Location: Great! In the Gaslamp District. We were able to walk to great restaurants and entertainment. This location is close to the Bay and some great shopping on 5th Avenue. There is a grocery store 1 block away and the Starbucks is just beyond that. The area felt safe to us, though the homeless/transient population is tangible. As would be expected, go in groups and keep your eyes open.
Apartment: Very spacious. Two very separate bedrooms with a pull out couch. The apartment is stocked with all you need to cook decently but you'll need even basic spices. The welcome basket had coffee, but if you are a coffee snob, this won't come anywhere close to satisfying you. Drip coffee maker in the flat. There is a blender and a sufficient amount of pots and pans. Here's where you need to take care. The bedroom with the King bed doesn't really have a door. There was a sliding glass door on the room. The apartment is concrete so voices really travel inside. Someone talking on the phone in the bedroom at night sounds like they are in the bed with you in this king bedroom. The sliding door provides NO sound proofing. Additionally, these sliding glass doors are covered by vertical blinds. However, they filter NO light, they're fairly useless for this purpose. On day 2, I purchased ear plugs and and sleep mask which solved the problem. I usually don't travel without them but didn't this time since I was in an apartment and not a hotel. Other cautions: we had trouble getting the call box operator to actually open the door upon arrival. I called the emergency number for the rental and though they answered quickly, they didn't really have an answer - Building Security finally let us in. The workout room is very small. Plan ahead for your workouts or find a gym.
The layout of this place is very trendy and the furnishings were comfortable. The beds were comfortable and the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed had a balcony off the room. The building is clean and secure. it was quite nice to have access to the parking garage, but we could have found on street parking or pay parking cheaper despite what we were told at the time of the reservation.
For the location, overall comfort, and space, I would completely rent this unit again. StayAlfred was very responsive to my small questions such as how to get the TV to actually make sound and the location of the onsite fitness center.
Lots of folks in the building with pets. The WiFi was quite stable.
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