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“A great hotel very close to SFO” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South

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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
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“A great hotel very close to SFO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This hotel is on the bay and just a short drive from the airport. The staff is very friendly, the building is in nice shape and there is plenty of free parking. The breakfast area is extremely small for the size of this building.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Rosebowl94991112,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting a good review for our hotel. We are happy that you had a good overall stay with us and that you receive good customer service. We are all very proud of each of our staff for they all strive to make our guests stay a comfortable and relaxing one. Should you be back to our location, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. We hope to see you again in the future.

Regards,
Mary
Guest Services Manager
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Honestly I'd be closer to 3 1/2 stars than 4 1/2, but Tripadvisor jumps from calls 3 stars "Average" and 4 stars "Very Good" - this place was good, not great. We stayed here at the end of our vacation because it was close to San Francisco airport and we were headed home the next morning.

I would say the staff was very pleasant and helpful. The pool wasn't useful because it wasnt heated and the temps were in the 60s. The breakfast was very crowded. It was above average, with some hot choices. The hotel was crowded, so thats good for the owners! The room actually was pretty nice, the best thing about the property. It was quite clean, had everything you might want, the beds were comfortable and the shampoos and items were better than expected. Our room facing the bay was very quiet and I appreciated the ample free parking.

The property isn't much to look at - theres a nice shiny 10 story Hyatt just down the road, this one is just three floors and looks older - but they are doing a good job with this hotel. For the money, I thought the Holiday Inn Express was a good choice.

Room Tip: I think the rooms facing the bay were quieter as the others probably picked up highway noise.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear matrepok,

Thank you very much for choosing us over other hotels in the area. Your comments are very much appreciated, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post a review for our property. We are glad to know that we were able to meet your standards and expectations. Should you have any questions or need to make a future reservation, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than glad to help you. We hope to see you again soon!!!

Regards,
Mary
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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I don't give five just because the hotel isn't new but i respect the effort that was made renovating the rooms. All the workers were very nice, i had a little problem with the room and it was rapidly solved. Thank you, it was nice staying by you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Pibus G,

Thank you very much for staying with us, we really appreciate that you chose us amongst other hotels in San Francisco. We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude for taking the time out of your schedule to post a review for our hotel. We are very glad that you liked our newly-renovated rooms as much as we do. Your comments are truly important to us. Should you be back to our location, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. We hope to see you again in the future.

Regards,
Mary
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As usual, holiday inn hotel will not disappoint though it was an express branch. Wonderful service, simple but filling breakfast and a beautiful lake besides the hotel offered a peaceful retreat and short stay just near the airport, though furniture in hotel rm looked abit tired

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear JasonHanis,

We would like to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your most recent San Francisco trip and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post a review for our property. We are vey happy to know that you had a good overall stay with us. Should you be back to our location, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than glad to assist you. See you again soon!!!

Regards,
Mary
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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Pros: Nice hotel that is easy to get on 101 going north. Lots of plugs in the room. I mean there is absolutely *no shortage* of plugs for people/families that need to charge phones, tablets, computers, etc. There are plugs on either side of the headboards on each bed as well as other places around the room.

The cons: the walls are thin. Got to hear some gal use her vibrator (ok, I'm assuming gal and I am assuming it was a vibe) one night and the next night we got to hear someone on the other side throwing up at 2:15 in the AM. The room is also small for a family of four.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Five_Aces_Tx,

Thank you very much for staying with us and for posting a review for our hotel. We are glad that you liked our newly-renovated rooms most especially the electrical outlets. We love it as well!!! With our technology nowadays, we definitely need more outlets. We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest apology for the inconvenience we had caused you. Our guest room's wall are all concrete. Again, we are sorry about the inconvenience, however, if you may give us a call at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com, so we can get more details regarding your stay and prevent this to happen again in the future. We look forward to your response. Thank you once again.

Regards,
Mary
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California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice place to reenergize after a long flight. Good location for a nice drink, especially when the World Cup is on. The proximity to the Conference center was wonderful, next door. The wedding at the South San Francisco Convention center was loke nothing I had ever experience. What a wonderful trip, party and stay over.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear CaliforniaWellness,

We would like to thank you for staying with us and for posting a good review for our hotel. We are happy to know that we were able to make your stay an enjoyable and relaxing one. Should you be back to the beautiful city of San Francisco, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than glad to assist you. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you once again in the future.

Regards,
Mary
Guest Services Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Booked this hotel so we would be the airport for an early morning flight. Room was very comfortable and surprisingly quiet for the proximity to the airport. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice area with maps and information about local attractions.

Stayed June 2014
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Mary D, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear reinag59,

We would like to thank you for staying with us and for posting a very nice review for our property. We are very happy to know that we were able to meet your standards and expectations and that you enjoyed our newly-renovated rooms. Your comfort and satisfaction is always our top priority. Should you be back to our location, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-347-2381 or email us at reservations@hiesfosouth.com and we will be more than glad to assist you. We hope to see you again in the future.

Regards,
Mary
Guest Services Manager
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Address: 1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
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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*
Number of rooms: 146
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 
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