Hotels in San Carlos, California

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San Carlos overview

San Carlos 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. Spend a relaxing day at Shoreline Park when the weather is nice. Popular attractions like Stanford University and Computer History Museum are sure to leave an impression. A family- and business-friendly area, San Carlos also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in San Carlos

A welcoming city for all, San Carlos has a variety of lodging options. There are 735 hotels in the San Carlos area and you can shop as many as 188 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 227 2-star hotels with an average price of $75 per night
  • • 288 3-star hotels with an average price of $93 per night
  • • 149 4-star hotels with an average price of $109 per night
  • • 20 5-star hotels with an average price of $179 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 275799 user reviews of San Carlos hotels:
  • • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson San Carlos
  • • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • • Hotel San Carlos
  • • LiA Hotel
  • • Extended Stay America San Francisco-San Carlos

How to get to San Carlos

Fly in to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 10.5 mi (17 km) from downtown San Carlos. Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away. San Carlos Station is the closest train station.

What to see around San Carlos

Outdoor activities are on hand like sporting events and running along with attractions such as:
  • • Stanford Stadium
  • • Stanford Maples Pavillion
  • • Troutmere Fishing
  • • Cow Palace
  • • Golden Tee Golfland
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
  • • Aqua Adventure Water Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Woodside Central Shopping Center
  • • Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • • Stanford Shopping Center
  • • Millbrae Square Shopping Center
  • • San Antonio Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Stanford University
  • • Computer History Museum
  • • Shoreline Park