I was looking for hotels to stay in (just me) in SF between the 11th and 20th of September and the prices are HIGH! The lowest decent hotel's for $200 a night. Most of my meetings are in Santa Clara / Bay area, is there a well connected & safe area further away I could find a hotel at? I'm looking at a range of a $60 to $100 a night with public transport not too expensive..
I have friends there but too old to couch-surf..