Note, I am rating this hotel based on its status as a business traveler sort of economical hotel...it is not a luxury spot and I didn't expect it to be. If you want luxury and you hotel experience to be a significant part of your vacation, this is probably not the spot for you. I needed a home base to relax in, but close enough to do some activities in the city.
Finding a reasonably priced hotel near the SF area in the summer vacation travel time is...difficult. And by reasonable, I mean under $150, without being in a slightly sketchy part of the bay area. Finding one with a pool, even tougher. Finding one that accepts dogs without costing an arm and a leg, and has a pool...well you get the picture.
Red Roof Inn SFO...you fit the bill perfectly.
Very clean room, and free parking. Take note that a hotel about a mile away charges $20 per night for parking, on top of a room fee that was similar. Didn't have any problems finding a spot.
The room wasn't huge, but spacious enough with a good size desk, lots of outlets (hurrah silicon valley hotels for us geeky people with too many tech devices), a king sized bed, a nice big flat screen tv (two hbo channels), and a bathroom with tub/shower. There isn't really carpet, but a hardwood-ish floor instead. The tub itself was a tad older, but it was clean, and all the other bathroom fixtures functioned well.
Lobby has 24 hour coffee available. Had to call down for a late check out as well as an extra toothbrush, and staff was friendly/helpful both times.
Partner used the pool, and said it was fine (though not huge, definitely clean and very sufficient).
The room was facing the pool, and so didn't have any problems with noise.
What I really liked about this place was the cleanliness and updated rooms combined with the proximity to the Bay Trail. This is a walking/bike path that was pretty much at the edge of both sides of the parking lot. One end takes you along a slough which parallels hwy 101, and the other directly along the Bay where you can watch the airplanes land. Nice flat area to stroll in.
Also, it's within a mile, I discovered, of downtown Burlingame which seems to have a plethora of eating options (standard american fare and ethnic options too...oh and blue line pizza!!). 20 minutes or so to Golden Gate Park (depending on traffic). Very convenient to everything.
I will very definitely be back when staying in the area.
The one, very small thing that was a bit odd...the room window did not open. The ac/heating unit does have a fan option to draw in outside air, but the weather in Burlingame is so lovely, being able to open a window for fresh air might be nice. But it was all fine. Figured I would just note in case it was a make or break for people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Red Roof PLUS+. Adding more WOW to your stay! Discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms and our most requested higher-end amenities. A completely remodeled and upgraded stay. Red Roof PLUS+ San Francisco Airport is pet friendly, family friendly and just minutes to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Conveniently accessible through BART to all that San Francisco has to offer including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and downtown San Francisco. When you check into the Red Roof PLUS+ San Francisco Airport, check out the fantastic new amenities in our newly renovated NextGen (R) design rooms! This Red Roof PLUS+ hotel also features Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! The rooms at this 100% Smoke-Free hotel feature new, comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta, plush high-end bedding, new modern design flooring, comfortable new seating and a large, flat-screen TV, in room safes and microwave & refrigerator. This Red Roof PLUS+ also offers free WiFi, room service from 5-10pm, an outdoor seasonal heated pool, business center kiosk, coin laundry, an ATM, a fitness center (located across the street). Bus and Truck parking is subject to availability per contract with our sales office only and Park N Fly rates are available through 1-800-Red-Roof or at the Front Desk. Guest parking is available for $10 a night, no oversized vehicle parking available. Experience our complimentary coffeehouse-style coffee and tea in the lobby. Leaving early or arriving late we have a 24-hour on site restaurant ready to serve you. One well behaved family pet is welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport Hotel Burlingame
- Red Roof Inns Burlingame
- Red Roof Inn Burlingame