I just wanted to say thanks to all who gave me wonderful advice on where to stay and eat in San Francisco, we just got back on Thursday evening after a short 2 night stay there after our week long holiday in Las Vegas.
We stayed at the Hotel Vitale in one of their suites and it was just amazing, the view and the services are just fantastic. We ate at the Slanted Door just across the road and although it was extremely busy, the food and service were both excellent. We spent the Tuesday morning on a boat trip to Alcatraz booked by the concierge at Vitale and it was a beautiful day for this trip and we both really enjoyed the tour,well worth the visit. We had lunch on Fishermans Wharf and did the typically touristy thing of looking around the huge array of gift shops and headed up to China Town in the afternoon. We walked and took the street cars and had a lovely day. We had dinner on Tuesday evening at Gary Dankos which was one of the best meals we have ever had, again the service was fantastic and everyone we met whilst we were there were really nice and helpful.
On our last morning we took a bus tour which lasted about 3 & 1/2 hours which was well worth doing, we stopped at Golden Gate bridge, national park amongst other stops and again, we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was such a shame it was a short trip but we are determined to come back, we never made it to Sausalito, which we wanted to do, but just never had the time.
Anyway, thanks again everyone, this site is so good and all advice I was given was greatfully received and used.