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Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The neighborhood is nondescript, as other reviewers have said, but it's quite near the airport and is reasonably quiet even though it's on a busy street. The room was a bit dark and the beds aren't ideal, but it's clean and feels safe.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I had a meeting in San Mateo and need someplace clean, comfortable, and had a gym area for 1 night. I did not want to spend a lot of money either. So, I chose Villa Montes. The Hotel is located in a non-descript area, situated off a busy route. The back of the hotel abuts residential properties. It's not a hotel you would go to for a vacation, unless you like hanging out by strip plazas. But the room was very comfortable and clean. I did use their "gym" which has a spinning bike, a treadmill, and some light free weights. For my purposes that was fine. There is a spa pool, which is very small....but that would be okay. They offer a standard continental breakfast, which was very adequate. Not that it matters, but I have stayed in Four Seasons, Ritz's, Intercontinentals, etc. Would I stay here again? Yes. I would. It's not expensive and has value.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed the week between Christmas and New Years, 2012. Clean rooms; comfortable beds. Quiet, even though on a busy street and near airport. Breakfast has very good selection of fresh fruit. Complimentary airport shuttle is a plus. Only negative was the lovely spa; it had a poorly working wall-heater, an open window that staff would not shut, and a spa-pool with preset temp that is too cool-- cooler than typical bath water. Thank goodness that the sauna was working, as we visited during a spell of cold and rainy weather, and the sauna helped get the chill out.
TIP: Check the temperature of the spa pool and sauna a couple of hours before you actually want to use them.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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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
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Thank jenbrug
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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
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Reviewed January 20, 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
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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
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Additional Information about Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Address: 620 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-3530
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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: $112 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection Montes
Clarion Collection San Bruno

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