It’s time for another Snapshot, looking at the hotel experience at the Crowne Plaza Burlingame, near San Francisco International Airport.
This hotel was booked on a pre-paid rate from IHG’s site. For the night, it was charged at US$88+tax and fees.
The Crowne Plaza is near the airport – with it being around a 10-minute taxi ride away. It’s accessible by car, taxi, rideshare and shuttle bus, allowing access to BART and CalTrain as needed.
I arrived just after midnight, so there were no queues to be checked in.
Along with the agreed rate, a $50 holding charge was applied to the room.
With the keycards issued, I headed to my room.
The room was at the end of one of the corridors. Dominating the room was a king-sized bed.
This had both mains power and USB-A outlets by each bedside to charge electronics.
There was a table with a TV on it, with a fridge underneath.
On the desk was a coffee maker – with IHG standardising on some sort of Keurig machine in the Americas.
To the side, there was an occasional chair, with an ottoman and table.
In the bathroom, there were bulk-style/pump action amenities for soap, shampoo and conditioner – along with a bathtub.
The room had extra pillows if needed and an ironing board and iron.
By the sink, there were additional bulk products, as well as individual hand soap.
The room faced out onto route US-101 – the perfect view of the Bay area to wake up to.
On the way out, I passed the dining options for the hotel – an on-site restaurant and a vending area near reception.
With my checkout confirmed, and no extra charges needing to be applied, I headed out to meet the Shuttle bus back to San Francisco International Airport.
The full review of the Crown Plaza Burlingame is coming soon.
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