5 star hotels in San Carlos, CA

1. Courtyard by Marriott Redwood City (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area Off US-101, this unpretentious, modern hotel next to Redwood Creek is 2 miles from Courthouse Square, the Fox Theatre and the Seaport Conference Center.Relaxed rooms with colorful accents feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; some have pull-out sofas. Suites add separate living rooms.There’s a cozy informal bistro; breakfast is offered for a fee. Other amenities include a convenience store and a heated outdoor pool, plus a gym and a business center, both open 24/7.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 5 min drive to San Mateo County History Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Chloe Zhang

The rooms are good, but we had a terrible experience at the reception We reserved a suite, when we were doing the check in at around 3:20 pm, the reception lady told us the suite was not ready yet and we had to stay where we’d like to wait for it for around an hour We asked if it was possible to let us check in some other room and then transfer back to the room we reserved when it’s ready, they refused and only provided us an option to change our reservation to a king bed room

No better solution was ever provided to us

Janice Allen

Awesome!! Amazing place!! small problem When I entered the room it had a strong air freshener scent, pungent

I discovered why when I opened the closed bathroom door, it smelled like vomit🤢 As a nurse this odor was easy to recognize I had just gotten off work and was too exhausted to drive the 100miles to my home I’ve had some not so great experiences as a travel nurse having to stay at various hotels I was too tired to request another room Honestly I didn’t know what to expect, choosing not to pick the battle of “I need another room”So I kept the bathroom door wide open to allow this unpleasant scent to leave and turned up the air-conditioning unitThe odor was less concentrated overtime and I slept Extremely!! well I chose to shower in the morning so not to be in the bathroom until the scent had dispersed The bed slept far!! better than others I’ve slept in other hotels Even though I didn’t appreciate the vomit odor, I Totally enjoyed the room!! It was Fantastic in design , comfort and decor!!

Yoon Sheen

Absolutely the worst courtyard I ever stayed at, would give it 0 stars if I could Staff are unprofessional and rude, told us our reserved room is no longer available and we needed to downgrade to another room The room does not feel very clean and air is stagnant

Meanwhile everything in the hotel is overpriced, parking costs $15 per night On the website it said breakfast is included but in reality it is not and you need to pay

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Francisco San Carlos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Opposite San Carlos Airport, this unpretentious airport hotel is 5 miles from Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve and a 5-minute walk from the Hiller Aviation Museum.Straightforward rooms with carpeted floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas and pull-out sofas.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities consist of a heated outdoor pool, a gym and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 5 min walk to the Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 16 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Felicia S

Nice clean location The include hot breakfast fast, and the service lady was very attentive making sure we had every we needed The checking was seem less, she was friendly and the hotel follow the health protocol

Staying there it was quiet, so I was able to get a good night sleep They have charging is by the wall on the desk, they didn’t have cherishing by the bedI would stay here againThey have a workout room and a pool, we didn’t use them but the seemed nice and clean

Alissa Sisneros

Front desk upon check in and check out were kind and lovely! Everything is clean but you can tell this property needs some updating My door (room 335) was so hard to open and close and it was dented and kept getting stuck The furniture is older and the lighting at the bathroom sink is very dim

It made it hard to get ready Overall everything was adequate and clean and the staff was wonderful but not as nice as most Marriotts I have stayed at

6. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Highway 101, this contemporary bayside hotel is a 2 miles from downtown Burlingame and 3 miles from San Francisco International Airport.The warm, polished rooms and suites feature custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus Wi-Fi access. Some add bay views and/or minifridges, while suites offer separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.Amenities include an exercise room, a bayside jogging trail and a casual restaurant/sports bar, plus meeting space and a 24-hour business center. There’s also a 24/7 airport shuttle, as well as bus service to the BART.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to CuriOdyssey
  • Guests praised the service
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 71 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the sports bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Lainey Spangler

Great hotel, especially for Airline Commuting personnel Has a decent restaurant, however, only open for breakfast and dinner, not lunch There is a nice Diner next door, with primarily Asian food, or sandwiches for inexpensive dining in or takeaway

