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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in San Mateo with free breakfast and fitness center


Situated in San Mateo, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Mateo County Event Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center, and Leo J. Ryan Park. Ice Center at San Mateo and Oceanic Foot Spa are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a fitness center, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 116 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Los Prados Hotel ratings based on 156 Verified Reviews

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3.2 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
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Comfortable, affordable, Good-enough Option

4 out of 5
by from Seattle, WA
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Affordability, location
Cons: "Freshen up" the property (i.e., replace worn carpets, linens, etc).
Location: We have a pretty awesome set of friends who live nearby. Whole Foods and a few other chain-type restaurants are ~ a mile away. Otherwise, San Fran!
We chose the property based on location, as we wanted to stay near our San Mateo-based friends. Our room seemed a bit "tired" (musty, stale smell, worn carpet). That said, it seemed clean and everything functioned just fine. Staff were friendly and competent. Kudos to management for maintaining such an affordable option in an expensive area!
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Los Prados Hotel.

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 11, 2017
Pros: Price. Convenience.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Dennys Restaurant and many eateries at strip mall within walking distance.
Convenient to where I needed to go. I had a pleasant stay. No problems. Many eateries located close by.
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Mediocre Hotel

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 2, 2017
The hotel was ok. The heater in my room was not working. I reported it to the hotel the morning after the first night and they said they would look into it. I didn't hear anything back and it still wasn't working the second night either. The room was clean and fairly comfortable aside from being cold.
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Slept in full clothing

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 18, 2017
I chose this because we were getting in late to San Fran and didn't want to drive all the way to Pebble Beach that late. We should have spent the extra money, but we were only there 4-5 hours to sleep. Included continental breakfast was a perk. Could have been worse, but I would not stay again if I didn't have to.
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Nice location near by convenient 101 freeway & SFO

3 out of 5
by from Beijing
Posted Dec 31, 2016
Pros: Location. Economically priced and includes breakfast.
Cons: Elevator button functions strangely. It goes down and stops at every level regardless.
Location: Walk to Denny's, a number of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese restaurants within a few hundred yards.
Nice place with breakfast for easy access to free way. Good commute to silicon valley, redwood city, Stanford, and SFO, San Francisco
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Celebrating a friend's milestone birthday

2 out of 5
by from Sonoma County
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Pros: Location to where our event was located.
Cons: The rooms need updating.
Needed a room in vicinity of Central San Mateo, the town and not the airport area. Just a place for an overnight stay after my friend's milestone birthday. The staff was friendly enough... the room was plain vanilla. It was large enough, however, the furniture was mismatched, the sofa was very sad. The desk chair's back could not be adjusted. The carpet looked relatively on the newer side. The bed was on the low scale of comfortable. I have to wonder if getting a room through Expedia gives you a room in a facility's lesser appointed rooms. They know how the reservation was made.
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Not recommended for single females traveling

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 11, 2016
Pros: This hotel was a motel and not a safe location. People hang out all night long outside drinking and smoking. I left and was refused a refund for my remaining nights.
Cons: This location was not safe with people hanging outside all night until 2am, I left with bug bites all over my legs and felt very unsafe in the dark surroundings with people hanging around next to the freeway.
Location: unknown left
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Affordable, clean, close to airport

4 out of 5
by from Ventura, CA
Posted Oct 18, 2016
Location: The Fish Market restaurant nearby is a good dinner place.
What can I say. This was an okay place to stay. Everything about it was adequate to better than adequate and the price was right, given the cost of other accommodation sin this area. Main point: clean and professional staff.
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A place to sleep

4 out of 5
by from Livermore, Ca
Posted Oct 15, 2016
Pros: Quick, convenient, decent price. You get what you pay for.
Cons: Water pressure Blankets
Location: Next to freeway, easily go north to San Francisco or South towards San Jose, etc.
Had a family emergency and had to find a place to sleep for the night on short notice, found this place. Front desk employee was very polite. Room was fairly nice, dad liked that there was a fridge and microwave. Bathroom was a bit small, shower head was not properly attached to the wall. Low water pressure when I tried to shower. Beds were ok wish the blanket was a bit thicker or something. Woke up to lots of doors slamming around 7am shook my room.
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Fairly clean, safe, quiet, and good value

4 out of 5
by from Vancouver
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: Value, Friendliness, Convenience and Cleanliness NOTE: Value - prices for Hotels change daily; some days it might seem expensive hotel/motel
Cons: Room was missing a "do not disturb" sign; or a "do not clean today sign". To save water, it should include this option.
Location: Close to main freeway to San Francisco. Fairly large mall is 400 feet away with super market and restaurant Short walk to larger shopping area
Stayed 9 days in Sept in room in building closest to Freeway. Room: clean, fair size, slight scent but nothing too strong (not smoke or too unpleasant). Noise: room faced away from freeway - fairly quiet (couldn't hear cars - slight traffic hum). Nearby mall and Denny's had daily 4 AM garbage bin pickup. these were noisy and consistent for about 10 to 15 minutes. it could wake you up if you had the window open. A/C noise: It is a typical AC unit that is mounted about 5 feet away from bed...so it could be disturbing... You can manually control it; so I turned the fan and AC off at night. In the hot summer, this might not be possible. In Fall, it was OK. Room cooled down in about 30 minutes from 80F to 72C. Not bad. Breakfast: Simple and pretty healthy: Protein: hard boiled eggs, milk. Cereals: Corn flakes and cherios. Fruits: apples and limited number of bananas. Pastries: danishes and muffins. Bread: white and brown. Orange juice too. Staff: Professional. check in was 5 minutes; check out was 2 minutes. Easy as pie. Surroundings: Asian mall next door (400 feet) with a large super market (cheap fresh produce and opens early 8:30 AM). Several (Japanese Fusion, Chinese, Mexican) restaurants in the mall. Chinese bakery in the mall. Denny's is next to the mall. So convenient if you don't like the breakfast at the hotel... Grand slam it.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Event facilities measure 720 square feet (67 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Los Prados Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 116 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 720 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 67 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 9 AM.


Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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