Howard Johnson San Francisco

San Francisco , , Av La Voz De San Justo 950 Y Ruta Prov N°1 (Show on Map)
8.4
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Summary of reviewsHoward Johnson San Francisco is well-regarded for its peaceful and convenient location, ideal for travelers who prefer to avoid the bustle of the city center. Its strategic position near the highway facilitates easy travel, making it a prime choice for road-trippers and those searching for a restful stopover. The hotel's green surroundings and overall serene environment add to its charm, providing guests with a tranquil retreat.

The rooms are frequently praised for their spaciousness, comfort and impeccable cleanliness. Many guests appreciate the presence of amenities like electric kettles and minibars, which enhance convenience during their stay. The hotel caters well to both single travelers and couples with comfortable beds and a heated swimming pool, ensuring a restful stay despite minor nuisances like occasional wet carpets.

The breakfast service receives mixed feedback. While some enjoy the good quality and taste, others believe it could benefit from a greater variety of options and healthier choices. The dinner experience at the on-site restaurant, Peppers, generally receives positive reviews for its delicious cuisine, generous portions and excellent service, though some diners suggest menu expansion and note occasional service inconsistencies.

The hotel shines in terms of cleanliness with guests consistently noting the well-maintained and orderly environment. The staff is acknowledged for their friendliness, attentiveness and efficient service, despite occasional understaffing issues at the reception during dinner times. Josefina, in particular, is frequently recognized for her exceptional service.

The pool facilities, especially the heated pool, receive positive acclaim, offering a warm and inviting space for relaxation. Although some mention minor maintenance issues, the overall experience remains favorable. The hotel's parking is generally appreciated for its spacious and secure garage, though there is room for improved space allocation.

Overall, Howard Johnson San Francisco provides a comfortable, clean and conveniently located option for travelers, bolstered by commendable staff service and pleasant amenities.
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Room Types
Superior Double Room This double room's special feature is the pool with a view. Providing free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 1 bed.

Standard Double Room This double room features a pool with a view. Featuring free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned double room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit has 1 bed.

Double Room - Disability Access This double room features a pool with a view. Providing free toiletries, this double room includes a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 1 bed.

Standard Twin Room Guests will have a special experience as the twin room features a pool with a view. Providing free toiletries, this twin room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned twin room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Superior Triple Room This triple room's special feature is the pool with a view. Providing free toiletries, this triple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned triple room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Basic Triple Room This triple room's standout feature is the pool with a view. Offering free toiletries, this triple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned triple room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 3 beds.

Superior Quadruple Room Guests will have a special experience as this quadruple room provides a pool with a view. Offering free toiletries, this quadruple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned quadruple room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 3 beds.

Standard Triple Room This triple room offers a pool with a view. Providing free toiletries, this triple room includes a private bathroom with a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer. The air-conditioned triple room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, a wardrobe as well as garden views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
Location
Howard Johnson San Francisco enjoys a prime location for travelers who prefer to stay outside the bustling city center. Many guests appreciate the peaceful atmosphere, benefiting from the tranquility of being away from urban noise. The hotel is conveniently situated with easy access to the highway, making it an excellent choice for those passing through or on a road trip. The green surroundings and views overlooking the provincial road add to its charm, providing a serene environment for relaxation.

The location is frequently praised for its convenience, particularly for travelers who do not wish to navigate the busy streets of San Francisco. Despite being far from the city center, the accessibility and quality of facilities more than compensate for the distance. Essential amenities like comfortable beds and a heated pool contribute to a restful stay. The breakfast is decent, adding to the overall positive experience. For those seeking a restful stopover with good value for money, this hotel’s location and services come highly recommended.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Howard Johnson San Francisco has received mixed reviews from its guests. Many found it to be good and tasty with a few even describing it as very good or excellent. Several guests appreciated the tranquility and variety provided, though they could have used more fruits and options to make it more complete and nutritious. The quality of items like coffee, ham and juices received repeated mentions, often criticized for being watery or artificial. The term "basic" came up frequently to describe the lack of variety and scarcity of offerings.

While a subset of guests found the breakfast acceptable or okay, others labeled it as very poor, scarce and even disastrous, stating it did not align with the hotel's standard and pricing. The pastries, meats and general quality of ingredients could also use improvement with some patrons specifically calling for a healthier and more varied breakfast selection.

In summary, while some travelers had a good experience with the breakfast at Howard Johnson San Francisco, there is room for significant improvements, especially in terms of variety, quality and alignment with the hotel's promises.

Dinner
Dinner at Howard Johnson San Francisco has garnered a range of feedback. Many guests appreciated the on-site restaurant, Peppers, for its very good cuisine and generous portions. The food was often described as delicious with the restaurant fulfilling its promises of quality and excellent menus. The good service and facilities of the restaurant added to the positive dining experience, making it a convenient option for guests to dine on the premises.

