Travelodge San Francisco Airport North
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Had a great day exploring the city starting with a ride on the BART to get into the city, Farmers & stalls by Embarcadero Ferry Terminal, stop off at the playground, ride on the old fashioned cable buses along past all the wharf's, Fisherman's Wharf and sample of the yummy crab chowder, a view of Alcatraz, a ride on the old Tram up the steep …
A crack addict took a dump on the hotel steps and then rode in the complimentary shuttle. The lady at IHOP was nice though. some of the American customers were a little weird ..two ladies were talking really slow and loud about their dietary intakes, likes and dislikes. It was kind of bizarre special behaviour. The hotel ripped me off for $100
After checking into our hotel near the airport we made our way to Golden Gate Bridge Park for a run. This gave both of us the opportunity to see a part of San Fransisco we had not seen before. Needless to say we were rather tired after our first run in some time, and afterwards enjoyed a movie back at the hotel.
The next morning we headed back …
... tour bus near McDonald's, and there were a lot of hobos, male and female, begging for food, or beer, or love, depending on their handwritten cardboard sign.
Across the road in the park, the many homeless people were just waking up -scratching, stretching, scratching and patting their dogs. And scratching. Then lighting up the first joint of the day. After a few days here and several bus tours, ...
... the two lovely English women who had acid thrown on them a few weeks before we arrived in Zanzibar. We were horrified by this act of violence when we first heard about it but it did not stop our trip and we were pleased we made that decision. We spent time talking about the incident with our cab driver. When we asked what the people of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge San Francisco Airport North South San Francisco
Wouldn't stay here again. Very old units, spread out, ours was a long walk from reception with lots of bags. Staff weren't very helpful. Also very noisy. Was close to airport and had shuttle which was good. MacDonalds over the road which was handy for breakfast. Will stick to Holiday Inn in future.
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Hotel staff are rude and lie. They aren't upfront about fees particularly on the phone beforehand. I had to battle it out a bit in front of other customers to stop them from ripping me off $60. I wish I went to the BW. At least they have a world reputation of being cheapish but still having some basic manners. I had the unique experience of seeing a crack addict take a dump right at the hotel front door. Which they didn't do anything about. Perhaps she was giving her own form of review. I Concur
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge San Francisco Airport North South San Francisco
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I took my chance with this motel since Hotwire gave an atrociously low rate and I was satisfied the moment I stepped in. The lobby was small but very neat and the morning front desk staff were simply great. My room was big and it was cleaned daily. I had a complaint with my alarm clock and they fixed it ASAP. The best thing, besides the staff was its location. The bus stop is right in front of the hotel and it takes you straight to downtown or in my case at the doorsteps of the Moscone Convention Center where I had a 5 day conference. I was able to save a lump of my hotel money and spent it on steak dinners and shopping instead. To Lito and his staff, I'll be back this fall.
Where should I begin. The location couldn't be any closer to the freeway if they tried. It is used for overflow parking for Fox. The front desk staff take forever. We saw someone miss their flight because it took so long just to check their car in for parking? The rooms are tired and questionably clean. Perhaps, the most frightening, were the guys in oversized clothes that seemed to be able to bypass the long reception lines and were being sent upstairs. Finally, after sleeping with our bags against the door, and swearing never to stay here again, the shuttle was not there. They say it travels every half an hour, but it is not actually on a set schedule. The russian shuttle driver seemed to be at the whim of the front desk who was desperately trying to book in overflow parking and guests. It was a mess!
We stayed here for 3 nights. It was booked thru Expedia and rate was really low. I think we paid under $50/night. Yes, rate was low but quality of the hotel was also low. The only good thing about this place is it has a nice lobby w/ internet connection. The room was pretty old. The shower tile had slight mold or gray-ish discoloration. I hated taking showers because the bathroom just felt dirty. We tried to do laundry but both machines were not working. I called the front desk and didn't offer any explanation. We were to get free breakfast from IHop that is connected to the hotel. I called the front desk and I was told we qualify for 1 free breakfast. I picked up the voucher from front desk. This voucher offers 3 breakfast choices. I chose the french toast meal which was suppose to come w/ 3 fluffy french toasts, egg, and meat choice of bacon or sausage. What I got was one half of a french toast, not even a whole slice and one slice of bacon. I had it to go so I didn't open the box until I got to my room. I wondered when I picked up the bag it was awefully light. Since it was free I didn't complain. They do not clean your room. If you need extra towel or soap you can pick up at front desk. I would not stay here again.
Avoid at all cost ! This was the worst room I stayed in during my recent trip to San francisco......it just reeked of mildew and mold. We only stayed for 6 hours as we had a very early flight - this place is very close to SFO airport.
Not a pleasant memory.
Bad location, Truly Budget Accomodation
The check-in staff was pretty rude. The room was acceptable, although it was really a motel room, I dont know where they get off calling this place a hotel.
The location is good if you need a place to sleep after a flight and are leaving the next day, but if you are going into San Francisco using the Travelodge as a base, I suggest a closer hotel.
While the shuttle to the airport is free, it costs about $6 to take the BART from SFO to downtown San Francisco. Also, the shuttle can be sporadic.
If you are forced by economical circumstances to find a cheap place to stay, the Travelodge is doable, but I think one could do better.
Really good place to stay. Very close to the airport and has a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Clean, nice rooms, friendly, helpful staff. Nice bathroom. Breakfast isn't included and can be pricey at the IHOP next door.
The airport travelodge is a-ok.
i stayed here for a quick overnight to catch an airplane home. it was clean, staff was pleasant, rooms were spacious. i was very pleased with the accommodations. having the IHOP restaurant right on location and a gas station next door was just what the doctor ordered for our trip. it was incredibly easy to get to the car rental return and airport from the travelodge. i recommend it for this kind of travel needs!
Gets the Job Done
I stayed at this hotel during 5/18/04 - 5/20/04, and found it to be an excellent 'sleeping room' with an IHOP restaurant next door and a McDonald's across the street.
Given the close proximity to the airport (airplane take-offs) and the south bay location (howling winds in the afternoon and evening), this isn't a hotel that you'd spend much time hanging around. I'm unsure why they have an outdoor pool, since only members of a Polar Bear Club would be likely to use it.
However, this is a clean and economical hotel if you're looking for a place to sleep between day trips in the Bay Area.
Nice for the Price
Definitely a great place to stay for ~$50/night. The air conditioning was quite noisy but is my only complaint. Breakfast at the IHOP (adjacent to the hotel) in the morning was great. Just a short drive into downtown.
We were afraid being right on the freeway would make this noisy but no.
We were in the part closest to US101 but it was very quiet. The pool is a nice touch that took me back to my childhood when ALL motels in California had pools. Even though it's out of town, SF is easy to get to on BART plus the free hotel shuttle. Next time in SF I might consider it even for a night when we DON'T have an early morning flight.