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Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West

2.0 of 5
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190 El Camino Real, Off Hwy 101 to 380 West, San Bruno, CA 94066
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to SF to see my SF State student. Second stay at this HoJo due to price. Paid $159 before tax for a Saturday. Easy to get to, easy check in and rooms are nice. Flat screen TV, decent WiFi and good size room. Great pillows. Parking is on the smaller side but free and able to find parking late... 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 this lovely review you have of our hotel. We are so glad to know that you’ve chosen to stay with us twice now and we are so happy knowing that you’ve had pleasant experiences with us during those stays. Thank you so much for appreciating our efforts of providing you with a great selection of... More 

Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We needed a place to stay while moving our daughter to college. Howard Johnson was a good place to stay with reasonable rates for the area and had a breakfast to start the day. Overall it was a good value for the area near the freeway with lots of restaurants near the hotel.

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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 this lovely review you have of our hotel. We are so glad to know that you find great value in staying with us. We are so happy to be part of this memorable event in your family’s life and we do hope that you’ll spend more of these momentous events with us. We hope to... More 

Lyon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are big and clean, shuttle service helpful. Breakfast is average, but nice waffle... Location is ok for one night stay close to airport, the lobby not much to look at, probably need a little renovation, but staff helpful and nice. We were 2 familly travelling with young children, we booked two double room.

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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 appreciating our efforts of providing you with clean and comfortable accommodations. We would like to assure you that we continue to find ways to implement improvements at our hotel and we will certainly take your comments into consideration. We do hope that you and your family will consider staying with us again in the future... More 

Amersfoort
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are well sized, good bathroom. We did not have breakfast because we had an early flight, they don't provide a breakfast box. The shuttle to and from SFO runs every hour. The rooms in the front suffer from street noise... Try to get a room on a more quiet location of the hotel.

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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 taking the time to raise these concerns you have of our hotel. We will definitely take your comments into consideration on future improvements we will implement at our hotel. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you so much for... More 

Milton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended up at this Hotel as I had a very early flight out the next morning and needed a hotel near SFO. For that purpose this hotel was acceptable. It was not a hotel I would want to stay in for any length of time.

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

We would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations of our hotel. We hope that you can give us another chance in the future to prove to you how much we value your business and show you our efforts to attend to your needs regardless of how long you intend to stay with us. We do hope to see... More 

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