However, not all experiences were perfect. Some guests mentioned issues such as delays and receiving lukewarm food. There were isolated reports of dishes arriving cold or burnt and a few guests felt that the quality-price ratio was not satisfactory. Additionally, while the overall menu was well-received, some diners expressed a desire for more variety in the offerings.

Overall, the restaurant at Howard Johnson San Francisco provides a generally satisfying dining experience with high-quality, ample portions and good service, though there is room for improvement in consistency and menu diversity.

Rooms
Howard Johnson San Francisco offers commendable accommodations with emphasis on spaciousness and comfort. Many guests highlight the rooms as being large, very spacious and providing a good amount of comfort, making it suitable for a variety of stays. Cleanliness is a recurring theme with numerous reviews noting the impeccable state of the rooms and overall cleanliness. The presence of amenities such as an electric kettle and minibar adds to the convenience, enhancing the overall guest experience.

The rooms cater well to both single travelers and couples, boasting comfortable beds and ample space, ensuring a restful stay. Rooms on the ground floor and upper floors appear to be generally well-received, although some guests noted that certain room assignments did not meet their initial expectations. Despite some minor issues like occasional wet carpets from the showers, the overall feedback remains positive, focusing on the spacious, comfortable and clean nature of the accommodations.

The hotel’s location may be a bit distant for some, but it’s deemed suitable for an overnight stay, balancing out the slight inconvenience with excellent room quality. The heated swimming pool and attention to detail in maintaining the rooms further contribute to a pleasant and satisfying stay at Howard Johnson San Francisco.

Beds
Howard Johnson San Francisco receives mixed reviews regarding its beds with many guests praising them for their high comfort level. Several reviews consistently highlight the beds as very comfortable, generous and even large with some mentioning the pleasure of king-size accommodations. Comfortable pillows and overall bedding also contribute to many guests' positive sleeping experiences.

However, there are a few critiques scattered among the praises. Some guests noted issues with overly soft mattresses or pillows that were too high, leading to less-than-ideal comfort. There were also remarks about feeling the mattress springs and concerns over bed size when sharing with children. Despite these occasional shortcomings, the consensus leans towards a generally pleasant and comfortable sleeping experience.

Cleanliness
Howard Johnson San Francisco generally receives positive feedback regarding its cleanliness. Guests frequently mention the excellent cleanliness and presentation of the hotel. Many appreciate the very clean and organized environment with rooms being highlighted as particularly spacious and clean. Impeccable cleanliness seems to be a consistent theme throughout the reviews, making for a pleasant stay overall. However, there are mixed opinions about the external pool with some guests noting that its cleaning could be improved.

Staff
Howard Johnson San Francisco has garnered commendable feedback for its staff, who are often described as kind, welcoming and efficient. Guest reviews highlight the politeness and attention of the team, noting the friendly reception and the exceptional service provided, especially by individuals like Josefina. The support staff service, particularly in the breakfast area, is frequently praised for its quality and warmth.

However, there are mentions of staff shortages, particularly at the reception during dinner time, leading to less favorable experiences for some guests. On occasion, the reception staff has been noted as less attentive with some reviews pointing to poor attention and disposition, which have impacted the experience for a few visitors.

Overall, while the hotel’s staff is generally seen as friendly, helpful and providing very good service, occasional understaffing issues at the reception seem to create mixed experiences. Despite these challenges, the team’s kindness and warm attention remain standout features of the hotel.

Pool
Howard Johnson San Francisco offers a range of pool facilities that have elicited a variety of responses from guests. The standout feature is the heated swimming pool, frequently described as excellent, very good, lovely and great. Many guests appreciated the warmth despite a few mentioning it was slightly cold at times.

The hotel also boasts two pools, providing options for different preferences and the pool area benefits from a lovely park setting and an adjoining gym, enhancing the overall experience for visitors. While some guests pointed out the need for additional finishing touches and some maintenance issues, such as algae and the occasional chlorine smell, the overall sentiment towards the pool area is positive.

The heated pool’s peaceful ambiance and the hotel's overall charming environment have not gone unnoticed. Although some felt the water could be icier than expected and noted disturbances from children, the heated pool remains a highlight for many.

Parking
The parking situation at Howard Johnson San Francisco offers a range of experiences according to guest reviews. Many appreciated the spacious and covered garage, which provides ample and secure parking options. Some guests highlighted the convenience of the organized parking facilities and mentioned that issues with parking were resolved satisfactorily. However, there are suggestions for better space allocation to ensure vehicles can park without being exposed to the elements or affected by other guests taking up multiple spaces. Overall, the parking facilities are generally well-received with room for minor improvements in space management.


Yes, Howard Johnson San Francisco has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Howard Johnson San Francisco.

No, Howard Johnson San Francisco doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Howard Johnson San Francisco.

Yes, Howard Johnson San Francisco has a gym.

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