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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 Joe’s 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.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 3 mile(s) from Coyote Point Museum and Wildlife Habitat, recreation area providing swimming, fishing, picnic facilities and playgrounds
  • 6 mile(s) from Cow Palace
  • 7 mile(s) from Monster Park, formally known as Candlestick Park
  • 15 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square
  • 15 mile(s) from 3 Com Park, home of the San Francisco 49ers
  • 15 mile(s) from AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants
  • 20 mile(s) from Golden Gate Bridge
  • 59 mile(s) from Napa Valley and the wine country


  • Terrace Café, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Effective March 23rd The Terrace Café will be temporarily closed.
  • Veranda Bar, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, Effective March 23rd The Veranda Bar will be temporarily closed.

Nearby Cities

  • 5 mile(s) from Silicon Valley
  • 10 mile(s) from City of San Francisco


  • 9 mile(s) from Poplar Creek, 18-hole golf course
  • 16 mile(s) from California State Beaches
  • 20 mile(s) from Two championship golf courses, located on the Pacific Ocean


  • 1 mile(s) from Millbrae Square Shopping Center
  • 3 mile(s) from Tanforan Park Shopping Center


  • 2.00 mile(s) from San Francisco International Airport
  • 25.00 mile(s) from San Jose International Airport
  • 27.00 mile(s) from Oakland International Airport
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Trolley/Street Car
  • 0.80 mile(s) from Caltrain
  • 0.80 mile(s) from BART Subway