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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Stayed here for one night to catch early flight from SFO. Room was clean and equipped with all that you would expect. Hotel provides complimentary transfer to and from airport which is very handy but we were in a rental car and hotel is only 10 min drive to the airport. For breakfast the hotel provided pre packed muffins and pastries and coffee, OJ etc to go which is ideal to grab and eat on the move. There are fast food restaurants 5 mins walk from the hotel which was handy also. Despite being so close to the airport we slept well and were not aware of any noise.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Have not had good experiences of previous ones. The beds were comfy, room large and well equipped. A basic breakfast with some hot foods was included. Close to the airport and a free shuttle to the airport. Outdoor pool was lovely and WARM. We were close to the railway line but that was not a problem. Would have gladly stayed another night.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We decided on this property, not because of the Park n Fly, but because we were arriving late into SFO and didn't want to be driving into SF late at night searching for the hotel. It was so convenient, we picked up the rental car and were at the El Rancho within 5 minutes. And surprisingly, it was a lot closer to SF than I originally thought - only a 20 minute drive into the city along the 101 on the days we wanted to go sightseeing.

We stayed in a 3 bedroom suite in the 800 section (one block north of the main hotel). It consisted of 2 queen beds and 2 single beds, which were all very comfortable. The main bedroom had an en suite, and there was also a main bathroom. There is a total of 4 TVs in the apartment, each with Comcast, although 2 of our TVs didn't seem to be connected properly, but we didn't really have time to watch TV anyway. The free wi-fi was awesome and super fast! Full kitchen facilities (large fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher) and a large living area and balcony rounded out an impressive apartment. There was a bit of noise from the trains but we didn't notice it that much. The only complaint we could make is the dining suite seated only 4 people, while we had 6 people and the apartment is designed to sleep 6 people.

The free departure snack was very good, with muffins, crossaints, toast, fruit, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Service at reception was always very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the El Rancho to anyone looking for good value quality accommodation near SFO and only 20 minutes to the city.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

This is very conveniently located near SFO, with surprisingly nice rooms and a generous continental breakfast. Book a room in the front of the complex, away from the railway tracks. You will hear some planes flying overhead and a few trains going by, but nothing too bad. I stayed twice in late February -- both times, I asked for a room on the top (second) floor, so I wouldn't hear someone walking around above me. But both times I was given a room on the ground floor and had to ask about it again. I found the service inconsistent: Anyone I spoke with during 9-5 was friendly and helpful, but after hours not so much. For example, on my first visit, I checked in quite late, and I wanted to use to different credit card than the one I had used to make the booking. The clerk should have simply deleted the first credit card number from their records, but instead, the charge was billed to that first credit card -- and then credited a few hours later, but at a lower amount. (Since I was traveling from Canada, the exchange rate was different because of the few hours' difference.) It wasn't a big deal, but it caused me a bit of inconvenience, since I had to call my credit card company when I got home, explain the whole thing to them, and ask for the transaction to be corrected.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

After more than a dozen stays at the El Rancho, decided it was time to write a review of this outstanding Inn. We have often used it to stay the night before flying out of San Francisco on vacation. For the price of one night's lodging you also get up to 12 days or so of free parking plus free shuttle from the hotel to the airport and the same upon your return along with drop-off right at your car. You can't beat that for outstanding customer service!

The rooms are always quite clean, quiet, and comfortable. Their entire staff is extremely courteous and attentive--they really get it!! They have a very nice bar and restaurant on site which has a nice menu (I'd rate the quality of their food as a strong "4"), and the bar serves an early morning continental breakfast. We have shared this secret goldmine with several of our friends who also rave about it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

Property: Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Address: 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Millbrae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Romantic Hotel in Millbrae
#1 Business Hotel in Millbrae
#2 Green Hotel in Millbrae
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,850 - ₹ 16,536
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 219
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Best Western hotel to SFO Airport, AAA 3 Diamond Rated, with full service restaurant offering complimentary daily departure snack from 4:30am - 9:30am. At the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn will stand out among other hotels in Millbrae, CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel ... more   less 
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