Just visiting SF, thought USE, USW, FW would be convenient areas. Family vacation, traveling w/6 & 8 yr old so though it would be good to be close to the tourist stuff. We will be renting a car as we be going to LA etc. Rent a car = $$$ parking in SF but that's another problem. SOMA area is South of Market street. From what I been told, heard it wasn't as safe??? Marina only has 2* - A # of years back we booked a 2* in the Carmel area and wasn't good. Figured we better sick with at least 3*. Might end up near the airport as $$ could be the deciding issue. Few days ago I also bid $140 for 3*- USE, USW, FW, FD--- rejected. Learned a lot from forum, ie free rebids, etc thank you all but still no luck yet. Not in panic mode yet but taking some patience.