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Stone Villa Inn San Mateo

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There was an electrical core in the floor forcing my door to stay open. I called the front desk and they said the construction guy should be leaving soon so I had to wait and when I saw that they kept working I just had to ask if I can just disconnect the cable so I could close my door

Paper thin ceiling - heard every footstep and conversation above me. Mattress, bathroom was clean and OK. A disturbing, covered-up odor and lots of disinfectant from somewhere.

Pricey for the location and breakfast isn't even included or offered. The rooms are smaller than the pictures online. The bed was comfy though.

The Stone Villa Inn staff were all very polite and friendly. The room was clean and quite. The Motel was walking distance to a lot of different restaurants, and the area seem very safe, I was not at all worried about walking around in the area.

Had a great four night stay. Newly remodeled quiet location even though right on the street, the rooms are off the strip. There are not any king beds but the queen was adequate. Bathrooms small and no space to put anything. Also wish there was a corner shelf or SOMETHING in the shower to put stuff. There was a little soap shelf but everything else had to b be put on the floor.

HQ for a family visit. Lived in the general area for 20 years and did not know it was there. Set back from El Camilo entrance. It met the need of a place to stay each evening.

This motel is under renovation (6/2016) but it's becoming a charming little place. It was comfortable enough for a one night stay to get some rest, which all I needed from it. There are some quirks to the bathroom, things aren't perfect, but it was good enough, especially for the price.

Walk in the room and had to squeeze to get to bathroom. Turn TV on and no TV. The air conditioner didnt work. Once they fixed the TV and air, I went to relax on a very hard lumpy bed. Bottom line, if you're really tired, you might check this one out but if you can wait, go to the next motel.

Very disappointed. The staff was confused and not helpful. They could really use some training in customer service.

If you are traveling with friends and you are very easy going you can definitely use this location for one night instead of the expensive San Francisco. I don't recommend this place to couples or if you are looking for a very comfortable room. The walls are very thin, the room and the restroom were very small. The continental breakfast, as in other hotels, doesn't offer too much but it's enough.

It doesn't seem you can find another hotel for around $175 in the San Mateo area but if you can do so. These rooms where not cleaned to normal standards, internet was poor, however the staff was really nice. The HJ across the street was a better stay.

Hotel and its staff were friendly. Will come back...

Pay a little more and stay at the Best Western not far from here. Don't be fooled by the pictures

I booked this hotel because it was cheap and I was only in the area for one night. I read the reviews, and I believe for the most part, that people exaggerate a little however, most of the reviews on this place are completely accurate and I was surprised when I had the same experiences as some of the other reviewers. As mentioned by others, the bed frame and bed do not line up, so I hit my leg on it which was not pleasant. My room had no remote control for the TV, which was annoying since I arrived at the hotel sooner that I expected. When I went looking for a remote, I found Q-tips in the drawers (not sure if used or not). The rooms are very run down. It looks as if the place was old, the staff renovated it, and then it has become destroyed by the use of people staying there over time. My room in particular seemed like it had not been slept in/cleaned in a while, because there was a fine layer of dust on the furniture. The stay was friendly and it seems as if it is a family owned/ran inn.

manage your expectations so you will not be disappointed.

Clean Rooms Lots of Restaurants around. All within waking distance

We were looking for a reasonably priced, clean place, close to the airport for a one night stay. This place fit the bill. It's a motel, 10 minutes to airport (no airport shuttle), free parking, clean with basic amenities provided. The stay included breakfast which we did not partake of. Helpful desk staff, helped us print out our boarding passes for next day travel. Good value for money.

Quiet, convenient....wish they would extend weekend breakfast hours.

The room was super clean but very blah and had the absolute bare minimum of necessities. Breakfast was also the bare minimum and I think the coffee was instant coffee. Yikes. Fortunately, the noisy location quieted down at night and it was very peaceful. For the money, I think it was OK.

Over priced. The place is ok. Paid to stay here one night for emergency reasons I arrived at around 9:30pm so I went straight to sleep. At around 12:00am I got a phone call from the manager demanding to know how many people were in the room because he got complaints from several other rooms about "noise" he even told me to turn the tv off. The tv was never on to begin with lol. Talk about rude.

