Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport, Burlingame
Reviews - Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport
Pretty Goodfrom Lunchbox229
Better room since I last stye therefrom JillChang
Breakfast was average. The biggest complaint was of course, parking. There is a driving range right next door, with free parking. If they don't tow the car at night (we didn't see it till the last day), it is just as convenient as hotel parking!
Good hotel, but be prepared to pay extra...from ozzie914
Close to airportfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Pleasant Hotel Experiencefrom TravelerFL
Roomy, with an upscale feelfrom lebelgo
Why do I prefer this hotel? For one, the rooms are larger, and there's a desk with plenty of workspace, as well as a couch which actually faces the TV. For $10 a night more, you can actually get a bayview room with a nice view--none of the other hotels really have rooms with nice views. This hotel definitely tops the others in its lobby/lounge area. It feels like an old English manor with its fireplace, lobby, artwork, and bar.
The other reasons I like this hotel are practical. It's quieter than most (certainly quite a bit quieter than the Hampton Inn). Also, unlike most airport hotels, the shuttle runs every 15 minutes, not every 30 minutes. The shuttle itself is also more comfortable than most. The shuttles are real busses with an aisle down the middle and forward-facing seats, rather than vans where you have to squeeze in or ride sideways.
As for breakfast, although it's not free as in the Hampton Inn, the buffet offered a great variety of hot and cold food and juices, and was reasonably priced. Even the room service was reasonably-priced--so much so that I almost ordered it (usually I find the price of room service so exhorbitant that I don't even consider it). I don't remember exactly, but I seem to remember about $13 would get one person a full American breakfast including all taxes, delivery fees, and gratuities (cheaper per person if you get two, since the delivery fee is per order not per person).
I think they've finally gotten rid of their silly parking fee, because I didn't see an attendant when I arrived, left for the airport, or came back from the airport. I did stay over New Year's Eve, so at first I thought the parking guy may have just had the night off, but he wasn't there on 1/11/06 either, so I think the hotel has wisened up and stopped doing their $13 a night charge (most of the other hotels in the area don't have such a charge).
Clean, nice, economic hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Above all, I would definitely go back. I got the room priced less than $50 from hotwire and it was well worth the money. Clean, quiet, courteous and helpful reception, and efficient room service. As agreed by other reviewers, the warm cookies when we checked in were definitely a notch, esp. at 11:00pm when SF was raining, windy, and cold (Gee, there were only 6hours drive from LA to SF, but the temperature could be as different as 15 degrees!).
We did not try the hotel restaurant as we go out during daytime. But we did see some flight crew and pilots checking in and out (I guess they find this hotel pretty comfortable too, eh?). About the "flat pillow" problem other reviewers have complained about, I think the hotel may read the comments and did put at least four pillows in my bed!
Now comes to the parking. $13/night is definitely trying to tell me they only want the passengers from flight, not a tourist driving his/her own car (like me). But I chit-chat a bit and they gave me a voucher, which saved me two nights parking (i.e. I was only charged one night parking for three days). I guess they have received a lot of parking complaints and made efforts to improve that.
I was not bothered by the light at all (some reviewers complained it is too dim). The big Christmas tree decoration is my son's favor. Hi, for $50, I guess this is the best you can get.
Downside: the view is not good even though I have some bay view (most views are blocked by the highrise on the other side of stress). I guess I was still in a mood of being at a beach resort in Monterey Peninsula (Best Western Beach Resort) :-)
Above average hotelfrom rdcjMD
Location was excellent for those wishing to rest like me. There was a trolley to pick you at the hotel and take you to downtown Burlingame and an airport shuttle to take you to the BART. Downtown San Francisco was 20 mins away. I dont mind staying here on my next visit this coming spring.
Nice viewsfrom Boeing767
What chafes me about that especially is that the "discount" rate we paid was similar to or more than what some of the other posters mention.
The views are nice, but not worth the long wait for the bus. Next time it will be the Hilton Garden Inn or Embassy Suites.
Ok place to stayfrom leungv999
One bad thing is parking at $13 USD/day. If you are willing to walk a block, there is some street parking, but you have to find a spot. I managed to find a parking spot each night and did not have to pay. This hotel is about 15 minutes on the highway to San Francisco downtown. It really isn't that bad.
Considering that I paid only $47 US/night, I thought that it was a steal to have this quality of hotel. But if I had to pay full price, I would consider other hotels in the area, that includes free parking and free breakfast. All in all, I had a good experience at the Doubletree. If I am able to obtain this same rate the next time, I would stay here again.
Top Local Tips for Burlingame
Outstanding bakery Skip any hotel breakfast and go to Copenhagen Bakery in downtown Burlingame (1226 Burlingame Ave.). Truly outstanding baked goods, pastries, rolls and decent coffees. Tastes like a true French/German bakery. Also very popular with the lunch crowd.
Stacks Restaurant Stacks is only open for breakfast and lunch. The food is consistently excellent and service as well.
Other names for Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport
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- Address: 835 Airport Blvd - Burlingame - California - 94010 - United States
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