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 2582 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Guarantee I have a room!!

    As a travel Nurse, we been experiencing different cities, different .SFO El Rancho in Millbrea have a BW Sognature Collection, with modern amenities and design.. We always looking forward to come here. Vickie Herriott exceptional!!! She help us in many occasions . Very recommend!!

    May 25, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The room had a musty smell, the furniture in the room was dirty and stained. The overall feel was old, tired and neglected. No airport shuttle service was a huge loss. We have stayed here many times over the years but the first time back in 7 yrs. The decline was noticeable and bearing the Best Western logo is deceiving ti say the least. The amount for the room on a weekday with BW rates of over $200 with no shuttle service feels taken advantaged of. Looking for another option with future travels from SFO airport.

    May 20, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I have stayed here for over 30 years. This was the worst. No restaurant. No bar. No airport shuttle bus. Our transportation was an old Volvo with plywood on the roof to hide the broken sunroof. More duct tape inside the car than on a roll of tape. We were told the hotel will be torn down in June. So sad. Lots of good memories.

    May 05, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Run down, no restaurant, and no one seems to care

    This used to be our family's spot for the park/sleep/fly option, but it has dramatically gone downhill. The room was in dire need of care, I didn't want to use the shower because it was so worn. It was a cute little motel for decades, but now the restaurant/bar are closed permanently, and we were told there are plans for it to be torn down and made into condos. We also had to park very far away from our room, and the whole experience was just kind of gross. DO NOT STAY HERE.

    May 02, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    OK for a Night

    We stayed here for a night before a flight at SFO. When we first walked into the room it smelt like cleanser. The room was not large and felt cramped. It appeared a bit dated. They did have a nice breakfast. There were two suitcase racks which for some reason is becoming less common in hotels. They do charge extra for parking. There is no elevator to the second floor rooms. If you don’t want to lug your suitcases up stairs, be sure to request a first floor room.

    Apr 30, 2023
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