My husband & I recently stayed here for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
First of all location is excellent. Easy to find just off the freeway overlooking the Bay Bridge. We were visiting San Fran and to be honest we could not warrant spending out over $220 per night to stay in an old dirty motel in San Fran central so choose here as a next best alternative for under $145 per night. We were initially a little worried about transport into San Fran but we needn't had worried. We took the F bus every day for $4.20(per person each way) from directly outside the hotel to the trans bay bus station in the city. The buses run every 30mins and the journey took a max of 20 mins in peak rush hour traffic. It was perfect!! Opposite the hotel is a new shopping mall with many eateries and shops including Californian pizza kitchen, PF Changs etc.. There is also a bk, Starbucks, marshals only a 5 min stroll away. In essence there are plenty of dining options if you return from the city looking for food etc, although they don't stay open late.
The hotel itself was great. Decor modern and clean throughout from the reception, restaurant and room. We had a room on the 3rd floor looking out over the bay (and freeway). The room was a good size and more than adequate for our stay. King bed was very comfy. Wouldn't even know there was a freeway outside. We eat breakfast in the on site restaurant on our last day which was excellent price and quality.
Parking is $9 per day, not bad compared to the hotels in San Fran it's charging $45 a day....outrageous!!!! Hotel also has a decent gym and swimming pool which we never got to use.
The only reason that I'm not scoring this hotel full marks is because poor staff knowledge let it down. On check in we asked 2 members of staff about transport into San Fran (which you would presume would be a frequent conversation) but no one seemed to have any knowledge. We were a little confused about how insular their knowledge was which is a shame. Otherwise they were more than helpful on other occasions.
Overall a great stay in another decent Marriott branded hotel. Yes, you are not in central San Fran but to honest this made no difference to us as travel commuting time was so little that it wouldn't have been any longer than staying in a San Fran suburb. We just saved the money staying here which we spent on other aspects of our trip. We would definitely return here again if visiting San Fran.
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