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Timeshares in San Francisco?

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Years back there were several timeshares (Worldmark and Wyndam) within San Francisco proper.
But I have been digging through RCI's web site lately looking and I do not see any current timeshares available?

Are they gone or am I not looking in the right places.

Thanks
Robyn (in Socal)
 

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Wyndham has Canterbury but there aren't many RCI deposits and when there are they are usually off season and still disappear quickly. If you are interested in a 1 br or studio in sometime other than the summer you might have luck with an ongoing search. Shell has some SF but deposits from points owners go to II and are mostly sleeps 2 studios. I think a deeded week owner in SF who never converted to points can still deposit in RCI but that doesn't happen often. If you are looking for a sleeps 2 unit you will probably have more luck than a sleeps 4 unit through RCI or II or SFX.
 

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Years back there were several timeshares (Worldmark and Wyndam) within San Francisco proper.
But I have been digging through RCI's web site lately looking and I do not see any current timeshares available?

Are they gone or am I not looking in the right places.

Thanks
Robyn (in Socal)
I consider myself an expert on this topic, having stayed at the following locations:
And at the moment writing from unit at Inn at the Opera.

Nob Hill Inn
Donatello
Suites at Fisherman's Wharf
Wyndham Canterbury

Never placed a request, just jumped on it when I saw it, since I love the City by the Bay.

I am now a Wyndham owner so can book Canterbury by the night. But the others were full week exchanges through II or RCI.
 

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If you have a deposit you can give to SFX, they do get resorts that are harder to get through RCI. I have a lot of deposits with SFX and pretty much decided I need to stay in San Francisco a few weeks this year, just to use my deposits; otherwise, those deposits will expire without being used.
 

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Ocean Landings sleep 2 (2 weeks).
Years back there were several timeshares (Worldmark and Wyndam) within San Francisco proper.
But I have been digging through RCI's web site lately looking and I do not see any current timeshares available?

Are they gone or am I not looking in the right places.

Thanks
Robyn (in Socal)
I see lots of inventory using my lowly little Ocean Landings sleep 2 via Interval International.

Several years ago it was almost imposible to pick up SF on an exchange with RCI or II.
 

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Years back there were several timeshares (Worldmark and Wyndam) within San Francisco proper.
But I have been digging through RCI's web site lately looking and I do not see any current timeshares available?

Are they gone or am I not looking in the right places.

Thanks
Robyn (in Socal)
I have a two bedroom on hold at Nob Hill Inn for August that I plan to release. We are going in a couple of weeks and decided we don't need to go again in August. Last August we stay at Cantebury.
 

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b2bailey, I will be staying in Santa Cruz for several days in August then going to Wyndham Canterbury for several days. I will have my 15 yr old granddaughter with me. I will have a car in Santa Cruz but hope to take the train to San Francisco for the stay at the Canterbury. However, I cannot quite figure out how to get there, where to drop off the car, where to get the train, etc, or if it is even worth it to take the train. Do you have any tips for me? Would it be better to just fly to SFO or drive to San Francisco and drop the car off there?
We will be staying in a one bedroom at the Canterbury. Any tips or recommendations? I am so excited, looking forward to the trip. Any ideas for both places would be appreciated.
 

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b2bailey, I will be staying in Santa Cruz for several days in August then going to Wyndham Canterbury for several days. I will have my 15 yr old granddaughter with me. I will have a car in Santa Cruz but hope to take the train to San Francisco for the stay at the Canterbury. However, I cannot quite figure out how to get there, where to drop off the car, where to get the train, etc, or if it is even worth it to take the train. Do you have any tips for me? Would it be better to just fly to SFO or drive to San Francisco and drop the car off there?
We will be staying in a one bedroom at the Canterbury. Any tips or recommendations? I am so excited, looking forward to the trip. Any ideas for both places would be appreciated.
The easiest way from Santa Cruz into SF is to drive (but not at rush hour), drop off the car at one of the downtown rental car facilities, and then walk, taxi, or Lyft to the Canterbury. It is a 60-80 minute drive during normal traffic hours.

If you drop off the car at SFO rather than in SF proper for whatever reason, you could take BART from the airport into SF. The walk to the Carterbury would be less than a mile, but this approach would require extra shuttles (from the car rental drop-off back to the airport to get BART). I wouldn't recommend this except for serious savings on the car rental cost (the two BART tickets will cost you $17.90).

There are no trains from SC to SF. One could drive as far as San Jose and pick up the train there, but that would be needlessly complicated.

Do not fly from SC to SF (can one even do that? perhaps from Monterey, but why?).
 
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Thanks Robert. I appreciate it. I should have been more clear in communicating what I was asking. We are flying into San Jose because my granddaughter is enamored with anything involving NASA and we are going to visit the NASA facility there. Then Santa Cruz. Then San Francisco. I was going to get the car at the San Jose airport and return it off there. Then pick up the train in San Jose. However I have absolutely no idea where the train is in relation to the airport and am wondering if it is worth it to take the train or instead just drive on to San Francisco. I am somewhat intimidated by the idea of driving in San Francisco, I have done it before but it was years ago.
Why? Because my 15 year old granddaughter asked me if I would take her to the NASA facility over the summer and then to San Francisco and being the Grandmother that I am, I said yes! Santa Cruz is really for me
 

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San Jose's airport is close to downtown San Jose (where the train to SF starts), so a taxi or Lyft won't be too expensive.

But I would still drive into SF. It is about 45 miles from San Jose to SF. Going from the car return at the SJ airport and waiting for the train will take time. The train will take > an hour and is not free (I don't know the fare). The train station in SF is a long mile from the Canterbury -- too far to walk dragging suitcases.

In contrast, most of the downtown car rental places in SF will be within a few blocks of the Canterbury. Learn your driving directions before you start (the freeways and exits are confusing and every one way street goes the wrong way). And if you do this on a weekday, don't leave Santa Cruz until after 9:00am and don't arrive in SF between 3:30 and 7:00pm.
 

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The Canterbury has valet parking with in and out privileges. The price, with taxes, is just under $40/day. You may decide that, for the convenience, it's worth it to just drive there.
 

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A variety of opinions, I don't want to confuse you with mine -- until I know which airport you will fly home from -- San Jose or SFO?

Also, I am with you. If granddaughter wants to travel with you, I say GO!
 
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