Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 179
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by harleyrideriam A hotel stay is just a hotel stay right? Wrong.
When checking into hotels for a scheduled stay you look for a quick check in and for your time to be valued and respected. That's what you get when checking into the Holiday Inn South San Francisco airport. After my arrival of a 7 day stay, an issued came up where I had to contact the GM for assistances. Not only was my issue corrected but the GM made sure to call me to discuss and made sure I was happy with the corrections made. When I'm in the San Fran area on business, my options are plenty in the area. I will continue to stay at the Holiday Inn South airport location
01 February 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pllwft Convenient, but old building
The location of the hotel to SFO with readily available shuttle is nice, as is the Houlihans restaurant on site. However, my wireless internet connectivity was extremely limited. I received almost no signal on any of my devices in the room and didn’t have an Ethernet plug to connect my laptop to as a backup. This was a big letdown. Additionally, the heating/cooling system in my room was out of control. The system took seemingly an hour to react to my input on the thermostat. Then it would rocket in either direction, blowing air past the cutoff temperature until I forced it in the other direction. The hotel itself had some nice design touches, but everything about it felt old. The lobby, hallway, elevator, everything was aged. Decent price point, but I’d take the HIX 2 blocks down the road 10/10.
31 January 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CGM1 Do not stay in this hotel!!!!
We recently spent a week in the San Francisco area, and this was by far the worst hotel that we stayed in. There is a Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza about two miles away - YOU SHOULD STAY AT THAT HOTEL INSTEAD OF THIS ONE! The front desk staff is rude and unhelpful. Also, their wireless internet DOES NOT WORK, so anyone under the age of say 70 will be perturbed when they find this out. Also, they charge for parking, and even the coffee in the lobby costs $ 2. We spent 3 days at the Crowne Plaza nearby - it was cheaper, they did not charge for parking, we had access to a lounge area with free coffee, fruit, snacks, and free water bottles. The staff was also wonderful at the Crowne Plaza. I highly recommend the Crowne Plaza (same chain), and HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL.
11 January 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carmen3318 Good Customer Service
Cleaning Ladies are friendly but not the front desk that they lack smile.
05 January 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LadyGray49 Nice room, good value
Our room was very nice but the hotel staff was lacking in service. We arrived at 1:00 AM and inquired about taking the shuttle from the hotel in the morning back to the airport to rent a car. The lady behind the desk explained the process to us and we were fine with the information. At 5:00 AM the front desk person called us to give us the same in formation. Needless to say we were awaken from a sound sleep. Not sure what that was all about.
26 December 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jamesf74 No free coffee
This is the only hotel I know of that doesn't offer free coffee in the lobby. $2 is a rip off for a basic cup of coffee. Reduce the number of USA Today papers and offer free coffee please. The hotel bar has lamps in the middle of the bar where you eat....just aweful. The rooms were ok.
14 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Very good hotel outside downtown SF
This hotel is located very close to the international airport, but no restrictions by this at all. Time to downtown about 20 min by car.
We stayed for three nights, room was spacious and very clean any day, good sleep quality, didnt hear the people in the rooms next to us. Disadvantages: the hotel didnt offer complimentary parking or breakfast, you have to pay for both. Luckily there's an IHOP across the street.
But anyway its a good and recommendable hotel, would definitely consider staying there again.
11 December 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SLBart Bathroom not clean
While the room was clean....the bathroom had not been cleaned.
09 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Muggsy Service was great and the restaurant was also great.
Very convienent to the airport. Shuttle service was amazing as we're the staff behind the counter and the restaurant. Will recommend this motel and will stay again when passing through. Thank you so much.
09 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by handsomechi No Complimentary Breakfast, neither the continental breakfast
The breakfast is tasty but bit costly than normal continental breakfast. I'd like to pay for the continental breakfast rather than the restaurant style breakfast in this place.
I bought the breakfast for two, but it's only value for $20. I ordered only two entrees and one orange juice and one coffee, which coast me $32 in total.
