For an airport hotel, you can't get much better than this European country-style property with unsurpassed bay views. In the entrance hall, guests play chess or read before the crackling fireplace as the effusive staff welcomes new arrivals. The homey guest rooms have flowered bedspreads, poster beds, and heavy wooden furnishings, but the selling point is the bay-front address, promising views out of the double-paned windows. Young and old stand in awe photographing planes that pass close by (in a strangely quiet way) on their way to land.
1550 Bayshore Hwy., Burlingame, California, 94010, USA