I crashed at the hotel at about 10 pm the previous night and slept very well until about 5 am. I decided to get up and see what the hotel offered regarding breakfast. As a Hilton Diamond member, I should have got a $15 dining credit. There was nothing on the menu that took my… Read More A Golden Trip Part 4 – Hopping around the West Coast
My IHG status gave us the benefit of a late checkout, which was ideal as our flight home was at 1930. We took a taxi from the hotel to the nearest BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transport) near Union Square, where for $8 .50 each we were whisked to the San Francisco International airport, a half… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles finally arrives home!
Heading for San Francisco from Yosemite was a drive of about 5 hours. It was OK, but several hours out the traffic started to build up and it seems that it was a very large city, sprawling for miles. Actually it isn’t, but the surrounding areas of Oakland, San Jose etc made it seem neverending. … Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles does San Fransisco
Any holiday is likely to get expensive, especially when you are eating out all the time and doing things. But San Francisco has a number of things to keep the budget down. Cable Car Museum Whilst the cable cars themselves are expensive, at $7 per ride, the museum on Washington and Mason is free. This… Read More San Free-cheaps-co
We drove into the city and straight to the hotel, thanks to the help of the lady at the car hire place. Home for our 4 nights in San Francisco was the InterContinenal Mark Hopkins – 2 nights using the 2for1 Ambassador Certificate, 1 night using the Barclaycard free night and one on points at… Read More Only one InterContinental in San Francisco gets Top Marks
As it happens, I have taken a return transatlantic flight for the last two years and all have been First Class. Well, 2014 saw me fly on my first First using Avios and a 2for1 voucher in an open jaw LHR-IAD//JFK-LHR. Last year, I flew First from LHR-JFK on my way to Las Vegas. The… Read More How I survived a transatlatic flight – in business class
I needed a hotel for the night when we arrived into San Francisco – the plane landed after midnight UK time, and I didn’t want to be driving having got off a plane where I would have been drinking. There were several options, but I was able to pay for the hotel using points, making… Read More Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport – not pretty, but excellent.