05 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TravelingHawaiian Good fitness center and nice restaurant
Proximity to airport was excellent, and did not hear planes. I only saw one other person use the fitness room while I was there; so the equipment was adequate -- I found it very helpful. The restaurant in the hotel had a good menu with reasonable prices. There is an IHOP across the street, Tanforan Mall easilty reached by car. Would definitely consider staying there again.
04 December 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by penagin Good and bad
Good: Convient to airport, resturant has good food & drink. Room clean.
Bad: Very expensive for what you get. Staff did not go out of their way to help me with payment choice or printing a reciept. Staff was quiet unfriendly towards these requests unfortuantely which was very inconvienient.
02 December 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mariner338 Fair Quality Hotel
I had a one night stay. the room was spacious, well equipped and clean. I was greeted as a member with a handbag with a bottle of water and bag of popcorn. That was a surprise. That's it. Breakfast was not included. Had to pay for parking and the Wi-Fi internet service sucked. My usual preference has always been Choice Hotels and recently had started staying at Holiday In Express hotels. Had experienced better value at the one in Jacksonville, FL but the stay in SFO was definitely not value for money.
28 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron53 Good location
I live in the Netherlands and come to San Francisco frequently for buisness. I have stayed at this hotel for more than 10 years. The location gets me out on the 101 within minutes and is close to the airport. The executive rooms are quiet.
25 November 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ylyoung1929 Great Location, Poor Internet Service, Average Hotel
Stayed there three nights. Internet service / bandwidth was poor and could barely browse common websites or email - Given that I needed to send emails and work online, I had to stayed longer at the office and (one night) ended up choosing another wifi available commercial establishment (the one that's famous for their coffee).
Second night, there was no internet service at all... until early next morning. This did it for me... I'm not staying at this Holiday Inn hotel again. The staff was nice enough to tell me (when I called to inquiry) that it was service provider issue... in other words, not their issue.
When checking out, early morning (5am), I had to wait a bit more than usual given that the invoice printed and ready for me was unreadable due to printer ink cartridge / toner was low and the print out came out blank (but they still placed it in an envelop and handed it to me). They ended up emailing me the invoice/receipt (good thing their internet service was back up by then).
I do have to say that the overall customer service was good, given the little interaction I had with them. So, no complaints about the staff. However, the bed mattress was lumpy and kind of soft, providing for a less than average comfort. But that could be my own attention to detail and being picky about bed mattresses.
I would strongly recommend having a third party assess their wireless internet infrastructure, since I heard past customers have had similar experience.
The SFO area has plenty of hotels, so stepping up and fixing this "minor" issue, should be a no-brainer.
24 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tailes Overall, it was well worth the price
We stayed here for 2 nights in early November; it is very convenient if using the airport. We had come up HYW 1 from Monterey and had a slight problem navigating, but from the 101 it was easy to find. Check-in was a snap, was recognized as a Platinum member and received a lovely goodie bag, the young lady overheard that it was my partners’ birthday that day and gave us another one. It is an older building but is very well maintained, nice and clean, as are the rooms. You need a keycard to access the elevator so it felt quite secure.
With the exception of the dining room, everyone working there was very courteous. Part of the issue in the dining room was breakfast, we had 3 different people wait on us and no one seemed to know if they were coming or going. I told the last waiter I wanted to charge to the room, he came back about 5 minutes later and said ‘it’s done’ with quite a huffy attitude (I didn’t even sign for it). On the other hand the server in the bar was very attentive and suggested a few of her favorite appetizers, that were very good, especially the flat bread with a number of toppings. However the music was quit loud and hard to have a conversation.
Parking was great, there seemed ample and I was able to find a spot right by the entrance/exit every time.
The only issue really was the WIFI, it was extremely slow at all times, I had some work to do but if I needed to do a lot I think I would have been very frustrated.
Overall, it was well worth the price.
18 November 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Star168 Poor value for money
Consider that parking is not free, internet is unbearably slow and there is no free breakfast, this hotel is expensive compared to a few others within short driving distance. The heater is very noisy. The front desk had only one person most of the time and there is always a queue every time I need them. If there is a choice, I would not come back here.
