$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 1, 2014

Sofitel San Francisco Bay

4 stars
223 Twin Dolphin Drive, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
74 reviews
Great San Francisco / Silicon Valley Vacation.

The rooms were clean and well maintained. The staff was courteous and delivered items of need... See full review

  • CG Traveller
  • Sep 2, 2014
nice

very nice- great lobby. good bar. friendly service. nice curtains. See full review

  • karamba
  • Jun 11, 2014
Luxurious "corporate resort" hotel on shores of San Francisco Bay

Located 15 miles south of San Francisco in Redwood City, this luxurious hotel sits on the shores of San Francisco Bay and is so popular among business travelers that it bills itself as a "corporate resort." The property is a five-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport, and complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in every room. The on-site restaurant, Bay 223, serves French cuisine made from sustainably farmed ingredients.

Highlights
  • Breathtaking location on the shores of San Francisco Bay
  • Close proximity to San Francisco International Airport
  • Dine on French cuisine at the on-site restaurant, Bay 223
  • Jogging path
Rooms

Accommodations -- 421 rooms, including six suites -- are modern and simply decorated. All rooms come standard with flat-screen televisions, a spacious desk, luxury bath amenities and fresh flowers. Many rooms also have a view of San Francisco Bay. Suites include sitting and office areas. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available in all rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Pets welcome (fees apply).

Features

The property sits on a "lagoon," a man-made extension of San Francisco Bay, and water is visible from all public areas and most guestrooms. Views such as those are part of the reason the Sofitel San Francisco Bay has received numerous awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award.

All guests have access to a fitness center with Cybex and PreCor equipment; locker rooms attached to the fitness center offer saunas and hot tubs. There's also an outdoor pool and a nearby tennis court (fees apply). A jogging path across the street from the hotel connects with other paths in the Redwood Shores neighborhood.

Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).

Dining

Enjoy a cocktail or dinner at Bar 223, an on-site restaurant that serves three meals a day. Chefs strive to use only ingredients that have been farmed sustainably. Many of the ingredients also are from farms within a 50-mile radius of the hotel.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (21 mi/33.8 km)
  • BART (2 miles)
Attractions
  • Redwood City
  • Filoli House and Garden
  • San Mateo County coast
  • San Jose
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting space
Policies and fees
  • Self-parking costs $20 per day, $4 for the first hour, then 2$ per hour up to $20; while valet parking is $25 per day, $15 for 1 to 4 hours, $20 for 4 to 8 hours and $25 for 8-24 hours.
  • Free accommodation and breakfast for one child under 12 years old sharing parents' room (with space for a crib, rollaway bed or by using existing bedding) having breakfast as a family. No club access.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

37.5237 -122.261
Nearby airports
SFO, (SFO), 16.09, KM, N; SJC, (SJC), 40.23, KM, S; OAK, (OAK), 48.28, KM, E;
Area description
Business district

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Sofitel San Francisco Bay Rooms

1 Kg bed Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM, 1 king-size bed. 22 sqm, 230 sqf, King bed, high speed internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, hairdryer, coffee maker, safe deposit box
1 Kg bed Clc
Classic Room, 1 king size bed. 22 sqm, 230 sqf, King bed, high speed internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, hair dresser and Coffee Maker.
2 Db beds Dlx
LUXURY ROOM - 2 double beds, lagoon view or mou ntain view. 22 sqm, 230 sqf, upgraded waterfront lagoon or mountain view with King bed, high speed internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, hairdryer, c
1 Kg bed Dlx
Luxury Room - 1 king-size bed, lagoon view or m ountain view. 22 sqm, 230 sqf, upgraded waterfront lagoon or mountain view with King bed, high speed internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, hairdryer,
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
JUNIOR SUITE - 1 King size bed, one large room with sitting area. 42 sqm, 450 sqf, high speed internet, larger bathroom with both shower & bathtub, separate sitting area with loveseat & table, workspace with desk & chair, 2 TVs, alarm clock, hairdryer,
2 Db beds Sup
Superior Room with 2 double beds. 22 sqm, 230 sqf, 2 Double beds, high speed internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, hairdryer, Coffee Maker
Suite 1 Kg bed Sup
Prestige Suite - 1 king-size bed, one large roo m, one living room with office area. 65 sqm, 700 sqf, Large 2 room suite. Separate living room features sofa & chairs, workspace with desk & chair, CD/stereo and panoramic views. King bed, larger bathroom

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Jogging track
Outdoor tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Filoli Mansion and Gardens: 4.3 mi

Dining

BAY 223
Bay 223 serves California-inspired French cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. Overlooking the lagoon, Bay 223 is the perfect place to start your day or unwind.. Breakfast 6am/11am - Lunch 11:30am/3pm - Dinner 5pm/11pm - Sunday Brunch 11am/2pm.
BAY BAR
Have a casual drink and stimulating conversation overlooking the pool and lagoon, Baybar is one of the newest hot spots in the Bay Area. Signature drinks and perfect food selections make Baybar the place to be and be seen... and we are wireless.

