We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Aura San Bruno

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed here for one night and had a good night's sleep. Pros: clean linens, clean room, free wi-fi, free parking, free continental breakfast. Cons: parking garage underneath the building is entered by a very steep downward slope and the curtains didn't quite cover the entire window. Oh and another pro: San Francisco Soap Company toiletries in the bathroom with the Golden Gate Bridge pictured on each item...for two girls who just landed in San Fran for the first time ever, it was a nice touch and made us geek out pretty hard.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank pierzyna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, We are very pleased to read your comments about our rooms, free transportation, and ammenities. We are glad to know your overall experience was positive and comfortable. Thank you and we do hope we can see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

647 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    203
    269
    119
    35
    21
See reviews for
229
190
57
90
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (64)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
231 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I found this hotel as an alternative to paying the vast rates one would find staying in a similar hotel in downtown San Francisco. One could easily stay here and still get into San Francisco as it is within a 10 minute of the Caltrain station at San Bruno although it is considerably further to get to the BART station there although the complimentary shuttle can get you to the BART station at SFO. In terms of value, it was very good and you would be hard pressed to find something better. Another part I liked was the place was within easy walking distance to large number of restaurants and grocery stores. In terms of breakfast, it was fine for what is was with the usual toast, bagels, and waffles. If you want to stay in the Bay Area but don't want to pay too much for a clean room within commuting distance of San Francisco and close to the airport this would be the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank smrgeog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, We are very pleased to read your comments about our rooms, free transportation, and ammenities. We are glad to know your overall experience was positive and comfortable. We will continue to make outstanding efforts in maintaining a clean, comfortable and inviting environment for our guests. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Howard Johnson upon your next visit to the Bay Area
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Bruno
0.9 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS El Rancho Inn
0.4 mi away
Super 8 San Bruno /SF Intl Arpt West
0.5 mi away
Days Inn San Francisco International Airport West
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West
0.7 mi away
Villa Montes Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
0.7 mi away
Millwood Inn & Suites
Millwood Inn & Suites
#3 of 7 in Millbrae
4.5 of 5 bubbles 565 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Aura San Bruno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Aura San Bruno

Property: Hotel Aura San Bruno
Address: 190 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-5552 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West)
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Aura San Bruno reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Bruno Hotel San Bruno
San Bruno Howard Johnson

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing