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Red Cottage Inn

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1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Annandale, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An above average choice for business travelers in Menlo. Don't be fooled (as I initially was) by the old fashioned appearance of this circa-1960s looking motel. This book should not be judged by its cover! The rooms are small but loaded with amenities and clean as a whistle. Updated mini-kitchen with refrigerator and coffee maker, and tile bath stocked with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying at this hotel. Clean, comfortable rooms, free breakfast, parking and wi-fi and management that appreciates your business. The Red Cottage Inn is an Oasis in the midst of an area in which the other hotels Hotels are all so expensive and tend to nickel and dime you for everything. The only things I don't like are the... More 

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Sonoma, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a meeting at Menlo College, I reserved a room at the Red Cottage Inn and found the facilities very clean and very quaint. My room even had a little garden. Since the Inn is a little off El Camino Real, it did not have the usual street noise of other hotels and motels in the area. I will certainly... More 

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Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I don't think this hotel (motel?) aspires to be or to offer anything special and that's fair enough. The room was perfectly OK without being remarkable in any way, the reception fairly efficient though rather distant and unwelcoming, the location convenient for much that is in the neighborhood, and it was easy to find. The breakfast, however, was minimalist and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
70 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As a general rule the reasonably priced hotels along El Camino in the Palo Alto area are modest at best and the worst ones are real dumps. This is one of the better choices. It it only a mile and half from Stanford. The rooms are clean, modern, secure, and quiet though you can occasionally hear the commuter train a... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

For $233.02 for a Monday night, this place was way overpriced. It is a mid-20th century motel and not at all close to Stanford University as pictured on their website. Beware and find other places that are closer to all the dining and shopping activitity in the area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A very nice place, far from confusion, but with easy reachable Palo Alto downtown and all the amenities there. The bedrooms are great and well equipped. The breakfast a bit poor, but the price is overall ok.

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Vancouver, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visit this area frequently & have tried almost all of the hotels in this price range. Red Cottage is the best for sleeping comfort with excellent beds and quiet location (love that there is no room overhead!) plus it's located within walking distance of fabulous restaurants and good shopping. In your car it's close to everything in the area.... More 

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Chose this hotel after I read a review that the original hotel I booked had some safety issues regarding its location. This was better priced and conveniently located right on El Camino Real. Parking was free in the outside lot. Front desk was available 24-hours and breakfast was free every morning. My colleague's room was smaller than mine and was... More 

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san francisco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a family emergency and needed a place near Stanford Hospital. From the beginning, they were very helpful in getting my family situated. The Inn is away from the main road but only a block away from the grocery store. Rooms are nice, clean, modern, with a keurig, microwave, and small fridge. Some of the rooms have a small... More 

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