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The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto

3-star3 stars
4238 El Camino RealPalo AltoCA94306United States of America

Palo Alto motel in entertainment district
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Good internet service
Great room
Awesome vibe
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From 70 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto

Hotel Info: 6823 2342

from S$157
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bathtub
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bathtub

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

What’s around The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto


  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 19 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 39 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 43 min walk
  • Tesla Motors - 2.2 mi / 3.5 km
  • Sierra Vista Park - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Googleplex - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 15 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 30 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 12 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 16 min drive
  • Sunnyvale Station - 18 min drive
  • Mountain View San Antonio Station - 23 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 147 reviews

The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto
Not Good
I booked this room for 2 employees who were traveling from San Diego to the Bay Area. They needed a late arrival, I called the hotel to let them know they would be there after midnight, and was assured that wouldn't be an issue. When they arrived reception was closed, they finally got a key to the wrong room type - we booked a double queen, there was only one bed in the room. Very bad experience overall.
Stephanie, us1 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto
Great place to stay!
Great hotel. If I am ever back in the area, would definitely stay here. It was quiet and I felt very safe.
Jackie, us4 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
Great little place near Stanford
Very friendly and helpful front desk staff.
Val, us3 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto
Pass on By it’s Overpriced & UnderQuailified ’
Got the Room that all of Bad Reviews were written about ‘ Tv turned on but Almost Needed To Program to Work ‘No a/c or Heat as Controls were to complicated & Not even. Turned on in room ‘ No shower , because room had Big Draft thru Gaps around Door !!! Most Uncomforting bed Ever , the Owners should stay in Each room till they Sort it spit & make it Comfortable not just on Looks Alone ...Would Not Stay Again ‘
A Traveller, us1 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto
We used to book two rooms in Palo Alto for the NCAA baseball Regionals at the Westin. As our team won, we had two extend our stay. My wife went online and accidentally booked the Palo Alto Inn by mistake. We caught the mistake within 30 minutes. The Palo Alto Inn refused to cancel the reservation due "to policy" and had no leverage whatsoever to make them do so and really did not care that they would not cancel the reservation. We paid a Westin price for Motel 6 motel rooms (This place is NOT a hotel or even close to and "Inn"). Once we arrived it was obvious why they would not cancel...there was no one there. We asked what the normal rate to book direct was and they $500.00 per night. No one and I mean no one would pay $500.00 a night for a room at this location. I cannot give this "Inn" a favorable recommendation of any type since they used a "policy" to basically make us stay there. They also refused to give me my credit card receipt for incidentals that they insisted on when we checked in. The desk clerk said that she had to turn in into the main office. She said that there were no charges on the card. But, you know you are at a sketchy place when they list the cost of the hair dryer, clock, blankets, etc in chased they are removed from the premises. I will not be surprised at all if we have charges on our incidentals bill when we get our statement. We have used exclusively for our lodging, we will no longer use their services either.
Stacey, us1 night trip

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The Palo Alto Inn - Palo Alto

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