The Layne Hotel - Authentic San Francisco
I stayed at the Layne Hotel in San Francisco as a business traveler in late �05 to attend a conference. I avoided the big chain hotel where the conference was being held in favor of the Layne just a block away. Not only did I save nearly $100 per night, I got to enjoy a much more authentic taste of San Francisco.
The Layne�s d�cor can best be described as chic in a rustic, bohemian sort of style. The elevator is a quaint old fashion model with a hand-operated door and inner gate, harkening back to an earlier era in this fine city�s history.
The Layne is the kind of hotel where the owner/proprieter notices the small cut on your finger at check-in and offers you a band-aid. The Layne is the kind of hotel where the owner�s mom (who works the front desk in the morning) greets you with a smile and offers you a fresh brewed cup of coffee, rather than pointing you at the Starbuck�s kiosk across the lobby. The Layne is the kind of hotel where the owner�s sisters who cleans the room catches you in the lobby at check-out time to make sure you hadn�t forgotten that bottle of shampoo you left in the shower.
In short, the Layne is a fine hotel for anyone looking to avoid save some money and escape the cookie-cutter feel of the mega-chain hotels in favor of a more authentic San Francisco experience.
My one piece of advice if staying here - ask for a room on the back side of the hotel if you are a light sleeper. San Francisco is a busy town, and can get pretty noisy at night.
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