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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Ontario, Oregon
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49 reviews
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“Low cost above average hotel close to SFO”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Not fancy, but clean, comfortable & quiet & 15 minutes from the car rental return area at SFO. The airport is only 10 minutes away. Breakfast choices included hot scrambled eggs, bacon, cold cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice & coffee, a lot better than some hotels which offer only continental type breakfasts. Other hotels same distance from the airport would have cost twice the price of a room here. I would rate this a 3+ hotel and would stay here again if I had to.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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antonio_genato, Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and letting us know about your experience. Our complimentary Hot Breakfast is offered daily to guests. We are glad that our services and amenities were able to meet your needs.

Thank you for staying with us.
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

For a Fairfield this one has comfortable beds, clean modern rooms and typical breakfast. The breakfast room is small but some ate in the lobby. The waffle batter is horrible. It like eating rubber. The pool is very small and one family would occupy it entirely, that's why I didn't use it. The staff is friendly and helpful. I only wish it were closer to some nicer restaurants. Try going to PF Changs in Palo Alto or some other name brand. The 35 year old La Hacienda mexican restaurant I was recommended was not anything to write about. (see review). If you are like me this is the closest you get to San Francisco for a Marriott Category 4 certificate. It is a comfortable and clean hotel. I only give it 4 stars because of the items noted above.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the airport instead of the freeway.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice Quite rooms, comfortable beds, free breakfast with lots to choose and friendly staff.
The kids liked the pool. Would stay here again.
Also the Burger King next door is designed to look like a control tower at an airport.
Thought that was cool.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Compared to the other hotels in the area, this one is more affordable. Nothing stands out as truly amazing, but I will say that the staff/manager is attentive and cares about your stay. So all in all, great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I visited San Francisco for vacation and decided to stay here since it was in the direction of my vacation destination (Drive on CA-1) and helps me avoid morning traffic in Frisco.

Great friendly staff and a very clean and comfortable place to get a good night's sleep. Very convenient location on route 101. Highly recommended!!

Stayed June 2014
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Gardnerville, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

No complaints at all. Beds were very comfy, really nice complimentary breakfast, coffee all day in the lobby, pool was very clean, rooms were also very clean. Hotel is right next to the freeway and airport, and the noise was quite minimal. I might suggest a room that is not near the lobby as breakfast time can get kind of noisy, and if you have a room nearby, it might be bothersome. We were in room 242, and heard nothing, so that wing is a good one. Take a quick drive to downtown San Carlos on Laurel street. Many nice cafe's, coffee houses, etc.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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antonio_genato, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review regarding your recent stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites - San Carlos. I will share your comment with the staff. The San Carlos downtown is certainly a pleasant destination with quite a number of shops, restaurants and bars.

I thank your loyalty to Marriott.

Tony
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed here for two nights over a weekend while visiting family. This is a standard mid-range hotel; only slightly worse and a bit more expensive than average. Room was small. Tub and toilet in bathroom, but sink and mirror in main room. Otherwise room was OK. Hotel is next to 101 freeway, so noise on that side may be an issue (I had a room in back). Usual free breakfast for this class of hotel: fake scrambled eggs and make-your-own waffles. You can do better.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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antonio_genato, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to rate our Hotel. When we receive a review, that would indicate a chance for improvement. We would love to know more of what happened to better yor needs in the future.

We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Antonio Genato
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos
Address: 555 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2713
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Location: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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