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Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco SFO

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Bergamo, Italy
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I have stayed in holiday inn for a couple of days in march, rooms are quite clean and comfortable. Hotel's location is quite far from the city center ( half hour by car so be careful if you purpose is to visit san francesco coty center), wifi wasn't that efficient and was extremely slow. Reception stuff were quite nice but...

Thank alaaelansary
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed a few days in San francisco. We love to go there. Always choosing in the downtown of the city, but this time we stayed near the airport. We chose the Holiday Inn San Mateo San Francisco SFO. I'm always going to tripadvisor, I see the reviews and photos. The hotel, charm us people who attended...

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Schaumburg, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was huge, and clean, also free wifi and airport shuttle, however there's any good view from any room just parking lot and nearby motel. Pillows and sheets very poor quality. Hvac system is window mounted old fashion you can not set a specific temperature. There is any USB connection, The coffee maker is nice however I found water...

Thank Roberto G
Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel while attending a soccer tournament with teenagers. Check in was decent. The front desk staff is friendly. Rooms were clean. Pillows were terrible. Stairwells in building three filthy. Restaurant/bar on the main floor very expensive with average food at best. Burgers were overdone and eggs were undercooked.

Thank John C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco SFO, responded to this review

Hello John C, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience. I am delighted to read your comments about the clean rooms, accommodating staff and that your check- in went smooth. However, I regret that the pillows, general cleanliness and food quality went down the hill. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience these may have...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was right alongside the freeway so it felt hemmed in. It was tricky to get in and out of depending on which direction you were going, but there was no freeway noise inside. The staff was nice enough to move me to a different room because I wanted to take a bath and the tub stopper wasn't working plus...

Thank Kathy H
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco SFO, responded to this review

Hi Kathy H, Thank you for opting to stay with us and for leaving us feedback. Reading through it, I regret to learn that we fell short with the upkeep of the initial room assigned though I am glad that our in house staff was able to address that and gave you a better room to stay in. In addition,...

Rochester, Michigan
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Mateo-San Francisco SFO, responded to this review

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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“rooms have a good view but it's RIGHT NEXT TO the freeway”
 of 5 bubbles chrisvM6152GJ, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side (away from the highway) are quieter, as are the higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles CBtph, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Room on upper floor away from freeway noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 268stevey, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is an elevator next to the covered parking area.”
 of 5 bubbles Dorothy128, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Request top floor, rear of the building and an upgrade in room”
 of 5 bubbles Henry4218, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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