Welcome to Creative Holidays Concierge. Each week we’ll be introducing you to a talented concierge from one of our hotel partners. Enjoy their insights into the world of hotels and their expert tips for the must see and do activities in their hotel, city or destination.
Meet Dale Humphrey, Concierge at the Handlery Union Square Hotel.
Dale has lived in San Francisco for over thirty years and has been with the Handlery Hotel for nearly half that time. He says that just one visit to beautiful San Francisco will start a lifelong love affair with his favourite city!
One of my favourite things about the hotel is:
I am treated like family and encouraged to treat our guests the same.
One of the things I love most about my job is:
I am able to meet and help people from literally, all over the world.
One of my favourite memories as a concierge is:
A guest told me that I made her trip!
The question I’m most regularly asked is:
Anything about Alcatraz. And if you are planning a visit, book ahead, as it sells out.
The most common item people leave behind at the hotel is:
Socks and phone chargers!
One of the strangest questions I’ve ever been asked is:
“How will I know when I get to the ocean?”
The activity/attraction/tour I encourage all our guests to do while here is:
See the city from the water. The views from a bay cruise or the ferry to Sausalito are spectacular; the ferry ride was voted number one in the world.
Don’t leave without eating or drinking:
Sourdough bread. San Francisco is also a center for artisan chocolates, and of course wine. The city is also becoming a center for small batch brews.
On my days off you would find me:
Walking my dogs in one of the many surprising natural areas of San Francisco and up and down the coast.
I recommend that keen shoppers visit:
The Mission District has great shops and fun restaurants, cafes, and nightlife. You can enjoy both ‘old school’ taquerias and shops along with cutting edge, even freaky stores.
Have you visited San Francisco? What are your travel tips?
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