Motel is located right off route 101. Room was spacious and comfortable. Pool and spa available. Laps are possible in the pool and the spa was warm and relaxing! Free continental breakfast had several options and was a great way to start the day! Motel staff very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!
This is my go to place in San Mateo. Nothing fancy, but clean and a good value. Fast, efficient and friendly employees makes checking easy and quick. I like that all rooms have a fridge and microwave. Conveniently right off of highway 101 just a couple of miles south of SFO. Even though it’s right along the highway, I’ve always found it quiet, especially if you get a room on the back side. I have and will recommend this place.
Unfortunately looking for a place to stay in San Francisco and everything was crazy expensive! I found this place which was about $130 per night because I only had a one night layover. The room itself was dated but fine for one night. The staff were friendly and helpful. There are just a couple of things to be aware of. 1. It’s gonna cost you $40 to get there and back from SFO in Taxi so you need to factor that in. So now you’re paying $170 2. This is not a great neighborhood 3. It has no restaurant or store nearby, it is in sort of a residential area so if you want to eat you have to get delivered. If you want a drink? Sorry there is nowhere. As I said the place is ok. Just will never understand why hotels in SF are soooo expensive!
I felt like I needed to write this review to give an honest opinion of our experience at the Value Inn so that people thinking about booking could get a clear idea of what to expect, so you can decide if it’s what you are looking for. To me the easiest way is pros and cons: Pros: --staff were friendly and accommodating—we asked to leave our luggage when we got there early to walk around, asked for extra pillows and blankets, to print things from the computer, and for a late check out, and they were accommodating on all fronts. --room was updated (maybe not all of the rooms were but ours was). Beds were comfy (I think they are replacing all the mattresses as there were about 40 near the trash), pillows were nice, overall everything was clean, nice tv with lots of channels, great to have minifridge and microwave, pretty large sized room, shower had really good water pressure and hot water, alarm clock with USB and outlet charging ports, cold air conditioner --fast and free wifi, no issues getting kicked off or being slow --housekeeping—very friendly and cleaned the room every day very nicely --price—I got the place completely with my credit card reward points, so I can’t talk to exact price, but it was a great deal --coffee in the hotel room --free parking (although the parking lot is a bit cramped, but we didn’t have any issues parking) Cons: --“deluxe continental breakfast”- nah. Don’t expect much out of this other than some prewrapped pastries, yogurt, cold cereal, juice and coffee. --yes, there are parts that are a bit run down (could use some spackle, etc) and the outside of the hotel leaves some things to be desired, it’s definitely not going to impress you when you look at it --small size bathroom, but manageable—the towels might be good for scrubbing and exfoliation, but are definitely not soft or luxurious, and I would need to sew 3 together to cover me Neutral: --location—about 1 mile from San Mateo Caltrain station, so we took an Uber to the station then the Caltrain into SF for sightseeing (about $7-$8 each time for the Uber). Would be great if it was closer to the station. It does feel at first like it’s in a strip mall with nothing around, but actually if you walk around into the neighborhood there’s a lot of great things—great Mexican place and café, small grocery store, and its about a 15-20 minute walk down to the San Francisco Bay and walking trails, where there is also a great park for kids. It’s about a 10-15 minute drive to the airport. Overall, for what we were expecting (especially after reading some of the reviews), it exceeded expectations, so I’m giving it 5 out 5 because it’s 5 stars for what it is—a well run basic value hotel with nice features.…
This place is great. Family owned and everyone, including staff, is very friendly. Love coming to this location. I like how the front desk is open late, cause I might have a long shift at work but my room is away held for me. I can even call and someone is always there to answer the phone even in the late night, no problem. This place is definitely my first choice.