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Priceline Hotel: 3* Oakland-Eastbay (Oakland-Alameda) Marriott City Center

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For the past few weeks, I've been bidding on the city of San Francisco - ALL the zones (Civic Center, Financial, Fisherman's, Japantown, Marina, SOMA, Union Square), all the way down to one *, up to $110. No luck. There is an Oracle convention that starts on the last day so the city is pretty booked up. It seems like the only choices are either cheap hostels or hotels $200-$400.

I ended up booking a hostel with shared bath at $70/night for backup and was resigned to stay there. :)

Then I found out that Oakland downtown is about 15 minutes away from San Francisco's Union Square via the BART (subway).

So I put in a bid for Oakland/Alameda: 3*, $55. And I won Marriott City Center on the first bid! :) The rack rate at the hotel's website is $149/night. There is nothing higher than 3 *.

There are only two 3* (Marriott City Center and Courtyard) in this zone and they are both close to the BART station. The Courtyard is $129/night for days one and two, and $289/night for day three.

Plus, there are 4 other zones with no 3* so that means there are 5 total chances to bid. Perhaps I overbid, but the price was great so I'm happy.

I just wanted to share this because, for those of you out there who want to stay in San Francisco city around the same time, you might consider the Oakland alternative.

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Good suggestion, lagrunion. If someone is looking for something affordable, this is a convenient choice. Downtown Oakland is a relatively nice area and the BART is practically in front of the hotel.

One thing to remember: BART does not run all night. It shuts down around midnight - or it used to - even on weekends. So if you're in SF, be sure to catch the last train. If you don't, cab fare is significantly more expensive.

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Thanks.

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