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Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo

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2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in San Mateo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here because of the proximity to the San Mateo Fairgrounds for Maker Faire. At the mid $100's a night it was the cheapest option as we were volunteering at the event. Now the prices per night are reduced by $50 a night. The room was small but the bed was comfortable. The bathroom had a few cracks in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we booked 2 room for 5 night , and have to check out on the 3 rd night , hotel is clean at lease, but the big problem is both of our bathroom the fan is not working, when you go to the toilet. the whole room can smell through the front door ,no bath tub, shower stand nothing to... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not happy with the fact that I had empathized the fact that we only wanted to use the shower for my mother-in-law who had broken her leg and because she has steps to the shower at home. I was assured the shower was a walk in that we could roll the wheelchair into which was not the case,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Front door is not sealed well - you can see light coming through. One night we could hear people talking, knocking, laughing w/ each other @ 1:30 am! This lasted for an hour. Difficult to back to sleep after that. Room was nice except that the floors were dusty & were not cleaned during our stay. Location is nice, but... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Came to breakfast at 8:00, there were only fruit loops for cereal, there was no hot water for tea or oatmeal and no bananas. Room was very good.

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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Price was reasonable at the time but service and quality of room were not up to the standard you expect from HJ. This was a preferred place my in-law likes to stay but qualify and server levels have decreased over the years. You better off finding other HJ near other hotels where competition drives the quality even you have to... More 

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