The Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport – Summer Tier Points
In this… epic.
- When will I learn to jump on a fare?
- When will I learn to jump on a fare?
- Wednesday Afternoon.. off to the airport
- EI273 Birmingham to Dublin Airport
- Into Dublin for some Donuts. And Pokemon
- The Travelodge in Swords, Dublin Airport
- Pre-Clearance fun at Dublin airport, 51st and Green Lounge
- AA291 Dublin to New York JFK – Business Class
- A Manhattan Char Siu Adventure
- Back in the Secure Area, Flagship Lounge and AAdmirals Club
- AA2652 New York JFK to San Francisco International – Transcontinental Business Class
- The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
- Do the BART into San Francisco, The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
- Sausalito: Which ferry to take?
- Halfway across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Fooding around San Francisco
- The Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport
- Early start at San Francisco airport
- AA164 San Francisco International to New York JFK – Transcontinental Business Class
- The joy of terminal swaps, BA Pre-departure dining
- BA174 New York JFK to London Heathrow – Club World (Business Class)
- An Early Morning Change at Heathrow
- BA828 London Heathrow T5 to Dublin Airport – Club Europe
- Doughnuts and coffee shops – Exploring Dublin
- Once more with feeling at Dublin Airport
- FR666 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- 600 TP: Done
With my time at San Francisco coming to an end (and of course a Starbucks coffee drunk), it was time to ship out of the city centre and move to a location nearer the airport.
After another trip on the BART (this time to Milbrae… and getting trapped on the train), I took the bus from Mibare station to SFO. It’s times like this where having a Clipper card really comes into play
At SFO Airport, I switched from the bus to the airport shuttles. This one would take me to my digs for night.
then the shuttle bus to the hotel of the evening – The Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
I headed into the hotel, and checked in. With all the credentials and paperwork done, I was issued a key card for the room.
I was offered a choice of points or an extra welcome amenity – and being the points collector – I went with the points. I also was informed that a welcome amenity was upstairs in the room for me.
A nice touch.
I also grabbed a copy of the shuttle bus timetable – as that would be needed in the morning. In addition checked if there was still a lounge at the room – and was told this had been closed. Which is just as well, as the last time I was here – there was rotting fruit in it.
The property itself… is… a little dated to say the least, and could really do with a face-lift to bring it up to modern Crowne Plaza standards (and with the new Hyatt going up in the area, there’s going to be even more competition in the area).
With the formalities completed, I headed upstairs, and found my room at the end of the corridor.
The old lounge. Closed. No great loss. Trust me.
The room itself was very spacious, and well cooled – a welcome thing to see. What was also welcoming to see was a welcome amenity consisting of water and various snacks.
Very useful. And enjoyable.
The bathroom was well stocked and clean too. Again, whilst the property is dated on the outside, at least the rooms looked reasonable on the inside. Which help when you are using the hotel as an expensive crashpad.
I did a bit of a major re-pack at this point as the new rucksack would be heading in the hold for the remainder of the journey, and the old beat up Etienes rucksack would be back into play.
Because as much as I love airlines, I don’t trust them with my rucksack with a laptop in it. Or my camera equipment for that matter.
With the bags re-balanced, and me tired out, I dozed off on the comfortable bed. And as usual 5am came around way too quickly.
With the flight going at 8am, I pulled some clothes on, washed up, and trekked downstairs to reception to check out. With paperwork all done, I headed to the waiting shuttle bus
Overall: It’s a property that needs a bit of love and a facelift, but the core things are right here in terms of clean comfortable rooms, easy reach USB sockets, and power outlet. With a reliable shuttle bus service, it becomes extremely useful for San Francisco Airport. But it will need to adapt.
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