Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, United States, 94403  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The pleasant Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Hotel is a 2-star property with fashionable rooms to stay in a downtown area of San Mateo. Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Hotel was opened in 1900.

The city center is about 30 minutes on foot.

Children\'s Fairyland is 30 km of the property, while Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia is around 4.7 km away.

San Francisco International airport can be reached by car within 20 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 50 rooms equipped with a mini bar, high-speed internet, a refrigerator, an ergonomic chair and a stereo system. Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Hotel offers rooms with garden view. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a roll in shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy meals of Japanese and Indian cuisine at Santa Ramen situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Aside from free parking, a designated smoking area and a vending machine, guests can make use of laundry, car service and ironing service.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with babysitting and cots.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, United States, 94403

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City Centre
  • San Mateo
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Hayward Park Caltrain
    2000 ft
  • Hillsdale Caltrain
    5000 ft
Restaurants
  • Heidi Pie Restaurant
    600 ft
  • Santa Ramen (cuisine: Japanese)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Premium Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Bed assigned on arrival, 2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Free WiFi, free continental breakfast, bathtub grab bars, bathroom doors open outwards, hand-held shower wand, wheelchair access, visual smoke alarm, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, bathtub, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV, bathroom amenities, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, foam pillows, pillow-top mattress

Two-Bedroom Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

2 Bedrooms - 2 Queen Beds + Sofabed - Full Kitchen, Microwave

Standard Queen Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

1 Queen Bed - Accessible Nonsmoking Standard Studio - Breakfast, Free Wifi, Kitchen

King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This mobility and hearing accessible standard room features one king-sized bed, and an accessible tub. The room also has a visual alarm, and notification devices for the doorbell or door knock and incoming telephone calls. Grab bar in tub, lowered vanity in bathroom, and lowered closet shelf. The ergonomic chair is good for your back and better for work. Enjoy your favorite television show on our 37-inch HDTV. There is also a microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker to help you feel at home. And for conducting business, our rooms ensure your productivity thanks to the spacious work desk, two telephones with dataport and voicemail and complimentary WiFi. Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

One-Bedroom King Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Separate sitting area, refrigerator, microwave, desk, ergonomic chair, 2 TVs, WiFi Make yourself at home in this one-bedroom suite with a king Garden Sleep System bed. Catch up with work at the desk with ergonomic chair. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi. Relax in the separate sitting area and watch the TV from the queen-sized sofa bed. There is a second TV in the bedroom. This suite features a Keurig® coffeemaker, a microwave and refrigerator, perfect for preparing and storing any snacks you might need. Special touches include complimentary remote printing.

Standard King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed - Nonsmoking Standard Studio - Breakfast, Free Wifi, Kitchen

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed - flat screen television, television, alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, smoking policy - non-smoking available, ironing facilities, microwave, refrigerator, internet access - wireless (complimentary), desk, telephone, air conditioning

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

This quadruple room has air conditioning, tea/coffee maker and microwave.

Upgraded Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

UPGRADED 2 DOUBLE BEDS NON-SMOKING ROOM WITH FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, 32 INCH HDTV AND MICROWAVE

Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Free WiFi, free continental breakfast, mini-refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, bathtub, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV, bathroom amenities, iron, ironing board, alarm clock, foam pillows, pillow-top mattress

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King - Non-Smoking - Deluxe

Deluxe King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed + Sofabed - Accessible Nonsmoking Deluxe Studio - Breakfast, Free Wifi, Kitchen

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.4 mi

Train stations

  • Hayward Park Caltrain1700 ft
  • Hillsdale Caltrain4600 ft
  • San Mateo Caltrain1.6 mi

Convention centers

Amusement

  • Gymboree Play Programs1.4 mi
  • B Street Billiards1.5 mi

Museums

  • Center For American Musical2.4 mi

Parks

  • San Mateo Parks Div1400 ft
  • San Mateo Park and Recreation1400 ft

Halls

  • American Legion2300 ft
  • Masonic Temple of San Mateo1.7 mi
  • Peninsula Social Club1.7 mi
  • Great Wall Advertising2.5 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Don's Salon1.5 mi
  • University of Phoenix1.6 mi
  • College of San Mateo1.7 mi
  • San Mateo County Community Clg1.9 mi

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • San Mateo Arboretum Society1.1 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Schwab Foundation For Learning4600 ft
  • Schwab Family Foundation4600 ft
  • San Mateo County General Hosp1.2 mi
  • Parent Effectiveness Training1.3 mi

Local attractions

  • Central Park1.3 mi
    50 E 5th Ave
  • Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia2.9 mi
    214 California Dr
  • Hiller Aviation Museum3.9 mi
    601 Skyway Rd
  • The San Mateo Japanese Garden1.3 mi
    Fifth Ave.
  • Coyote Point Recreation Area3.1 mi
    1961 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo

