Are you shocked by San Francisco hotel rates? Are you paying out of pocket to attend the conference? Are you thrifty by nature?
You might consider staying in Oakland and Berkeley.
UC Hastings is served by the Civic Center BART station.
Many decent hotels and motels in the $100 to $200 range abound near the North Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, and 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART stations.
It is a cheap, fast BART ride to the Civic Center: from Oakland, less than 20 minutes, $3.45 one way.
Almost all the motels include free parking for those who are driving to the Bay Area.
You can easily save well more than $100 a day by crossing the bay.
Here are but a few examples:
Berkeley Inn, Berkeley, $109
Golden Bear Inn, Berkeley, $125
Rose Garden Inn, Berkeley, $178
Rodeway Inn, Berkeley, $199
Washington Inn, Oakland, $150
The Inn at Jack London Square, Oakland, $160
America Best Value Lake Merritt, Oakland, $120
Check them out!
Always try booking directly on the hotel website – often the rate is the same as at the booking sites, sometimes the rate is cheaper and the room us better.
If you know of any favorite low priced hotels, let us know.