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Red Cottage Inn

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1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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257 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The Red Cottage Inn is a motel-style hotel, with all the amenities expected. Our room, with is small patio was very adequate. The swimming pool and the sitting area around provide for nice relaxation. The small, complimentary continental breakfast buffet is nicely adequate.

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Thank rokkap
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review . We appreciate all you kind remarks about our property. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This small motel/cottage is great if you are looking for a comfortable stay for a few nights. Located right off of El Camino, across from the college, it offers the amenities you need to get a good night's rest. The rooms are clean (I thoroughly inspect all from a quality control view) and you have free WiFi and cable TV.... More 

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Thank Superfly885
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review. We appreciate all your kind remarks about our property. We are scheduled to upgrade the property and will keep your suggestion in mind. Our Staff will always do everything possible to ensure your satisfaction. We look forward welcoming you on your next stay. More 

Denver, Colorado
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170 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lovely place and. Pretty little open courtyard. We were there for four nights for class college reunion in Palo Alto. GREAT location, but, again, it comes down to the quality of the bed. Sheets and towels were barely even average quality and the bed was uncomfortable. I could feel indents in the mattress from wear. The housekeeping and front desk... More 

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Thank jclarremore
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mr Ted Larremore, Thank you for taking time to review . We appreciate your remarks.We are pleased to read comments on our property and our staff but we are sorry to learn how you feel about your bed in your room. We do hope this does not keep you from visiting us again in the future. We are schedule... More 

Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Red Cottage Inn was a completely pleasant surprise. Situated off busy El Camino Boulevard this little motor inn is a haven in the busyness of the surrounding area. The room was very clean, quite and had an outdoor patio which was delightful. Only 2 miles from Stanford Campus, I plan on returning here for the Stanford football games this... More 

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Thank Mutinousdog
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks . We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and very delighted to know that you find the hotel very clean, quiet and very quaint. We look forward welcoming you on your next stay. More 

E Palo Alto
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Excellent central bay area location. The whole place is beautiful. The room was spacious and airy. It was like a small apartment. The kids had an area to themselves sectioned off. And the shower was like being in heaven. It was immaculate. Close to stanford univ., hospital, and.mall. half hour from san fran., and half hour from san jose. 10... More 

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RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with s .We look forward to your next visit. Thank you fro your review! More 

Calistoga
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78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Red Cottage Inn has been a carefully guarded secret among generations of Stanford parents and frequent business travelers to Silicon Valley. It is a small, meticulously maintained motel on the border of Atherton and Menlo Park. The motel is located just off El Camino which is busy during the day but quiets down at night. Downtown Menlo Park with... More 

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RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind remarks.Your recommendations is genuinely appreciated.We are glad you and guests enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your next stay. More 

Sonoma, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I spent a very uncomfortable night at the Red Cottage Inn and Suites. As a professional I sent a letter to the manager expressing my concerns and suggestions. Unfortunately, after two months, I have not received any acknowledgement of my communication nor a response. I am very disappointed since my issues are resolvable.

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RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We apologize that you were disappointed that we fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately, we did not receive any letter regarding your concerns. We will be more than happy to address your concerns and suggestions and if you have time please send us an email at frontdesk@redcottageinn.com. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a straightforward motel with good average accommodation, but in no way luxurious. The location is good, a little way back from the busy Camino Real. A fairly basic breakfast but with good cereal. The rate we were charged was not justified by the accommodation and breakfast

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Thank EKandBSK
RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you felt that our hotel is just average, not luxurious and overpriced. Over the years the market and overhead cost of doing business in Menlo Park has increased. With that being said, we still find that our rates are significantly lower than our competitors together with the complimentary services we offer like free parking,... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I had given this hotel a high rating previously, but I am downgrading it since they have more than doubled their rates, putting it well out of my price range, even with a AAA discount. I don't know if they are under new ownership, or have just gotten greedy. I won't be staying here anymore.

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Thank Laura V
RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We apologize that you felt that we have more than doubled our rates but over the years the market and overhead cost of doing business in Menlo Park has increased. We do offer discounted rates like AAA discount, Advanced Purchase rates and Extended Stay discounts to offer our guest better deals. We still find that... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night in July. Rooms were tidy & well appointed if smallish in size. I was upgraded to a suite which was very spacious, but with rel. little privacy in living area as this faced straight into pool area do folks taking a dip stared straight into the living area. Service was good. Room was clean although I was... More 

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Thank kiwikruiser
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that the unusual spider incident did no dampen your stay with us. Our fitness room is located near the office, apologies if guest services agent did not informed you upon check in . Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your detailed account of your experience with us..We look forward to the... More 

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