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Inn at Oyster Point
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080   |  
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is a find! My husband and I were looking for a new airport hotel based upon some recent less than desirable experiences at another park and fly hotel we have used for years. Based upon reviews, we decided to jump ship and are so glad we did. The hotel is very unique, the view of the bay is wonderful, and the added touches are indicative of a higher price range. We loved the individual coffee maker, breakfast brought to the room on time, and the very nice and friendly staff. The airport transport was timely as well. We had dinner in the hotel and the food was fresh and tasty as if they were hoping you would return! A very good value and the parking after the two weeks was more cost effective than other park and fly hotels. Thanks for making our stay so nice Oyster Point!!!

Room Tip: I do not know if there is a bad room here. So quiet! We were on the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here during a short visit to San Francisco. We were upgraded to a room with a king bed and windows on three sides. We used the fireplace every night and morning. Breakfast delivered to the room was a nice touch and it was great to eat watching the morning light over the bay next to the fire. The bathroom was clean and up to date, and it's quiet at night--you might hear an occasional aircraft. It took us about 45 minutes to drive into downtown San Francisco most mornings. Our only real disappointment was with the hotel restaurant. Their staff is friendly and the food was delivered quickly, but was quite average (we had the cod). We ended up paying more for this meal than any other we had in San Francisco, and it was the least memorable food of all. I'd recommend going into Millbrae and having a meal at Ben Tre or some other place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ashington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed just one night as we did on previous trips. We use the overnight stay to reduce the effect of jet lag after the flight from UK. The location is superb, near the airport but not noisy, and next to one of the Bay's many yacht marinas. It is in what appears to be a park, surrounded by neatly manicured lawns criss crossed with paths, a favourite haunt of local dog walkers and joggers.

Our bay window overlooked the yacht marina giving us a splendid and uplifting first morning. We had breakfast in the room, admiring the view as we ate our delicious continental pastries and fruit.

On previous stays we enjoyed delicious evening meals, but the restaurant has been converted into a piano bar, the meals having been reduced to an adjunct to the entertainment with a consequent reduction in quality. If you feel a need to eat there, then have the pasta. The restaurant experience limited my rating to four stars, as otherwise it would have archived five.

The staff are efficient and friendly, the rooms are very large and light. The decor is tasteful and the bed was huge (6 feet King sized). Parking is directly outside the entrance and ramp accessed, very useful when pulling large suitcases about.

We have used this place before and will certainly do so again.

  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Although the Inn is a rather modest accommodation choice it has attributes which are sometimes missing from other hotels: 'location, location, location' and 'great service'. The view from each of its rooms is simply gorgeous. We loved eating a delicious continental breakfast in our room's nook while enjoying the view and watching early morning walkers stroll along the boardwalk. On a beautiful sunny day (which was everyday during our stay) the sailboats docked in the marina are particularly colourful. The service we received from the Inn's reception personnel and dining room staff was quite friendly, kind and we appreciated their helpful suggestions. Complimentary rides to the Bart were also a pleasant surprise.

However I do think there are areas which could benefit from improvement: the dining room menu is somewhat limited and we were surprised to discover that, with the possible exception of a beef dip, they didn't serve sandwiches of any kind. When one prefers or needs a light meal this can be problematic. The food was average overall. Our bed was really quite comfortable and we appreciated the warmth of new duvets when we discovered our room had a gas fireplace as its only heat source. Because the fireplace didn't provide adequate heat for our winter visit, we also requested a portable heater. This was promptly attended to by the housekeeping staff. However although we found it a little chilly I don't think this would pose a problem during the spring through fall months. The room itself was quite comfortable although we were rather disappointed with some of the art work. These were a rather confusing mix of eclectic images which we thought didn't contribute to the overall ambiance of the setting. But ... a minor point at best. We do concede that everyone's taste is different. The bathroom had lovely accessories and bathrobes were also provided.

Overall we were delighted with the Inn at Oyster Point and would love to return again. Recommended.

Room Tip: Request a second or third floor corner room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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London
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at the Inn for four nights in March after leaving Yosemite. The contrast between the snowy mountains and sunny seaside could not have been greater! The rooms are nicely appointed with particularly nice bathrooms, and ours looked out onto the marina and small beach. The staff were professional and very helpful, particularly in remaining patient with my daily need for a cab down to the class I was attending. We particularly appreciated having breakfast delivered to our room each morning, which just seemed to make the rest of the day much easier (less to organise, I suppose).

Take advantage of the location and go for a sunrise or sunset walk around the point!

My only slight negative was the pillows, which were a little firm for my taste.

Room Tip: Ask for a bay or marina view room
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Avon, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We rolled in after midnight and had to split by 7 am to catch a flight. It was enough time to come to appreciate this gem. The staff were low key but friendly, kind, and responsive. The room was reasonably priced and overlooked a beautiful view of the marina. Comfy, big bed, big clean room. Quiet. We fell asleep with the gas fireplace going and woke up to breakfast (included, delivered to the room, with delicious fresh fruit). The room had a couple chairs and small table and we ate breakfast and watched a small cat romp on the grounds. I had to look up the brands of the bathroom accessories because they were so hipster slick. The artwork was witty and memorable. They give hotel art a good name. Rare indeed. And we got perfect directions to SFO--4 minutes away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed here for four nights on the first leg of our 3-week stay in the U.S. We were rather jet-lagged on our first night so, after a short nap, we ate at the hotel restaurant, which was lovely (if a little pricey, but that's San Francisco!) and seems to have a loyal local following. The hotel staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The lobby area is eclectic (as are the rooms), colourful and cosy with a fireplace & comfy seating. The rooms were wonderful, extremely comfy beds nice clean bouncy carpets that seemed new, toasty fireplace, T.V & good clothes storage. The bathroom was spacious & clean with lovely bathrobes and products. Our room also had a nice seating area with a table by the window that looked out onto the marina area; we had breakfast in our room looking out of the window every morning (we saw a hummingbird!). Breakfast was lovely and fresh consisting of good coffee, bagels & Phille, fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice... Fab! I absolutely loved the boutique feel of this hotel and would most definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Although our rooms were on the ground floor they were lovely and felt extrmely safe with lovely view...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 425 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Location: United States > California > South San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in South San Francisco
#1 Family Hotel in South San Francisco
#2 Business Hotel in South San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Oyster Point 3*
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