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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
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AU$120
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
3.3/5 (1,105 reviews)

"I like that i can count on them to get me into my room quickly."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Americas Best Value Inn San Mateo San Francisco
Hillsdale Inn
2 out of 5
477 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
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AU$109
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5
2.4/5 (871 reviews)

"Older property but less expensive and suited my need. Easy check in and courteous service. Although outdated it was very clean."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Hillsdale Inn
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
3 out of 5
330 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free Cancellation
AU$141
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9
3.9/5Very Good! (1,241 reviews)

"The staff was lovely and the room I stayed in was great. I had a chance to check out the fitness center and it was very underwhelming. It only had 4 machines one of which was broken and the room was very stuffy and dated. My only issue with the room was the door. It had large gaps on the top and ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
4 out of 5
1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA
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AU$205
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4/5Very Good! (946 reviews)

"Everything was as it is described. I will stay at this hotel in the future"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
Best Western Coyote Point Inn
2.5 out of 5
480 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA
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AU$177
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.1/5Very Good! (1,542 reviews)

"Excelent service, staff are very very polite and kind. Full breakfast was great with a lor of options. Rooms are comfortable. I'll definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Best Western Coyote Point Inn
San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
350 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
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AU$153
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
3.4/5Good! (2,007 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, but all that we needed for our overnight stay. There was some rust on the fixtures in the bathroom, but the room was clean."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel
Stone Villa Inn San Mateo
2.5 out of 5
2175 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
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AU$167
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
3.2/5 (1,746 reviews)

"It was a pleasant stay; clean room and nice staff."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Stone Villa Inn San Mateo
The Catrina Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
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AU$161
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28
3.2/5 (22 reviews)

"good value for the what is offer , still remodeling, but rooms are OK"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

The Catrina Hotel
Los Prados Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2940 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA
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3.3/5 (767 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
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo
2 out of 5
2110 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
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3.3/5 (796 reviews)

"Clean and free parking. Continental breakfast included."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019

Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo
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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

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