It’s ridiculous how expensive hotel stays have gotten, isn’t it? I remember when you could easily get a nice room for under $100. That doesn’t happen much anymore, especially if you’re staying in a more expensive city. Now, I’m one to shop for a bargain, so when I went to San Francisco with my son Max last week, I took my time to find the best deal. I knew that, it being Thanksgiving week, likely there would be deals to be had. We stayed near Union Square a few Thanksgivings ago, and the place was dead, and the rates were…