The Palo Alto Inn

ex. Days Inn Palo Alto - Stanford Area/San Jose

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306  show map
 3 stars
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The Palo Alto Inn

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The Palo Alto Inn is a 3-star property situated at about 4 km distance from Computer History Museum.

This hotel is about 4.8 km away from Stanford University. The property is set within 5 km distance from the city center.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find San Antonio Caltrain train station.

Rooms

Rooms at The Palo Alto Inn feature modern touches such as a safe, a microwave, a refrigerator and a work desk. Some rooms have the garden view. They offer private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The steakhouse The Sea by Alexander is about 150 meters away.

Services

The Palo Alto Inn provides guests with 24-hour reception and laundry.

Relax

Leisure options include a casino and a picnic area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   23.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Children are welcome
  • Elevator
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • HBO available
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Crib USD 15
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
17 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    4.3 km
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    17.8 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    32.9 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    3.1 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Dinah's Poolside Grill (cuisine: Californian)
    50 m
  • The Sea by Alexander
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    23

Rooms and availability

The Palo Alto Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning.

The Palo Alto Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has a seating area, microwave and air conditioning.

The Palo Alto Inn photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This quadruple room has a seating area, microwave and air conditioning.

The Palo Alto Inn Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • American Airport Svc2.6 km

Places of interest

  • Gryphon Stringed Instruments2.1 km

Train stations

  • California Ave Caltrain3.0 km

Sport related

  • Cubberley Community Center1.6 km

Amusement

  • Winter Lodge2.6 km

Parks

  • Palo Alto Parks Div3.7 km

Halls

  • Elks Lodge300 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Foothill College Off-Campus1.6 km
  • Transpersonal Counseling Ctr2.0 km
  • Body Therapy Ctr2.9 km
  • Language Pacific Intl Inst2.9 km
  • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science3.8 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Country Day Little School1.2 km
  • Palo Alto VA Medical Center - VAPAHCS1.8 km
  • Va Palo Alto Health Care Syst1.8 km

College Campuses

  • Sofia University2.7 km

Local attractions

  • Rengstorff Park & Pool 2.3 km
    201 S Rengstorff Ave
  • Computer History Museum4.0 km
    1401 N Shoreline Blvd
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre4.2 km
    1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
  • Bus Barn Stage Company3.2 km
    97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
  • Shoreline Park4.1 km
    3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View

Restaurants nearby

  • Dinah's Poolside Grill50 m

    Address: 4261 El Camino Real

    72% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Californian

  • Hobee's Restaurant160 m

    Address: 4224 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-856-6124

    63% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • The Menu560 m

    Address: 2700 W El Camino Real
    Phone: 4088006368

    61% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: NZD 20 - NZD 34

  • The Sea by Alexander100 m

    Address: 4269 El Camino Real

    64% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 69 - NZD 69

  • 4290 Bistro250 m

    Address: 4290 El Camino Real
    Phone: (650) 628-0145

    62% likes this, based on 21 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: NZD 17 - NZD 38

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    23
Cities nearby
  • Sunnyvale hotels - 12 km
  • Mountain View hotels - 8 km
  • San Carlos hotels - 13 km
  • Redwood City hotels - 10 km
  • Los Altos hotels - 7 km
  • Cupertino hotels - 16 km
  • Newark hotels - 13 km
  • Belmont hotels - 15 km
  • Menlo Park hotels - 4 km
  • Foster City hotels - 17 km

The Palo Alto Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Palo Alto Inn

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 39 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 9.2

    price

  • 2.8

    Shower head did not work. Rude staff

  • 2.4

    It is not in the heart of Palo Alto (e.g., not near downtown PA and Stanford), but it is closer than staying in Mountain View. And, it is right on El Camino Real.

    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, and it made sense. This must be a former Days Inn. The rooms are motel-style where they open into a parking lot. I was 1,000% disappointed, especially for the price. The website said, "our continually updated, one of a kind quest rooms feature plush beds, modern bathrooms, and a full array of amenities." This place is not at all updated. It was formerly a Days Inn, and it looks like a 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. 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 towels are like loofah sponges - very thin and very rough. I noticed wear spots on the carpets and the walls were dinged and nicked. The microwave was cheap. The fridge was old featuring racks with small chips in the coating and rust showing through. And, sadly we paid $238/night - $270+ with taxes/fees (based on the language and imagery on their website). It is really B-A-D!!!! I would AVOID this hotel like the plague unless they offer a super, super low rate - or, you are really desparate. 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. If their renovations live up to the website imagery and language (and $238 price), then this will eventually be a fine local hotel.

  • 4.6

    Very expensive for a very old worn out motel

  • 4.6

    The property is old and it smells. The office is musty and feels humid. The room had an obnoxiously overpowering perfume smell. I discovered this came from the Starbucks cup (seriously, this is the vessel they chose) filled with room deodorizer powder in the closet. The bathroom was redone, however the shelf in the shower is not flat. I'm assuming this was done to avoid water pooling on it and making it easier to clean; however, it also results in making the shelf unusable as anything that is placed on it simply slides off. The water took 11 minutes to heat up in the shower. This is a ridiculous amount of wasted water. The bed was old and sagged noticeably in the middle. I hope I can afford to stay somewhere else in the future.

  • 7.4

    I like my room very spacious and the condiments

    N/

  • 10.0

    Memta, the front desk manager, was waiting our late arrival. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms very clean. Best shower I have had in a long time. There were free snacks in the room which was really nice. I know this hotel has gotten 2 stars on Booked.net, but on the contrary, I found Inn at Palo Alto to be a fine place to stay.

    The carpet was dark, but clean nevertheless.

  • 7.8

    location, free snacks in the room, comfortable, economical.

  • 9.6

    Perfect for my needs

    Nothing

  • 9.6

    Value for money GREAT for this area. Nice , clean,

    I needed extra blanket . Arrived late so didnt ask for extra

  • 6.6

    1. Modern, well-supplied bathroom 2. Good, well-supplied coffee/food station.

    1. Had difficulty communicating with desk clerk, who was unfriendly, negative, and uncooperative. 2. Bathroom drain didn't work, and there was no obvious way to fix it. Had to report it to front desk. 3. Room lamp switches were very difficult to operate and should be repaired or lamps should be replaced.

  • 6.6

    comfortable bed and friendly staff

    poor water pressure in shower, not a good value for the price

  • 5.8

    close to main road, near rental car shop

    no breakfast, no kitchen, kinda noisy because it's close to main road

  • 8.8

    Good location, clean and very nice motel

    Staff is too noisy. They start work around 8-9 and walk back and forward behind your door and speak so loud

  • 8.2

    The room was nice. The facility was old but that allowed a lower price than the surrounding hotels.

    No pool, jacuzzi, or morning breakfast. There were coffee and snacks in the room

How to reach hotel

hotel The Palo Alto Inn Palo Alto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306

Get directions
City Center
  • Palo Alto
    4.3 km
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    17.8 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    32.9 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    3.1 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Dinah's Poolside Grill (cuisine: Californian)
    50 m
  • The Sea by Alexander
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    23