I had an early flight out of San Francisco this week and needed to be close to the airport. The prices for the airport hotels are astronomical including the Hilton Garden Inn. By the time I checked out, I paid $257 for 7 hours of rest in a standard room - no breakfast. That amounts to 62 cents per minute to sleep. Sounds ridiculous, right? It is. But there is a shortage of hotel rooms in this part of the Bay Area and no shortage of demand. So the hotels will continue to gouge the traveling public and the city (in this case Burlingame) will continue to gouge for taxes.
As for the hotel, it was standard HGI. They assigned meI have been staying at an HGI in Albuquerque for a long term assignment (2 years, for 2 weeks out of 3) and paid $80/night. I have reviewed that hotel elsewhere, but it sets the standard for me with what an HGI is. I rated that hotel 5 stars as best in its class. This one is no different in terms of what it offers. But it falls down simply because it is not a good value.
But hey, it's better than risking a low cost hotel and having to share my bed with bedbugs, unidentified stains or worse.
Plenty of parking. 7 minutes to SFO or 10 minutes to the rental car facility. Quiet, good breakfast (I paid), good internet, workout room and clean sheets. But $257/night including tax? A bit much!
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