5 star hotels in Belmont, CA

1. San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual hotel off US-101 is 8 miles from both San Francisco International Airport and the Filoli estate and botanic garden.Warmly furnished rooms have flat-screen TVs, desks and coffeemakers. WiFi is available (fee). Some rooms and suites provide access to a lounge with free hot breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas, and some feature loft bedrooms.An airport shuttle is free. There’s a relaxed restaurant/bar and a cafe, as well as a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. Other amenities include parking, a business center and 22,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked the relaxed restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 44 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Patric Andorfer

Pros -clean rooms with great amenities Thick towels, very soap as well as a big screen TV I slept in till 10:30 it was so comfortable

Staff was accommodating in checking me in and offered me drinking waterCons Gates were on the fritz and when you called for assistance it went to a number that led to nowhere Could use better signage as to the parking lot Would recommend for future stays


This place was clean, the staff was pleasant and friendly and it was all around an excellent experience They were understaffed the day we came, however we were still blown away by everything here The view and the rooms are amazing

Beds are comfy, the restaurant was clean, everything was near perfect Wait times were a little more than usual but that’s no fault of the staff hereI thank the whole team here for making our vacation a great experience 🙂

Robin Daigh

We booked three queen suites for 5 nights each several months in advance of our trip to San Mateo, in order to accommodate each of our adult guests with his or her own bed during our family reunion and college graduationWhen I checked in, I was informed there were no suites available at the hotel, even thought my confirmed reservation showed these suites, and I had booked directly through Marriott   I was informed that the “corporate Marriott website” oversold rooms, and there was nothing that the local hotel could do to accommodate me

I was also told that no suites were available for the full extent of our stay   Instead, I was offered standard queen rooms, plus “we’ll wave your $30 parking fee”  This left us without enough beds, and without the sitting area we had counted onAfter over an hour of negotiations, we were finally assigned four standard queen rooms for the same price we were to originally pay for the three queen suites  I felt truly sorry for the young woman at the front desk, who was put in a really bad situation by Marriott management  I have frequented Marriott since 1982, and have never seen such a botched reservation  Back in the day, Marriott was known for its excellent quality  But no moreAlso, be forewarned that there is no longer any restaurant or room service options for dining  There is a small mini-mart with a very, very limited selection of prepackaged food at high prices   Thankfully, there was a Trader Joes within walking distance, but any other dining options are at least 15 miles away by car in San MateoWe are also trying to adjust to the new reality of not having hotel rooms cleaned on a daily basis  Apparently, guests now have to request that their room be cleaned, and even that is minimal at best (eg, take out the trash, remake the bed)  Dirty glasses are not replaced   And at this hotel, you can only request maid service during the week, not on weekends  From what I understand, this new cleaning policy is actually harder on the hard-working cleaning staff   I stayed at a different Marriott last December, and they seemed to do a much better job of managing the cleaning service without having to clean every dayThe best thing I can say about this Marriott is that it had a lively bar, and a decent pool, hot tub, and work out facilities  It is also convenient to  US 101 and a short drive to downtown San Mateo

2. Residence Inn by Marriott Redwood City San Carlos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a residential area off Highway 101, this laid-back hotel is 4 miles from scenic views at Edgewood County Park and 30 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.Simply decorated studios sleeping up to 4 people come with tea and coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchens. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites provide separate living rooms.A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in an informal dining room. BBQ facilities are offered. There’s also a gym, an outdoor pool and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • 16 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 13 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicole Summers

The room was great and worked for what we needed The sofa did have a stain on it The AC unit was pretty loud when in use

The hotel and room felt clean although we still took precautions The breakfast was decent, the hot tub was nice Parking is $9 which I still don’t understand but we never had to worry about not getting a space The staff we interacted with were professional and friendly

Roman Villiger

Highly recommendedThe staff is very friendly and helpfulThe rooms are wonderful

My hotel room was better than my 1st apartmentDefinitely would book again immediately!The selection at the morning buffet is excellentI would love to stay longer


The inn is located in an industrial area of San Carlos,but not a far walk from breweries and downtown The breakfast buffet was above average maybe they could mix it up a bit for those that are staying longer than a few days The gym was well equipped and the pool warm as was the jacuzzi

My only complaint was the loud heater and A/C unit as it vibrates loudly when on I literally thought a helicopter was nearby or a train ** please note there is an additional charge of $9 per day for parking at the inn!!** Doesn’t make sense when it is situated in an industrial area

3. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished hotel is 2 miles from San Francisco International Airport and 9.5 miles from Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park.The modern rooms come with Wi-Fi and HDTVs, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add wet bars, separate living areas and pull-out sofas. Upgraded quarters have access to a private lounge offering free breakfast and evening snacks.There’s a free airport shuttle. Additional amenities include a market with grab-and-go fare, a laid-back bar showing big-screen sports, and a farm-to-table bistro serving Californian cuisine, as well as a fitness center and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to SFO Museum Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum and Library
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Ballroom”, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Elizabeth Barron

