Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 242
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Snoopie Worst ever
The three ladies at the front desk were delightful. However, The male cleark Jon was not helpful at all. Three times, I ask to speak to the manager (Raj) and was told each time he was not in. On one ocassion, I saw him walk out the side door. I left me phone number and email and to this day he has not responded. I have stayed in Holiday Inn's for many years, as I travel for work every week. I had made previous arrangements to have my work crew stay at this hotel and needed to make sure arrangements previous made were honored, which they were not. The next issue that came up was the parking. One night I had to park across the road because there were no parking spaces. If I am paying $9.95 per night for parking, I expect to be able to park at the hotel. Three onther nights my crew had to park off site also. Again, they were charged parking fees. On Thursday afternoon I was standing at the front desk to again try and speak to the manager when I heard the cleark (Jon) tell a lady that they are a Park-& Fly lot. She could pay to park her vehicle at the hotel for up to ten days for a fee. Over 50% of the vehicles parked at the hotel vere never moved during the 6 days I was there. I will never stay there again and I will tell my company of my experiance. I have two crew members who will be working in San Francisco for the next two years and I now have to find another place for them to stay Monday through Friday. Not a good experiance.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sk8tfan Worth the money
I stayed here the night before an early flight so I could park my car during the trip and take the early morning shuttle to the airport. It was worth the stay for that convenience alone. But I was pleasantly surprised by how clean and neat the room was. It was quiet and had a comfortable mattress. I'd stay again.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LtMikeF Nice Stay
Had problem with heater working properly. The heater doesn't come on until you enter the room. Contacted the front desk attendant and he immediately had a maintenance man correct the problem and offered another room if necessary. Wish there were more choices on the breakfast menu. Really loved the closeness of the airport and the free shuttle service. Overall a nice stay!
Read some of the other reviews and we did not have any issues with the lack of hot water or bad internet service.
March 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ChooseANickname Poor Communication Skills
Poor communication skills, full of "cookie cutter" responses by management. My worst experience at a Holiday Inn Express yet, and I stay at many Holiday Inn's and Holiday Inn Express's. I was supposed to stay for three nights, but left after one. I will not stay at this location again. Too many other choices on the same street.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris70 Great location near SFO
Stayed here one night while connecting through SFO on a trip to Asia. The hotel is close to the airport, and the free shuttle made transportation easy. The hotel staff was friendly, the breakfast choices were good, and everything in the room worked fine. The bed was super comfortable! The next time I need a hotel near SFO this will be my first choice.
March 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Time Lack of Response
I am a Platinum member. I was very disappointed with the servcice for my four night stay. There were issues with the door and locking mechanism. I was not satisfied with the response of the hotel staff. The clerk at the front desk was flippant. I left a detailed voice mail message on the second day of my stay for the manager Raj. He never even bothered to return my call.
February 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TomD1 Room rate changed
My room rate changed from the first night to the second and third. I had initialed an agreement for my room rate but yet it increased.
I was leaving early in the morning when I found out I was "slammed". I asked the night clerk to correct the bill. The night clerk said he couldn't change it and for me to contact the manager. i called three times the following day and each time was put on hold and then dropped off. I contacted customer care who said that someone would contact me with in 48 hours (this was more than 5 days ago and no one has contacted me.)
I'm very disappointed, My company stays in this particular Holiday Inn Express very often and I am contacting my travel arranger to change hotels in the future.
February 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Notgoinback I would not go back
The TV didn't work the entire time I was there. They sent two technicians who couldn't do anything and it must have been the entire hotel because they didn't offer another room. They blamed it on the satellite, but there wasn't a cloud in the sky. The manager was supposed to call me, but he didn't.
Also, my iPhone would not recognize their wifi. They said it must be my iPhone, but this has never happened before or since with any wireless system.
Why do the hotels near silicon valley always seem to have the worst internet services?
February 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WCC2 The worst customer service ever!
