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San Mateo California Accommodations

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The San Mateo center point is approximately the area of Japanese Tea Garden at Central Park and the area of San Mateo Japanese Garden.

San Mateo, California, is a charming suburb of San Francisco. Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto, this city offers a quiet retreat from the bustle of both cities, while keeping visitors within 40 minutes of either destination. Many travelers use San Mateo as an easy launching point for reaching nearby destinations, but this city has many notable charms of its own as well. More from this guide...

San Mateo Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Hillsborough Suites - San Mateo
250 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 8 floors in property
San Francisco Airport Hotel 350 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401 Website
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00 am
Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo 330 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401 Website
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
Best Western Coyote Point Inn : 480 North Bayshore Blvd.
480 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Check-in: 3 PM
  • Most guests thought the wifi quality was ok
  • Great service
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
San Mateo Marriott 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
  • High end Airport property
  • 150 suites in property
  • Relatively high internet cost
  • Friendly service
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Howard Johnson Express San Mateo in San Mateo 2110 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • 2 star Convention Center hotel
  • 55 sleeping rooms in hotel
Stone Villa Inn
2175 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Economy Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Beds need improvement
  • About half of guests found the staff to be friendly enough
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.11 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Four-star Airport hotel
  • 6 suites in property
  • Hotel staff was wonderful
  • Hotel could use some updating
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo 2000 Bridgepointe Circle, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 157 rooms in property
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Free car parking
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport / Burlinga
765 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.27 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Rooms clean
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Red Roof Inn San Francisco Airport - Burlingame 777 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.31 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Residence Inn San Francisco Airport / San Mateo in San Mateo 2000 Winward Way, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 160 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport Waterfront 150 Anza Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.36 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Free breakfast available
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Extended Stay America San Mateo (Snm) 1830 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404
  • Inexpensive Rural hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Lobby is small
  • For 100%, the rooms looked old
Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport : 835 Airport Blvd. 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.43 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 4 star Airport property
  • 8 floors in property
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Close to BART
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Los Prados Hotel - San Mateo 2940 South Norfolk St., San Mateo, CA 94403
  • 2 star Airport hotel
  • 113 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Most guests criticized the unstylish hotel
  • Great shopping
Crowne Plaza Foster City 1221 Chess Dr., Foster City, CA 94404 ~2.60 miles east of San Mateo
  • 4-star Airport hotel
  • 11 suites in property
Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport : 1177 Airport Blvd. 1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.67 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Very close to little eateries
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
Courtyard by Marriott Redwood City : 600 Bair Island Rd. 600 Bair Island Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063 ~2.81 miles east of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 5 floors in property
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South - Burlingame
1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.93 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 146 sleeping rooms in hotel
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.05 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • High-end Airport property
  • 789 rooms in property
Bay Landing Hotel : 1550 Bayshore Highway 1550 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.33 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Free breakfast available
Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport - Burlingame 1640 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.53 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Great shopping
  • Very old facility
Hyatt House Belmont / Redwood Shores 400 Concourse Dr., Belmont, CA 94002 ~3.61 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Three Star property
  • 132 rooms in hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Clean facilities
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Silicon Valley Inn : 630 El Camino Real 630 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002 ~3.68 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 23 rooms
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The Filio estate covers 654 acres and features a 36,000 square foot Georgian home and 16 acre English Renaissance garden you can explore. Sugarloaf Mountain and Laurelwood Park offer hiking and nature trails that are ideal for those who want a taste of the Bay Area's wilder side. Old Downtown San Mateo is a must-visit for diverse dining. Visit the Ravioli House for fresh pasta made on a ravioli press from the 1930s. The Pancho Villa Taqueria offers fresh Mexican food that's a local favorite.

Whether you're in San Mateo for a rejuvenating escape or productive business retreat, you'll find accommodations and conveniences to help you meet all your goals while you're here.

When to Visit San Mateo, California

San Mateo offers pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall year-round. Average highs range from a peak of 70 degrees in September to a low of 57 in January. Average lows are equally mild, fluctuating from 45 degrees in January to 55 in September. The city has 265 sunny days each year, and just 59 days of precipitation.

Summer is peak tourist season for San Mateo. In June, visitors can enjoy both the Downtown San Mateo SummerFest and the San Mateo County Fair. The Bay Area Aloha festival takes place the first weekend in August. Due to the wild popularity of this season, you'll find some of the highest hotel prices of the year. Book well in advance to secure a good Bay Area room during the summer.

Fall is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy dropping hotel prices and warm weather. This is the best season for hitting the beach or enjoying outdoor activities, though you should still pack some layers for chilly nights. Nearby San Francisco draws visitors in with the San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival, and Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival in September.

For rock bottom hotel rates, plan to visit between December and February. Temperatures are a bit chilly, but you can still escape snowfall and enjoy the Christmas season with little more than a light jacket. March through May are relatively low tourist seasons as well. San Francisco's International Film Festival offers some added allure in April and May. May also brings the International Beer Festival and Carnaval San Francisco to the area.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in San Mateo, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in San Mateo

San Mateo, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in San Mateo, CA. Browse these charts to determine the most cost effective seasons to stay in San Mateo for any future trips.

