Hotels in Mountain View, California

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Nestled away in the San Francisco Bay Area of North California, lies Mountain View, a calm but bustling downtown that takes its name from the stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountain. Given that this neighborhood is home to the headquarters of some of the of the world’s major technology brands, you’d be forgiven for thinking this neighborhood would be best suited to corporate travelers, however, look closer and you’ll discover a district that brims with family-friendly fun and entertainment with numerous parks, stores, and attractions.

Hotels in Mountain View

Mountain View hotels are wide and varied from upscale boutiques to modern chain discount hotels. The Marriott’s Residence Inn and the Hilton’s Garden Inn are both popular family-friendly Mountain View accommodation. The former offers studios, suites and a penthouse, all equipped with sofa beds and private kitchens. The hotel also provides a sports court with a variety of ball games—another great way to keep kids entertained. The latter offers well-appointed rooms and suites furnished with microwaves and mini fridges, plus there's an on-site restaurant. Both of these kid-friendly Mountain View hotels provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, fitness centers, and outdoor pools and are within easy reach of Mountain View’s attractions.

Things to do in Mountain View

Techies will love the Computer History Museum, where the tale of computing unfolds and futuristic technology is unveiled in informative and entertaining exhibits and interactive experiences. Take a tour starting with the design of calculators, leading to a nostalgic trip down memory lane with “games we played,” ending with a ride in a Google self-driving car! Shoreline Park is the perfect place for families, who can spend a day kiting, biking and picnicking in its 700-acre grounds and boating on its 50-acre man-made saltwater lake. Check out Stevens Creek Trail, a fun-filled biking, scooting, and strolling pathway that connects to family-friendly parks, all of which have playgrounds. Mountain View’s weekly Farmers Market is a must-visit. Brimming with over 80 stalls showcasing a delectable array of organic fruit and vegetables, local meats and cheeses, delicious baked goods, and beautiful fresh flowers. The market has a buzzing, friendly atmosphere with a live band and a balloonist to keep the kids happy! 

Good for families 

A vacation in Mountain View is great for traveling families offering a varied choice of kid-friendly accommodations and a wide selection of parks and recreational spaces, all of which are guaranteed to keep family members happy. Just a 40-minute drive from all of San Francisco’s and San Jose’s fun and attractions, the Santa Cruz beaches, and the parks and trails of Los Gatos, Mountain View is an ideal destination for a relaxing retreat, away from the hustle and bustle, but still within easy reach of all the key attractions.

How to get to Mountain View 

Just 11 miles from San Jose International Airport, your hotel in Mountain View can be reached through numerous travel options. From the airport, hop on the Santa Clara VTA to Santa Clara Caltrain Station where you can board the Caltrain and arrive in Mountain View within 13 minutes. Alternatively, and often the best stress-free start to a family vacation, is to hire a car from the airport’s car rental center in Terminal B where you’ll arrive in Mission Valley within 15 minutes. Having a car is also a great way to make your way around the neighborhood with easy access to Mission Valley’s main activities and attractions.