When I go to San Francisco, I stay usually around the airport and one of my favorite hotels here is the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Just a few minutes away from the airport and it can be reached by car without even going on the busy 101 Freeway.
This hotel just underwent an extensive remodeling phase for a few month. That’s also why I haven’t put a review up yet about this place. Finally, the main indoor atrium is open again and can be enjoyed by you. It’s really a one of a kind experience to have such a big open indoor area. The downside of this is, that they have indoor facing rooms, which don’t offer a really good view. From all the outside facing rooms, the once with a view of the bay are actually the best. You can watch the planes come into land at SFO.
The prices here can vary quite a bit and especially if there is any kind of convention going on in the area or at the hotel itself. A friend of mine visited the Supernatural Convention here last year in December.
When you stop at the main entrance, the valet will keep the keys to your car until you finished checking in. This is because it gets crowded here sometimes with shuttles and cars arriving all at the same time. In that case, they can move your car if they have to.
My check in experience here was always great. Most of the time I am the only one checking in or only have one person ahead of me. During the check-in process, I also had them add the self-parking fee to my hotel bill and got the keycard to enter and exit the nearby garage.
If you have luggage in your car, you should unload it now or get help from a Bellman with your luggage. The reason for this is the parking garage. The garage connects to the Atrium level of the hotel and also has an elevator. However, you have to step down a few stairs to get on the actual bridge connecting the parking garage with the hotel. I don’t get why they are not putting a ramp here at least for half of the width of the stairs. Of course, it would be best to replace the few steps completely with a ramp. That would allow hotel guests to unload their luggage in the parking garage and bring it over to the hotel.
My room was on the top floor, the same floor on which the Regency Club is located and even a small gym. There is a bigger one downstairs, next to the pool. More about that later.