Luxury Hotels in San Mateo, California

4 Star Average Prices: $185.88

Looking for some added luxury in your San Mateo stay? The Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO is a choice hotel for that added pampering. On-site amenities include a fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, laundry facilities, and business center. You can grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Bistro 330. The restaurant's cocktail lounge is the perfect place to settle in for a drink. Prefer to stay in bed? Room service is available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo has plenty of on-site recreation to keep you busy right in the hotel. The elegant indoor pool provides a lush retreat in any season, while the 24-hour fitness center will help you maintain that bikini body. Café Florian serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner so a delicious meal is always on hand. You can also enjoy dinner at the Chit Chat Lounge or Clubhouse Bistro.

If you want to make sure your stay is as restful as possible, you can book a room in the dedicated quiet zone, where distractions are kept to a minimum. In town on business? The Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo has 10 meeting rooms for a total of 16,000 square feet of meeting space.

Just six miles from the San Francisco airport, the Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo makes it easy to get to and from your flight. A complimentary airport shuttle streamlines your travel. Hotel recreation takes the form of an outdoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. The Garden Grille and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the Pavilion Pantry will keep you well-stocked on snacks and drinks. Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators.

Travel is simplified at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport thanks to a complimentary airport shuttle and on-site Hertz rental car desk. Guests can enjoy a bright start to the day with a buffet breakfast for an additional fee. Casual lunch and dinner fare is available at the California Grill, while the Marketplace provides simple snacks and light bites.

4 Star Hotel Prices in San Mateo

Affordable Hotel Options in San Mateo, California

3 Star Average Prices: $180.01

If you're looking for affordable hotels in San Mateo, you have a handful of options that provide low-cost rooms in this part of the Bay Area. The Best Western Coyote Point Inn is one of the most affordable picks in the city. With a complimentary breakfast, deluxe steam room, fitness center, and business center, this hotel has no shortage of amenities. Guest rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator for cold drinks and convenient snacks. You'll also enjoy ample entertainment with in-room movies, 72 television channels, and complimentary high-speed internet access.

The Los Prados Hotel is another low-price pick for the area. Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi. Rooms have a microwave and fridge as well as a tea and coffee maker so a refreshing beverage is always easy to conjure up.

The 45 comfortable guest rooms at the Stone Villa Inn offer free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves, and premium toiletries. Wake-up service is available to make sure you're always on time for the next day's activities.

3 Star Hotel Prices in San Mateo

2 Star Average Prices: $131.68

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Mateo

Where are the real discounts in San Mateo

If you're looking for special deals on your San Mateo stay, one of the best strategies is to book with a favorite hotel chain. Signing up for a reward program will give you the opportunity to accrue or cash in on rewards points whenever you travel. Keep in mind that many programs span several chain, such as Wyndham Rewards which also work for Howard Johnson hotels like the Howard Johnson Express San Mateo.

Holiday Inn and Extended Stay America hotels offer discounts for government personnel, U.S. military, auto club members, and seniors. If you're part of the IHG rewards club you can earn or use points with your stay at any participating chain including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels.

Hilton hotels like the Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo offer a similar range of discounts, with special prices for AAA, CAA, and AARP members as well as senior and military family rates. HHonors points members can earn double points or enjoy special packages with select stays.

Don't forget to check out local hotels for great deals as well. The Los Prados Hotel offers special promotions for stays of two, three, and four nights. It also has AAA, AARP, and government rates among its many promotions. With smart preparation, you can score great deals during your time in the Bay Area.

Best Value Options in San Mateo, California

Guests who want great value from their stay will find mid-range prices and a host of great amenities at the Extended Stay America – San Francisco – San Mateo – SFO. Ideal for longer visits to the Bay Area, this hotel offers all-suite accommodations with fully equipped kitchens. A free grab-and-go breakfast will help streamline your mornings.

The Howard Johnson Express San Mateo is another value-packed choice. Mornings start right here with the free Rise & Dine breakfast. Rooms include microwaves and refrigerators so you can easily keep snacks and cold drinks on hand. You can stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and get all your work done at the hotel's business center. An outdoor pool offers refreshing recreation. This affordable hotel will provide for all your essential needs.

Getting Around San Mateo, California

San Mateo's public transportation makes it easy to navigate local highlights and reach neighboring cities without a car. Caltrain services stations ranging from San Francisco in the north to Gilroy in the south. The San Mateo station is located in zone two, along with San Carlos, Redwood City, Belmont, Burlingame, and more. You can reach San Antonio, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and other local highlights on this convenient route. Ticket vending machines are available at each station.

The SamTrans bus system offers several routes that can get you around San Mateo and neighboring cities, with convenient service to many Caltrain stations. The San Mateo County Transit District also operates free BART shuttles and community shuttles. San Mateo county has over two dozen shuttles that service prominent business and education centers throughout the area. With careful planning, you can easily navigate San Mateo and other nearby destinations without the use of a rental car.

San Mateo is a sunny Bay Area destination that will give you easy access to natural wonders while placing you just a short ride from major metropolitan highlights. You can enjoy it all from a hotel in this area.

Recent traveler reviews of San Mateo, CA

Below are reviews of the city of San Mateo, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

Close proximity to neighboring colleges

Erin C., from 11-May-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of San Mateo, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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