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Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   620 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066   |  
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“Spent an entire week here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I just had the pleasure of spending an entire week at this property. It is situated within walking distance of numerous corporations in San Bruno. The front desk staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. Hotel is nicely decorated and super clean. As a business traveler I felt very safe and the hotel had some nice amenities such as a tranquility spa and wine hour each evening. The only draw back was not having room service or a good dining option close by. Ihop is next door if you like that type of food. Morning continental breakfast offered no protein options other than an occasional yogurt. But the hotel itself was lovely and the staff very welcoming.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Was not expecting such a beautifully decorated place for such a good price. Truly a dream. Traffic and planes can be heard, but not to the point where you can't sleep. The beds and linens were like heaven! Super comfortable. And the decor is truly luxurious. Great staff, solid breakfast with lots of fresh options. You won't regret staying here.

Room Tip: Probably the third floor is best to miss out on the traffic noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This boutique property is absolutely stunning. The interiors are charming and inviting for a romantic getaway or weekend stay. Near-by restaurants in walking distance. The hotel staff is accomodating and friendly. The property has a quite and very attractive sitting area for reading or watching television. A free glass of wine is available upon request after 4:00 p.m. The rooms are reasonable in size and beautifully decorated in a Mediterranean decor. Generous on quality bathroom amenities. Soft music and lights in the hallways. The floors are very quite. A restful place to stay after a long flight.

Room Tip: Not recommended for families with children. Located on a busy street. No restaurant on the premise...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night over the winter holiday. It was a comfortable room. We were able to sleep soundly, which is rare for us in a hotel -- so kudos on the bed, climate controls, and noise-proofing of the hotel in general. The room itself is a little small, fine for one night, but could feel cramped during longer stays. The bathroom and furniture were all well-maintained and new feeling. The continental breakfast was fine, even though meatless. There's an IHOP next door if you want a more substantial breakfast.

Room Tip: The hotel is on is a major San Bruno street, so I asked for a quiet room when I checked in, and was...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is perfect! Beautiful rooms, plush bedding and nice amenities. The spa is a nice added touch all the way to the waffles at breakfast. Taylor is so friendly and fantastic! Would stay here again and location is perfect !

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paso Robles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a stopover near the SFO airport (two times) and chose this lovely hotel, initially sight unseen. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised when we stayed here. What a lovely boutique hotel!
The rooms were DELUX without the price tag! The bedding was incredible, all plush and comfy. The furnishings were top drawer. Beautiful bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes, and everything was exceptionally clean!
The interior of the hotel was equally specatcular. Well appointed from the furnishings to the art work, and cozy public sitting room. There was a lovely spa (not the usual "messy" communal hot tub experience) with a large hot pool and sauna (very clean), but we didn't have enough time to use it this trip. There is also a complimentary breakfast in the morning which was quite nice. It appeared there were no children as there were no sounds of them anywhere. The Villa Montes Hotel is better suited for adults and business travelers, I believe. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and very willing to make our stay hassle free.
For an overnight stay or a longer visit, you will not be disappointed with this choice. Great value for the price! It's very close to San Franciso and other points of interest. We will use the Villa Montes Hotel when we come for a longer visit, absolutely!

Room Tip: Any room above the first floor is great. All are very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We spent four days visiting San Francisco, Marin County, Pacific Coast. The hotel is in a great location. Easy off and on ramps to the freeway, lots of eateries on El Camino Real, close to shopping mall and theaters. So close to the airport. Staff are friendly and helpful, rooms are nice and clean. Hotel is about 6 years old so it doesn't have a Mildew odor or old hotel smell. The best thing about the hotel, especially in cold rainy winter weather, is their free underground parking! That was perfect during two rainy days with lots to unpack from the car. Hotel is very clean.

Room Tip: If you are a late riser, ask for a room in the back. And for a room not under the fitness room. Was...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 620 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066
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Location: United States > California > San Bruno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Bruno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection Montes
Clarion Collection San Bruno

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