Great hotel for a conference! Stayed here for four nights for a work conference Check in was super easy using the online system and I was able to get my key card right away when I got to the hotel Rooms are clean and the hotel is beautiful with a large glass atrium over the center

Mandatory quiet hours from 9pm to 7am make this a great stay for a business trip! Plenty of elevators so no waiting in the lobby Pool on-site but it doesn’t seem crowded, even in late July Great conference room with space for a huge event, easily over 200 people Conference food is higher end as well with 3 courses and two meat options at lunch and full coffee service in the morning and afternoon snack as well Would definitely stay here again!

Debbie Cusic

A very very pleasant stay Quick efficient check-in by a very nice person who was not only courteous but helpful All the staff was friendly and seemed happy

The room was very quiet and could be made very dark Everything was sparkling clean The bed and pillows were comfortable The cake cup coffee maker was handy Would love to stay again

T. Farris

Outstanding Hotel Experience Gotta mention the Atrium area is first rate with the restaurant, coffee, and snack areas with tons of seating in a seemingly open air environment Stayed four nights and paid extra for a Suite

The suite had a bedroom with a full bathroom attached separate area in the bathroom with the tub and a television Separate glass shower and private toilet room Not to mention, a half bathroom next to the suites entrance door The kids used the sofa bed in the living room Tons of seating besides to sofa and loveseat in the suite Four different chairs in the living room area An eight person dining room table Also a three chair island in the kitchen area Service staff was excellent and friendly Would definitely recommend and return to stay Big fan of the Hyatt brand, stayed at several Hyatt Places all over and finally stepped up our stay with a Regency Only draw back is the parking structure is very dirty A lot of trash on the ground and darkly lit Needs better lighting at night

4. Mill Rose Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 615 Mill St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Phone: (650) 726-8750
  • Ratings: 4.8 (106 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mill Rose Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale quarters in a refined B&B offering champagne breakfast & afternoon wine & cheese.

About this hotel

Surrounded by gardens, this upscale B&B is less than a mile from Half Moon Bay State Beach and 4 miles from the Half Moon Bay Golf Links.Individually decorated rooms and suites feature European antiques, plush linens and claw-foot tubs, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges stocked with complimentary drinks. Most quarters have hand-painted fireplaces.Gourmet champagne breakfast is served in a charming dining room. Complimentary afternoon wine and cheese is provided. There’s also a flower-filled gazebo with a Jacuzzi. Massage services are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 5 min drive to Venice Beach
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “a fireplace”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests liked “gardens”, mentioned 15 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniela Sophia Solis

I wasn’t impressed with this experienceFirst, communications were not great When I booked the hotel, I received a confirmation email, but no additional follow ups prior to the stay

Secondly, it did not give the wow factor that I expected from pictures and reviews for the price( we paid 430 for 1 night) There’s also no guaranteed parking in the front The front courtyard is not the same as the pictures, it is now all poured concrete with very little shadeBeach is about a 20 minute walk away, not ideal for elderly parents Probably won’t come again

Nicole Aguasvivas

It was just a horrible experience, We reserved Room#1 Jacuzzi room, We never got the jacuzzi to work and the tub was filthy Spider webs on wall, remote was so sticky and sweaty, Just gross,the atmosphere- just felt dirty The fence next door by the side door entrance looked like it was going to collapse

The backyard of the hotel was nice, nothing impressive They do have free wine and E&J in the lobby No breakfast on site they give you a voucher to get breakfast a few blocks away, that was an inconvenience because It took us an extra hour just to get breakfast They had construction work across the road so we got woken up both days at 7am after that there was no way to go back to sleep, they were making noise all morning The second night we couldn’t even park up front because PG&E started working right in front of the room all day There was a lot of construction going on everywhere, couldn’t relax at all Paying a 1000$ for 2 nights was a bit high for my experience, I guess we paid mostly for the location and been able to walk 5 mins to some restaurants and 20 mins to the beachI got back from Sandra a very unprofessional email after writing this review Don’t worry you didn’t try to make things right I don’t need to go back 🙂 I’m sure Any other hotels in the area would be great 🙂 I’ve read past reviews sound similar to mines Very unprofessional employees never experienced anything like this before

Michael Gallagher

I specifically reserved a room with a jacuzzi tub When I arrived they tried to give me a different room, without a jacuzzi tub They didn’t even mention that the room I had reserved was not available

If I hadn’t have spoken up for myself, they would have given me the room I didn’t want and didn’t reserve and acted like nothing was wrong They could have called me They could have emailed me I got no heads-up that they were going to try to switcheroo on me until I showed up and complained I packed my bags and got babysitters and drove there for nothing They could have told me they messed up before I spent all that time and energy and changed my plans around Instead they tried to trick me Just awful Be on your guard

5. Park James

  • Address: 1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Phone: (650) 304-3880
  • Ratings: 4.5 (163 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Park James
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Polished, upscale rooms & suites with smart tablet controls & flat-screens, plus a cafe & a bar.

