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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 3 days ago
jazzygirl49 Norwalk, California
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Corona, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved 2 rooms for 1 night room 59 smelled. Which I notified front desk and he said the only thing he can do is to put airfreshner which I already had. Discovered until next morning that inside the microwave was left over rotten food. I didn't bother to go and report it. Just wanted to leave.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in San Jose for business but I had friends in the Bay Area and I wanted to be somewhere cooler, closer to the marine layer, so I booked three nights at the San Mateo Howard Johnson Express. The hotel is one block from highway 92 which provided an easy shot down the 280 to San Jose. The outside... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Room was dusty and bathroom is old. Wifi connection was bad. Pro is they have nice breakfast varity.

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Loomis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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