$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 15, 2015 Check-out: Apr 18, 2015

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

2 stars
View map of 2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
34 reviews
Surprisingly good value

The reviews made us hesitate a little but what we found was a charming place, inside and out.... See full review

  • Impulsetravelrs
  • Oct 5, 2014
Wonderful New Year in San Mateo

Very good motel for couple of days. Very convenient, everything is inside. The breakfast is included. See full review

  • NataliaGLA
  • Jan 17, 2012
Take your family on an exciting trip to this Howard Johnson Express San Mateo hotel 12 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and San Francisco is less than a half hour away. Golfing, Half Moon Bay Beach, San Mateo County Expo Event Center and Silicon Valley businesses like Yahoo and Google are nearby. Just seven minutes from this lodging you can find the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia. Walk to dozens of restaurants from this lodging. Book your next event in the meeting room, and take advantage of the business center with copy and fax services. Start your morning with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast and newspaper, swim in the outdoor pool, and enjoy complimentary parking to make traveling simple. Use the complimentary wireless Internet access to plan your day from the comfort of your stylish guest room with hardwood floors, flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator and work desk. Smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are available.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Madeline and Mike
Business
Detroit, MI
Nov 16, 2014

Not bad for the price

Nothing special. Nothing bad. Won't be disappointed if you are expecting a decent motel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Impulsetravelrs
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Oct 5, 2014

Surprisingly good value

The reviews made us hesitate a little but what we found was a charming place, inside and out. Wooden floors, clean room and bathroom and comfortable bed, complimented by decent breakfast. We'd definitely come back if the price is right. Thanks for the great service!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gwen a Guest
Business
Patterson, Ca.
Aug 21, 2014

P/up My Girlfriend go a week Vacation

The Directions from the Airport were confusing. Gotme lost. Called hotel and the person that answered was very rude his tone of voice. Also he couldn't accurately tell me how to get to Hotel. This was bad. Got there finally and he was still rude in tone. So I believe this made the experience even worse. Room was ok but it would of been nice not to get lost . Needed a hotel closer for same price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't stay here unless this is where you work.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jaqui530
Business
Healdsburg, CA
May 22, 2014

Needs An Upgrade

It was ok...the room was very small. The room was very worn, the water pressure was horrendous, and because it is on El Camino Real, the traffic is going by all night. Aside from that, the bed was comfortable. Would I return...no.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Harvey the Pooh
Business
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 24, 2014

Reasonably decent room but ..

The HoJo in San Mateo is located close enough San Francisco and San Francisco Intl airport (SFO) to make this motel a convenient, low cost alternative to the very pricey hotels/motels in the city. Having said that, the room one gets is rather small, even by motel standards. The Wi-Fi was good, but there is little else in amenities. The mattress on the queen sized bed was cheap and the rest of the best average at best. There is no tub in the room but there is a good stall shower. Hot water was available in abundance. This is a good place if you are visiting SF and need a place that isn't expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lei13538
Business
Indianapolis
Dec 27, 2013

Good value

The hotel is clean. Staff are friendly. Nice place to stay for reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ginger55
Business
Portland, OR
Dec 2, 2013

Centrally located

If, like me, you need a budget place to stay while visiting family in San Mateo, this is a good bet. I didn't have a car, so I walked everywhere. Found a cute diner, the Patio Coffee Shop on W. 25th Avenue in a shopping area called The Village. At the motel, the front desk staff were very helpful. The bed linens and towels were crisp and clean everyday. The room was comfortable and clean, with new furniture. I didn't hear traffic noise while in the room, even though the motel is on El Camino Real, which is very busy. I definitely would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mark Mann
Business
Lindsay, CA
Oct 24, 2013

Pleasantly suprised

All the surrounding hotels were sold out. Scored with this one!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bots
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Apr 23, 2013

RoboGames

Very handy for the San Mateo Event Center . Beds are very comfortable .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sdtraveler55
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 3, 2013

Good clean hotel

I enjoyed my stay at HoJo, very clean an nice place. Good price too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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