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Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...which is pretty much unusable. This is an older property that has has been intelligently updated. For instance, why don't all motels use laminate flooring? The plastic shutters work as well or better than typical motel fabric curtains. The room mirror has the ugliest surround I've ever seen, but so what? The entire property is shoehorned into a long narrow... More

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hotel was clean and a reasonable price, stayed there 6 nights. Even the laundry was clean and functional, rooms were decent size; tv, refrig and a/c all worked fine. Some street noise if you stay in the front courtyard, but not disruptive. Housekeeping staff is good and young lady at front desk is great to deal with, very helpful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

THIS hotel is clean and a decent price, but they have a very angry manager who is the opposite of hospitable. His name is Andres and he bullies everyone that stays here. HE bullied me by calling me "stupid" for apparently looking at him?? HE THREATENED ME verbally by saying "I am going to kick you out if you don't... More

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Address: 2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
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Location: United States > California > San Mateo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo 2*
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Located in the beautiful city of San Mateo, we pride ourselves of the charming décor and comfortable amenities of our hotel. We aspire to give you the best quality service and make your stay memorable. Situated among fine dining, renowned attractions, endless shopping possibilities and vast business opportunities, we are certain you will enjoy your stay hassle-free.We are located within minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Monster Park, San Mateo Expo Center, Downtown San Mateo, AT&T Park, Half Moon Bay, Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City, Pier 39, Alcatrez, Fisherman’s Warf, Hillsdale Mall, Pacifica Beach, Golden Gate Bridge and we are a short drive away from Napa and Sonoma Valley which host some of the finest vineyards in the world.We are in close proximity to Oracle, Yahoo, Google, Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Virgin America, NASA, United Airlines, Stanford University, Canada College, and minutes from Silicon Valley which comforts our business travelers. Our explorer travelers will appreciate landmarks & historical buildings around the area like Coyote Point Park, Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge, De Anza Expedition Camp, Courthouse Square, Father Junipero Serra Statue, Devil's Slide Historical Landmark/ Viewpoint, Ralph D. Percival Memorial Vista Point. ... more   less 
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