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Best Storage Units in Mountain View, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Mountain View Storage Units on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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877 Independence Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Google
4.7 (9)
Yelp
3.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Independence Storage offers a range of ground-level spaces for clients in Mountain View to store personal and commercial items in. With close to two decades of experience in the industry, the company offers units that are available for moving, business downsizing, or storing seasonal materials. It provides high-ceiling units with daily access that renters can manage with an online account. Independence Storage's facilities are also accessible to trucks, include on-site managers, and are secured with gated and keypad access.

  • Self Service

17471 Farley Rd W, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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Google
4.8 (50)
Yelp
4.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

For more than 30 years, Los Gatos Storage Services has been offering a wide selection of storage solutions for residential and commercial purposes. Located in Los Gatos, it extends its services to homeowners and businesses in nearby communities, including Mountain View. Its safe and secure facility operates on extended hours daily from 6 AM to 9 PM, so tenants can get to their belongings whenever convenient for them. Packing supplies like boxes, packing tape, and locks are also available in the retail area of the facility.

  • Self Service

2496 Wyandotte Street, Mountain View, CA 94043

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4.8 (28)
Yelp
5.0 (25)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

ABC Self Storage offers storage solutions fit for clients in Mountain View. Open seven days a week, the facility provides a range of self-storage units, with sizes ranging from 3.5'x4' to 8'x10'. It accommodates monthly rentals and storage needs during the holidays, including Christmas, New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Labor & Memorial Day. The company is secured with fences and has security lights around the area. Clients can book their storage reservations online.

  • Self Service

809 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010

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Yelp
4.5 (21)

Why choose this provider?

Capitola Self Storage is a locally-owned and operated storage facility servicing the Mountain View community. It offers different sizes of climate-controlled and air-conditioned or heated storage units that are individually alarmed for added security. Elevator access is allowed to second-level units. The gated facility features 24/7 digital video surveillance and requires keypad access codes upon entry. A wide variety of storage and moving supplies are available onsite. Moving trucks and moving carts are also provided for tenants.

  • 24/7
  • Climate Control
  • Indoor & Outdoor Units

4604 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

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Google
3.7 (3)
Yelp
4.5 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Creekside Mini Storage in Scotts Valley is a self-storage solutions provider for clients in and around Mountain View. This family-operated company manages and maintains a fenced and gated facility. In it are several standard units, with sizes that range from 45 square feet to 240 square feet. There are indoor storage rooms, as well as upper-level and ground-level units, with the latter having drive-up access. Customers are provided with their own combination locks and can visit their lockers any time.

  • Self Service

2172 Wyandotte St, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Google
4.6 (8)
Yelp
4.5 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Stoway Mini-Storage is a full-service storage company that has been catering to the extra storage needs in Mountain View for more than 40 years. Established in 1980, the facility provides several storage options for residential and commercial customers. The storage units vary in size, ranging from 12 to 240 square feet. Most of the units have ground-level and drive-up access that allow tenants to load their items directly into the bay. The facility can also accommodate cars, boats, and recreational vehicles.

  • 24/7
  • Self Service

Compare our Top Storage Units

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Independence Storage
877 Independence Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043
Los Gatos Storage Services
17471 Farley Rd W, Los Gatos, CA 95030
ABC Self Storage
2496 Wyandotte Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
Capitola Self Storage
809 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
Creekside Mini Storage
4604 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Stoway Mini-Storage
2172 Wyandotte St, Mountain View, CA 94043

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Storage units are secure, enclosed spaces that people rent to store possessions they aren't using or they don't have space for in their homes. Some of the most popular items to put in a storage unit are old furniture, vehicles, seasonal clothing, mattresses, toys, art, and other collectibles.

    Storage units are leased from the owner of a storage facility, which usually has many of such units on a single lot. Units are typically rented per month, with a rental agreement that details activities and items that are prohibited in the unit.

    At some facilities, there are indoor and outdoor units. The indoor units are sometimes climate-controlled. Units usually come in a range of sizes for different amounts of storage, with the price fluctuating based on the size and other amenities like climate control and electricity.
  • How much do storage units cost on average?

    The average cost of renting a storage unit can fall in a range between $20 and $450 per month. The variance in price depends on a variety of factors, such as size, the value of the items being stored, and whether it is temperature controlled.

  • Can you live in a storage unit?

    No. Living in a storage unit violates the rules of most storage unit rental companies, and most local and federal housing laws require that the owners of a storage facility evict anyone found living in one of the units.

  • How can you figure out what size storage unit you need?

    To select a storage unit big enough to fit your belongings but not so large that you'll be paying for unfilled space, put the possessions you intend to store in one place, calculate the approximate volume by measuring the height, length, and width of the load and multiplying them together.

  • How do you know if you need a storage unit?

    If you have more possessions than you have space to store them in your home, you may need a storage unit. It's a practical, cost-effective option to put things that you don't use often or are not appropriate for the current season in another location.

  • Does homeowners insurance cover a storage unit?

    Most homeowners insurance policies don't cover storage units automatically. If your homeowners policy has coverage for "off-premises personal property," items in a storage unit are usually included.

  • How do you store clothing in a storage unit?

    An important consideration when storing clothing in a storage unit is making sure it stays dry. When storage facilities are not climate-controlled, you'll want to use a vacuum-sealed bag or a wardrobe box to protect your clothes against moisture and insects.