probably just gonna do one night so SF would be highly preferred
Tuesday's are hit or miss for the most part. Depending on the budget, Marriott Marquis could be good. It's close to Powell BART station and Mezzanine if you try to catch James Blake later that night. It's sold out but I'm pretty sure they will let in people around 12am if there are no-shows. It should be a late show but I'd check more into that.
Other areas to look into are North Beach or Union Square. Those areas tend to have more travelers out and about.
Originally Posted by guedita
That's two nights in a row I'll be there (Mano Le Tough 3/29).
I saw that. Tempted to do both nights as well but probably will just end up doing one. Leaning more to Mano Le Tough since I've never seen him.
If you're looking for something cheap, I've stayed in the Good Hotel (no, really, that's the name) a couple of times, right by Civic Center BART. It's a little shabby, but not gross like the other stuff in the immediate area. Should be around $120/night. There are of course a lot of nicer hotels near BART but you're looking at $200+ night minimum for most hotels here.
1015/103 Harriet is a horrible spot for a multitude of reasons. And free shows there -- if you can even arrive early enough to get in -- attract the most obnoxious of crowd. At this point, I don't think you could pay me to attend.