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Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno

Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno

2 Stars

190 El Camino Real Off Highway 101 to 380 West San Francisco CA 94066


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Cleanliness 4
Facilities 4
Service 4
Location 3
Pricing 4
Overall 4.6
Offering convenient location and friendly service, the Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno is the perfect place for you to reside.

Location
This property is conveniently located off Highways 101 and 280 on El Camino Real, just 3 kilometres from the San Francisco International Airport, 8 kilometres from the Cow Palace and 11 kilometres from Lucky Chance Casino. The local attractions include Stanford Shopping Centre, San Francisco Zoo, Golden Gate Park and many others.

Rooms
Howard Johnson Express Inn offers its guests 48 well equipped guest rooms that are facilitated with an array of modern amenities to ensure you a pleasant stay.

Restaurant
You can start off your day with a healthy breakfast served at the breakfast room. The hotel does not have a restaurant yet, you can dine at Cecilia's Restaurant, Mandarin Cuisine, Thai Hut Noodle Express and many other dining outlets, which are close by. .

General
Howard Johnson Express Inn offers a meeting room for your various business meetings, seminars and conferences. There is also a fitness centre available onsite for those who want to keep their body fit even while travelling.

Additional Information

  • 3 km to the International Airport (San Francisco)

Hotel Facilities

  • Conference Facilities
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Dining Room
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Internet Access - High Speed
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Safe

Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno Guest Reviews (15)


Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno
4 out of 5

Very nice to have pick up service at airport FREE coz we didn't drive. Room is spacious with a mini coffee machine inside. Staff is helpful and polite. Also nice mexican food restaurant nearby. Good!

Vina wrote on December 18, 2011


Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno
3 out of 5

Terrible location but very clean and prompt service. Great place and very economical if you only need a place to sleep on your trip.

traveller91106 wrote on December 11, 2011


Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno
1 out of 5

We chose this hotel as it was close to SFO and we were arriving really late. We checked in around 11:00 PM and the clerk was pleasant but the lobby smelled like a Chinese food restaurant. We should have checked the bed before we unpacked, brushed our teeth, etc cause when I pulled back the covers, there were hairs in the bed!! It was SO late. we were SO tired, we just slept above the sheets. Trying to get a refund thru Orbitz as the hotel would not help at all. I took pictures as proof.

No place like home wrote on October 26, 2011


Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno
4 out of 5

One night stay prior to my departure at SFO and was less than 5 minutes away from the airport. Comfortable bed, although not a great view.

shiruken wrote on October 24, 2011


Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno
4 out of 5

I've stayed here many times. The walls are still thin enough that screaming kids in a neighboring room are annoying and the sound of the upstairs shower at 5 am can wake you up. However, the rooms are clean, housekeepers on top of everything. Security cameras added for the parking areas. Desk clerks friendly and helpful. Easy access to Rt 101 and I-280 freeway systems to get up into San Francisco & across the Bay or south to San Jose area.

RAC2 wrote on October 20, 2011


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall4.6 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities4 out of 5
Service4 out of 5
Location3 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno Guest Reviews

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4 out of 5

Very nice to have pick up service at airport FREE coz we didn't drive. Room is spacious with a mini coffee machine inside. Staff is helpful and polite. Also nice mexican food restaurant nearby. Good!

Review by: Vina
Date stayed December 18, 2011

3 out of 5

Terrible location but very clean and prompt service. Great place and very economical if you only need a place to sleep on your trip.

Review by: traveller91106
Date stayed December 11, 2011

1 out of 5

We chose this hotel as it was close to SFO and we were arriving really late. We checked in around 11:00 PM and the clerk was pleasant but the lobby smelled like a Chinese food restaurant. We should have checked the bed before we unpacked, brushed our teeth, etc cause when I pulled back the covers, there were hairs in the bed!! It was SO late. we were SO tired, we just slept above the sheets. Trying to get a refund thru Orbitz as the hotel would not help at all. I took pictures as proof.

Review by: No place like home
Date stayed October 26, 2011

4 out of 5

One night stay prior to my departure at SFO and was less than 5 minutes away from the airport. Comfortable bed, although not a great view.

