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“A nice, comfortable, friendly motel.” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063-3601   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Redwood City
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“A nice, comfortable, friendly motel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

When I describe this motel (as that's what it is, pure and simple) to freinds, I put quotes around the "Executive Suites" part of its name. What it is, as I said, is a motel. It's clean, the rooms are spacious (if a bit worn at the edges), and the staff (manager Ethiopian, rest of staff Hispanic) are extremely friendly and helpful. The beds are very comfortable (although we didn't open the "hide-a-bed") and the decor simple but tasteful. All the amenities (microwave, fridge, phone, TV, WiFi, ethernet) worked well, there are free toiletries (the usual soap and shampoo in the room, toothpaste, razors, etc., for the asking), and the free coffee and bottled water in the room are nice. In the building is an inexpensive coin-op laundry and a compact but well-found workout room. The free "continental breakfast" is minimal (dry cereal, instant oatmeal, sweet rolls, coffee, tea, bagles, English muffins--no fresh fruit or juice) but quite palatable.

The location is convenient to Stanford University, Menlo College, and Silicon Valley. Though less than half a block from one of the peninsula's main thoroughfares (El Camino Real), we could hear very little nighttime traffic noise. There's adequate parking, and a bus line right on El Camino that provides quick access to the CalTrain interurban rail system. If you're a walker or jogger, you'll like being right across the highway from one of America's most attractive and tony neighborhoods (Atherton). In the other direction, and in and around the motel, itself, you'll find ample opportunity to brush up your Spanish.

Considering the location, I would have deemed this motel a comfortably good buy at around $65 a night. Our stay, at AARP discounts, averaged close to $100 per night (rates change depending on the day of the week--weekends, in keeping with the "Exective Suites" appellation, are cheaper and midweek days the most expensive). That said, we'd probably stay here again if we had a particular reason, as we did this time, to be in this specific location.

  • Liked — Friendly staff; large, comfortable, clean, well-furnished rooms
  • Disliked — Somwhat overpriced (IMHO), room in need of a few minor repairs, mediocre breakfast
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2006

Forget about breaksfast if you show up after 7:30. Well, at least forget about the pastries which were snatched up and not replenished, even when asked to do so. "Sorry. They're gone," was the reply from the desk clerk. Add to that rather loud highway noise and an impossibly low toilet (16"--OK for a young child) and you have a few legitimate gripes. But the room is well furnished with microwave and mini-fridge and the lighting is good. I'm not quite sure "suites" accurately describes the motel, but the rooms are large enough (ours was supposed to be an oversized king room). K&L Liquors and John Bentley's are only two and four blocks away respectively, so the location is very good. Sadly, the day workers are still around in front but they in no way intimidate.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — service, small potty, highway noise
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2005

THe hotel is under renovation, so there is some contruction noise during the day. The staff was very nice. However, there were about 50 day laborers standing in front of the hotel all day. It was very intimidating especially for my wife and daughter. We were stared at whenever we entered the hotel, although nothing happened. Would not recommend it till the City solves this problem.

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Address: 25 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063-3601
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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 Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Redwood City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Executive Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Best Western Redwood City
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