You want the Hampton Inn.
It is walking distance to the light rail station and Castro street.
Mountain View is pretty much a cultural wasteland. If you don't have a car,
the only walkable places to eat are off Castro. You could even walk to the
CHM - it might even be quicker than car given MTV traffic.
The rail from SF airport is surprisingly slow. San Jose may be a better
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 6:19 PM, Cory Heisterkamp via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Rick Bensene via cctalk wrote:
In mid-June, I am planning a trip to Mountain View for two days to visit
Computer History Museum.
I plan on flying out of Portland early AM on June 14, checking into
heading straight to the museum for the day.
I will go back to the hotel for the evening, and
return to the museum on
the 15th, and stay into early afternoon, and then check out
of the hotel
and head to the airport to return home.
I haven't been to CHM before, and am looking forward to spending an
period of time there.
What I'm asking for is help/recommendations in terms of a good hotel to
at that is relatively close to the museum. I don't want to be in a
luxury hotel, nor do I want to be in a dive.
I'd also like to be in a place that has a
restaurant relatively close by
(preferably within walking distance) that I could
get some decent meals
(breakfast/dinner) while I'm there.
Unless this is a topic of general interest to the group, it'd probably
to reply to me directly rather than post responses to the list.
The Old Calculator Museum
I'd also be interested in any recommendations, so might as well list-post,
it'll be of value to a couple of us.
Last I was there was this time of year in 2014 and I really should get
back (spent the entire day there and never saw it all). Having IHG points
to use, I found a Holiday Inn Express in Belmont that didn't charge an arm
and a leg (14 miles from CHM) that was clean and comfortable and I found it
an easy walk to several restaurants. One bit of advice, some of the live
exhibits, like the 1401 demo, only run on certain days, so check the CHM
calendar in advance if there's something you absolutely want to see live.