The room was an OK size and pretty comfortable. There were some noise issues with the plumbing and traffic but not overly intrusive. The main issue was that they skimped on towels, toiletries, coffees and only gave one pillow per person.
The room was clean on the surface (don't look under the bed or move the furniture)
The room did not have a safe and the hotel did not have any other safety deposit boxes.
Internet was fast, reliable and supported Multiple devices
Breakfast consisted of packaged pastries ,bananas, orange juice, coffee and two cereals. However, you never seemed to be able to get all the options at once. It was a case of "Hey look, the bananas are out ... Grab it quick"
We used this hotel as a cheap base for a few days exploring San Francisco. It's close to the airport which was an issue for us as we had to drop a rental car off one day and pick up another car on another day. There's a shuttle bus that runs once an hour and you have to be sure to book it with plenty of notice. The airport is literally 5 minutes away. In terms of getting to and from downtown SF, San Bruno BART station about 20 minutes walk (1.1 Mile). The walk is safe in the morning but, I wouldn't, and didn't, do it at night. A taxi from the BART to the hotel is $7. The BART from San Bruno is $3.95. The BART from the airport is $8.75 if you're thinking of doing it that way and using the shuttle bus.
The drive into downtown SF took about 20 minutes, even at peak hours. We used the NorthPoint parking garage, about 400 metres from Fisherman's wharf for only $9 a day. On street parking after 6pm is generally free. If you have an android phone, download a couple of the parking apps to find cheap parking."
There is parking at the hotel but when we were there, it wasn't adequate and we always ended up parking in the street.
We stayed here at peak time when the prices in downtown were high. We got a good deal relatively speaking which made up for some of the deficiencies in this hotel and the area. It's really an airport hotel mean't for one night pre/post flight stay. I think it is as good as any of the many surrounding hotels for this purpose.
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