Hi Sean,

You might want to try the Gates Hotel. It is located downtown and about as cheap as you can go. You can get a room for less than $US 100.00. Not particularly luxurious though. Be sure to have a drink in the view lounge on top of the Mariott - fantastic views over SF at night. If you like Sicilian seafood and pasta, go to the Cafe Sport; it is a small family restaurant on 574 (?) Green Street. I seem to remember this is northeast of Chinatown. Try the museum of modern art (http://www.sfmoma.org/ ). You might find something of interest there. SF is a great place. Enjoy it to the fullest. Best, Markus