San Mateo County

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Hillsborough Burlingame Hotels
Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Interntnl Arpt,
1177 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South
1250 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Marriott San Francisco Airport
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Red Roof Inn San Francisco Burlingame Airport
777 Airport Blvd
Burlingame, CA 94010
Sheraton Gateway San Francisco Airport Hotel
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010



Hillsborough in San Mateo County


father statue in Hillsborough

Hillsborough is a town encompassing a residential community near Interstate 280 in San Mateo County. It is west of Highway 101 and El Camino Real and east of Highway 280 within a short commute to San Francisco and minutes from San Francisco International Airport.


Though wealthy Hillsborough has no hotels, it is surrounded by cities Burlingame, Millbrae and San Mateo, where guests can stay in a large selection of comfortable accommodations.


You'll know you are in Hillsborough when you see the statue from Highway I280, also known as Junipero Serra Freeway.It is a huge stone structure built in honor of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra who founded many of California's missions. The 26-foot high faux-sandstone statue of Father Serra kneeling and pointing over the freeway is located at a highway rest area on the 22-mile portion of Hwy 280 that carries the padre's name. This freeway which has received national aesthetic awards, traverses the valley created by the San Andreas Fault.


Nestled behind the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno, a freeway exit accesses Junipero Serra Park which affords spectacular views of the Bay Area, San Bruno Mountain, San Francisco Airport, San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo.

In between San Jose and San Francisco, Interstate 280 passes through Santa Clara, Cupertino, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, San Bruno, South San Francisco and Daly City. While much of this segment runs inside the eastern rim of the canyon of the San Andreas Fault, the stretch of freeway from Hillsborough to Belmont provides a beautiful look at Crystal Springs Reservoir, formed by water piped hundreds of miles from Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, filling the bottom of the fault canyon.

Hillsborough was named for William Davis Merry Howard, son of a wealthy Hillsboro, New Hampshire shipping magnate. He purchased Rancho San Mateo from the Mexican governor, Pio Pico, in the mid-1800s.


One of the main attractions Hillsborough has for home buyers is its charm. Hillsborough still offers its escape from the pressures of the city. Nearby cities with hotel accommodations include Burlingame less than 4 miles away, San Mateo and Redwood City.