Explore the San Francisco Bay Area from our hotel in San Carlos

Situated in the heart of the Bay Area, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Carlos, CA makes it easy to explore the best of the Golden City and its bustling downtown, located about 35 minutes from the hotel. Corporate travelers appreciate our proximity to Silicon Valley offices, including Oracle’s headquarters a 10-minute drive away. If you’ve got some downtime in your schedule, you can practice your swing on local links such as Crystal Springs Golf Course or sample vintages at one of the many nearby wineries. Commutes in and out of the region are a breeze thanks to our location near San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

After a full day, grab a snack from the Inn Case Market or complimentary coffee and cookies in our lobby and take a seat by the inviting fireplace. Need to finish up last-minute work tasks? Our business center awaits. If you’d rather soak up the California sunshine, you can head to our outdoor pool for a refreshing dip or some reading on a comfortable lounge chair. In the morning, get a workout in at our fitness center before dropping by the free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles.

Please note that our fitness center and pool are temporarily closed.

Awards and recognitions

These acknowledgements recognize our hotel’s commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience.
America's Website Photography[US] - 2021 Hospitality Excellence Award

Hospitality Excellence Award

Our Hospitality Excellence Award is presented to top performing hotels that deliver a superior level of hospitality to guests.

Stay connected with free Wi-Fi in our spacious rooms and suites

Thanks to amenities like free Wi-Fi, spacious work desks, and coffee facilities, it’s easy to stay productive in our guest rooms and suites. When you’ve caught up on your to-do list, you can kick back with an HBO movie on the flat-screen TV and enjoy a tasty snack warmed up in the microwave. Traveling with family? Upgrade to a studio suite to enjoy extras like a sleeper sofa.

King Bed

  •  300 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Heat a snack in the microwave and choose from more than 100 channels on this standard room’s flat-screen TV.

2 Queen Beds

  •  336 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
This budget-friendly standard room offers extra space and amenities like free Wi-Fi and a mini fridge.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  •  336 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults, 1 child
You can set your kids up on the plush sleeper sofa while you check your email using free Wi-Fi in our studio suite.


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Emergency and medical personnel receive a 10% discount and upgraded room at check-in.
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During your stay in San Carlos, you’ll be within easy reach of local wineries, golf courses, and attractions like the Hiller Aviation Museum. For a day of sun in San Francisco, board the Caltrain at San Carlos Station to make the 24-mile trip downtown without worrying about traffic. While you’re there, attend a convention at the Moscone Center, grab a bite to eat in Chinatown, or tour Alcatraz Island. Don’t miss these popular destinations:

Oracle Park

19.63 mi / 31.6 km from the hotel
Not your typical ballpark, the San Francisco Giants’ home stadium features a wine bar, Ghirardelli chocolate stands, a sushi restaurant, and vegetarian offerings.

Stanford Shopping Center

7.02 mi / 11.29 km from the hotel
Shop more than 140 specialty stores like American Girl, Burberry, The North Face, and Tory Burch. Afterward, take a break from bargain-hunting to dine at one of nearly 30 on-site restaurants.

Cantor Arts Center

7.54 mi / 12.13 km from the hotel
Located at Stanford University, the Cantor Arts Center features 130,000 square feet of gallery space and an outdoor sculpture garden with works from Rodin. Admission is free, as are guided tours.

City of San Francisco

20.29 mi / 32.65 km from the hotel
See the Golden Gate Bridge, tour Alcatraz Island, and take a ride on a cable car to start your exploration of this storied city. Families won’t want to miss visiting the more than 1,000 species of animals at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.

Crystal Springs Golf Course

7.14 mi / 11.49 km from the hotel
This beautiful golf course is situated within a 32,000-acre wildlife refuge and offers stunning views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir.


6.2 mi / 9.97 km from the hotel
This kid-friendly museum features abundant hands-on activities, from the outdoor Illusions exhibit to the Creature FEETures exhibit. CuriOdyssey also provides a home for more than 100 rescued animals that could not survive in the wild.
251 El Camino Real, San Carlos, California 94070, United States

Situated halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, our hotel is a great home base for business or leisure travelers who want to avoid metro traffic. We’re also just 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 24 miles from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).