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Mermaid Inn

727 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Menlo Park
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
eva-diva1029 Marysville, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Marysville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people working the desk were SUPER friendly and helped us find out way to Cal Train (we were going into SF for an event) and even let us leave our car there so we didn't have to pay for parking at the Cal Train Station even though we had already checked out. The rooms were comfortable and the beds... More

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San Marcos, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

All this place has going for it is location. It's near the Menlo Caltrain and downtown Menlo park. For $115/night plus tax, you'd expect a clean room with heating that works. I got a room with water stained curtains that were missing hangars and didn't close out all the light, and a heater that didn't work. The hotel wi-fi was... More

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Willebroek, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We made our booking online, and when we arrived we had to wait 15 minutes to check in, because the receptionist keeps everything in a hand written log.... Rooms are basic but clean, but there is no door between the bathroom/toilet and the rest of the room. The walls are paper thin so we could hear the tv playing in... More

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

If you like dirty rooms with cookie crumbles on your bed, roaches and management with no empathy - this is your place! As soon as we entered our first room we realize that we've been had. It was beyond shabby with wires hanging from lamps, carpets torn and a TV from the 80s. Then we realized how dirty it was... More

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Pretty basic motel - could have done with a good clean! Room was quite large but basic - some of the rooms are more modern than others and some have kitchenettes. Breakfast was fairly standard for this type of place. Cereal, bagels and coffee.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in this motel for three nights while visiting family in the area. It was more reasonably priced than other accommodations in the area. The room was very clean and the facility was quiet. Good location as there was a Safeway grocery right next door. It had a refrigerator and microwave oven. Free wi-fi. Staff was very accomodating when... More

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Redmond, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had a conference near Stanford and I looked for a nearby place to stay for the week. Due to my personal health issues, I needed a place that also has a kitchenette. Luckily for me, I came across the Mermaid Inn and managed to book a room. The location is very convenient. There's a large Safeway grocery store right... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This unfortunate stay made me think about how far away -- both in distance and in connection many hotel owners are from properties. These buildings, filled with rooms and services that busy travellers like us depend on are mere investments for many -- and there can be little concern for the actual customers. The hotel room had stains on chairs,... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I booked here for a night while visiting my son because it was the only local accomodation with a room under $150 a night. There was even a special on for $75 a night. This is really a motel. The blue and white sea theme is kind of kitschy and there were some mermaid figures in the office. Everything had... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in one of the kitchenette rooms. It had a full size fridge, microwave, stove, and sink. The room also had a nice comfortable futon, flat screen TV, and queen size bed. The bed was comfortable but nothing special. The showers were low flow showers but there was always hot water and no scalding issues. Breakfast was pretty basic.... More

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Address: 727 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
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