I regularly visit Sun’s big Menlo Park campus, which at the west end of the Dumbarton bridge. I’d developed the habit of staying at the W Suites in Newark, at the east end of the bridge; convenient, and the bridge commute is scenic and refreshing. No longer.
The W is kind of hip and funky, the rooms are decent, the restaurant and bar are open late, and Sun has an OK corporate rate.
It’s always irritated me that they charge me $10 for low-quality Internet access. Well, on my most recent stay, the daily charge is now $10 or so for 256K, $19 for faster “up to 2.5M” service. In the Bay Area, this seems like a sin against nature. Especially since the allegedly-faster service was pitiful, way slower than 256K; obviously all the rooms are sharing a single DSL or something equally lame.
I won’t be going back.