Cardinal Hotel

Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
+1 650 323 5101

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Cardinal Hotel
Thu 28/10
Fri 29/10
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About Cardinal Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Located a short drive from Stanford University, Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto provides charming accommodation in Palo Alto. It is surrounded by a range of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

Guests of Cardinal can relax in the swimming pool. Convenient services include an express check-in feature and a luggage storage facility.

Cardinal Hotel offers rooms equipped with a hair dryer, plus all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of the HP Garage. Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford Caltrain Station are within walking distance.

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Amenities at Cardinal Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower


  • Executive lounge access
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Children's television networks

Things to do

  • Golf

Reviews of Cardinal Hotel

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great ambiance, great staff, lovely history.

Cons:The hotel may not be for everyone -- if you like a modern experience ,not for you. Stay away, please, from my favorite hotel.

9.7 Excellent
Pros:It's right in the center of everything I just walk to Stanford, restaurant's, etc.

Cons:You get some noice early morning trash collection and late at night people walk-in from bars, but they do offer ear plug

7.3 Good
Pros:Location was great in the center of downtown Palo Alto. Cool old elevator. Very affordable.

Cons:It was very loud at night from some of the nearby bars, though it seemed to quiet down after midnight. The shared bathrooms and showers were a bit of a hassle, but we never had to wait to use one.

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235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

What's nearby

  • Stanford Theatre179 yd
  • Museum of American Heritage355 yd
  • HP Garage0.4 mi
  • Nature Gallery0.4 mi
  • Lathrop House0.4 mi
  • Arboretum Grove0.4 mi
  • Stanford Shopping Center0.6 mi
  • Stanford Stadium0.7 mi
  • Stanford Mausoleum0.7 mi
  • Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center0.8 mi
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo0.9 mi
  • Cantor Arts Center0.9 mi



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Cardinal Hotel

  • Cardinal Hotel is located at 235 Hamilton Avenue, 1 miles from the centre of Palo Alto. Stanford Theatre is the closest landmark to Cardinal Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Cardinal Hotel.

  • Yes, Cardinal Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Cardinal Hotel offers free parking.

  • No, Cardinal Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Cardinal Hotel is 14 miles from San Jose. Cardinal Hotel is 17.1 miles from San Francisco.

  • No, Cardinal Hotel does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

1.0 mi

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Nearest airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

14.0 mi