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Hillsdale Inn

477 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403-2899
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

The motel was smelling of cigarette smoke. My friend's bottom bed sheet had a certain stain to it not sure whether it was urine or vomit. The only plus I would say would be the fridge, coffee machine facilities and power shower. TV was good as well but I think it just was not to my personal taste. Staff was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Worst Hotel/inn ever! You know when you see on the TV some sleazy motel with a dead body outline on the floor? Well this is that place. No lighting, no hot water tap working, no Internet, no food facilities at all. Dark Dungey Terrible.

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Shady Cove, Oregon
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed her because we were catching a plane out of SFO the next morning. The Hotel is on the run down side and seems to have a lot of long term people staying there. They young lady at the front desk was very nice and check in was very simple. You do have your regular front door and also... More 

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tucson
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We asked to see the room first and wow, were we glad. I'll post the photos for you. The staff was unprofessional in every sense, and the young woman behind the counter was loud, rude, lied, was wearing clothing more appropriate to a block party bbq, and was far more interested in talking/texting than in helping incoming guests. This is... More 

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Modesto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Missed my plane at SFO and needed a place to stay till 4 am.There were 2 conventions going on in San Francisco area and everything was booked or over $300 a night.Got a good hint at the mail slots behind ther front desk what was going on here.The room stunk like an old ashtray.I slept with my clothes on.The bathroom... More 

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San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Though I was looking for inexpensive on a business trip, I really expected more from this place. It has a good location for the area and you see the front of the building and think wow! But I was underwhelmed by the rooms. They need a facelift. Move into the 21st century and get some color into those lifeless rooms.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

all i can say is stay away to this inn, its a nightmare....when we enter the property the sorroundings is not kept , dont be fooled to the picture that u see ....the room that we supposed to stay is there's no light , they even that theres no maintenance that time......

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were in the SF area just when the Oracle Conference was taking place. This lead to everything in the whole area either being fully booked or asking for unbelievable high prices. I think a travel lodge close to fisherman's wharf would have been over $200 / night. After all we decided to stay one night at the Hillsdale Inn... More 

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Pasadena, California
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85 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As noted but previous reviews, this is probably one of those hotels that you would rather not stay at if you are looking for vacation bright spot. I actually chose it for the cost as it was the cheapest in San Mateo. I expected it to be a flop house but it wasn't noisy. The carpets did smell some but... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

WARNING! This is a flophouse! This means that most of the people staying here live here full-time. The place is a pit, I did not feel 100% safe here and I was half worried my car might get broken into. The hotel is actually in a decent area close to many things and near the freeway, but that's where the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hillsdale Inn

Address: 477 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403-2899
Location: United States > California > San Mateo
Price Range: $97 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hillsdale Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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