Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 133
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jas09 awesome room
Great location and awesome veiws. Staff was very helpful. would recommend for vacation location.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Present Nice place
Yes, we enjoyed our 2 day stay at this hotel. It's an easy 20 minute drive from SFO, off peak hours. There are some lovely views here and a nice walking trail that compliments any extra time at the hotel, should you be so inclined. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was plentiful and hot. However, there are only a couple restaurants nearby, but, nicely, within walking distance. Loved "Grape in the Fog" as a trendy but friendly wine and light appetizer establishment. I would stay at this hotel again without hesitation.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bayareaguy77 Great stay at the Pacifica Holiday Inn Express!
went for a little weekend getaway and was very pleased with my stay. Looking forward to staying again!
Beach Front Property
Walking distance to restaraunts,coffee, etc
Very well furnished rooms and lobby area.
The breakfast couldve used an improvement.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justanothertraveler This is an excellent property with terrific service
Loved the setting including views of the Pacific and a nearby park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was great.
It was hard to believe that SF was just over the hill.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sea667 Buddy!!!
I usually stay at this hotel every few months to conduct business in San Francisco. Each time I have been received as a valued guest. Apart from the location and convenience to the airport and the city, the hotel offers excellent service and amenities. Breakfast for me is usually a cup of coffee and perhaps a pastry. No matter the time I go down for breakfast, the items are all well stocked, area is clean and the breakfast hosts is always smiling. Only caveat is that Rachael has started calling me her buddy. Perhaps she remembers me from my frequent visits. It was charming the first couple of times but it has started to get irritating. I have noticed that she calls several guests "my buddy". I prefer that I am either referred by my first name or Mr. Jones or if she does not remember my last name to call me "Sir". Just something to bring to management's attention. Otherwise rest of the hotel staff including their housekeepers and maintenance are always pleasant and polite.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MP138 Great location and facility
Hotel was deceiving from the outside as it looked ordinary however it was suprisingly spacious, comfortable and provided very good facilities and service. Great view from our room and nice area to relax in. Had a great break and would definately return.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Socal2 Perfect mid-week choice
For our short stay in the Bay Area, this was a great find. Wanted a quiet hotel away from the city with a quick ride into town for a meeting, and this fit our needs perfectly. The room was immaculate and quiet. Everything in the room worked perfectly -- wifi, TV, appliances. The front desk was friendly and very willing to help when we wanted to stay an extra day. Breakfast was tasty, and the view spectacular. Couldn't have been happier. We'd stay here for a vacation trip the next time!
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by emanuele quite and comfortable; super location
good to enjoy sea view and a pleasant dinner in the near restaurants
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hubie Lovely stay
This is probably the cleanest Holiday Inn we've stayed in over the past few years. The staff was very helpful on driving directions and letting us know what was available in the area. There is a nice beach adjacent to the facility and a great farmer's market was held the Thurs. we were there. We felt very safe in and around the premises. The hotel provides free underground parking and a fantastic breakfast, which was the best we had on 18 day trip to San Francisco, northern California coast and southern Oregon. The help kept the entire lobby and breakfast area spotless. The only thing we missed was a spa, because I was having lower back issues.
September 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tear Recycling
We like Rockaway. The only problem is that there are no recycle bins available for customers at the Holiday Inn. The message they are sending about responsibility is wrong. Especially at a beach front location where garbage is irksome.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MBraga Exceptional service
We stayed a night recently on our way to UCSF Medical Center. Due to health issues, my wife had to use a wheelchair. We e-mailed the hotel the morning of our arrival to request a handicapped room. Those arrangements were in the system, but the bath/shower combo is too hard for my wife. Mr. Vijay was helping us check in and offered to upgrade us to a room with a shower for the night. We were so blessed by his kindness and compassion. We have stayed at this hotel before and now this will be the only place we stay in Pacifica. Its proximity to San Francisco and the BART system are just great.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ark786 Awesome staff
Really good experience.
Vijay is awesome, very nice and very helpful.
Fred is really really nice and cool, he himself cooked the very delicious breakfast on his own.
Rachel on the other hand was okay, nice but could be better.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lexy26 Excellent amenities, atmosphere and location!
From our last trip to SF we had stayed at a hotel right next door and thought it was a good experience. Three months later we came back and wanted to try out Holiday Inn and we got even more for our money: free breakfast (loved all the variety of choices!), still great beach view and access to hiking trails and beaches, loved the big fridge and wonder of wonder, microwave and plates and utensils in your own room! Everything was nice, bright and clean. Lots of friendly staff ... always smiling and available. Most importantly, the hallway and hotel DID NOT have that stuffy and smelly (old and run-down) odor like the hotel next door from our last visit. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely come back again!
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sherryrick Very nice room with lovely ocean view.
We enjoyed our one-night stay at Holiday Inn Express Pacifica. The room was large and comfortable with a sofa, desk, mini-fridge, etc., as well as a nice view of the ocean and cliffs. There were also several restaurants and shops within walking distance.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by benn50 A gem of a hotel
Arrived at hotel at 2:30 am after flight delay. Front desk clerk was expecting us, and was friendly and helpful. All hotel staff were friendly and helpful during our 6-day stay.
Room was good-sized, clean, well-maintained, and comfortable. Hotel looked relatively new, and in very good condition. Although parking spaces within the hotel were filled, I parked on the street just outside the hotel, which was safe and convenient. Free breakfast is always a plus, and this hotel offered one of the best.
