My family & I have stayed here twice so we could visit friends. It's an older rather charming hotel with flower pots hanging from the railings which has been somewhat updated.(Kinda hit and miss and not reflective of the rooms advertised.) We stayed upstairs in a spacious room with vinyl flooring-nice for those with allergies. Bathroom was ok but no counter space. Cleanliness in the room was adequate but could be better. Service was quite good and when I called the office because I couldn't get the heater to turn on someone was there immediately to fix it. Beds could be bigger and sheets kept coming off so sleep wasn't great. The one thing that did bother me was the smokers and the lack of cleanliness outside the rooms along the walkways. Lots of cigarette butts and ashes tossed around and ground-in dirt. It needs a daily sweep and washed periodically. Overall we were satisfied and we will go back again in a couple of months.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the beautiful city of San Mateo, we pride ourselves of the charming décor and comfortable amenities of our hotel. We aspire to give you the best quality service and make your stay memorable. Situated among fine dining, renowned attractions, endless shopping possibilities and vast business opportunities, we are certain you will enjoy your stay hassle-free.We are located within minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Monster Park, San Mateo Expo Center, Downtown San Mateo, AT&T Park, Half Moon Bay, Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City, Pier 39, Alcatrez, Fisherman’s Warf, Hillsdale Mall, Pacifica Beach, Golden Gate Bridge and we are a short drive away from Napa and Sonoma Valley which host some of the finest vineyards in the world.We are in close proximity to Oracle, Yahoo, Google, Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Virgin America, NASA, United Airlines, Stanford University, Canada College, and minutes from Silicon Valley which comforts our business travelers. Our explorer travelers will appreciate landmarks & historical buildings around the area like Coyote Point Park, Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge, De Anza Expedition Camp, Courthouse Square, Father Junipero Serra Statue, Devil's Slide Historical Landmark/ Viewpoint, Ralph D. Percival Memorial Vista Point. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo Hotel San Mateo
- Howard Johnson San Mateo
- San Mateo Howard Johnson