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Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West

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190 El Camino Real, Off Hwy 101 to 380 West, San Bruno, CA 94066
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hyde Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfy beds, clean rooms, easy in and out. And only ten minutes to the Airport. My first choice in the Bay area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am definitely a Hilton or Marriott girl and was on strict budget when traveling to San Fran March 2015 (was only getting reimbursed for a predetermined amount of money).... but read other reviews about this howard Johnson and figured I'd give it a try. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED FOR ONCE!!! :) This location had a garage with free parking... More 

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough and detailed five star review of our hotel. It is wonderful to hear of the great impression we made with our amenities and services. I am glad that we were able to meet your expectations of service and accommodations and we can't wait to give you another five star experience! More 

Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with this little gem. It is uber close to the BART station and shopping. It's clean, quiet and quite spacious too. We would definitely stay here again for either an overnight or a visit to the city.

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

I am so glad that you found our hotel to be clean and convenient and that you enjoyed the five star location, accommodations and hospitality that we strive to show to each guest, during every stay. Your five star review means a lot to us, and we thank you for taking the time to share it. We look forward to... More 

Napa Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a place to stay overnight near SFO. HJ-San Bruno worked out well. It was clean, comfortable, and convenient. I'll stay here again.

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

Your five star review is greatly appreciated. It is very rewarding to hear from you on this matter and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. Thank you for taking the time to share this five star experience with our management, staff, and future guests. More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, excellent beds, clean rooms, friendly staff, great pricing. The night time front desk person Sam was extremely helpful.

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

It's good to hear from you and we greatly appreciate that you've taken the time to share your five star review. We are especially happy to share this review with our staff who work hard to ensure that you feel welcomed like family. We are so glad that your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night before flying out of SFO the following morning. Only about 10 min. from airport, rooms were clean and beds were fairly comfortable. I asked for a room away from the road since I am a light sleeper and didn't hear a thing during the night. Hotel did not look like picture that is posted on... More 

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your review and giving us an honest look at the guest experience in our hotel. We appreciate the compliments and the comments regarding areas where can improve. Thank you for choosing our hotel. I hope you will find your expectations to be far surpassed during your next visit! More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in San Francisco for a week to visit family and celebrate my aunt's 94th birthday. I left earlier than the rest of my family, so I decided to stay at a hotel near the airport, because I was leaving the next morning. I was a little concerned staying at a 2 star hotel in an unknown area. The... More 

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Prativ P, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

Our primary aim is to give you a comfortable and accommodating experience, and we are very pleased to hear of our success in this ambition. I am very sorry though about the breakfast and your view of broken down equipment. I assure you that your comments have been addressed with our entire staff and management team to ensure that no... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was flying in late and needed a convenient inexpensive night. Only minutes from airport, easy to get to, parking and huge clean rooms. They also have an adequate free breakfast. Only negative was an occasional hot rod on the Camino Real.

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Prativ P, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition. It is also very helpful for us to hear your comments on areas where we can improve. Thank you again for your feedback! More 

San Diego
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here's why you'll stay here... - If need to sleep near San Francisco International Airport, and - If you need a reasonably clean place to lie down for 8-10 hours, and - You want a hot but uninspiring breakfast, and - You don't want to pay a lot of money. These really are the only reasons you will stay here.... More 

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Thank you for your assessment of our hotel. We appreciate that you have taken the time to let us know how you perceived our accommodations. Thank you for your business and review. More 

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