Howard Johnson Express San Mateo is located within a mile (2 km) of Hillsdale Shopping Center and San Mateo County Event Center. This 50-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central San Mateo, the hotel is also close to Mariners Point Golf Center and Peninsula Museum of Art.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


All of Howard Johnson Express San Mateo's 50 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.


  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

2110 S El Camino Real San Mateo CA 94403

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Elevator
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Event facilities measure 1000 square feet (93 square meters). This Art Deco hotel also offers an outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Computer station 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Total number of rooms - 50 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 93 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1000 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

This San Mateo hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free dial-up Internet access 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Howard Johnson Express Hotel San Mateo
  • Howard Johnson Express San Mateo
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Mateo Hotel San Mateo
  • Howard Johnson San Mateo
  • San Mateo Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Hotel

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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