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San Mateo overview

Visitors to San Mateo have positive things to say about this family-friendly city and its restaurants. Enjoy the festivals and sporting events while in town. Visitors to San Mateo can take time to see places like San Mateo County Event Center and Hillsdale Shopping Center. While here, check out other sights like Poplar Creek Golf Course and Coyote Point Museum.

Where to stay in San Mateo

A welcoming city, San Mateo has a variety of hotels and other lodging options. There are 25 hotels in San Mateo and you can shop as many as 1861 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 72%. We have room prices as low as 24 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in San Mateo as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 22 5-star hotels from 209 USD per night
  • • 210 4-star hotels from 109 USD per night
  • • 330 3-star hotels from 99 USD per night
  • • 202 2-star hotels from 70 USD per night

How to get to San Mateo

Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the heart of 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 (0.2 mi/0.2 km from the city center)
  • • San Mateo Hillsdale Station (1 mi/1.6 km from the city center)
  • • San Mateo Station (1.5 mi/2.4 km from the city center)

What to see around San Mateo

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Belmont Iceland
  • • The Foundry
  • • Nazareth Ice Oasis
  • • Stanford Stadium
  • • Stanford Maples Pavillion
The area's art scene and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Allied Arts Guild
  • • Frank Bette Center for the Arts
  • • Fouladi Projects
  • • Maxwell Galleries
  • • Eleonore Austerer Gallery
It's well known for its sunsets and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Central Park
  • • Leo J. Ryan Park
  • • Coyote Point Park
  • • Bayfront Park
  • • Huddart Park
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
Here are some local highlights:
  • • San Mateo County Event Center
  • • Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • • Poplar Creek Golf Course
  • • Coyote Point Museum
  • • Coyote Point Park