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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Millbrae
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Have been staying at the El Rancho Inn and Suites for over 20 years. Always very clean, well maintained and friendly staff. We were a group of 33 friends celebrating the start of a two week Hawaii cruise. Thanks to Gail DeAlba for helping me coordinate everything, she was wonderful to work with!
Everyone enjoyed their stay and agreed it was a very nice hotel. Thanks to the bar staff for putting up with our reunion and celebration, you were great!
Very convenient location, close to the airport, great shuttle service.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Hotel excellent, restaurant on property and others within short walk. Great breakfast. Park-and-fly extremely has convenient van drop-off and pick-up and very friendly and courteous driver got our keys, took us to our car and gave us directions to home. Would definitely use again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I loved everything about it. Complimentary breakfast had plenty to choose from, pool area was relaxing, the on-site restaurant was delicious. Parking was easy and the front desk bent over backwards to accomodate my multi-day stay after fleeing a neighboring motel. Very close to BART and SFO, shopping and Starbucks!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

The suites are very, very comfortable and well appointed. It is close to Bart connections, they have a great deal for a room and 14 day parking, and it is close to any Bay Area attraction for easy in and out. Plenty of parking and the pool and spa are great. The free breakfast is a big plus with plenty of good eats...try the ham and egg treat...they warm it up for you too.

Room Tip: Check out the under pool window in the bar...it's a gas and a couple of movies were filmed using...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We were so pleased with our experience for a reverse park and fly at this hotel. They dropped us off at our rooms when we returned from our trip exhausted and our cars were right outside of our hotel rooms! We were astonished to be so well accommodated and highly recommend this hotel for any park and fly needs.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Joan E
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I had a great stay at the BW El Rancho. Very close to the airport. Great room overlooking the pool. The courtyard and pool area are very nice. The property is older but has been updated and maintained well. I had a restful quiet night's sleep. The staff were ALL completely wonderful and friendly. They call their complimentary breakfast a departure "snack"....so I was a little worried. However, it was great. I'd call it a continental breakfast plus. The mini quiches were great.

The only recommendation I'd have is to make the main building or directions to it more prominent. I pulled in, parked and started wandering around the north buildings at first. A call to the front desk remedied that though.

I'd definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Overlooking the pool was great for me.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank dani42379
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

The Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn & Suites is a large hotel complex on a 20 to 25 minutes walk from the Bart station in Millbrae with a connection to Downtown San Francisco. Since it is only a couple of miles from San Francisco Airport, a lot of travellers arriving or departing from that airport use the hotel. On the plus side, the rooms are large enough and clean, there is a fast and efficient shuttle service to the airport and the members of staff are helpful and professional. But the overall experience was lower than I normaly expect in a Best Western Plus. To many things were wrong. Basically small things, but too many of them.

1. The bathroom tap kept dripping;
2. There was no replacement of used coffee and water cups in the room during a three day stay;
3. The internet (wifi) in the room didn't work (building 500 is to far away from the main building) and we had to go to the cafe or lobby to get an Internet connection;
4. The hotelbar closes early. Even on a Saturday it was not open at 10 pm;
5. The room keys had to be replaced several times during our stay because they stopped working.

For the rate paid, to many things were below expectation. And in building 500 there was a lot of noise from passing trains. There should be more isolation from that.

Finally, the breakfast provided was very extremely basic. I have stayed in 7 different Best Western Hotels in the USA last month and the breakfast in El Rancho Inn was way beneath the standard in the rest of them. This hotel is to expensive for what is on offer.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the complex since the tracks of the noisy Call Train passes directly...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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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: £90 - £259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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