Archive for May, 2013

postheadericon Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

 

Hilton San Francisco

During our recent trip to San Francisco – one of the greatest cities in the USA – we stayed at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront.

 

Why Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Like my previous trips, I did a lot of research looking for a clean, convenient, and affordable place to stay for our long weekend getaway.  What I found out was that in order to stay at a place that met all three points of my criteria- in the heart of the city- I was going to shell out a lot more that I was originally thinking.  The deeper I dove into my research I realized that staying at an airport location was not only a great way to save some cash, but it was also convenient for the amount of time we were staying and a great way to see more than just the city of San Francisco.

The Room

A cozy Double Executive Floor room with access to the private lounge overlooking the San Francisco Bay!

 

 

 

The Concierge Lounge –

We usually try and stay at places with a kitchen because it’s so convenient, but this hotel offered something much better!  If you book an executive floor room you have access to the concierge lounge where they not only have complimentary breakfast, but also complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the evening followed by complimentary cookies.  (The chocolate chip cookies may have been the best I’ve ever had by the way!)  This is perfect for business travelers and families.  It’s the perfect way to start the day!

 

The breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, bagels, muffins, and fresh fruit.  Drinks consisted of Starbucks coffee as well as a variety of teas and juices and the fridge was always stocked with bottled water and soda.  The helpful staff was attentive and friendly.

For my family this was a huge bonus.  It was great not having to worry about getting out right away to eat!  Everyone had nice full bellies which not only saved us a little money, but made the mornings more enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

Convenient Location

When we arrived in SFO it was just after midnight and there was nothing that I wanted to do more than hit the sack!  We were so happy to leave the airport and be at the hotel within minutes.  A free hotel shuttle is provided so you don’t have to worry about navigating or parking.  The location of the hotel is very convenient for a long weekend stay to explore San Francisco. The property is located on the bay just minutes from the airport so being able to look out the window and see the planes landing was an added bonus!

By staying at this location we discovered the small city of Burlingame, too.  The small downtown area is full of shopping and restaurants and was a pleasant alternative to the busy city of San Fran.

 

Overall

We had a fantastic stay!  The hotel was clean, comfortable, and convenient.  It suited our needs exactly and I would absolutely stay there again.

Things to Know

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront:

  • Charges a nightly rate of $18 for parking.
  • Internet is an additional charge.
  • When booking your room strongly consider splurging on the Executive Level Rooms which include access to the Lounge.
  • Hotel is Non-Smoking
  • Pets are Allowed
  • Check-in 3:00  Check-out 12:00
  • Although the hotel is a popular place for business travelers, it is also a wonderful choice for family stays.

 

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010

1-650-340-8500

postheadericon San Francisco, California {Photography}

Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit San Francisco, California!  It was our first time to the city and I can’t wait to share all of the amazing things we did in 4 busy days!  For now, here are some of the highlights!  Check back for details on each place 🙂

I scored a great deal on airline tickets via the Name Your Own Price option on Priceline!  We stayed at the Hilton Bayfront Airport Hotel and upon arrival we had this yummy treat waiting for us in the room!  These were them most delicious chocolate chip cookies I think we’ve ever eaten!

 

 

Here is one of the most photographed locations in San Francisco: Alamo Square’s “Painted Ladies.”

What a show these lazy sea lions put on for us at Pier 39!  Most of them were happily snoozing away on the docks, but a handful of troublemakers wanted to pick on each other for sunbathing space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Great Weekend!!

postheadericon Falls Park on the Reedy Greenville, SC

Falls Park on the Reedy is located in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End!

Located in the heart of one of the coolest downtowns in the south!

The centerpiece of Falls Park is The Liberty Bridge!  You can get great views of the entire park from here!

 

 

 

 

 

For more info on the park visit www.fallspark.com

 

 

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