I had a reservation for 2/16/2013 for one night. I was in town for the funeral of my grandpa. Due to some unforeseen circumstances with the funeral, I had to call the morning of my reservation to try and cancel. I called the hotel and spoke with Norris. She was not helpful and she transfered my to the on-duty managers phone. His name is Raj. He did not answer. I left him a detailed phone message and email explaining why I was in town and why I needed some mercy and leniency with the cancellation policy. He never returned my call or email. In fact, the guest relations folks at the national level could not reach him either. He was given 48 hours to at least respond to my request. He did not respond within that time frame. It wasn't until the guest relations folks decided to mail me a refund check that I heard back from him. In his response,he said he would not be able to issue a credit (even though he has the authority to do so). He seems to me to be heartless. STAY AWAY! Worst customer service ever!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bompa Perfect .location for me
My home away from home when I am here for business. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. They go out of their way to meet my needs and requests...
Now if they would just get Comcast sports on their TV system so I can watch my Giants during baseball season, I would have nothing to complain about...;-)
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarybethLSD renovated interior, comfort of stay, knowledgeable staff, & good location to SFO
I will definitely come back to this hotel but this time with my family and will highly recommend this hotel to my colleagues. When I erroneously made an incorrect reservation, the hotel Operations Manager was able to correct the error on time before my actual stay. I wish that I have more tome to stay in this hotel as all the restaurants I want to visit (mainly the popular Asian restaurants) are nearby. Furthermore, the hotel service was fast, the staff are respectful and knowledgeable, and the distance of the hotel to SFO is outstanding without worries of being late. Hence, I recommend this hotel. So what are you readers waiting for? : - ))
February 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shaneT convenient
there was McDonald right next to the hotel, so it was convenient when we got thirsty or hungry
February 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NAK0126 Really weak water pressure and the hot water is not very hot.
I found that the water pressure in the room was barely adequate to keep the shower head engaged. I also found that the hot water was not hot enough. The hot water flow in the sink was so reduced that it would take 10 minutes to fill the sink. I also found that charging for parking in South San Francisco is a bit of a stretch. There isn't a parking shortage in South San Francisco and it is an industrial area. The wireless internet doesn't cover the entire hotel very well. Fortunately the wired internet is good.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel60 Excellent
Very comfortable and great service
The only thing they need to upgrade is the gym
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill2T Nice place to spend a night
We had to spend one night at the Holiday Inn Express and we are glad we did. We were greeted with smiles and all around good feelings. The hotel is close to the rental car return and not that far from the city. Made the stay all the more enjoyable. The front desk was very helpful and the breakfast was perfect for our needs. Thank you!
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coopertime Close to Airport for Business Trips
Clean and Quiet.....
Free Airport shuttle every 30 minutes
630 am- 930 shuttle is crowded..
20 Minute Walk on path to San Fran Bay
Denny's IHOP, Houlahans Mc Donalds
all within 3/4 mile walk
Costco 10 Min walk from Hotel
Business center for copying and Faxing
2 Desk Top computers
January 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by greygoose Confirm your rate before you commit to your stay!
We were told that our rate would be X by 2 different people as we traveled late nite to catch a plane in the early am. However when we arrived (4 adults and 6 kids 7mos to 13 all in varying stages of exhaustion) we were told 55 more and at that point needed to get everyone to bed. The room was nice and the breakfast just okay . The next morning the front desk basically blew me off about the rate. We had 2 rooms and one had a park (10days) and fly so we left our car and flew to Hawaii. We returned on a red eye and came back to the motel.We decided just to stay because we had sick kids and crying and tired kids. My wife was also ill so we decided to check in again because we only slept maybe an hr. on the plane. We were'nt charged an early check-in but now the rate was another 20 higher. I did'nt argue we were tired. Staff was much friendlier and location good and shuttle to airport easy. Parked in safe location for our trip and reasonable was added w/ one of the rooms. Just confirm your rate before you stay it may change.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beth89 Quiet, clean and friendly
I have stayed at both this Holiday Inn and the much larger one on the same street and I prefer this one. It is smaller, quieter, and has a friendly staff.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuziQ1099 Great Stay at SFO
I truly enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Express SFO North. The room was impeccable and the staff was very helpful and generous with their time. The drive into downtown took us less than ten minutes. We plan on returning next month.
