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User currently offlineCaptainstorck From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

What hotel should I stay at in San Francisco with the best spotting view of the airport?

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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

The closest is the Westin. There are several along Bayshore. The Hyatt has nice views from the upper floors but not for spotting. I wouldn't say anyone of them are good for spotting, too far away and too much heat haze. Here was the view from our room on the 8th floor I think, I don't remember. Looking towards the San Meteo Bridge and Coyote Point.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/Fiveholer/IMG_8627.jpg

Danny

[Edited 2006-08-03 06:02:23]


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User currently offlineCaptainstorck From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Thank you for the help-

Andrew


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

For a cheap, if strange, hotel for spotting, you could go to the Clarion, and ask for the room 2145 (I think). It has some OK views, nothing too good, but it's cheap, not too bad, the beds are comfy, and you're close to the threshold!

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Here's a zoomed out view of the sights. It's OK. (I know these pics are crap, I was just taking "snaps.")


My gf and I went there in May and it was nice. The place was quiet, if designed like the Pentagon, has a nice little outdoor area, and we got the pools all to ourselves for 2 hours past the "pool closing time." (That's important if you're on a romantic trip! All alone in hot tubs and whatnot. It was the primary reason we chose it over other, better hotels.)

Parking is $10, but you can get a room for $89. Rooms are comfy, the beds were the best I'd ever slept on in a hotel (much better than the Hilton in Sac.!), and it's a great place to be alone. The hotel was the most surreal experience I ever had, and I'd never trade my time there for any other.  Smile

On the downside, T1 is an extra $10. We got distracted and forgot about the lappy anyway.

Last note-food spots are right down the little road, and range from Sizzler to more expensive food, including a nice little bayside shop. (Forget the name.) There is "The Market," with wine over the bridge, and it has an N in Out buger by it.

Hope this helps! (Also, walk all along Bayside park for some good spotting, bring a big lens, and talk to the people. I've met the nicest DL pilots there. (Every time I've gone!)

Contact/use forum if you want more info!

Have fun,
Lucas


User currently offlineCaptainStorck From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Thank you both very much, I had an excellent time out on the bay watching planes come in, including a China Airlines B744 which I was tracking from BNA of all places (anyone know why that may have been?)

User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting CaptainStorck (Reply 4):
Thank you both very much, I had an excellent time out on the bay watching planes come in, including a China Airlines B744 which I was tracking from BNA of all places (

Welcome, and glad you had fun...as to coming from BNA, who knows? *Sigh...*you'd think they would not get lost with modern technology and all.


User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 5):
Welcome, and glad you had fun...as to coming from BNA, who knows?

Normal occurance. Check it out.

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...0(Metropolitan)%20(BNA%20/%20KBNA)

Danny

[Edited 2006-08-05 15:10:58]


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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

The answer to my Question was Fiveholer!

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 6):
Quoting Halcyon (Reply 5):
Welcome, and glad you had fun...as to coming from BNA, who knows?

Normal occurance. Check it out.

I didn't catch the cargo part, so this makes a lot more sense! Thanks!

Luke

(Oh, and unlike most on here, I'm not route savvy! I guess I'm a heathen. Oh well-o.)


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

I was at SFO in March and stayed at the Argent in downtown. Lovely hotel and very central. Better to be away from the airport i think.

Chris



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User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
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Quoting CaptainStorck (Reply 4):
Thank you both very much, I had an excellent time out on the bay watching planes come in, including a China Airlines B744 which I was tracking from BNA of all places (anyone know why that may have been?)

This a daily occurrence here (except Tuesday) has been for about 4 or 5 years. It comes in full every time.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 8):
I was at SFO in March and stayed at the Argent in downtown. Lovely hotel and very central. Better to be away from the airport i think.

Doesn't really help him when he's wanting to stay near the airport does it?

Just done a quick google, don't know if this is much help...

http://sanfrancisco.airporthotelguide.com/airporthotels.html

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
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Rumor has it that chewing tobacco from China is a lot cheaper and in such demand in Nashville that they fill 747 freighters with it almost daily. We know that there are no shoes on the shipments because half the guys in Nashville don't wear any.

Just kidding, of course. Most people know that the flights exist to keep Dell's assembly plant at BNA supplied with "just in time" shipments of computer parts and accessories.

Don



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