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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 & Accommodations

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco : 140 North Bayshore Blvd.
+1-888-389-4121
140 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Economy hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
From$75
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San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel - San Mateo
+1-888-675-2083
350 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$98
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Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo San Francisco Sfo - San Mateo
+1-800-716-8490
330 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$89
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Best Western Coyote Point Inn - San Mateo
+1-800-805-5223
480 North Bayshore Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00
From$150
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San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
+1-888-965-1860
1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Four star Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
From$169
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Stone Villa Inn in San Mateo
+1-888-788-5576
2175 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Two star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Most guests said the bathroom was dirty
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$109
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Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
+1-888-897-9207
600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.11 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 4-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 6 suites
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
From$102
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Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo : 2000 Bridgepointe Circle
+1-888-311-4278
2000 Bridgepointe Circle, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Almost all guests thought the service was very professional
  • Perfectly clean
From$174
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Global Luxury Suites Bridgepoint Circle - San Mateo
+1-888-469-4795
1927 Bridgepointe Circle, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • 4 star property
  • Check in time: 4pm
From$229
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Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport / Burlingame : 765 Airport Blvd.
+1-888-734-9421
765 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.28 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Helpful front desk staff
  • Great breakfast
From$89
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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ San Francisco Airport in Burlingame
+1-888-841-5292
777 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.31 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 213 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$84
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Francisco Airport / San Mateo - San Mateo
+1-888-455-5160
2000 Winward Way, San Mateo, CA 94404
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$139
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Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport - Burlingame
+1-888-965-8297
835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.34 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
From$199
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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
+1-888-906-6358
150 Anza Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.36 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Four star Airport property
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$99
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Hillsdale Inn in San Mateo
+1-888-749-6785
477 East Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Low Cost property
From$60
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Los Prados Hotel
+1-888-878-9982
2940 South Norfolk St., San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Inexpensive Airport property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • The place feels old
  • Hard boiled eggs
From$60
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TownePlace Suites San Mateo Foster City - Foster City
+1-888-389-4485
1299 Chess Dr., Foster City, CA 94404 ~2.50 miles east of San Mateo
  • Affordable hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$80
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City - San Mateo, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
1221 Chess Dr., Foster City, CA 94404 ~2.60 miles east of San Mateo
  • Four-star Airport property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$109
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Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport, an IHG Hotel in Burlingame
+1-888-675-2083
1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.67 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Hotel has 15 meeting rooms
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
From$89
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Courtyard by Marriott San Mateo Foster City in Foster City
+1-800-716-8490
550 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 ~2.81 miles east of San Mateo
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$90
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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, an IHG Hotel : 1250 Bayshore Highway
+1-800-805-5223
1250 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~2.91 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 7 suites in hotel
From$129
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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South An Ihg Hotel - Burlingame
+1-888-965-1860
1250 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 Website ~2.92 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$80
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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport : 1333 Bayshore Highway
+1-888-788-5576
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.05 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Expensive Airport property
  • 38 conference rooms in property
From$125
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Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
1550 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.33 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$139
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Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport
+1-888-311-4278
1640 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.53 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Two star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Great shopping
  • Almost all guests thought they were poorly maintained
From$89
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Hyatt House Belmont Redwood Shores
+1-888-469-4795
400 Concourse Dr., Belmont, CA 94002 ~3.62 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Three Star property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$80
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Silicon Valley Inn
+1-888-734-9421
630 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002 ~3.68 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • Check in time: 2:00 P.M
From$91
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Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South
+1-888-841-5292
1755 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~3.72 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$99
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The Westin San Francisco Airport
+1-888-455-5160
1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~4.01 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • High end Airport hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
From$129
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Aloft San Francisco Airport
+1-888-965-8297
401 East Millbrae Ave., Millbrae, CA 94030 ~4.02 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Spacious rooms
  • No complimentary breakfast
From$149
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Motel 6 San Francisco Belmont / R in Belmont
+1-888-906-6358
1101 Shoreway Rd., Belmont, CA 94002 ~4.02 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Two star property
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$60
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San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront - Burlingame
+1-888-749-6785
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ~4.07 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 4 star Airport property
  • 685 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Paying for internet
  • Distant to city centre, said 69%
From$121
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Belmont : 1201 Shoreway Rd.
+1-888-878-9982
1201 Shoreway Rd., Belmont, CA 94002 ~4.08 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
From$80
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Extended Stay America Premier Suites San Francisco Belmont : 120 Sem Lane
+1-888-389-4485
120 Sem Lane, Belmont, CA 94002 ~4.11 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Sheets dirty
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
From$134
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The Dylan at Sfo
+1-888-389-4121
110 South El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~4.14 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 58 rooms
From$119
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Grand Bay San Francisco in Redwood City
+1-888-675-2083
223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065 ~4.44 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Expensive Airport hotel
  • 425 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
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Springhill Suites Belmont Redwood Shores - Belmont
+1-800-716-8490
1401 Shoreway Rd., Belmont, CA 94002 ~4.47 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Affordable hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$80
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Fairfield Marriott Millbrae in Millbrae
+1-800-805-5223
250 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~4.47 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
From$99
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Grand Hyatt at Sfo
+1-888-965-1860
55 South Mcdonnell Rd., San Francisco, CA 94128 ~4.50 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Four star hotel
  • 329 rooms in hotel
From$160
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Holiday Inn Express Suites Belmont, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
1650 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002 ~4.58 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 82 rooms in hotel
  • Clean, quiet, and good location
  • Internet is poor
From$75
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Hyatt Place San Carlos : 26 El Camino Real
+1-888-897-9207
26 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 ~4.64 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Four star Suburban property
  • 20 suites in property
From$100
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Carlos, CA : 251 El Camino Real
+1-888-311-4278
251 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 ~4.80 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Midscale hotel
  • 50 rooms in property
  • Clean rooms
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
From$109
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Global Luxury Suites in The Heart of San Carlos : 331 El Camino Real
+1-888-469-4795
331 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 ~4.93 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • High-end property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$199
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Redwood City Redwood Shores - Redwood City
+1-888-734-9421
1000 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065 ~5.00 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • The majority of guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Full sized refrigerator
From$89
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Sfo Airport Hotel El Rancho Inn Best Western Signature Collection : 1100 El Camino Real
+1-888-841-5292
1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~5.05 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Good value
From$99
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco San Carlos - San Carlos
+1-888-455-5160
555 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070 Website ~5.18 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
  • About half of guests thought the air conditioning was adequate
  • Almost all guests thought they were poorly maintained
From$80
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Residence Inn by Marriott Redwood City San Carlos in San Carlos
+1-888-965-8297
800 East San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070 ~5.19 miles southeast of San Mateo
  • Midscale hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$89
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West in Millbrae
+1-888-906-6358
1390 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~5.30 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Free breakfast available
From$80
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The Millwood - A Boutique Hotel in Millbrae
+1-888-749-6785
1375 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 ~5.30 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Good internet service
From$134
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Hotel 1550 in San Bruno
+1-888-878-9982
1550 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066 ~5.46 miles northwest of San Mateo
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$139
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Graph: Next 20 Days of San Mateo Hotel Prices

