My husband and I stayed here for our first trip to San Francisco. Great TA reviews and the attractive rate for retired military convinced us to book here for our 4-day stay. And the reviewers were right! We were so pleased with the entire experience, and had a relaxing stay after long, busy days in the city.
The lobby is elegant and our 2nd-floor corner room with balcony overlooking the Estuary was beautifully appointed, immaculate, and very quiet. The size and decor of our room were outstanding, and everything was extremely clean. We appreciated the upscale touches such as blue glass mugs and coffee/tea selections in the room, as well as robes and slippers in the closet.
Cameron was working the front desk when we checked in, and then again a few days later. He welcomed us and explained the free shuttle to Jack London Square, and gave us the ferry schedule. We told him our plans and when we needed to be at Fisherman's Wharf for various reservations, and he helped us reserve places on the hotel's shuttle for the best ferry departures. A few evenings later he was working again when we came in from our day's adventures, and he asked how our Alcatraz tour and Segway adventure had gone. Cameron is an asset to this hotel.
We did take the hotel shuttle to and from the ferry two days, but on the third day we decided to leave at a time when the shuttle was already booked, so we drove the 2 miles to Jack London Square and parked in the garage. Take the ticket with you to the ferry, where you can validate it for 12 hours of free parking. Turns out that when we came back that evening, 20 other guests had called for the shuttle at that same time, so we would have waited a long time to get back to the hotel if we had not taken our own car.
Highly recommend this hotel, and we look forward to returning.
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- Experience the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Hotel's stunning views and rooms overlooking Oakland's estuary. We are 100% non-smoking and Eco-Friendly. Our rooms are spacious and beautifully arranged for a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are extravagantly designed with a glass enclosed shower separated from a soaking tub and private water closet. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator & in-room safe. ... more less
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