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San Francisco's Inn at Oyster Point Renovates to Lure the Stylish Business
Traveler as the Areas First Designer Airport Hotel

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 11, 2010 - Step aside, notoriously utilitarian airport hotels. The bar has just been raised. The Inn at Oyster Point near San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers waterfront accommodation in a resort-like setting with a beach, and, if you arrive by bay, a slip in the marina out front to park your boat. As if that weren't enough to stand out from the run-of-the-mill airport hotels in the area, the Inn just completed a stunning renovation, transforming itself into a uniquely stylish accommodation complete with designer interiors and original art that seems like it should be anywhere but near a major airport.

"We want to attract a younger, frequent business traveler who enjoys staying in a hotel with a sense of style and personality, as well as a complete array of business services," said Kristen Phillips, Director of Operations for Waterford Hotels and Inns, the management company for the Inn. "We wanted this hotel to be tasteful yet modern, elegant but with many surprises, like the unusual art collection."

As South San Francisco's most recent hotel remodel, the 20-year-old Inn at Oyster Point began its bold facelift in early 2010. The 30-room hotel was made over by the Andrew Alford Design Studio, and inspired by the most famous interior designer of the 1940-'50s, Dorothy Draper. "I wanted to turn the hotel into a jewel box work of art," said Alford, a well-known San Francisco-based designer of luxury hospitality properties, including  Kimpton's Hotel Monaco San Francisco's Spa Equilibrium, the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland's Jack London Square, and Eden, a new restaurant in Miami."At Oyster Point, I muted the provocative design in the guestrooms and expanded it in the public spaces," he said. From the quirky, conversation-starting art to the leopard print chairs, the hotel carries out Dorothy Draper's philosophy to "always put in one controversial item - it makes people talk."

                The Boardroom                                             SouthHarbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

All 30 oversized guest rooms (22 queens, 6 kings, 2 double-queens) at The Inn at Oyster Point feature unexpected extras few airport hotels offer:
  • Charming view of the bay and marina from a bay window                               
  • Fireplace
  • Two prints plus additional art
  • Oversized work desk and separate, comfortable seating area
  • Fresh, expanded, complimentary continental room-service breakfast
  • Large bathroom with spa robes and eco-friendly PAYA amenities
  • Keurig single-cup brew makers
  •  iHome unit with iPod docking station
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • MiniBar
Additionally, guests of The Inn at Oyster Point may enjoy these unusual amenities:
  • Few small hotels boast their own full-service restaurant, but The Inn's SouthHarbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is open for lunch and dinner weekdays, dinner on Saturdays and brunch on Sundays. Serving fresh, California-style cuisine.
  • The bar hosts a lively happy hour weekdays 2:30 to 6:00 pm with amazing prices: Beers from $1.75, cocktails from $2.50.
  • Neighboring airport hotels share a shuttle, but The Inn at Oyster Point has its own. Complimentary use of the Inn's shuttle, which takes guests to and from SFO ten minutes away 7am to 10 pm approximately every quarter hour. Shuttle service to BART or CalTrain three miles away upon request or to local companies and South San Francisco Conference Center when available.
  • Park & Fly Package: With an overnight stay, guests can leave their car parked at the inn for up to two weeks for free.
  • Use of the public hiking path, the San Francisco Bay Trail, that follows the shoreline from Brisbane south past the Inn at Oyster Point to the airport.
  • 24-hour business center with free printing.
  • Free and plentiful parking.
  • By fall 2011, there will be ferry service from the Oyster Point marina adjacent to the hotel to the East Bay (Jack London Square in Oakland).
  • The Inn's location affords easy access to the sights and activities in downtown San Francisco and the Peninsula, as well as SFO.

The Inn at Oyster Point also attracts small meetings to its elegant Boardroom that seats 12, chic living-room lounge known as The Hamilton Room, which is perfect for informal get-togethers and receptions, and the hotel’s SouthHarbor Restaurant, where guests may enjoy outdoor deck dining.

The Inn at Oyster Point, owned by Oyster Point Lodging, LLC, is located at 425 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080. Tel: 650.737.7633. Fax: 650.737.0795 For more information, please contact us at


Amy Logan
Burditch Marketing Communications
(415) 874-9696



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