Planning to Overnight in San Francisco? It's Going to Cost You!

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    New hotel tax will make staying in San Francisco more expensive.

    Staying in a San Francisco Hotel is going to get more expensive.
    Supervisors approved a special hotel room tax yesterday that will fund capital projects at the Moscone Center and will also help the convention and visitors bureau market San Francisco as a travel destination.

    A $200 hotel room will increase by $3 around the Moscone Center and $2 elsewhere in the city.As of August, the average nightly rate for a hotel in San Francisco was $186.51 with another $26 for the current hotel tax rate of 14 percent.
    Mayor Gavin Newsom supports the new tax, which goes into effect Jan. 1, noting that tourism is San Francisco's top industry.