Pontiac Hotel

509 Minna Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States | Hotel
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Break the prison rules you go to Alcatraz

A travel blog entry by barneywalker on Jul 20, 2014

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... home. Signs reminded us of rule number 5 from the Alcatraz Prison Rulebook "You Are Entitled to Food, Clothing, Shelter and Medical Attention. Anything Else You Get is a Priviledge". A small shiver worked its way down our spines as we waited in line.

Before heading off around the cellblock we joined a talk on Alcatraz escape attempts given in the refectory by a park ranger (Alcatraz island is now part of the Golden Gate national parks) with ...

Ideo and Les Mills International visits

A travel blog entry by pamt on Jul 17, 2014

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... and anonymous ideas and feedback. Les Mills International Shelley Churchman Innovation of LMI to increase uptake of programme in clubs across America. (More info to type up later). Visits complete approx 3pm then went to meet up with Don who had arrived about 1.30pm, staying at Hilton Union Square, San Francisco. Took the BART system back out to Oakland for final night dinner with OP tour group, said goodbyes and thank yous, then grabbed suitcase and back to ...

San Francisco - Day 2

A travel blog entry by mainey on Jun 10, 2014

2 comments, 43 photos

... Café at Pier 39, also stopping to have a look through shops.There were group of approximately 50 seals some playing around, some snuggled up together on platforms (Jayde and I could see one of the seals acting like Bonnie who teased another oldie Clare to not sleep but to play and sleep into icy cold water) William tasted some beers across the way whilst Jayde and Deb ventured into “Magowons Infinite Mirror Maze” a Labyrinth of over 137mirrors. The good ...

Appreciating Civil Engineering in San Francisco

A travel blog entry by rubina.kandiah on Jun 01, 2014

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... and steep street that is a major tourist attraction. We had talked about driving down this but had totally forgotten about doing so, so it was a wonderful 'accident' to have come across it. We drove around to the top of the hill and waited our turn to go down. Lined with adorably quaint houses on either side and brilliantly colourful flowers, the descend to the bottom of the street took a total of 3 minutes. We felt like celebrities ...

The Streets of San Francisco & Alcatraz...!!!

A travel blog entry by oztrekkers on May 30, 2014

70 photos

... and led up the hill to the prison by one of the guides. John would stop off at various points on the way and tell us about that particular area, he was a historian as well as a guide and his enthusiasm for the place was infectious. Alcatraz Island was very interesting, we opted to take the audio tour which was narrated by former inmates and correctional officers (warders). This brought the whole thing to life, hearing the different sides of life that were experienced ...

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Location

This hotel, located in the Union Square area of San Francisco, is near The Urban Safari, Incredible Adventures, Heart of the City Farmers' Market, and SoMa (South of Market Street).
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