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Garden Court Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #1 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the big splurge and stayed a couple of nights at the Garden Court in friendly downtown Palo Alto; steps away from food and shopping on University Avenue. The hotel deserves its big-star rating. If you’re visiting the Farm or Sand Hill Road, this is an outstanding place to stay. The hotel has all the qualifications of a first... More

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Thank you for your review - we are grateful you found the hotel to be such a comfortable and special place to stay. we are delighted you had such a lovely experience. We hope to serve you again. Regards, Barbara Gross More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff and very nice room. Good location to walk aorund downtown Palo Alto and for pleasant run through the neighborhood for our morning run. Will definitely return when I next visit Palo Alto.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had 1 night here, but glad we did- the staff is very accommodating and friendly and the rooms are lovely with a comfortable bed, spotless bathroom with a rain shower that actually works and some nice extras like a cover for your toothbrush. We did hear some noise from people and cars on the street as our room was... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were finishing a 2 week trip in which I stayed in 7 hotels. I was hesitant to book the Garden Court because we were visiting friends and not spending all that much time at the hotel. I am so glad we ended up staying here. I have stayed in many top hotels and resorts over the years and I... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you travel in the US you tend to get disappointed very often. The wording used by a lot of hotels have more to do with what's on trend at the moment than what they usually are able to deliver. So this is a boutique hotel. In my experience nothing good comes out of that. Remember with horror the place... More

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Davis, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, you truly do get what you pay for! I usually don't pay for a luxury hotel, but we were only there for one night for parent's weekend at Stanford and we decided to splurge. The location was perfect. I was worried about the proximity to University Ave, but that ended up be a big plus because we could walk... More

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Los Angeles
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

From the moment I arrived I was welcomed as if a friend, and from that first introduction everyone remembered my name. Service was impeccable. On each floor, they have delicious coffee and rolls out by 5:30 a.m - for early birds like myself. Brilliant! The room is lovely, the appointments flawless and simple - it feels like coming home, so... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

My gosh, what a hotel. From the moment you walk in the staff is right on it. Natural , friendly, helpful, make you feel great right away. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. All the amenities you want except a coffee maker! The location was perfect, staff perfect, grounds perfect, room almost perfect. County yourself fortunate if you... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Located in downtown Pal Alto not far from Stanford University. They have quality rooms that are nicely appointed with wonderful amenities. Has a beautiful courtyard. Their attention to detail is very nice. Had a personalized note in my room welcoming to the Garden Court. The location of the hotel is great. walkable to restaurants and shops. Room Service was very... More

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I only got to stay at this hotel for one night, but I wish I could have stayed for more nights. The bathroom is adorned with an abundance of luxury toiletry items, right down to lavender air freshener spray. The rain shower was really fabulous, with the width of the shower head and height in which it was placed, I... More

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Also Known As:
Garden Court Palo Alto
Hotel Garden Court
Address: 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#1 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Court Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in downtown Palo Alto’s tree lined streets, Garden Court Hotel completed a $9 million renovation in 2010. Offering 62 guestrooms and suites this upscale, boutique hotel is ideal for business travelers meeting in Silicon Valley, leisure guests exploring the area and brides looking for a romantic European style wedding. Debuting contemporary- chic design, charm, luxurious amenities, attention to detail, spectacular location and privacy this ultimate retreat is a home away from home for everyone. ... more   less 
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