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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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92 helpful votes 92 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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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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RCIadmin, Guest Relations Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you felt that our rates are overpriced but the current market and overhead costs of doing business in Menlo Park area has increased over the years. We find that our rates together with the complimentary services we offer like parking, breakfast and WIFI are still significantly lower than our competitors. We are... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We value your comments so later this year we will be offering gourmet breakfast selections and also upgrading the whole hotel. We look forward in welcoming you back. More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our beds and the private patios that we offer. For your next visit, we will be offering more breakfast selections that would include different gourmet offerings. We look forward in welcoming you back. More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward in welcoming you back. More 

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