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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Red Cottage Inn and Suites for work and found it to be more than adequate! The room was spacious for one person and had a nice sized refrigerator and coffee maker. It was very comfortable and the free breakfast provided was all I needed. Protein such as boiled eggs and yogurt were available as well as... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This older motel has been well maintained. Grounds are nicely landscaped with a sweet courtyard. Rooms are small but acceptable. Pet friendly. Nice staff. They don't charge for parking, which is a plus. Biggest drawback is a commuter train just blocks away, which rumbles by until 10 pm.

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 nights and was pleasantly surprised. The property was lovely, room was larger than expected, and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. I arrived quite early from the east coast and was able to check in very early, which was extremely convenient. The breakfast was much better than the usual continental. The wifi was good... More 

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Lander, Wyoming
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 4 nights May 2015. Very quiet peaceful inn. Nice swimming pool. Small exercise room that is perfectly adequate with treadmill, horizontal bicycle and step machine. Very nice staff. No complaints at all. For quietest rooms, ask for upstairs, facing pool near back. Microwave, fridge and coffee machine in room. Hot water and fruit 24/7 in lobby. Average... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed 2 nights over Passover/Easter weekend while visiting my brother in Menlo Park. The lower rooms have two full sized beds and upstairs have king beds. Lower level rooms have an outdoor deck with a little table and two chairs. Very charming. There is a fireplace and chairs for all to share outside as well as a pool. The hotel... More 

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Annandale, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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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RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We take pride in our customer service and value of our property so an adequate description is very disheartening for us. Rest assured that we are continually trying to raise our standards and for the third quarter this year we are scheduled to do a major renovation for the... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 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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RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice feedback. We look forward in welcoming you back. More 

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