$116 Avg/night
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Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
85 out of 85
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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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tdwbrooklyn
Business
New York,NY
Sep 29, 2012

More like the Best Western than the Sofitel

I travel on business a lot, and have stayed at the Sofitel. This was more like a overpriced Best Western in Silicon Valley. Will not stay here again. Hotel staff was courtesy , rooms and carpet needed a definite remodel and update! The restaurant staff were rude and the food was not that great. But there is no other eateries in the area so we have no choice but to eat in the SOFITEL.

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

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bigdadt
Business
Vancouver, Canada
Sep 13, 2012

Beautiful Business Hotel

Obviously targeted at the upscale crowd attending business meetings in the nearby high tech business cores, Sofitel doesn't disappoint. Always a pleasure.

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

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mobob
Business
Sacraemento, CA
Sep 7, 2012

business overnight

Great location and accomodations. I love this hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aapinkie
Business
Little Rock, Arkansas
May 29, 2012

Hotel Sofitel Review

Hotel was nice, lovely view. Expected more amenities, there was no refrig or microwave, no continental breakfast. Staff friendly. Plenty of parking.

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

Business

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