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Stanford Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
2575 Sand Hill Road, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA
Stanford Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This hotel on the grounds of SLAC is a no-frills, basic accomodations enterprise. The cost is much lower than many basic motels in the Stanford area. Each morning they provide a simple breakfast of fruit, hard boiled eggs,an assortment of breads/muffins, and oatmeal. The rooms are clean. The pre-fab showers in the corner of the bathroom were a little off-putting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stay here when visiting SLAC. It's very convenient when visiting the lab. The accommodation is pretty basic, the rooms are small but have all you need. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean. Breakfast is simple but adequate. Now there is a starbucks just outside, decent coffee is available. The complimentary mints are very moorish!

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

To sum it up, 1) Don't expect a luxury hotel chain, but it's a basic nice-and-clean hotel serving Stanford community with free shuttle bus to the campus and hospital, w/ breakfast, and wi-fi included. (You must have Stanford affiliation in order to stay there.) 2) It's located inside the famous SLAC - quiet and secured. 3) Good value for the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Guest House is your basic bare-bones accommodation. The rooms are very dorm-like: tiny and austere. I literally got a bit claustrophobic and had to go out as much as possible. The bathroom is likewise small, with a cruise-ship-like corner shower that doesn't afford enough room to turn around. Overall very tidy, clean, and perfectly suitable if you can't find... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The lodging venue is exceptional with incredible security, professional staff principals, proficient and friendly housekeeping services with access to Stanford University and the Medical Center. The rooms are very well maintained - bedding and furniture are immaculate; there are never stray marks on the wall or unkept carperting, window coverings, etc. The 24 hour industrial gourmet coffee machine equates to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was visiting SLAC so it was the best place in terms of the location. The room was small but comfortable. The breakfast was very simple and I tried it only once and decided to find something outside. Plus is that you can use coffee machine with good coffee for free and any time. You need a car to go... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed here while attending a course at Stanford University. (You have to have some kind of relation to the university to book here.) The acces to the guesthouse is rather speciel as you have to pass through security at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. That is also what makes this place speciel. You can't get acces to the Accelerator, but... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

While this is a good hour walk (15 minute shuttle) to the main campus, it's definitely all about serving Stanford. But then, so is most of Palo Alto. Pros: Good breakfast (big pot of oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, fruit, etc.), excellent laundry and vending machines, newer finishes, clean, modest but decent selection of cardio machines. Cons: You need to pass... More 

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San Jose, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Stanford Guest House is a really great place to stay while spending time on the Stanford campus. The rooms are small, but give off more of a cozy feeling than a tight one. The aesthetics are very modern and somewhat simplistic. There is complimentary DISH Network, an upright shower rather than a tub, an iron w/ ironing board, hair... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is a good choice for those with business in Stanford (University, Medical Center, SLAC conferences, etc) - good service, clean rooms, quiet area, and a reasonably fine breakfast. The staff is extremely helpful and even provide a shuttle service to the Shopping Center. Good value for the money.

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