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.

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CG Traveller
Business
Los Angeles
Sep 2, 2014

Great San Francisco / Silicon Valley Vacation.

The rooms were clean and well maintained. The staff was courteous and delivered items of need (e.g., water) to our rooms at no charge. We would definitely recommend the Sofitel!

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

5
5.01.0
karamba
Business
la
Jun 11, 2014

nice

very nice- great lobby. good bar. friendly service. nice curtains.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JV Dot Com
Business
New York
Nov 1, 2013

2 Night Business Stay Alone

From the room to the very friendly bar everything was great. Watched the World Series with some others I met sitting at the bar, it was good company the food was great.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jinxy 01
Business
Chicago il
Oct 24, 2013

Meeting new grandchild

Hotel is very impressive beautiful inside and out.staff very pleasant.room was clean and bright.cant say enough about the bed down mattress pad and comforter with soft linens. This is one of my favorite areas went to fisher mans wharf and a few German restaurants in the city. Met my new grandchild (he's adorable). We will definaltly stay here again and we are planning to stay at the Sofitel in Miami in December for our cruise vacation.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Fisher mans wharf is a must also please try the dining room at the hotel it is fantastic

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Love to travel 2013
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 25, 2013

Great weekend getaway!

Selected this hotel for its close proximity to the airport for an early flight and was not disappointed. Was able to take hotel shuttle to airport and pickup BART for ride to Fisherman's Wharf. Hotel staff was very helpful with providing ideas and tips for afternoon visit.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DDiGi
Business
West Chester, PA
Sep 24, 2013

Not worth it

It took forever to check in. And if this is supposedly a luxury hotel, I did not get the luxury feel. The room was very vanilla. They nickel and dime you, especially on wifi. They give you free, low bandwidth wifi, but charge you by the hour to use a faster speed. All I needed to do was check in for my flight the following day and the front desk told me to use the "boarding pass" station, but I went there and it was out of order, so I had to use the room's wifi, but it was too slow to load anything. I've received better service at a Marriott...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
awayfromhome12
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 15, 2013

nice business hotel with European flavor

nice amenities and atmosphere. Room was clean, modern and spacious. I nice business hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
makeuptraveler
Business
Pasadena ca
Jan 2, 2013

Not the best Sofitel but it did the trick

The hotel is in a business area which is kind of boring. the lobby is beautiful and the rooms were good. But compared to the Sofitel in Chicago it's not as fabulous. Could use some updates but it was clean and he staff was great.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M. Ross
Business
South Florida
Nov 29, 2012

Good experience, but can be pricey

Sofitel San Francisco is our hotel of choice when visiting the San Francisco area. It is an upscale hotel, about 20 minutes south of SFO Airport (Ralston exit East, off the 101, Marine to Twin Dolphins). The rooms are a comfortable size, and the beds are very comfortable. In general rooms are quiet, but you can hear doors to nearby rooms when they close (with a solid Ca-THUNK). Rooms are, for the most part, clean (although there may be occasional exceptions). Avoid rooms near the ice machine. Rates vary from day to day, because the Sofitel services Oracle, Electronic Arts, and other Silicon Valley companies. When demand is high, so are the prices. Parking is convenient in a garage next to the hotel, and you have the choice of self-park (at no additional cost) or valet park (they kinda like to be tipped). There is an upscale restaurant in the hotel, but prices are a bit on the high side. They do give you decent food, with a nice presentation. Bar drinks are similarly pricey (expect to pay a minimum of $10 per drink, plus tip). They have a fitness center that is better than most hotels, but nowhere near what you'd find in a gym. The equipment is excellent, but except for treadmills and ellipticals and bikes, there's just not a lot of it. The 3rd floor is a "doggy" floor, and they occasionally get excited (and some can't wait until they get to a tree or fire hydrant). You will need a car – almost nothing is within walking distance, except for Oracle and Electronic Arts. With wheels, you have access to a lot of excellent restaurants and other commerce. The staff is always accommodating and friendly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mini MO
Business
San Francisco
Nov 26, 2012

Thanksgiving stay

This my 4th stay at the Sofitel SF Bay. A beautiful hotel with very comfortable beds and a spacious room. Nice snack shop downstairs with fresh baked croissants and other bakery items. Very friendly and helpful staff also.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Amici's Italian restaurant is in the shopping center located on Redwood Shores Parkway. Good food and prices. Other restarants are there too and a grocery store.

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