About this hotel

This sleek, modern hotel in Silicon Valley is 3 miles from Hoover Tower, 4 miles from San Francisco Bay and a 6-minute walk from the Menlo Park bullet train.The polished rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and wood accent walls have flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and work desks, as well as smart controls with a tablet and an armchair. Suites add living areas with leather furniture. Room service is 24/7.Amenities include a coffee shop, a bar and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 11 min drive to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
  • 7 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests liked the restaurant, mentioned 13 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I don’t understand the positive reviews here The rooms make a nice first impression then it’s all down hill from luke warm showers to the cleaning service showing up at 10 one day and 2 the next They advertise a happy hour on these cards in the rooms but the manager is weirdly territorial of the courtyard and couches

We were told to join the standing room only corner of the inside lobby for happy hour Why? Like most guests here, I’m in town for work I sat in the office all day and just wanted to sit outside (on one of many empty seats) with a drink The hostess and wait staff were incredibly rude We just went elsewhere and had to laugh as we could see from our room those couches stayed empty till close Good job For the price point we expected much more or at least on par with similar hotels near by No microwave, no breakfast They don’t offer coffee in the lobby They do blast elevator music after 4:30 This one’s a never again for me

Maia Mangold

Such a warm welcoming pool reception to kick off their new summer menu The team really went beyond expectations with their service Amazing featured cocktail as well as their delicious food that was being passed around with smiles on each staff member’s face

Rosewood Sand Hill has emphasized their amazing ambiance, spectacular views and their stellar customer service I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for another home away from home

Madison Marozik

I had the pleasure of attending the Modern Day Wife event at the Park James Hotel in May as well as hosting an event with the company I work for the evening before It was SUCH a wonderful experience The staff of the hotel goes above and beyond for every single person and is so friendly and kind

I could not ask for a better experience and I can’t wait to go back and stay there in the future Also, the food and drinks at their restaurant are DELICIOUS!! Highly recommend a spicy marg 🙂

6. Grand Hyatt At SFO (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 55 S McDonnell Rd, San Francisco, CA 94128
  • Phone: (650) 452-1234
  • Ratings: 4.7 (584 reviews) Excellent Eco-certified
  • Website : Grand Hyatt At SFO
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Airy quarters with soundproof windows in a polished airport hotel offering dining, a bar & a gym.

About this hotel

Connected to San Francisco International Airport by an AirTrain station, this sleek airport hotel is 3 miles from the Peninsula Museum of Art and 14 miles from Golden Gate Park.Featuring soundproof windows, the airy, relaxed rooms provide flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, minifridges and Nespresso machines. Suites add separate living rooms and/or dining areas. Some offer views of the runway, plus wet bars and/or free-standing soaking tubs.Amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, a contemporary bar, and a fitness center with a yoga space. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • 17 min drive to Oracle Park
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service and the room service
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa
  • Guests praised the contemporary bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Thomas Novelli

Fantastic, near flawless hotel Service from start to finish was excellent Obviously the location cannot be best, especially for earlier morning flights and aviation geeks

The bed is extremely comfortable and easily induced a great night sleep Charging locations conveniently located next to bed and elsewhere throughout the room The bathroom is beautiful and offers generous space The fitness center is wonderful I’ve already book several more nights at my new favorite hotel in all of California

Amy Connors

A phenomenal experience with pretty much all staff The check in staff always charming and seem to be great with kids as well The valet always quick and on the roll

The gift shoppe quick and fun The house keeping staff sweet and efficient The restaurant was really tasty and the bar equally fun and delicious For the two nights of my stay the noise was minimal and the beds were super cozy Can’t recommend enough

Rick Deckard

What can I say that other reviewers have not already elaborated on? Just a one night stay before our flight out to Logan this is so convenient! Step off the elevator to the tram and on to your gate! Top Shelf accommodations we had Room 943 Freeway side the double pane glass is so thick we didn’t hear any traffic at all All modern fixtures with huge Flat Panel I like how the master bath floor lights come on automatic as you walk towards the bathroom at night

The only con we experienced is the water pressure seemed a bit low for shower? Plenty hot but flow was restricted Linda in the Twin Crafts Market for a quick breakfast on the way to our flight was a shining star! Don’t lose Linda! We will back for just the Quail & Crane restaurant! Get the hearth roasted salmon dish The Best!