Review by: shiruken
Date stayed October 24, 2011

4 out of 5

I've stayed here many times. The walls are still thin enough that screaming kids in a neighboring room are annoying and the sound of the upstairs shower at 5 am can wake you up. However, the rooms are clean, housekeepers on top of everything. Security cameras added for the parking areas. Desk clerks friendly and helpful. Easy access to Rt 101 and I-280 freeway systems to get up into San Francisco & across the Bay or south to San Jose area.

Review by: RAC2
Date stayed October 20, 2011

4 out of 5

This hotel is close to the airport and offers free wifi, airport shuttle and breakfast. The BART in San Bruno was a long walk so I would take the airport shuttle to the international terminal and get on the BART there. The staff was very friendly and my room was clean.

Review by: Pinktutu
Date stayed October 17, 2011

4 out of 5

Good price clean and safe. I would definitely come back. Most hotel in San francisco don't have parking. Or u would have to park a couple a blocks away.

Review by: Vpsitu
Date stayed October 16, 2011

4 out of 5

We just needed a decent place to stay near the airport as my wife and I had an early morning flight to catch. We weren't there long, but the check-in process was quick. The room was clean. The bathroom was pretty good, it had granite for the sink area and shower wall. The walls/floorboards are a little thin, so don't expect pindrop silence at night (we slept fine). Overall this was good value for us, as all we wanted was a clean, comfortable place near the airport.

Review by: Mike82
Date stayed October 16, 2011

3 out of 5

Good place to stay during a layover for a connecting flight at SFO since its close to SFO. No restaurants near by if you don't have a car.

Review by: yamas
Date stayed October 14, 2011

4 out of 5

I had an early flight out of SFO so did a little research on my favorite sites to find a reasonable, clean, and simple hotel near the airport. I was pleased with this HoJo Express in San Bruno. The guy at the check was friendly and helpful at check-in, the room was clean, and the parking in the garage under the hotel was readily available at any hour. Also, even though I had a room facing the main road, the windows did a very good job at keeping the noise down. I left too early to scope it out but they did offer a free breakfast of some sort, which started at 6am. Plenty of restaurants within a mile or two, including one across the street. Easy to get to and from the airport and major roads. There's even a BART stop fairly close by, if you wish to take the 30 minutes train ride into SF.

Review by: njbn
Date stayed October 12, 2011

4 out of 5

This motel offers an excellent value for an overnight before a flight from SFO. The rooms are clean, large, and adequately supplied. The shuttle to the airport was no problem. The front desk staff was nice. There are several good local restaurants nearby. The only issue is the motel is over a mile from the San Bruno BART Station.

Review by: craiga
Date stayed September 3, 2011

3 out of 5

I use this hotel often when traveling out of SFO on a morning flight. It is very close to the airport. It has always been clean and quiet. On this trip, however, I was not happy with the front desk. I had originally booked a room with two beds for 3 adults. One of us cancelled and I arrived with my girlfriend needing only one bed. I requested a change of room, if possible. The front desk lady just nodded and did nothing. She didn't even look to see if that was possible or tell me the hotel was full or any other excuse. She did nothing. Not the end of the world to get two beds instead of one. But how about just a little bit of personality at the front desk? In my opinion, just another typical Bay Area customer service person. Rude and non-caring.

Review by: Reno523
Date stayed July 12, 2011

3 out of 5

I've stayed there before & found it convenient. The breakfast is no longer as good as it was. I had a room with thin walls and noisy neighbors. The lights over the bathroom sink did not work and were not fixed although I communicated this to the front desk each of 3 days I was there. I was told they have one maintenance worker for 10 hotels. Given the slide in quality, I probably would not stay thee again.

Review by: RAC
Date stayed June 29, 2011

4 out of 5

Attend a graduation.

Review by: Manny
Date stayed June 17, 2011

4.6 out of 5

This place was GREAT. Unfortunately there was a hiccup with Hotelclub paying them for our room which was a hassle but they were very helpful and worked it out with us in the end. The staff are fantastic and go out of their way to help. Coming all the way from New Zealand they made us feel right at home. Thanks guys.

Review by: Jason Greenwood
Date stayed August 31, 2008

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