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Aloft San Francisco Airport
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Beware of parking fees! If you book through third party they charge $20 a night! Super close to airport and pet friendly which is good. Decor is cheap looking office style. If you like absolutely no soul, this is for you. Rooms are roomy though sparsely decorated. Front desk folks cheery and helpful, apologizing for parking fees and explaining directions to hidden features such as the fitness facility and the laundry room. Fitness facility is basic. Laundry available if you search for iron 6th floor. Basic needs are covered at this simple business stop over.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I wish all airport hotels could be this cool. From the "uniforms" to the bar, to the rooms and bathrooms, the music over the PA and the check-in/out desk, all exude a very hip contemporary vibe. AND it all is wrapped up with a comfortable bed. The concrete floors aren't the most quiet, but the high ceilings buffer any exuberant family group in the lobby/lounge area. The bathroom, with the Bliss amenities and coffeemaker (though I didn't use it) was quite nice.
My room did face the airport, with jets flying by. Maybe it was the earplugs or the exhaustion that I felt, but the noise wasn't a problem. The shuttle was efficient and the driver was very nice.
I'd book this hotel every time I have an early flight, or any time!

Room Tip: I think anytime you're in such close proximity to an airport, you might always hear the noise...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Aloft San Francisco Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the design and upbeat atmosphere at our hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Modern design, with comfortable rooms and a lobby designed for socializing, this hotel is a nice break from the cookie-style hotel chains found throughout the US. Short shuttle ride from the airport, I'll stay here again when I need to stay near the SFO airport.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Aloft San Francisco Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased you enjoyed the design and style of Aloft Hotels. Looking forward to welcoming you back when you need a place to stay before your flight out of SFO. Cheers!

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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

If a romance between IKEA and JetBlue spawned a hotel baby, it would be Aloft. Love the concept, love the lobby and sense of entrance, easy check-in, Bliss bath products (umm, yes please!), great room design, comp bottled water and coffee/tea in rooms. I work at an advertising agency that handles only travel/hospitality clients - and man, how I'd love to work on this one. I think they're on to something.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Cyndy12
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I'm somewhat baffled by other reviews here recommending this hotel for anything but business trips. The hotel itself is fine, the lobby is modern and has a bar but you are literally across the street from the airport runway. I had the misfortune of getting a room facing that runway and enjoying the whirring of engines in the night and morning. Perhaps that is the nature of an airport hotel, I don't stay at them often but as a gold member it disappointing to say the least. Parking can be a fiasco both in terms of entering the lot/hotels and finding a space.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great airport hotel and option if you are visiting or conducting business downtown. The hotel is walking distance to the Millbrae BART station which gives you a lower cost option for getting in to town. Hotel rooms are sparse but comfortable, in a European fashion. The lobby is set up for socializing with several sitting areas, a pool table, bar, light dining and live music during the week. Hotel staff is extremely pleasant and, more importantly, genuinely interested in addressing your needs. If you are in need of a more substantial meal there is a Westin right across the parking lot. Good choice if you're just passing through or staying for a while.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Nikki_Por, Starwood Hotels at Aloft San Francisco Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments. We're happy to hear our location to the BART station and our accommodations met your needs for your business trip. We hope to see you again the next time you're in town!

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Trendy place. Open lobby--may be a little loud for some. Good bar food and wines by the glass.. Very clean and quiet room with comfortable beds. Shuttle service easy to find at SFO and quick trip to hotel. All you need for an airport hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 401 E Millbrae Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030-3111
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Location: United States > California > Millbrae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
Price Range: $127 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft San Francisco Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only a half-mile from the airport, the Aloft San Francisco Airport hotel offers guests bright modern rooms with all the amenities including complimentary wireless internet access. Overnight parking is $23.00 Per night ... more   less 
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