Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Helen26 Very old hotel and very old rooms
I stayed at this hotel because it was close to airport. Never again! Much to old and the price was high for what you got.forget about atmosphere.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GardeninginCO Looking forward to update
The San Francisco South property is under renovation. Great news. Currently the rooms are tired and dated, but happily were clean. The lobby was updated and nice. Wider breakfast options than I've seen at other HIEx, which I appreciated.
They did not acknowledge me in any way for being a Priority Club Rewards member. Maybe they aren't doing that any more. Pity, because it was nice.
Overall, the property was "fine." But it will be much better once the reno is complete.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PamC Like part of the family
I stayed at this hotel for 2 1/2 months that right there tells you something about the hotel. The staff was friendly and called me by name, they were extremely accommodating when I needed anything, staying at the hotel I felt like we were one big family. They are in the process of renovating and the choices for coloring and materials is wonderful I can't wait to get back to the hotel. The bed was comfortable and always clean and there was no stuffy smell like some hotels tend to have. I will always recommend this hotel to family and friends.
April 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by regulartraveler12 Needs an upgade.
This hotel clearly needs an upgrade.Apparently the heat was on the on the whole night and no way we could turn the heat off and start the air conditioner as it was not controlled in the room.Very uncomfortable.The breakfast was average with very little room to accommodate guests in the breakfast room.There was an automatic pancake machine which took forever to make two tiny pancakes and hardly any fresh fruits.One of the nights there was so much noise and it took an hour for the staff to get them to quiet down but to give them credit they were trying their best to stop the noise.The hallways are gloomy as there were very few and dim lights..This place definitely needs an upgrade and definitely not worth the money we spent.But some credit to the hotel staff who were courteous and explained that the hotel in going to be upgraded and apologized.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mizt some construction but...
They just finished remodeling their lobby and it looks very nice.
We had no problems while they're renovating.
Location can't be beat.
April 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ecurranrx will be nice to visit once construction is done
Good value stayed here on our first night in town, got here late in the evening. Shuttle from airport was very late compared to what desk clerk told us when we called. Airport south holiday inn express came once and the north hotel had a shuttle that came three times in the time I waited for this shuttle. There was construction going on so it seemed like we entered thru a back door which was very cramped. Value was good at just around 100.00 for the night. Breakfast foods were not very tasty but edible. Had a wide variety of foods, cereals, hot eggs, bacon, toast, sausage etc. Cinnamon rolls were yummy. Able to get some instant oatmeal and bananas which were good. Other guy checking out in front of me had asked for a wake up call that never was called, not good...Room was sort of outdated, needs some updates which are probably next on the list after the remodel of the lobby. Would stay here again for a night before or after a flight just due to the extremely low pice and the ease to get on the shuttle going back into the airport. There was a schedule in the lobby which was better on track for returning to the airport to pick up the BART the next day.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jovi44 Good price, good service ...but
Room too hot, no A/C and fan useless. Noise from airport big but we expected that. Under construction, new lobby, could use better windows and a/c is necessary. Room small compared to other Holiday Inn Express...hope they redecorate it next...
April 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BILL6 BOUGHT AS A GIFT
I bought this hotel as a gift for my daughter and husband ,I explained this when I booked,also my wife rang the hotel to confirm everything ,but found out they still had not put my daughters name on the booking.But said they would add it on .But guess what they arrived tired after a long flight from the uk and you still did not know who they were!!!!!!!!!! a disgrace.Mr Charlton platuim memeber
April 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jtbless Under Construction
The reason I would not recommend staying at this hotel is because the hotel is under construction and this is not noted ANYWHERE on the holiday inn express website. Upon arriving at the hotel, there are signs guiding you to the "lobby" in the back of the hotel. There is limited parking in the back of the hotel due to the construction and the entrances in the front are not usable during the construction. We were told the hotel has been under construction since some time in January.
There are taps and paper covering the floors of the "lobby" area leading to the elevator.
