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Frank Mar 22nd, 2002 05:35 AM

Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport a dive?
It has a rate that is about 2/3 less than other 4 star hotels at the airport. Wondering why?

ttt Mar 22nd, 2002 07:35 AM


Spoilsport Mar 22nd, 2002 07:40 AM

Hope you spent those 2 hours between posts researching this site for the hotel review. Nah... I imagine you're impatient for an answer from people you don't know to do your homework for you. Otherwise I say it is a perfect place to stay. Of course, you have no idea who I am and what my tases are or if I ever really spent the night there...

Frank Mar 22nd, 2002 07:55 AM

I looked at the fodors comments but there were no ravs and rants,hotel website,couple of websites that served as a vendor for this hotel. I imagine you are cynical and kind of unhappy in general. Obsessive about travel details would have been a better guess of who I was. Having said that I too become annoyed with hotel inquiries on this forum. Still I am in need of answers here ever been to Embassy Suites? Thanks for your response.

Nina Mar 22nd, 2002 08:42 AM

The Embassy Suites are very nice. Two large rooms, like a living room and a bedroom, with microwave and refrigerator. Great for two couples or kids. They serve a free breakfast in the lobby, waffles, eggs, etc, made to order. The parking is free. I think there are two near the airport and I know that one of them for sure has no airport shuttle.

Frank Mar 22nd, 2002 08:49 AM

Thanks Nina the one I was looking at is a Mission style complex with waterfalls and parots, clear veiws of the bay and airport take offs. Does this remind you of the place you stayed. So surprised at the high prices we paid $90 last year for a Marriot inside Newark Airport. Not really looking for luxary on an over nighter but if it is special for a kid I think I might splurge.

Joanne Mar 22nd, 2002 09:12 AM

Frank: We haven't stayed at the Clarion for about 4-5 years, so obviously things could have changed. We were there overnight prior to a trip to Greece and left our car there for the duration of our trip. It was nothing special, but was great for our purposes because it is the closest to the airport hotel that does a stay/park type thing. I don't think it took the shuttle more than 5-10 minutes to get us to our airline. When you have an early morning flight this is very comforting. Also, our car was fine when we returned. Assume they have some sort of guard checking left cars periodically.<BR><BR>I don't know what your purpose for staying there is, but if it is overnight to be near the airport I think it would be fine, unless it has gone downhill since we stayed there. If it is to stay for the duration of a trip to the SF area, I wouldn't stay there as it is too far from SF, etc.<BR><BR>Hope this helps.<BR><BR>j

Frank Mar 22nd, 2002 09:32 AM

Thanks Joanne that is exactly our purpose a connecting flight to Kauai. But part of my group may decide to come earlier and see San Francisco. It is good to have an alternative budget hotel in the event that we decide against the pricer embassey.

SJK Mar 22nd, 2002 10:26 AM

I stayed at the Comfort Inn San Francisco airport (the one in Millbrae) and I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than expected for a $60 night.

Xx Mar 22nd, 2002 10:28 AM

The Westin is next door to the Clarion and is MUCH nicer. May be more expensive, though.

Frank Mar 22nd, 2002 10:54 AM

xx why do you like the Westin so much?

xx Mar 22nd, 2002 11:42 AM

Westin has nice rooms, great staff and generally more amenities. The Clarion is not bad but it's 2-star, I'd say, vs. the 3.5 star of the Westin.

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shecky Mar 22nd, 2002 02:54 PM

not worth topping

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