Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos

1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos is a comfortable 2-star hotel set close to Cantor Arts Center, California's Great America and Hiller Aviation Museum. The hotel opened its doors in 1986 and was remodeled in 2002.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. 15 minutes' drive from Half Moon Bay.

The hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of San Carlos Caltrain train station. Due to its location 20 km from San Francisco International airport, it will take about 20 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

All rooms in Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos are fitted with individual climate control, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a safe and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms feature views over Emerald Hills. All bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Local dishes are served in the pizza restaurant. Guests can dine in Mediterranean Delite and New York Pizza located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel offers free self parking, a safe deposit box and a tour desk and such services as 24-hour reception, laundry and ironing service.

Relax

A wellness center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   32.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070

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City Center
  • San Carlos
    1.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • San Carlos Caltrain
    1.8 km
  • Redwood City Caltrain
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    8.8 km
Restaurants
  • Mediterranean Delite (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    100 m
  • The Office (cuisine: American)
    270 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    32

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
Size: 19 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Offering free Wi-Fi, this room includes a cable TV, a hairdryer, free toiletries and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Room facilities
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Room facilities
      Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos photos Exterior
      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos San Carlos location
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        Hotel Address:

        1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Carlos
          1.8 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • San Carlos Caltrain
          1.8 km
        • Redwood City Caltrain
          1.8 km
        • Bus stop
          8.8 km
        Restaurants
        • Mediterranean Delite (cuisine: Mediterranean)
          100 m
        • The Office (cuisine: American)
          270 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          32

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.7 km

        Museums

        • Hiller Aviation Museum - 1.6 km
        • San Carlos Museum of History - 1.8 km

        Parks

        • San Carlos Parks Maintenance - 1.2 km
        • Crestview Park - 1.5 km
        • Arguello Park - 1.5 km
        • Highlands Park - 2.3 km

        Halls

        • American Legion - 1.9 km

        Air business related

        • Sillicon Valley Aviation - 1.4 km
        • Aviation Consulting Svc - 1.5 km
        • San Carlos Airport - 2.3 km
        • California Pilots Assn - 2.8 km

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • Family and Community Enrichment - 1.6 km

        Local attractions

        • Hiller Aviation Museum - 1.9 km
          601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
        • Purisima Creek Redwoods - 7.4 km
          Woodside, CA
        • Professorville - 8.9 km
          Bryant Street, Palo Alto
        • Filoli - 5.8 km
          86 Canada Road, Woodside
        • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens - 8.6 km
          80 Willow Road, Menlo Park

        Restaurants nearby

        • Mediterranean Delite - 100 m

          Address: 1620A El Camino Real
          Phone: (650) 654-9172

          61% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean

        • New York Pizza - 320 m

          Address: 1340 El Camino Real
          Phone: 650-637-9999

          55% likes this, based on 9 reviews

        • Thai Time Restaurant & Bar - 460 m

          Address: 1240 El Camino Real
          Phone: 650-596-8400

          75% likes this, based on 12 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai
          Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 26

        • The Office - 270 m

          Address: 1748 El Camino Real
          Phone: 650.598.9740

          74% likes this, based on 31 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • Carl's Jr. - 350 m

          Address: 1800 El Camino Real
          Phone: 650-593-3062

          64% likes this, based on 40 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          32
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        Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos

        Average guest rating

        7.8out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 14 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Single
          7.8

          Very friendly management, room was clean, value for the money.

          Caltrain is just over the street - so train noise but decently blocked by double windows.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          The room was fine for the price.

          Breakfast. Continental Breakfast included . Coffee was terrible, did not have fresh milk, and all they offered was cheap,sweet, individually packaged pastries . But for the price it was still worth it.

        • Single
          6.4

          Price . location, decent value for money, close to train tracks!!

          Close to train tracks, windows were not able to open, room kind of stuffy.

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          Rate

          Location was not as posted with internet site. Which shows it near the city limits between Belmont and San Carlos. Reality is 1 to 2 mi south on El Camino Real. When called for directions the hotel staff seemed only able to give directions as if we were coming from the south.

        • Single
          8.2

          Location and friendliness of staff.

