We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good for an airport layover, otherwise nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South

Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Burlingame
Thornton, Colorado
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good for an airport layover, otherwise nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

This hotel is fine for an airport layover. The rooms are clean and look recently renovated, but the dark hallways and elevators could use some updating. The front desk personnel were very friendly and helpful, especially at check-in. The hotel is located right on the bay, close to SFO and offers free shuttle service to the airport. There is one restaurant/bar (Max's) on the hotel property and there is a Sizzler about half a mile north on Old Bayshore Hwy that you can walk to, but otherwise there's not much else around. You could also hop on the hotel shuttle bus, which stops at the Vagabond Hotel, where there is an Elephant Bar and El Torito Mexican restaurant.

My room was large and clean. LCD TV, microwave and refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi were nice extras. The room furnishings could use a little updating, but otherwise no complaints. The bathroom was a little small, but very clean and nicely appointed with granite countertops, curved shower curtain, lots of towels and good lighting. Bed was comfortable with nice quality linens and a duvet cover (no bedspread, a huge plus in my book). I slept fine here, however there was lots of noise from the hallway doors slamming (you think hotels would have found a solution for this by now) and I could hear the people next door taking showers and flushing the toilets.

Overall, a decent stay. Just another average, clean and comfortable Holiday Inn at a fair price.

Tip: Have time to spare and no car? Take the free airport shuttle to the airport and take BART (the subway) into downtown. Ask the front desk for information, they were really friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

278 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    67
    99
    53
    32
    27
See reviews for
66
60
27
72
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Antioch, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

This hotel is a good alternative to staying in downtown San Francisco if you're only planning on doing day trips around the city. We stayed here because we had friends from out of town that were visiting and didn't want to drive back to the suburbs after spending the day doing touristy stuff in the city.

The hotel was easy to get to, it's just right off the freeway. It was clean, quiet, and had a microwave and a refrigerator, which was just perfect for us. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Since we got in very late, I asked for a late checkout and they gave me until 2PM. The breakfast was a plus. They had more offerings than the usual continental breakfast being served by other budget hotels.

I only have 2 negative comments:
One, I didn't know they only had the heater on so I woke up sweating in the early hours of the morning. I opened the windows all the way but still it took a while for the cold air to cool off the room. Good thing we were on the third floor. Also, since I opened the windows, the noise from the freeway could now be heard from the room.

Two, the elevator was so slow. Going up the stairs is faster

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Outer Banks, NC
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
103 hotel reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Close to airport so a little noisy but also good for early flights. Has shuttle service, early start to their breakfast, free parking. Easy access to Rt 101 so can get around to area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Bad Experience with Unfriendly, Unprofessional Staffs.

I was not able to get the room that I reserved. They changed the room twice and I still didn't get the right one. The staffs are unprofessional and unfriendly. I am Holiday Inn frequent quest, but will never stay in this hotel. I recommend everyone to stay at Holiday Inn Express SF Airport North, which is 10 times better in service.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

My priorities in choosing a hotel are price, cleanliness and comfort. The Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South met and exceeded my expectations!

The bed and bedding are exceptionally comfortable, large refrigerator and microwave, variety of breakfast food choices and courteous staff all at a very reasonable price.

I will definitely stay here again as well as recommend this property to others looking for a great place to stay by the bay and conveniently located next to SFO Airport.

Thank you!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sdodaro, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, February 10, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the property. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and will recommend the hotel. We strive to provide a great value for all our guests and it appears we achieved this with your stay. Thanks again and hope to see you in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
California foothills
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

This hotel is one of which gives special low rate parking for airline travelers. We had a very early departure from SFO and a late evening return, so we stayed here both before and after our trip. The shuttle from to and from the airport starts at 4:15 and runs frequently.

The hotel staff was very courteous. The breakfast buffet included eggs and other hot items. We will stay here again the next time we need to leave from SFO.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The primary reason I gave this hotel a good rating was due to the staff. Being novices at traveling on public transportation in a big city, the staff helped us tremendously. Lilia (I think?) at the front desk was WONDERFUL! She gave us specific instructions on how to get to our destinations via BART and trolleys. She also gave us a great recommendation for a resturant. Easy access to the freeway to get to the airport. Rooms were as promised. No frills here, but an enjoyable stay.

Note: this hotel also has plentiful FREE parking (hard to find in San Fran)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South

Address: 1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Burlingame
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Burlingame
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Francisco Airport South, a San Francisco Airport hotel, is centrally located to all the Bay area attractions in beautiful Burlingame, CA. It is just a short ride from our hotel to The Golden Gate Bridge, China Town, and Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel features views of the San Francisco Bay and double-paned windows for a quiet stay. Find complete relaxation at this intimate hotel with just the right location, services and amenities to suit the most discriminating client. The hotel offers 146 spacious guest rooms and suites. Begin each day with our deluxe Hot Express Start Breakfast at this contemporary hotel located just 5 minutes from the airport. Enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour business center, free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves & refrigerators in each guest room, complimentary parking, and complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from San Francisco International Airport. Ask about one of our special packages like our Park, Stay, & Go Package. Don't forget to try Max's Bar and Grill adjacent to the hotel, a Bay Area favorite. Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, comfortable and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, IHG, Orbitz, Priceline, Tingo, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South Hotel Burlingame
Holiday Inn Express Burlingame
Holiday Inn Burlingame

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.