December 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Granadaman65 Disappointment
As I Platinum level Priority Club member, I have stayed a numerous Holiday Inn properties. This is the only one at which we had a less than a good to excellent experience. When I checked in the lady at the front desk did not acknowledge my Priority Club membership. Then, even after a staff member checked the reception on out television, it did not work properly. When we were ready to retire for the night, we discovered that the heating/ac unit did not work. We adjusted the thermostat and nothing happened. So we just went to bed.
I think that this one night hopefully is not representative of a normal stay at this property. I hope these remarks will be helpful.
December 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tutty102 Cheerful front staff
I could enjoy my stay with a kind and cheerful front staff. The only thing I would suggest is that a phone call to guest room should be made a certain time after checkking-in, because guests can look around ther guest rooms meanwhile.
December 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MKT777 Excellent place to relax after a quick trip to Singapore
I flew from Singapore and due to airport operations had some travel challenges. I was exhausted. The reservations staff, Tess at the front desk etc went out of their way to accommodate my early arrival. The room was clean, quiet enough with a busy McDonalds next door. The wifi worked well and I used the business center to print out a boarding pass. I slept, woke up and was able to grab a few items to eat, meeting the 6:08 shuttle. The place was perfect for an exhausting overnight where I ended up in SFO and my luggage is still flying United.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJKJ Great value
We used this hotel as a place to stay the night before a flight out of SFO. We took advantage of the 14 days free parking. Arriving leasurely the night before we were able to get a good nights sleep, and use the free shuttle to the airport the next morning.
We will use this facility the next time we have an early morning flight out of SFO.
November 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valerie48 Great, helpful service, early transport to airport
I received my wake-up call promptly at 3:00 am as requested. The van was on time at 4:00 am.
Even though breakfast was not yet being served, the desk clerk made a fresh pot of coffee for those of us who had early departures.
Will definitely stay there again.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim94952 Great stay, park, fly choice
Nice updated HI Express property. Pleasant helpful staff. Comfortable rooms.
November 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JetlaggedMan Great for the purpose
I needed a quiet place to rest after arriving to SFO on a transatlantic journey so this was a good choice. Did not use the shuttle service as I had a rental car and the hotel is just 5min further down the road from the SFO rental car garage. Parking at the hotel is not free but reasonably priced.
Found the HIE SFO North to be one of the best rated options in Tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. Rooms are of good size, clean and even have microwave oven. Most important for me and my jetlag, the night was quiet.
There´s a fitness room and Spa downstair. Breakfast is okay, good variety and nice staff but average quality.
Location: The hotel is located in an industrial area with nothing around but a McDonald´s. Direct access to HW101, so with a car you´re well connected to San Francisco and all surrounding areas.
November 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JAS1953 Should not qualify as a Holiday Inn Express
Arrived at SFO evening of Sunday Oct 28th. Attempted to call hotel three times enroute and received no answer. On fourth call reception answered. I had a question about shuttle service. Was told shuttle runs every 30 minutes. It took 1 and 1/2 hour to get from airport shuttle station to hotel.. Arrived at hotel approximately 10 pm. Individual who was working reception that evening had no interest in check in. In fact we waited at desk almost 5 minutes before she even appeared. No welcome priority club member, no welcome period. Her only interest was on the after game news. I had to ask a question three times to find out where the elevator was as she flatly stated I hear you. Reception very rude and not what I have ever experienced from a Holiday Inn Express. One final question was did they offer water or any snack to priority members and the answer again was a flat no we don't . I will say the room was comfortable.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CYNTHIA55 great service
Close to airport. Great free shuttle service to and from the airport.Comfortable bed, clean room and great service. Adequate hot/warm breakfast. No convenience store nearby though if you forgot to bring something you need. Will highly recommend this place to anyone.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CYNTHIA55 CONVENIENT
Close to airport. Great free shuttle service to and from the airport.Comfortable bed, clean room and great service. Parked our car for 12 days in garage, still intact when we came back. Adequate hot/warm breakfast. No convenience store nearby though if you forgot to bring something you need. Will highly recommend this place to anyone.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BRS8 Great Location
Geart spot to stay for a morning flight. Rental car garage right around the corner . Clean rooms and a better than adequate breakfast all for a great price.
October 25, 2012