Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco

1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center


Self-service laundry

Meeting facilities

Business center

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out


The pleasant Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco offers 32 non-smoking guest rooms as well as free self parking, a safety deposit box and a vending machine. Founded in 1986, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes' walk from Hiller Aviation Museum. The venue is conveniently placed 19 km away from Mountain View.

San Carlos Caltrain train station is a 15-minute walk from the property. San Francisco International airport is approximately 20 minutes' drive away.


Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco provides guestrooms appointed with heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, an in-room safe, a kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. Other comforts include a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The pizza restaurant serves local dishes. Mediterranean Delite and New York Pizza are situated in a shopping area, about 150 meters away of the property.


Corporate travelers can use a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier available on site.


On-site spa facilities feature a wellness area and a sauna.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   32.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff


  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom


  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco San Carlos location
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Hotel Address:

1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070

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City Center
  • San Carlos
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • San Carlos Caltrain
    1.1 mi
  • Redwood City Caltrain
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    5.5 mi
  • Mediterranean Delite (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    400 ft
  • The Office (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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    3 persons

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    2 Queen-size beds

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.1 mi


  • Hiller Aviation Museum1.0 mi
  • San Carlos Museum of History1.1 mi


  • San Carlos Parks Maintenance4000 ft
  • Crestview Park5000 ft
  • Arguello Park5000 ft
  • Highlands Park1.4 mi


  • American Legion1.2 mi

Air business related

  • Sillicon Valley Aviation4600 ft
  • Aviation Consulting Svc5000 ft
  • San Carlos Airport1.4 mi
  • California Pilots Assn1.7 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Family and Community Enrichment1.0 mi

Local attractions

  • Hiller Aviation Museum1.2 mi
    601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods4.6 mi
    Woodside, CA
  • Professorville5.5 mi
    Bryant Street, Palo Alto
  • Filoli3.6 mi
    86 Canada Road, Woodside
  • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens5.4 mi
    80 Willow Road, Menlo Park

Restaurants nearby

  • Mediterranean Delite400 ft

    Address: 1620A El Camino Real
    Phone: (650) 654-9172

    61% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

  • New York Pizza1100 ft

    Address: 1340 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-637-9999

    55% likes this, based on 9 reviews

  • Thai Time Restaurant & Bar1600 ft

    Address: 1240 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-596-8400

    75% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 33

  • The Office900 ft

    Address: 1748 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650.598.9740

    74% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Carl's Jr.1200 ft

    Address: 1800 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-593-3062

    64% likes this, based on 40 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Menlo Park Inn
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Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Based on 14 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    Very friendly management, room was clean, value for the money.

    Caltrain is just over the street - so train noise but decently blocked by double windows.

  • Family with children

    The room was fine for the price.

    Breakfast. Continental Breakfast included . Coffee was terrible, did not have fresh milk, and all they offered was cheap,sweet, individually packaged pastries . But for the price it was still worth it.

  • Single

    Price . location, decent value for money, close to train tracks!!

    Close to train tracks, windows were not able to open, room kind of stuffy.

  • Older travelers


    Location was not as posted with internet site. Which shows it near the city limits between Belmont and San Carlos. Reality is 1 to 2 mi south on El Camino Real. When called for directions the hotel staff seemed only able to give directions as if we were coming from the south.

  • Single

    Location and friendliness of staff.

    Do not like having a first floor room where I can't have privacy if I open curtains.

  • Group of friends
    5.4 showed this hotel as about 10 miles from Half Moon Bay, where I was working. Turned out to be more like 30 miles. It took 45 minutes instead of the twelve represented in the listing. Very angry with

  • Single

    Nicely decorated retro room. Problem bathroom window left open by staff. It had no screen and we didn't notice it till next day. Staff should point out locking windows for sake of safety.

  • Single

    I love being able to get a truly nonsmoking room (because the entire city of San Carlos is like that) without paying 5-star prices. Spa was clean, hot, didn't have strong odor like some (amount of chlorine was just right to kill germs without beibg overwhelming), with strong jets. Great for someone on bicycling tour. Location was super too, on major bus line and half mile from train station, easy to get to on transit as well as by car (I don't drive), very convenient to groceries and restaurants. Remarkably quiet for being on main drag. Free Internet in room worked fine and is really free (no gimmicks). Fullsize iron and ironing board, hair dryer, in room.

    Don't bother saying "free breakfast" when it's just weak coffee, small pre-pack oj, and tiny! Commercial brand pastry; there are other motels in the area that are dirtier and less comfortable that have full breakfasts, but I prefer a good night's rest at a motel which I got because of the cleanliness, quiet and comfort. Play up your superior lodging if you cant compete on the real breakfast level. Encourage guests to buy breakfast items at nearby Trader Joes for microwaving in room. The cleanliness of room, lack of strong, allergenic scents, convenience to many excelkent dining options, quiet and comfort including a high quality indoor spa and sauna, are sufficient selling points. Play up the all-nonsmoking and spa, proximity to bicycling routes as "for health enthusiasts"; if you want to offer breakfast, make it yogurt and muffins or something with a "health" reputation. Walking distance to dozens of dining options. Don't bother deceptively trying to compete on a secondary service you're not really set up for.

  • Single


    The staff was rude and ungracious. After telling the clerk I needed a ground floor room, he said there were none left. And then he said he had one for $10 extra. Does that make sense?

  • Single

    I liked the amenities like the frig, micro, table & chairs, sauna and whirlpool. Next door to Trader Joe's which was convenient. Clean and realitively new carpet counters etc. Desk staff was accommedating.

    A little noisy with busy street and train tracks. Breakfast was weak. Thin walls..

  • Single

    Had to stay out of my apartment one night, so I was looking for somewhere close (San Carlos) and inexpensive - this fit the bill. It's not real pretty and there was another guest who was rather loud. But even though I had the room next to the loud guest I wasn't able to hear him once I was in my room. Lamp shade was all cracked inside, bathroom was just ugly, no screen on the bathroom window ... but it was clean like a hospital and the people running it were just really really nice. Satisfied.

    Needs a new lampshade in the overhanging light fixture (one there was all broken inside). Needs a screen on the bathroom window. Tub stall is one of the worst installations of the ugliest faux, dark, putrid, tan and blue marble I have ever seen. The tv, microwave, frig. Stand looks like it was about to fall over. Pictures on the walls looked old and faded, so they added to the drabness of the decor instead of brightening it up. The faucet was difficult to control. It went from nothing to full force even with me trying with all my might to control it. Had to fix the toilet several times to keep it from running.

  • Single

    Too close to the train station, quite a bit of train horn noise. Also, the sliding glass door was broken and could not be closed. I did not notice this until the third day. I was lucky that no one entered my room while I was away.

  • Single

    Very noisy Hotel , could not sleep from the Traffic of the El Camono Door not 100% closed. Breakfast ?????? Coffee with cookie from Aldi thats it !!!!!!

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn - San Carlos/San Francisco San Carlos location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1562 El Camino Real, San Carlos, United States, 94070

Get directions
City Center
  • San Carlos
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • San Carlos Caltrain
    1.1 mi
  • Redwood City Caltrain
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    5.5 mi
  • Mediterranean Delite (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    400 ft
  • The Office (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: