Restaurant: Bar Grodzka!!!! It's a milk bar that Rick suggests in his book. The food was unbelieveable and reasonably priced. It's right on the walk from Main Market Square to Wawel Hill. So it's easy to hit while you're sightseeing. No need to speak Polish. Everyone's english was very good! We stayed at the Tango House which was inexpensive and nice and literally around the corner from Main Market Square. There's no reason that you can't stay IN Old Town for a reasonable price. And you will not need any public transportation for your stay. Everything's within 20 minutes walking. It's a great little city. If you have Rick's guidebook, just follow his suggestions for top sites. Wawel Hill (we didn't even pay to go in to anything), St Mary's, St Francis' Basilica... Most of the sites are simply things to walk through: i.e., Cloth Hall, Main Market Square, Wawel Hill. In other words, you really could do Old Town easily in one day. And then if you wanted to do Auschwitz or the salt mines, you've got time to do those as well. We were also there for three days. We got sick one of the days, and if that hadn't happened, we would have hit Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory (there's mixed reviews on this -- apparently it's a museum with an overwhelming amount of history), Nowa Huta.... You will love it there, and even more than us since your roots are there!