Vantaggio Suites - Garland
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVantaggio Suites - Garland San Francisco
Hotel is nice to stay in, staff very friendly. The location is good, close to everything including transport. But there's a lot of homeless on the streets surrounding, making us not want to be outside at night. And it's in the tenderloin.
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... had headphones that told us all sorts of facts as we walked around the prison. My favourite story was the escape of the prisoners where they used metal spoons from the kitchen and dug out a tunnel through the cell wall at night, in the pitch black. They made fake heads out of soap at nighttime so it looked like they were asleep! I also had another favourite, it was when this man told me about when this prisoner ran off the ramp ...
... as a desolate landscape, this is NOT the place you wanted to end up! Of course, we saw the cells of the notorious "Escape from Alcatraz" fame. You can see where the grate was taken off and the wall chipped away, and then they have opened up the wall behind so that you can peer down the alleyway where they climbed up behind the cells and onto the roof. Their destination was Angel Island, but they were never seen or ...
... catch this afternoon. It was a bit weird having males on the tour after going 2 weeks with just 7 of us girls, but it was nice to have some muscle around the campsite. The guys fitted in perfectly, and since Elise, Brad, Ben, Sam and I had the back 2 rows in the van, and since being so far back meant you couldn't hear a word that was being said up the front, we had become like our own mini family up the back. The guys were great fun, good for a laugh, and ...
... them with great friends.
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