Thursday, February 26, 2009

Say it isn't so

I am just about ready to give up reading the news. It seems that it's all bad, economy-wise anyhow. The San Francisco Chronicle has announced it will either streamline or close due to the horrible economic times of late. On my last couple of visits to San Francisco the hotels and restaurants seemed awfully empty. I asked the restaurant manager at a large hotel how business was. The look on his face said volumes even though his answer was positive.
I wonder if some of the economic woes are a product of fear. People fear for the future and snap their pocketbooks shut. Our economy, for better or worse, hinges on people buying products.

I try to look for the silver lining in all this craziness. If you have a little money to spare you can find some serious bargains on hotels. A couple of our favorite hotels have inexpensive rooms available. The Harbor Court has a king room for two at $87 and for a dollar extra they throw in breakfast. The Palace Hotel has rooms for two at $104. They have an indoor pool and the most handsome lobby in the city . Break off a few dollars to keep the economy rolling and enjoy.

Harbor Court Hotel
The Palace Hotel
Prices quoted were done online for a room for Friday 2/27 to 3/1 2009 two people.


Zoomie said...

Good advice!

tom said...

Don't be sad bro, everything will be OK.

flatbedbill said...

Greg, you and your bride should try out the renovated "Royal Pacific" Motor Lodge on Broadway and Columbus. Rooms are reasonable, and
if you enjoy Chinese food (I mean GENUINE Chinese food), you're only a couple of blocks away from the heart of Chinatown.