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  1. #1
    Karen Guest

    Default Inexpensive hotels between Salt Lake City and San Fran, Ca

    I'll soon be traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco and was wondering if you knew off good places to stay nearer to San Francisco than Salt Lake, such that I can get in a good 8 or so hours of driving in one day and only have 2 or three left the next!
    Thanks to you experienced travelers!
    Karen

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    Default 745 miles

    Karen, I hope you know that the run you have specified is about 745 miles. In the summer you can easily make it in the 10-12 hours you have specified --but this is still winter and I-80 is subject to freezing rain and snow. It could take closer to 15 hours or so.

    Sorry, I don't have a specific recommendation for you -- there are plenty of Comfort Inn type places on that route,

    Mark

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    harveyH Guest

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    i'm taking a Chicago to San Fran roadtrip on Wednesday. what i have figured is Reno is a good place to stop before making the home stretch into San Francisco. It's only 3 and half hours from Reno to SF, and about 7-8 hours from Salt Lake City to Reno.

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    Default That is really zipping

    Harvey,

    I know that mapping programs indicate that one can drive from Reno to San Francisco in 3.5 hours, but that is assuming you have a powerful car that can zip up the mountain passes and that all of the roads are clear and dry. If I-80 has a spring snow storm -- that same distance can require 10+ hours. I have made that run a number of times, and the fastest I have ever heard anyone making it was 4 hours

    Mark

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