The only reason I booked this hotel was because the two closer to my destination were full. Since I am a Priority Club member, I decided to try the Holiday Inn San Mateo. From the moment I reached the front desk, I was treated like royalty. The clerk at the front desk immediately searched for available upgrades and I was offered a choice of two different suites which were vacant for the night. Whether they do this for all guests or only for Priority Club members, I don't know, but this is a reason in itself to join.
The room was big and bright; the computer access was free, and the food from room service was excellent and not over priced at all. With regard to other reviewers comments about the WiFi, I would like to make this comment about this hotel and most others. WiFi is often inconsistent based on your location in the hotel. So when hotels offer hard wire connections, ALWAYS opt for it, unless your computer does not have that kind of connection. This Holiday Inn does have hard wire connections and mine was exceptionally fast. As for the food, I had both dinner that night and breakfast the next morning at the hotel and was very pleased with the quality and size of the portions. The service was a little slow; so if you are in a hurry, I would suggest going down to the restaurant. The one negative I might mention for my stay at the Holiday Inn San Mateo is the difficulty in getting to the place. Coming form the airport, you actually have to get off the 101 and go the other way. There is no exit where the hotel is. In summary, although the location was a little further from my destination and a little difficult to get to, I would choose to stay here again. This is a very good property with outstanding service by a well trained staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo / San Francisco SFO is the newest and most modern hotel in the area. Conveniently located off US-101, we are situated among fine dining, world-renowned attractions, endless shopping possibilities and vast business opportunities. Our prime location places you within minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Monster Park, San Mateo Expo Center, Downtown San Mateo, AT&T Park, Half Moon Bay, East Bay, Pier 39, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Warf, Hillsdale Mall, Pacifica Beach, Golden Gate Bridge and is a short drive from Napa and Sonoma Valley which hosts some of the finest vineyards in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco Sfo Hotel San Mateo
- Quality Inn San Mateo
- San Mateo Quality Inn