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User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5958 times:

Hi guys. Just wondering if anyone can tell me the name of a good hotel where you can plane spot at SFO. I'll be going there for a conference soon and have to overnight at SFO for an early flight back to LAX then Melb.

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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

I haven't stayed there, but the Marriott looks like it might be about the best. With the right room, you should be able to see aircraft on approach or the ramp. There are several other large hotels on the bay south of the airport that look like they'd have good views of the approach as well.

I have stayed at the Best Western Grosnevor. From my room, I could see aircraft departing on the 1s, but they were distant. Binoculars helped.

David / MRY

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5897 times:

Anywhere along Airport Blvd. in Burlingame.

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User currently offlineLImamura From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

The marriott SFO will give you excellent view of the landing runway. This runway is also used for the international heavy flights for take-off. This hotel will mostly let you see the airplane landing.

The Westin SFO will also give you an excellent view of the runways too. It is the closest hotel to the actual runways. From your hotel room you will be able to see the two runways used mainly for take-off for the domestic flights. You will also be able to see the other two runways, which are used for landings in the distance.

If I were to stay at one of the hotels, I probably would stay at the Marriott just because it is a hotel that has more floors and gives great unobstructed views. Plus it is connected to a park that is very popular for plane spotting.
At around midnight & 1am you will be able to see CX, CI, BR, SQ, etc, all taking off for Asia.
Make sure you get a room on the east side of the hotel.  Smile


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

I stayed at the Westin. Its brilliant for watching the domestic flights take off as they are basically right in front of you, but it blocks out part of the landing/international runways, not much though. Marriott or Westin


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5831 times:

Thanks, guys. Will book either the westin or marriot. Would rather go westin, as i'm a starwood member but i'm more interested in seeing the long hauls, so i might just book the marriot instead as it seems to have better views?

Long Haul is the only way to go
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