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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos

2.5 of 5 555 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fairfield Inn could be a great hotel, however, due to a few strange decisions it is only a "good" hotel. I arrived at Reception following a gruelling 23 hour journey, almost immediately my mood was lifted by two of the sweetest, funny, charming and professional Receptionists that i have ever met, they deserve their own show. However i was... More 

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Antonio G, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Paul P., Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Hotel and your stay experience. The Hotel will undergo a renovation within a year. Your comment on the sitting arrangement during breakfast will be solved. Being a Select Service hotel, we unfortunately do not have a restaurant on property but one is located 30 yards... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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138 reviews 138 reviews
38 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great staff. Good rooms,clean and well appointed. All that is just not a $300 value. Marriott needs to get a reality check...a good motel...but, not at a Ritz Carlton rate. Thin walls, so airport noise (San Carlos) and perhaps I-101? Nearby steak house, walking distance, is a plus, bringing up the overall score.

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San Diego, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I am a big Marriott fan, so I am always trying to bump up my points with the chain. I picked this hotel since it is freeway close and only 13 miles from Mountain View where my meetings are. With under $200 per night, this is a bargain in the area. Hotels in the Mountain View area are well over... More 

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antonio_genato, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the hotel. It is good to hear that we were able to make your stay very productive and restful. On your next visit you should try the local restaurants. Thank you. More 

Westport, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Conveniently located among the glaring lights of the highway and run way. If you don't close your darkening shades neon glare will flood your room. Basic and tired decor w/ hospital like bathroom and bare amenities. "Free breakfast" of hot drinks and junk food not worth much. Most annoying feature was the strong smell of room freshener which always begs... More 

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antonio_genato, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Whoopsy2, Thank you for the review and individual assessments about the Hotel. I will share your disparagement with the Hotel staff. thank you again. More 

Las vegas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed here while visiting family. Both stays have been very good. The location is convenient to downtown San Carlos as well as the freeway. Our room was clean, had a nice layout and comfortable bed. The complimentary breakfast was typical of this type of hotel but was of good quality. The hotel is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Property is obviously an older vintage hotel that has gone through extensive renovations. Grounds, public areas and rooms are very clean and current. Staff is extremely helpful and courteous. Breakfast area is a bit crammed, but it works. I was impressed with the pride that the management and staff has for this property. Windows in guest room fully opens which... More 

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Tigard, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a three night stay while visiting the area for a family funeral. Our room was on the third floor and very quiet...even though it faced the freeway, no noise. It was also very clean; no fuzzy thing in the wall corners of the carpet, the bathroom tile and grout were spotless. The room decor was updated and fresh.... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Average business hotel with a 10 min drive to reach Informatica Corp or Google seaport blvd, Redwood City, CA. Room ok, bath old but clean, simple breakfast included. Fair price for Bay Area between 100-200 USD. Free wifi. Bring your own bath equipment :-) No luxury but overall a place to stay for some business days.

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antonio_genato, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about the Hotel. The reviews help us improve on areas where we fall short on guest expectations. Your comments are very important. We will be renovating our bathrooms shortly. Again, thank you for sharing your experience. More 

Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel 3 times in the last year and a half whenever we are visiting family in the area. It's a no frills hotel but the rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel fills up quickly with guests. The staff is always very friedly and accomodating. Lobby was clean and tidy. Morning breakfast has several different... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Make sure you dont get a room facing the airport - can get noisy in the morning Otherwise standard Fairfield Inn hotel. Everything is decent but no charm. Good staff and service very pleasant. Only good for business - would not take family there. Good for runners - just minutes away from the bay trail.

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Address: 555 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
Location: United States > California > San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco-San Carlos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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