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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)   |  
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Modesto, California
1 review
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“Clean, Helpful, and a Great Breakfast!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when staying at this hotel to visit family. The accommodations were clean and the service was very helpful. One of the things we were especially impressed with was the breakfast that was included with our stay! This was no "coffee and pastry" breakfast, but one that offered pancakes, pastries, omelets (moist and with diced ham and cheese), yogurt, bagels, french toast, cereal, and more!! There was also an abundance of coffee, both decaf and regular along with assorted flavors of creamer. Since we stayed 2 nights, we noticed that the offerings even changed over the 2 mornings for even more variety! Their breakfast room was welcoming and was a great way to start our day. :) We'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

I've stayed here several times for business. It is always clean, the staff is very friendly, and the location is convenient.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed here en route from picking up a westie to visit Yosemite. Excellent service, super clean and comfy with surprise amenities (Peanut Butter Cups and Cookies and bottled water) that went over with the kids in our party. The best breakfast in any express hotel I have ever stayed in. Excellent Value.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redwood City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

My family stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The reservation was made through Orbitz and we were not giving the choice of what kind of room we preferred. We were put into a room with a King Sized Bed when we really needed two Queen sized beds. Our choice of room could not be made on Orbitz but the reservation was made and technically could not be changed.
Edgar Sandoval, the hotel manager, listened to us and understood our dilemma. We were very pleased that he put us into the kind of room we wanted.
The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. We slept great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. Parking was plentiful and easy. USA Today newspapers were provided. Close to downtown activities, restaurants and movies.
Thank you for helping to make our visit enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, NV
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Stayed here for two nights while visiting Stanford University. Hotel is average no real complaints other than the $$ for what you get. Hotel is right on El Camino Real which is extremely busy at times. Our rooms were far enough off the street so noise wasn't an issue. Front office was extremely nice and helpful. They were able to give us connecting rooms the second night of our stay like we were initially told we would have when we booked? Rooms were clean and comfortable with some wear and room for improvements. Breakfast was super lots of choices pretty impressed.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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El Dorado Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

We've stayed twice and thought the service, cleanliness and room quality was a great value for the price. Our last visit was particularly noteworthy because of Melinda's friendliness and willingness to go above and beyond. She checked us in on 12/18 and out on 12/19. She offered me her umbrella when I went out for coffee and offered to go back to the kitchen to find a cookie when we arrived 10 minutes early. It's nice to interact with staff who like their jobs. The hotel is on a busy street, but very quiet.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

We have a wonderful stay; the room was well-appointed and housekeeping service was terrific. Even though located on busy El Camino, our room was very quiet. I thoroughly enjoyed use the in-suite spa tub (twice a day!) and enjoyed the convenience of the breakfast room each morning. Also appreciated the in-room refrigerator and microwave. Most impressed with the managment and staff - I was sad to discover I left 3 valuable necklaces behind, and was impressed with the hotel's cooperation and assistance in returning them to me! Thank you!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (Formerly Executive Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Redwood City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Redwood City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Redwood City/Menlo Park, California! We are located on the south side of Redwood City on El Camino Real (CA 82), within minutes of the quaint town of Atherton, Menlo Park, and the Stanford University. Our accommodations are perfect for business and leisure travelers, equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, two line telephones with voice mail, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, hairdryer, lighted make-up mirrors, iron and board. We also feature televisions equipped with 70 channels, HBO, DVD/VCR players. All king rooms come with a sofa sleeper. At the end of the day, enjoy an invigorating workout in our fitness center and relax in our Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. In the morning you will wake up to an inviting Express Start complimentary hot breakfast at the breakfast bar, featuring our famous cinnamon rolls and SMART Roast Coffee. Our friendly staff is ready to welcome you and make you feel right at home. Discover all that downtown Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto have to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Redwood City. We are close to the Stanford University and Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and the Sequoia Hospital. We are strategically accessible to the Silicon Valley. We are also close to the corporate offices/buildings of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Microsoft, OmniCell, Google, Verisign, Synopsis, Verisign, NASA. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel Redwood City
Holiday Inn Redwood City
Redwood City Holiday Inn

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