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“surprisingly quaint!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Camino Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Daly City
Dallas
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“surprisingly quaint!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

i had some fears about staying here, due to the price and location, being outside the main city. i have to say that this was a very enjoyable place to stay. if you are into true history of the old motor hotels, this is a great place to stay. there are so many original details in great shape making this a photographers joy to walk around the property and take some snaps. the room isn't anything great, but it was quiet and comfortable. the bathroom was very clean and quaint. we really enjoyed our stay and will plan on visiting again sometime in the future!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

After attending a wedding in Pacifica we spent a nite at the El Camino Inn.. The room has been painted and is nicely appointed. The bathroom is small..but it was more than adequate for 2 of us. The room was clean and the front desk attendant was hospitable. Would definitely stay there again. There was a delicious Mexican restaurant right across the street.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

I booked this place along with plenty of family and friends for a family reunion since it was one of the only places in Daly City. Had multiple rooms. Most of us looked walked in the rooms and just checked out. The others had to stay because they couldn't afford the cancellation. It's not what it looks like in the pics. A man (Chris) in a wife beater and shorts checked us in and hit on me and my cousins. Talking about how his wife (the other manager Carolyn) was a b word and that he would leave her soon then asked if I were married to my boyfriend. He continued to hit on me.

The room was small and floors were sticky. I'm a small 5'3" lady that had to sit sideways to use the toilet. There's stains on the bed. Had to buy a sleeping bag. The walls are thin, you can hear others sneezing and having sex. The heater did not work and when we asked for it to be fixed, Chris came in the room in his wife beater again and attempted to fix the heater by hitting with a screwdriver. Worked two minutes before it died again.

After the 48hr notice we checked out but Carolyn insisted we were still going to get charged although it was previously agreed upon by her and Travelocity that we were not.

I'm usually not the type to write bad reviews, but I would like to warn everyone what they may be getting into. It's a very cheap dirty inn. I would not recommend this place to anyone. This definitely is a place you would see in movies of the ghetto sleazy inns. I never knew a thing existed.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Not glamorous nor trashy. Owner was very kind and helpful. Knowledgeable of area and transit. A lot of things within walking distance including the BART station. Fairly quiet at night. Gone during the day so that part is unknown. We were there 4 days and room was cleaned each day. Read about ants, but only saw 3 - 4 the whole time. Had we known the bed would be a double we would have opted for 2 beds, but the one we had was comfortable and the pillows were good! We wouild stay here again if traveling to San Fransisco area again.

Room Tip: We asked for a second floor room to avoid people using stairs. Open window at night cooled the whole...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Whip51
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Calgary
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Just completed 20 nights on the road and El Camino Inn was the only hotel booked that was definitely a mistake.

The room was dated, fine we could have handled that but ...dirty was unacceptable. There were ants in the bathroom and as we were packing to leave discovered that they were also in the closet area. The linens were very thin , there was a small table and small bed both very worn and crammed into a very small space. I don't know what rooms the pictures are of but ours wasn't white, light, modern or airy.

I think the worst insult though was the included breakfast . Breakfast was coffee, 4 pieces of bread, several packaged danish and one package of instant oatmeal. Yup that's it folks for all of us staying in the hotel, what an insult to the paying customers.

Would recommend that others do not book this hotel until the cleanliness issue has been resolved as well as the rates are adjusted to reflect a dated hotel on the outskirts of town that is not serving breakfast.

Definitely will not be recommending this one to our friends!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blue_toes
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is a 50's motel with no frills. Small, yes, but, its clean, quiet, close to Bart and has a good Hispanic restaurant across the street... also a great 50's doughnut coffee shop as well. If you're on a budget and want to see San Francisco, this is a great place to stay and save. The neighborhood is fine, and we all know who frequents doughnut shops... 20 min. Bart ride to SF is three easy blocks away and if you don't want to walk a cab is less than $5.
My wife and I stayed for 3 days as we had a garage sale at her now Son's home and needed something close. It worked for us, if you're on a limited budget, it'll work for you.

Room Tip: Get a room with no one above you... this is an older motel an you can probably hear people walking a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dantvlman
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Small room and very small bathroom (no place to put your personal items as it was just a sink). Beds were ok but not very comfortable. Location was fine and not in a bad neighborhood and the BART (subway) was a block away which was great! We stayed just one night so that was fine. I don't think I would want to stay much longer than that.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darci H
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Property: El Camino Inn
Address: 7525 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014-2941
Region: United States > California > Daly City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Daly City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — El Camino Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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