Best Place to Park Downtown - 2001
It's not easy to admit you actually like a parking garage in San Francisco, but, well, you've got to commit to something. And as parking goes, the Sutter-Stockton Garage does a nice job. For starters, it never seems to fill up. Really. Even on a busy weekend afternoon, when you have to wind all the way to the top, there's generally a parking spot somewhere. No need to pony up for the cranky, impatient valet parkers who have seemingly invaded much of the competition. The building also has two sets of elevators -- one for each end of the garage -- so you don't have to hike a mile toting packages. The garage even has bathrooms. You'll find pay stations at both the Stockton and Sutter Street entrances, and real people on the Stockton Street side to help things move faster. Somehow, in the midst of a chaotic downtown, the Sutter-Stockton Garage manages to flow smoothly. And, frankly, anything that runs smoothly in downtown San Francisco deserves reward.