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Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo/San Francisco

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were grateful to find such a good place to stay. Clean, comfortable, pleasant simple breakfast. Wonderfully capable thoughtful gentleman at the desk. We would forward to staying here again.

Had to find a place for the night before an eRly flight out of San Francisco. When I checked in the lobby area stunk like body odor. the place was sketchy. Didn't feel very safe. Very old and run down. Glad I wasn't there long and will not go back

Nasty!! Horrible experience. Room smelled like cat pee. Pubic hairs in the bed,

Looks worse than it is from the outside. Parking is tough. Neighborhood seedy. On the better side, room was spotless, quiet, comfortable bed, very reasonable cost. I'd stay there again.

Very clean room, warm bed, clean bathroom, very nice hotel

It's was just not my cup of tea. First off it's old and when you walk in it smells like old water. Towels had stains on it. Just not good at all

last minute trip to SJC. Hotels were booked solid. This dump normally charges $60-70/nt but my fortunate luck I paid $330 for a smelly, dirty, hotel. my feet stuck to the floor as there was a layer of scum throughout the room. Smelled like an arm pit and the the napkin I got with my sbuks coffee was larger and softer than the bath towel they provide. If this travel site offered a negative star rating this place would get a minus 5.

It's a bad place! The staff was not friendly. They don't have air extractor in the bathroom. The mattress was uncomfortable. The room was in bad conditions.

Price OK, but not clean and A/C is is not good. The tower dirty.

was good, booked this place because it was a nice location

Location sucks. There are no location nearby to grab a bite. Parking lot is small. Furniture in room is up to date, premium tv channels nice flat screen, the restrooms tub was horrible stained, towrls are old and dingy, can't get any fresh towels after hours.

Poorly kept. Over priced. Avoid like plague. cant stsnd poor quality. Bad location. Nothing close.

breakfast is nott hat good the staff isfriendl ycomfortable

My stay was very nice.close to where I had to go in the morning. Room was very nice and clean.

Location was average. Greeting staff was very nice. Was surprised with an incidentals credit hold for both rooms I booked. Beds had fleas which made for a very uncomfortable sleep!!! when reported, staff acted surprised until we showed them our blood stains on the spreadsheets!!! Breakfast was wholesome and the area was well kept.

The hotel is right off the freeway. The rooms were actually pretty impressive in comparison to the exterior/lobby area. However, at a price tag approaching $200, it's hard to call this a "value" of any sort. It's a clean and comfortable location, but you are definitely paying for it!

The only thing this place has going for it is the location right off freeway and price - that's it! But you truly do get what you pay for! The bathtub walls and shower curtain were growing mold Did not feel safe even though they locked the back gate.

Difficult to find, especially at night. My room stank horribly I had to turn ac full blast and freeze the heck out . Attendant was fast from friendly. Their idea of continental breakfast was cold cereal, toasts, and waffles ughh. I would not recommend to anybody. Perhaps someone I want to have a bad time.

I am a trans woman. I was having serious surgery nearby and reserved a handicapped room. Arriving terribly swollen and seriously in danger of bleeding to death if I didn't get off my feet, I entered the tiny lobby that was at around 90 degrees in temperature. When I slowly limped in, hurting and barely able to walk, the Innkeeper "Sir"-ed me, and then refused to give me my handicapped room, blaming the internet travel provider for "not telling him" about it. Even though I was very obviously hurt and just out of a hospital, he gave me an upstairs room! I was in no condition to not take it. I had to carry heavy suitcases upstairs! The room TV control didn't work. The shower drain plug was broken and rolling around in the tub. The aircon sounded like a diesel truck. The room was nearly out of toilet paper. I needed to leave early as it was so bad, so I scheduled a follow up appointment two days early to go home, when I was still in great pain. Returning from the doctor, when I limped in to check out and asked them to pro rate the three hours I stayed past check out, a female innkeeper now, (wife?) with a sneer of disdain and also "Sir"ing me, tried to tell me I had to pay for the whole future night! They ended up charging me a whole lot more than they should and I couldn't do anything about it. I was illegally not given a handicapped room, and then I was treated horribly! As business people, why were they so poor in their treatment toward me? I wish I could get my money back. One of the worst experiences of my life.

I stayed here because it was cheap & close to the airport. Couldn't find my reservation but because I brought my confirmation print out they gave me a room anyway. Not the nicest but served it's purpose.

140 N Bayshore Blvd San Mateo CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo/San Francisco is located within a mile (2 km) of Poplar Creek Golf Course and Coyote Point Museum. This 53-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this San Mateo motel are Coyote Point Park and Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo/San Francisco's 53 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 37-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo/San Francisco enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo/San Francisco

Everyone (5) Business (14) Couples (3) Family (1) Friends (1) Other (1)
5

caring and clean

Everyone

We were grateful to find such a good place to stay. Clean, comfortable, pleasant simple breakfast. Wonderfully capable thoughtful gentleman at the desk. We would forward to staying here again.

By , from Santa Rosa on Oct 14, 2017

2

would not teturn

Everyone

Had to find a place for the night before an eRly flight out of San Francisco. When I checked in the lobby area stunk like body odor. the place was sketchy. Didn't feel very safe. Very old and run down. Glad I wasn't there long and will not go back

By , from Maddachusetts on Sep 14, 2017

1
Everyone

Nasty!! Horrible experience. Room smelled like cat pee. Pubic hairs in the bed,

By on Sep 19, 2016

3

reasonable place to stay

Everyone

Looks worse than it is from the outside. Parking is tough. Neighborhood seedy. On the better side, room was spotless, quiet, comfortable bed, very reasonable cost. I'd stay there again.

By on May 20, 2016

5

close to the airport, beach and the park

Everyone

Very clean room, warm bed, clean bathroom, very nice hotel

By , from San Jose, CA on Feb 24, 2016

2

don't do it

BusinessTravelers

It's was just not my cup of tea. First off it's old and when you walk in it smells like old water. Towels had stains on it. Just not good at all

By on Oct 9, 2015

1

don't book hotels at last minute

BusinessTravelers

last minute trip to SJC. Hotels were booked solid. This dump normally charges $60-70/nt but my fortunate luck I paid $330 for a smelly, dirty, hotel. my feet stuck to the floor as there was a layer of scum throughout the room. Smelled like an arm pit and the the napkin I got with my sbuks coffee was larger and softer than the bath towel they provide. If this travel site offered a negative star rating this place would get a minus 5.

By on Jul 24, 2015

1

vacation

GetawayWithFriends

It's a bad place! The staff was not friendly. They don't have air extractor in the bathroom. The mattress was uncomfortable. The room was in bad conditions.

By on Jul 17, 2015

3

just ok

BusinessTravelers

Price OK, but not clean and A/C is is not good. The tower dirty.

By on Apr 6, 2015

4

business

BusinessTravelers

was good, booked this place because it was a nice location

By on Feb 19, 2015