Hotel Staff are always accommodating If you have any issues during your stay, the staff respond immediately No 30 minute wait at this place to get something addressed! They are on it, right away! Convenient 30 minute shuttle 24 hrs to/from airport No laundromat, unfortunately Many hotels offer free or inexpensive washer/dryer accommodations, and I would love it if this hotel also offered, however, it is not offered

Erika Solomon

I hosted a family reunion here The space was great for all our events and space where we just hung out was comfortable and great The hotel staff were wonderful and friendly, bartender made good drinks

Rizsa in events was phenomenal! She was very responsive and helpful in planning throughout the year She worked with and accommodated all my needs related to my room block at a great room rate, staying within our determined budget, food selections by dietary needs, and meeting room set-up If she wasn’t available, other event staff were assets and assisted if needed I highly recommend this hotel for an event It is close to the airport and there it is across the street from the Bay that has a beautiful view and a place to walk along leisurely or for exercise

Denise Keefe

The airport shuttle was on time and comfortable The check in desk attendant was very positive and accommodating The hotel is comfortable and a great location in proximity to easy access to the airport and running paths

The room was clean and quiet The complimentary coffee in the lobby with large cups were greatly appreciated as was the delicious cookie on arrival I am making my next reservation here at the Doubletree, so I will be back this weekend

7. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a bluff overlooking the ocean, this upscale resort is 3.5 miles from Half Moon Bay and 4 miles from Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park.Classy rooms feature coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads and soaking tubs; some have ocean views. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with free breakfast and snacks. Suites add separate living rooms and fireplaces.Wine tasting is offered on arrival. There are 3 restaurants, along with a spa, 2 golf courses and an oceanfront lawn with fire pits. Additional amenities include a fitness center and tennis courts, plus an indoor pool and a spa. Resort fees may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 9 min drive to Poplar Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “s’mores” 28 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Rick K

This is a beautiful hotel in a great location We are locals The service and amenities are top notch

But only after you get through the front door Note to management, when I visit your hotel for dinner and spend over $700 dollars for 2 people, I don’t appreciate being gouged $50 for valet parking This is absolutely egregious <<< Maybe others are accepting of this Not me I didn't pay the fee The valet didn't touch my car, he insisted and wanted to drive it, but I wouldn't let him, Period! Two times I've let valet park a car for me and both times my vehicles didn't come back in the same condition Not only that, I don't want some stranger in my car touching everything after he's been in 20 other cars that same evening A little accommodation during COVID would go along way engendering some goodwill But there are plenty of reviews riddled with people's dissatisfaction with your outrageous parking fees I might understand if I was spending the night at your hotel, but we were there for dinner Be warned everything that the others have said about this hotel only being interested in extracting every single penny from you is true Charging a premium and being premium are two very different thingsNo apologies are needed, they are insincere and we all know it

Jeff Palmeter

Came here for a conference and it was a wonderful place to stay Spectacular views, large and well-appointed rooms, friendly & helpful staff, and, of course, amazing views Take time to enjoy a walk along the coast and warm up at one of the fire pits in the evening

The food is great here, too with lots of healthy options Every area has fresh flowers placed throughout the property

Brandon Jacobsen

Wow! What an amazing hotel and great amenities offered! Had the best experience for a party of 7, celebrating a friend/colleagues 40th birthday Tony, our server, went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the host and guided to our table (in the wine library)

We were able to grab a drink at the bar, watch the sunset, while listening to to someone playing bagpipes (no lie, this really happened – almost seemed like a movie scene with the fog, music and sun setting) Thank you to everyone who made this experience so memorable!

8. 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 🙂

9. 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!

10. 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

11. 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

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. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 3 miles from San Francisco International Airport, this choice, waterfront airport hotel with a Spanish-style facade is also 2 miles from the CuriOdyssey museum and 12 miles from Candlestick Park.Suites have modern decor, custom-designed beds, and living areas with pull-out sofas. There’s also WiFi (fee), 2 flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves. Many have bay views. Upgraded suites add access to a refreshment center.Complimentary breakfast is offered, as well as appetizers and drinks. There’s also a casual restaurant/bar, plus an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center. A free airport shuttle is available. Parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to CuriOdyssey
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes and the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a bay” 99 times
  • Guests liked the bay views
  • Some guests complained about the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