7. Half Moon Bay Lodge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Half Moon Bay Golf Links, this upscale hotel is 1 mile from Manhattan Beach and 31 miles from San Francisco.Cozy, lodge-style rooms and suites with earth tones offer balconies or terraces overlooking a garden and golf course, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms offer wood-burning fireplaces.Free perks include parking. There’s a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as an outdoor patio with a fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • The lodge-style rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • 6 min drive to Poplar Beach
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned “golf courses” 31 times
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 17 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristina Hathaway

Great location for a work offsite I didn’t stay in a room, but coworkers seemed pleased with them Conference room had everything we needed and we used the lovely courtyard for breaks

Gorgeous view Definitely recommend Attentive staffAnd the recommended lunch/breakfast selections were fantastic Fresh, flavorful, and absolutely delicious

Martin Vale

Greatly enjoy the the peace and tranquility of the hotel Rooms are quite well appointed beds extremely comfortable Reception desk staff always very polite and willing to help

Fireside breakfast room and break fast is good, pool area clean and great place for a tan We try to visit tow / three times a year Definitely recommend the hotel

Abby Rankila

This is a good spot to stay in Half Moon Bay I loved the fireplace in our room and the view and proximity to coastal walks/ocean was really nice A couple things that would make this experience better would be adding microwaves to the standard rooms and updating the TVs to smart TVs or adding DVD players, as we were staying longer than a few days these things would’ve been nice

Also, nice to have a fairly good restaurant within a short walk of the lodge Definitely recommend

8. The Clement Palo Alto (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone: (650) 322-7111
  • Ratings: 4.9 (115 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Clement Palo Alto
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary suites in a sleek, all-inclusive hotel offering a rooftop pool, chic dining & cabanas.

About this hotel

An 8-minute walk from the Palo Alto Caltrain station, this sleek, all-inclusive hotel is a 9-minute walk from Stanford Stadium on the Stanford University campus.Featuring wood furnishings, the contemporary suites offer free Wi-Fi and room service. They also have smart TVs, Nespresso machines and minifridges, in addition to separate living rooms and stone bathrooms.Meals and drinks are included and are served in a chic modern restaurant with an open kitchen. There’s also a rooftop pool, a hot tub and a sundeck with cabanas, plus a gym and a 24/7 self-service pantry. Valet parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and kitchenettes
  • 13 min walk to the Hewlett-Packard House and Garage
  • 8 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “all-inclusive resorts” 13 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Matt Winters

Amazing experience, Gail and team did a fantastic job making my wife’s birthday celebration very special We will be back and look forward to the exceptional, luxurious treatment at this beautiful hotel Rooftop pool is a great escape and all inclusive food is delicious

All the staff are friendly, attentive and make the experience so nice Thank you Clement team!

Arnar Breevoort

My experience at The Clement was exceptional The hotel is beautiful The service is wonderful

The staff is incredible The general manager, Sebastian, is one of the most excellent hotel managers that I have ever met Sebastian described the elaborate collection of guitars present in the hotel and was so attentive that everything was taken care of before it even came to mind I would recommend The Clement to anybody You will not regret it

Mike Schaeffer

This hotel is awesome, the rooms are very comfortable, tastefully appointed, with high quality finishes The common areas are well done, quiet and like being at home The staff is fantastic, everyone is very accommodating and friendly

The all inclusive and roof top pool are nice bonuses We plan to make this our in town get away place

9. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Belmont Redwood Shores (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Alongside the Bayshore Freeway, this informal all-suite hotel is set on a business park a mile from the Hiller Aviation Museum and 10 miles from San Francisco International Airport.Contemporary suites feature living areas, sofabeds, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers.A hot breakfast buffet is complimentary. Other amenities include a bar and a 24/7 convenience store, plus an outdoor pool and a gym. There’s also a patio with a fire pit. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • 16 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Chris Brown

Great rooms, good breakfast, Terrible front desk reception Darnell made us wait for 30 minutes s to check in I had only two choices

Not check in and get charged, or wait for Marriott website to go back online We will never go back Instead of eating hot food that we got from takeout, I am waiting for front desk to print out forms which took him three times He has NO EMPATHY at all for our familyI get that we had an outdated form, but we only were given 2 options Cancel the reservation and pay full price or hang out in the lobby with the family in the car to get an updated form I did not have the option of paying full price for the room and staying there even though I would be charged full price but not be able to stay the night On the expired form there is a code that the hotel could have verified if they had any empathy, but as you can see from the owner’s response they still do not understand what was the issue

Bridgette Kendrick

So I want to start by saying I’m a Titanium Elite member and have stayed in countless Marriotts all over the country The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Belmont Redwood Shores was the absolute worst They claim to be “pet friendly” but that’s only towards dogs not cats

