March 2013 Trip to California: Clarion Hotel in Concord

After a day in San Francisco and dinner with our friend at a place he had suggested we drove to our next hotel, the Clarion Hotel in Concord. I had booked us a room for three nights at a pretty good rate of around $50 per night. I thought the appearance of the hotel was quite impressive considered what we paid for our stay. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: San Francisco

During our stays at the Sheraton Pleasanton and the Clarion Hotel in Concord (more on that in a later installment of this trip report) we took a few BART rides into San Francisco to explore different parts of the city. While we stayed at the Sheraton we could easily walk to the nearest BART station. From the Clarion it was a short drive to the nearest BART station.

When going into San Francisco we usually exit at Powell St Station and so we did it each time during this trip. There is the Westfield City Centre mall, the turntable of the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason cable car lines, as well as a vending booth of San Francisco’s MTA. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: Sheraton Pleasanton

After our stay at the Westin Verasa Napa we moved on to Pleasanton where we first did some shopping at the Stoneridge Mall before we checked in at the nearby Sheraton hotel. We had booked a two-night stay there and were happy to have a hotel so close to the nearest BART station. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: Napa Valley Wine Train

After our first wonderful night at the beautiful Westin Verasa Napa (I love sleeping in a Westin Heavenly Bed) we headed over the Wine Train Station and checked in for our Ambassador Tour that we had booked from home. We received our tickets and stickers that we were supposed to put on our jackets or whatever. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: Westin Verasa Napa

After checking out of the Comfort Inn Cordelia, having breakfast at the nearby Denny’s, and some shopping at the Napa Premium Outlets and a Wal-Mart we headed to the Westin Verasa Napa.

When arriving at the hotel we were greeted by bellmen and the valet parking crew. They helped us getting our luggage out of the trunk and then we headed inside where we were friendly welcomed at the check-in desk to the right. I must say that all the staff we met were very friendly. Each time we entered the hotel we were welcomed with a smile. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: Comfort Inn Cordelia

After checking out of the Red Roof Inn in Fresno and having breakfast we drove to Fairfield to check in at the Comfort Inn Cordelia. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: Red Roof Inn Fresno

After we had picked up our car at Hertz LAX we hit the road towards Fresno. On our way we stopped at a Denny’s restaurant to have some breakfast and then headed to some Wal-Mart to stock up on water, Coke Zero, and some other stuff. Then we continued on to Fresno.

Somewhen in the afternoon we arrived at the Red Roof Inn where we had a booked an overnight stay. This was some kind of an interesting property to put it this way. It was nice that it had interior corridors. I count that as a plus. Weiterlesen

March 2013 Trip to California: DoubleTree by Hilton LAX

  • Introduction
  • Flight DL 15 FRA to ATL
  • Flight DL 2255 ATL to LAX
  • DoubleTree by Hilton LAX
  • Red Roof Inn Fresno
  • Comfort Inn Cordelia
  • Westin Verasa Napa
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Sheraton Pleasanton
  • Clarion Hotel in Concord
  • Sleep Inn & Suites in Bakersfield
  • Super 8 LAX
  • Flight DL 1754 LAX to ATL
  • Hampton Inn ATL
  • Flight DL 14 ATL to FRA

March 2013 Trip to California: DL 15 FRA to ATL

  • Introduction
  • Flight DL 15 FRA to ATL
  • Flight DL 2255 ATL to LAX
  • DoubleTree by Hilton LAX
  • Red Roof Inn Fresno
  • Comfort Inn Cordelia
  • Westin Verasa Napa
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Sheraton Pleasanton
  • Clarion Hotel in Concord
  • Sleep Inn & Suites in Bakersfield
  • Super 8 LAX
  • Flight DL 1754 LAX to ATL
  • Hampton Inn ATL
  • Flight DL 14 ATL to FRA