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... of minutes. The second option is to sit on one of the outdoor seats, a wooden slatted bench which runs along the front section if the carriage. Better photo opportunities arise in this location, but the San Francisco wind can slice right though you and you have to face the wrath of the driver if you put your hand even an inch over the back of the bench. "You will be thrown off!" The final option is to embrace your inner Judy Garland and hang off the step while holding onto one ...
... seat on one row, with the other two having the middle and window seat on the row behind. We waited for boarding and got onto the flight putting JJ on the row in front. United had given us an upgrade to Economy Plus, which gave us more leg room and was appreciated on the 6 hour flight.
At San Francisco airport we collected our bags and headed for the Rental Car Centre. Alamo tried to charge us for the one ...
... queue! We certainly had no trouble getting on. Once we got back, I couldn't find my spare battery, and the charger wasn't even out. I eventually found it in the bottom of my bag. Mmmm - two flat batteries, a spare camera which I can't read the photos on. Straight away I put a battery on to charge, and Ron made himself a coffee, and watched a bit of the soccer final, while I did a bit of blog.
There was a reasonable amount ...
... does well. We exit on to the wrong road and miss the entrance of the 101 north but hey that's what u turns are for right?
We make it on to the freeway and Hinesh gets used to the car. I am a little annoying with my backseat driving but again Hinesh is super patient with me. There are some cool radio stations so we get the chance to warm the vocal chords ha ha ha. I get my chance to drive after we stop at McDonalds so I can get some chicken nuggets and ...
We have had a wonderful start to our trip with a week in San Francisco. We had a great day Friday exploring, we headed to Haight-Ashbury but whizzed through as nothing was open and it wasn't really our scene. We walked through Golden Gate Park to Oceans Beach and saw the Sutro Bath ruins which were cool. We ended up walking the Coastal track from there to Lands End.After that we made ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Carriage Inn San Francisco
Best place to stay WONDERFUL SERVICE
My fiance and i are very please and surprise how nice and comfortable this place was ,the district are not the best but not a problem in all no one ever never disturbing us in all ! it's great for walking to many location love it ,we stay two nights there and then make the mistake to check in to a B&B for the two other nights of our saty to Frisco the name of the B&B call the TENTH AVENUE ONE WORD TERRIBLE ! warning dont stay there this place dont worth the $110 us a night but the good news is the Best western carriage inn worth much more then what we paid ! the breakfast was serve in our room at the exact time we did request ,and also the service at the front desk was wonderful ! we will recommand this place to anyone. dont worry about the location of the hotel the room are beautiful and no danger to walk arround the hotel , go for it !
I chose this hotel after a month of reading reviews for average-priced hotels in San Francisco. I didn't just want a place to sleep, I wanted a nice anniversary weekend with great service. This was the only hotel that had all positive reviews on both tripadvisor and Expedia.
How nice to learn that the reviews were absolutely right!! The hotel was so nice, quaint with big rooms (I was shocked when I walked into it) and the best service I've ever had (better than the 5 star Vegas hotels!). The front desk clerks were awesome, always ready to help or give recommendations, and are happy to call you a taxi at any time of the day. My husband and I are late-night partyers and were greeted warmly no matter what time of night we passed through the reception area. The cleaning service was excellent, providing turn-down service for every day after the first. The complimentary breakfast was awesome and unlimited (which turned out great for people with totally different tastes), and delivered at exactly the time you specify, from 6:30am-10:15am.
If you are looking for a bed and breakfast with GREAT service, you have to stay here - it's close to everything and will be the kind of experience you want, whatever that may be!!!
What a gem of a hotel in San Francisco
We stayed at the Carriage Inn last week and what a find! Breakfast was delivered to our room each morning with the Chronicle. The rooms were big and had everything from a refrigerator to FREE high speed internet! Parking was $15, but still a bargain in SF. The staff was great and friendly. They even had a free shuttle bus to take you to Union Square, even though it was only a few minutes away. Across the street at another Best Western, there was a great restaurant - Pepper's - great sports bar, great food and a free internet library. They even had free sherry in the evening in the lobby. The best part, was it was only one block to the subway that took us to SBC Park to see the Giants - no hassle! We will stay here again next time we visit San Francisco.
