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Stanford Guest House

2575 Sand Hill Road, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA
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Stanford Guest House
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Menlo Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Avon, CT
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My teen son and I had 4 nights in Palo Alto and opted to stay in the guest house which proved to be the best kept secret if you do not need the syrupy smiles of the chain hotel hosts. Location is secure, parking is safe and well lit at night, you enter through the SLAC gatehouse. I did not... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
91 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far as Palo Alto goes, this must be about the most basic place there is. But also the cheapest. I was at a conference at Stanford and it worked out wonderfully, and I would not hesitate to stay there again if I were at something affiliated with Stanford (a "normal" person can't just stay there. You need to be... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and myself was attending a conference at the university. We stayed for two nights in a single room. The room was very clean and well maintained. So was the tiny bathroom. I was presently surprised to find and Ironing board with Iron, a hair dryer a very clean sheets and towels. There are microwaves and refrigerators in the... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stanford Guest House is a no frills hotel. It is very close to SLAC and 10 minutes drive from Stanford university. The hotel is not very fancy but everything is there, a comfortable bed, fast (complimentary) WiFi, good working AC, a clean room, and an almost ok breakfast with bagels, cream cheese, coffee, juice and a few other things.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I didn't know what to expect as the hotel was booked by the conference coordinator I was working for. The check in was efficient and the staff very friendly. My room was very small and had minimal furnishings. The bed was comfortable but I was quite claustrophobic in the tight space. Breakfast was sparse continental and I opted for the... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I think Stanford Guest House (though may be referred as modest to many) provides a warm, comfortable, clean, home away from home. Unfortunately, now that our son's time at Stanford is coming to an end, we will no longer be able to stay here because it is for guests who are visiting with some association with Stanford University,

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

There's probably only two reasons to stay at the Stanford Guest House: you're visiting Stanford University, or you're waiting for a procedure at Stanford Medical Centre. Guests are therefore mostly geeks or invalids, which is an unusual but harmonious mixture. We were the former. The facility is relatively new, and on a bad day looks a bit like a juvenile... More

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Puget Sound
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148 reviews 148 reviews
22 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The rooms are a little small but the price is right, it's comfortable, safe, very convenient and friendly staff. Nice workout room, breakfast room and outdoor seating. The street entrance is unique to say the least. You must go through a guarded gate to SLAC Stanford Linear Accelerator. We kept looking around to Lenard and Sheldon. :-) Normally the campus... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This worked great for us while visiting a relative at Stanford University for one night. Good price when compared to decent hotels in the area. Our room was very clean (my biggest concern), the location very peaceful and secure, and the room quite comfortable. We reserved one of the larger rooms, and my recommendation would be to rent one of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in March 2014. It was good, clean place. There was access to a fridge and microwave and free coffee all day long! It is a very convenient place for access to Stanford or Palo Alto, since there is a free shuttle that runs on demand. Some of the staff was friendly, not all of... More

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Address: 2575 Sand Hill Road, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Menlo Park

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The Stanford Guest House is an impeccably designed and well-appointed property located in the picturesque foothills of Palo Alto. Whether you’re visiting our beautiful campus, conducting research at the internationally renowned SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, or caring for a loved one at the Stanford Medical Center, we make it our number one priority to provide first-class accommodations for the duration of your stay with us.No facility is better equipped to anticipate and address the needs of Stanford clientele than the only hotel owned and operated by Stanford University. Our exclusive lodgings boast one-of-a-kind art and photography highlighting the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at SLAC and, as part of the Stanford family, our staff members are uniquely equipped to help you plan your campus experience.We take great pride in serving the Cardinal community and very much look forward to your next visit. ... more   less 
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