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Red Cottage Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Menlo Park
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of August with 2 adults & 1 child in a Premium Double Room. I found this Inn on tripadvisor while searching for a place that was in close proximity to Stanford University, with a breakfast included and that was reasonably priced. I am so happy that I found this place as it... More

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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for lodging in a garden setting, this is the place. Well off El Camino Real, it is quiet and restful. Check-in was unrushed and efficient. The room spacious and well equipped. The only odd offering was the shower head in the walk-in shower...it didn't point in the most convenient direction. Breakfast was less than the usual fare,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was in the hotel during a 5 night stay during a congress in Stanford University. The hotel is well situated in El Camino Real, a little set back so you don't perceive any noise at night. It has a nice pool and the breakfast is OK. The room and the bathroom were perfect, the only thing is that the... More

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Godalming, Surrey, UK
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I can't fault the inn for how it is run. It's clean, the service is good and the rooms are ok (functional). But with no restaurant, thin walls and not much around it this isn't the best place to stay while over on business. This is probably standard for Inns but I'm used to a more hotel-like experience. The aircon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very quiet location although close to Stanford. Staff personal and responsive. Breakfast that even my picky children liked. Good Wifi. Clean pool What more can I say? I made the right choice for a family of 4.

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Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice pool, breakfast. Reasonable price for the area. Had breakfast sitting by the pool. Also had nice sitting area. Lovely toiletries also. Attendants were helpful with a fee problems that arose. I would recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A relaxing stay!!! This hotel felt like a little cottage with a lovely patio. The rooms were large and the staff was great. The hotel is set off of the road and is very quiet. We brought breakfast back to the room and it felt like home.

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This hotel is set back from the busy road, so you don't hear the traffic. The room was so comfortable and clean! The bathroom was so modern and great amenities, which was surprising considering the unassuming appearance of this exterior of this hotel. The breakfast was very good with a wide selection of food. We had our 20 month old... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I only stayed the overnight. The place was good. I liked: 1) free breakfast; 2) balcony + view to the patio/pool It could improve: The bathrooms, very average and small. I would recommend for a short business stay.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Great location, set back on El Camino Real so relatively quiet. Nice, clean rooms in peaceful setting. Nice breakfast offerings. Ambiance more like an apartment setting than a cookie cutter chain hotel room. Will be returning again next week.

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Address: 1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Cottage Inn 3*
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