|Subject: Re: San Francisco|
My brother stayed at the Carlton ( another Joie de Vivre hotel, as mentioned by Mark), back in January. I know that they got a very good rate, that together with the Euro exchange rate, made it quite cheap. They liked the hotel a lot. Nice room, and they used public transport to get from and to the airport without problems.
I cannot tell about the area, though. We are quite used to travel all over, and they never mentioned feeling threatened or lack of safety ... They had read previously the opinions in Tripadvisor.com , and some of them mentioned the safety issues. I suppose that it really depends on the traveller.
Rgds, Covadonga Bilbao, Madrid - Spain