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all San Mateo, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest San Mateo hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $165.89

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: $137.11

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: $121.12

2 Star Hotel Prices in San Mateo

Best Discounts in San Mateo, California

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.

FAQs about hotels in San Mateo

What are the top rated hotels in San Mateo?

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco, Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo San Francisco Sfo and Best Western Coyote Point Inn are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in San Mateo?

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront and Global Luxury Suites Bridgepoint Circle are the top 3 luxury hotels near San Mateo city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of San Mateo?

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco, San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel, and Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo San Francisco Sfo are the properties closest to San Mateo city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in San Mateo cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in San Mateo can be as cheap as $121.12 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in San Mateo cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in San Mateo has been $137.11 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in San Mateo cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in San Mateo has been $165.89 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in San Mateo?

Stone Villa Inn, Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel and Silicon Valley Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in San Mateo?

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, Residence Inn by Marriott San Francisco Airport and TownePlace Suites San Mateo Foster City are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in San Mateo?

Best Western Coyote Point Inn and Sfo Airport Hotel El Rancho Inn Best Western Signature Collection are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in San Mateo?

Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo San Francisco Sfo, Crowne Plaza Hotel Foster City - San Mateo, an IHG Hotel and Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of San Mateo, CA

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

"Easy to get around."
Score 5.0 / 5

Laid back, somewhat quiet, easy getting around.

June W., from 24-Jun-2022
"Hotel is located close to shopping!"
Score 5.0 / 5

San Mateo is a nice town. Didn't seem too crowded and the hotel is located close to grocery shopping, drug stores and department stores.

Monica C., from 24-May-2022
"Close to freeway access and shopping."
Score 4.0 / 5

Close to freeway access and shopping.

Showfon Y., from 27-Nov-2021
"Great Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Convenient going to other cities.

Rosemarie B., from 13-Jul-2019
"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 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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