Visitors InformatioN

We hope you enjoy your visit to the San Mateo County Event Center, we are conveniently located at the crossroads of the 101/92 and 280 Freeways, just 10 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport.


We are also walking distance from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station.

San Mateo County is located at the North end of the Silicon Valley and just South of San Francisco bordering the Pacific Ocean with miles of pristine coastline to the Bay.


From local gourmet creations featuring the fresh catch of the day to unique shopping experiences, we have all the ingredients to make the most of your time.


With so much to see and do, San Mateo County is easy to get to but very hard to leave.



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Cheesecake Factory
California Pizza Kitchen
La lanterna
B street
Central Park Bistro


San Mateo offers a wide variety of retail shops and dining. From Hillsdale Shopping Center, the largest regional shopping center in San Mateo County with over 130 stores and restaurants, to 25th Avenue, Downtown San Mateo, and El Camino Real with their smaller, more eclectic choice of shopping and dining.

Downtown San Mateo

Downtown San Mateo is located between Tilton and 9th Avenue and between Delaware Avenue and El Camino Real. With over 800 businesses and beautiful historic buildings, as well as a Century 12 movie theater, Downtown San Mateo is a unique place to shop, dine and enjoy.


Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of charming boutiques, specialty retailers, and restaurants to tempt any palate. Downtown San Mateo offers a wide array of products and services to meet any shopper’s needs. With plenty of public parking – all free after 6:00pm – Downtown businesses are readily accessible.


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Hillsdale Shopping Center & Pinstripes

Hillsdale Shopping Center is one of the Bay Area’s finest retail destinations, featuring Apple Store, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and over 100 additional specialty shops and boutiques such as Bebe and The Body Shop.


Marble and limestone flooring, crafted mahogany benches, and extensive greenery and skylights combine to create an inviting and attractive shopping environment.
Pinstripes is a unique dining and entertainment venue, featuring a bistro with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and indoor bowling and bocce, and year-round indoor/outdoor patio space complete with wood-burning fire pits.


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Park Place Plaza

This is a higher-end neighborhood center in San Mateo across Highway 101. Park Place Plaza features Whole Foods Market, Peets Coffee and the Habit Burger Grill. Located at Saratoga Drive and Park Place.

Bridgepointe Shopping Center

Bridgepointe Shopping Center is located at Mariner’s Island off Highway 92 between Highway 101 and the San Mateo Bridge. Bridgepointe Shopping Center features retail, dining, office, hotel and residential uses.


The San Mateo Event Center’s Preferred Hotels feature fine accommodations, complimentary parking, complimentary internet in all guest rooms, and specially-discounted room rates for our clients.

The following offers are only available by phone. Please state you are a San Mateo Event Center client and please request the “San Mateo Event Center Rate” when booking your reservation*.

San Mateo Marriott

Marriott - San Mateo

$219.00 Monday – Thursday
Friday-Sunday: Ask for the “San Mateo County Event Center $139 Rate”

(Blackout dates may apply, please call to confirm availability)

Limited to individual and group booking of fifteen or less.

San Mateo Marriott Room
San Mateo Marriott Gym
San Mateo Marriott Lounge
Crowne Plaza - Foster City

crowne Plaza: Foster City- San Mateo

$259 Monday – Thursday
$129 Friday – Sunday
Ask for the “San Mateo County Event Center Rate”

(Rates are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply, please call to confirm availability.)

Limited to individual and group booking of ten or less.

Crowne Plaza - Foster City
Crowne Plaza - Foster City
Crowne Plaza - Foster City