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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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“QUALITY, VALUE, LOCATION”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Above expected quality for the facilities and rooms in comparision of the cost of stay. In San Francisco would expect to cost more. Air port, good locally owned restaurants, shopping centers and major mall.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We've stayed at El Rancho Inn in Millbrae a few times in the last few years especially in winter when there is rain or fog and have an early flight and when we are going to be away for two weeks. Anza Parking used to be $9 or $10 a day but now even with a AAA discount it is $12 a day plus tax. So when you need to leave a car El Rancho is really the way to go as we drive from the valley about 80 miles away. There are other advantages also that make it attractive. Not only can you leave your car for 14 days free but they offer "more than continental" breakfast of muffins, pastries, little warm up ham and cheese puffs, bagels, cereals, instant oatmeal, fruits, juices, hot beverags etc. And there are servers who are helpful. And if you arrive early enough in the evening they have a restaurant. Free shuttle to and pick up from the airport. Leave the driving to them!! They have a parking system that works and they deliver you right to your car. Plus the beds were comfortable and the room pleasant. We paid about $149 plus tax for all.

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Jamestown, New York, USA
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I had a good stay here. With just one little problem.. There was a laundry delivery for another room that came to mine but the front desk took care of it immediately.

The Terrace Cafe has excellent food and GREAT beer with a nice quiet atmosphere. Service is a little rough however.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Stockton, California
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Needed a place to leave the car during our 2 week trip OR hire a car round trip. Decided to give El Rancho a try. Everything went smoothly from check-In to shuttle pick up at the room. Oh, and there was even a breakfast included.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is an excellent hotel if you are flying out of SFO: the free shuttle to the terminals is super convenient. The rooms are large and well equipped: the usual, very comfortable BW Plus standard level we have learned to appreciate during our recent trip to the US. The restaurant is however very disappointing: the food is nothing more than OK, the dining room smells funny and the atmosphere is gloomy. The management should really do something to fix this, especially since this is in strong contrast with the way they describe the restaurant on their website.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed here in early November 2012 for one night to catch our flight out of SFO and paid about $120 for one night. I have given this hotel 3 stars because as a hotel it is old and a bit run down. Our room had a strong musty smell and even though it was clean, it just didn't quite have that feel that would want you to come back and stay again. Where this hotel scores big is the airport service. The shuttle service to the airport picks you up almost in front of your room. It stops at two other properties but the airport is really close by so you still get there pretty quick. You have to make a reservation at the reception, preferably when you check-in. They also offer to store your car for up to 14 days, with a additional fee for each additional day. We did not use this service but saw lot of other using it. The SFO parking was $18/day so this deal is something worthwhile looking into if you plan on parking at SFO. There are 2 properties, we stayed on the main one but the other is pretty close by. We did hear the train (that other reviewers have mentioned) but it did not disturb our sleep with the AC on. All-in-all this is a pretty poor hotel but can be a good deal for someone who is looking to stay overnight, park their car and fly out of SFO airport.

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Property: Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Address: 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Millbrae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Family Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Romantic Hotel in Millbrae
#2 Green Hotel in Millbrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 219
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Best Western hotel to SFO Airport, AAA 3 Diamond Rated, with full service restaurant offering complimentary daily departure snack from 4:30am - 9:30am. At the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn will stand out among other hotels in Millbrae, CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel ... more   less 
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