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“Wonderful Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo

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Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

It was a first for me staying in San Mateo, and a first at a Hilton. I was very impressed with the Hilton Garden Inn. The hot breakfast was excellent, with all the favorite options, and free! If I recall correctly, there was fresh orange juice. Our room was very clean and nice. The Hilton mattresses are the best! I have a very sensitive back, and slept like a baby. Our kids loved the mints on the pillow, chocolates on check in, and fresh baked cookies. They offered us a special discount rate for the Youth America Grand Prix, which is why we initially chose this hotel. It seemed like the hotel was full of dancers, as the location is in close driving distance to the competition.
If I return to San Mateo, this hotel will be my first choice because of the cleanliness and quality of sleep.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Middleton WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at a Garden Inn in St Louis a couple of years ago so I was looking forward to my stay in San Mateo. This hotel met all expectations--incredibly clean, friendly and helpful staff, great location close to many eating places. Highly recommend. Stayed for 3 nights.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Hilton Garden Inns (HGI), wherever I've stayed in Canada or the U.S., always seem to get it right. Room and bed choices, value, amenities and service have been consistently good. The San Mateo HGI may even come out slightly ahead just because of the cheerfulness of its staff during my recent stay.

I know there are worse "value" hotels (because I've stayed in them), but I may never find better because I'll book an HGI if it's available.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Minneapolis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Hilton Garden Inn in Costa Mesa/Foster City is the perfect place to stay if this is the area you are searching for. Plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking or short driving distance. Great service. Spotless. Friendly staff, easy parking, loved the breakfast. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. And only 10 minutes from SFO and 30 from San Jose Airport.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If your traveling with your family on a budget, this place is a good selection. This place is Comfortable and very affordable stay, Noise level is not bad despite it is close to SFO airport (10 min). Rooms are somewhat outdated. There is a shopping center near by and several restaurants as well. Room was clean.
Downtown San Francisco is about 20 min. So if you want to save on lodging, this is the place.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It is a nice, decent hotel, very clean, many amenities. Maybe I was expecting a lot more from a Hilton, but it was a very decent stay for half price special rate. The breakfast is not included, it is $14.95 per person. The average price for this hotel it seems to be around $200 which I would say is quite overpriced, the walls are paper thin, you can hear everything from next door neighbors.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Comfortable stay. Somewhat outdated room, but the service was good, the amenities were above par, and the room was clean. I would definitely stay there again. Also, it is in a very convenient location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo

Property: Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo
Address: 2000 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1586
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Location: United States > California > San Mateo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Mateo
#1 Family Hotel in San Mateo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo 3*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo is just 6 miles from San Francisco International Airport via complimentary shuttle, and offers complimentary high-speed internet access, fitness center and pool. All rooms feature adjustable mattresses, flat screen TVs, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and full size board. The hotel is across the street from an outdoor mall and 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 
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