I'LL BE BACK
This is my first time visiting San Francisco and I met a wonderful couple who come here every year for the Furniture mart They told me that I wouldn't find better genuine guest service anywhere in the city and I couldn't agree more.
All the staff has been so wonderful from giving directions to recommending what to do in the city.They must really like to work there because everyone is always smiling and laughing and having a good time.
The amentities such as free continental breakfast delivered to your room, free shuttlte service to Union Square is really nice and parking at $15 day is a bargain compared compared to other hotels. But when all is said and done it's the service that will make you come back.
What a Gem
I usually stay in Union Square, but this trip was not being paid by my company so I looked for something a litlle more in my price range. I found a great rate at the BW Carriage Inn, and liked the idea of their shuttle that runs to Union Square. I really was impressed by the facility. The rooms looked brand new, I was able to self-park my SUV in their garage for ony $15.00, and the free breakfast delivered to my room was a nice way to start my day. The staff was friendly and I had a good dinner in their restaurant across the street. I did not use the free high speed Internet that was available in my room, but when I return on business (even if my company pays) I will certainly make use of it. Do yourself and your wallet a favor by staying at the Best Western Carriage Inn the next time you stay in San Francisco.
Great value and cheap parking too
The Carriage Inn is a great place to stay. The price was right and parking was relatively cheap. We felt ripped off when we stayed at other hotels and found out parking was $38 per day. Front desk people were informative and friendly. Free continental breakfast is delivered to the room. We enjoyed our stay!
A decent place to stay
We stayed here for a conference and were looking for a relatively cheep hotel that was nearby the convention center and main attractions. Overall this hotel fit the bill - it was very comfortable, the staff was courteous and very helpful with directions and pointing out attractions, the rooms were spacious (though a bit dark) and clean. The continental breakfast delivered to your room every morning was a real plus. Furthermore the parking was pretty cheap for San Francisco standards at only 15.00 a day with full in-and-out. The only real downside was that the hotel is in a location that didn't feel very safe, especially after dark. The staff assured us that the crime rate is a lot lower than it looks like it should be, but still I didn't feel comfortable walking to the Convention Center or Union Square alone. (However, this is mitigated by the shuttle bus that runs every half hour to Union Square.) In sum, we'd definitely stay here again.
Best Western Carriage Inn
Just came back from SF and stayed at the Carriage Inn. Very comfortable beds. The decor of the room is Victorian. The staff was always pleasant and very knowledgeable of the city. The hotel is not in a very good area. The hotel is convenient to the bart and bus line. The hotel across the street provides free shuttle service to Union Square and there are many time slots. There is also free internet service at the hotel across the street which is also a Best Western. There is free continental breakfast at the Carriage Inn and it is delivered to your room every morning along with a newspaper. A friday night stay was $105.00 and Saturday night was $125.00 I think I would return to this hotel.
The fire alarm in my room went off for almost 15 minutes, and nobody responded! The front desk didn't call, security never responded, and I had to put a wet towel over the alarm to get it to stop. I was on the top floor in a nice room. Only one front desk clerk who has to buzz you in the door. Not a very safe neighborhood after dark. The very fact that nobody responded to the fire alarm warns me this is not a safe place to stay.
Loved the experience
When arriving at the Best Western Carriage Inn, I saw a brightly colored hotel. I came to find this hotel to be warm and comfortable on the inside. My room was spacious and clean. Every hotel employee was polite and knowledgeable. While staying in the Carriage Inn their were two other Best Westerns across the street. I was told that if my hotel didn't have something I was looking for, then I could simply go across and use there facilities. There was a free shuttle to and from Union Square, a complimentry feast brought to my room, a compilmentry newspaper every morning and many more thnigs that made my stay feel like I was at home. There was a front desk employee by the name of Darryl who was extra attentive. He made an extra effort to help me along with all of the other people who stayed at all three hotels. He knew every and anything. He personally made my trip easy and stress free. Best Western will forever be my first choice when looking for a hotel. There isn't enough praise for this hotel chain. Thank You