Hotel Aura - San Bruno

ex. Howard Johnson Express Inn San Bruno/SFO West

190 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA, United States, 94066show map
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Overview

The 3-star Hotel Aura Sfo places guests about 19 km from San Francisco Museum. Hotel Aura Sfo has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 2004. There are airport shuttle bus service, 24-hour front desk and room service in addition to a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and an elevator available on site.

Downtown is about 19 km from the property. The accommodation is a 20-minute walk from the center of San Bruno.

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from San Bruno Caltrain train station, offering a direct train link to San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

A cable TV with on-demand movies, LCD TV set and coffee and tea making facilities as well as a roll in shower, a hairdryer and toiletries are featured at all rooms. Every room at this venue includes a pillow-top mattress, foam pillows and feather pillows along with a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a stove.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. There are several restaurants nearby, such as Celia's and Kobe Sake.

Relax

A casino and an indoor swimming pool are offered for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
San Bruno CaltrainSan Bruno Caltrain2300 ft
SFO MuseumSFO Museum4800 ftSan Francisco International Airport San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departure Level, Pre-Security
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Celia'sCelia's200 ft201 El Camino Real
Rib ShackRib Shack500 ft223 El Camino Real
London Fish & ChipsLondon Fish & Chips600 ft130 El Camino Real
Todam Tofu HouseTodam Tofu House700 ft260 El Camino Real
Camino Corner RestaurantCamino Corner Restaurant800 ft110 El Camino Real
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BART- San Bruno StationBART- San Bruno Station1.4 mi
Artichoke Joe's CasinoArtichoke Joe's Casino3700 ft
Society of Western ArtistsSociety of Western Artists1.2 mi
San Mateo High School DramaSan Mateo High School Drama1.3 mi
Junipero Serra ParkJunipero Serra Park3700 ft
Sawyer Camp Trail ParkSawyer Camp Trail Park3700 ft
San Bruno Parks and RecreationSan Bruno Parks and Recreation1.2 mi
Skyline CollegeSkyline College3.0 mi
Golden Gate National CemeteryGolden Gate National Cemetery1.6 mi1300 Sneath Ln
See\'s CandiesSee\'s Candies2.0 mi210 El Camino Real
South San Francisco Conference CenterSouth San Francisco Conference Center2.1 mi255 S Airport Blvd
Burlingame Museum of Pez MemorabiliaBurlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia4.4 mi214 California Dr
Coyote Point Recreation AreaCoyote Point Recreation Area5.1 mi1961 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
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Getting around
Airports
Half Moon (HAF)8.8 mi
Train
San Bruno Caltrain2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop6.2 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  51  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Sad motel - need renewing

  • 7.4
    Very good

    First of all it's location, not too far from the airport and not too close so you can hear the airplane noise. I stay in this hotel mostly for transit after a long 21 hrs straight flight. So I'm always looking for a hotel that's quiet enough for me to battle my jet-lag. Overall, The room is clean and the staff is friendly. Pricing is in mid range, you probably can get somewhere else cheaper but maybe too noise. So I thought the price is reasonable. Free wifi and free shuttle service. Free breakfast but they don't open until around 6.30am. So I'm always out of luck since I leave at 6.00am to catch my next connecting flight.

    Free breakfast opens at 6.30am. I usually starve to death by the time I got to the airport. Also there's no free bottle of water in the room. There's a vending machine outside on level 2, but it would be nice to have a free water in the room as a courtesy.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The rooms are ok, free internet. Parking directly beneath the hotel.

    The breakfast is rather limited in choice.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    the attitude of front desk was at all times friendly and helpful . didnt have one problem.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    1) Location is good to stay for one night (between flights) or quick walk around the city (as to me San Francisco is worth maximum 2 days for sightseeing, so staying near the airport can also be a variant). 500 metres from Caltrain station (20 minutes ride to city and 15-30 minutes waiting for a train on average) 2 km from BART station 2) Free requested transfer from/to airport (just make a free call from shuttle bus stop to hotel, number 53): 15 minutes ride from airport 3) Room facilities: clean room, large space, stable wi-fi and bath facilities (everything except of toothpaste/brushes)

    If you plan a long stay in San Francisco, you'd better to choose hotel in city center.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I liked the location near to the airport. And near to thecar hire depot

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Good parking and convenient to sfo airport.

    Bathroom door could not be left ajar.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Very good location if you have to sleep near to the airport. But it's the only reason to go this hotel!

    Room very noisy (like all Howard Johnson!), is there really a wall between the rooms?

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Complementary breakfast. Free shuttle to Sun Francisco airport.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The room and bathroom was clean, fresh and comfortable.

    The shuttle bus driver which was to collect me from the airport did not make any effort to locate me in the very busy collection point, causing me to wait over an hour. The hotel staff and shuttle bus driver did not communicate effectively regarding my pickup, plus the driver did not assist me with my baggage up the many steps to the hotel entrance. Next morning the staff did not seem to be concerned about any of my problems with WiFi connection. I was treated with "polite" dismissal.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Convenient shuttle to the airport.

    Several things were not working. The remote to the tv, lock to the bathroom and the loud room heater/cooler. It was cold that night and we turned it on. It was so loud! We were told to turn it off to get a good night's sleep. Fyi... rm 213... needed to get up early to get to airport but didn't get any rest.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Continental breakfast did not offer waffles or fresh fruit. Cereal options were bland. All foods available were dry. Had some packaged sweet breads. It was obvious the breakfast was minimal in options do it was sole for front desk staff to set up. Suggest you bring in staff to offer a more nourishing and healthy continental option. People want something hot in the morning.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Convenient to SFO airport; Shuttle service needs a little tuning up; breakfast adequate but could use a waffle maker. I liked the ease of getting into San Francisco via either I-2880 or Rte 101. Protected parking was good.

    Walls are thin and the neighboring room was loud both into the late night and when getting up the next morning.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great little hotel very close to the sfo airport. Very quiet at night, which is one of my top priorities for choice of a hotel. Staff very nice and polite, rooms very spacious and have coffee machine inside (again one of my priorities). If you arrive by car you'll have no issues with location, otherwise if you're thinking of heading to sf, excpect a long walk to the San Bruno bart station - although even that is refreshing after a 12 hour flight. Would recommend and stay again for an overnight sleep.

    Not really a problem, more a challenge If you want to walk to the bart station to walk to sf (if you're not with a car), be ready to walk about 25 minutes.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Close to San Fransisco. 15 Min drive. Price compared to other hotels was good. Great bargain. Lots of places to eat close by.

    Breakfast ends at 9am. Nobody gets up that early on the weekend. Hallways were confusing. We checked in at 4:30 and room was not ready. Staff a bit slow.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Half Moon (HAF)8.8 mi
Train
San Bruno Caltrain2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop6.2 mi
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