Sofitel San Francisco Bay

4 stars
View map of 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

79%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9
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.

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Rooms

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 room, 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 wi
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.
1 Kg bed Dlx
Luxury Room - 1 king-size bed, lagoon view or mountain 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, co
2 Db beds Dlx
LUXURY ROOM - 2 double beds, lagoon view or mountain view. 22 sq.m., 230 sq.ft., upgraded waterfront lagoon or mountain view with 2 Double beds, high-speed Internet access, bathroom with bathtub, workspace with desk and chair, TV, alarm clock/radio, haird
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, co

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
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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

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 (77)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
77 out of 77
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Raymond Y.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

great place to stay

this is definitely a nice place to stay. I have no qualms with my short stay. I really wasn't there majority of time but nice view of the pool and lagoon was a definite win for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ksrim K.
Business
N/A
Jan 6, 2015

Nice mini vacation

It was nice the bedding was good quality room was comfortable prices for room service were too high rest was good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jlyork
Business
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 30, 2014

Sofitel seemed confused

This is an attractive hotel and the rooms are quite nice. There seemed to be quite a bit of confusion among the staff, maybe because it was Thanksgiving and they were understaffed. The valet parking people were almost nonexistent and the pastry shop so understaffed that it took 25 minutes to get through. But in all, I would stay here again as the atmosphere is very pleasant and it's very accessible to the northern part of Silicon Valley.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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