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New overflow hotel information for the LERN Annual Conference

Wed, Oct 09,2013 @ 03:45 PM
by Kathryn Lynch-Morin |

LERN Annual Conference Many LERN Annual Conference registrants have asked about overflow hotel options and we have several for you.

Since LERN has not been able to secure a block of rooms at any hotel other than the Hyatt, transportation to and from the convention from any hotel will be at the attendee’s own expense.  As of Oct. 9, LERN has not secured a block of rooms at any of the hotels listed below, so when you find a hotel that meets your needs, you will need to make an individual reservation (there will be no group code).

LERN has the following recommendations for securing accommodations in San Francisco based upon the style of hotel: 

American style room with name brand recognition

Due to the major citywide SalesForce convention that moved its' dates to coincide with the first part of the LERN convention, rooms that are available at major hotels are being offered at very high room rates.  If you want to stay in this style hotel for your entire stay, your rates will vary based upon the length of stay.

Room rates are fluctuating, and will continue to do so up to and including Nov. 20, so you may be able to reduce your costs by periodically checking the hotel's website and rebooking your reservation.  This will continue until late October (at which time the hotels will be given the reservation list from SalesForce) as they constantly reevaluate their room rates. Please note that this only applies to the major chain hotels, not the independent hotels listed below.

This hotel is located where the North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf area meet.  It is a 10-minute cab ride from the Hyatt or a 20-minute ride on the Streetcar, including the two-block walk to catch the streetcar.

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

Rates start at $145 and include free Internet access.

For arrivals prior to Thursday, Nov. 21

As of Oct. 9, the lowest rate is $277 per night for arrivals on Nov. 20 and departing on Nov. 24.

This luxury hotel is a short four-minute cab ride from the hotel or a 14-minute walk.  You can also ride the cable car, in about 10 minutes, directly to the Hyatt from right outside the hotel. 

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

They are offering a rate of $162 per night with the ability to cancel one day prior to arrival.

For arrivals on Wednesday, Nov. 20

If you select this hotel for a room prior to Nov. 21, your rate for Nov. 20 will be dramatically higher than if you arrived from Nov. 21 onward.  If you make reservations for arrival on Nov. 20 with a departure of Nov. 24, your rates will start at $324 per night.  If you depart on Nov. 23 the rate increases to $369.  This hotel also has rooms for arrival on Nov. 19, at rates beginning at $446.

  • Le Meridien San Francisco333 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Call 415-296-2900 or 800-543-4300 for reservations.

This upscale European style hotel is a short two-minute cab ride or a six-minute walk to the Hyatt.

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

Rates start at $184 if prepaid.

For arrivals prior to Thursday, Nov. 21

Rates start at $372 if prepaid.

This hotel is about a 22-minute walk to the Hyatt or a 10-minute ride by streetcar down Market Street, and just three blocks from Union Square. 

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

They are offering a rate of $149 per night with the ability to cancel 1 day prior to arrival.  This hotel does not currently have rooms available for arrival prior to Nov. 21.

For arrivals on Wednesday, Nov. 20

If you select this hotel for a room prior to Nov. 21, your rate for Nov. 20 will be dramatically higher than if you arrived from Nov. 21 onward.  If you make reservations for arrival on Nov. 20 with a departure of Nov. 23, your rates will start at $399 per night.

This hotel is about an 11-minute walk or a five-minute cab ride to the Hyatt.

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

As of Oct. 9, this hotel was offering a room rate of $170 but is requiring prepayment to get that rate.  Rates of $179 are also available with the ability to cancel one day prior to arrival.

For arrivals on Wednesday, Nov. 20

If you select this hotel for a room prior to Nov. 21, your rate for Nov. 20 will be dramatically higher than if you arrived from Nov. 21 onward.  If you make reservations for arrival on Nov. 20 with a departure of Nov. 23, your rates will start at $379 per night for a prepaid room and $399 for a room that allows you to cancel or change.  Rates decrease more the longer you stay.

This hotel is located in the Polk Gulch area.  It is about a 10-minute cab ride or a 15-minute ride on the California Street cable car line, which is about one block from the Holiday Inn.  This route takes you directly to the Hyatt.

