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Howard Johnson Express Inn San Mateo
2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403 – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (all year)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 9 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per night in an extra bed.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Howard Johnson Express Inn San Mateo accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Size of room Freshness of everything in the room
Noise of outside aircon/ice machine Outside lights that shine into the room at night
poor bed and wifi.. overall very disappointed even for $110..
Compared to other options at this price and above. It was good for the money...just to crash the the night. Free Breakfast was a nice feature.
Rooms were small. Dark carpet seemed dirty...they could use a facelift.
It was a good room in a close proximity to San Francisco.
The only call out was tons of short hairs on the sheets when we pulled back the blanket. We did not sleep under the covers and brought our own personal blankets.
1.convenient close to main roads and airport easy to get into san francisco 2.parking and it was free 3.wifi free
1.the breakfast very poor 2.the pool dirty and cold 3.lift not working so had to carry heavy bag upstairs 4.wifi very slow 5.coffee machine did not work
Staff was great at the front desk the rooms looked clean and beautifully decorated The main dining area was Nice also
The price was too expensive and it's too bad they change prices and isn't offer a better government or military discount
coffee machine in room actually worked! good parking. close to several restaurants, coffee shops, and businesses.
breakfast was a like a freeway rest stop- shrinkwrapped pastries and stale bread. ick.
Room was comfortable, large king bed, great AC, comfy blankets and pillows, nice TV, nicely decorated, functional bathroom, clean towels
Pillows smelled like they had been used, something splashed on the floor in front of the TV, no snacks in the vending machines, front desk person had a thick accent (not a problem by itself) and spoke a bit too fast for me to understand.
spacious room and good facilities.
The bed was comfortable.
The refrigerator was too warm. The floors were kind of dirty and the toilet had paper in it (not flushed.
Bang for your buck. Very inexpensive but it was clean and cared for. Nothing special but for the price you get everything you need.
They weren't consistent about letting me print stuff for free the gentleman at night didn't have any issues while the gentleman in the morning said only a few printouts were free.
Front desk staff excellent, friendly, helpful.
Loud partying Fri night until after 2a.m. Stale bread & bagels, old fruit, incomplete offerings for breakfast.
close to where we were going
We stayed here before. the price seems reasonable but the room was small, parking tight. Nothing exciting about this place. We get there and the clerk says our credit card is no good. I said run the same card again and it was fine. I don't like this place.
The ease and convenience of booking and checking in. The friendliness of staff and the cleanliness of rooms.
Value Staff/Check-In Bed TV
Hot Water ran out
I had trouble with my tv. Couldn't get it to work. Call the front desk and she was quick to come and fix my problem.....she plugged it in. Duh!!! Thanks for being so kind.
The staff was very attentive to my needs. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and the modern television. I would recommend this property for anyone staying one or two nights.
This was a pretty stark, but economical option for south San Francisco. It had been modernized with laminate flooring and California shutters and was clean, which is important to us. Amenities are very basic but the property appears to be well taken care of and has a clean appearance.
It was nice room just for a night
Cleaning was questionable, minimal coffee, cups and other necessities.
Cleaniliness of the room was pretty bad. Stains and holes in the sheets.
floors were dirty. my sheets had a blood stain. hotel replaced sheets but didn't offer any compensation. very little water pressure in shower.
Warn--- dated ----halls reek form cigarette smoke old--- stained carpet ----hole in sheet ----breakfast was skimpy-- overpriced -----
*Nice furnishings—I loved the dimmer switch on the desk lamp, and the desk chair was very comfortable *With just a little effort this motel could be a class act, but as it was it was very disappointing.
*Elevator out of order *Laundry room, but no chair in it so you could wait for your laundry, and no detergent available either in the laundry room or at the front desk *No wash cloths in our room, and the receptionist couldn’t find any for us *Lovely desk with a popup console in the back where I could plug in my computer, but apparently it wasn’t plugged in anywhere because my computer ran out of power. *Trashcan liner in the bathroom way too small—more like a lid than a receptacle *Toilet seat loose, settled to one side when you sat on it *No drinking glasses in the room
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