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Posts Tagged ‘motel’
South of Market skid row:
on the corner of Crack Den Ave, and Homeless Urine Drive
my car in a lot that states ‘DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN CAR’ all over the place (which gives you an indication of how safe this part of town is)
Historic Yelp Typo for Expensive SoMA Flophouse: “We Had Bats In Our Room” – Should Be Gnats? Cats? Rats?Monday, August 17th, 2015
I’ll tell you, this blows me away:
“…Best Western Plus Americania recently posted rates of $460 a night.”
Isn’t that a tad pricy, you know, considering?
Anywho, Andrea M says:
This can’t be right, right?
It’s gotta be gnats, right?
Are bats attracted to humidity? One assumes not. But are gnats attracted to humidity? One assumes so.
Otherwise, bats, rats OR cats would be somewhat disturbing.
Almost as disturbing as the idea of paying $460 to stay a night (plus hotel tax, like 15%) (plus $30, for parking!) (plus hotel tax, like 15% on the parking fee) at a Best Western motel at 7th and Market…
The View You Get From the Cavallo Point Lodge Looking Towards San Francisco – It Includes a Lot of Dead Grass, As It ShouldFriday, November 14th, 2014
I’ve never stayed at the Lodge myself, but it looks pretty sweet.
A slower pace of life:
These days, the Great Lawn is full of brown grass:
When oh when will our drought end?
What It’s Like to Stay at a Mid-Market Hotel for $60-Something per Night: “Budget Inn,” 1139 Market StreetThursday, November 13th, 2014
Well, here’s an upbeat take:
Hotel Tour : Budget Inn San Francisco CA by DieselDucy:
Compare that with Yelp – a very low one-star rating:
“I want to leave, but it’s already 1am and we are both too afraid to leave our locked room. We get 4 hrs or interrupted sleep (the walls are paper thin and the doors have cracks in them), pray that we didn’t get exposed to tuberculosis, hepatitis and/or herpes and book it out of there. Trust me folks, this place isn’t worth the $60. I’ve stayed in $15 hostels while traveling though Europe that were both cleaner and safer than this place.”
And there’s this:
” If you have less than $150 night for a decent place to stay, youre actually safer just camping at golden gate park than any of these SROs…”
And there’s the bedbug allegations, natch.
The Parkside Outer Sunset is for Lovers: “HOT TUB VACANCY” – There’s Always Room for One More at the Ocean Park MotelWednesday, May 28th, 2014
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The New, More Internet-Friendly KQED Covers the Proposed “Monster Hotel” (aka Lodge) of the PresidioThursday, September 23rd, 2010
The big news of last night’s Presidio Trust Board of Director’s meeting was the debut of three new members, all appointed by President Barack Obama hisself.
The other news comes from the new, more Internet-friendly KQED. Here’s their take on the proposed “hotel-style lodge” (or is it a lodge-style hotel? Don’t know.):
(Oh yes, you Adobe Flash-haters / HTML 5-lovers should simply avert your gaze at that link. Sorry iPadders, email Steve Jobs or somebody if you can’t listen in…)
Can you hear all that, from area super-NIMBY David Bancroft, and from Presidio Hysterical Association President Gary Widman talking about “monster hotels,” and from Presidio Trust spokesperson Tia Lombardi talking about how quiet the place is these days and how the Main Post needs to be a “more public place?”
For the record, this is what a “monster hotel” looks like, IRL. Just to give some needed sperpective, this joint is 50 times bigger than anything proposed at the Presidio:
Und here’s what we’re talking about, more or less, again IRL and not from some fretful NIMBY’s fever dream / nightmare. The boxes on the left are what I’m guessing the nascent proposal will be like:
Anyway, this ado will go on for years….
When NIMBYs Attack: Presidio Historical Association Fights Presidio Lodge, Theatre Tonight at 6:30 PMWednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Oh, it’s on. It’s going to be on at our Presidio Trust‘s Board of Direcor’s meeting tonight at 6:30 PM.
Why, well it’s cause the Presidio Historical Association, area NIMBYs, and local business interests will be on hand to object to anybody competing with existing lodging and entertainment purveyors outside of the Presidio. That’s why.
Now, this was the before and after for the lodge that was proposed a couple years back:
Do you think that the proposed buildings would have interfered with the historic Great Parking Lot of Northern San Francisco? I don’t, but the motel owners of Lombard Street didn’t like the idea one bit. We’ll have to wait and see how the new proposal for a lodge fares.
Same thing with the Main Post Theatre. This shot is from while ago but I’m sure the view of the moribund lobby is the same:
There are proposals to reopen this real Presidio Theatre with fewer seats than it had back in the day. But, again, that runs up against interests of those who own theatres outside of the Presdio. Oh well.
(Man, how the NIMBYs would squeal if all those thousands of horny military mens and womens came back to the Presidio to breath the air and clog up the streets. Wouldn’t that be a nightmare scenario, having those, those people in our hair again?)
Anyway, see you after the jump, where you can see the board’s agenda, the PHA’s POV and a statement from one of the District 2 Supervisor candidates.