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The Dylan at SFO
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   110 South El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94010   |  
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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The Dylan was just what we wanted: clean, comfortable, quiet and cheap. The shuttle to SFO appeared promptly for our very early flight.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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celebration, fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

A little bit above a basic Travelodge type motel. The exterior has no character and isn't welcoming but the rooms were above average for that class of motel - they were clean and bright and had excellent bedding,

A big plus is the BART station about 200 yards from the hotel entrance. R/T to the Embarcadero in SF was $8.50 and you were dropped off right before the ferry building. And you're about 1-2 miles fromBroadway in Burlingame with all its restaurants.

It is by no means luxurious but is a good value.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Syosset, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is a very pleasant surprise. The remodeled rooms look exactly like the photos (not always the case) and they are spacious and nicely decorated. It is handy to BART and Cal-tran and there are plenty of restaurants an easy walk nearby. There are also drugstores and supermarkets across the street. The shuttle to and from the airport was better than at larger chains so all in all it is a great vaue for money.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

For an overnight layover at SFO, I cannot imagine a better hotel than the Dylan.

The pillow-top beds are just as comfortable than the airport Westin where I'd stayed a few months earlie; it's literally minutes from the airport (the first stop of the shuttle bus); the staff were helpful and polite; rooms are spacious and clean; and if you have enough time to go into town, there's a BART station almost directly across the street (I'd planned to go into the city for a few hours before my early morning flight the next day, but was too tired... One way fare is, I believe, $4.25).

It's also a fantastic value, less than a third of the price of the Westin. I was very impressed and 100% satisfied.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This is a basic motel - recently changed from a Travelodge to The Dylan. Stayed twice - with a very early morning flight & very late night arrival for a long trip and cheaper than airport parking (I took BART to/from as my flights too early/late for BART schedule) - easy walk to/from BART - even with luggage. Shuttle service to airport was timely & efficient both times. Check-in was efficient & friendly staff. Room was clean & decor as expect of a basic motel. Good value for price. Breakfast starts at 6am so if very early flight - miss it. In-room coffee & safe.

Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

I came in by bus from Monterey to the SFO airport, and flew out very early the next morning, so I took the hotel shuttle both to and from the hotel. The front desk was very accommodating and got the shuttle to the airport quickly, and the 5am pickup was on time and the drivers on both were very nice.

The bed was SOOO comfortable, the room was cheerful and fairly well updated. I refer to the noise as people kept running by the door and you could hear every footbeat, and my room faced traffic. The price was good, and there was complimentary coffee and OJ in the lobby though I left too early to take advantage of the free continental breakfast. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

usually stay at the starwood and up market airport hotels - been branching out to the small ones around el camino. first time to try travelodge - i was surprised bevcause the outside at 10pm in 40 degree weather looks like a travelodge. front desk guy was more than helpful - got to print ticket and contrary to sign - no charge. he tells me there is free wifi in the "lobby" as well as in the rooms - try that westin! there is even a lift - open room and they have renovated - big flat screen, better bed than the paris westin i just stayed in - though they could use a better grade frgrance soap for washing - but it was just right! shower was a walk in glass door - countertops looked new - but the the next thing they need to do is go down 101 to ikea and get some updated stuff. the cowboy headboards must have come with the original travelodge.i think even the fan a/c was new. if they talk to the ikea people they could further the renovations and better use the space - its a big room. they serve a free euro/cont breakfast - some cold cuts, cereal, etc. didnt do it as the shuttle bus came (best western shared). oh yes - japanese and chiense rests. all around, walgreens (24hr) across the street with luckys and cvc. if you have a car or walk about 15 min you will find towards san bruno side - trader joes and safeway. favourite chiense deli is towards that way - but you have find that yourself.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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
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Address: 110 South El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94010
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Location: United States > California > Millbrae
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Millbrae
#3 Romantic Hotel in Millbrae
#4 Business Hotel in Millbrae
#5 Family Hotel in Millbrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Dylan at SFO 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family owned boutique hotel with newly remodeled guestrooms (2014) is conveniently located 1 mile from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) with free 24-hour SFO Airport shuttle bus service to and from the SFO airport. They offer free parking for your night of stay; however, no car is necessary as they are within 100 yards of the Millbrae BART (rapid transit)/Caltrain station-your gateway to San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Aside from Their superior location, there are other perks that will make your experience with them even more special. Every morning guests will enjoy a free deluxe continental breakfast featuring hard-boiled eggs, ham & cheese, tasty in-house-baked goods, freshly made granola, fresh waffles and so much more. Come back to the front desk in the afternoon to enjoy freshly baked cookies, tea and coffee. Talk to their friendly front desk staff about San Francisco tour recommendations, they are happy to assist you with planning. The Dylan is proud to offer free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, making it easy for you to catch up on work or emails. Lounge by the fountain in their relaxing Tuscan themed patio complete with comfy seating and lantern lighting. They recently completed the remodeling of their guestrooms in 2014. They took an artistic approach to their new room designs and worked with famous surrealist photographer Thomas Barbey to select each piece of his dreamy artwork to display in their guestrooms. Look closely at the art and you'll begin to recognize icons from all around the world, including San Francisco. Each room is stylized to highlight the beauty of his work. If you enjoy unwinding in front of the TV, you'll love watching HBO on the 40 inch LCD flat screen TVs that they've provided in each guestroom. Their modern all American made furniture adds a touch of sophistication to their room design and unlike most hotels, they've incorporated ample USB ports and electrical outlets into every headboard and desk as they know the importance of staying connected to loved ones and colleagues. Their stunning new bathrooms feature spacious showers with imported Spanish porcelain tile, frameless glass shower doors and relaxing rain showerheads. For over 2 decades, they have been committed to offering their guests a quality stay at an extremely competitive rate. Their excellent reviews and awards, including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, attest to this. Stay with them and see how easy and stress-free traveling can be. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Dylan At Sfo Hotel Millbrae
Travelodge Hotel Millbrae
Travel Lodge Millbrae
Travelodge Millbrae
Millbrae Travel Lodge
Millbrae Travelodge

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