A quick question: I'm planning to take BART in from SFO in week's time to get to the Donatello. I've taken BART before from SFO and it was fine, so no worries there.
Should my flight be significantly delayed, however, I might consider grabbing a taxi or a shuttle instead. I have an aversion to taxis after too many rather unpleasant trips in various cities around the world (including my own, where taxi drivers are pretty awful and the taxis are old and crummy), so I wonder what taxi rides in general are like in San Francisco? Can I expect the kind of horror trips I've experienced in other places (e.g., crazy fast drivers yakking on cell phones the whole way as I've experienced in Ottawa and Montreal, or argumentative nasty ones as I've seen in Vancouver)? Or, is there a decent standard of driver/vehicle/service, as in London where the black cabs are wonderful?
When I know I will need a taxi for sure from an airport, I often now just book a towncar despite the extra cost as the drivers and cars are more professional.