The SpacePlease read FAQs below for more info. Most questions will be answered here.
Enjoy your stay at my tastefully furnished second floor private room, close to all transportation—Union Square is within walking distance—in downtown SF (SoMa). … apartment includes:
- Only steps away from award-winning and trendy restaurants, coffeehouses, Moscone Convention Center, 11th street nightlife, music venues, all buses and rails. I can provide a detailed map of all nearby amenities, points of interest and local favorites.
Is your place available when I will be in SF? How do I get there?
Check my calendar; if it's listed as available feel free to book it. The only caveat is that if there is another guest checking in the next day, check out has to be by 11AM in order for the cleaning folks to have time to get it ready. My place is a $35 cab ride from SFO, $8 on BART to the Civic center station which is 2 blocks away.
Interaction with GuestsHappy to answer questions and help out if needed! The NeighborhoodWhat's the neighborhood like?
If you've never been to SF you might be taken aback by the number of homeless people throughout the city. This is a main thoroughfare for transportation and it's like any modern city downtown. I never feel unsafe, but there's a lot of activity. SoMa is known for catering to, er exotic tastes. So if you're here towards the end of September you'll experience Folsom Street Fair, and there's a thriving S&M/leather community, so there's some pretty good people watching. You're going to be right in the middle of nightlife, and 2 doors down from one of SF's most famous tranny bars, so you'll see folks out and about partying. The apartment itself however is quiet and you shouldn't have trouble getting a wonderful night's sleep. SoMa is a tech-industry and business hub, but it has a gritty industrial feel. If you're in any way uptight or prudish this may not be the place for you. If you feel you need to be near steep hills and victorian mansions, I would recommend Pac Heights or Alamo Square. SoMa is downtown, with warehouses and urban streets.
Where can I get some food and coffee?
Citizen's Band, Una Pizzeria, Basil Thai, AQ, Bar Agricole, Zero Zero, Tin, Cats Head BBQ (and they deliver!), Pinkies Bakery, Sight Glass coffeehouse, Vega Blue Bottle coffee stand, Oola, Manora's Thai, Wicked Grounds coffee house, Cups and Cakes bakery, L'Acajou Cafe, LuLu, Sneaky's BBQ at Rebel, Custom Burger, Sushi Groove South, for more take a look at my map.
Where can I get some groceries and goodies?
2.5 blocks from Trader Joes, 1 block from Urban Harvest market, Farmers market Civic Center on Wednesdays and Sundays or take the 10-minute MUNI ride over to the Ferry Building for a whole day's worth of snacking. Whole Foods 5 blocks away. late-night Starbucks and Burger King/gas station next door for emergencies. Convenience and liquor store are right downstairs, open till at least midnight.
What are some nearby cultural attractions?
Union Square, Symphony Hall and Opera House, The Orpheum Theatre, Asian Art Museum, Civic Center, International Art Museum, MoMa, AT&T Park, Moscone Convention Center, SF Public Library, all downtown sights within walking distance.
Where can I go see some live music and/or get awesome drinks?
Driftwood, Sofa, The Willows, Trick Dog, Asiento, Oddjob, Bergerac, Raven, Nihon Whisky Lounge, Zeitgeist, Laszlo, The Armory Club, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, Bloodhound, Folsom Street Foundry, The Homestead, Terroir Wine Bar, Tank18, Radius, Monarch, Public Works, John Colins, Slims, DNA Lounge, Bloodhound, City Beer Store, Butter, Monarch, Hotel Utah, Brick and Mortar, AsiaSF, honestly there's so many I can't do it justice
Getting AroundHow about transportation?
you can't get much better situated for getting anywhere in SF, fast! Buses: 14 (Mission), 19 (Pac Heights), 47 (Van Ness/Marina), 49 (Mission), F Market, 27 (Potrero), 12 (Folsom/Pacific), 9 (San Bruno) MUNI: Civic Center station (all trains) 2 blocks away BART: Civic Center Station (all trains) 2 blocks away Caltrain: 4th and King
Is parking included? Monthly fees for spots in SF run from $250 + so unfortunately, no. There's metered parking and plenty of lots nearby who can do daily parking. In general I would advise people to think very carefully about having a car in SF, if they won't be leaving the city. Parking just about anywhere in SF is a nightmare and our public transportation is great. Other Things to NoteInterested in a car rental? I have a 2003 Ford Focus available on getaround for your convenience!