Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, United States, 94403show map
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Very goodBased on  70 reviews
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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Services

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

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 9 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
9 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Hayward Park CaltrainHayward Park Caltrain1700 ft
San Mateo Event CenterSan Mateo Event Center1700 ft
San Mateo Park and RecreationSan Mateo Park and Recreation1400 ft
San Mateo Parks DivSan Mateo Parks Div1400 ft
American LegionAmerican Legion2300 ft
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Heidi Pie RestaurantHeidi Pie Restaurant600 ft1941 S El Camino Real
Santa RamenSanta Ramen800 ft1944 El Camino Real
Silver HouseSilver House800 ft2224 S El Camino Real
The Dosa RepublicThe Dosa Republic900 ft2299 S El Camino Real
Silver LakeSilver Lake1000 ft2291 El Camino Real
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B Street BilliardsB Street Billiards1.5 mi
Center For American MusicalCenter For American Musical2.4 mi
Coyote Point MuseumCoyote Point Museum2.9 mi
San Mateo Parks and RecreationSan Mateo Parks and Recreation2.9 mi
Peninsula Social ClubPeninsula Social Club1.7 mi
Masonic Temple of San MateoMasonic Temple of San Mateo1.7 mi
Great Wall AdvertisingGreat Wall Advertising2.5 mi
University of PhoenixUniversity of Phoenix1.6 mi
San Mateo Arboretum SocietySan Mateo Arboretum Society1.1 mi
Hiller Aviation MuseumHiller Aviation Museum3.9 mi601 Skyway Rd
FiloliFiloli5.4 mi86 Canada Rd
San Mateo County History MuseumSan Mateo County History Museum6.0 mi2200 Broadway St
South San Francisco Conference CenterSouth San Francisco Conference Center8.7 mi255 S Airport Blvd
The Stanford Shopping CenterThe Stanford Shopping Center10.3 mi680 Stanford Shopping Ctr
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Getting around
Airports
San Carlos (SQL)4.1 mi
Train
Hayward Park Caltrain2000 ft
Hillsdale Caltrain5000 ft
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  70  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

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

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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 )

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The rooms were clean and well equipted with ammenities.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Everything I needed in a one-night stay.

    Too much traffic noise heard from our room.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We looked for a place near the airport, since we had an early flight, and did not want to spend a lot-- This hotel was perfect for us! Very clean, quiet, and it had everything you could want- coffemaker,ironingboard, and a good breakfast to name but a few.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  70 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 9 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
9 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
San Carlos (SQL)4.1 mi
Train
Hayward Park Caltrain2000 ft
Hillsdale Caltrain5000 ft
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