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“Walking distance to Maker Faire” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo

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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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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in San Mateo
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ridgecrest
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the stay. The property was easy to find and located close to the family members we were visiting. We found the breakfast quite adequate and the area clean.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Emeryville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I stayed here for the SE exam at the San Mateo Event Center. The room was newly painted and pretty clean. And the breakfast in the morning consisted of cereal, bagels, Svenhard pastries, coffee,and oj. The only complaint i have was the car alarm that kept going off up until 1am, which was bad if you had to take a test at 7am the next day. And the other complaint is that the room needed more power outlets next to the bed. There was only one, which was taken up by the lamp and an alarm clock.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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So. Ca City
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I loved this hotel. I had a second story room with a window that actually opened. The A/C and heating unit actually worked perfectly. The room was very clean. I stay at 5 star large hotel chains, but this was more convenient, and the desk customer service was very helpful, accommodating, and available 24/7 for anything I needed. Within close walking distance to many nice places and restaurants. I was there for 8 days and I never had a negative experience. The location is also very safe and the exterior is very well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Also Known As:
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo Hotel
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San Mateo Howard Johnson
Address: 2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
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Location: United States > California > San Mateo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in San Mateo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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