Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco

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

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Meeting facilities

Business center

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Overview

The pleasant 2-star Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos provides 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service to ensure guests a comfortable stay. The building was renovated in 2002.

This hotel is located in a shopping area, 1.9 km from Hiller Aviation Museum, Allied Arts Guild and San Mateo County History Museum. The venue is set just 20 minutes' walk from San Carlos center.

20 minutes' drive from San Francisco International airport and 15 minutes' walk to San Carlos Caltrain train station.

Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn San Carlos provides guestrooms appointed with heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, a refrigerator, a microwave and Wi-Fi. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy delicious meals at the pizza restaurant serving local cuisine. Serving both food and drinks, Mediterranean Delite and New York Pizza are situated around 150 meters from the property.

Services

Such facilities as free parking, a safe deposit box and a vending machine are available on-site.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a wellness area, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing 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

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco San Carlos location
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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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Bed type: King-size bed
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How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco 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 25

  • 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/San Francisco Reviews

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

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 Francisco 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