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Holiday Inn Express

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1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This property is near many tech companies in the Silicon Valley area so hotel prices are much higher than anticipated. I have stayed in this Holiday Inn multiple times -- and while there isn't much within walking distance, it has almost everything you need onsite for a comfortable stay for a very affordable price. Rooms are clean and basic but... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the least expensive and the nicest of the 3 in the area in which we stayed. Convenient layout, clean as a whistle, very nice breakfast, friendly service. I also had a package delivered to my room via robot (see hotel photos), which was impressive and just plain old fun. I was unable to use the laundry because the... More 

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Thank lulululu35
HIXStanford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hello lulululu35, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express-Redwood City Central. We are so glad that our hotel service was just what you needed during your time in the area. We hope to see you again soon! More 

San Francisco, CA
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159 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pity about all the noise. I would have loved this hotel if only I could have slept. Beautiful room, must be recently renovated. Very clean room and bathroom. The check in person and check out person were very nice. There is a free parking garage at the hotel. That's the good. Here is the problem: STREET noise. The hotel is... More 

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Thank ElizabethStreetMoM
HIXStanford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Dear ElizabethStreetMoM, We were so happy to have you stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Redwood City, CA! Please accept our deepest apologies on regards to your unsatisfactory stay with us recently. Our property is located on a main road, and some of our rooms will be quieter than others. We did have you on our less... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a meeting early morning in Menlo Park. The hotel is a great value and perfect location. Close to airport and also to Menlo park. The room was large with a very comfortable bed. The management cares at this location, evidenced by a manager written note left on my bed and cleanliness throughout the parking structure and hotel. I... More 

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Thank Ethan W
HIXStanford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hello Ethan W, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express-Redwood City. We are pleased to hear that our location was exactly where you needed to be, close and convenient to work and the airport. Management strives to create a family-like environment for all of our guests and we appreciate you taking notice.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Having stayed at many Holiday Inn Expresses I was expecting this location to be the same as past experiences... clean, reasonably comfortable, dated and/or average - which is exactly what the exterior portrays as you arrive. Inside is a different story - not sure if the update is new but it definitely exceeded expectations! As did the personal touches from... More 

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Thank YYZ_Voyager
HIXStanford, Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hello YYZ_Voyager, Thank you for your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Redwood City, CA. It was a really pleasure having you visit us! We are so glad to hear that, even though our property may look dated from the outside at first glance, we were able to knock your socks off :) Hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great customer service and breakfast (specially the cinnamon rolls). Also, I liked the robot they have to send you stuff to your room- innovative and fun! The area of the hotel was ok, we were able to walk safely, and public transportation is at easy access

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Thank Liz H
HIXStanford, Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Dear Liz H, Thanks for your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Redwood City, CA! We are very happy that you liked our cinnamon rolls :) and our little delivery robot, Relay. Our property does sit right on a main street (the El Camino Real runs from San Jose to San Francisco) but rest assured that it... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The stay was much better than what we expected for a Holiday Inn hotel. The room was large, super clean, and confortable. Their bed was one of the most comfortable ones that I've slept on! The complimentary breakfast was decent and very convenient. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

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Thank David L
HIXStanford, Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hi David L, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in Redwood City, CA. We are so glad that we were able to go above your expectations and really provide you with excellent customer service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! :) More 

Taiwan
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Modern Style Guestroom, High-end TV, comfortable bed, and the most deluxe breakfast I had ever had, you can add caramel, Hazelnut, or French vanilla syrup to your coffee, and there are yogurt, fresh fruits, scramble eggs, hot dogs, ham, etc, The hotel is not far away from Palo Alto and Sanford shopping center, You can take ECR bus to Palo... More 

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Thank CraigWang
HIXStanford, Front Desk Staff at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Dear CraigWang, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express--Redwood City, CA! We are very glad to hear that your trip went well and that we were able to exceed your expectations with our newly renovated guest rooms and our delicious Express Smart Breakfast Bar. The entire staff at the HIE-RWC do our best to... More 

Tucson, AZ
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a relatively inexpensive property located in a very pricey region that seems to do everything pretty well. It's smack on El Camino Real, with good access to Stanford and Palo Alto. Despite its proximity to the street, the rooms are pretty quiet. The rooms are also laid out thoughtfully, with plenty of lighting and outlets for electronics, even... More 

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Thank JHarris48
HIXStanford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hi JHarris48, We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay here with us at the Holiday Inn Express-Redwood City. Also thank you for taking the time to rate your stay with us, it is feedback like yours that allows our service level to continually rise. We look forward to having you again soon! More 

Modesto, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I had paid for my hotel reservation months before we stayed there. Also requested a room for 4 adults. When we arrived I was asked for another credit card on which a charge of $100 would be applied. I asked why this was necessary when the room had already been paid in full. The clerk told me it was for... More 

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Thank JudieMT
HIXStanford, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express, responded to this review

Hello JudieMT, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express- Redwood City Central. We apologize that your stay wasn't everything you expected it to be. Unfortunately, when booking with a 3rd party website like Hotwire or Hotels.com, it doesn't always give the guest an option to book a specific room type. In these cases, the... More 

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