Upon entering the hotel room, there were 2 sets of earplugs on the end table next to the bed. I do not know if this is due to the construction, or to the noise from the airplanes flying overhead.
In the mooring when we awoke, the noise from construction truckers and machinery was very loud. We booked a pool view room, which obviously we did not have because there were cranes and other sorts of construction equipment blocking the view. When looking out the window, I do not even remember seeing a pool at all.
If you book this hotel, I would call and find out about the construction work and make sure to check the noise of the room where you will stay.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chicz Awards to Camillia
I stayed at this hotel for their Park-and -Fly service. When I returned to the SFO airport, I was told that the bus had just been there and I was notified by Camillia at the hotel that another one would be there in about 35 minutes. I was very upset and asked if she knew how much a cap would cost to the hotel to get my car and she told me that she would gladly pay for the cab fare if I wanted to get one. I told my wife that were were going downstairs for a cab and that HIE was paying. All of the other people that were standing in the rain waiting for their shuttle to other hotels were astonished and asked what hotel would do that. You can bet that they will be staying at the Bayshore HIE next time!
Many thanks to Camillia....you have a winner with her!
April 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Holybible A fair place to stay
I like the place & view here even this hotel is under renovation construction
Staffs are pleasant and very kind to solve my problem
The facility is a little bit old but spacious and made me relaxed
April 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JB52 Renovations under way
While my room and the staff were great, the property is undergoing renovations. While I was not aware of that when I reserved the room, it might have been mentioned but I overlooked it. The rate reflected the renovation construction and I was more interested in saving money for my client then dealing with the inconvenience or complaining. The breakfast room was too small for the number of people that they were serving but it was easy enough to go to the room and eat. It will ease up sometime soon, I suppose, when the entry way is completed.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cyndi50 Close to dining, airport
We stay at this Holiday Inn when we depart via SFO. We park our car and pick it up upon our return. We eat dinner at Maxi's restaurant, go to bed relaxed having reserved either a cab or shuttle for the morning ride to the airport. Great beds, comfortable recently remodeled rooms.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jneil Good holiday inn express
Hie always , mostly, has great value for price. Clean, good breakfast, nice staff, nice bed for tired traveller .
March 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Busytravels Re:overnight stay
Very comfortable bed. Even though construction going on, staff went out of their way to make stay comfortable. Would definitely stay again.
March 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RSSA Not to my expectations for a Holiday Inn Express - mostly cleanliness
In my opinion, this hotel is NOT up to normal Holiday Inn Express expectations for maintenance and cleanliness. I realize the hotel is under construction. If this construction is to raise their standards - great; however, the construction should be completed FIRST before the hotel is marketed with other similarly marketed brands. I am also surprised to learn that I must "agree" to a multi-page, 40 point listing of Terms and Conditions to supply Holiday Inn with feedback. Good grief.
March 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JP1976 Poor value
I booked this hotel for a one night stay between Philadelphia and palm springs.
I was hoping to use the pool in the morning before my flight.
There were reifurbishments done in the hotel and the pool was closed. There was no information regarding his on the website when I booked it so I was really disappointed.
Due to refurbishments, the restaurant was closed too and the breakfast was served in the reception area with a constant draft from the door opening frequently behind us.
A complete disappointment!
March 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bhuge Under Construction
The hotel was under construction, and I wish they would have informed us before hand or offer a discount. The ceiling had huge water stains all over it which made the room look very dingy.
March 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MartinC This place need a major renovation
Bed cover has 3 inch rip.
Microwave oven is missing legs. cause bad scratch on furniture.
March 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by st17 Smell smoke in the hallway
I woke up several times at night due to smoke in the hallway. The smell of the smoke enters the room from under the door.
