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 Coffee Shops (Oh, so important)
Well, there is of course a Starbucks pretty much on every corner in San Francisco (and sometimes in between the corners, too), but if you are looking for something with a little more character or to be able to work out of or surf the net, check out:
 Free Wi-Fi Coffee Shops
There are a lot of free wi-fi coffee shops in the city. For a good list (with addresses and maps), see cheesebikini?. This blog also provides a link to a list of free wi-fi coffee shops across the Bay in Berkeley.
Another list is available at yelp.
 Good Independent Coffee Shops
Cup A Joe - 896 Sutter St., San Francisco
Philz Coffee - 3101 24th St., San Francisco
Ritual Cafe - 1026 Valencia St, San Francisco
Coffee to the People - 1206 Masonic Ave, San Francisco -- set in the Haight-Ashbury district; offers organic and fair trade coffees and teas.
Cole Valley Cafe - 701 Cole Street, San Francisco -- another Haight-Ashbury shop; Internet access.
 Drug Stores
The following are the drug stores closest to the Hilton San Francisco:
- Walgreens - 500 Geary St (.1 Mile)
- Walgreens - 135 Powell St (.1 Mile)
- Walgreens - 825 Market St (.2 Mile)
- Rite Aid - 776 Market St (.3 Mile)
- Walgreens - 459 Powell St (.3 Mile)
 Internet Access (Wireless)
According to SAA announcement on August 12, 2008:
Cyber Café Helps You Keep in Touch While in San Francisco
Thanks to the generosity of silver sponsor Atlas Systems, ARCHIVES 2008 attendees will be able to monitor those relentless email messages at the Cyber Café in the Registration Area. Please limit your session to 10 minutes.
Fed Ex Kinko's Office and Print - 726 Market Street - (415) 391-0951. -- This is the Kinko's closest to the hotel, about 4-1/2 blocks (less than 1/2 mile) away.
 Post Office
Macys Station - 170 O'Farrell St