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La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport North
Bucharest, Romania
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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fair place to be near the airport”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed here in our first night in San Francisco after a long journey from Europe.
The room was wide and clean and the sleeping quality is excellent.
Breakfast is nothing special but still fair enough. Besides there's a small gym, and an outdoor pool and whirpool.
Good place to stay one night pre/post flight.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Before I start my review, I want to note that I believe another reviewer made a mistake and meant to review the Millbrae location, not South City (South San Francisco). She referred to a "darling little town", which Millbrae is, but South City is not, particularly Airport Boulevard, which is a busy street full of car rental returns and local businesses. It is not near BART. I'd stayed at the South City location once before when I had a very early flight, and despite the old bathroom, it was fine. The beds and room were clean. That was just seven months ago. I must have gotten lucky, because my stay last night was terrible. As I walked to my first room, the smell of cigarettes in the hallway was unbearable, so I went back to the desk and was moved to another floor. Upon entering, the dank, musty smell hit me. I was tired and hungry though, so I told myself I could survive one night. The carpet was stained and dirty-looking, so i wore socks. I managed to sleep a little, but skipped showering in the morning because the bathroom stank of mildew and mold. There was rust and thick, black mold on the ceiling, shower rod, and curtain. I'm finally home after ten hours of traveling and immediately showered - twice, and did laundry. I can say that the front desk staff was very pleasant on both stays. This morning at checkout, the woman told me they are aware there is a problem with "the bathrooms". I wish I'd paid more and gone with a better chain (I paid $84 plus tax). Definite health hazard.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed at la Quinta in order to catch a very early a.m. flight from SFO. For under $100, this was a very convenient, comfortable travel aid. A 24 hr. Denny's was an easy, late night, food fix. I will stay here again, if the price is still 'right'.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Filthy and dated rooms. Wi-fi is pointless because it so slow. I had to stay here for work because I have $150 per night price cap. This was the only thing available in that range. When Summer is over I will be able to once again stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Burlingame.
The front desk staff are very nice though. I feel sorry for them.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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ISR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I stayed at this property due to a planned late arrival at San Francisco Airport.
I had a terrible night.
The room smelled like a packet of smoked cigarettes. It was dusty and dirty.
The staff was not helpful.
The shower was unpleasant and dirty.
Avoid this property.
I am not sure about other La Quinta properties as this has been the first time for me in this hotels' chain.
The worst hotel stay I have ever experienced in the US.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

One can't define this property as a hotel. It's just a mediocre motel. The desk clerk at front desk (male) usually seen on the night duty is indifferent and arrogant. He even not bothered to call a cab upon our request when we were stuck at a mall in a rainy day. This property is not worth more than 40 bucks but they charge more than double. The rooms are tiny. The annex building is across the railway line where we were given our room. Which is very troublesome to walk across with the baggages.

Only plus of this hotel is its waffles in the morning breakfast. Rest of it is just..#^* forget it.. My advise is just don't look at it if you are on holidays.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Generally, we love LaQuinta. This property is not bad but not great either. The checkin staff were friendly and efficient. When we got off the elevator, the hallway reeked of smoke really badly. Fortunately the room did not. The room itself was what we expect of this chain. It was large, clean and the bed comfortable. It had a HDTV and free wifi. The bathroom was another story. Thr grout around the tub was full of mold. Not what we expect from LaQuinta.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #17 of 29 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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