          Do not like having a first floor room where I can't have privacy if I open curtains.

        • Group of friends
          5.4

          Booked.net showed this hotel as about 10 miles from Half Moon Bay, where I was working. Turned out to be more like 30 miles. It took 45 minutes instead of the twelve represented in the listing. Very angry with Booked.net.

        • Single
          7.4

          Nicely decorated retro room. Problem bathroom window left open by staff. It had no screen and we didn't notice it till next day. Staff should point out locking windows for sake of safety.

        • Single
          9.6

          I love being able to get a truly nonsmoking room (because the entire city of San Carlos is like that) without paying 5-star prices. Spa was clean, hot, didn't have strong odor like some (amount of chlorine was just right to kill germs without beibg overwhelming), with strong jets. Great for someone on bicycling tour. Location was super too, on major bus line and half mile from train station, easy to get to on transit as well as by car (I don't drive), very convenient to groceries and restaurants. Remarkably quiet for being on main drag. Free Internet in room worked fine and is really free (no gimmicks). Fullsize iron and ironing board, hair dryer, in room.

          Don't bother saying "free breakfast" when it's just weak coffee, small pre-pack oj, and tiny! Commercial brand pastry; there are other motels in the area that are dirtier and less comfortable that have full breakfasts, but I prefer a good night's rest at a motel which I got because of the cleanliness, quiet and comfort. Play up your superior lodging if you cant compete on the real breakfast level. Encourage guests to buy breakfast items at nearby Trader Joes for microwaving in room. The cleanliness of room, lack of strong, allergenic scents, convenience to many excelkent dining options, quiet and comfort including a high quality indoor spa and sauna, are sufficient selling points. Play up the all-nonsmoking and spa, proximity to bicycling routes as "for health enthusiasts"; if you want to offer breakfast, make it yogurt and muffins or something with a "health" reputation. Walking distance to dozens of dining options. Don't bother deceptively trying to compete on a secondary service you're not really set up for.

        • Single
          5.0

          Convenient

          The staff was rude and ungracious. After telling the clerk I needed a ground floor room, he said there were none left. And then he said he had one for $10 extra. Does that make sense?

        • Single
          7.8

          I liked the amenities like the frig, micro, table & chairs, sauna and whirlpool. Next door to Trader Joe's which was convenient. Clean and realitively new carpet counters etc. Desk staff was accommedating.

          A little noisy with busy street and train tracks. Breakfast was weak. Thin walls..

        • Single
          7.0

          Had to stay out of my apartment one night, so I was looking for somewhere close (San Carlos) and inexpensive - this fit the bill. It's not real pretty and there was another guest who was rather loud. But even though I had the room next to the loud guest I wasn't able to hear him once I was in my room. Lamp shade was all cracked inside, bathroom was just ugly, no screen on the bathroom window ... but it was clean like a hospital and the people running it were just really really nice. Satisfied.

          Needs a new lampshade in the overhanging light fixture (one there was all broken inside). Needs a screen on the bathroom window. Tub stall is one of the worst installations of the ugliest faux, dark, putrid, tan and blue marble I have ever seen. The tv, microwave, frig. Stand looks like it was about to fall over. Pictures on the walls looked old and faded, so they added to the drabness of the decor instead of brightening it up. The faucet was difficult to control. It went from nothing to full force even with me trying with all my might to control it. Had to fix the toilet several times to keep it from running.

        • Single
          5.8

          Too close to the train station, quite a bit of train horn noise. Also, the sliding glass door was broken and could not be closed. I did not notice this until the third day. I was lucky that no one entered my room while I was away.

        • Single
          4.2

          Very noisy Hotel , could not sleep from the Traffic of the El Camono Door not 100% closed. Breakfast ?????? Coffee with cookie from Aldi thats it !!!!!!

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos San Carlos location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Carlos
          1.8 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • San Carlos Caltrain
          1.8 km
        • Redwood City Caltrain
          1.8 km
        • Bus stop
          8.8 km
        Restaurants
        • Mediterranean Delite (cuisine: Mediterranean)
          100 m
        • The Office (cuisine: American)
          270 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          32