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Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you are planning to visit San Bruno, this hotel is a decent place to stay. It appears to be a old hotel with some updates and renovations. If you are from out of town, you may need a safe to keep your belongings - our room did not have one but my family in another room did have one.

The breakfast is basically toast, muffins and cereal - not much more one should expect for the price. Also as a bonus, parking was free, Staff were great!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prativ P, Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for choosing our hotel! I am very glad you found it to your liking. We do emphasize the importance of cleanliness and although the hotel is not old, I am glad you did notice our efforts to renovate it and keep it as comfortable as possible. I really appreciate your comments. Please come stay with us again, we will make every effort to make your stay an enjoyable one!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This was my second time here at this hotel. The hotel was a little old but clean and very well maintained. The staff was helpful and nice. I chose this hotel because of its access to SFO. I was looking for a single or a king since I was by myself. But all they had was a two Queen bedroom. The room had internet access, a refrigerator, microwave, cable television and was relatively quiet. Breakfast had a small selection. But I didn't have breakfast because of my schedule. The price per night was approximately $65.00 which is a very good deal for the bay area. If I come here again next year I will stay at this same hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for staying with us a second time and taking the time to leave us your comments. We definitely look forward to seeing you again. Please, don't hesitate to let us know how we can make your stay more confortable.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Clean hotel, standard continental breakfast but added hard boiled eggs. Had trouble finding hotel with our GPS.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for staying with us! We are definitely trying to improve our breakfast and really appreciate your comments. I am sorry you had trouble finding our location but please feel free to call us next time, we will gladly help you find your way.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

A friend and I visited San Fran for five days and stayed here as our home base. The main reason for choosing this hotel was the price. At less than $100 a night, it was without a doubt one of the most reasonable hotels in the area. We could have paid almost twice that and stayed closer to San Fran but there's no reason to do that. The hotel is for sleeping only so why pay more?? The rooms were plenty big and the beds were comfortable. The continental breakfast was a little slim, but bagels and bananas and juice were plenty for me. The shuttle service to and from the airport was another main reason we chose this hotel. Although it took almost an hour to pick me up from the airport, it was prompt on the trip back. If you are looking for a hotel with frills, this isn't the place. But if you are looking for a hotel where all you do is use it to sleep and want a great price, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear Valued Guest, Thank for your comments. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit and look forward to see you again. We will definitely strive to make your stay more enjoyable by targeting the areas of improment you have mentioned.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Liked the shuttle bus. It came on time. My room was VERY spacious (1 king bed). And the bed was comfortable. Mostly quiet - I was across from the elevator so I heard the bell ring a few times.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Dear valued guest, thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very glad to hear you had a good stay. In the future, please don't hesitate to let us know how we can make your stay more enjoyable.

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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Price Range: $101 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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