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Stanford Motor Inn

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

this hotel is probably the best "cheap" hotel in palo alto. nothing fancy but clean, good coffee and nice people running the place. i woudl stay here again on another solo trip back to stanford reunion

Hixson, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 November 2016

What terrific people at the Stanford Motor Inn. All staff were very welcoming, gracious, and helpful. Ashley was our Saving Grace Angel during a most difficult time. My brother was at Stanford Hospital awaiting a liver transplant. Family was called in to be with him. My sister was the only one available to go immediately. She was not familiar with...

2Thank Elizabeth S
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Classic motor lodge feel. It's clear the hotel is a bit older but it is very clean and very well maintained. I love the old school stove/sink combo in my room! Free continental breakfast, great coffee, and quiet location. The staff is excellent. Friendly and accommodating. Wifi is fast enough to stream videos without issue. My one and only complaint...

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Flemington, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was getting late and we were driving from Santa Cruz,our flight from San Francisco International was at 7AM so we wanted to get some sleep,pulled in and asked for a room,one was available so we took it,woman was very polite and cordial,room was clean along with the sheets,had a Microwave and a refrigerator.Woke up at 3 and no one...

Thank Kenneth M
Stockton, CA
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We needed a place close to Stanford that didn't require a second mortgage and could guarantee us a ground floor room. We called and Neal could not have been more helpful and accommodating unlike a couple of other places we called. Is it brand new? No. Is it clean and well-maintained? Most definitely! And given its right on El Camino...

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Rijen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Stanford Motor Inn for 2 nights. The room was quite big, it has a small kitchen. The rooms have thin walls, you could hear your next door neighbor all the time. The bathroom was nice and clean. The WiFi has it's ups and downs, it may work really well or it will kick...

Thank Thomas T
Novato, California
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We expected a place to place to spend the night, and we received more. A pleasant and well kept facility. friendly and helpful staff and a great location- excellent restaurants within walking distance, the Stanford campus nearby, short drive to Shoreline Amphitheater, easy freeway access.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night. Very clean hotel. Very well located. Great Asian restaurant next door. Staff very helpful. good price in an expensive area. Refreshing pool in courtyard. Murals on the wall remind me of the Plainview Motel in Oregon but not as extensive. Breakfast just ok. We choose to down the street to Bakery cafe...

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Somewhere Outhere
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The staff I encountered were very nice. That said, this motel is desperately needing refurbishing. All of the linens were noticeably worn, some threadbare. The carpets were filthy. The decorations looked like leftover garage sale. The beds felt like wood boxes with a mattress pad. I could hear tenants in the rooms above and on each side of me. The...

1Thank A v
Turlock, ca
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I stayed at this hotel the week of Nov 16, 2015. I was staying at the Comfort Inn down the street but needed to stay in Palo Alto a couple of extra days because a family member was at the Stanford Medical Center longer than projected. The Stanford Inn is an older property for the budget minded person or family....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Stanford Motor Inn

Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $247 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stanford Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Small kitchenettes are available.”
670ElizabethS, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I doubt if there were any good rooms.”
Av530, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the street (at the back) seem more quiet.”
DaveTurlock_ca, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms are further away from the highway the hotel is on so it's a little quieter.”
X6032QLtomw, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, away from the street, if you want quiet.”
lakemissy, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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