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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I really liked this place until at 6:00am I was awakened by what could've been a clock alarm, except it was the hotels trash forklift running around picking up trash, and every time it backed up the typical loud truck backup warning sounded. This went on for almost 1/2 hour. What hotel disturbs all its guests by performing this task...

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's and for sharing your feedback. Please except my most sincere apology for the outside noise you experienced during your recent stay with us. your feedback is valuable as we work to make our hotel better. Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel

Westlake Village
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had two rooms which were available upon arrival. Both rooms were clean spacious and had all the amenities needed to have a great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definetly stay at this facility agian when in the area.

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm glad you had great experience during your last visit. I do hope we'll see you again soon! Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel

San Jose, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The staff is super helpful and friendly. The patio rooms are all lovely, and contain all the amenities. We love swimming in the pool and relaxing Around the pool. This is a great place to stay with dogs, too!

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you and your furry friends back soon! Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager

Burbank, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The staff is super friendly and professional. My room was nice and had a patio on the lagoon. I love hearing the lagoon water from my room. My bed was comfy. I forgot toothpaste and the staff brought me some. This was my second time staying her and I love it. Will be back.

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's and for sharing such positive comments. So glad you'll be coming back! Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It was a perfectly good hotel for the price. Good pool for the children. Food OK but nothing special. Rooms clean but the whole hotel feels as though it needs a refurb. Good hotel to stay in if you are not intending on spending too much time in the room.

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's and taking the time to share your feedback. Unlike some properties that wait years between renovations, our approach at Dinah's is to take on renovation projects regularly and consistently. I hope you'll try us again when your travel plans bring you to the Palo Alto area. Sincerely, John Hutar General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel

Tokorozawashi, Japan
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This hotel is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. The Japanese garden is beautiful, food is delicious, the room is spacious and pretty, and the staff are all very kind. When I left the hotel, I realized I had left my valuables in the room. I was worried so much, but the hotel manager had safely kept...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We enjoyed everything that Dinah offers - warm and friendly staff, easy check-in, apples, coffee & pastries, clean & charming room, beautiful surroundings, convenience to Stanford, ample parking, free wifi, and more. Dinah is a must place to stay! You will enjoy the peaceful surroundings, pool, landscaping, and decor. We will definitely stay here again!

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Dinah's is on busy El Camino Real but you wouldn't know that once you enter the property. There are a series of buildings set back from the road, set in a lovely garden with ponds containing tropical fish and ducks and lush landscaping. There's also a very nice pool and a casual but very good restaurant in the pool area....

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Phoenix
Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you're looking for something unique and yet very comfortable and accommodating, Dinah's is the place to stay in Palo Alto. Good food and very friendly staff, a variety of unique rooms. I've stayed at Dinah's on multiple occasions for work and the service is consistently excellent.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visited Palo Alto for medical tests at Stanford. Location provided a short drive to the hospital. After a day of testing, the hotel provided a peaceful and relaxing retreat. The gardens and water seemed to take one away from the business of the city. The hotel and restaurant staff were friendly and attentive. Food was very good and reasonably priced...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dinah's Garden Hotel

Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $205 - $710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
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#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
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