Hotel is next to the beach and ocean, which was a pleasant bonus for our vacation in San Fran. Pacifica is just a 30 min drive to downtown San Fran. Although we spent most of our time touring in San Fran, we got back early a couple times to enjoy the beach and sunset.
Hotel was also a good value compared to the more expensive downtown hotels, which charged for parking and offered no free breakfast.
I would like to commend the hotel and its staff for providing one of the best hotel stays I've had in a long time, and would definitely come back the next time I'm out this way.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frido Perfect Stay!
The rooms are very nice and the Service is perfect. They were able to tell me a lot about the local things and not always the crowded Tourist things.
I totally recommend to stay there!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TravellerPB Excellent Hotel
I'm an elite platinum member and stay at a lot of IHG places while i'm on the road. The Holiday Inn in Pacifica was one of the most satisfying, enjoyable, superbly located places I've had the pleasure of staying in a while. The staff were very accomodating and friendly and got me exactly the room that I requested. I believe Rachel was one of the ladies at the front desk one time. The ocean view (never minding the 1 story right below you) was beautiful and scenery spectacular. What a charming suprise wating in a small town on the coast. Thank you Pacifica people and staff.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ncklhd10 Average Hotel in an excellent location
Customer service wasn't the greatest, the hotel was only average. The views outside the hotel were great. I am a Platinum member and I asked for a late checkout they made it seem like it was an outrageous request but gave it to me anyway.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Madclaybrooke Great Experience
The friendly staff made our visit to this hotel a memorable one.
Everything about this property was above par! The service, the location, the clean rooms, etc....
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MNFamily Staff was great
Enjoyed our stay at this hotel. A good option for taking day trips around the San Francisco area.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 7676 A stay worth remembering
The Pacifica Holiday Inn Express is one of my favorite places to stay. Top rated staff and General Manger always exceed my expectations regarding provision of guest services.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TaffyW Great except for the cookies!
Everything was perfect except for one little signature item of Holiday Inn Express hotels.
The person at the desk said, "Have some nice, fresh cookies straight out of the oven." These cool cookes (at 4:00 PM) were obviously from a package and were not baked onsite.
Just that little deception bothered me, because if one tells falsehoods on little things, what about big things.
Beautiful location and great view, as we paid extra for the ocean view side. Loved hearing the waves.
No recognition for Priority Club Members.
June 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lotsoftraveling Good value for San Francisco area
If traveling to S.F. stay here. The money you save by staying here as opposed to crowded San Francisco is worth it. Sure, you have a "little extra drive" into the city, but, it's not that bad. If you drive the Great Highway you get a nice view. This hotel is one of those little hidden gems tucked away in Pacifica. Friendly staff, very relaxing. The rooms are comfortable and serve their purpose. If you like nature, hike the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
June 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Loneegret Our favorite place
We love this little hotel situated near the edge of Rockaway beach. It's quiet and clean, and the staff are great. Although it's a completely nonsmoking hotel, the prior occupants must have broken the rules, as there was a lingering pall in our room last time. I'm sure the front desk would have tried to make us more comfortable, but we got in late, and my wife just wanted to crash. The only other negatives are that the prices seem to go up every time we book a weekend, and then there's, um, "Nick's", a dingy motel and lounge where a lot of the surfers stay that's inconveniently positioned between HI and the beach. Except for the panoramic rooms, Nick's is in the way of what could have been an amazing view from the hotel room windows. It's still our favorite weekend getaway location.
June 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peforall Nice stay right off the beach
Whats nice about this hotel is the proximity to Rockaway Beach. A few steps out the door and you are there. They have a little patio that you can sit on and watch the surf, surfers, and the sunset. The lounge area is welcoming with plenty of seating. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The windows open enough so that you get a light breeze and can hear the surf. With all of this you can still get a reasonable rate. No complaints about this property.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by riton40 comfortable bedroom
good attention and facilities about questions on tourism and trip to do in all around SFC
May 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jasonmadruga84 Great Ocean View Hotel
This is a great hotel very close to the ocean. If you're lucky enough to get an ocean view bring binoculars, you might see whales or seals.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SMinSF Wonderful Experience
My partner and I wanted to get away from the city. We chose the hotel because the location was close, the room had a jacuzzi bath, and the was free breakfast. We did not expect the place to be so nice! The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean and is waking distance to many things - the beach, a wine bar, a bowling alley, good restaurants. We highly recommend staying here and will be back.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SunDevilBill Treated like a King!!
This was the best vacation EVER! and HIE in Pacifica made it possible. I want to personally thank LISA and RACHEL for providing fantastic and top notch customer service. Give them a raise!! The hotel was exceptionally clean, very peaceful, outstanding maid service and the location was PERFECT. Thank you everyone that works at Holiday Inn Express for making my trip a memorable one. You have just gained a repeat customer.
May 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mogf Great ocean view hotel
This is a wonderful place to stay if you have to be in the area or want a few days of R and R. We enjoyed the proximity to hiking - Pedro State park over one hill and Sharp Park over another. Also several good restaurants in walking distance. The hotel was easy to find - right along 1. Had two small issues - the fire alarm went off twice once night - turned out there was a problem with a water heater. Also, the maid gave us fresh towels each day despite our efforts to "be green" and hang them up. The beds were super comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again.
April 26, 2013