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Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 1, 2009

the san bruno howard johonson is a great place to stay. the rooms were clean and updated. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. Free parking and shuttle to airport on time. execellant mexican restaurant across the street. Free continental breakfast. good price on rooms. very quite. guests and staff were pleasent.

Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2009

We made our annual visit back home to the Bay Area and wanted to try a hotel closer to the airport rather than in the City itself. We came upon the Howard Johnson in San Bruno and we could NOT have been more pleased! From the moment we walked through the door, we were afforded every accommodation and courtesy! Our rooms were immaculate. The bathrooms were spacious and beautifully designed! We were also rather pleasantly surprised by the very nice complimentary breakfast spread that was furnished each morning! It certain came in handy for those mornings when we had to get an early start and knew we wouldn't have time to stop somewhere for a bite to eat!! Howard Johnson truly made our visit back home a perfect occasion! It was a perfect location and it was perfect service! For the price, you simply can't beat it!! We are definitely booking there for next year!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 18, 2009

The hotel was modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and polite. Vinny, the General Manager who is also from the UK, provided alot of useful information on places to see and things to do.

The location is perfect, with a 15-20 minute drive downtown. If you get a chance, go checkout the Muir Woods just north of San Francisco.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

The building is new, in a nice neighborhood, the rooms are comfortable and well maintained, the breakfast buffet is decent (with Kellogg's cereals, good coffee, hard boiled eggs and bakery items). Free garage parking. Within 5 minutes of SFO airport. Rooms are quiet. Satelite TV channel choices are abundant.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

We had a very early morning flight from san francisco airport and it was a good choice to stay there. It's cheap, the rooms were nice and clean. The staff were helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

1. JNJ Transportation operates the shuttle from SFO Airport. Frequency is about twice an hour, beginning at 4AM.
2. Addess is 190 El Camino Real, a long, long, long street in the southern suburbs of SF. Lots of Asian restaurants in the area and quaint little shops in the downtown San Bruno area.
3. SamTrans bus 390 runs past the hotel to Daly City and Palo Alto in the opposite direction. To get to downtown SF, take bus 391 which takes a little over an hour. If you need faster service, try CalTrain or BART, but at a much greater cost. Note, 391 service to DT SF is workdays only. If you need to get to downtown on Saturday or Sunday, take the hotel shuttle back to the airport and use SamTrans bus 292. There are no transfers on SamTrans, you pay for each leg of the trip you use. Don't confuse SamTrans with The Muni, the SF public transportation system. They are not interchangeable.
4. Breakfast begins at 6AM with the regular fare. The only protein is hard boiled eggs and cream cheese. Otherwise, its all sugary carbos. But its a step up from a continental breakfast.
5. Bathroom was all ceramic tile with great plumbing that didn't leak, belch or hiss.
6. Bedding, curtains, etc were clean and fresh.
7. Ice machine on the second floor is missing. Must use the one on the first floor.
8. Room contained a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, but the nearest Safeway is a long way away.
9. It was a pleasant 4-day stay in cool San Francisco.
10. Definately will return.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

I must admit I didnt know what to expect before taking my family on a 6 day coast trip with the first stop in San Francisco. Knowing how crazy san fran can be and prices high, I wanted to stay outside of San francisco without being too far. The HOJO was between two bart stations which gave us access to San Fran without the high prices. The hotel is on a busy street nestled in a residential area but not to far from food, banks and mall shopping. The staff were great with directions and suggestions. The HOJO suceeded my family needs and the price was nice on the budget considering we had two more hotel stays down the coast

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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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: $124 - $292 (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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