Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport Millbrae
Nice Hotel-Too Bad the employees don't act like it
We enjoyed the location of this hotel as we were so close to the BART station we easily walked to the train and back each day feeling quite safe and avoided renting a car while sight seeing in San Francisco. The cooked to order breakfast was somewhat limited (We could never get there in time to get a piece of fruit) but the hotel and breakfast was fine for the price. The room was great as we traveled with two children and the two TV's and two separate rooms were great!!! The limo picked us up from the airport just as promised. The limo was quite old and worn, had dirty glasses with cigarette butts floating in them that was a turn off...but hey, it was a free shuttle to and from the hotel. The worst thing was the unfriendly, curt employees. Even the staff in the breakfast room seemed not to like the Qualitity Inn or it's customers. The hot tub really looked discusting and got greener and greener during our stay. Thank Goodness we didn't plan on using it, actually didn't see anyone else in it either...no wonder judging from the color, it was not appealing. I tried to break the employees during our 6 days, 5 nights there but just couldn't get many sincere smiles. The hotel was fine!!! There's a Taco Bell/ Pizza Hut right next door and a Burger King just a block away so that was convenient for a quick fast food meal. Maybe, the staff will get a bonus for Christmas and smile more.
Loved this hotel
August 2005. We decided this trip not to stay in downtown San Francisco and settled on the Quality suites in Millbrae, close to airport. This hotel was great. There is a new Bart station a block and half away, very safe area. Each morning we were treated to a fully cooked to order hot breakfast and upon returning in the evening (week nights) there is a Mgr's reception in the lobby with a table set up with appetizers with complimentary beer and wine. A very nice touch after a long day trailing around Fisherman's Wharf. The rooms are extremly nice and clean. We had a nice sitting area with a couch, two arm chairs, desk and TV. A little area with fridge, microwave and coffee maker and in the bedroom area we had a second TV. What a great holiday, I didn't have to wrestle the remote away from my husband, I had my own!!! The train station also has the CALTRAIN stop there, so you can hop a train to San Jose for a small fee. Nice trip.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Lorna, Vancouver, BC
Great deal, loved it!
Located just steps away from the Millbrae Bart Station, we found it very convenient to take the very comfortable train ($7.20 return) to San Francisco (runs every 15 minutes).
The full breakfast is delicious and although you can only have one serving of eggs and bacon, saussage and ham all the other items such as cereals, toats, bananas, English muffins, waffles...are unlimited!
The room itself is a nicely decorated suite. Very clean and very comfortable beds. Although there is no doors in between the bedroom and the livingroom area, the bathroom serves as a seperation in between the two areas. There is a sofabed, 2 tv, microwave and mini-fridge (with tiny freezer).
They have free high speed internet access (you must have your own laptop) in every room
At this rate, next time we go to San Francisco we'll definetly go back to this hotel!
This good property seems under-appreciated
I stayed here during a San Francisco convention in March 2005 because my return flight was very early and this property was near both SFO and the airport's rental car return area. Given the location and the outside traffic, it was suprisingly quiet inside my room. I had a third-floor suite with a bedroom and a sitting area separated by a bath. And I was close enough to the hotel's wireless access point to be able to use the Internet in my room rather than in the lobby.
There was no trouble with parking, but there seemed to be just enough spaces to accommodate checked-in guests with little extra. The parking area was safe, clean, and well lighted. But, with both BART and Caltrain two blocks away and with two public bus routes stopping near the hotel's front door, a car wasn't really needed. BART turned out to be so convenient that I wound up traveling downtown for breakfast one day and for dinner on another.
Except for some boisterous teens in the hotel one Saturday, I would not even have known I had neighbors. The staff was so efficient that a fax I had requested sent to the hotel appeared under my door about five minutes after I got off the phone. Everyone on the front desk was pleasant. Their smiles brightened my day.
Not too bad for the price
Stayed at the Quality Suites Millbrae for 3 nights. The room was clean, staff were polite and the free cooked to order breakfast a bonus.
Not having a car, the proximity of the hotel to public transport and local shops was excellent. It was a 5 minute walk to the local BART/Caltrain services and a 5-10 min walk to a host of restaurants, take-aways and numerous other shops.
On the very efficient BART is was about a 35 min train ride into San Fran.
Only slight complaint I would have is one that is common to many U.S. hotels, that of noise. The walls are very thin and is was possible to quite easily hear the activities of neighbouring rooms. However, I had quiet neighbours so it didn't bother me at all.
Overall, a good quality hotel for a very cheap price. Would definitely consider staying there again.
Adequate but not again
Convenient resting stop from SFO but don't go out of your way to stay here. The breakfast is limited and served in a room that reminded us of a grade school cafeteria, i.e. practically windowless and you watch dishes being washed as you order. Also we were upgraded to the "Safari Suite" which is a cheezy theme room gone wrong. Not over the top enough to be campy but low end Vegas enough to be weird. The view from our room was scruffy at best. Staff was pleasant, room was clean, and we never tried any of the nearby restaurants. Parking is a problem if you arrive late, we had a "your car will be towed" note from the hotel when we left the next morning.
Enjoyed Quality Suites Millbrae
We stayed at the Quality Suites Millbrae for one night, prior to a morning flight out of SFO. We were able to stay for one night and leave our car for 2 weeks while on vacation. We found this hotel to have the best priced stay and park package. The hotel is clean, and the rooms were nice. Breakfast was good, but you could only get one plate full. The food was served by employees and you had to have a ticket to turn in. There is a free shuttle, which is actually a limosine that provides transportation to and from the airport. We returned after midnight and there was no driver to pick us up. The hotel had us take a taxi and they paid the bill! We will stay at this hotel again when needing a stay and park package. I am willing to answer any questions you might have about the hotel
Great deal and convenient location
This place was a bargain, considering you get a suite for less than the price of a room in SF. The interior corridors are a nice change from the exterior corridors you find at most of the other hotels/motels in that area and pricer range. Right across the street are some great restaurants (Chinese, Thai, and Italian, all of them very good!). What's best is that there is free underground parking, but there won't be enough space if the hotel is fully booked. Room was big, and had a nice separation between living and sleeping areas. There were hor's doerves in the evening in the lobby. Breakfast area was small, and the complimentary breakfast was so-so.
My daughter & I stayed here in March 2004. The suite was clean & comfortable. It had two TV's, king size bed, pull out sofa bed, microwave, and a small refrigerator. Breakfast was included & you had your choice of eggs, etc. There is an outside jacuzzi that faces the street but we still enjoyed it, even at night with the wind blowing!
Parking is underground & it is FREE! Price was reasonable and I would definitely stay here again.
Shuttle to the airport is also free & so convenient.
One caution: We ate at the Seafood Restaurant across the street & were very disappointed with the food & the prices.
First Class Location All The Way
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in the "Best Place" . Great park and fly package. Covered underground parking. Cooked breakfast and clean ample room. Limo service to SFO 24/7. Reasonable rates. We'll be back!
TripAdvisor Reviews Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport Millbrae
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