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1106 College Ave, San Mateo, CA
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San Mateo Home Sweet Home 1
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1106 College Ave, San Mateo, CA
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San Mateo Home Sweet Home 2
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4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
A very comfortable house.

"We enjoyed our stay very much. Robert was great to assist us with whatever we needed during our stay. I would highly recommend this property for your stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018

New! Remodeled Home! Just 4 Blocks to Burlingame Avenue/caltrain/sfo 8 Minutes
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1841 Bahia St, San Mateo, California
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4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great for business travelers

"Great location. Convenient to highways, restaurants and local businesses. The unit was clean and inviting. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was modern and new. Small nits that would take this place from great to fantastic would be an iron, ironing board and a television. The host is very hands ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2019

Private Entrance to Quiet Private Master Bedroom
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2.5 out of 5
480 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationPay later
£111
per night
21 Sep-22 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (1,418 reviews)

"The bed and pillows were very good and we had a much needed good sleep. Unfortunately I misread the web as I thought it had a shuffle from the airport, but it didn't so eventually we realised we needed a cab. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Also there was a good selection for ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Best Western Coyote Point Inn
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2.5 out of 5
350 N Bayshore Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationPay later
£89
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
3.4/5Good! (1,927 reviews)

"Tey, the employee that was working the front desk when I checked in, was extremely understandingy situation and was willing to compensate without me asking. And it was her initiative. All time awesome customer service. And not because I get compensated. It was because Tey was friendly, willing to ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

San Mateo SFO Airport Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
888 N San Mateo Dr., San Mateo, CA
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3.3/5 (3 reviews)

"Loved the virtual check in but the key fob didn't open the front door all of the time."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2019

Kasa San Mateo Apartments
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2.5 out of 5
2175 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationPay later
£96
per night
6 Oct-7 Oct
3.1/5 (1,681 reviews)

"Recommend to add breakfast service free or at charge."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Stone Villa Inn San Mateo
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2 out of 5
477 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Free cancellationPay later
£67
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
2.3/5 (755 reviews)

"Staff was great, and donuts n coffee hit the spot"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Hillsdale Inn
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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 festivals and sporting events. Around the area, top sights include Stanford Shopping Center, Shoreline Park and Oracle Arena.

  • You'll find 804 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of San Francisco
  • The closest major airport is in San Carlos, CA (SQL), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 5.9 mi (9.6 km) 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 Coyote Point Park, Bay Meadows Park and Fiesta Meadows Park. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Hillsdale Shopping Center is a favourite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 28 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in San Mateo. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Best Western Coyote Point Inn - This 2.5-star hotel in Shoreview features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and overall value.
  • San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Shoreview features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO - Guests who stay at this 3-star hotel in Shoreview can enjoy access to a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness centre, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and quiet location.

Other top sights in San Mateo include San Mateo County Event Center. Outside the city, top places to visit include Stanford Shopping Center, 11 mi/17.7 km from the heart of the city, and Shoreline Park, which is 15 mi (24.2 km) away.

Getting around San Mateo

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Mateo Hayward Park Station, San Mateo Station or San Mateo Hillsdale Station. San Mateo might not have as many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for San Mateo

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 18°C and the night-time average to be 5°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 24°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • July to September averages 26°C during the day and 12°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 24°C during the day and 6°C at night
  • About 511 millimetres of rain falls on San Mateo each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 25°C, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 6°C

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