San Mateo:

The Bay Area's Best Kept Secret

Ideally located between San Francisco and San Jose, San Mateo is a hidden jewel of the Bay Area that offers convenient access to the surrounding areas while maintaining a small-town feel. In addition to all the city has to offer, you’re also just a short drive from the best that the Bay Area has to offer, including Palo Alto and the Stanford University campus, professional sports in Oakland and San Francisco, the more than 50 parks and wildlands in the East Bay, and all the vibrant culture that you can only find in this coveted area of the country. You can also leave your car behind—it’s just a short walk from The Regent to a Caltrain station that can take you right into the city.

Downtown at your doorstep

The Peninsula Regent’s prime downtown location puts you within walking distance of the best San Mateo has to offer, including shopping, entertainment and cultural centers, salons, parks, the library, and much more. And don’t forget restaurants—San Mateo is home to a thriving culinary scene, with several outstanding options nearby including Japanese, Italian and seafood eateries, to name just a few.

San Mateo is also known for its mild, Mediterranean climate, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors practically year-round. This means al fresco dining, warm summer evenings on your private balcony visiting with friends, and days spent enjoying all the active, enriching amenities on campus like our bocce ball court, yoga classes, or just reflecting as you take a walk through the beautiful outdoor spaces all around you. What more could you ask of the place you call home?

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