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Courtyard San Mateo Foster City
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Foster City
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 16, 2005

just stayed at this hotel hours ago. I am a silver elite member of the marriott reward program and had requested foam pillows instead of feather, early check in and room with chair and ottoman.

Called hotel requested availability of my room...front desk cleark said: 3 pm without checking a ---- thing. I requested and spoke to manager reminding them about how to take care of guests. Room was ready right away thanks to manager...so DEMAND the manager if you don't get what you want right away.

Went to room...found out there is only ONE elevator in the whole hotel and it was a LONG walk to my room. Terrible set up if you travel with senior citizens or wheelchair.

Room was nicely done in the renovated blue carpet and floral bedspread of the new hotels.

Chair did not have an ottoman and I had to call for it...20 minutes.

Pillows were not right...half an hour

Screen on window broken....fixed upon my schedule.

courtyard very pretty trees.

be careful, but this hotel is ok...try the pasta pomodoro for food


Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed June 27, 2005

We stayed here for 4 nights in June with a large family group in town for a wedding. We had a suite: 2 queen beds in a separate room, twin couch pull out, small fridge and microwave. The room was very clean and looked out over the interior courtyard, which was a great place for our large group to congregate. We called to ask for extra pillows and towels and they arrived promptly. The hotel is in a good location with a Costco across the street, a shopping center (Target, etc) an easy 2 minute drive away, a Safeway grocery store and drug store 1 block away, and numerous restaurants less than a 5 minute drive. Getting to the hotel is very easy as they are a block away from the exit/onramp from 92 - but they do need a bigger sign as it wasn't easy to spot - its a small sign about the size and at the height of an exit sign at your local McDonalds. Pool was great - but the pool floor is very slippery! The Hot Breakfast was above average - the crowd can get fairly large on weekends so get there early or prepare to wait for everything to be restocked.

Hotel staff is for the most part very friendly and helpful. There are a few who work the front desk that are worthless - if you happen to get one of these and don't like the customer service you receive, just ask for the manager or move on to one of the others working the front desk and you'll be fine. Our group had to do this on a couple of occasions and were very satisfied with the response. Avoid the local pizza place they recommend - pizza was undercooked and runny - Dominos, on the other hand, was there in 20 minutes. The front desk has a list of local restaurants with directions. We tried the Fish Market (very good) and hit B street in San Mateo (off of 3rd from 101, 5 minute drive) - definitely recommend doing this for great Italian, Taquerias, and other small ethnic restaurants - park in one of public ramps a block away and just walk down the street. Great atmosphere!

This hotel was a good base for us as we hit all the sites in the bay area and surrounding area: 45 min - 1 hr from downtown SF (pier 39 etc), Stanford, Muir Woods, Thomas Fogarty Winery, 2 hrs to Monteray aquarium. We would definitely stay here again!

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Elmhurst, New York
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Reviewed January 19, 2004

After returning from Asia at 8AM, they checked me in right away. The room was very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visting the Bay Area with a car.

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Property: Courtyard San Mateo Foster City
Address: 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-1634 (Formerly Courtyard by Marriott Foster City San Francisco Bay Area)
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Location: United States > California > Foster City
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Foster City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Mateo Foster City 3*
Number of rooms: 147
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