Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport-North
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I wake up before the alarm goes off. Even though I got in so late, my body is still on east coast time. So I get up and get some breakfast. I like hotels that have free breakfast. I am definitely a breakfast eater so if I don't need to worry about finding a place to eat, that makes it so much easier and I can get started with the day faster. I then …
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It was a great experience to see the rolling Californian Hills on the journey there. We went into three different wineries where we tasted a number of wines while they told us stories of their history and ...
... have about 5 mobile phones purchased in different countries, most of which I cannot use at home so I certainly didn't want to purchase another ... & another. In the last, which I decided was the network I would use, I was told to wait & my name would be called out - I was 3rd in line! They had masses of employees in the shop - to open doors, greet customers, ask how they can help but it seems that only a few can actually serve customers. Anyway ...
... as they had a very attractive daughter.... :) I ended up being their tour guide.. Where to go, what to do and how to get there.. Lovely bunch of people! I need to start charging for all this advice, some guy in the hostel from South Africa today was also asking me for advice! Anyway, back to Alcatraz. This was a very interesting evening, self guided tour with headphones through the gardens and cells of the prison. Hearing stories about the famous escape and bullet ...
... to & spend time in some day. So crossing the bridge...what a magical moment....When the Lights Go Down in the City was playing & the fog had cleared. The red rose above me & the water sparkled below me. I loved every short moment of it! Kayla's boyfriend, Chuy, took us to South Point from there, for more views of the Bridge. It was windy & cold & gorgeous. There were also some historical ruins of an old fort that were neat to walk through. What ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
The hotel is a five minute drive from the airport making it an ideal location to stay.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express San Francisco Airport-North South San Francisco
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport-North South San Francisco
We just returned from a trip to San Francisco. We decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport North. It is a wonderful property with very clean, large rooms, friendly staff, great amenities, and an excellent breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to business or leisure travelers. It was a terrific hotel for our family vacation!
We got a AAA rate for $75/night and were surprised what we got for the money. The room was quiet and very spacious with all the amenities one can expect. The staff is helpful and there are several restaurants nearby. The only drawback was the complimentary airport shuttle. It was by far not on time - neither on the way from the airport to the hotel nor from the hotel to the airport. Additionally, you had to make a detour to collect and drop guests of the Travellodge and the La Quinta Inn. The hotel should definitely change the shuttle service company. Besides from that, everything was very nice.
Very nice hotel property-close to the airport. The room was lovely. Very good breakfast. However, the front desk was totally inefficient and irritating. I waited twenty minutes to be checked in only to be told my reservation wasn't in the system. After waiting for the other patrons behind me to be checked in, the clerk finally double checked and found my reservation. Checkout was equally frustrating. Hire more (and friendlier) front desk staff.
Great stay close to the airport
The foyer of this hotel makes you feel like you are in an expensive hotel. We had a very clean room and lots of choices for the complimentary breakfast. This is a great stay for a great price and very close to the airport.
Convenient to Airport and Highway 101
We spent one night here on a return trip from the coast and found it very clean and comfortable. The rooms are spacious and visually appealing. Be sure to have dinner at the Hungry Hunter right down the street!!
Don't mistake with another Holiday-Inn nearby !
Great stay, quiet, pretty new room, and staff was very professional. Good for the price. WARNING: When you reserve online, do double-check to make sure you didn't reserved the "other" Holiday-Inn 2 blocks to the north, with a similar name. My partner made this mistake and he was stuck in a smelly-old motel complex from 70s. Check the street address on the printout and if it says "275 S Airport Blvd", then you are recommended to cancel the reservation as he did.
Good hotel, far away from San Francisco
It's a very good hotel (clean, big room), close to airport, but far from SF. It has a lot of good extras: free fast internet, delicious breakfast included, parking included, free airport shuttle.
It's not convenient for travelers that come to SF for tourism, especially if you don't want to drive. Hotel is 20 minutes away from Caltrain station (plus a 25 min train trip to SF center). Also, you can reach SF by bus (45 min).
But hotel itself it's ok. Very clean, looks as new, well noise-isolated, not very expensive. In the middle of a industrial estate, thay are some restaurants around, but any other sign of life.
We stayed here for 2 nights early June 04 and found the hotel to be extremely pleasant. Location wise it is near San Franciso Airport (few minutes drive) and about 20mins drive to Downtown San Fran.
Both Visits Were Great!
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Airport North in October 1998 and October 2003. The room is comfortable in every way (firm bed and perfect room temperature), the restaurant is convenient and serves delicious meals, and the staff is friendly. We enjoyed our workouts in the fitness room. We also appreciate that the parking is free. We will definitely stay here a third time.
Loved the Wingate!
A great price performer this is! For business traveller in need of good hi-speed internet access, the T1 bandwidth gives you top grade performance in this hotel! Very tastefully decorated, simple with big projection TV at the morning breakfast foyer! It makes one feel so at home with lovely and helpful staff all the time. I had a wonderful time in San Francisco for business and pleasure with the Wingate!