Really Nice Hotel - 4 Star A review of San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
My impression after spending just one night at this hotel is that it is a really nice property, certainly rating 4 "stars."
I received my requested room, a non-smoking king, room 1066. This was a ground floor handicap room in the six-story concierge tower building. The décor of the room was upscale and looked pretty new, with a 9 or 10 foot ceiling. I did not measure the size of the room, but it was quite spacious.
My room had one of the new super-comfortable Marriott king beds. These beds are awesome. There was the expected work desk with a high-speed internet connection. The armoire housed the TV and was also the "closet." In the closet were a Marriott robe, iron and ironing board, and an empty mini refrigerator. One really nice surprise was a comfortable reclining chair!
Because my room was a handicap room there was a very large shower in the bathroom, no tub. I don't use a tub so this did not bother me. The décor of the bathroom was also very pleasing with a granite vanity counter top and excellent lighting. The coffee maker was in the bathroom, along with a hair dryer.
The pool at this hotel is not large, but looked adequate. The pool was heated and there was also a whirlpool tub. The exercise room seemed pretty complete and there always seemed to be people working out. The concierge lounge on the 6th floor is very large. I had intended to have dinner, but after making myself a nice salad and munching on both hot and cold appetizers, I didn't feel like dinner. Later I went back for brownies and milk. The host and hostess were very friendly and accommodating.
There seemed to be plenty of parking around the hotel. The property is laid out in a number of connected buildings with parking close by each. The charge for parking when I was there was $12.00 per day. Room keys are coded so that they open the parking gates.
As for service, all of the Marriott associates that I came in contact with gave me great service. Besides that, everyone I came in contact with, including several doing custodial work, was really friendly, indicating of a well run operation.