When checking out in the morning, the elevator was not working. I had to use the emergency staircase; found cigarette butts on the floor of the emergency staircase.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee23 A good nights rest
I stayed at this hotel in Feb 2013 on a business trip; it was awesome to come "home" to after a long day at the office. I relaxed with a few of my favorite tv shows, I enjoyed dinner and really unwound with a hot shower before going to bed and simply sleeping like a log. (I often travel with my pillow, but this time I didn't have to - awesome!) I woke up feeling rested. I appreciated the variety of breakfast choices and the friendly staff as I was getting ready for my day, as well as the prompt assistance when I accidentally demagnetized my room key with my cell phone, locking myself out in the hallway - twice. The internet wi-fi was indeed a much needed convenience - thank you!
In general the friendly staff really made me feel welcome. Thank you for making it such a pleasant stay.
During my stay the were renovating the lobby area but the designs looked really tasteful. I hope I get to visit again soon to see what it looks like when it's all done.
March 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bclockie One night only
Building work was going on during the day we arrived,after a 12 hr flight, was a bit daunting. Being on the top floor the air conditioning from the roof was very noisy. We booked approximatly 3 months in advance with our credit card, which they promptly processed. Being a frequent traveller,I normally only pay on departure. Maybe you. Get what you pay for at Holliday Inns.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QuiltingKing Wonderful Place to stay
Even though the lobby was under construction it was still an amazing place to stay. The entire staff was very friendly, the room was spotless and the bed was comfortable.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by santolovesu Warm and courteous place
The service rendered is excellent. The customer service staff are prudent and made this hotel a great place to stay
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trvl4fun King size bed, after 2 weeks of sleeping on a double bed !
I have always liked staying at the Holiday Inn Express, or any IHG hotel, for that matter. I enjoy the breakfast options they have, always a quick check in, and they all seem to be consistant with each other, regardless of what town you are in. As a travel agent, booking for my clients, quality and consistancy, is a must !
February 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cobra No water from the faucet
I was very surprised that I could not have water from faucet.
This was first time experience in my life.
I had to use water from shower or bus tub, in washing hand,face and teeth.
You should check it periodically.
February 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnBTX Construction excuse?
I wasn't told when I made my reservation that the property was under construction. Seems that if the HIE is going to continue 'business as usual' when under construction a significant discount should be given for inconveniences. Having a room without a/c in my opinion is very inconvenient. I was told to open the window. Really?, your next to the airport. Not an acceptable option.
Staff was great, breakfast mediocre, not sure if it has anything to do with the construction certainly the crowding was.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SBIFF4 Great staff ,comfortable rooms and good value
My friends and I planned a short trip to San Francisco and needed a good place to stay. This hotel offered value and was exactly what we needed. The staff was helpful and even printed out the driving directions for our day trip. The complimentary breakfast was excellent and offered a wide range of hot /cold choices. The only drawback was that the temperature in one of our rooms was high at first, but we were able to get it adjusted to a comfortable level during the night. Overall, our stay was great. and I would certainly book at this hotel again.
February 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JALEX Nice staff, needed construction warning
The best things about this property were the staff and the comfort of the room. I was disappointed to find a construction project underway when I arrived at the property. It affected the lobby, egress to the other side of the building and the parking lot. It would have been customer friendly for the Holiday Inn website to indicate there was construction going on so I could make an informed decision. I have seen this notation on other hotel websites. Additionally, I had to have my room keys reprogrammed twice during my stay. This was unnerving since I was attending funeral events while I was there that dictated that I return to the hotel late each night. The staff was very friendly. I was grateful that my room was far enough away from the construction that I didn't hear it.
February 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChicagoRod Despite Renovations Happening, I'd Stay Here Tomorrow If In Town
The hotel is currently under renovations to it's main lobby. I never heard anything from my room, and the only evidence was the breakfast area was a bit compressed. I've stayed at a few HIE's in my day and I am aware of what is typically served for breakfast, I think they were trying to make up for the inconvenience of the renovations and had a larger selection of foods.
February 6, 2013