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Daily Deal: Room with a view on SF's Nob Hill as low as $180

March 11, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

The Huntington Hotel is one of those grand old San Francisco buildings in a grand old neighborhood: Nob Hill. Though it bears the name of one of the four railroad barons (Henry Huntington) who built their estates on the hill, it was a banker, not a rail man, who once made his home at the site.

Here's a chance to sample the elegant hotel and its surroundings with a deal that takes more than $100 off the best available rate.

The deal: This is one of online travel discounter Jetsetter's California on Sale offers with rooms at the hotel starting at $180 a night. The building, which dates to the early 1920s, was last renovated in 2010, and there's a cable car stop right outside the entrance.

When: The offer is good until 9 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesday for stays through June 30.

Tested: I checked the booking calendar (Jetsetter is one of those websites on which you reserve a room when you buy) and found many April weekend dates offering what's called standby status (basically you're wait-listed) for the cheapest rooms. However, I found availability for Mother's Day weekend (May 10-12) for $180 for a room with a king- or queen-sized bed.

The rate held up when I compared it with other online discounters. Travelocity and both showed rates for those dates at $299 a night plus tax, which also was what the hotel's website showed too.

Contact: Jetsetter, (877) 573-8872
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