What we are going to do from here is up in the air right now. There is some speculation about our next load to be out of Seattle, Washington but it is still just speculation.
A little about Extended Stay. We typically stay in one when we are in the Phoenix, Arizona area. There is a kitchen included in each room, along with the normal hotel amenities of a bed and bathroom.
This type of hotel is for those that will be staying longer than overnight. There are no taps on the door from Housekeeping asking if you will be staying over or leaving. If you need towels or bathroom paper during your stay you get them from the Front Desk instead of finding a Housekeeping cart and making your requests. You have to make your own bed during your stay. If it will be longer than just a couple days – say a week long stay – you can arrange to have your sheets changed every couple days.
The rooms are quieter than a typical hotel. Meaning you don’t hear your neighbor’s television, dogs barking at anyone walking the hallway, nor kids squealing and crying from a long day of travel.
Cooking will be a challenge since you are supplied with only one skillet. The stove is a two burner electric range. There are table settings for four, a few cooking implements to use in the lone skillet, cups for coffee, tumblers for water, a standard refrigerator/freezer to hold your groceries, plus a few cabinets to store your cereal and other non perishable items. The room comes equipped with a dish drainer, detergent, wash rag, and towel for cleaning up after your culinary adventure.
The rooms are in good condition. Which means there are no holes in the doors or walls, the furniture is upgraded from tired and worn to comfy and mid scale, the lamp shades are intact with no tears or burns. You pay a little more to stay at an Extended Stay but the comfort level is better than a cheap hotel.
We stay in so many hotels during our work and we have seen it all. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Staying here for a couple nights is no hardship. Thank you Tim 😀
Check in time is a strict 3:00 p.m.at this Extended Stay. Unlike regular hotels that allow you to check in after 11:00 a.m. so we had to entertain ourselves for a few hours before we could get checked in and unload our belongings.
I may be exaggerating here but it seems there is a 10 mile drive along the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf. It is probably more like five miles. All the traffic lights and slowed traffic make it seem longer than it really is.
The traffic lights were out at this intersection and was in dire need of assistance. The “Everyone for themselves” attitude of today’s drivers had to be curtailed to allow everyone else to see the sights.
The sheer number of people walking the wharf area is mind boggling.
There is an abundance of public transportation. If you can find a place to park your vehicle that is. There are “Pay for Parking” lots along the Embarcadero, parking at the curb with meters to feed, and there is parking in many level garages. You just have to drive around until you find some place to park.
Be transported by “Rickshaw”.
You can ride the Double Decker Bus to see the sights. It stops at designated areas to get on and get off. You can ride the entire route to see all the sights of the Wharf area then decide where you want to get off later.
The wharf area is just as interesting architecturally.
Then there is this view of the area. All uphill!
If you are planning to be in the San Francisco area and want to see Fisherman’s Wharf be prepared for the grid lock of traffic and the mass of bodies you will need to navigate through! Joe and I stayed in our vehicle and just travelled around to see the sights. We did not get out nor sample any of the food or drink.
Now I can say that I have been to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.