San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
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My grandpa andI left St. Louis today at 2:40pm CT. Our flight to LAX went without a hitch. We landed and after a 2 hour layover and dinner, we were on our plane with awesome seats due to our 'A' boarding pass. As we were backing out for departure the pilot announces that we have a mechanical problem and would have to get off. To make a long story …
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Our journey today to San Francisco took about 5 hours down windy mountain roads, through a bleak valley then on oto the coast. We passed cowboy country with ranches and signs for rodeos. We saw the oldest pub (saloon) in California from 1852 during the gold rush. One of our group lives in a house that is older than that, it is funny how US old is not the same as European ...
... over the city I found. From Lombard Street I then headed to China Town, which was pretty crazy. I saw a series of revolting supermarkets selling all kinds of grim things like lizards and awful smelling fish. There were some older street performers with long stringed instruments with a bow, not sure what it is though. China Town was very Chinese, much more so than the one in London, I was the only white person on a block at one point! I bought a ...
So, this week has been insanity... pure insanity. Crazy work week, and, for some wild reason I decided that I needed to take my SPHR exam the day before I left on a 2 week Europe vacation, and I'm now heading to Ireland for the first time, ever. And the first time to Europe since 2008. And with my BFF/sister/friend/cousin/etc. KtK. BEYOND excited. She's pretty cool to hang out with, and we're going to a pretty cool place... We'll see if we still ...
... knows what THAT means - at some point an ascent. It's a pleasant afternoon although not all that warm, and we stroll along Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, where there are seals on the wharf, shopping and food. We pass a crab shack called Pier 23 and we flag it as our dinner venue for later, on our way back. Sure enough, Pier 23 has music, chowder and fish taco's. We're happy. We're here, and we've got flowers in our ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Burlingame
Well, once again we struck gold with Marriott. We were in San Francisco for my wife's cousin's wedding and I didn't want to pay 150+ to stay in the city. The Burlingame Marriott was an affordable high class alternative. We stayed at a Marriott in Hawaii during the summer and were very pleased. This was no different. The staff was extremely professional, friendly and warm. They treated my wife and I like royalty. Our room was perfect with a great view of the bay, South San Fran and downtown. We were close to all the places we wanted to check out, especially Pizza My Heart in San Mateo! The bed was the best I have ever slept in. My wife refused to get up one morning because she wanted to sleep in it as much as possible. The parking, though 17 a night was ample and well guarded. The bathroom was nice, but the drain was broken and the toilet seat needed to be replaced. Also the phone books were a couple of years old which posed some difficulty for us. Other than those, I would highly recommend a stay here. If we stay in San Francisco again it will definitely be here.
What a nice experience, we went on our honeymoon, and let the front desk know and she then gave us a room with ocean view and the VIP access to the 11th floor. The beds were so soft, and the rooms were roomy, the only problem was the bathroom. IT WAS SO SMALL. The halls are also very long. But we didnt park in their parking lot because of the price but the streets near by are just as safe. They have a nice spa and pool, if you like to excersize on vacation they have a nice health club too. I would most definitely go back here, very nice.
Greedy but Nice
Ive been staying at the Marriott SFO every year in August for the last 5 years. I must say that the staff has always been profesional for the most part. I did have a problem when my nephew (age 11) was lock out of his room last year and the desk manager refused to let him in unless his father with ID - (No compassion).
The bathrooms are small but adequate. Their ATM charges excess fees ($ 3.50) and you have to pay for parking($ 13.00 per day) and when there is a special event (wedding) you have to search for a parking space even though you are a paying guest. All in all I rate rate the hotel a 3.5.
Great Airport Hotel
The Marriott is a great hotel. The beds are better than most 4-star hotels in the bay area and the rates are much better. This hotel is perfect for someone who is passing through town or catching an early flight out of SFO. The airport shuttle is convenient and runs as early as 5:30 am.
Bathrooms like small boxes
I was disappointed in the size of the bathroom. It was SO small! Also, we asked for a Bay View and they were nice enough to give it to us BUT there was only one set of elevators and we couldn't have been further away! I had two 4 year olds and a lot of luggage so it was a bummer.
The pool was nice, but everyone was there and my 2 four year olds were frightened of the noise and crowds. I would never call this hotel a "4 * hotel"
Recently stayed at this property while others were at the Westin across the street, so here is a direct comparison. The Marriott is a far larger property, evident in the lobby and restaurant areas.
The SFO Marriott is a classy place, especially if you can nail a weekend rate. Top-notch hotel with great views of the airport and great service.
Unfortunately that Saturday night there were huge wedding receptions in progress and the [not-free] parking lot was full. I had to cruise for awhile to find a spot, as I was not interested in parking across the street at another hotel.
The room price was right, but don't expect luxury.
We (1 adult, 2 children, 2 dbl-beds) stayed one August weekend night with a $76 Amex promotional rate. Our bayview room had a great view of the bay some 30 feet away, plus the sights of the SFO runways (impressive). Soundproofing is just fine. The room was small, and minimally appointed, as was the tiny bathroom. As was the case with our stay at the ($204 a night) Monterey Marriott, the hotel simply could not manage to satisfy a request for turndown services and fresh towels.
Check-in and check-out were fast and painless. Front-desk and bell-desk staff were friendly. CAUTION: prices at the informal café restaurant were staggeringly expensive.
I Couldn't Beleive it.......
Fantastic Hotel. And for$80 (AAA rate) the best value I've had in years. The lobby was bright, clean, spacious and inviting. The staff was warm and welcoming and very helpful. The room was clean and had very good quality furnishings, especially the bed which somehow seemed to come very close to what the Westin and W are trying to achieve with their Heavenly Bed !!! The unobstructed view of the entire San Francisco Bay and East Bay area is totally unrivalled anywhere in town.....it's shocking. You can take a romantic walk along the water or just look at the bay from the lobby or the restaurant. I'd even consider making this hotel my home base for a long weekend trip to San Francisco.