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Hillsdale Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   477 East Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
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Ranked #13 of 14 hotels in San Mateo
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Langen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a dirty,filthy and totally run down establishment! Dirt everywhere, paintis falling down from the wall, not even one coathanger!filthy carpets, chair was spotted with??? I can only warn everybody DO NOT BOOK THERE! Obviously a lot of socially desperate long term renters... Worst place I ever stayed in!

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Taguig City, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Was desperate for a night in the hillsdale area for a last minute thing. BIG MISTAKE. The 70 us dollars i paid was so so so not equivalent to what this old, dark, moldy, musty and just overall filthy room straight out of the 70's. pillows were so thin you'd think they were blankets. plus the room they assigned to... More

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Pittsford, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

OK, I like a good hotel deal as much as anyone, but this deal was a dog. First impressions are everything and the Hillsdale Inn had that covered. Outside the entrance, a clearly inebriated biker was holding a negotiation with a "self employed" woman regarding the rate she charged for various services - "and you pay for the room, baby"... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a motel w/ permanent low income residents. This is NOT a hotel for travelers. It is filthy and disgusting and more than a little scary! Thankfully the women at the front desk allowed me to cancel my reservation when I was concerned about the conditions. Don't go unless you are prepared to be exposed to the darker side... More

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

By far, out of the hundreds of hotels/motels that I have stayed at in my life, this one stands out as one of the worst. I booked this hotel on a third party vendor site so I didn't select it ahead of time. When got to the front door of the room, I became immediately concerned that many of the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I spent two weeks travelling around California and stayed in some great places, some bad places and then... this. The receptionist was unfriendly and demanded to see my ID although my friend had booked the room, then walked away with my passport. Just as I was about to ask where she'd put it, she came back and handed it to... More

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Clovis, CA
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This hotel is very badly managed. They are very unprofessional at the front desk, which by the way closes around 6pm. I think the front desk people hang out in the bar. I stayed for a week on business, my room was all the way in the back which was really bad. There was people yelling and partying all night... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

Whoever gave this dirty, noisy and unsafe motel the business licence should be fired from his job. The place is unsafe, noisy and at night there is noone in the office, so if you need a help for safety reasons you are on your own. The rooms are dark since you can't open their curtings for privacy reasons, so you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

The location seemed good so I booked it. It is close to the freeway, walking distance to whole foods, starbucks, frozen yogurt, & Peet's Coffee but the hotel itself was pretty gross and a Motel 6 would have been a huge upgrade. The room was extremely dark with really old, dated, and thick carpet. It faced Hillsdale ave so I... More

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Also Known As:
Hillsdale Hotel
Address: 477 East Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
Location: United States > California > San Mateo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 14 hotels in San Mateo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hillsdale Inn 2*
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