Sofitel San Francisco Bay
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... failed to mention was that the bar is located in a rather unfavourable part of town, and that people are probably best to arrive by cab, or better yet steer clear altogether. But the naive tourists we are were walking. One particularly crazy woman we saw coming towards us, pushing a trolley, was screaming "METH, GOT ANY METH". I didn't, but I was sure she would find what she was looking for before ...
... by ex cons and guards alike. All had an opinion and all were speaking with so much feeling about the place, if you followed the tour at the pace that it was read at the tour would have taken 40 minutes, but over two hours later I was still listening and snapping away with so much enthusiasm. We heard stories of bravery, treachery and everywhere in between. Julie has vowed to watch the film Esacape from Alcatraz as ...
... is easy. Cambodia will let you get a visa at the border with a fee and a passport photo. The visa is good for 30 days.
Thailand: Thailand is a bit tricky as there are two types of Visa exemptions (not Visa's) for US Citizens depending on how you enter. By land you get 2 weeks, but if you fly in to an airport you get 1 month. However if you get the two week exemption, it is possible to get an extension or re-cross the border to renew the exemption.
Im learning everything I can about Vietnam,Cambodia, and Thailand.
First we will fly from Japan and go into the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. We will stay there for 2 days. Then we will stay in Phong Nga Ke Bang and we will go into water caves. After visiting the caves, we will take a bus into Hue and we will visit a huge castle. Subsequently, we will go to Kon Tum it’s in the highlands (mountains).Next we will go to Quy ...
... all the familiar sites from the air -- Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Folsom Lake, too hazy to see downtown Sacramento, and, especially, seeing the sites of San Francisco -- the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the recognizable skyline of the City by the Bay.
We arrived late morning, stashed our bags for an exorbitant fee at the Travel Service ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel San Francisco Bay Redwood City
We stayed at the Sofitel for four nights (Sunday through Wednesday) over the Labor Day holiday. Because this hotel is located in a business park area, we were able to get an excellent rate for three of the four nights ($89) on the last night the rate reverted to the regular $189 online rate.
Good Clean and Quiet hotel. Currently undergoing upgrading renovation. Nice coffee shop with great sandwiches. Easy to location - just off 101 south of SFO International Airport. Need a car though as there are no restaurents etc within walking distance
Great hotel with a French feel
I've stayed at this hotel several times for business travel. The location is not the greatest (it's probably a 20-30 minute drive south of San Francisco), but it's a great hotel. The hotel staff is always helpful and friendly. The restaurant has great food. And the rooms are very nice. They have more nice "touches" than most hotels - things like a more comfortable couch, nicer looking drapes, nicer toiletries, great pillows, and things like that. There is definitely a French feel to the hotel (which I say as a positive comment).
My FAVORITE SF spot
I stayed at the Sofitel while a part of my girlfriend's bridal party. We had our bridesmaids dresses pressed the night before on site and the dresses were returned with water stains. The hotel brought up strawberries and champagne, comped the rooms (three rooms for 2 nights) and paid for ALL of the bridesmaids dresses--and yes, they were tacky and expensive!!
I was very impressed with the service.
So, recently my husband and I stayed for a weekend getaway while in SF. We had a marvelous time and enjoyed the hotel. The beds are amazing and the room was very quiet--even though we were next to a service elevator. As before, the service was excellent. The hotel was undergoing some renovations wich will make it even more fabulous--but it didn't effect our stay at all.
I stayed at this place for a couple of nights in December 2004 with my boyfriend. It was a great romantic getaway. The cleanliness, the staff, the service, and the decorations of the room were excellent. The view from our window was great. For the price and the service, you can't beat it! This is a great place to stay if you're looking for your expectations to be met!
Great weekend values at the Sofitel
Lovely hotel with impeccable service. Half way between San Francisco and San Jose. Easy access to 101. Tranquil and reasonably priced on the weekends.
Excellent property. I did a lot of research on hotels in San Fran before selecting this one. On my last trip, I had stayed downtown in the city at the Hyatt Regency but this time, I wanted to stay out of the city for my vacation due to planned trips to Napa etc. I got some cheaper hotels like Hilton Garden Inn next to the airport, but paid $10/ night more for Sofitel due to its 4-star status (still under $90/ night for standard room), good ratings on this site, and wanting no bad-experiences and surprises. I was very happy with my decision. Main reasons--
Clean, crisp, minus the coffee
Had a great stay at the Sofitel. Rooms are impeccable. Linens are crisp & clean. Just don't count on getting your morning coffee from the bakery Petit Marche in the lobby. The line is 10 people deep no matter what time of day. I know things are a little show in Cali, but this will make you crazy. SO ask for a coffee pot in your room.
Very nice place
very nice hotel. i got this place via priceline. it's clean. food at the restaurant was okay. bar is a fun place and they are generous with drinks. we really enjoyed staying there. and getting to san francisco was pretty easy,,,about 15 to 20 mins driving.
Another Great stay at this lovely hotel
Stayed at this hotel last year a couple of times and could not wait to get back. Last time I stayed in a great suite but this time I stayed in a Standard room... it was very nice. I am not the best travel writer so I will keep this short. I spend time in my room and I have just a few requirements. The room must be VERY clean, the bed VERY comfortable and the service VERY attentive.
This property never fails to exceed my expectations! In fact, I prefer this location while visiting SFO. I have easy access to the entire area and I am "away from it all" which is nice.
Stay here with confidence!