Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 123
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hcheah Not Quite the Holiday inn I am used to.
Went to the Holiday Inn in South San Francisco by mistake. The staff there made no attempt to direct me to the correct. one. Just told me to go to south of the airport. I found the hotel to be quite old and in need of a renovation. I was given a handicap accessible room which I hate. Showers have no water pressure and a double bed I could not care. The room is just set up wrong with the coffee pot and the sink in opposite ends of the room.
The room keys are a relic from the past. Quite often I need to stick it in and out several times before being able to get into the room or hotel door. No fun when I have my hands full.
Front desk staff are a great example of apathy. No greetings. Just here is your key and so long.
Pricewise this is the most expensive Holiday Inn I have encountered since I left New England. On top of that breakfast is not included.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ted777 Good Value
I received a complimentary upgrade from a king executive to a king suite, which was very nice, with a wet bar with sink/fridge/microwave, table with two chairs, desk, sofa bed, comfortable king bed, and vanity area with separate shower area. There is ample complimentary parking. There is an on-site restaurant, but I did not go there. There is an on-site fitness room, whirlpool, and sauna, but I did not use them. There is a free shuttle to SFO, but I did not use it. I liked the availability of bonus point packages as well as the choice of either complimentary welcome bonus points or a voucher for a free drink at the bar. I had a very good night's rest in my suite, and the bed was very clean and comfortable. The environmental control system is simple and straightforward. I could partially open the window if I wanted to. There was a flat-screen TV in the bedroom area with SD channels. Hopefully the hotel will upgrade to HD channels in the future. There was complimentary citrus flavored ice water in the lobby area.
January 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kmo1898 Awful expeience
First: Internet does not work. Secondly: When you point this out, they do not care.
If you get a rate that included breakfast, do not count on it,. the hotel says you must pay for breakfast anyway.
Every awful experience I had with this hotel was met with indifference or even hostility of staff. Awful place. They just do not care. I asked, complained, and nothing.
I should get 90% of my money back. At least.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judy5320 Fantastic Service
We love Holiday Inn and Suite's! We especially loved the San Mateo location. We were in the area to visit San Francisco. The travel between San Francisco and San Mateo was not a bad ride at all. This hotel gave us all that we needed - a two bedroom suite! The staff was so helpful. The staff gave us great idea's for short visits around the area. The meals in the restaurant were delicious.
If we are ever back in this area we will be sure to stay in this location again. Thanks to the staff for making our visit very special.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rents Bugging me
The staff must be on a promo program to get as many write up reviews as they can. I was asked too many times to be sure to complete a review and include the employees name. Other then that the service was great
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by captjohn Front Desk Staff
Staff at desk, and shuttle driver were professional. and went beyond normal to be helpful, when I checked in. Food service and taste was great.
When checking out, again front desk staff were professional, and seemed genuinely concerned about my comfort and welfare.
The only issue that wasn't right was the wifi service. It did not work very well.
December 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by surecan Good night sleep by wife and her mom & nephew
Booked for my wife and relatives and they did enjoy it very much on their last visit to my wife's youngest uncle for the last time, who passed away two months later. The comfortable stay certainly made such a visit even more memorable.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sonwil Great Vacation Stay
We reserved a double room and were upgraded for the second part of our stay to a king suite (we had kids with us and it made the stay that much more enjoyable!).
Kids had their room, we had ours and we all had a great stay. We enjoyed the location and the easy parking.
We did ocassionally hear the airplanes but once we got used to that, it did not create any disturbance. We fell asleep comfortablely, and that was the end of it.
We would stay here again!
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nickname77777 worked well
only problems were:
1. door to bathroom really made a loud noise
2. weather stripping around door to hall- did not work and let light in, more of a problem was the noise
November 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LAfan not a quiet room
When I booked online, I specifically asked for a quiet room. We were assigned a room next to the elevator, right above the lobby. It was NOT a quiet room. I'm not a complainer, so when I checked out I asked what I should have done differently--complain at the time I first saw the room, etc. They said even if I had complained, they couldn't have done anything because the hotel was sold out. They said the "type of room" I had reserved was always next to the elevator (but of course that was not at all evident from the room description). Does anyone ever read the online room requests???
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laughalot48 Much better than 3 star!
Our third stay in three years and yet again they outdid themselves. The best housekeeping we've ever experienced, Every toiletry replaced and organized and a simple feeling of 'we care'. Extra towels? No worries. Newspaper at my door? Of course. You will love it! I wish they had a pool.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DVandy Perfect for our late arrival in San Francisco
Great staff upon our late night arrival. Especially the guys working in the kitchen who were completely willing to cook us some burgers and fries even though the kitchen was about to close - they were awesome!
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JRPjosephl A very comfortable stay again for a week
The room and common areas are as usual very clean and bright . It gives a good and exclusive business feel as well. The problem is the WIFI which has limitation in both the bandwidth and coverage .
