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Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2014

After looking online at other accommodations in the area, we again chose this HoJo as an overnight stop between points A & B. The price was right and fortunately the underground parking garage was fairly empty so we had no trouble parking. To get to this garage, pull in BEFORE you get to the main lobby; it's more likely you will find parking there than on the ground floor. The room was clean and large enough for our family. The beds were very comfortable and the linens clean. I called for additional towels and they promptly arrived. Our 3rd floor room at the back of the building was quiet.
Our only disappointment was the breakfast. It was pretty sketchy for a Continental breakfast with a nice eating area. There was a full time attendant but she would only replace items when the whole basket, shelf or canister were empty. There was no waffle machine, no fresh fruit, and only two cereal choices.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad you liked our hotel especially our new pillow top beds and fresh towels and linens. We appreciate your business and hope we can see you in future.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The neighborhood was not great, we heard car alarms and sirens all night. When we first arrived we were told there may be two parking spots left and luckily we were able to get one. I'm worried about where we shoudl have parked if there wasn't one. The bathroom had ants in it, and the water smelled so bad that we didn't shower, and used bottled water to brush our teeth. We left two hours earlier than necessry for the airport just to leave. When I let the front desk know about the issues with the ants and the water he sounded surprised but not overly sorry.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel. We are very sorry that your stay was less than satisfying. We deeply apologize for your experience at our hotel. We will try to rectify the deficiency you have pointed out. We do have limited parking spaces and it is on first come first serve basis. I am glad you found one for yourself. We appreciate your business and hope we can do better next time.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We chose this hotel because it is very close to San Francisco' airport and because the price was not astronomic. And fortunately we were pleased with the rest of what it offers like a very clean, modern, well equipped and quiet room (we had a room away from the El Camino Real boulevard), an efficient complimentary shuttle service (it takes just 15 minutes between the hotel and the airport), a nice breakfast area (although it only has 5 tables for four people each), a helping continental breakfast (it is made mainly of sweet options except the cheese spread), and a high speed internet connection in the computer for guests they have in the lobby.
We were also pleased to meet staff members like Blanca, Hilda, Margarita and Julie. They were very nice and friendly.
In regards to the location, let us mention that in front of the hotel, just across El Camino Real, there are a couple of dinning options. We didn't like so much the chinese food at "Smiling BBQ", so we definitely recommend to try "Celia's Mexican Food".
Finally we can also confirm that there is a public bus line (ERC) that has a stop close to the hotel (just across de traffic light) which can give you a ride (2$) to South San Francisco or Coloma BART stations from where you can reach downtown San Francisco (3,60$).

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from El Camino Real, it will be much quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel and giving us your valuable feedback. I am glad to know you liked our hotel. Thank you for mentioning our staff members. It means a lot to us. We are committed to provide you excellent service every time you stay with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

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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: $123 - $280 (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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