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Howard Johnson Express Inn South San Francisco

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222 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Irvinestown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My hubby and I stayed here for just one night. We wanted somewhere that we could get a good rest after a long flight and that was close to airport as we were hiring a car the following day from there. The free shuttle to and from the airport is great and comes every half hour. Check in was quick... More 

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Cheverly, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a Motel I wouldn't call it an inn. The deluxe breakfast is hard-boiled eggs, packaged muffins, bread and bagels. They have cold cereal, milk and juice and coffee. They do not have any fruit, definitely not deluxe. I asked for late checkout when I arrived and was told I could stay until 6 for $10/hour. The next morning... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Howard Johnson was a great place to stay during our visit to San Francisco. The breakfast in the morning has a great variety, and the staff was nothing but accommodating and friendly. The room itself was clean, comfy beds, and what you expect from a good hotel. Thanks for the great stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good place to stay for business purposes. Mr Ankit gave lots of helps. The hotel is located near the Caltrain station which is very good and can save lots of time.....next time I'll go there again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night while passing through town. The outside didn't look that great but the room was pleasantly surprising. It was clean and plenty big. The bed was comfortable and I have no complaints. Obviously its not the Ritz but it was great for passing through. I would stay here again.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...The Staff are out of this World ! Angelic, Fanny, Andre, Mike and Chris and Everyones names I cannot remember are Beautiful ! ... Everything is so Conveinant . This Howard Johnson Inn Express is Very Friendly and Clean ! We have Stayed here many times ! We Love The Staff and This Inn ! :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-); ) ... The Staff... More 

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Vista, California, Usa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only hotel available during my visit to the Bay area which was close enough to the work site. A little pricey for the stay but obviously high due to lack of rooms available. Acceptable but the WiFi was so slow that I could not do any work on my computer. Thanks to my hotspot I was able to get on-line.

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Livermore, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I booked my stay with HJ on line. Provided my credit card and got email confirmation. Prior to check in I noticed that my credut card had already charged. To that point I was very satisfied with the process. I was very suprised when the check in attendant put me thru a screening process that required my to once again... More 

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