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