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Sofitel San Francisco Bay

4 stars
223 Twin Dolphin Drive, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
75 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.

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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 (75)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room 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
Anonymous
Business
Laguna Niguel, CA.
Aug 4, 2009

Sofitel Delight

We had an excellent rate through Orbitz. The breakfast was wonderful...the coffee is French Press and Eggs Benedict were perfect.Very welcoming staff

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
boston, ma
Apr 6, 2010

Ok for business- wifi should be free tho

i'd give this place a 5 star rating if the wi-fi and internet was more readily accessible. smack dab in the center of business complexes, they really should better cater to the business traveler, don't you think?

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

awesome TJMaxx/Homegoods nearby. not the kind of place where you can walk to restaurants and other sights.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
West Covina, California
Apr 22, 2009

Great Weekender

No fridge, no coffee maker. For the price, they would be available in motels.

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

4
5.01.0
Stella L.
Business
Boston, MA
Feb 11, 2010

Great for what I needed

This hotel was perfect for what I needed- basically just a place to stay for the weekend. The staff is extremely polite, rooms are clean, nice that parking is free. The only thing is that it's in a strange location, but really convenient to the businesses in the immediate area. If you need to go anywhere else though (even the grocery store or pharmacy), you need a car or a shuttle.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Angry Duck
Business
Minneapolis Minnesota
Mar 24, 2010

Great service,beds,and croissants

friendly staff, rooms are nice and a great bed

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

shopping mall near by with many restaurants

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Petite Chef
Business
New York, NY
Jun 16, 2009

Wonderful Stay

My husband and I stayed three nights for my brother's graduation at Stanford. Not only was it a great location but the hotel itself was just impeccable. The staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way to be accomodating. Due to a very delayed flight, we didn't check in until almost midnight but there was no problem and the staff was there to welcome us.

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

Business

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Review of Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
austin, tx
Oct 7, 2009

Overall a good experience

Overall we enjoyed our stay. A few comments on various aspects: Location: The location was good for us, as were doing medical treatments in San Mateo. We also went into the city (SF) several times and each time it was a very quick easy trip in. HOWEVER, you do need a car, as there is nothing close the the hotel except a big business park. Downtown San Mateo is 5 minutes away and has great shops as does another small town a few minutes away...but you are NOT in San Fran, and it is a bit of a drive to get in. Hotel Staff: We were very pleased with the hotel staff and accomodations. Room: The room is pretty average for 4 star. It was clean and average size. We did have an issue the first night (toilet overflowed) which was unpleasant, but the staff handled it quickly and appropriately.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Main Street in San Mateo (take 3rd street exit off of 101 and go west) is darling...lots of great local restaurants, shops, etc.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tahoe, CA
Feb 19, 2010

Quick trip to the Bay Area

The last portion of the "Overview" of the Sofitel on your page reads: The 421 guestrooms at this Sofitel hotel feature signature SoBeds, Roger & Gallet toiletries, and high-speed Internet access. The toiletries we all know are free, and the mention of "high-speed internet access" after, made me think that it was free as well. It's actually $10 a day. I think a hotel of this stature should offer this service free of charge and stop the nickel and dimeing.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rily Gyrl
Business
Vallejo, CA
May 31, 2009

Excellent first time visit

I am not a smoker but I chose a smoking room due to the fact that I could open the window and enjoy a beautiful view and some nice air. My first night there was a DJ night and the pool area had people enjoying the night; I could have avoided the noise simply by shutting my window. I was very comfortable and felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. They offered webTV, which is not the greatest so I only used it for 15 before it locked up. They were quick to respond to issues I had with the keyboard. The toilet was a noisy one, it was quite loud after being flushed.It took nearly 15 minutes before the noise subsided.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotel in itself was like an oasis. You pretty much have everything there.

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