Getting hit with sky-high airport parking fees can cause severe turbulence, especially if you are a budget-conscious traveler. Fortunately, you can avoid being ripped off before taking off from San Francisco International Airport. Several area hotels offer overnight deals with free parking that costs far less than you’d pay stowing your wheels at SFO’s long-term parking facility.
Close and Cost-Effective
Capitalize on convenience by staying and parking at the closest chain hotels to SFO. Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites San Francisco Airport is located 1.5 miles north of SFO and features a money-saving package that includes up to 10 days of free parking in the hotel’s lot, overnight lodging and free airport shuttle service. The Holiday Inn San Francisco International Airport sits just over a mile away from SFO. Its “Park Stay and Go” package provides overnight accommodations, 14 days of free parking at the hotel and complimentary ground transportation to and from the airport. You may pay for additional days of parking; however, you are limited to one vehicle per room.
More Bang for Your Buck
Book the “Park and Fly” deal at Comfort Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North and you’ll score a litany of perks for a single price. The package includes overnight lodging for two, deluxe continental breakfast, access to the business center, high-speed Internet service and up to 14 days of free parking in the hotel’s lot. The year-round promotion also includes shuttle service from the hotel to SFO and back. Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn’s “Park Sleep & Fly” offer is another multi-perk deal. It bundles a well-appointed room, 24-hour airport shuttle service, departure breakfast/snack and 14 days of free parking in the hotel’s open-air lot. If your trip exceeds two weeks, you may keep your vehicle in the lot and pay a nominal fee for each additional day of parking.
If you fear your wheels will be exposed to inclement weather, birds and potential thieves during your getaway, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport has you covered. As part of its “Park Stay ‘n Fly” package, you can park your vehicle in the hotel’s roofed lot for a maximum of 10 days at no charge with an overnight stay. Additional days can be added for a fee, up to 20 days per package. A hotel valet will stow your car and retrieve it upon your return. Added protection for your vehicle is also available at Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport. Its “Park Stay and Go” deal provides 14 days of free parking in a secured underground lot, free airport shuttle service and hot breakfast when you spend the night.
Make the change from chain to charm by staying at one of San Francisco’s cozy boutique hotels. The Inn at Oyster Point overlooks sprawling San Francisco Bay from Oyster Point Marina, but is still less than 3 miles from SFO. Choose the property’s “Park & Fly” package and you’ll receive 14 days of free on-site parking, overnight lodging in one of 30 water-view suites with fireplace, room service breakfast and 24-hour airport shuttle service. The Dylan Hotel offers similar amenities with its “Park, Stay and Travel” package. Spend the night at the 58-room, family-owned property and you can park your vehicle for up to 10 days at no charge. Deluxe continental breakfast, rides to and from the airport and the option to purchase additional days of parking are also included when booking the package deal.