You didn?t indicate how you will be traveling to San Francisco, where
you will be staying, and whether you will be attending any formal
functions. The best bet for finding a place to store your luggage for
a few hours would be in association with places you?re visiting.
If you will be staying at a local hotel, use the hotel?s temporary
luggage storage services. If you have a membership with a hotel chain
(i.e., Hyatt Gold Passport) you can probably use the luggage services
of a member hotel even if you?re not staying there.
Another option for using a hotel?s luggage services is to book a room
at one of the very moderately priced hostels available in San
Francisco. The cheapest one I found was $13 per night.
Hostels in San Francisco
***** Choose from a long list of hostels, many of them downtown.
Travellers Inn Hostel, San Francisco, United States
374 5th st
4 Bed Mixed Dorm 13.00
FACILITIES -- Luggage Storage
Hostels in San Francisco
American Youth Hostel at Union Square (Hostelling
International-Downtown) AYH has 230 beds available for $19 a night
($16 for AYH members). ? Coin-operated lockers are available for
storage. Maximum stay: 14 nights. 312 Mason. (415) 788-5604.
Another possibility is to use the hat check services at one of the
museums downtown. The Museum of Modern Art next to Moscone Center
would be a good choice. You would have to buy an admission ticket for
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets ? view map )
San Francisco, CA 94103-3159
Coat Check + Lost and Found
All umbrellas, backpacks, and large bags must be checked. For lost
items, see Atrium security or call 415.357.4139.
If you are attending a convention or conference at Moscone Center or
some other facility, the convention organizers will be providing
luggage storage services.
Many of the larger department stores also offer package storage for
people while they are shopping at the store. Nordstrom?s at San
Francisco Centre at Fifth and Market and Macy?s at Union Square are
just two such stores. Since this is a service for shoppers, you will
have to convince them that you are shopping there and that?s why you
need to use their service.
Do you belong to a health club? If you have a membership that allows
you to use out of town facilities you may be able to leave your small
bag for a few hours at the health club locker room.
Finally, if you?re visiting someone in San Francisco your best bet may
be to ask them to take care of your luggage while you attend to your
It seems that since 9/11 there are no readily available public luggage
storage facilities. You have to look for a way to establish a
connection with a hotel, store or other service provider to be able to
use their luggage/hat check services.
I hope this research will help you find what you need for your few
hours in San Francisco.
Wishing you well.
~ czh ~
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