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Cardinal Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second time staying at the Cardinal Hotel. Both times were for business, but I must say I was delighted to learn that this was the place being recommended by my conference planers this year. The location is great, it's very clean, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the location. So easy to walk out the door and you are in the middle of it all. Rooms are clean and staff is extremely courteous. It is a lovingly restored older building. I chose a room without a bath and it was...More

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Thank Lyle G
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 6 days ago

Greetings Lyle G, Thank you for the rave review! We sincerely appreciate that you have chosen us at Cardinal Hotel for your annual trips to Palo Alto. As a historic and boutique property, we have the opportunity to get to personally know so many of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the center of Palo Alto. Couldn't be better. The main areas of the hotel are I would say, quirky. Charming but in an old world sort of way. I assume they are protected by some historical commission because the furniture and elevator...More

Thank NewYorkDunelmian
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings to you, NewYorkDunelmian! Thank you for sharing your reflections and the high praise. Your review "couldn't be better"! Yes, we are indeed a Historic Hotel. Built in 1924, Cardinal Hotel has been a landmark in Downtown Palo Alto for over 90 years! We take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little apprehensive with regards to the European style setup but thought it may be an adventure. Turns out this is a very cute hotel and the european style setup is no problem! The hotel is renovated enough to make you feel comfortable...More

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Thank Nichole W
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nichole! On behalf of the team, we're thrilled you took a chance on us! While we do have rooms traditional in style with a Private Bath, we also offer the unique European Style accommodation - with a Shared Bathroom. I'm happy the setup worked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very cute and very authentic. You can tell that this is a legit historic hotel that has been kept up very well. The lobby is gorgeous and the fire place is lit on cold rainy days with water and tea available. The...More

Thank Natalie G
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Natalie, We would love for you to stay again too! Thank you for the lovely review. Built in 1924, we are a truly independent Historic Hotel matched with the modern amenities you'd expect from a hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley. The lobby...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
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Laundry Service
Free Parking
Dry Cleaning
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Self-Serve Laundry
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$134 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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27 July 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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"my room overlooked the main street but I heard very little"
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"2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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"Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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"rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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