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Hillsdale Inn

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is lovely but maybe not for the snobs Staff are so sweet and lovely Elton and breakfast is free ...they can do with some seating area in the bar and yes it does need a refurbishment but does the price it's well worth every penny xxx Payal choudhary

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Gliwice, Poland
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We went there to save some sleeping costs for visiting San Francisco in high season. Motel is OK. Friendly people and clean room. Danny's in walk range. There is also bar in this property. Easy access from Highway.

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Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We had to take our dad to the VA & needed a hotel. My boyfriend & I actually enjoyed our two night stay here. Our room was nothing like all these horror stories. It was very clean & tidy when we walked in. Our dad loved the stay also. We went to the bar both nights & played pool. The...

Thank Jodi G
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this place as an alternative to downtown San Fran, wish I had payed the extra this was not a nice place. They mix paying guests with long term residents, we had a young guy playing rap music so loud it made the building vibrate on one side and a couple arguing till all hours on the other. It...

Thank Murf63
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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...

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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.

4Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shady Cove, Oregon
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...

3Thank Likes2Getout
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...

6Thank roseann h
Modesto, California
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...

2Thank oldxr
San Rafael, California
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....

1Thank Thomas B
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $105 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hillsdale Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I'd probably asked for a second floor room instead of a ground level room for less noise and less disturbance”
Swiss_Miss89, Oct 2, 2014 | Read review
“Don't I don't think you can find a good room.”
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  • I requested a single room but got three beds.
befranklin, Sep 30, 2014 | Read review
“Find another hotel. Do NOT stay here.”
LeroyJ577, Sep 29, 2014 | Read review
“Stay away from this motel”
294lisay, Aug 13, 2014 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel, ANY different hotel, or sleep in your car, anything other than taking your unsuspecting family here.”
  • Broken tub. Only the shower worked, no ability to take a bath; not that I would have suggested s
  • The view from our first room. Not visible is the trash on the ground outside the window,
Jean1145, Jun 8, 2014 | Read review
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