Restaurants nearby

  • Heidi Pie Restaurant600 ft

    Address: 1941 S El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-574-0505

    56% likes this, based on 60 reviews

  • Silver House800 ft

    Address: 2224 S El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-571-1298

    76% likes this, based on 11 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

  • Silver Lake1000 ft

    Address: 2291 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-578-1678

    61% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 25

  • Santa Ramen800 ft

    Address: 1944 El Camino Real
    Phone: (650) 344-5918

    67% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

  • The Dosa Republic900 ft

    Address: 2299 S El Camino Real

    66% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Howard Johnson Express San Mateo Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Good
Based on 78 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    8.2

    It's a quite nice motel, was clean and very comfortable.Internet was working perfect and there is free parking. For the price it's definitely worth.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Clean room with up to date low cost interior (tv, coffeemaker, free internet, swimming pool at street side, ...). all in all nice stay for one night before flight from sfo. However for vacation it would not be my choice of hotel.

  • Single
    3.2

    I suppose it's my fault really for assuming there would be a shuttle or at least cheap transport to the hotel. I searched for nearby hotels and picked this one as it said about 6 miles from airport. When I arrived there was no shuttle and nobody answered the phone once I got the right number. Booked.net had the wring number on the confirmation. Booked.net tried calling also and after many attempts and new numbers finally got thru. I could not cancel or even change my reservation to another Howard Johnson that had a shuttle! So it may be a good price but basically double it or add another $60 so basically choose another location with a shuttle. Bottom line it kinda sucked even the taxi line up sucked.

  • Couple
    9.6

    We are on a budget...so on comparison to close by hotels he price was right. And although some might think the rooms a tad small, we were only there to basically sleep. Overall, staff was friendly, room was nice & bedding was clean! I would stay here again & recommend it to a friend.

    Coffee in room was icky, but they provide a continental breakfast that is okay.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The location was very convenient for our purposes

    Area is not the best..

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Staff are friendly and helpful. As the room key did not work, the staff came by and give us another key. The room is quiet, and we can sleep well. The room is clean where you can see, yet dusty on floor under the beds! Hot water is readily available as we need to catch an early flight on the last morning. The towels are clean, yet not as thick as first line motels/inns. Basically, the room provides the basic function of a motel room. Breakfast is just basics. Location is close to sfo airport.

    The hotel needs some renovation, as the occupancy rate is high during our stay. The swimming pool is much smaller than the photos on the Booked.net web.

  • Couple
    4.2

    Bathroom fan and air conditioning did not work. And the shower head sprayed out from the sides

  • Single
    10.0

    Very nice place. Close to everything. Staff nice and friendly easy to get to nice breakfast offerings

  • Single
    3.2

    Bedbugs!!! Also no indication no clearance for a moving van in parking lot. It was major hassle to find street parking!!!

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    I enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the entire place, the comfortable beds and the free breakfast.

  • Single
    7.4

    this time the reservation was in the system , an normal motel stay , nothing special , just waiting for the plane to depart , this time the TV was working , for a quick stop not too bad

  • Single
    6.2

    overall the hotel is ok , but not for a lonnger stay , typicall US motel , i was a bit disapointed ! internet was working without any problems !

    my booking .com reservation was not in the system , altough i did reserve the hotel 5 days later again , and that reservation was in , so the staff is not really paying attention , TV was not working correctly the whole evening , altough the guy on the night shift gave me a room with the booking .com rate ( nice )

  • Single
    7.8

    The rooms were clean and well equipted with ammenities.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    The hotel was old and dirty, no fan but big hole in bathroom ceiling. The bed was old, They said was new remodeling but it is not inside of room

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Not much... Upon opening the door, I was afraid to enter the room. If I were to give them a grade it would be a c for effort and a d for performance. The enmities were there but the room and environment was lack-luster. I was so happy when we checked out the next morning and went to the Marriott of San Mateo. Howard Johnson Express Inn San Mateo was not up to my standards. I was very disappointed. You need to take this place off your site.

    What caught my husband's attention was the Howard Johnson's slogan: "Ho Jo". He said, "it felt like a hotel where a Jo could take his Ho". Booked.net 's pictures of the hotel are not close enough to see the peeling wall paper, poor paint job, and holes in the popcorn ceiling. The sink in the bathroom was coming from the wall and I had to do a bird- bath thing because the shower would not work. We called the front desk and they could not explain why it did not work nor did they offer to change our room and they did not know how to make it work either. I'd give it 5 thumbs down! Don't waste your money.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson Express San Mateo San Mateo location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, United States, 94403

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Mateo
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Hayward Park Caltrain
    2000 ft
  • Hillsdale Caltrain
    5000 ft
Restaurants
  • Heidi Pie Restaurant
    600 ft
  • Santa Ramen (cuisine: Japanese)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    50