San Francisco

May 1st, 2011 § 0 comments

We had an start to the day, we checked out of the hotel at 7.30 am and went to our usual breakfast restaurant, Ihop. They serve a 2 egg, hash brown, toast and fruit for 7.69 and it’s quite good, however the coffee is ordinary. We have to go to either Starbucks or the Coffee bean for a reasonable coffee. We also had to fill the car up with petrol and it runs at $3.80 per gallon (approx 83c a litre).

We arrived back at the car rental returns at the airport and everything from there was a breeze. We had to pay our $25 for each check-in bag, and our flight to San Francisco was without any delay or issue. Picking up our rental car wasn’t any issue, but the staff are constantly trying to encourage you to upgrade and take all the added extras, but the only extra that is advisable is the insurance. You don’t want to be liable if you damage the car.

We entered the address in the GPS and found the hotel easily.

We caught the cable car to Union Square and the amount of people shopping on a Saturday was unbelievable. We are told the economy is not doing so good, but it’s hard to believe with the amount of people shopping.

Everything you read on the travel guides is avoid Fisherman’s Wharf as it’s tacky, expensive and over rated, but we didn’t take their advice and stayed at the Hyatt. Valet parking is $45 per night and you can park a block away for $35, however we were lucky to have this included in our room rate. The rooms at the Hyatt are spacious and modern, but unlike most other hotels, WiFi is not included and you need to pay $9.95 per night.

Dinner was at one of the restaurants on the wharf, but the quality was ordinary as was the service.

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