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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 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed three nights in this lovely hotel. Upon first glance I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the moment I stepped out of the car everything was perfect. From the friendly bellman at ground level to the engaging and professional woman at the check in desk, to a great room with a large kind size bed, amazingly soft... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was in Palo Alto for Stanford Medicine. Garden Court felt like Home. Rooms are clean, bed comfortable [I preferred firm pillows], strong wifi, bathroom was excellent, great water pressure, I didn't have a tub but it was so nice, I wish I had one. There was a desk, and a fridge, I was able to work comfortably. Lots of elegant... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a great stay at the Garden Court Hotel. High end rooms and facilities. But really makes you feel that you are at home. European feel to the hotel. Excellent staff. Nice restaurant too. Pricey, but worth it.

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 August 28, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 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

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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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