Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States – Hotel Review

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Staying at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South because I like to stay away from the San Francisco City. It is less than an hour drive to the city and  an easy access to the SF airport too!

Since it is an “express” hotel, you will find the services are pretty standard and with reasonable price.  You will find Holiday Inn Express usually found in suburbs and besides freeways.

Front Lobby

We gotten our key within 5 mins from the front desk despite it was a peak period.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Plenty of places to sit at the lobby.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

You can also use the stairs to go up second level.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

If you have heavy luggage to carry up, use the lift instead.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Business Center

A very small open space business center with two PC and a printer.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Kiosk

Small kiosk selling snacks, drinks, batteries & toiletries.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Hotel Room Review

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Hotel room is clean and comfortable and bright if you turn on all the lights.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

  • Room is decorated with several paintings & pictures.
  • Air condition is adjustable.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Bathroom Review

  • Floor is clean and dry.
  • Come with clean towels and toiletries.
  • Light is bright enough.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Wardrobe has few wooden hangers, an iron and an iron board plus a safe box.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

I won’t say the room is very spacious but good enough.  Flat screen tv, microwave, tea and coffee maker are there for you to use.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

  • Double lining curtains which block away bright sunlight in the morning.
  • A small working station.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Breakfast Review

Holiday Inn Express usually come with “complimentary breakfast”.  Very standard American breakfast which consist of bread, muffin, egg, cereal, coffee, tea, milk, juice, ham and sausages plus fruits.

  • Food are sufficient as the few staffs keep refilling for the hungry travelers.
  • Food served are hot and fresh.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Hotel Surrounding

At the back of the hotel, the are spectacular and it is wise if you go out to have your morning walk.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Nice trees and a beautiful lake with birds and ducks.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

I take about 20 mins to have a walk outside and discover a beautiful lake and an old school bus.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Parking Lot 

Sufficient of parking lot at the back of the hotel near the lake.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Big intersection before you turn in to Holiday Inn Express SF.  We missed few times and fail to make a turn to come in to the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Nearby Restaurant

You can drive for few minutes to find few restaurants nearby. I love Sushi Japanese & Korean Restaurant is just within walking distance, 5-10  mins.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Drive for 5 mins further down the road, you will find Chinese Grand Harbor.  If you are too tired to walk and drive, just go next door – Original Max’s serving Western cuisine.  We had our dinner at Original Max’s, good nice ambient.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

Final thoughts :

Staying two nights at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South  with no complaints, room is clean and come with all the basic necessities.  Complimentary breakfast is included.

What I like most of the hotel is the ample parking spaces and the lake view at the back of the hotel.  You also get to watch the ducks swimming in the lake and watching the sun rise early in the morning.  Quite foggy though.  Not sure why SF is always foggy.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States - Hotel Review

16 Replies to “Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States – Hotel Review”

  1. It sounds like a great place for a stop over if your on a business trip. All the amenities are there and when you need a break there’s that gorgeous lake out back. Love that

  2. The view around this hotel is lovely. Definitely makes for taking some nice walks and just relaxing at the end of the day. I’m also a huge fan of any kind of breakfast!

  3. This is the kind of place were I like to stop when I’m traveling for business, I appreciate that there is a nice view to a lake nearby, to go unwind for a moment!

  4. Your review for Holiday Inn Express depicts all positive angles of this hotel. And its connectivity to the city San Francisco. I have visited this wonderful city. May be next time I consider this place for my stay.

    1. Dear Indu,
      Thanks for your commenting here. Glad you have also visited San Francisco city, it is really a wonderful city. This hotel is a bit far from the city but if you are driving, it is a good place to stay, as it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

  5. I’m not sure how it got it’s name, but the fog in SF is named Karl (there’s even an IG account called karlthefog). I’ve stayed in a Holiday Inn Express before & I really liked it. I don’t need fancy accommodations, just somewhere clean & in a safe location. I enjoyed their breakfast, but they don’t have many options for my sister who has dietary restrictions.

    1. Dear Sam,

      Thanks for educating me about kalthefog. Checked and found out the fog in SF is called Karl, also went into kalthefog IG account to have a look. Interesting discoveries. You are right the SF breakfast has not many options, only the usual choices but then no complain from me since it is “complimentary breakfast”.

  6. This looks like a really great Holiday inn to stay at. How awesome you found a lake to venture out to and explore. A great review.

    1. Dear Samuel,
      Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport South is convenient for traveler who need to rush to the airport. Lots of places to park your car and don’t forget to go to the lake which is lacated at the back of the hotel.

    1. Dear Judy,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The surrounding was very beautiful, especially pond at the back of the hotel. I have a morning walk around the complex and enjoy the sunrise and fog 🙂

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