't stay here!!! Page Unavailable *the page is available.

You guys should have seen what was supposed to be a beautiful suite that actually wasn't. I could have been electrocuted. Absolutely shocked at the the money we spent for it was just a waste. Don't let that pretty picture fool ya. That was supposed to be our booked suite!. We were 3 floors up. No view except where they do the laundry.

Our first nights dinner was the highlight of our trip. I left a nice thank you note for them on the table cloth. Hungry Hunter South San Francisco Home

It's good to be home..

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #23
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Take some warm clothing. Nights will be chilly.

edit: never mind, you're back from the trip
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #24
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I'm home,
We cut our trip short so we didn't get the chance to see or do much of anything.

We left right after dinner in China Town. Our fist try at a Chines place. We just walked out.

I thought the place was just going to absolutely crumble around us.

Our hotel really was a " Hotel California from hell!" Our trip and plans were completely ruined by our stay there.

It's good to be home..

Munky.
OMG, I'm so sorry your trip went badly! SF is a wonderful city if you have the time and information to go to the right places. It can be a real nightmare if in a hurry or with no idea of what things to *not* do.

I hope if you ever have a chance to return to SF, that you get the chance to plan out every move you'll make while there. *That's* the way to see any city you're unfamiliar with.

Hit and miss stays seldom work out well and I've heard some real nightmare stories done that way. I've had a couple of my own.

Better luck next time!
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:38 PM   #25
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You might like to try a little research on some of the major "restaurant-specific" sites like Chowhound, Gayot, Yelp and Zagat, as they have all the latest restaurant info plus reviews from people who have been to them recently.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:44 PM   #26
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OMG, I'm so sorry your trip went badly! SF is a wonderful city if you have the time and information to go to the right places. It can be a real nightmare if in a hurry or with no idea of what things to *not* do.

I hope if you ever have a chance to return to SF, that you get the chance to plan out every move you'll make while there. *That's* the way to see any city you're unfamiliar with.

Hit and miss stays seldom work out well and I've heard some real nightmare stories done that way. I've had a couple of my own.

Better luck next time!
I'm sure it is a wonderful city. Again I missed it. Next time though I'm not shelling out another $300.00 a night for a suite that should have been in better shape. It was a dump. Burned smiley faces in the furniture, torn bedding and towels, working lamp that wouldn't hurt or kill somebody, Employees letting people sleep? Would have been nice. I had 2 hours tops before we had to get moving. All that after a long drive.

All I really wanted to do is get some sourdough bread and bring it home.
Maybe next time...

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Old 08-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #27
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How disappointing, Munky. Sure hope your next visit goes better!
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #28
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so sorry you had such an awful time. i have been to s.f. many times and always had a good time. have seen plays at lunch time and theater at night. no advance reservations except for the room, always worked well for me. found many little out of the way places to eat that were wonderful, one even had a free comedy club next door, that came with the meal.maybe it was just the luck of the draw.
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Good to have you back, Munky. Although The City didn't treat you right, I hope all is well there.
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So sorry you didn't have a good time...sounds like a lot of the vacations Shrek and I have taken.
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