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Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo

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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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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is overall pretty nice but the property itself is rundown. There were holes in the ceiling of my room, the WiFi was so slow that I ended up walking to the local Starbucks instead and, to top it all off, there were blood stains on the sheets of the bed! I don't plan on staying here again.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was fairly clean but needed updating. The heating/ac unit for our room stopped working shortly after checking in. I called the front desk and after 20 rings the clerk answered and said he would come to the room and take a look at it. He never showed, but luckily after a half hour the unit restarted and ran... More 

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Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I probably won't stay at this hotel again. The room was very small and things were old--rusted Kleenex holder very,dark bathroom floors and a bed that took over most of the space in the room. And regardless how clean the room was it didn't feel that way because things were old. I hadn't stayed at a place in a while... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bad service they charge my credit Card extra for missing towel which is I dont know of we got dirty bedsheet too and dirty bathroom

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Corona, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The furniture was nice, but...Shower curtains had green mildew on the inside approx. 2 feet worth and the toilet seat was busted. Practically slid off the darn thing, not cool. The floors were so dirty we kept our socks on, and I believe we actually swiffered the floor for them. That's not the worst part. As I looked up to... More 

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Norwalk, California
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cons: 1) Room was small for my husband and I 2) Bed linens were dirty 3) Drawer missing on the T.V. stand 4) Mini refrigerator had leftover water bottle and old trash 5) Closet had lots of cobwebs 6) Bathtub has no place to put soap 7) Small pillows 8) Towels on the floor were not changed Pros: 1) Accessibility... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today at 4:31 PM Clean basic room, quiet, comfortable bed .Check-in was difficult. I use a cane and had been told there was an elevator, so had requested an upstairs room. Arrived and was told by a brusque desk person that they did not have an elevator and there were no available first floor rooms. After some discussion, it turns... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for two weeks while working in the area. From the moment I check in the front desk clerk was awesome. She was willing to answer your questions and give her opinion on places to eat within walking distance which there is more than a few. The rooms was clean and you can tell thy have... More 

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São Paulo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are looking for an economic nice stay you may like it. A little outdated but you can see constant inprovement. Good breakfast. Microwave and minibar. Shower is the weak point just because of water pressure.

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