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Howard Johnson Express San Mateo
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in San Mateo
Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Nice and clean rooms. Perfect service”
Reviewed 23 May 2006

It's a very nice place to stay in. After the expesive and awful hotels in the Downton San Francisco - this one was a really nice and pleasant surprise.
I'll definitely have it in mind the next time I need to stay on my expenses in San Francisco area. For the prices of the rooms - they're more than perfect. Free WiFi was also a great advantage. Breakfast is not so rich, but it's more than enough to get yourself started early in the morning. It has the 3 main substances - coffee, fruits and some other stuff - mainly vegetarian.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 July 2005

For the price you pay (I got a free night, but even if I had to pay), it is excellent. Very clean, good maintenance, tasteful room and hotel decor, and decent breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 June 2005

by all means howard johnson is not a fancy hotel. but for the price you pay, it is all well worth it. there's microwave, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigrator. i think they just renovated it recently which is why it is clean. rooms are bright, parking is well lit & very clean. linens including towels were clean & not too shabby (compared to motels i've stayed at before).

there was no funky smell when you enter the room. overall we were very satisfied with this hotel (price range from $60-70). it's not in the busiest part of town but if you're driving there are a lot of restaurants in the area & shopping as well.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 9 November 2004

The staff is terrific! Being in San Mateo for the first time, the staff helped me out with all me questions. Very clean rooms. The business center was a plus. Great location near nice restaurants.

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Property: Howard Johnson Express San Mateo
Address: 2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1807
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Region: United States > California > San Mateo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in San Mateo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express San Mateo 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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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San Mateo Howard Johnson

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