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“Good place to stay. Nothing special.”

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Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good place to stay. Nothing special.”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Stayed one as we were on our way home north. Good place to stay and quiet. But nothing special. Need to have breakfst earlier. Parking very tight in garage.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Nottingham, Maryland
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We had an early flight out so it was great to stay
close to airport in nice rooms with great shower.
Free shuttle was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We booked this accommodation near airport because our flight was departuring approx. at noon and we wanted to be near airport.
Hotel was like any other average hotel. It was clean, beds were good, room was LARGE :) Parking and wifi are free.
We just saw staff during checking in and out. No complains at all. She just did her job and that's it. :)
I didn't realise that the continental breakfast was included. What a nice surprise.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Thank 1011S
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

free shuttle from departures to HJ. but check in at 3 pm is a bit odd. after all people arrive at the airport in the morning, exhausted and they want a bed to sleep in as soon as possible.
breakfast starts also after 6 30 so if you have an early flight forget it....but the usual amenities, and a good night rest is what most people want, and that is what you get. no frills.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Brewer, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed September 19, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel being so close to the airport. I expected to hear planes taking off and landing and didn't hear a single one. We were very happy with the clean room, free parking, free breakfast, and airport shuttle. The staff was also very helpful in arranging for transport to the airport the day we were leaving. They were very knowledgeable about what was in the area and how to get to the BART. We really enjoyed our stay here and will use this hotel again on our next trip. Great price/value.

Room Tip: go to breakfast early if you want a seat at the few table that they have. No swimming pool. Lots of...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Kathie W
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

This hotel was clean, easy check in, free parking and free breakfast and airport shuttle. We were happy with the choice although there are many hotels to choose from and I would be happy with many others, I am sure if the price were similar.

We used this hotel for being close to the airport, not for touring SF.

We did not take the shuttle as we had to return our rental car, but I understand this shuttle stops here on demand only so you must make a reservation.

I said "normal" because it is just a normal hotel.. nothing extraordinary, so I didn´t want to put a 4.. I would have put 3.5 but don´t see how to do that. i have no complaints.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2011

I arrived around 10 pm via the Airport Shuttle which seemed to pick up promptly. I had called ahead of time to request the shuttle and the hotel clerk was very nice.

Check in was a breeze and was told about the contintental breakfast in the morning.

I arrived in my room and it was very spacious with a microwave and refrigerator. It has all the basic essentials which is perfect or me. It was clean and def exceeded my expectations.

Breakfast in the morning was basic with coffee, oatmeal, cereal, milk, bagel, toast, mini muffins and juice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Aura San Bruno
Address: 190 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-5552 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West)
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Location: United States > California > San Bruno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Aura San Bruno 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Aura in San Bruno, California is situated in an ideal location next to San Francisco Airport (SFO) for your next visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. When you stay at this affordable, yet luxurious hotel, you'll experience plush bedding, a wide range of amenities, and a variety of services such as free on-site parking for your vehicle. If you don't have a car, you can catch your flight out of SFO with our free airport shuttle service. ... more   less 
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