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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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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel in Palo Alto! Rooms are really nicely decorated, spacious, quiet and comfortable. There's not much in the way of services; breakfast is just coffee and pastries but very sufficient for my stay. Beautiful lobby area with open fire and help yourself to free wine in the evenings. Didn't try the gym as unfortunately it only opened at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A basic but lovely hotel in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. No amenities (restaurant, spa, boutique, pool, lounge etc) but high quality bedding, service, bathroom products and excellent coffee and pastries each morning. The rooms are pretty small and although there are balconies - our chairs had to fit sideways as it was not wide enough to face forward.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights and felt very much at home. The hotel is located next to University Avenue, so you can easily stroll through Palo Alto. The hotel has a lofty Spanish influenced style. The rooms are very nice. In the morning you find complimentary coffee and pastry on each floor. The shampoo, soap etc. are from Morton Brown... More 

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a wonderful hotel, the rooms are well-appointed and the amenities are great. Continental breakfast is available on each floor every morning so you can grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and enjoy it on the balcony of your room (in the sun if you are lucky). The rooms are very big and the beds very... More 

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Jeffery P, Director of Rooms at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maryb, We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Every detail you so kindly mentioned have been carefully thought through with the hope that they are warmly received by our guests. I am very proud to share that our pastries are made fresh daily by our own pastry chef-Lindsay. For your next visit, please contact me directly... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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Jeffery P, Director of Rooms at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TC, We are delighted to hear about your great stay and our Garden Court team members provided you with the friendly and attentive service you and your family deserved. I agree with you<>Tony<> is wonderful and highly regarded by guests and colleagues. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, they are most appreciated. We look forward... More 

richmond va.
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
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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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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