Tag Archives: San Francisco Hotel WiFi

Recent Project: Coventry Inn San Francisco

The Coventry Inn is centrally located between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow district. The Coventry Inn offers the discriminating traveler affordable comfort and personal service in a location convenient to all parts of San Francisco.

Coventry Inn Site

San Jose Wireless Solutions

SF WiFi offers low cost wireless solutions for hotels, property managers and apartment owners who need to provide reliable and secure wireless internet access to their clients.

Our wireless customers include: Hotels, Apartments, San Francisco start ups, SMB, and of course the enterprise client.

SF WiFi offers wireless site surveys, wireless predictive surveys, wireless design, wireless installation, equipment and continued support. We also offer 24/7 guest support for our Hotel clients.

SF WiFi is a Ruckus Wireless reseller

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iPhone 5 and 5GHz

iPhone 5 will support 5GHz wifi – That has us excited.

What is 5GHz Wi-Fi?
5GHz is the “other frequency” that Wi-Fi client radios can use, besides 2.4GHz, to connect to an access point or hotspot. This will increase network user capacity and throughput. No presentation is complete without graphics:

802.11g,n has become a crowded network
5ghz more channels – capacity and speed

Recent Project: Red Cottage Inn Menlo Park

The Red Cottage Inn & Suites is conveniently located within minutes of world-renowned Stanford University and prestigious downtown Palo Alto

The Inn commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the property with signal for guest rooms, pool and common areas. Our wireless solution provides superior coverage, capacity  and ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user. SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions and has designed, installed and supports wireless in 7 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor ranked hotels.

Outdoor Seating area

Recent Project – Ocean Park Motel

The Ocean Park Motel is located in the Sunset district of San Francisco just blocks from the San Francisco Zoo and Ocean Beach.

The Ocean Park commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the property with signal for guest rooms and common areas. Our wireless solution provides superior coverage, ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user.
SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions and has designed, installed and supports wireless in 7 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor ranked hotels.

Recent Projects – Travelodge by The Bay

The Travelodge by The Bay is located just 5 blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, 2 blocks from the Cable Cars and The Crookedest Street in the World

The Travelodge commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the property with signal for guest rooms and common areas. Our wireless solution provides superior coverage, ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user. SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions and has designed, installed and supports wireless in 6 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor ranked hotels.Travelodge by the Bay

Wireless Trending

We’ve read many articles this week about wireless offloading–802.11ac, 802.11u, in general, the future of wireless. This caught us reflecting on our clients’ wireless progressions.

We have a hotel client in San Francisco supporting wireless at their 16 story/120 room property. In the past year alone we have seen their guest wireless usage increase to more than double.

In 2011 we would see stats of 20-25 users passing 8GB of data. We now see 80 concurrently connected devices, passing 25-40GB of data a day. That’s practically a four fold increase of data in just a little over a year and these numbers are consistent across all our wireless hotel clients.

Our Take on Wireless Trending:
User capacity increases: mobile device driven
Bandwidth usage increases: video driven
Cell phone offloading: hasn’t occurred too much, this is the next trend
Coverage: everywhere. WiFi is not just in the lobby anymore
User expectations: system uptime, stability, ease of use, free
Customer expectations: coverage, stability, support WMM (data voice video),
Management features: simple dashboard view of system and usage stats.

Best Western Hotel California

The Best Western Hotel California is a full-service San Francisco, California hotel ideally located within walking distance of several key area attractions including Chinatown, Union Square and the Theatre District.

The Best Western Hotel California commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the property with signal for the guest rooms, common areas and lobby. Our wireless solution provides superior coverage, ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user. SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions and has designed, installed and supports wireless in 6 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor ranked hotels.

Best Western Hotel California

 

Apartment Wireless Solutions

Wireless Networking Solutions with SF WiFi: Hotel Wireless, Apartment Wireless and Wireless Hot Spot

Services including wireless design, installation and support. A wireless network will bring customers into a place of business and may lead them to choose one place of business over another. We can provide a simple wireless solution for Hotels, Apartment Buildings, Coffee Houses, Hospitality Wireless or any other application.

We begin with a FREE wireless site survey to understand the layout and coverage specifics of your location. We will then provide you a quote for equipment and installation costs. And of course we offer support after installation is complete.

We can boast that we have installed and support wireless systems in 6 of the top 25 ranked Trip Advisor hotels. We also have several apartment wireless clients in the bay area.

We also offer Hot Spot wireless installations and support. Hot Spot Gateway devices. 24/7 Support services

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Apartment Wireless

Hospitality Wireless: SF WiFi delivers complete wireless coverage

Whether providing the traveler a comfortable room, television entertainment, or continental breakfast, our clients consider great hospitality is paramount. A recent client, The Majestic Hotel of San Francisco, offers the gracious traditions of yesteryear and today. They realized one of the essentials of the modern traveler is having seamless, reliable, and secure access to the Internet but with the present down economy the hotelier required a wireless solution which didn’t exceed their budget.

 The Majestic Hotel contacted us about installing a more powerful and efficient wireless network than their existing system. They had been using a legacy wireless solution that had many issues including proper signal coverage. As a result, guests’ computers were constantly dropping off the Internet. This was causing the hotel to lose guests and lose revenue so they contacted SF WiFi to propose a guest wireless network solution for the 33,000 square foot property and we were awarded the project.

Hotel Overview

The Hotel Majestic was constructed in 1902 and is San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating hotel. With distinctive French bay windows, Edwardian styling with vintage architectural details and adorned with French and English antiques. The Majestic not only offers guest the gracious traditions of yesteryear but also provides the guest with all the modern essentials of today.

 Hotel Specs: The property consists of 5 floors, 58 rooms, café bar and restaurant and 2 meeting rooms. Guests were complaining that the wireless coverage was limited, connections and performance was erratic. Adding additional Wi-Fi access points (APs) was not an option because there was no way to extend ethernet cabling throughout the property. The Majestic needed an innovative solution that would satisfy customers without disrupting business or breaking their capital budget.

 SF WiFi gets the call – Project Requirements:

  • Wireless coverage throughout the entire hotel
  • Minimize the number of access points
  • Minimize, mitigate RF interference
  • Install AP’s where Ethernet can’t reach
  • Centralized and simplified management
  • Reduce install times
  • Self-configuring, self-tuning adaptive wireless
  • Reliable and stable with no support calls
  • Consistent performance

Project credits:
Denise Leong – Marketing

SF WiFi solution:

To work around and to minimize the need for additional ethernet cabling we designed a wireless mesh network. Under normal circumstances ethernet cabling is required for all conventional wireless equipment. The SF WiFi design solution implements a WLAN managed mesh network to extend wireless coverage into difficult areas. This design limited the amount of cable required, reduced costs and simplified the installation.   

 

Benefits:

  • Reduced capital costs by eliminating the need to run ethernet
  • Dependable Wi-Fi signal quality
  • Single Wi-Fi solution for entire hotel
  • Mesh design simplified AP placement (product feature)
  • Automatic interference avoidance (product feature)
  • Automatic failover and resiliency (product feature)
  • Wi-Fi coverage with fewer APs (product feature)
  • Utilized Power over Ethernet
  • One third the cost of “other” wireless product solutions