Discover the technological heart of Silicon Valley when you stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Mountain View, California. Admire home-grown advances in computer science at the Computer History Museum and discover the historic campus of Stanford, California’s finest private university.
Mountain View is home to Google. A simple park next to Googleplex offers a fleeting glimpse into the internet giant’s world headquarters. Trace the development of the personal computer—from mammoth supercomputers to sleek, handheld PCs—at the Computer History Museum near our Mountain View hotels. Stroll avenues lined with pine trees and eucalyptus to the grassy main quad of Stanford University. Free student-led tours point out architectural features of the Spanish revival-style campus. The Cantor Arts Center displays 200 original bronze Rodin sculptures while the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery showcases works by student artists.
At the Mountain View Caltrain Station Sunday farmer’s market, vendors sell artisan cheese, organic veggies and local honey. Our hotels in Mountain View are near tidy Castro Street lined with popular restaurants and inviting sidewalk cafes. Stroll from new-age bookstores to fashion-forward boutiques, stopping for tea or ice cream along the way. Thursday nights in summer, Castro Street is closed off to traffic and becomes a street festival with crafts vendors and live music. Guests of our Mountain View hotels can unwind with the techie locals at happy hour in a low-key neighborhood pub or wine bar.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Mountain View to be an hour’s commuter Caltrain ride from cosmopolitan San Francisco. From San Francisco station you’ll be near AT&T Park, home field of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Catch a bus into downtown, where modern skyscrapers share the steep and narrow streets with colorful Victorian houses and the Golden Gate Bridge stretches across glittering San Francisco Bay.