I called the Elite reservation line to book a 4 night stay, 1 night with points The hotel is “pet friendly” and I made sure to tell the representative that I had a cat Everything is booked and I prepaid for the nights stay After I got off the phone I called the hotel directly and spoke with someone (I believe her name was Julia) to make sure that I had a “pet friendly” room reserved for my cat, no problem Then I drive from Washington state to California I start checking in and for some reason they’re having problems with my reservation since one night is with points and the other three were prepaid Then they are getting ready to give me the pet form to fill out and I mention my cat They say we take dogs only! I tell them this has all be confirmed with the Marriott Elite reservation line and I had called the hotel myself They continue to say no cats, my cat is a 4lb Persian that has a lion haircut (mostly shaved) Then the manager Ben Lawson is called and he says “no cats in my hotel because they’re more allergenic then dogs” I have never heard of such a thing A pet friendly hotel is a pet friendly hotel You can bring cats on planes so I’m not sure what this was all about but I felt very discriminated against and it was embarrassing that I was being turned away I was so tired after my long drive and now I’m being forced to find a different hotel After staying in over a thousand nights in Marriott hotels the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Belmont Redwood Shores really disappointed

Nate Richardson

This hotel refuses to help in any way should circumstances out of your control put you in a position where you can no longer travel I came down with COVID the day I was supposed to travel The receptionist refused to allow me to alter my booking in any way

This was for required work travel and I just asked to shift the booking to a future date They offered no remedy and charged me full price I will never stay here ever, and I suggest those who read this review do the same

10. The Stanford Park Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set a mile from Stanford University, this elegant hotel is also a mile from the Allied Arts Guild and 8 miles from the Hiller Aviation Museum.Casual, warmly decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, fireplaces and/or garden views. Suites include separate living areas; some feature 4-poster beds, whirlpool tubs and dining tables.Amenities include a 24-hour gym, a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna, plus gardens and courtyards with fire pits. There’s also a warm bar/restaurant. Breakfast (surcharge), loaner bikes and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Marta Miller

Incredible hotel! From the moment you walk in, you can tell it’s a special place The ambiance is unlike any other hotel I’ve stayed at The artwork and photography throughout add such charm and celebrates the history and achievements of so many Stanford greats, providing a strong connection to the area

The restaurant and bar within the hotel (both indoors and outdoor) are spectacular! The entire staff are so friendly and make you feel like a part of their extended family from the moment you check-in I felt so welcome and taken care of our entire stay The hotel room was very spacious and I was blown away by the cleanliness! I highly recommend this hotel and will never stay anywhere else when I’m in the area!

Karen Bennett

I loved this hotel so much From the parking lot to the pool garden every detail was thought out I loved the Modern/Traditional decor mix

I can tell they hired Wonderful design team The art was very well thought out and entertaining This was a wonderful stay I always got in to late to enjoy the giant firepits in the garden Next time I will have to plan to come back a little early!

Kaleb Allen Hum

We had family come visit us in the bay and they stayed at the Stanford Park HotelFantastic experience all aroundThey were able to fully recharge in a gorgeous restful room after their delayed flight, 3am check in, and all of our bay ventures!The staff and customer service are nothing but excellent

The Stanford Park has a beautiful and friendly vibe that would be hard to match anywhere else on the Peninsula Enjoyed the live music, courtyard dining, and poolside very much

11. Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection

About this hotel

In a modern building off the Bayfront Expressway and the Bayshore Freeway in the commercial Menlo Gateway area on San Fransisco Bay, this upscale hotel is 5 miles from Stanford University.Elegant, contemporary rooms have marble accents, and offer Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with city or bay views. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living areas. Some quarters sleep 4 people. Room service is offered.A trendy restaurant has quirky decor that includes doors hanging from the ceiling. Other amenities include a cafe, and an outdoor pool with sunloungers, plus event facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • 10 min drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • 21 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Aram Shahinfard

I have been to this hotel’s bar area a few times and they have a good selection of drinks and small bites The backyard is very meticulously designedThis tome we stayed for a night and got a good deal since it was a last minute booking

And wow, the room was so beautiful The attention to details, all the nice finishes; amazing Bed was comfortableThe only issue was all the 4 pillows in our room were hugeBut overall highly recommended

Ciara Lopez

As a Marriott Bonvoy member I enjoy exploring hotels in different locations I also really love the Autograph Collection hotels because they’re always modern in aesthetic and amenities What I love about this location is that it’s outside of the hustle and bustle but still very convenient to anything you could desire

The outdoor space is intimate but fulfilling- with a beautiful pool & poolside cabanas as well as a lawn with lawn games right next to their bar and restaurant area The rooms are quiet and modern I personally love the corner rooms and soaking tub You will definitely enjoy your time here

amy amy

Horrible experience!! First the hotel is beautiful and the staff is nice However, after this everything falls apart We arrived just before 9pm

