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  • Convenient location close the airport
  • Hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport
  • Beds have adjustable mattresses for personalized comfort
  • Small on-site pool and fitness center
  • Room towels folded into animal shapes is a cute welcome
  • Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center with free printing


  • No free breakfast, and on-site restaurant is underwhelming
  • Shuttle to/from airport runs only once per hour -- a bummer if you miss it by a few minutes

Bottom Line

The Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo, a short drive to the airport (with free shuttle service) and within a half hour's drive of San Francisco, is primarily built for business travelers. There are multiple meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center outfitted with three computers, fax machine, copy machine, and free printing and Internet. A lobby convenience store has basic snacks for sale, and a coin-operated washer/dryer is nice for those longer business trips. There's a basic restaurant on-site (and limited room service), though better options are within walking distance. Rooms are standard -- basic wood hotel-style furnishings and no-frills bathrooms -- though beds come with adjustable mattresses so guests can choose their level of comfort. Plus, rooms have flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges. The towels folded into animal shapes is a nice touch upon arrival, too. A fitness center provides modern cardio and weight equipment for a good workout, and there's an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi -- though both are underwhelming at best.

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Less than a half hour to San Francisco, and only 15 minutes to the airport

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Located in a safe area of San Mateo, Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo is just off the 92 freeway close to several major shopping centers. A handful of restaurants are within walking distance, though most attractions require a car. For golf lovers, Poplar Golf Course is less than 10 minutes away. Three major cities -- Palo Alto, San Francisco and Oakland -- are all less than an hour's drive.

Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay area, is known as a leader in global innovation. Home to such corporations as Apple, Google, Intel, and Yahoo!, Silicon Valley is a technological powerhouse, with many of its companies placed in the Fortune 1000.

  • 15-minute shuttle ride to San Francisco International Airport
  • 5- to 8-minute walk to area restaurants
  • 8-minute walk to Bridgepointe Shopping Center
  • 15-minute walk to Mariner's Point
  • 4-minute drive to Mariner's Point Golf Center
  • 6-minute drive to Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park
  • 7-minute drive to San Mateo County Event Center
  • 8-minute drive to Poplar Golf Course
  • 8-minute drive to Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • 9-minute drive to Coyote Point Museum
  • 21-minute drive to Palo Alto
  • 28-minute drive to San Francisco
  • 36-minute drive to Oakland

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Dry Cleaning
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Family Services
Kids Allowed
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Business Center
Fitness Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
2000 Bridgepoint Circle, San Mateo, California 94404, United States
Phone (650) 522-9000
Room Types
  • Accessible Room
  • Evolution Room
  • Suite