San Mateo hotels

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What travelers to San Mateo are saying

San Mateo is great area for eats off 3rd street. Area near Residence Inn has walking hiking trails with views from west side of bay near San Mateo bridge aka 92.
Matt C. Jul 6, 2015
San Mateo is an amazing city. I have decided to make plans to either move here or purchase vacation property here in San Mateo county. Absolutely love it here!
nicole and jeff j. Apr 20, 2015
I'm not too familiar with San Mateo. We were visiting San Francisco and San Mateo was close enough with a good priced hotel. But the area is very nice.
Glen H. Sep 30, 2015


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San Mateo hotels

San Mateo hotels receive corporate guests from many industries, including solar, web and financial. Nature lovers also visit hotels in San Mateo for their parks, gardens and endangered species habitats, like the Mission Blue Butterfly. Arts aficionados are taken by the Coastal, Peninsula and Stone Tiger art galleries near hotels San Mateo. Howard Johnson Express provides family friendly hotel San Mateo rates. The Coxhead House Bed & Breakfast Inn is an ornate San Mateo hotel.

San Mateo Quick Picks and Tips


San Mateo County Event Center welcomes guests from San Mateo hotels to events such as the Aloha and Salvadorian Festivals, Golden Gate Apparel Association and Northern California Volleyball Association.


Nini's Coffee Shop starts the day for many travelers at hotels in San Mateo with omelets, corned beef breakfasts al fresco. Aqua Pazza satisfies diners' need for authentic Italian cuisine, and Pancho Villa Tacqueria grills up an excellent Chicken Avocado Salad.

Major Point of Interest

Families visiting hotels San Mateo can take a much-deserved break in Central Park. Featuring a Japanese garden, koi pond and cultural center, its serene vibes are contagious.


Hillsdale Shopping Center near hotels San Mateo offers weekly giveaways for customer feedback in the form of social media. Their retail therapy lineup is highlighted by a California Welcome Center, Michael Kors, Swarovski and Kiehl's.


Water sports enthusiasts can gear up and have a blast at Coyote Point Recreation Area and Horseshoe Cove, both easily accessible from many San Mateo hotels.

Recently Rated San Mateo Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Stone Villa San Mateo
2.8 / 5
47 reviews
2 stars $118
Residence Inn by Marriott San Francisco Airport/San Mateo
4.3 / 5
22 reviews
3 stars $144
BEST WESTERN Coyote Point Inn
3.8 / 5
276 reviews
3 stars $165
Howard Johnson Express San Mateo
3.3 / 5
31 reviews
2 stars $145
Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
4.0 / 5
21 reviews
3 stars $181
Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo
2.3 / 5
20 reviews
2 stars $113
Extended Stay America - San Francisco - San Mateo - SFO
3.0 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $135
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
3.9 / 5
55 reviews
4 stars $179
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites SAN MATEO-SAN FRANCISCO SFO
3.8 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $146
Los Prados Hotel
3.1 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars $112

Activities in San Mateo

Half-Day Sonoma Wine Tour

This wine country tour is a pleasure for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine or for those just wanting to experience the beautiful scenery, but don't have a full day.

Combo: Muir Wood & Sausalito With Bay Cruise

Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular national monument and the prettiest village in California.

Muir Woods & Sausalito Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on our original open top bus with live narration from professional tour guides and visit the charming coastal town of Sausalito as well as the world famous Muir Woods National Monument! Set aside in 1908 as a federally protected area, Muir Woods is the only surviving stand of Old Growth forest in the Bay Area today and hosts one of the world's talles redwood trees. And best of all it's Hop-On Hop-Off at your convenience!

Hop On/Hop Off Tour of San Francisco

See San Francisco a whole new way aboard Blue Bus Tours, Hop On/Hop Off Tour as you discover the sights of the city. Hop On and Off at the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach & Little Italy, and more. Our two hour loop will show you the city, San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

One Day Wine Hop

The One Day Wine Hop package combines the best of the city and the California Wine Country. See all that San Francisco has to offer with a one day hop-on hop-off bus ticket stopping at over 20 major sites and attractions. Enjoy commentary from a live English speaking tour guide or recorded commentary, available in 10 languages. Venture up to the scenic wine country on a motor coach and visit 3 Napa and/or Sonoma Valley wineries. Tastings are included with each ticket. Wineries are subject to change due to holidays and private events.

