Halfway Home: Overnighting in San Francisco
Easing In at San Francisco International Airport, Gate 100B -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
iPad mini, f/2.4 at an effective 33mm — 1/730 sec, f/2.4, ISO 32 — map & image datanearby photos
Easing In
United 870 from Sydney arriving a few minutes early
at San Francisco International Airport, Gate 100B

My week of trying to return home to Kyoto, most recently covered in To No One’s Surprise, United Blames My Non-Weather Cancellations on Weather, is finally going well. I took a smooth, on-time flight on United from Cleveland to San Francisco last night, and overnighted at The Dylan at SFO...

The Dylan at SFO room 217 -- Millbrae, California, USA -- Copyright Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
iPhone 4S — map & image datanearby photos
The Dylan at SFO room 217

(The photo above is just a snap with WhatsApp on my cell phone that I sent to Fumie to let her know that I'd arrived this far safely.)

I can highly recommend The Dylan with one caveat. It's close to the airport, clean, nicely appointed for its ~$100 price, across the street from a huge grocery store (Lucky) and multiple large general/drug stores (CVS and Walgreens), with lots of dining within walking distance. The included breakfast is also pretty nice by free-breakfast standards. The staff was also friendly, and even loaned me an iPhone charging cable when I realized that I'd left all that stuff at my folks' house.

The one caveat is that road/plane noise is pretty apparent, though it didn't bother me because I leave a white noise mp3 on loop all night when I stay at a hotel.

SFO Free Wifi Hint — if you try to use the #SFO Free Wifi hotspot at the airport, if your device doesn't automatically send you to http://flysfo.com/ so that you can click the agree button to get access, you have to go there manually. My iPad and iPhone did it automatically, but I had to do it by hand with my laptop.

Finally Heading Home ( though not on this plane ) San Francisco International Airport -- San Francisco, California, USA -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
iPad mini 3.3mm f/2.4 at an effective 33mm — 1/750 sec, f/2.4, ISO 32 — map & image datanearby photos
Finally Heading Home
( though not on this plane )
San Francisco International Airport

One comment so far...

I am writing this from Suginami-ku, Tokyo. I have reached at your blog while I was searching some information about the Dylan at SFO. And what a surprise, you are living in Japan! We will be visiting San Francisco next month, and your comments about hotel helped us a lot. Thank you and enjoyed your beautiful photos especially those taken in Kyoto! I will come back to see more of your photos.

— comment by Mami Manaka on July 30th, 2017 at 4:46pm JST (3 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink
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