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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel since our son lives in San Carlos and it was within a few miles of his home. It is easy to access from the highwway. Ask for a room that faces the museum or the small airport to have less highway noise. The airport is small and quite interesting to watch small planes come and go. This does not impact your sleep in the evening.

The breakfast area is very small and cramped but the food is quite generous. Cooked eggs, waffles, cereal, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, etc. We took our food back to our room on busy weekend days.

All of the staff are very friendly. The housekeeping department did a great job with our room. We stayed there for 8 days and would stay there again. The small swimming pool was enjoyed by our grandson. Parking is available in the front and the rear of the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the small airport or facing the museum instead of the highway.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

The staff are all friendly and very helpful. Service is excellent. Breakfast is very good with a selection of cereals to hot meals.
I feel at home when I stay with them.
Near the airport and malls. Very easy to book and very helpful. Great GM and ASST. GM.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed two nights to attend a sports reunion nearby. We arrived 1:00am and no one was at the desk. Finally after waiting 20 minutes we spotted a small sticky note advising us to call a phone number which rang to a room next to the desk. The room was cramped and the walls were thin. The shower was nice and the large towels were plush.

The breakfast on the first day included eggs (boiled and scrambled), sausage and a nice fresh fruit salad along with all of the other normal items. The space was small and very little room to sit or maneuver. The second morning they ran out of the hot food early on and we were told "it is what it is". We had to take our food back to the room each day.

The location was convenient; just off the freeway. For those who exercise, there is a bike path just out the door of the hotel that was great for jogging as well. The exercise room was ample and there was an outdoor pool but no Jacuzzi. There was a Burger King across the parking lot as well as a steak restaurant.

Room Tip: It was convenient to stay on the 1st floor. A room toward the back offers easy access to the back e...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stay at this Marriott every year around Christmastime for up to two weeks; it is near our son and his family who live in the beautiful little town of San Carlos. This property is next to a small airport (but noise from the airport is NOT an issue). It is also next to a fast food restaurant and a very good steak place.

The rooms are quite nice; the breakfast (included) is surprisingly extensive and includes make-your-own waffles. The staff couldn't be more helpful. San Carlos town center is about half a mile away and has plenty of superb restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutique stores. You can easily hop the Caltrain which will take you into San Francisco in about 1/2 an hour.

This Fairfield Inn is a great place to stay and also a great value.

Room Tip: You should have no problem with rooms; all are good.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

It is exactly what you expected. Well worth it vs. the price of the alternatives hotels nearby. The room was clean and large enough to kick back for a while. There is a restaurant in walking distance that we think is only open for dinner. We were there at 3:00 and they were closed. The complimentary breakfast has scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, fruit juice, etc., beginning at 7 a.m. That is when you need to be there. There is plenty of food - NO place to sit. Yes, taking your breakfast up to your room is an option - the best option. We were not there for the pool, although we did see it. We did use the gym - equipment was in good shape. Only 3 pieces of equipment; treadmill, elliptical and bike. The hotel is right off the freeway so get a room on the top floor facing the airport. Stay away from the ice machines. We slept soundly through the night. Only one elevator which didn't bother and we were far enough away not hear it.

Room Tip: Third floor facing the airport. Stay away from the ONE elevator and ice machines.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Its a typical Fairfield, white walls, limited decoration, plain. Thick comfy pillow top beds, newer carpeting in the halls and rooms (apparently new paint and carpet put in about 2 years ago). New flatscreen tv in 1980's cabinet/dresser, and matching 1980's desk and night stand. Sink/vanity in the main room, small dumper and shower/tub combo in separate closet. Wouldn't pay a lot, but if the price is cheap, you cant go wrong. Staff is blah, and seem to be unhappy. The clerk who checked me in, a female was very nice, but the male staff in the mornings, and the afternoon staff all seem to be bothered if you ask a question and don't offer a "hello" or anything, just shuffle by. Breakfast is simple and plain standard stuff. Coffee/decaf and hot cocoa/tea all day is a nice touch. Right off the freeway but quiet. Super easy off and on 101.

Room Tip: 3rd floor. The building is wood construction and creeks, and rolls with people walking. Would hate t...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here using points. For us, the location was convenient as we needed access to both San Francisco & San Jose. It's right off 101 with easy freeway access in either direction, 20 minutes south of SFO.

Room was clean, large & comfortable. Gym had 1 elliptical, 1 treadmill, & some weights - that's it. Check-in quick & pleasant.

Breakfast included cold cereal, yogurt, scrambled eggs & sausage patties in chafing dishes, make-your-own waffles. Nothing fancy & the eating area does get crowded, forcing you to take your food to go. Be downstairs early if you want a seat. They seemed to set up before the scheduled start times.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Address: 555 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2713
Region: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range: £81 - £255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites San Francisco San Carlos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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