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Does anyone know of a hotel near SF airport (Burlingame?)
that offers free, or inexpensive, long term parking when one
spends the night there? I recall a hotel where we stayed the
night before our early flight, took their shuttle to the airport,
ten days later took their shuttle back. Very hassle free and a
pleasant way to start a vacation. (Especially now with all the
bridge renovations and time delays.)There was no charge
for the parking, other then the nightly hotel rate. Does
anyone know of hotels that do this? Or, other than calling
each hotel, how to find out which ones might offer this
The Best Western in Millbrae does this (14 free days of parking &
free airport shuttle to SFO), see:
Also I think the SFO TravelLodge does 10 free days of parking
with a stay.
We used the Best Western in Millbrae last year and really liked
it. Parking was free for two weeks, after that it was 5$/day. The
hotel has a nice restaurant and a free shuttle bus to the airport
every 30 minutes. When you get back, you call them from the
airport. By the time the shuttle brings you to the hotel, your
car is waiting for you.
We need to take a taxi to SFO at the end of August and I don't
find any recommendations for a reliable, clean taxi service from
North Berkeley/Albany. I'm travelling with my mom who uses a
walker and we'll have a lot of luggage so a van or station wagon
would be good. We've had very bad/weird experiences with the
local taxis here so would appreciate a specific recommendation.
(e.g. one guy tried to 'poach' us by listening in on some other
company's radio; another place never showed up, a third company
didn't show and then wanted us to pay them because they did come
later.) Appreciate any suggestions!
I have hired Bayporter as a private charter to get from SFO -
with many bags and arriving late at night with my family. This
means you don't have to drive around and around dropping people
off (or picking them up). Bayporter just goes from the airport
to your house and you are the only passenger. They also
obviously provide this service going in the other direction. It
is a flat cost, about $75, which may seem like a lot, but would
probably be about what a taxi would cost on the meter esp. if
the taxi is in traffic getting you to SFO. And Bayporter accepts
seasoned Bayporter user
My family and I are going to Britain for two weeks in the early
spring. has anyone had recent experience with long-term parking
at SFO, especially at one of the non-SFO lots that shuttle you
to the terminal? Security all right there? What about cost? I'm
just weighing the advantages of driving our own car versus
taking Bay Porter or whatever. Thanks for your help.
We have used Anza Parking on several occations when flying out of
SFO. They are located just south of the airport on 101.
Recently (Christmas) I think they were 9.95 with an internet
coupon. We did try a shuttle service once which was great going
to the airport but on the way back, jetlagged with 2 babies, we
waited for ages for the shuttle and were then the very last
delivery in a very full van that went all over the East Bay.
Last time we went through SFO at an ungodly hour (so there was no
public transport), we used private, off-airport, long-term
parking: http://www.skypark.com/ .
It was more convenient and cheaper (a coupon helped) than SFO's
own long-term parking. There was even free coffee and
newspapers. I cannot recommend it, however, because the shuttle
driver was simply reckless. A great pity!
We go to England with
our chilren every year to see the in-laws. As for parking - don't. Just book an air-porter. It's vastly
cheaper and much less hassle.
Have fun in Blighty!
I've parked at ParkSFO several times in the past year and
I've been pleased with them. The rate is $12/day and you
can get a coupon for one free day parking on their website
parksfo.com. The other private parking lots that I've paid for I
haven't liked as much for various reasons. However if you're
going to be gone two weeks, it would be better if you had a
friend drive you to the airport with all your stuff and take a
Regarding long-term parking at SFO. We have used the off-site
and on-site long-term parking and found them satisfactory, but
expensive. Recently a friend told me that her strategy is to
book early morning flights and stay in a hotel near the airport
the night before. Many of the hotels specializing in travelers
provide free long-term parking in their garage and a shuttle to
the airport. The cost of one room for a night (even for a family
of four) was significantly less than a week of long term parking
at SFO. Additionally, the stress of fighting traffic and
unexpected delays on the way to the airport were eliminated as
well. Something to consider! Happy travels
Two adults, three children, and one infant with enormous quantities of
luggage will need to get to SFO from Rockridge next month (and from SFO back
home again a week later) - I don't want to have to take two taxis - any
better ideas? hopefully $50-60 each way? or have a magic wand I could
Just did this with Bayporter and two adults and two kids: Kids
are $5, first adult is $24, subsequent half. See:
Getting to SFO from East Bay: We have used both Airport Connection and
under $60, they provide private door-to-door service. Make sure you tell
want your own van.
We have decided to drive to SFO and leave our car there for a
week while on vacation, for a variety of reasons. Can anyone
recommend a good parking lot, that doesn't cost *too* much? We
have our faves at Oakland, but we're not flying out of there
this time...We're members of things like AAA, Costco, etc. if
that makes a difference... Thanks in advance!
We usually go to PCA (Parking Company of America - 160 S.
Produce Ave off of South Airport Blvd.) and use our AAA card for
a discount. Also here is a website that offers discount parking
all over the US: http://www.airportdiscountparking.com
Unfortunately if you print out a coupon and use it at PCA they
will not honor an additional discount with using your AAA card
(only one discount per ticket).
Have a great trip.
We recently used SkyPark (Skypark.com) which is located just
north of SFO. What I really liked about them was that you drove
to a covered area where they helped you unload your gear right
onto a shuttle-no running to the shuttle bus stop with 4 bags,a
carseat, and toddler. On your return, you simply call when you
get your bags and they pick you up and drop you again in the
covered area where your car is waiting.
They have a good AAA discount.
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