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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 reviewed 3 days ago
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel for the price. Chose to stay here because the price so much lower the other hotels in the area. I'm glad that I did. The room was large and very clean. The hotel was very quite and I appreciated the free parking. The only slight inconvenience was having to wait quite a long time for... More 

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

I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and that most of our amenities lived up to your expectations. I do apologize for the issues with the shuttle. I hope you will find your expectations to be far surpassed during your next visit! More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really handy last night stop over for SFO airport. Good clean and comfortable and a reasonable breakfast!

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

We are all thrilled to learn that you enjoyed such a pleasant experience with us. We can't wait to serve you again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Positive points: close to the airport, free break fast, parking and internet, staff is friendly Points to improve: first floor is noise, car noise, need more space to seat at the break fast. I was given a key to a room that was occupied and staff insisted had to be available... At the end I was given the noisy room.... More 

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

We strive to give you a great experience, and I am pleased to learn that we were able to meet your expectations in many ways; though I regret to hear that you weren't thoroughly impressed with our accommodations and services. We can't thank you enough for sharing the ways that we were able to impress you and the ways that... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First overnight in SFO and a nice surprise with newly remodeled rooms. I found the room clean, comfortable and quiet all of which are important to me.

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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 sharing this five star review of our hotel and service. It is wonderful to hear of the great impression we made with our accommodations and services. We hope that your next visit will be another five star experience. More 

Jensen Beach, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I laughed when my husband told me he made a reservation at a Ho Jo. The rooms were surprisingly clean and well decorated. Small, yes, but quite nice. Beds were a bit firm, but not too bad. My ONLY complaint is that my bathroom exhaust fan pulled in someone's cigarette smoke. The front desk staff was super-accommodating, even when we... More 

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

We are all thrilled to learn that you enjoyed such a pleasant experience with us. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are very happy to hear of our success in this ambition. We apologize about the smell of cigarette smoke though. Overall, I am very glad to hear that we exceeded your... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you step off a plan after a long flight you need a hotel near enough to find easily a short drive away with a clean room, good bed and if you are lucky, enough nearby amenities to make eating out a cinch. This hotel ticks all the right boxes. Plane noise is not a problem. It's a great jump... 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 taking the time to complete our guest satisfaction survey and for rating our hotel so highly! I am so glad that you found our hotel to be clean and convenient and that you enjoyed the five star accommodations and hospitality that we strive to show to each guest, during every stay. We look forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience was good for the one week that I stayed at this hotel, the Staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, they also provide a nice Breakfast, however, you will have to buy food somewhere nearby since the hotel does not provide such service. Also it is very close to the airport and the San Bruno Caltrain station. I... 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 your compliments, rating and review of our high housekeeping and hospitality standards. I am glad that you enjoyed the convenient location of our hotel to the airport and Bruno Caltrain station. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition.... More 

Lemoore, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our two night visit at this motel. We slept wonderfully, it was clean and even though on El Camino, our room was very quiet. Room entrances are internal. Breakfast room and offerings were really good. Front desk was very friendly. And parking garage is underground and free. We enjoyed dinner at Celia's across the street for dinner... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We seek to give each guest a very comfortable, clean and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you... More 

North Port, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly, quick check in. Only suggestion is for housekeeping to put full box of tissues in bathroom (we had 2 tissues and no refill box left). We would return, should we ever travel to SFO again in the future. thank you!

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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 taking the time to share your feedback and to acknowledge the efforts of our hardworking staff to be as friendly as possible. We also appreciate your ideas for improving on our amenities, and we look forward to serving you again! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We artived to SF late and needed a place clise y to the airport, clean and comfortable room/bed. They delivered.

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It is so rewarding to hear that we were able to provide a comfortable and clean experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

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