Sofitel San Francisco Bay

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Average rate: $110 - Hotel class: 4 stars
223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA, USA

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Sofitel San Francisco Bay Redwood City Reviews

poohstanggt poohstan…
133 reviews
Corporate Luxury by the Bay Jan 18, 2009
The Sofitel in South San Francisco / Redwood City area is about a 10-15 minute drive back to the San Francisco airport so if you are looking for a luxury hotel close to the airport, this is a great choice. When I originally looked at the room, it ended up going up $40 in a matter of hours so it was $199 on a Sunday night, which is high, but it was also a holiday weekend for many of us in the States.

The hotel offers an adjacent parking structure that is free which is rather unique with San Francisco hotels.

Sadly, we were just staying as Brett had an early flight back to the Netherlands in the morning so we arrived later in the evening and did not take advantage of any of the amenities - although the bar and restaurant area were rather crowded for almost 10pm when we checked in. The hotel bar is known for their signature drinks, and intimate dining.

We had a view of the parking and street area (lagoon views are about $50 more a night) but it was still pretty to see all the lights. Tried to take a picture but with the glass and glare, it didn't quite come out that good! LOL.

As with all Sofitels, they are appointed very tastefully and feature incredibly comfortable beds with down comforters and pillows. Love that!

For corporate travelers, the hotel is located very close to Oracle's headquarters and pretty near the 101 fwy, offering easy travel to either San Francisco or San Jose areas. As it's pretty much a corporate area, there is not much open late but there are a number of restaurants in the general area which are excellent.

One down side is if you are visiting from another country, their exchange rates are fixed and the Euro to USD was pretty bad. Brett had vouchers to use in Euros so he didn't get the true value but we still had a beautiful room, just wish we had been able to stay longer! :-(
Sofitel Redwood City
View of Lagoon from hotel
King bed in our room
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Koder Koder
51 reviews
Great Hotel catering to Business folks Jul 22, 2008
My former employer is pretty much across the street so I had the pleasure of staying here numerous times over the past few years, and each stay was very much that, a pleasure. The hotel lobby will grab you upon checking in as it gives off a modern vibe from the second you walk through the door. There's also a great bar area downstairs, especially catering to business groups who travel in packs. The rooms resemble the lobby with regards to its modern feel, but are designed with practicality in mind. Some folks may refer to them as kinda' smallish, but my reply would be that they're just right. Also, all the extras are updated as well, which leads me to believe this property received a major overhaul within the past decade.

Again, this place seems to cater to the business folks, specifically those in the software industry who just so happen to work for the monster that resides in Redwood Shores, but I would recommend this property for anyone staying in the area.

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Sofitel San Francisco Bay Overview

This waterfront hotel not only offers great proximity to the water but also a golf course, an outdoor pool and a 24 hour business centre. The hotel offers a tour desk and a fitness centre as well as conference room(s), a 24 hour reception and a free airport shuttle. Redwood City town centre is within an easy 10 minute drive from the hotel.

Family-friendly rooms are available, spacious enough to accommodate guests travelling with children. The ensuite bathrooms have bathrobes, a hair dryer and a rain shower. For your comfort, non-smoking rooms can be made available on request.

Menlo College and CaƱada College are within easy driving distance of the Sofitel San Francisco Bay. Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF) is a 50 minute drive from the hotel. Notre Dame de Namur University, Hillsdale Shopping Center and Bair Island are under 10 minutes away by car.

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Course
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Tennis Courts (outdoor)
  • Lake
  • Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Massage
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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