The Palo Alto Inn

The Palo Alto Inn

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States
+1 650 493 4222
£52
Cheapest

rate per night

8.1
Great

based on 517 reviews

The Palo Alto Inn
Thu 26/5
Fri 27/5
ProviderNightly total
FINDHOTEL£52
AGODAPV£57
Priceline£59

About The Palo Alto Inn

  • 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

Situated in Palo Alto, The Palo Alto Inn is within a 35-minute drive of San Francisco International Airport and offers a swimming pool. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a BBQ/picnic area.

A wide range of personalised services are available for guests of The Palo Alto Inn, like a ticket service and a concierge. Additionally, the multilingual staff are available to offer local information.

Rooms at the hotel are modern and offer a DVD player. They provide a private bathroom, ironing facilities and a refrigerator.

The hotel is within a half-an-hour walk of San Antonio Caltrain Station. California's Great America and Stanford University are close by.

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Rooms available at The Palo Alto Inn

Wed 25/5
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King rooms(£52 - £118)
King room
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FINDHOTEL

£52/night

£52 totalFINDHOTEL
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
AGODAPV

£57/night

£57 totalAGODAPV
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
Trip.com

£69/night

£69 totalTrip.com
Queen rooms(£59 - £165)
Queen room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
Priceline

£59/night

£59 totalPriceline
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
AGODAHC

£66/night

£66 totalAGODAHC
2 queen beds

2 queen beds

Booking.com

£71/night

£71 totalBooking.com
Deluxe rooms(£69 - £128)
Deluxe room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified
Snaptravel

£69/night

£69 totalSnaptravel
1 king bed

1 king bed

Hotels.com

£73/night

£73 totalHotels.com
1 king bed

1 king bed

FINDHOTEL

£76/night

£76 totalFINDHOTEL

Amenities at The Palo Alto Inn

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • 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 rules
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Roll-in shower
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shower chair
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-hour front desk

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenette

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Trouser press
  • Tumble dryer

Bedroom

  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Workspace

  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking

Dining

  • Snack bar

Reviews of The Palo Alto Inn

8.1
GreatBased on 517 verified guest reviews
7.8Solo
8.1Families
8.4Couples
7.4Friends

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2.0 Bad
Pros:It was in a pretty good location since it does have a Palo Alto address and is right on El Camino Real. But, it is not right in the heart of Palo Alto near downtown or Stanford. They do offer a free bag of chips and free water (Kirkland brand) in the room. And, there is a coffee maker if you need it.
Cons:EVERYTHING! This is a total "bait and switch". The website presents a cute, quaint hotel both through the photography/logo and language that is used. It is anything but. I looked in the closet and saw an old, used "Days Inn" paper cup (why has the closet not been cleaned out!!!), and it made sense. This must be a former Days Inn. The rooms are motel-style where they open into a parking lot. They feature a weak chain for the door. I was 1,000% disappointed, especially for the price. The website said, "our continually updated, one of a kind guest rooms feature plush beds, modern bathrooms, and a full array of amenities." This place is nothing like that description. It is not at all updated. It was formerly a Days Inn, and it looks like an old, out-of-date Days Inn that would be better in a low-end neighborhood not Palo Alto. The only good thing about the room is that it had a large flat screen TV with Dish Network. And, there is free wi-fi. The beds have no headboards, the pillows are bad, the bedspreads have stains, the lamp shades were cracked and showing yellow water stains, the furniture is way out of date, the hangers were old, the room is super small (had to put the luggage rack in front of the entry door to have room). The bathroom is bad – the door didn’t even close all of the way. The towels are like loofah sponges - very thin and really rough. I noticed wear spots on the carpets and the walls were dinged and nicked. And, sadly we paid $238/night - $270+ with taxes/fees (based on the language and imagery on their website). It is really bad. I would AVOID this hotel like the plague unless they offer a super, super low rate. The lady at the desk claimed that they were renovating (I saw no evidence). I highly recommend you wait until the renovations are done and then give it a try (but, only once you have photo confirmation of the end result). If their renovations live up to the website imagery and language (and price), then this will eventually be a fine local hotel. But, right now, it is not good at all. The lobby features tired wood paneling and very tacky decorations. And, they offer a "grab and go" breakfast, but it is super basic with plastic packaged muffins and danish. I highly recommend you avoid this hotel!!
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4.2 Mediocre
Cons:You could hear every footstep from person in the room above.
H
10.0 Excellent
Pros:I just liked everything about it nothing really negative.
Cons:If I had to be picky the fact there wasn't many movies on the tv but everything is HD so how can I really complain?

Location

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

What's nearby

  • San Antonio Shopping Center0.7 mi
  • Baylands Nature Preserve2.6 mi
  • Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center2.7 mi
  • Palo Alto Art Center2.7 mi
  • Rinconada Park2.7 mi
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo2.8 mi
  • Hoover Tower2.8 mi
  • Stanford Stadium2.8 mi
  • Stanford University3 mi
  • HP Garage3 mi
  • Nature Gallery3.1 mi
  • Byxbee Park3.1 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

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

Cancellation/pre-payment

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

FAQs when booking at The Palo Alto Inn

  • The Palo Alto Inn is located at 4238 El Camino Real, 2.6 miles from the centre of Palo Alto. San Antonio Shopping Center is the closest landmark to The Palo Alto Inn.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Palo Alto Inn.

  • Yes, The Palo Alto Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, The Palo Alto Inn offers free parking.

  • The Palo Alto Inn is 11 miles from San Jose. The Palo Alto Inn is 20.4 miles from San Francisco.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.4

Distance to city centre

2.6 mi

Location rating

8.6

Nearest airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

20.4 mi