Featured San Mateo Hotels

From $165

1 BEST WESTERN Coyote Point Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 276 reviews

480 N Bayshore Boulevard

A newly constructed hotel with an elegant lobby greets visitors to The Best Western Plus Coyote Point Inn.  Ideally placed for guests, it is just a short ride away from San Francisco...

Yosemite Return
While returning from Yosemite visit we traveled along Hwy 1 to view the beauty and marine life. We needed a layover before our flight from SFO back home and since we had stayed over a week at two...
Sep 21, 2015
From $112

2 Los Prados Hotel

3 stars
3.1 / 5 23 reviews

2940 S Norfolk Street

The hotel is located off the Highway 101 Freeway and an exit away from the San Mateo Bridge (Highway 92). Located next to the Marina Plaza, where there are restaurants, bakery, nail and hair...

good, not great..price is good, clean and no issues. Area is safe and not far from Airport
Dec 30, 2014
From $144

3 Residence Inn by Marriott San Francisco Airport/San Mateo

3 stars
4.3 / 5 22 reviews

2000 Winward Way

Book your trip at our Residence Inn by Marriott San Francisco Airport/ San Mateo hotel located 8.6 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Spacious suites with separate living and...

Really good value for what you get
Before having a family, I used to stay at 2 star hotels trying get the cheapest hotel for myself. But with a wife and daughter, I pay more attention to reviews and how safe the hotel is. I read...
Oct 1, 2015
From $179

4 San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

4 stars
3.9 / 5 55 reviews

1770 South Amphlett Blvd

Rate includes breakfast

This contemporary San Mateo hotel is located just 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and also midway to Silicon Valley's high-tech businesses, including Oracle, SAP, Visa,...

Great place
Nice place to stay. It was clean and a good distance from the venue.
Jan 9, 2015
From $118

5 Stone Villa San Mateo

2 stars
2.8 / 5 47 reviews

2175 S El Camino Real

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The Stone Villa Inn, a Magnuson Hotel affiliate, is the perfect retreat for travelers planning a trip to San Francisco. Located in the heart of the beautiful San Mateo County, the hotel is only 6...

Work Travel
It doesn't seem you can find another hotel for around $175 in the San Mateo area but if you can do so. These rooms where not cleaned to normal standards, internet was poor, however the staff was...
Oct 7, 2015
From $135

6 Extended Stay America - San Francisco - San Mateo - SFO

2 stars
3.0 / 5 19 reviews

1830 Gateway Dr

At Extended Stay America, only 20 miles from San Francisco, guests find a friendly home away from home whether they stay a day, a week or a month. Fully equipped kitchens in each of our 137...

Value priced, little else
The location was the selling point. However, i could not get certain standard amenities such as a usable iron. Would stay here again, reluctantly.
Jan 15, 2015
From $145

7 Howard Johnson Express San Mateo

2 stars
3.3 / 5 31 reviews

2110 South El Camino Real

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Take your family on an exciting trip to this Howard Johnson Express San Mateo hotel 12 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and San Francisco is less than a half hour away. Golfing,...

More like a cheap Motel 6 at Hilton prices
Broken elevator, small cheap looking rooms. Remodeled exterior but not interiors. Way too much money for what you get.
Sep 18, 2015
From $146

8 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites SAN MATEO-SAN FRANCISCO SFO

3 stars
3.8 / 5 14 reviews

330 North Bayshore Boulevard

This San Francisco Airport Hotel's Near it AllHere in San Mateo, CA, our hotel's guests can easily get to all the attractions and businesses of the San Francisco Bay area. In addition, a free...

Family trip
I was a little far from the city but was very close to the Hwy. so was not to but. Was very close to the Airport. We really enjoy this place. The food was good.
Jan 5, 2015
From $113

9 Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo

2 stars
2.3 / 5 20 reviews

140 North Bayshore Boulevard

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Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo- San Francisco offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- free deluxe...

Don't book hotels at last minute
last minute trip to SJC. Hotels were booked solid. This dump normally charges $60-70/nt but my fortunate luck I paid $330 for a smelly, dirty, hotel. my feet stuck to the floor as there was a layer...
Jul 24, 2015
From $181

10 Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo

3 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

2000 Bridgepointe Circle

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Enjoy the luxury of contemporary accommodations and full-service hotel amenities in the San Francisco Bay Area when you stay at Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo. Located just six miles from San...

birthday surprise
l.booked a room here to surprise my husband for his birthday.We live about 2 hours away but l wanted to take him to one of my favorite restaurants near ws very comfortable, conveniently...
Jul 16, 2015