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10 Best Hotels in San Mateo

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco
2 out of 5
140 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellation
The price is AU$119 per night
2.86 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (966 reviews)

"Easy accessibility, nice rooms... clean, nice. And friendly."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco
Best Western Coyote Point Inn
2.5 out of 5
480 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA
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The price is AU$124 per night
3.37 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Appreciate the staff for their extreme politness and quickness to help. And for the price, the room Itself was nice and couldnt be pleased being comfortable while away on business."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020

Best Western Coyote Point Inn
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
4 out of 5
1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$220 per night
1.69 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Room service was great. I did not like that the ice machines were purposely put out of order due to COVID19 but room service bringing ice to our room made up for that"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
Stone Villa Inn San Mateo
2.5 out of 5
2175 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$116 per night
0.96 km from city centre
3.1/5 (982 reviews)

"Nice room, big shower, parkings good, does not feel like an INN"…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020

Stone Villa Inn San Mateo
Dandy Retreat Convenient Location
1853 Royal Ave, San Mateo, CA
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2.46 km from city centre
Dandy Retreat Convenient Location
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
3 out of 5
330 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
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3.14 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (999 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent stay"…"

Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2020

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
Hillsdale Inn
2 out of 5
477 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
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2.67 km from city centre
2.4/5 (934 reviews)

"Nice place to stay we enjoy it we stay there for working purposes. Its clean everything works fine. Plenty of parking."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Hillsdale Inn
Global Luxury Suites San Mateo
3.5 out of 5
410 Station Park Circle, San Mateo, CA
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0.88 km from city centre
Global Luxury Suites San Mateo
Los Prados Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2940 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA
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2.89 km from city centre
3.3/5 (788 reviews)

"I like this place. Everything what I need is in room. Clean quiet room. Very good place"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2019

Los Prados Hotel
The Catrina Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
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0.82 km from city centre
3.1/5 (33 reviews)
Convenient

"Great stay, will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

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Visiting San Mateo

Families will find kid-friendly activities in San Mateo, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its sporting events and festivals. Mavericks, Computer History Museum, and Twin Peaks are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 534 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of San Francisco
  • The closest major airport is in San Carlos, CA (SQL) 6.4 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) 10.1 away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Mateo

The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Coyote Point Museum. The city's natural beauty is on display at Fiesta Meadows Park, Bay Meadows Park, and Paddock Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Hillsdale Shopping Center is a favorite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 25 hotels and other lodging options to select from in San Mateo. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • TownePlace Suites San Mateo Foster City - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Mateo - Our customers like the breakfast and convenient parking at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen.
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo - This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mavericks, located 11 mi (17.7 from the heart of the city, and Computer History Museum, which is 15.7 mi (25.3 away.

Getting Around San Mateo

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from San Mateo Hayward Park Station, San Mateo Hillsdale Station, or San Mateo Station. San Mateo might not have as many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for San Mateo

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 65°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 75°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 76°F with nighttime averages of 42°F
  • Average annual rainfall for San Mateo is 20.12 inches
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 77°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 43°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in San Mateo?
Best Western Coyote Point Inn is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport and Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Mateo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get top deals in San Mateo.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in San Mateo?
Based on reviews, Los Prados Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel and Best Western Coyote Point Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in San Mateo?
Best Western Coyote Point Inn is a hotel with free parking and laundry facilities, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your family trip include San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport and Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco. Also, attractions such as Parkside Aquatic Park and Casanova Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting San Mateo?
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Los Prados Hotel and San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in San Mateo?
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport is a top 4-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Lakeshore Park Beach or Elmar Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in San Mateo?
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in San Mateo?
Stone Villa Inn San Mateo is a favourite hotel with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay, and features free parking and a coffee shop.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in San Mateo?
Best Western Coyote Point Inn is a hotel featuring free WiFi and free parking, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel and Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO. You can tee off at Poplar Creek Golf Course during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in San Mateo?
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar. Hillsdale Inn is another choice that offers an on-site pool.

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