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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   701 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080   |  
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights during my west coast road trip, booked it after good reviews on here and crazy prices closer to downtown. So glad I did, good location, big room, giant bed, quiet, very clean and excellent price. The owner was very nice and gave good advice on getting around San Francisco, he advised getting the 292 samtrans bus that stops right outside and goes directly to downtown San Fran in approx 35 mins for $2, I did this and it was an excellent service. There is a mall a few mins away on el camino real which included a massive cinema that I used a couple of times. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for being a guest of our Hotel and for reaching out to share your experience with us. We're so happy to hear that our team and services were the highlight of your trip, and we look forward to hosting you through the duration of your travels to come. Please be sure to reach out to us the next time you're planning a San Francisco stay; we'd love the opportunity to provide you another incomparable visit. Thanks again for your time and review!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is by far the nicest "motel" I've stayed at. The owners/managers have thought about almost every detail you can think of. Thick new carpet, marble shower, nice bedding, extremely clean, CFL lighting, new technology access cards, motion sensors (I know some of these things don't matter but it's their attention to detail that is so impressive). Very clean and comfortable, good price, good location to restaurants, etc. Recommended highly!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for being our guest and for taking the time to share the simple luxuries of our Hotel. We're immensely proud of our property and our outgoing team, and we're happy to have been able to afford you with a relaxing end to your adventurous days. It would be a pleasure to host you again, and we hope that you'll reach out to us the next time you return to the area. We'd love to build more memories alongside you, and we thank you again for your wonderful review!
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We shopped around for a location close to the airport with decent prices and decent accommodations. Some silicon valley confab made rooms at our usual haunts hard to come by at anything you would call a reasonable price. I wasn't familiar with this brand and, therefore, relied on Tripadvisor comments to convince me that I wasn't going to end up in a dump. First, one has to realize that this is not a Marriott or Hilton, even though it is rated more highly than some of those. This is more like a 2-story motel. So, if a big lobby with a concierge is what you want, you will be disappointed. That said, it is a nicely-run, well-kept property that is comfortable enough for the price. The gentleman at the desk, Sam I think, was very helpful with suggestions for dining and directions to the freeway, which was pretty easy to get to considering how convoluted it was to get to the hotel from 101 North. There's parking (in a garage) for the ground floor as well as same-deck parking for the second floor, which is where we stayed. The office is very small and is also where the continental breakfast is located. We didn't use the breakfast because of our early departure, but the breakfast is a take-it-and-go setup (there's no room to sit or to congregate more than 2 or 3 people). Also, the office is not a 24 hour operation. I was advised to leave my electronic key in the room and make sure the door was shut. I was given my bill when I checked in. I would check ahead with the hotel if you're planning a late arrival. Don't expect to pop in at 2 AM and have a normal check-in. Now, about the rooms. The room was to me was good-sized with a king bed, a small sofa, coffee table, desk area, dresser drawers, flat-screen TV, micro wave and mini-fridge. There was also an iron and ironing board as well as a built-in hair dryer. The bathroom sink area was outside of the toilet shower/tub area. Everything was up-to-date. The shower was very good despite being a tub combo. The light switches are combination switch/motion activation, so they go out by themselves if you forget to turn them off. The bed was very good. I like a firm bed and this was one of those. Of the 11 hotels I stayed in this trip, this was the best bed I slept in. Wi-Fi was strong and easy to access. The only real complaint I had about the room was that the bath towels were thin and scratchy, and I couldn't get the ironing board to fold back up. As mentioned in other reviews, the room doors open to the outside, not an interior hallway. However, the room doors all face inward toward a courtyard area rather than toward the street. The door locks were modern electronic-type with dead-bolt and hasp-type locks on the inside. The area the hotel is in is more of a blue collar industrial area, not a scary area but not hotel row either. This hotel can be easy to miss if you're not paying attention. There seems to be one check-in parking stall right in front on the street, or it might be a bus stop. I wasn't sure. You can turn the corner just past the entrance and park in the garage to check in. Don't be put off by the hotel exterior, which is not fancy. Fortunately for the traveler, the modernization investment was made in the rooms. We paid $111 and change (taxes included) through booking.com. Considering the alternatives, I thought we got a good deal for that price. Not the Ritz, but a good bargain for a one-nighter near the airport.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks for being our guest and for taking the time to share your Hotel experience with us. We're happy to hear that your visit was an enjoyable one, and we appreciate your suggestions for improvement. Guest feedback like yours enables our continued growth, and we hope that you'll reach out in the future to share in this evolution. It was a pleasure to have had you as our guest; we'd love to see more of you soon!
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here for just one night after flying in from London. The hotel was very well cared for in a good location, 10 min drive from the car hire centre but within walking distance of restaurants. The room was large with a very comfortable bed and a sofa, all the amenities you could want and spotlessly clean.The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was simple but adequate. I would definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank your for your recent stay at our hotel and giving us the highest ratings. I am glad to hear that you felt our hotel to be clean and convenient. We appreciate your business and hope we can serve you again in future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed here for 1 nights prior to flying out of SFO and were very impressed with this hotel. The room was very clean, spacious and looked recently refurbished. The staff was friendly and helpful , Many nice Italian restaurants were within walking distance. Very reasonable rates and free parking were also a big plus. We recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank your for your recent stay at our hotel and giving us the highest ratings. We are glad you liked our room. We appreciate your business and hope we can see you in future.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights at the end of a road trip vacation so that we could visit San Francisco and be close to the airport for our departure.

Hotel was clean and quiet. We had covered parking garage for our car. Room had a king size bed and was well maintained. Simple breakfast in morning.Front desk manager was helpful with advice on using nearby BART station to get into the city without worrying about parking. Good Value for a near- the- airport stay.

I would recommend .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thanks for recommending us on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to know you found your room modern and comfortable, yet still affordable. That's the goal! I hope you keep us in mind the next time you're in San Francisco!
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We enjoyed our 4-night stay very much. We had a standard room with 2 queen size beds that was updated, clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and efficient. Our room had excellent wi-fi, desk with chair, microwave, hairdryer, coffee maker, fridge, and a flat screen tv. Parking was available for both the first and second floors and they do not charge you extra to park, as so many San Francisco hotels do! This hotel is an exceptional value for the San Francisco area, situated between SF Airport and downtown SF. After wondering around in the hussle and bussle of San Fran all day, it was nice to escape out of the city to return to our nice, quiet room in the evening. If we make it back to the San Francisco area, we will definately stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sam T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
We are very thankful for your wonderful comments about your recent stay at our hotel. Thank you for giving us the highest ratings. We are glad you liked our hotel. We appreciate your business and hope we can see you in future.
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Address: 701 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Location: United States > California > South San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in South San Francisco
#1 Business Hotel in South San Francisco
#2 Romantic Hotel in South San Francisco
#4 Family Hotel in South San Francisco
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - San Francisco Airport 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Airport/South San Francisco. We are conveniently located off Highway 101, only three miles north from San Francisco International Airport and eight miles from downtown San Francisco. Our hotel is a short ride from Fisherman's Wharf, Cable Car Stations, Pier 39, Presidio, Fort Mason, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Airport/South San Francisco features 23 newly renovated hotel rooms and suites with beautiful decor. Our hotel offers a free continental breakfast served daily from 7am to 10am. Our guest rooms feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, cable TVs with HBO, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, and free local calls. Free on-site parking is available. Our hotel is ideal for families, couples, and individual travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Airport/South San Francisco offers the perfect blend of bay area charm, luxury, and modern amenities. We understand that it is the little things that make your stay comfortable. At Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Airport/South San Francisco, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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