Fully recommend to improve this as a truly 4 star plus highly relaxing and functional hotel
Keep up the good effort
Chi Ming LEUNG
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jesi Comfortable bed and great service
Comfortable, clean and inviting room. Great service from staff
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aallstarjp Great Pre-Football Game place to stay
I chose this property for its proximity to Candlestick Park. The kids were greeted very warmly from the front desk staff, who also gave us suggestions for our actual journey to the ballpark. The suites we used were as promised, allowing the kids their own TV and bean bags for play.
The adults especially enjoyed the absolute quiet and peace of our room. Zero noise from the outside, so we slept well, and were ready and refreshed to head up to the 49ers game upon our checkout the following morning. Thanks for an all-around great and relaxing stay at the Holiday Inn and Suites.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by chinneh mad at front desk lady's response
she asked us:' if you want a dirty room then go ahead..." when we checked in at 3:00 something in the afternoon, but found out the room was not ready yet....
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melot Great stay
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had everything we needed. We had a very good stay. Definitely first class!
October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve229 Guest experience
The room was excellent and the food in the cafe was very good. The issues I had were 1) the internet wifi was terrible and I couldn't get any work done. I tried using the land line and it too was not working. I couldn't get any work done in the hotel room which was very frustrating considering your hotel is catering to business people. 2) There was a Oracle convention in town and all of the hotels were price gouging their patrons, yourselves included. The manager on duty even admitted to my boss (who also stayed at the hotel) that the reason the price was so high was due to the Oracle convention.
Both of the issues above left a very bad taste in my mouth regarding your hotel.
Otherwise, everything was great.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VivviV Roomy and Comfortable
Good size room, clean and comfortable. Will come back!
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DckT Comfortable and spacious room
Clean and within a safe and convenient neighbourhood. Good value for money. Will stay here again. Short driver to SFO
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rhyno True to There Word
In each room there is a plaque that states if you are not satisfied and the hotel staff cannot resolve the issues then that portion that cannot be resolved will be no cost to you. Well true to their word, the Manager and Staff could not resolve the no Wi-Fi issue I was experiencing in my room and they delivered on comping the room for the night since I was not happy. That is service and is very much appreaciated that a large hotel chain stays true to their word. I am very much satisfied! Thank you.
August 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Internet
The internet service was horrible !! being so important when traveling for business I strongly recommend that this hotel must change or repair asap the wifi service.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manny121 Excellent service, clean rooms.
I recently stayed a week at this hotel. I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the condition and cleanliness of the room. The staff were courteous and responsive. My hair dryer malfunctioned and was replaced promptly. Hot water at the shower head was prompt and plentiful. Food at the restaurant was tasty and fresh. The only nit was that water pressure on the fourth floor was a little low. This is just a minor nit, not worth taking a rating star.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CJB65 Good and clean
This was ideal for a recent business trip to the Bay area. Not much around it, but found I could walk into San Mateo in 10 to 15 minutes where there were lots of good eating options.
August 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by UnhappyIHGcustomer No IHG rewards perks at checkin! Poor internet, No breakfast!
Did not receive an IHG rewards perk at checkin. Should get a bottle of water, snack, etc...Also, the internet didn't work at all the first day of our stay. No complimentary breakfast either which is a staple of Holiday Inn.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mzwhiz Glad they're brining back the Holiday Inn Hotels!
Everything was great. Didn't try the food. Lovely accommodations.
Awkward to get to and from.
August 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by keevs11 Won't stay again
Platinum member, so I know my way around IHG hotels.
Internet didn't work, wireless or wired, tried on 3 different devices. Front desk notified twice...not resolved. No newspaper delivered to my room either morning, this should be standard for platinum members. The maid took my empty "deposit" bottles out of my closed cooler. No complimentary beverage or snack at check in. If you are not a platinum member, some of this doesn't matter to you. However, internet is pretty basic platinum member or not. Kids do eat free with adult meals, however, my kids could have eaten 3 kids meals. For example, it was a yogurt, 3 grapes, and slice of pineapple. no drink. Parking was easy.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ileftmyheartinsf Inconsistent Service
This property is very clean and convenient to the airport, but on at least 3 days my key would not open the door and I had to return to the desk for new keys. The room was next to the stairwell and I could hear closing stairwell doors banging often in the night, keeping me awake. On the 5th day I complained to the manager, who changed my room. Although my new room was larger it was in the front of the hotel next to the freeway and very noisy. These annoyances would keep me from staying there again.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JMKl Excellent
I stayed in 2 Holiday Inn's while I was vacationing in the San Francisco area. Both were outstanding. The service was great and the rooms were clean and comfortable. At both hotels here and at the Airport the staff was very helpful in maing may travel plans and tours. It was a great experience and I would recommend the Holiday Inn to stay at.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMartin Best Hotel Stay Ever!!
From the ease of making reservations on-line to the express check-out this was the best hotel stay I've ever had. The room was very spacious and very, very clean. The front desk staff, lead by Rema, greeted me each day by name -- wow! Rema made all the arrangements for my rental car and saved me the hassle of returning it -- I just gave her the keys. Justin in the restaurant was attentive, friendly and knew every time I walked in that I wanted coffee and water immediately. I felt spoiled all week.
I will without doubt stay there again if I ever have the need to return to San Mateo, CA. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
August 19, 2013