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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

About three miles from SFO, this Best Western is geared to air travelers who want a good night's sleep before flying out of SFO. It's not expensive, the upgraded beds are excellent and the hotel will keep your car on their property, safely, for two weeks at no extra charge (modest charges apply to longer car parking).

There's a restaurant and a swimming pool if you're so inclined, but the greatest value is in having a comfortable room and a safe, minimal cost place for your car.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I loved how clean this hotel is! Nice evening staff, and the breakfast was great. I slept wonderfully on the comfortable bed as well. The included internet was great on my laptop. Located in a great place so you are nearby the city but not in the mess!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The El Rancho has been my go to place whenever I fly out of SFO for more than 20 years-- What a no brainer---with free parking for up to 14 days per night's stay--why the room is literally free. And this is just the beginning. The family owned hotel perpetually upgrades and remodels the accommodations--so I am confident every time I check in my room is going to be sparkly fresh. The acid test of a hotel's management style is most readily confirmed by a chat with the employees--and I always start at the bottom to find out how a hotel operates. If you look carefully in the El Rancho Parking lot you will notice employee's cars with license plate frames that proclaim--- I am proud to work at the El Rancho--No more need be said, especially when it was confirmed that many of the employees have been happily working there for 20 to 30 years. How cool. After you check out and head for SFO---if your flight is cancelled or delayed---come on back to the El Rancho and they'll give you a room for free to freshen up and relax until it's flight time again! How cool is that?
Yep, I too love the El Rancho. Highly recommended--and the restaurant is great too!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Being we had an early airport departure, we found this hotel the perfect location. Room was cheerful with a skylight in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable, with tasteful furnishings. Only thing missing was a microwave. There were trains nearby, but they really didn't annoy us. The continental breakfast was adequate, in a cheerful setting. The location was near grocery stores and shopping.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Although I have never stayed at El Rancho, I have visited there for business meetings three times, the most recent in January. Each time I have inspected the rooms because of the remarkably helpful service offered to San Franciscans flying in and out of SF International. The idea is to check in the night before your early-morning departure from SFO, then be taken by shuttle service to the terminal while you may leave your car at the inn for up to two weeks at no charge! When returning to SFO, you can catch the no-charge shuttle back to El Rancho, pick up your car and go on your way. That's old-fashioned, hand-holding service! Besides, the price is right and, I can testify, the meals are delicious. The history is interesting. Check this out!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a hotel that you will want to stay at when traveling out of SFO airport. The rooms are all clean, the price is very affordable, and the service is very fast and friendly. I have stayed at this location twice, both times just before a flight out from San Francisco. The stays were 5 years apart and I was pleased both times.

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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 Family Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Business Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Romantic Hotel in Millbrae
#2 Green Hotel in Millbrae
Price Range: $120 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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