Was told the restaurant and bar is closed Then we asked if we could order room service and they said they don’t offer room service Then the next morning I couldn’t find the lotion in the bathroom I figured must have been a simple oversight, so i called down and they informed me they don’t offer any kind of lotion What? I have never been to a place that doesn’t offer lotion!! The blackout shades are designed poorly and don’t overlap so it’s bright in the morning Traffic is noisy But it is what it is I guess can’t do much there However, today we went down to grab a quick bite before our flight and the place was completely empty We asked to sit outside and they informed us they couldn’t accommodate because they were fully booked (please look at the photos I’m attaching, there wasn’t anyone seated!) paying $800 per night I would expect more The way this place is ran leaves much to be desired

12. Canyon Ranch Woodside

  • Address: 16350 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, CA 94062
  • Phone: (650) 529-1046
  • Ratings: 4.8 (21 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Canyon Ranch Woodside
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Chic, serene hotel offering complimentary meals, yoga & meditation, plus an indoor pool & a gym.

About this hotel

A mile from hiking trails in Wunderlich County Park, this serene, sophisticated hotel is surrounded by woods along Skyline Boulevard. It’s 9 miles from Highway 280 and 16 miles from San Gregorio State Beach.Simple rooms in the main building offer free Wi-Fi, loaner iPads and flat-screen TVs, as well as Nespresso machines and minifridges. Most have private balconies; some add sitting areas. Chic treehouses feature floor-to-ceiling windows with forest views.Meals are included, as are yoga and meditation classes. There are also hiking trails and fitness facilities (some outdoors), plus a tranquil labyrinth and an indoor saltwater pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Mae Ives

A little slice of heaven that I do NOT want to leave! I wish I could give it ten stars! The staff is so welcoming and everyone remembers your name, the food is scrumptious and plentiful (and MANY gluten free and vegetarian options as well as meat), there are so many classes to choose from, like yoga, classes, massage, hikes, fitness, etc, and the land is beyond breathtakingSo many redwood trees, hiking trails and so many places you can sit down and relax, read a book, journal by the hearth fire The energy in this place is welcoming and kind and if you want to just sit by yourself you can or if you want to socialize you can

Everyone is so respectful and courteous (and genuinely so)Such an amazing experience that I will not forget soon I will be back!

Holly Benzenhafer

Canyon Ranch Woodside is a gracious gem of a retreat center nestled in the redwood forest on Skyline Blvd I immediately begin to calm as I drive through the gate and enter this serene property The trails, nooks with thoughtful, quiet seating, and buildings all nurture an intertwined engagement with the natural world that is gentle and renewing

Even more, the staff are a group of the most gracious, welcoming, and kind professionals – every one of them takes a keen interest in guests’ well-being and needs while evidencing a camradarie as a team that speaks to their care for their work and the space If you have a chance, go Gift yourself the time to rest, restore, and be nurtured at Woodside It’s amazing

13. Hyatt House Belmont/Redwood Shores (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unpretentious all-suite hotel is 7 miles from Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve, 5 miles from Seal Point Park and 3 miles from the Hiller Aviation Museum.The laid-back 1- and 2-bedroom suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, plus kitchens, DVD players and pull-out sofas.Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym and a 24-hour market, plus a bar and meeting space. Local shuttle service and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 15 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Chuck Hernandez

Quiet, right off the 101fwy, and great rooms The check in process was extremely easy The room was well cleaned, and well kept

Little scratches here and there, but overall well kept Room came with full kitchen, stove, cooking utensils, cups, mugs, pans, full size fridge, microwave, and dishwasher Small living room but comfy, king size bed and 2 TV The only reason gave it a 4 is, according to front office staff (who I suspect were the owners) the don’t control the AC system in there own hotel So my room was in high 80’s I called the front end so they can tell me how to lower the temp, and the answer I got was sorry we don’t know and have no control over the AC Which i found hard to believe

Jigar Agrawal

It is not as beautiful as they have portrayed in the picture There are some pros But the cons are many more and most people won’t let them go while considering an expensive stay

Cons:The staff is quite unresponsive I felt like they do not even care This could be personal though, but they have not delivered toiletries even though I requested them this morning The rooms are not quite clean Some kind of sticky thing on tables Looks are frozen puke! The bathroom door doesn’t lock Breakfast is very poor They just have some eggs, juice, bagels, 1 type of fruit, coffee, and some juice I was expecting more variety of fruits and yogurt and everything No elevator The furniture is very old and looks cheapPros:The bedroom was nice and comfyI would have given half star if available

Ashley Marie

Wonderful local hotel with all the comforts of a well kept home Ruby and DJ at the front desk were both very helpful and always attentive to whatever questions I had or help I needed The Hyatt Homes come with a basketball court, swimming pool, bbq area next to a fire pit all surrounded by a lovely pond with walking trails

The full breakfast included with your stay was full of a variety of foods and snacks to eat there or take with you for exploring the area

14. Courtyard by Marriott San Mateo Foster City (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 3 miles from the Hillsdale Caltrain station and 4.8 miles from Coyote Point Recreation Area.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and sofabeds.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a whirlpool and an exercise room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to CuriOdyssey
  • 14 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 13 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Toni Hall

