LAX-SFO-MCO - redeye arrives SFO at 1 AM - connect 8AM

Old Oct 30, 17, 6:44 pm
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LAX-SFO-MCO - redeye arrives SFO at 1 AM - connect 8AM

Connect time is 7 hours

What options, if any, are there for sleeping at SFO - I will be traveling in F on VX.

I also have AmeX Platinum

I am assuming all clubs (Amex Centurion, Virigin) are closed at night
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Old Oct 30, 17, 7:14 pm
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Centurion Lounge opens at 5:00 am. It has a shower.

Sleeping in Airports
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Old Oct 30, 17, 7:21 pm
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There are "nap rooms" in FreshenUp in the Intl Terminal, but it's expensive, $120 for 8 hours btw 10p-6a. Alternately, there's nicely padded benches in baggage claim of T2 @ SFO (VX/AA terminal), so theoretically you could nap there until 5a when the Centurion opens.

I'd consider an airport hotel (offsite only, there's currently nothing onsite), but at best you'll only have around 5 hours or so to sleep...
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Old Oct 30, 17, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Centurion Lounge opens at 5:00 am. It has a shower.

Sleeping in Airports
This option doesnt sound too bad. But VX operates T2 and this lounge is in T3 i think - still not too bad.
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Old Oct 30, 17, 10:50 pm
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I'd vote for the Hyatt or the northern Doubletree. Both are recently renovated airport hotels, which were solid for me.
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Old Oct 30, 17, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ptownca View Post
I'd vote for the Hyatt or the northern Doubletree. Both are recently renovated airport hotels, which were solid for me.
There's a wide gulf between Sleeping in Airports and Sleeping at the Hyatt.

Prices vary widely depending on what's going on -- I was looking at a late arrival into SFO on January 10th, and the Hyatt was $600++ -- but even at its lowest, it's hard to find something near SFO under $100 after taxes. Given the relatively short connect time, even that might be too much to pay for (at most) 4 hours of sleep.
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Old Oct 30, 17, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mikew99 View Post
There's a wide gulf between Sleeping in Airports and Sleeping at the Hyatt.

Prices vary widely depending on what's going on -- I was looking at a late arrival into SFO on January 10th, and the Hyatt was $600++ -- but even at its lowest, it's hard to find something near SFO under $100 after taxes. Given the relatively short connect time, even that might be too much to pay for (at most) 4 hours of sleep.
Very true, but a VX F flyer should be able to handle ~ $ 200 for a decent night's sleep. I've done the same myself.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 7:57 pm
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I have the same upcoming problem. Arriving at 11:00pm from FLL, departing at 5:00am. All the big chain hotels are going for $200 and up.

Makes zero sense for me to get a hotel. I'll just occupy my time with a book and social media, then head to FreshenUp for a shower around 3 am.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 9:55 pm
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For a 5-hour airport hotel stay, sometimes Priceline is your friend.
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
For a 5-hour airport hotel stay, sometimes Priceline is your friend.
I've done the "Millwood Inn And Suites, Millbrae" on Hotels.com when all I wanted to do was sleep for a few hours. Clean, not fancy and runs ~$120.00

For me I prefer 4 hours of sleep vs no sleep in the airport.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 6:12 pm
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Priceline, Hotwire and Hotel Tonight are all your friend here.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 9:07 pm
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Anyone ever consider renting a car to sleep in?
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Old Nov 3, 17, 3:28 pm
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For me, 4 hours is moving into a "danger zone" where no sleep actually trumps sleep due to the risk of oversleeping: It's enough time to get some zzzzs...and often just enough that either I can't get proper rest or I fall too far asleep and I'm hell to wake up.
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