My family and I stay here every other month so it’s become sort of a home away from home Really happy to see the cooked to order breakfast is back Omelets and pancakes plus potatoes and sausage along with the normal American continental options

Would love to see some alternative meats offered (turkey or plant based sausage)If you can get a room with a view, it really is lovely I love the trail along the bay There are bikes for rental as wellThe pool wasn’t very clean on our last visit so that could use some regular attentionJulie at the front desk is a gem Airport shuttle is convenient

Charlene Caybut

This property doesn’t want customers who can only stay one night I was traveling for business, I am a Hilton Honors member and was staying one night only as I had training nearby The hotel refused to book me for one night on a Thursday night! They gave me the run around telling me that they were fully booked

Then they finally admitted that they don’t make one night reservations Apparently that’s a hotel “policy” now Well, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen from an Embassy Suites I’ll be taking my business to the Marriott down the street since they still value one night customers! By the way they have also changed their happy hour to 5-6:30 with only 2 drinks per customer We used to hold after training business meetings here and enjoyed the happy hour As responsible adults I think we all should be able to choose how many drinks we decide to have Very bad service from this Hilton property and I will never stay here again I know they don’t care that they’ve lost my business, but just a warning to others that if you need a one night stay you can forget it

Saia Halaliku

The suite we had was great The hotel was easy to get in, and out It was also within a short distance to all the attractions that we wanted to get in this trip

The room was very clean, and a pretty good size The continental breakfast was very good The swimming pool, and the sauna seemed to be very busy, and the common areas were kept Although this property does not have a kitchen, or a full restaurant

14. Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern waterfront hotel is 2 miles from downtown Burlingame and 4.4 miles from San Francisco International Airport.All rooms (some with bay views) offer sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, plus 42-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee; free in lobby). Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas.Dining options include a sleek Californian-inspired grill and a relaxed lounge. Other amenities include a fitness center, a bayside walking path, an indoor pool, a business center and 11,000 sq ft of meeting space. There’s also a free airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to CuriOdyssey
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but outdated
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms and others disliked the showers
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Trail”, mentioned 17 times in reviews
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Arzina Ali

This hotel is very pretty in the lobby area but our rooms were smelling a little funky, found a small bug on our bed (which we were changed out of immediately) The funky smell was in all the 5 rooms that we had purchased for the weekend I would definitely suggest that the cleanliness isn’t sacrificed

Most towels had stains, bathroom wasn’t cleaned properly, smell in the room, bed sheets with a small stain, and a little dusty ANDDDD…they have free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel Super convenient! Overall decent stay but I might not be back to stay again for the second time Great staff!

Drew T

The hotel’s proximity to the bay gave us great access to some beautiful walking trails The complimentary shuttle to the airport was one of the biggest perks, as we were then able to access the BART station at the airport to make our way down to the piers Front desk staff were very kind, and the dog treats and potty bags were a nice touch

The new, COVID-era of periodic room cleaning was well explained when we arrived, and we were very satisfied with the quality of the cleaning servicesThe room itself was okay, though below par for what one would expect of a Hilton The room decor could use a remodel as it looks a couple decades out of touch The bathroom was spacious, though the tile and bathroom vanity made it have the vibe of an industrial kitchen The windows were too dirty to really enjoy the phenomenal room, though there was a note that an exterior window cleaning was scheduled for the following week Finally, breakfast was VERY overpriced for what you get at the buffetWith that being said, we booked this hotel specifically for the airport shuttle and affordable price The sheer beauty of the surrounding area was an unexpected plus The outdated-ness of the room was more of an aesthetic letdown than anything else, otherwise our experience was very satisfactory

Henry Vargas

Had no idea that breakfast was not included after they had literally pushed it on me with no mention of price I asked if we can take it to go and she said yes Figured no big deal right?! Not once was I given a menu or told there was a charge for the Continental breakfast that was awful

Eggs were not cooked fully and the bacon was dried and too salty To our surprise a check was delivered for $56 I let the hostess know and she said you Can more than likely get it taken off or at the very least a discount Nope not the case Front desk lady pretty much said too bad so sad Not to mention the pillows and amenities of the hotel needs renovation, badly Overall not a great stay Disappointed to say the leastI’m

15. 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

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