Thanks to a client of mine, I headed out to San Francisco for a two day meeting and training and took my honey with me. I decided to tack on a few extra days to visit The Golden Gate City before heading back to New York because that’s what a Virgin Traveler does. I can’t quite say that I left my heart in San Francisco (sorry Tony Bennett), but I had a nice time. I only had a couple of days to visit and didn’t get to do everything I wanted to do, but it was still fun and I can add another city to my list.
For my meeting, I stayed at the W in San Francisco. Full disclosure that the client paid for my first three nights at the hotel. I paid for the fourth at the client’s corporate rate. Regardless, I would give this hotel five stars. First, I love the contemporary feel of the whole thing — from the lobby to the rooms. The room was extremely clean and comfortable.
Here is a peek inside my room:
I liked it.
We didn’t eat at the hotel so I can’t vouch for the food, but the staff was nice and helpful, especially making recommendations about where I should go eat. They also are pet friendly and one of the nights we were there they hosted a doggie YAPPY hour — ridiculously cute! Check it out — go to this tweet for an adorable video!
— Sneakers the Corgi (@SneakersCorgi) July 9, 2016
This hotel is located in the downtown San Francisco area, which was perfect because my client was right around the corner. After my training was over, I relocated to another part of San Francisco to stay for a couple of days at the San Remo Hotel, which is completely different from the W.
What did I accomplish:
I took a cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge (saw a whale and a sea lion!).
Went to the San Francisco Dungeon!
Went to Fisherman’s Wharf!
Went on my first war ship!
Went on my first mighty fine ship! (more on that later!)
Went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Went to the Jewish Contemporary Museum and saw an exhibit on Stanley Kubrick!
Went to the Walt Disney Family Museum!
I’ll break it all down in future posts.