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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010
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Atlanta
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I booked this hotel for three nights since it was so convenient to the airport, was a decent price, and provided free shuttle service to and fro from the airport. It took a while for the shuttle to pick me up from the airport since it also makes stops at other hotels, but when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

For complicated reasons I had to stay by the airport in San Fran, unexpectedly. I didn't want to pay a fortune, as I was only going to be at the hotel for a total of about 12 hrs. At the same time, I didn't want to have bed bugs and/or be murdered at some sketchy airport hotel, either. Happily, none... More 

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Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

What a great hotel for the price!! Very Clean!! A massive amount of TV channels with on screen program guide. Staff was friendly and very helpful. The price was the best in the area and could very easily be charging more than they do. Don't visit the San Francisco area and stay somewhere else. Also very close to the airport.

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Chatsworth,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

Room had 2 queen beds,clean & comfortable, w/ fridge & coffee maker (didn't use, motel offered great continental breakfast each morning). Lots of different resturants within walking distance, free underground parking,Close to BART station and major mall.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Staff was fantastic. So helpful with any requests and tourists things. Room was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Garage area was well lighted and very secure. Very good free breakfast. If I ever decided to move to the San Francisco area to live, I would move into the San Bruno Howard Johnsons, it was that great! Richard Hibshman, Lancaster, Pa.

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Groningen, Nederland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

The ideal place to stay and go to SF by Bart train. Clean,frienly efficient staff,great rooms,easy to get food delivered. In between two train stations,so you don't need to go into SF by car. It is a Howard Johnson,but my credit card statement says Travelodge Airport Inn. For US citizens a everyday case,for overseas visitors not: negotioate their rates!!! I... More 

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Very clean and nice. I love it had everything I needed in the room. I liked the service. I enjoyed my time there and I would stay again. The breakfast was good (cold cereal: frosted flakes and raining brand) milk, bagels, toast, cream cheese, butter, broiled eggs, oatmeal, apple juice, orange juice, coffee, muffins, and danish.... so I saved money... More 

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fargo nd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

the san bruno howard johonson is a great place to stay. the rooms were clean and updated. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. Free parking and shuttle to airport on time. execellant mexican restaurant across the street. Free continental breakfast. good price on rooms. very quite. guests and staff were pleasent.

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Murphy, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

We made our annual visit back home to the Bay Area and wanted to try a hotel closer to the airport rather than in the City itself. We came upon the Howard Johnson in San Bruno and we could NOT have been more pleased! From the moment we walked through the door, we were afforded every accommodation and courtesy! Our... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

The hotel was modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and polite. Vinny, the General Manager who is also from the UK, provided alot of useful information on places to see and things to do. The location is perfect, with a 15-20 minute drive downtown. If you get a chance, go checkout the Muir Woods just north of... More 

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