18 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sue321 great front desk, fun stay
very nice hotel, but restaurant was disappointing. Food was good, but phone rang off the hook with people standing around doing nothing, lots of dirty tables not bussed, and waited 20 minutes for drinks and not busy at all. Having owned restaurants in Oregon, I can't understand how employees can stand around talking and not answer the phone, or bus dirty tables?? Very tacky
16 November 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by chuck31853 Internet was worthless, no response from management
Overall a nice place with extremely poor internet service. I travel for business and the internet is crucial to my success. I reported my concerns to the front desk and was told they had heard that before and that the manager would contact me. It's been 4 days and no response.
11 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigtarget Close to airport
Great hotel very friendly staff, only 10 minutes drive from the airport, shuttle runs every 30 minutes to the airport which was very handy
06 November 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dogdoctor Bad bar
The hotel was fine, but the service in the bar was the worst I've ever experienced. It took 30 minutes to get a salad, after waiting 10 minutes to be acknowledged. When I asked for a glass of water with my salad, the first bartender said ok, then left the bar, never to be seen again! The second one eventually came over, and said ok. 10 minutes later, a third bartender finally brought a glass of water. After that, I was completely ignored. I waited for 12 minutes after pushing my plate to the back of the bar, but never once did either bartender come to my end of the bar to see if I wanted anything else. I couldn't even get my check!
I left in disgust. Of course, I was billed for the salad. They had no problem with billing.....just service.
This bar was awful. And no, it was not busy.
01 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisTX Great atmosphere
I stay here on business trips frequently. The food, drinks, and atmosphere in the onsite restaurant/bar are great. This is the only hotel I travel to that I actually don't leavel for dinner.
Staff is friendly and the lobby areas are nice. Parking is sparse around the hotel so it's best to use their lot right across the driveway (free#. SUPER close to the airport #2 minute drive).
29 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DVandy Overall, a geat hotel
Our room was great and very quiet for sleeping. Unfortunately during our first night, someone in a neighboring room was smoking in their bathroom (our whole floor was non-smoking) and must have been running their exhaust fan, which pulled the smoke into our room. Because it was so awful we had to vacate our room for over an hour while the opened window aired it out. There really was nothing the hotel could do, but they did offer to move us, or use an air purifier. Because we had already stayed in three other hotels on this trip, and the front desk told us everyone around us checked out, we decided to stay in our room. The hotel did use a purifier and upon returning later the next day there was no remnant of the stench.
All in all the staff were helpful and supportive.
29 October 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BPExecutive1 Executive platinum
Elevators and front lobby needs a major lift. Need to honor platinum guest check in policy I waited in a long line and was turned away when I first walked into lobby desk. Was told no platinum check in meanwhile sign was right there.
27 October 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler1113 Overall pretty good stay
I think my hotel selection was great. The young lady in the front desk was VERY helpful and willing to help (which is rarely seen). I must say, the shower area might need some help because there were some areas that were crusty. I also thought it was a bit unfortunate that we had to pay an additional $10 for parking...
24 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diablo22 great time
Awesome stay at this hotel everyone was very kind.
24 October 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tmokeyt Excellent location
Excellent location - right down the street from the airport car rental return. Unfortunately, the room a/c unit was way too noisy for sleeping.
22 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chinablonde Good staff and hotel - not what I read before!
The prior reviews scared me a bit...but the hotel was very good, a typical Holiday Inn but clean, they had updated the rooms, the front desk staff were very professional and helpful. The room was clean and well made. You can see they have updated (not always replaced) some things - but the overall look was good. The mattress did sag on the one side of the bed, so I suggested they turn it over more frequently.
19 October 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kzkz AC and Wi-Fi didn't work well. Bed was very nice.
The room I stayed didn't have the good control of temperature. Only settings I could do was warmer and colder.
Wi-Fi sometimes worked, but it was so slow. But most of the time, Wi-Fi didn't work.
Bed was very nice.
19 October 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by brasgaucho Holiday Inn SFO Airport
Ritz-Carlton rates for holiday inn services/property.
08 October 2013