2175 S El Camino Real San Mateo CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Within a short walk of Hillsdale Shopping Center, Stone Villa Inn San Mateo is within a mile (2 km) of San Mateo County Event Center. This 44-room hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Peninsula Museum of Art and Mariners Point Golf Center.


Rooms

All 44 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Stone Villa Inn San Mateo enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Full Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Stone Villa Inn San Mateo

Everyone (10) Business (21) Couples (15) Family (4) Other (6)
1

using my room for construction while my stay

Everyone

There was an electrical core in the floor forcing my door to stay open. I called the front desk and they said the construction guy should be leaving soon so I had to wait and when I saw that they kept working I just had to ask if I can just disconnect the cable so I could close my door

By on May 27, 2017

Review comment responded on May 31, 2017

Thank you for sharing your concern. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to see you again and be able to give a better service. Thank you for staying with us!

2

old motel with new rate structure.

Everyone

Paper thin ceiling - heard every footstep and conversation above me. Mattress, bathroom was clean and OK. A disturbing, covered-up odor and lots of disinfectant from somewhere.

By , from SF bay area on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 25, 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We would work on the issues you mentioned so our valued guests may not be disappointed. We appreciate opinions and suggestions as it allows us to improve and give our best to our guests. We hope to see you again and be able to have a pleasant experience staying at our Hotel. Thanks, General Manager-Stone Villa Inn

3

not a good value

Everyone

Pricey for the location and breakfast isn't even included or offered. The rooms are smaller than the pictures online. The bed was comfy though.

By on Apr 28, 2017

Review comment responded on May 5, 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We regret any inconvenience caused. We just finished remodeling, we added brand new amenities like Keurig Coffee makers in all the rooms. We do not serve breakfast however, we are going to have a coffee shop (Grindstone) at our Hotel premises very soon offering wide range of breakfast and beverages. We have a vending machine for Soda/Water and a liquor store right across the street from us. We hope you give us another chance to have a better experience on your next visit.. Stone Villa Inn-San Mateo

5
Everyone

The Stone Villa Inn staff were all very polite and friendly. The room was clean and quite. The Motel was walking distance to a lot of different restaurants, and the area seem very safe, I was not at all worried about walking around in the area.

By , from Minnesota on Apr 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 27, 2017

The management really appreciates you taking out time to share such a detailed feedback. This property has been under new management since January last year and has come a long way. We do have a Local Guide which includes a local map at the Front Desk available upon request. It is always a pleasure to provide our best services to ensure our customer's comfortable stay. Thank you for encouraging us and sharing the good word.

4

newly remodeled

Everyone

Had a great four night stay. Newly remodeled quiet location even though right on the street, the rooms are off the strip. There are not any king beds but the queen was adequate. Bathrooms small and no space to put anything. Also wish there was a corner shelf or SOMETHING in the shower to put stuff. There was a little soap shelf but everything else had to b be put on the floor.

By , from San Carlos, Ca on Feb 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 13, 2017

Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. I will surely discuss with the management team to get some sort of shelving for the bathrooms. Thank you for staying with us!

3

family nearby

Everyone

HQ for a family visit. Lived in the general area for 20 years and did not know it was there. Set back from El Camilo entrance. It met the need of a place to stay each evening.

By , from Seattle, WA on Jul 15, 2016

3

good for the price

Everyone

This motel is under renovation (6/2016) but it's becoming a charming little place. It was comfortable enough for a one night stay to get some rest, which all I needed from it. There are some quirks to the bathroom, things aren't perfect, but it was good enough, especially for the price.

By , from NorCal on Jun 18, 2016

2

not maintained

Everyone

Walk in the room and had to squeeze to get to bathroom. Turn TV on and no TV. The air conditioner didnt work. Once they fixed the TV and air, I went to relax on a very hard lumpy bed. Bottom line, if you're really tired, you might check this one out but if you can wait, go to the next motel.

By , from Daly City on Jun 15, 2016

2
Everyone

Very disappointed. The staff was confused and not helpful. They could really use some training in customer service.

By on May 27, 2016

3

not the best

Everyone

If you are traveling with friends and you are very easy going you can definitely use this location for one night instead of the expensive San Francisco. I don't recommend this place to couples or if you are looking for a very comfortable room. The walls are very thin, the room and the restroom were very small. The continental breakfast, as in other hotels, doesn't offer too much but it's enough.

By , from San Diego on Apr 7, 2016