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"This hotel is an inexpensive place to sleep. Close to town, staff was available. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 28 May 2018

Hotel Description

Art Deco hotel near San Mateo County Event Center

Heart of San Mateo

Your stay at this South San Mateo hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of San Mateo County Event Center and Bay Meadows Park. Hillsdale Shopping Center and Paddock Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. There's a computer station and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Offering conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 50 guestrooms also have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$141* Per night/room Aug 30 - Aug 31

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo

Everyone (4) Family (1)
3 out of 5
I think (hope) they are in refurbish mode. The people were nice!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 14, 2019 by Andres Reyes

Dear Guest : thank you for taking the time to rate our services. we have started remodeling and hopefully we are done next time you visit us. thank you for staying with us.

3 out of 5
Very small driveway. Breakfast options for price of 1 night stay and plenty of vacancy was below par. Seemed like an apartment converted hotel. TV was so far away from beds that it was hard to see and hear.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2019 by Andres Reyes

Dear Guest: thank you for staying with us, your feedback is important to us . thank you for rating our services

3 out of 5
This hotel is an inexpensive place to sleep. Close to town, staff was available.

Posted by on May 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 13, 2018 by Andres Reyes

Dear Guest: thank you for staying with us and rating our services we really appreciate your feedback

1 out of 5

Condition of the hotel

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Get rid of the staff, better and fresh breakfast ,and rehab the building, and no animal staying.
Location: Location is good
This is the worse hotel I have ever been, I travel a lot and this is the first and last time useing Travelocity, every thing about this hotel is bad, to start with there breahfast food is so bad that most of the apples and oranges were rotted all there bread is old the orange juice they got from seven eleven, they should be open 24hrs but no one were there at 4am. The walls in the room has hole in them, bath room is very bad, no more staying at Haward Johnson or using Travvelocity.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

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1 out of 5

A last night before flying out

Pros: Not much
Cons: Room quality
After a very long day and finally locating the motel. I thought a good hot shower would melt the troubles of the day. Wrong!! Reaching for a towel only to discover there was none. Dried off with a T-shirt. Tried to call the front desk only to discover no phone directory and dailing "0" does nothing. Complaining to the night person at 3am was fruitless. Manged to catch my flight and was thankful I was not booked at this motel another night. So if you can avoid this place, do it !!

Posted by on May 25, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not the best but a good value

Pros: It was available on a busy night.
Cons: Freshen the place up. Have a good breakfast.
Location: In silicone valley, close enough to SFO and The City is just a hour away.
Feels a bit run down but the rooms are comfortable. Bring you own pillow. And go out for breakfast as the "continental" breakfast is in reality a "yugo" as in "somewhere else".

Posted by , from Eugene, OR on Jul 4, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice an New

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Stayed in the newly renovated rooms. Walking distance to AMAZING food options. Lookig forward to next year.

Posted by , from NorCal on Nov 8, 2012

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4 out of 5

It was fine. Easy access to highway. comfortable

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
We stayed there for the U S Open. Easy to get there from the airport and the parking area at candlestick Park. Clean room each day. Convenient to stores and restaurants on the same road. Didn't have time to try it out, but there was a small amusement park a couple of blocks away.

Posted by , from Va on Jun 22, 2012

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2 out of 5

The person at the counter was pleasent

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Poor breakfast
The room was very small and had a bad smell to it; had to request that the sheets be changed as prior to sleeping in the bed-

Posted by , from Santa Clarita, CA, USA on Jun 20, 2012

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3 out of 5

Safe and clean for the price, nothing fancy but that's OK with me!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Needed to stay in the area for a few nights, and this was cheap. When making reservation, I asked to have a room not on the main drag. The hotel staff said ok but then my room was right on the main drag! The only difference that made is that it is quite a bit noisier in the morning. There was a 3" brown stain on my down comforter, but the hotel staff traded it out for me. Overall, the place was clean and basic. I felt safe (and am a woman but was there with my husband). The breakfast in the morning was basic - bagels, coffee, cereal, etc. I'm satisfied and would go back if I had to stay in the area again.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo

Location 2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 1000 square feet (93 square meters). Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 1000 sq ft of conference space
  • 93 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (15.6 km / 9.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Mateo Hayward Park Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This San Mateo hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.