Subject: Re: San Francisco

Your grandkids are lucky indeed to have wonderful grandparents who treat them to trips to San Francisco.

I can recommend the hotels from the Joie De Vivre group -

Some of them cater more to business travellers, but others are reasonably priced for families (especially in one of the most expensice cities in the country). I checked several (Phoenix Hotel, Hotel Drisco, Hotel Del Sol, Hotel Bijou) and found rates between $110 and $150. Also the Maxwell Hotel has a special Kids Are V.I.P.s (Very Important Princes & Princesses) promotion -

I hope you have a great time! One reminder - when you pack, remember that the coldest winter Mark Twain said he spent was summer in San Francisco.

Mark in Los Angeles