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La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport North
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80 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel sits next to a factory/warehouse that creates lots of noise and traffic. There are two separate buildings separated by railroad tracks. We were in the rear building which has limited parking. Upon checking in we were directed to the rear building and our access card did not work therefore we had to return to the front building and this is not an area you want to be walking around at night. The light in our bathroom did not work and we had to drive to breakfast daily due to the walk and weather. The lobby/breakfast area is nice and appears to have been updated recently. If I returned to San Francisco I will not stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was basically a standard La Quinta, which is generally a positive thing. Not much in the way of frills, but a spacious, clean room, great free breakfast with make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, cereal, etc., free wifi, and a very helpful staff. They have no transport into downtown San Francisco, which is a good ways away, but they do provide a free shuttle to the airport where you can take the BART to pretty much anywhere you want to go in town. If you want fancy, this is not the place for you, but for a clean, affordable base for your vacation adventures in San Francisco, it sure worked for us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a week vacation and business related. Overall it was a very good place to stay. The breakfast was a typical continental breakfast, nothing special. The housekeeping did an overall generally good job, we always had fresh towels, emptied garbage and made bed. The outdoor pool was a bit cold for swimming, but the temperature drops down so much its not suprising. The hot tub was really hot and relaxing! The fitness center was very small and had a definite sweaty odor to it, but when you turned the AC on that seemed to dissipate. Everyone was really friendly. The area had a very small parking lot, so if you bring a car be prepared to park next to a walk area. The guest laundry is one washer and dryer and the dryer didnt work very well, so i ended up air drying the clothes. The transportation to the airport was wonderful and there is a bus-line close by. There was no major concerns or problems and if I would be in the area again I would definitly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was a bit weary of this hotel because of some negative reviews but honestly I don't see ANY good reason to complain about this hotel. it was a thousand times better than I expected. We were completely surprised of how excellent this hotel turned out to be. It was a very complete hotel especially for the low price. My room was in great condition and much nicer than the pictures. The free breakfast in the morning was also really good, they have cereals to choose from, toast, muffins, eggs, bagels and even the option to make your own waffles! I had a little bit of everything. The hotel is clean and everyone that worked there that I interacted with were really nice and helpful. Yes, there's a train that passes by like once per day but I barely even noticed it,it seems like the people that have complained might have been at the back of the hotel, a separate building that also has rooms so I guess it's not as nice there as it is in the main hotel (I would then suggest that you make sure you stay at the main hotel). People also complained about a produce factory being next door, there is one but it didnt affect my stay at the hotel at all, no smell, nothing. Like I said, I don't know what people are talking about when they complained about this hotel, I highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Arroyo Grande, California, USA
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have stayed here many time over the past two years. When I first found it, I was surprised because it's tucked in next to the 101 south of San Francisco. The unexpected part was how nice it was. The staff is great, there are several very nice restaurants close by, it's near the airport, and it's an easy drive to the City. Great value and very handy. Hard to ask for more.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport North
Address: 20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6515
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Location: United States > California > South San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in South San Francisco
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 174
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