$164 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 6, 2014 Check-out: Nov 8, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn

3 stars
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
78 reviews
It's in the details

This hotel far exceeds expectations for a low-to-mid priced hotel, primarily because of attention... See full review

  • beesquare
  • Jan 4, 2014
Perfect stay and fly for SFO!

We live 2 hours from SFO so flying out of there had been a real pain. But staying at the El Rancho... See full review

  • crazy tom
  • Oct 15, 2014
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn! The BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn is a beautiful and charming, family run hotel featuring beautiful mission style architecture and is located only minutes from the BART, CalTrain Intermodal Stations and San Francisco International Airport. This 100% non-smoking, Millbrae hotel is a AAA three Diamond rated hotel which also holds a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn has a legacy of warm, hospitable service and extra amenities. Nestled on seven acres and surrounded by a lush garden atmosphere, the guests will find an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, business services and banquet facilities. The onsite Terrace Café restaurant and Veranda Bar, offer a relaxing environment for drinks and dining. All the spacious guest rooms and suites feature free high-speed Internet access and cable television. Guest departing early in the morning will enjoy the convenience of a departure snack served from 4:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. daily. Hotel guests traveling for business or leisure will experience great amenities, comfortable accommodations and the highest level of customer care. Travelers will be close to many popular San Francisco attractions including AT&T Park. Visitors often stay at this hotel for favorite local events including the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, Fleet Week and Bay to Breakers. Downtown San Francisco and Moscone Center are a short drive from the hotel. Guests needing a hotel near San Francisco International Airport will be just two miles south of the Airport with the convenience of a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle. Sleep and Fly packages are also available including 14 days of parking, additional nights of parking is available for a nominal fee. This perfect hotel near San Francisco offers all the right services to ensure any stay in the Bay area is comfortable and memorable.

Hotel Map

37.6088 -122.3971
Area served
City of San Francisco, Silicon Valley
Nearby airports
(SFO), 2.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Airport

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BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn Rooms

SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS,NO SMOKING,FULL KITCHEN
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NOSMOKE,HI SPEED NET,COFFEMAKR,HAIR,IRON
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,SOFABED,HI SPEED,COFMKR,HAIR,IRON
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,KITCHENETTE,SOFABED,HI SPEED,COFMKR
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,SPECIALTY STE,HI SPEED,MICRO,REFRIG
APARTMENT - 2 ROOMS 2 BEDS
APARTMENT - 2 ROOMS 2 BEDS,EXTEND APT,NS,2BDRM Q EACH,LVG,SFABD,KIT
1 QUEEN 1 SINGLE
1 QUEEN 1 SINGLE,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NOSMOKE,HI SPEED NET,COFFEMAKR,HAIR,IRON
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NOSMOKE,HI SPEED NET,COFFEMAKR,HAIR,IRON
SUITE-2 DOUBLE BEDS
SUITE-2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,KITCHENETTE,SOFABED,HI SPEED,COFMKR
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS,NSMK,FAMILY STE,DINING RM,FULL KITCHEN
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,SIT AREA,HI SPEED,COFMKR,HAIR,IRON
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,JR SUITE,HI SPEED,COFMKR,HAIR,IRON
SUITE-1 QUEEN BED
SUITE-1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,FAMILY ST,FULKT,PATIO,HISPD,DIN TBL
SUITE-3 ROOMS 5 BEDS
SUITE-3 ROOMS 5 BEDS,NSMK,FAM STE,FULKIT,PATIO,DIN TBL,2 BATH

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Security
Multilingual
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sitting area
Ironing board

Dining

Veranda Bar
Veranda Bar, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, The intimate Veranda Bar with its cozy fireplace creates a warm place to relax and enjoy your favorite cocktail prior to dinner. Stay a while and try a sampling of our appetizers
Terrace Café
Terrace Café, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, The Terrace Café is located poolside at the BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn near SFO. The original Mermaid room from the 50's features our famous underwater back bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (78)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
78 out of 78
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crazy tom
Business
norcal
Oct 15, 2014

Perfect stay and fly for SFO!

We live 2 hours from SFO so flying out of there had been a real pain. But staying at the El Rancho Inn is perfect! They have a great restaurant for dinner and then grab breakfast to go to SFO. Clean rooms, orderly transport to SFO and a reasonable rate make this perfect for travelers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try their on-site restaurant first for dinner instead of looking around the area. The food is really very good and reasonably priced.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Magellan Mahaire
Business
Taipei, Taiwan
Sep 3, 2014

Good Choice Near SFO

I arrived at SFO at 10:30pm and had a flight out the next day at 2:30pm. So I basically just needed place to lay my head for the evening and a simple way to move to and fro. The super comfortable bed tucked away on the back side of the somewhat sprawling complex certainly fit the bill. (Room #510 for the detailed oriented folks.) After a getting my bags and moved up to the departure level and called the hotel to arrange the shuttle. Waited a somewhat exasperating 30 min for the shuttle to arrive. Granted that 30 min is not really a long time, however it seems that the hotels on that side of Millbrae have the *least* frequent shuttles of all the hotels in the area. So there was a lot of, "oh here it comes... nope, not my shuttle. oh maybe this is it, no, not me." This was exacerbated by the fact that it was past 11pm and I had flown from New York, so my nerves were a bit frayed and my brain was a bit fried by this point. However, from a cooly rational perspective, not a big deal. After the shuttle arrived, checked in, stored my stuff etc, hit the mattress and checked out. Woke up the next day for the decent continental breakfast, packed up, got the shuttle back and was on my merry way. Also, one commendable detail for this hotel. I did not need to go back to reception to formally check out in the morning. The shuttle picked me up right outside my room and as reception advised the night before, you can just leave your keys in the room. Despite the cliche, guess sometimes it is the little things that make the difference.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JoeC51
Business
Montpelier VT
Aug 10, 2014

Very convenient to rental car return

This is a perfect spot for people using the San Francisco Airport. Not fancy . Nice pol. Helpful staff. convenient breakfast before take off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Hotel staff will provide driving directions to the rental car return or provide frequent shuttles to the airport.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
My mm
Business
Michigan
Jul 27, 2014

Fantastic getaway

I like the fact that they went out of their way to help me find where I needed to go plus it was very nice to be taken to the airport when I need to go without having to worry about how I was going to get there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mimi Judy
Business
Millbrae, Ca
Jun 16, 2014

Perfect for a two family vacation

The hotel was clean and they provided every toiletry you could possibly need. The restaurant was excellent-just like home cooking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
If Mama ain't happy...
Business
San Francisco by airport
May 24, 2014

Worked great

Hotel was a nice surprise.. our room was super clean, smelled great and had plenty of room. The am breakfast 'snack' as they call it was awesome, staff were friendly and helpful. Would surely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Books and Protein
Business
Mendocino, CA
May 5, 2014

Perfect Location!

Needing to stay for one night after a late arrival from Europe to SFO, this was the perfect location close to the airport. Spacious rooms/suites and very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ietta3001
Business
Redwood city
Mar 27, 2014

Convenient

Friendly front man. Clean room. I didn't take food. I felt sufficient for the night for airport use.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Inspired person
Business
Marion, IN
Mar 10, 2014

Phil's review

Very nice--needs bigger bed. Good value. Air conditioner is not well positioned. I could not figure out how to adjust the air flow away from my head.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Turn you rental car in the night before.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eldoctoro
Business
Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Mar 3, 2014

Overnite

Very good with friendly staff, and the complimentary breakfast snack has the best muffins and cheese egg minibuns!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant on the grounds is very adequate

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