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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel V
malaysia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Initial dealing with the staff via email did not leave a very good impression. Enquired few weeks earlier, but was still comparing places.
Then 2 days before check in date, contacted the staff again via email, she was quite blatant rude. Price had gone up by then.
Since other places were over our budget for that weekend, decided to stick with this hotel.
Surprisingly, at check in, reception staff was friendly, fast and efficient.
Even the housekeepers were very helpful and friendly when we requested extra blanket and towels.
The beds and furnishing..absolutely a surprise. for the price we paid, it was very worth it. bed was plush and comfy..a bit regal for a room like that actually.

Parking was free which was great.
Breakfast was abundant..the breakfast area was small [in the reception area], so just took the food back to our room..no problem.

The location, since was out of SF city, so our first day was spent exploring the suburb nearby. can't remember the name, but it was great, coz it has so many outlets and well know names next to each other.

very near to airport, would be convenient for those who need to fly off to next destination. we were driving to LA after that, so did not benefit from this.

Room Tip: corner room..more spacious. we chose ground floor coz my aunt and uncle don't want to climb the...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank europe_tour05
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GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you had a delightful experience with us. Our staff will always go out of their way to make sure that your stay with us is a memorable one. We’re glad you enjoyed all of our amenities and left a happy guest! Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to SF!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Edmonton, Canada
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207 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

The room was large and clean. Very good price and the location is handy to the airport. Only drawback is that it is a bit noisy due to proximity to highway but this was not an issue as we wanted an early start. Basic breakfast - OK -

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BuffaloLake
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GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Toulouse, France
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

We choose this hotel because the closeness to the airport, as we had an early flight the next morning; All and all, it wasn't bad.. The room was very clean and neat, but aged and a bit worn.There was an emply; clean ashtray in he room, but thankfully no cigarette oders.I thought this hiotel WAS non-smoking.... apparently not! , The hotel has outside hallways, so anyone talking outside near your room can be clearly heard; plus it's not too soundproof, so the strreet noise can be bothersom..( use earplugs.; it will help!) There was a group talking rather loudly outside our room , and once I told them to shut up, they did..(Couldn't call the office because of ....another problem... the in room phone DID NOT work

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kbknopp
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GuestRelationsDept, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. We strive to provide clean and neat rooms for each guest, we’re glad you got to experience that. As for the phone in the room not working, we will definitely look into that, and thank you making us aware of it.

We would love to see you again on your next trip to sunny San Diego!
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

A very handy situation for all the sights in San Francisco as it was only a short ride on the BART. The room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was adequate.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RayNailsea
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alondra_vazquez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for taking the time, to post a review online! I am very glad to hear that you enjoy our location and rooms. We hope to see you the next time you visit South San Francisco! - Alondra Vazquez, Guest Services Rep.
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Buena Park, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

We recently stayed on Howard Johnson So. San Fransisco for our son's wedding, great location, very close to the airport. From beginning to the end of our stay, all of the staff members were very nice and friendly, nice breakfast, all rooms were well equipped, except for the iron board, but not a big deal. it was well worth the price. I would highly recommend to anyone

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ISMAIL B
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alondra_vazquez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for taking the time, to post a review online! I am very glad to hear that you enjoy our location, rooms and service; we always try to go an extra mile for our guests. All our rooms are equipped with Irons and Ironing boards, my apologies if your room was missing one. We encourage all our guest to bring to our attention any problem they may encounter, this way we can solve the situation. We hope to see you the next time you visit South San Francisco! - Alondra Vazquez, Guest Services Rep.
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

The room was outdated,We had to wear flip flops in the shower (the tiles were broken around tub,extra set of holes where taps use to be for bath and shower VERY OLD AND WORN PLus LINO IN BATHROOM NOT GOOD!!!!)Needs new BATHROOM.Found it very noisy-Probably the worst hotel we have ever stayed in

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sharon b
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alondra_vazquez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post a review online. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed.

Please know that all our rooms were renovated about a year ago however the renovations did not included the vanity area. This year we are actually in the process of renovating all our bathrooms. It is a long process but I am sure that the room will be at your standards next time you visit South San Francisco.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any remaining questions or concerns. Again I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next time you visit South San Francisco. – Alondra Vazquez - Guest services Rep.
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Cary, North Carolina
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

I needed a place to sleep and shower after nearly 24 hours flying. The shuttle picked me up at the airport and after a couple of stops at other motels, we made it to Howard Johnson Express. The front desk attendant was very friendly, and the check-in was easy. My room was on the 2nd floor of the motel, and there is no elevator. My overweight bag was not easy to drag up the stairs. The room appeared clean, but it could use some updating - it seemed a bit worn. Even with the lights on it was dark.

Because it is convenient to the airport with a shuttle that will transport you each way, I would probably stay here again. By using the shuttle back to the airport, I was able to access BART and get to downtown San Francisco using public transportation from there. There were a few delays on the shuttle - not the motel's fault - but I would definitely recommend catching a shuttle to the airport considerably earlier than you would first think. Each time I rode it there were delays.

I would sum up this hotel as a typical airport accommodation, a bit dated, but clean, safe and convenient to the airport.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank phonebill
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alondra_vazquez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel V, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
Thank you for taking the time, to post a review online! I am glad to hear that you enjoy our location, shuttle and friendly staff. Yes as you mention having the shuttle allows you to get to the BART very easily, this way u save yourself sometime looking for parking. We hope to see you the next time you visit sunny San Diego! - Alondra Vazquez, Guest Services Rep.
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Property: Hotel V
Address: 222 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080-6701 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn South San Francisco)
Location: United States > California > South San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in South San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel V 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel V is brought you by Lifestyle Hotels, and offers an elegant retreat in a classic San Francisco Boutique environment. Blending world class hospitality with an inviting atmosphere, we promise you'll be pleased with your stay. Our newly renovated 53-room hotel was designed to cater to business and leisure travelers alike by providing a complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast, in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator, and complimentary Wifi through out the hotel.Great location and phenomenal service! Close to Downtown, Golden Gate Park, the Convention Center, Fisherman's Wharf, shopping, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco Airport. - Visit us soon! ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Express Hotel South San Francisco
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