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Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find that the room was spacious and probably the nicest of more than a dozen we have stayed in this year. The motel extends back from the highway along a narrow alley. We were in the rear of the motel, as far from the highway as you could go. Noise was not a problem. The... More 

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HowardJohnsonSanMate, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express San Mateo, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Doug K, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I also want to thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Howard Johnson San Mateo. I'm sorry if you were not able to get a cup of coffee during the hours that the lobby is closed. We will be making changes to... More 

Hercules, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its a really clean and friendly place! the rooms are all updated and it bed was comfortable. I was treated very well and the service was really good. The best thing is that its not to expensive for the area. Also, many things are near by like the mall, just a few blocks down. Great place to stay at!

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HowardJohnsonSanMate, Manager at Howard Johnson Express San Mateo, responded to this review

Dear Shankarsami2, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. Here at the Howard Johnson my staff works hard to make sure that every guest has an experience like you had and write the same type of review you did. I thank you once again for your honest word that you wrote. Please fell free to contact... More 

Lake Oswego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This place is awful. It's a motel that is run down, cramped, dirty and full of people with questionable backgrounds. The rooms are tiny, no carpets, pathetically small bathrooms with shower curtains that allow water to squirt on the bathroom floor. The bed itself is not bad, but I was stuck in a smoking room which was disgusting. There is... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Room could have used a deep cleaning. Card key didn't work and had to take it back to be reprogrammed. Clerk more interested in watching TV than helping guests. One of the less expensive hotels in the area though.

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HowardJohnsonSanMate, General Manager at Howard Johnson Express San Mateo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to 1st apologize that your experience at our hotel started off bad. I 'm sorry that you had to come back for the keys. The door key slots get a lot of dust since we are an outdoor property and the key card are very sensitive. Any little thing can demagnetize it. We have also... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Address: 2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1807
Location: United States > California > San Mateo
Price Range: $132 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express San Mateo 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo Hotel San Mateo
Howard Johnson San Mateo
San Mateo Howard Johnson
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