Staff was absolutely wonderful especially since I arrived at 2am I was here for a family medical emergency the night staff remembered my name even enquiring about my son’s health I appreciated the thoughtfulness

The room was clean spacious and most of all the bed comfortable Pool and hot tub were relaxing I am an older woman, was alone, the complex was safe Recommend to anyone anytime I forgot to take pictures but it is beautiful

Kelly Lavadie

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here The rooms are clean and the beds are so comfortable that I actually researched purchasing one online The staff was responsive to our needs

They did have a shortage of staff so we opted to have limited/no cleaning services during our stay, but this wasn’t problematic I would love to stay in this hotel again in the future

Joanne Loh

More like a 35Pros: Clean, spacious room with nice check-in people

Cons:1) Someone tried to enter my room (I can only assume and hope it was the cleaners) at 8:30am Luckily the door was dead-bolted, because they actually managed to open the door Cleaners need to be better trained to not try and barge into rooms without warning, because the checkout time is 11am or later anyway2) Layout of hotel is pretty confusing and its a large hotel Only one elevator at one end of the building so you’d either have to strategically park at that side entrance, walk a lot or take the stairs3) Parking should really be included in the room rate, rooms are already pricey

15. el PRADO Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone: (650) 322-9000
  • Ratings: 4.5 (320 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : el PRADO Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Plush rooms & suites with marble bathrooms & private balconies, plus free breakfast & refreshments.

About this hotel

This upscale boutique hotel with a Mediterranean-style exterior is half a mile from the closest Caltrain station and a mile from Stanford University.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, the breezy, chic rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen HDTVs, as well as balconies and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. Suites add living rooms, whirlpool tubs and/or fireplaces. A turndown service is offered.Freebies include continental breakfast and refreshments. There’s a gym, and a brick courtyard with a terracotta fountain.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to the Hewlett-Packard House and Garage
  • 13 min walk to nearest train station
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 15 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Amanda McNary

We stayed at the Penthouse Suite for our wedding weekend, and I would strongly recommend the same for other couples The hotel is beautiful, both the rooms and common areas, and the staff was extremely thoughtful and considerate during the booking process as well as during the weekend Compared to other hotels in the area, the price is much more justified by the quality of the experience

I highly recommend El Prado and hope to return some day

Alexah Rogge

Gorgeous hotel– we were trying to rent an event space for weeks/months but the service was extremely disappointing, waiting extended periods for a response from the events/sales coordinator, no contract sent after saying it would be sent several times, etc We sent several ‘hi just checking in on this’ emails to try to move the process along and get a response, but eventually we just decided to not risk it with the unreliable service and scheduled our event at a different hotel Hopefully the service improves because it is a lovely space

Mark Quin

My family and I stayed at the El Prado hotel It was a fantastic stay and would love to stay there again The hotel staff was extremely polite, the rooms were very clean, no noise, and a great view of the courtyard

We originally ordered 1 room but opted to get a second room so our kids would have more space to spread out (besides, it would have been difficult for my wife and kids to share 1 bathroom)The location of the hotel is just off the main street that has several restaurants We had plans to go to Il Forniao (Italian restaurant downstairs) but we had jetlag and unfortunately, the restaurant was close to closing that night we arrived I had eaten at the restaurant in the past and it has a wonderful menu selection and amazing pastaWe took the kids down the street to Salt and Straw (icecream) It’s a must if you are staying at El Prado Get the Cookie dough and Cinnamon icecreams if you go thereRoom service in the hotel was very good My kids thought the chicken strips and the grilled cheese sandwich were a bit drybut the tuna was REALLY good (make sure you get the bowl of mixed berries with your dinnerthat was also very good) For breakfast we had the omelette and yogurt for breakfast; it was excellentI think all the rooms have a view of the courtyard Ensure you get a room with a balcony it was nice to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the fresh air

16. Rosewood Sand Hill (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Phone: (650) 561-1500
  • Ratings: 4.7 (1833 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Rosewood Sand Hill
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Modern, stylish rooms with walk-in closets & marble bathtubs, plus upscale dining, a spa & a pool.

About this hotel

Set on 16 private acres, this sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from Sharon Heights Golf Club, 10.7 miles from Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and 3.1 miles from Stanford Shopping Center.Upscale rooms feature walk-in closets, rainfall showerheads and marble bathtubs. All have balconies or terraces (some with mountain views), flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and free WiFi. Villas with living rooms, full kitchens and multiple bedrooms are also available.Dining options range from a fine dining restaurant to a casual grill. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a spa with treatments, a courtyard and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 9 min drive to Wunderlich County Park
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the fine restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 28 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Hanna Teferi

Spent an afternoon poolside and it was lovely! There are plenty of options for shade and everything was clean and well kept The true star of the show was the service we received from the poolside dining staff Our drinks were never empty, the food was fresh and thoughtful and we were able to relax our way into the weekend

It was truly a pleasure Great atmosphere and even better service!

