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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 25 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here on business at the end of September. It's close to the Stanford campus. This is a fabulous hotel with great service and staff. The location, right off of University, is excellent. It's just steps away from some great restaurants. The room was outstanding with great amenities, including feather bed. The staff is top notch, very attentive and... More

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richmond va.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here twice while visiting Stanford. The location is great and the staff is extremely nice and helpful fro check in to check out. Rooms are large and beds/bathrooms very nice. Will continue to stay here on upcoming visits. Connected restaurant is also quite good.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because of the reviews and pictures! Making reservation to arrival was easy breezy. Everyone was super nice and this was a perfect location to stay for the football game. They recommend a good lunch spot 1st. day. We ate in second day and service and food delicious. Reason for 4 stars small stains in carpet & chairs.... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the hotel to stay at in Palo Alto. It is half a block from University Ave and a 5 minute walk from the Caltrain station. There are many restaurants and bars and a very nice restaurant downstairs connected to the hotel. Valet parking is around $40 a night. The staff is amazing and so are the rooms. I... More

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a wonderful upscale wedding at this beautiful boutique hotel in Palo Alto. The courtyard was beautifully decorated. Food looked mouth-watering and tasted as good as it looked - sea bass or filet. Staff was so accommodating, friendly and well trained. Appetizers during cocktails exceeded expectations- gourmet sliders, curry chicken in a coconut sauce, mango shrimp in a petite waffle... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a wonderful hotel with European flair; first class in every way. Rooms are large and beautifully appointed. Cozy bed with lovely bedding, beautiful bathroom with thick, rich towels and Molton Brown toiletries. We enjoyed the complimentary newspapers, Peet's coffee, and pastries in the morning, and rather than venture out to dinner, enjoyed the Friday evening "Pop-Up" bar in... More

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Victoria, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Everything is exquisite. This hotel is the best... no detail missed...gosh the rooms are magnificent, location is so convenient. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and received rose petals in the shape of a heart at our door....so beautiful. All arranged perfectly. The atmosphere is so warm, the lobby has comfy sofa's, they offer truffles and port, and so... More

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Barbara-Gross, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your wedding anniversary with us! A wedding anniversary is a personal occasion so we are delighted to have played a small part in making it special. We wish you many more happy and joyful years together. More

15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You feel welcome here from the start! The valet smiles as he takes your car while Donovan the bellman escorts you to the Lobby and brings your luggage to your room then fills your ice bucket. Our room was well detailed with good quality amenities and a desk equipped with everything including scissors and a stapler! More importantly, the bed... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Palo Alto is our home town. Ended up staying here three separate nights in July as we were in the midst of remodeling so had to find a local place to stay. It is a very comfortable and attractive hotel, with quiet, well appointed rooms. Two of the rooms we stayed at overlooked the interior courtyard, while one overlooked the... More

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BarbaraGM, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay at our hotel. We are gratified to have our neighbors stay with us and recommend us to others. We are rooted in our local community through service and philanthropy. It is wonderful to experience local support and rave reviews. I do hope your remodel was successful and you are now enjoying... More

San Jose, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The first impression was the location. This hotel is within walking distance to anywhere in downtown. Next came the prompt and friendly curb service and this attitude continued with check-in. The room was very, very quite. HVAC was a bit noisy going off and on all night but tolerable. The room was also nicely decorated, spacious and came with just... More

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Address: 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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