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

Rates start at $122 and include free Internet access.

For arrivals prior to Thursday, Nov. 21

This hotel does not have any rooms available prior to Nov. 21.

This hotel is located where the North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf area meet.  It is a 10-minute cab ride from the Hyatt or a 20-minute ride on the Streetcar, including the two-block walk to catch the streetcar.

For arrivals beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21

Rates start at $187 and include free Internet access and free breakfast.

For arrivals prior to Thursday, Nov. 21

This hotel does not have any rooms available prior to Nov. 21.

Independently run hotels with modest accommodations popular with international travelers

We recommend you visit tripadvisor.com to compare hotels and see which one is right for you.  The following hotels have rooms available as of Oct. 9, for most nights of the Augusoft User Summit and the LERN convention.  These hotels prefer to cater to international travelers looking for great value and an excellent location, and not to deal with convention attendees due to the fact that they tend to cancel reservations at the last minute, so please reserve a room as an individual (as opposed to a convention attendee) only if you truly intend to stay there.  It's OK to list your organization and corporate contact information when making a reservation.

A charming small 50-room hotel that makes you feel like you are in France.  Continental breakfast is included in the rate and also in the hotel is Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc.  It is located just steps from Powell street which means if you buy a MUNI pass (see below) you can ride the cable car to California Street then transfer to the California line which takes you directly to the Hyatt.  It is about a 20-minute walk to the Hyatt.  It is also just two blocks from Union Square.  LERN recommends making your reservation online for this hotel.  Rates range from about $155 to $245.  As of Oct. 9, small rooms are available for all nights at a rate of $155.

  • Hayes Valley417 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Call 415-431-9131 or 800-930-7999 for reservations. 

Shhh!  Don't tell anybody else, but as of Oct. 9, this Inn has rooms beginning at $76.  The rate also includes a continental breakfast.  The tradeoff is that each room has a sink, but bathroom facilities are shared.  It is located in the Hayes Valley area and is about a 15- to 20-minute cab ride to the Hyatt. It's also about a five-block walk to Market Street where you can catch the Market Street Streetcar.  The travel time including the walk is about 20 minutes.

  • SW Hotel315 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133. Call 415-362-2999 or 888-595-9188 for reservations. 

This is small 81-room hotel with an Asian motif (and also where LERN placed most of its staff the night they arrived in order to give attendees more rooms at the Hyatt).  The hotel is located where Chinatown and North Beach intersect just steps from Columbus Avenue, and is about a 15-minute walk to the Hyatt.  LERN recommends making your reservation online for this hotel.  Rates start at $109 for a twin bedded room, $129 for double-bedded rooms, and $139 for queen bedded rooms.  As of Oct. 9, the hotel had rooms available for all nights, except Nov. 20th.

  • Hotel Beresford635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Call 415-673-9900 or 800-533-6533 for reservations.

As of Oct. 9, this 114-room modest hotel has accommodations beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21 starting at $122.  It is located two blocks from Powell Street, which means if you buy a MUNI pass (see below) you can ride the cable car to California Street then transfer to the California line, which takes you directly to the Hyatt.  It is about a 20-minute walk to the Hyatt.  It is also just two blocks from Union Square.  LERN recommends making your reservation online for this hotel.

Economy chain hotels

  • Travelodge by the Bay1450 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123. Call 415-673-0691 for reservations. 

This 37-room motel is located in the Russian Hill/Fisherman's Wharf area.  It is about a 10-minute walk the famous Ghirardelli Square, and is a 10- to 15-minute cab ride away from the Hyatt.  As of Oct. 9, the hotel had double bed, double-double bed, and queen and king rooms available for all.

This modest motel is located in the Hayes Valley area and is about a 15- to 20-minute cab ride to the Hyatt. It's also about a five-block walk to Market Street where you can catch the Market Street Streetcar.  The travel time including the walk is about 20 minutes.  As of Oct. 9, single queen bed rooms were available for all nights beginning on Nov. 20 and departing on Nov. 23 with a rate.

For maps and schedules of San Francisco's Public Transit Lines, visit BART or MUNI. To purchase a card that can be used on BART or MUNI, visit ClipperCard.com

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