El Rancho is the perfect San Francisco Airport hotel with the right services and well-furnished rooms to ensure any stay in the Bay area is comfortable and worry free. The two story mission style hotel provides direct outdoor entry to all guestrooms from the landscaped parking lot, providing ample space for social distancing with limited walking. All guest stays along with Free Wi-Fi and premium cable TV. Every room has a mini refrigerator, complimentary in room coffee, and luxurious beds with high quality sheets and towels. El Rancho is AAA 3 diamond rated. The hotel is centrally located in Millbrae between Silicon Valley and downtown San Francisco, just 3 miles from the San Francisco Airport SFO. The hotel is within short walking distance to a variety of restaurants, pizzerias, major fast-food restaurants and Starbucks. Trader Joes and Safeway supermarkets are just a few blocks from the hotel. Caltrain and BART intermodal transit station is a short 20-minute walk from the hotel providing direct access to downtown San Francisco and surrounding areas. Sleep and Fly packages are also available including 8 days of parking, additional parking days can be added for $15 per day. Please contact the hotel for further details. We welcome guests of all abilities. Our property descriptions aim to allow any visitor to make an informed decision on whether the hotel is an appropriate choice for their needs. Please contact hotel to hear all the ADA compliant service and property features for your next accommodation. Hotel offers daily hot breakfast 6:30am to 9:30am. Daily self parking at the hotel is $10 per day. Hotel does not currently offer airport shuttle service. Hotel is located 3 miles from the San Francisco Airport. Transportation options include taxi, Uber, and Lyft.

Property Information

Year Built: 1948
Last Renovation: 2005
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 306
Suites: 86
Total rooms: 219


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
General Policies: Children
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2570 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    average 3 star stay

    hotel is nicely located but needs alot of updating; very "tired"; restaurant is closed very noisy - can hear people next door exterior entrance, so not as secure as interior hallways are $10 charge for parking seems unnecessary

    Jan 13, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Appreciated overnight stay

    We booked a room at El Rancho at the last minute since we had an overnight layover in San Francisco airport. We were hoping to get a hotel shuttle from and to the airport only to find out that shuttle services were discontinued since Covid. So, we took a taxi instead which costs $20 both ways. Check in was quick. If you don’t have a car like us, be prepared to haul all your luggage and belongings through the hotel parking lot especially if your room is far from the lobby. Our room was behind the restaurant so we had a good walk with all our stuff. The room does need some updating although it was clean and comfy for an overnight stay. One suggestion is to please put an air freshener in the room to improve the smell. It wasn’t too terrible but could be better. We definitely appreciated a wonderful shower and comfy bed before our next flight. We got to the hotel in the evening and we ventured out for dinner. There are many establishments nearby and we ended up going to a burger place. They did offer breakfast but we had to leave to the airport early in the morning. So, we were sad we missed out on that. Check out was quick. We asked the front desk clerk to call a taxi for us which came quickly. Overall, El Rancho was a good experience. Thank you!

    Jan 13, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We will be back.

    We took a family trip right before Christmas. We did a Park n Fly with our stay at the tail end of our trip. Our cars were safe upon our return. Our rooms were spacious. The staff were very friendly and polite. We were most happy about the breakfast in the morning. It wasn’t your standard hotel continental. The egg dish with spinach and mushrooms tasted homemade. The potatoes were delicious too. All around an excellent experience. The reason for 4 stars vs 5, the hotel could use some updating. However, everything appeared clean and tidy.

    Dec 23, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hau`oli Ohana (Happy Family)

    My Ohana enjoyed our stay at El Rancho Inn Signature Collection November 23 to the 25. Our very clean suite had two queen size beds, a pull out couch and a kitchenette. Our Ohana was able to make food, leis and nourish ourselves here feeling safe and comfortable. Mahalo Nui

    Nov 26, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Regatta and vacation

    Have been travelling a good amount lately to watch our daughter compete in rowing regattas in the US. Very happy with our 4 night stay, excellent attention to cleanliness in all areas, friendly and competent staff, lovely clean and safe grounds. Will certainly stay here again!

    Nov 22, 2022
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319