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Old Feb 12, 04, 1:50 pm
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Old Jan 5, 15, 5:48 pm
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Booked a CLASSIC 2 BEDS room at this hotel for mid-January 2015. Is there any way to know if these are double beds or perhaps queen beds? Also, what are the odds of getting a renovated room?
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Old Jan 6, 15, 11:11 pm
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As Hilton Diamond, you're very likely to get at least a renovated room.

I don't know specifically about the bed size for their 2-bed rooms; the ridiculous photos would seem to indicate queen, but the perspective intentionally makes it hard to tell.
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Old Jan 7, 15, 2:47 am
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I was trying to book some nights here for next summer (augusts), but I see rates at $600. This is ex High Parking rates.
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Old Jan 7, 15, 7:40 am
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Yes.

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Old Jan 7, 15, 12:26 pm
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I've seen rates at that hotel from sub-$200 to >$500. It depends on what's going on in SF that day. (Many of my stays there are on points.)
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Old Jan 7, 15, 10:08 pm
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You need to be specific with dates. VMWorld and Oracle's event completely sellout the city a year in advance.
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Old Jan 7, 15, 10:41 pm
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That sort of thing would certainly help explain the price swings I see.
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Old Jan 8, 15, 11:30 pm
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You need to be specific with dates. VMWorld and Oracle's event completely sellout the city a year in advance.
Yes there are several conventions in the summer and fall that fill virtually every hotel in the bay area and drive room rates at the major properties to $600+ per night. In between, the same hotels can drop below $200 per night.

And I don't care what's going on, I would never pay over $250 for the Hilton Union Square.
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Old Jan 11, 15, 1:23 am
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The Bay Area Hotel Market is pretty pathetic, no new major hotel have been built in the past decade, there is a shortage of hotel rooms and it was done on purpose. But, I would never pay $250 to stay at this DUMP... the Hilton is a horrible hotel, it's depressing, worn out, and located in a god awful part of of downtown.

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Yes there are several conventions in the summer and fall that fill virtually every hotel in the bay area and drive room rates at the major properties to $600+ per night. In between, the same hotels can drop below $200 per night.

And I don't care what's going on, I would never pay over $250 for the Hilton Union Square.
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Old Jan 11, 15, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by Radiant Flyer View Post
The Bay Area Hotel Market is pretty pathetic, no new major hotel have been built in the past decade, there is a shortage of hotel rooms and it was done on purpose. But, I would never pay $250 to stay at this DUMP... the Hilton is a horrible hotel, it's depressing, worn out, and located in a god awful part of of downtown.
That is a very harsh and, in my opinion, completely unjustified description of this property. Public areas are well-maintained, many rooms have been renovated, and I like the location.
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Old Jan 11, 15, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Andriyko View Post
That is a very harsh and, in my opinion, completely unjustified description of this property. Public areas are well-maintained, many rooms have been renovated, and I like the location.
Agreed. I'm here at least 3 times a year. While I have an intense dislike for San Francisco in general I've stayed in far worse hotels. The renovated rooms are nice, the lady working the hhonors check-in desk has been there for over 30 years and is always a joy to chat with on check-in, and the area around the hotel continues to improve.

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Originally Posted by Radiant Flyer View Post
The Bay Area Hotel Market is pretty pathetic, no new major hotel have been built in the past decade, there is a shortage of hotel rooms and it was done on purpose. But, I would never pay $250 to stay at this DUMP... the Hilton is a horrible hotel, it's depressing, worn out, and located in a god awful part of of downtown.
I would tend to agree.

The Hilton has the worst location of all the major hotels in terms of sketchiness. On the plus side, it is reasonably close to BART.
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Old Jan 11, 15, 1:50 pm
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Last year I stayed at both this hotel and the Hilton in the Financial district and prefer the Financial property. The lobby at Union Square is more stylish but the room in the Financial district had a bit more style.
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Old Jan 11, 15, 2:01 pm
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Last year I stayed at both this hotel and the Hilton in the Financial district and prefer the Financial property. The lobby at Union Square is more stylish but the room in the Financial district had a bit more style.
I like the location of the FD better and it is a new hotel and it's a plus they have an exec lounge (even though it's always crowded).

I like the Union Square Hilton because they are more generous with upgrades when they are available (I have never had a suite upgrade at the FD but have before at Union Square) and I like the breakfast benefit a lot better at Union Square, if you are travelling solo you can use the 2nd coupon later in the day at Starbucks and the restaurant free breakfast is very good (even better when they allow you to use it for the full buffet free).
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