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San Mateo overview

San Mateo is a budget-friendly place unique for its sports. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for running and walking. Plan a fun excursion to Oracle Arena and Coliseum. Make plans to visit the popular Stanford University and San Francisco State University. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, San Mateo is for you.

Where to stay in San Mateo

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, San Mateo is the place to go. There are 710 hotels in the San Mateo area and you can shop as many as 186 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 221 2-star hotels with an average price of $73 per night
  • • 277 3-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night
  • • 146 4-star hotels with an average price of $107 per night
  • • 19 5-star hotels with an average price of $199 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 268152 user reviews of San Mateo hotels:
  • • Residence Inn by Marriott San Mateo
  • • Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
  • • Best Western Plus Coyote Point Inn
  • • Holiday Inn & Suites San Mateo
  • • San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

How to get to San Mateo

Fly in to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from downtown San Mateo. Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • San Mateo Hayward Park Station
  • • San Mateo Hillsdale Station
  • • San Mateo Station

What to see around San Mateo

Fun activities like sporting events and running are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Stanford Stadium
  • • Stanford Maples Pavillion
  • • Cow Palace
  • • Oracle Arena
  • • Coliseum
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Malibu Grand Prix
  • • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
  • • Golden Tee Golfland
  • • Oakland Zoo
  • • San Francisco Zoo
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • • Millbrae Square Shopping Center
  • • Woodside Central Shopping Center
  • • The Shops at Tanforan
  • • Stanford Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Stanford University
  • • San Francisco State University
  • • Computer History Museum
  • • Twin Peaks
  • • University of California San Francisco