Kate Morgan Woodward

I went to a corporate event on the lawn I’ve been to cocktails in the restaurant but I must say corporate event on the lawn exceeds cocktails in the restaurant The food was delicious

I think there was a chicken and a butternut squash offered for the main There was salad and beef tartar for the appetizer The food was delicious and I only wish I had had more

Ashley Jung

Such a warm welcoming pool reception to kick off their new summer menu Jacqueline and her team really went beyond expectations with their service Amazing featured cocktail as well as their delicious food that was being passed around with smiles on each staff member’s face

Rosewood Sand Hill has emphasized their amazing ambiance, spectacular views and their stellar customer service I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for another home away from home

17. Nobu Hotel Palo Alto (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone: (650) 531-8888
  • Ratings: 4.5 (346 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Sleek, modern rooms & suites in an upscale, contemporary hotel offering a health club & dining.

About this hotel

Set 5 blocks from Stanford University campus, this contemporary, upscale hotel is also 4 blocks from Highway 82 and 17 miles from San Jose Airport.The modern, sleek rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, minibars and espresso makers, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Some rooms provide city-view balconies, while suites add sitting rooms.Complimentary perks include access to a fitness center and health club. There’s an upscale regional restaurant and bar, along with a business center and 2 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars
  • 10 min walk to the Hewlett-Packard House and Garage
  • 7 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Lauren Lauren

Excited to stay Nobu Hotel in Palo AltoNice ambiance and unusual rest room with toto vide The lighting system was so modern

However, the service was not great Room cleaning had to be requested at 3 pm after though staff had come earlier but only refilled the mini barThe picture is Japanese Breakfast Bento which looks good and tastes good


We were excited to stay at Nobu as we understood, from their marketing, that it was exceptionally cool, exclusive, and boutique We looked on their site for a nice room and found that the Zen Suite (about $1,200) was available for the night we wanted to stay, which happened to be that same night When we landed we checked again to see if it was available and it was, but since we were only a few minutes away we decided to go right to the hotel and check in rather than reserving online

The two young gentlemen at the front desk (early twenties and very inexperienced, but doing their best) laughed when we asked about the suite and said they were all booked and that Expedia was likely having problems We said we saw it was available, not on Expedia, but on the Nobu Palo Alto site and we pulled it up in front of them Anyway, don’t trust their site for booking, you’d have to call to be certain before putting in your card info to make sure you aren’t booking a room that doesn’t exist inside the cancellation time Then it just got stupid they only had rooms with two queen beds (which by the way they are not queen beds – they are doubles which are really small) Since we were already there and tired we decided to take the two queen room Got to our room and a large panel fell off the wall when my wife opened the safe The paneling isn’t aligned and opening the safe cabinet door was enough to dislodged a 3 by 4 foot heavy panel from the wall which then fell on her We switched rooms The next room had a lovely thick black hair in the sink, maybe a dark sushi noodle, not sure It was end of day so we decided whatever we came up against we would stay The beds are not queen beds, but I mentioned that already Rooms are small TV is enormous and really great, but very limited channels but still – it’s a great TV Shower was ok but no hand held and they have a “Japanese” style wood floor in the shower which serves only an aesthetic purpose, and maybe to hide hair underneath, but damn it hurts the feet Bathroom is very tiny The toilet was unbelievably great and the showcase of the room, along with the TV The toilet is fully automated with remote control, heated seat, squirty things etc Basically you are renting a toilet and TV with some surrounding furniture No electrical outlets next to beds – just USB ports which is fine but not if you have new iPhone etc Carpets are stained, mostly because of the color selection we think which shows an archaeological history of prior guest shenanigans There is only one elevator which gets tedious The common areas of the hotel are sort of finished but not really There is an odd second floor patio that is 8 feet wide with some furniture facing a wall Nobody was out there There are surely other spots to stay that would be a better value and still very nice We couldn’t help but think Nobu is more of a marketing and food services company than a hotel company We give three stars which we think is fair for a three star hotel


The highest level of service ever received! The hotel is simple and refined The best concierge I have ever interacted with! From toiletries to arranging sightseeing/recommendations (everyone from valet) {so personable!}Excellent hotel for business and pleasure 5-star hotel without a stuffy Four Seasons/Ritz approach

Room service is top notch Front desk was super responsive when I needed more shampoo/conditioner/Nespresso podsWe stayed in a Ryokan room which I can not emphasize just how incredible and serene the room feels We were granted early checkin as soon as we landed from SFO at 11amI booked this not expecting much, but the small touches and personalized attention is what sets Nobu apart from anyone elseThe 82 inch tv is magical as is the heated toilet seat, you’re welcome!

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