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Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Old and tired place. Was probably grand in the 1960’s. WiFi was free but slow as molasses. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

Very good experience. Had two rooms. Breakfast was great.

Breakfast was very good. Personnel were extremely nice.

Stayed here the night before we flew out of sfo. Picked it because of the close proximity to sfo as well as the BART station. They also have a free shuttle that operates 24 hours. Getting a shuttle was easy. Tell the them when you check in and wait outside your building for the shuttle at your time. Had to make 2 stops at other hotels but was very quick and still got to the airport in plenty of time. Will definitely stay here again when flying out super early from sfo.

Not sure how this hotel gets such great reviews. I did not get a single night of sleep in this hotel. The hotel is located at the back of SFO airport so hear the constant airplane engine noise as airplanes try to takeoff as if they in your room. If that’s not bad enough, there are trains that go by right behind the property at all sorts of times. i am not why anyone would build a hotel at this location. In my room, there was a wasp in the bathroom and some sort of dead carcass of a big fly on top of bathroom mirror. I was there for 5 nights and I don’t think the sheets were changed at all. They say they have breakfast but it’s really not. Just few pastries. I do not recommend this hotel at all.

The El Rancho has special memories for me as I used to sneak into the pool when I was a kid growing up in Millbrae. Everything was wonderful. My only complaint was having to dance with the shower. It would go cold then hot then cold then hot, etc. Was very annoying and dangerous.

Room was minimalistic. It was clean and the bed was comfortable.

Fine motel. It is rather pricy for an airport motel, but so are other options in the area.

This is a great value for location and price. Hotel is a bit dated but very clean with all the expected amenities. Staff was superb. Wide variety of food and shopping within walking distance. Resteraunt on location did not disappoint if you don't want to walk for 1 minute. Super convenient to SFO rental car or just taking the hotel shuttle. I'll be staying again.

As a former resident of San Mateo County, I shall choose to stay here whenever I visit. It's a warm, friendly place where the staff feels like family. Close to SFO and San Francisco, it's in a convenient location with excellent restaurants nearby in both Millbrae and Burlingame..

Spacious rooms, friendly staff and nice surrounding. Breakfast could have been a bit better but can't complain. Overall a very nice hotel. Would recommend to anyone.

Clean rooms, courteous friendly staff, delicious breakfast. No frills, but great value for the money!!!

Clean rooms, courteous friendly staff, delicious breakfast. No frills, but great value for the money!!!

Great stay, no frills. What they do, they do well. Breakfast could run later (9:30)for the vacation crowd....

Excellent stay! Very friendly staff and room was quiet and clean.

Nice room, quite, comfortable bed and pillows. Queen size beds in room with two beds. Woman in front who checked in not vary nice but other then that nice experience.

Had an easy check-in, nice meal, and on time shuttle service

We were checking in around 12pm. There was this receptionist helping someone, but soon that she's done, without acknowledging our presence , she went inside a connecting door from the desk. We can hear her talking to someone inside. Not too long from that moment there comes another staff who came out from that same door. But, then again we were totally ignored. She proceeded in the information desk, in front of the computer but she ended up on her cell phone. I then said " we need help checking in " . Unapologetically she she said " you guys were just sitting there ". This i consider rude and totally unacceptable. I will NEVER come back to this place nor recommend it to anyone. Front desk staff remained uncourteous/impolite upto the last moment of our stay when we are trying to checkout .

i was paying cash for the 2 rooms that i rented for 3 days and i have the exact amount for the 2 rooms but the person at the front desk dont want to accept the money she said she got to do it one at a time but she dont have loose change so we have to wait. i told her "whats the difference you gonna take all that money anyway" she still insist that she have to do it one at time so we waited till she was able to break tha $100 bill the point is i have the exact amount for the 2 rooms why does she have to break tha bill its a waste of time for me.it happened at the best western el rancho Milbrae Ca last Dec 2 at about 10:30 am

The hotel is close to airport so that's why I chose it. Also, there is some stores and restaurants around the hotel, which is relatively convenient. The hotel shuttle service is one thing I mostly appreciated.

1100 El Camino Real Millbrae CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Located 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Bayfront Park, Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Crystal Springs Golf Course. This 219-room, 3-star motel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Near the airport, the motel is also within a 20-minute drive of San Francisco State University and AT&T Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. This motel serves as home to a cocktail bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 219 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 0 per day, or you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly motel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn

Everyone (22) Business (26) Couples (31) Students (1) Family (19) Friends (5) Other (8)
2
Everyone

Old and tired place. Was probably grand in the 1960’s. WiFi was free but slow as molasses. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

By on Jan 11, 2018

4

clean close to airport

Everyone

Very good experience. Had two rooms. Breakfast was great.

By on Nov 19, 2017

4
Everyone

Breakfast was very good. Personnel were extremely nice.

By on Nov 14, 2017

4

close to sfo with a 24 hour free shuttle

Everyone

Stayed here the night before we flew out of sfo. Picked it because of the close proximity to sfo as well as the BART station. They also have a free shuttle that operates 24 hours. Getting a shuttle was easy. Tell the them when you check in and wait outside your building for the shuttle at your time. Had to make 2 stops at other hotels but was very quick and still got to the airport in plenty of time. Will definitely stay here again when flying out super early from sfo.

By , from citrus heights, ca on Nov 8, 2017

1

noisiest hotel ever

Everyone

Not sure how this hotel gets such great reviews. I did not get a single night of sleep in this hotel. The hotel is located at the back of SFO airport so hear the constant airplane engine noise as airplanes try to takeoff as if they in your room. If that’s not bad enough, there are trains that go by right behind the property at all sorts of times. i am not why anyone would build a hotel at this location. In my room, there was a wasp in the bathroom and some sort of dead carcass of a big fly on top of bathroom mirror. I was there for 5 nights and I don’t think the sheets were changed at all. They say they have breakfast but it’s really not. Just few pastries. I do not recommend this hotel at all.

By on Oct 28, 2017

5

everything was perfect

Everyone

The El Rancho has special memories for me as I used to sneak into the pool when I was a kid growing up in Millbrae. Everything was wonderful. My only complaint was having to dance with the shower. It would go cold then hot then cold then hot, etc. Was very annoying and dangerous.

By , from New York on Sep 24, 2017

3

no frills, convenient to airport

Everyone

Room was minimalistic. It was clean and the bed was comfortable.

By , from Aptos, CA on Sep 17, 2017

4
Everyone

Fine motel. It is rather pricy for an airport motel, but so are other options in the area.

By on Aug 11, 2017

5

great location for travelers.

Everyone
View from door to the west.

This is a great value for location and price. Hotel is a bit dated but very clean with all the expected amenities. Staff was superb. Wide variety of food and shopping within walking distance. Resteraunt on location did not disappoint if you don't want to walk for 1 minute. Super convenient to SFO rental car or just taking the hotel shuttle. I'll be staying again.

By on Jun 4, 2017

5

el rancho

Families

As a former resident of San Mateo County, I shall choose to stay here whenever I visit. It's a warm, friendly place where the staff feels like family. Close to SFO and San Francisco, it's in a convenient location with excellent restaurants nearby in both Millbrae and Burlingame..

By , from Monterey, CA on Apr 28, 2017