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Hotel Aura San Bruno
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in San Bruno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Hotel very dated and a little too far out of the city for our short stay. Had to catch bus and Bart to travel in. Shuttle very efficient.

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Having sworn off HoJo's a decade ago, we felt it was time for another chance. We were respectfully treated as valued guests. The room was in great shape, yet not "perfect " as any room will have areas of concern. However, the staff documented our minor concern while promising to have resolved immediately. Since we were only there overnight we explained we were only letting management know so it would be corrected. This experience along with the kind manner we were treated means we will visit HoJo at our next opportunity! The management chose their staff very wisely....with an eye to customer service! Thanks for hosting us!

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I had booked a one time stay for business a week before my stay. Upon arrival, I was given the room in the lobby. The desk clerk assured me it was a good room, since he had stayed in it many times. Hummm. I was not crazy about being on the ground floor, street side. Or being able to hear people coming and going all night long. It turned out fine, since it was only 1 night. The hot water was probably the biggest issue...it took FOREVER to heat up in both the shower and sink. I also thought the parking garage was very dark..sort of scary.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We chose this hotel for our last night stay on our road trip through Southwest USA. The close proximity to the San Francisco airport and the parking lot were the big advantages that made us choose Howard Johnson. It's clean and big rooms, facilities (like fridge and microwave) and comfortable bed we experienced as a big plus. Because of our early flight we did not take the free breakfast in the morning. Given that it is not a custom in USA to get free breakfast, this is also an advantage which in our opinion defenitely justifies the price.

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Reviewed 29 September 2012

This hotel was a vey positive value. Two front desk personnel were exceptionally helpful, Mary and the gentleman from Fiji. They were excellent. Rooms were good sized with refrig and microwave both of which worked well. Beds were comfortable and a/c was good. In room safe battery was low so it was problematic to use it. I did not do breakfast. Ability to print my own boarding pass was a plus. Safe, quiet location. Ten minutes from the airport without using the freeway. Overall a very positive experience. I would definetly stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Greeting was bland! Hotel was clean, room was big, No frills hotel. Breakfast was very basic. Room cleaning was done late in the day sometimes as late as 5pm

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Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. Didnt really expect much, but it had all you needed and the room was nice, clean and big. There was a good parking area, nice staff and bagels for breakfast.

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Prativ P, General Manager at Hotel Aura San Bruno, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2012

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Thank your for taking your time and giving us your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel.Thanks for making us look good.We do appreciate everyone's feedback.This helps us getting better and providing the best service we can.

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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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Region: United States > California > San Bruno
Amenities:
Business Centre 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: £74 - £117 (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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