If you are looking for a place to stay in San Francisco, I highly recommend The Golden Gate Hotel on Nob Hill. It is central yet reasonably priced–walking distance to Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf down one side of the hill and the Civic Center, Market Street, and MOMA down the other. The hotel is a beautiful old Victorian with a working antique elevator. Our room toward the back was quiet, the staff were helpful but not intrusive, and the croissants and jam in the morning were excellent. All in all, a great bargain and a great find.