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Garden Court Hotel

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520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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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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South Lake Tahoe, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and great stay. I stayed here with my family because we had a family reunion. I was really excited to visit Palo Alto and was glad that we picked the Garden Court. The valet, Tony, was super helpful with idea's on where to go and what to eat.

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richmond va.
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31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times visiting Stanford and continually to be impressed. The staff is excellent,very polite and helpful, and remember your names and needs from prior visits. Rooms are very quiet and comfortable, bathrooms excellent. Finally the location is great for accessing Stanford as well as the Palo Alto area. Well worth the money.

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Santiago, Chile
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I travel to Palo Alto every year and it is the first time I try this hotel. It is rather small, but comfortable and the location is excellent. It was very nice to take a short walk every night to one of the restaurants on University Avenue or the nearby streets. The king size bed was very comfortable. I would... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for experimenting with your hotel stays in Palo Alto. The Garden Court is an independent boutique hotel - our modern luxury and classic style - offer all the amenities to accommodate both leisure and corporate guests. We are always looking to upgrade to the 'next best thing' and Foli is an example of what is on... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I travel to Palo Alto often and this time I decided to try this boutique hotel. Overall, I enjoyed my stay: walking distance to downtown Palo Alto; the room is comfortable and clean; nice courtyard. The hotel gives me an old-school luxury feeling compared to the Four Seasons nearby and lack new techy service like digital magazines via the Foli... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Last minute change from a hectic NYE party to a private, relaxing evening in Palo Alto at the Garden Court Hotel. Really a nice hotel! Al, the concierge was pleasant and helpful. I emailed some questions ahead of time, and they were kind enough to answer and offer a bottle of champagne as an anniversary gift. We forgot a razor,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stayed for two nights while dropping my son off at Stanford. Love the location - right in town down the main street of stores and restaurants no need for a car we walked to everything. The rooms were lovely. Very tasteful decor, comfortable bed, nice amenities, love the terrace windows. Staff were all courteous. We will definitely return when we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife and I have clients in the Bay Area, so for the past four years we have spent about one week each month in Palo Alto; we always stay at the Garden Court. The location is ideal, with numerous top-end restaurants a few minutes walk distant (Evvia, Three Seasons, Tamarind, Il Fornaio (on property) among others), and other shopping... More 

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Sydney
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've stayed here a couple of times now and it's one of my favourite hotels. From the outside it's nothing to write a review about but once you're in, it's a haven. From the fantastic service on the front desk - calm, efficient, very helpful - to the beautiful rooms, this is a great experience. The detail in the rooms... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed to celebrate our 15 yr wedding anniversary and it was like time stood still. We hosted our wedding reception here and the level of service and hospitality was phenomenal. Heather at the front desk was amazingly gracious - she surprised us with a bottle of wine and yes, rose petals on the bed and candles.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

From the service at the front desk, to the spectacular touched put into the room, to the sleeping comfort and peaceful courtyard this hotel is delightful. Add to this small touches that make a BIG difference, tasty pastries with coffee, yummy chocolate truffle before bed, fresh fruits in the room and a quiet high tech business center and the Garden... More 

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