Trip to CHM - Hotel/Restaurant Advice

Tony Aiuto tony.aiuto at
Thu Mar 30 20:44:58 CDT 2017

You want the Hampton Inn.,-122.0791475,15.53z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1shotels+near+Mountain+View,+CA!3m4!1s0x0:0xc7d978e934c5a2ca!8m2!3d37.3988499!4d-122.0754889

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> wrote:

> On Mar 30, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Rick Bensene via cctalk wrote:
> > Hello, all,
> >
> > In mid-June, I am planning a trip to Mountain View for two days to visit
> the Computer History Museum.
> >
> > I plan on flying out of Portland early AM on June 14, checking into
> hotel, then 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
> extended period of time there.
> >
> > What I'm asking for is help/recommendations in terms of a good hotel to
> stay 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
> be best to reply to me directly rather than post responses to the list.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > -Rick
> > --
> > Rick Bensene
> > 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.
> -Cory

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