$189 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 14, 2015 Check-out: Aug 16, 2015

Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
75 reviews
Relaxing Time

I really enjoyed staying here. I had a mini-suite, and it was absolutely perfect for my needs. The... See full review

  • Van V
  • Apr 22, 2015
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

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.

General
  • San Francisco International Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (21 mi/33.8 km)
  • BART (2 miles)
Location

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.

Dining
  • Redwood City
  • Filoli House and Garden
  • San Mateo County coast
  • San Jose
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).

Property features
  • 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
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
Nearby attractions
  • 24-hour business center
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting space
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting space
Transportation
  • 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.
Entertainment

Business luxury and convenience on shores of San Francisco Bay

Policies
  • 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.

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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 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
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated 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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 75
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pal
Business
N/A
May 19, 2015

Spacious room with room for improvement

We enjoyed our stay at the spacious suite, but a little dated. Need more attentive luggage assistance, previous guest's dirty dishes outside the door for most of the day of our check-in until evening. Stained fabric on bedroom furniture made us feel uncomfortable. Else fantastic amenities with 2 coffee makers, mini fridge, spacious bathroom and lots of towels and best of all the open suite space and the views.

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

Business

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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

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

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.

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

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reidca
Business
ottawa, ca
May 21, 2010

Most comfortable bed hands down

The hotel would not provide a microwave which was very disappointing. The electrical outlets in the room did not all work, and they were poorly placed and not enough of them. The TV was not capable of attaching a DVD player to. The bed was the best hotel bed ever.

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

Business

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Danville
Feb 8, 2010

Perfect. It doesn't get any better

Went to dinner with friends.

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

Business

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
hollywood, ca
Nov 29, 2009

Sofitel is only So-So...

[...] The water pressure in the shower was NON-EXISTENT. Really quite awful. Standard extras (fridge, coffee-maker) are nowhere to be found here.

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

Business

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ron the Grampa
Business
Vonore, Tennessee
Nov 29, 2009

Mixed Bag of Good/Bad

Although the hotel was visually very nice, the service was a mixed bag. The front desk room staff were fantastic. Great workout room. However, the dining and bar service was very slow and understaffed. Likewise the coffee/pastry bar had customers backed up sometimes 6 or 7 deep waiting for a single person to operate both the expresso machine and handle purchases. Food value was very poor. I will not hesitate to stay there again if the price is right but will choose to eat elsewhere.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Due to poor service in drinking eating areas and poor value, choose to eat/drink outside hotel

Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19, 2009

Peaceful Location

I like this place because you can generally get great quality for a reasonable price. This is partly because the hotel isn't exactly "centrally located" to night life and great restaurants but that's a good thing if you're looking for some rest and relaxation. You're into downtown San Francisco in about 20 minutes.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Other than San Francisco, great dining can be found in Palo Alto and Redwood City - only about 10 minutes drive.

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