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“All this and a kitchen too?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“All this and a kitchen too?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We needed a hotel close to the airport for an early flight. Normally, we stay in South San Francisco but this time we had a rental car from Payless which is in Buirlingame, so we looked for something closer.

$150 and we got a comfortable king bed with great pillows. It was quiet and had a view of the latinos living in the apartment next door.

But the best part was the *complete* kitchen - stove with oven, microwave, full size fridge and... a dishwasher! Really!

The Trader Joe was just down the street. We got chicken enchiladas, drinks, salads and sandwiches for the flight. Back to the apartment, er hotel, heated the enchiladas, had dinner, some wine and had a comfy night. The complimentary shuttle got us to the airport the next morning and the next thing I knew, we were home.

Yay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room off the road. Better the view of the apartments than the sounds of the road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have chosen this LQ hotel as it offered still reasonable room rates even in the peak season in July. Room rates in SF downtown were $250+ which was ridiculous expensive. The property offers a parking garage free of charge! The hotel is just 10 minutes away from SFO airport and the rental car return center but you do not hear any air traffic. On El Camino Real street all major breakfast and fast food chains are located as well as a shopping Mall. For us it was a great base for our trips to the Silicon Valley as well as to SF downtown and Muir Woods in the north. Trips to SF downtown take about 30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Avoid US101 during rush hours in the morning and in the evening. Take the El Camino Real instead which is running north/south in parallel to US101 and enter US101 when the traffic becomes less heavy.

If you need to fuel your rental car before returning it, do it on El Camino Real as the gas prices are lower than on the last gas station before the rental car center. To get to the rental car center you do not need to use the US101. Just use El Camino Real and take San Bruno Avenue eastwards. Make a right on McDonnell Road and follow the signs to the rental car return center.

If you are going SF downtown check the internet for the lowest parking garage rate in the area you want to visit. Public parking is available in SF downtown but there is a small chance only to find a free parking space.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Happy Valley, Oregon, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

For a mid price hotel; the accomodations are better than average, clean, nice amenities and usually a good continental breakfast.
I hate to do reviews where they say I have to enter a minimum number of characters. Just be glad I contributed my time and take what the hell I give you.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We really liked the hotel, the service was great, the room big and We loved the kitchen! A couple of things weren't right (tv control didn't work) and one of the lamps either.
and the continental breakfast was great, lots of choices very clean and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lumberton, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just recently took a trip to San Francisco from New Jersey and stayed here. Upon our arrival we met Tatiana who was very helpful, got us checked in promptly and was a pleasure to talk to. The next day we had a problem with the air conditioning and the quickly moved us to another room. We met another woman Sandra who was responsible for preparing the breakfasts and maintaining the breakfast room. We spoke several mornings and she was also so very pleasant. We would like to mention Sarah who also worked at the front desk and was very helpful with information on the BART system and trains running to San Francisco.She also gave us a lot of information on the cable cars and trollies once we got to the city. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and breakfast is good. If we travel to the San Francisco area again we will definitely stay here.

Room Tip: We had a room with a kitchen.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Newly renovated rooms with a small kitchenette lends itself to a longer stay. Quiet location even with airport proximity. Free underground parking. Direct outdoor access to center courtyard with pool and work out pavillion. Adequate breakfast.

Room Tip: We liked our ground floor location.
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Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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98 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Downsides:
- Thin walls and doors to the next room in your room--meaning you get to hear everything that's happening in your neighbour's room.
- Bathroom's in need of renovation.
- Breakfast is a very basic continental one (mostly breads).
- Absolutely terrifying shuttle service. The shuttle service to the airport is shared with other hotels and the driver must have been running late as we sped our way to and through the airport at very unsafe speeds.

Upsides:
- Probably thee nicest, friendliest, happiest front desk clerks I've ever met!
- Location is great if you're picking a place out of the city to cut costs or to be near to the airport for an early morning flight (I was both)--it's walking distance to the train, so downtown is a short walk and a train ride away!

Though the service and price were great, the poor sleeping quality as a result of the thin wall and/or doors has meant that I've advised colleagues travelling to the area to avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West
Address: 1390 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030
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Location: United States > California > Millbrae
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Millbrae
#3 Family Hotel in Millbrae
#5 Romantic Hotel in Millbrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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