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Garden Court Hotel

4.0 of 5 520 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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Santiago, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
39 hotel reviews
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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've given the Garden Court great reviews in the past and they are still well deserved. I noticed a couple of changes this stay: Even better slippers than in the past. They are so soft and comforting. And the fruit display seems to be even nicer this time with a lovely whole pear, apple and grapes; yummy healthful treat replenished... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Absolutely perfect in every way! Service is first class! We had a king room. It was nice and big, comfortable and had a balcony over looking the courtyard. We just loved it! Valet service is wonderful and very helpful. Room service and event facility is exceptional. I loved having coffee and croissants down the hallway each morning. Walking distance to... 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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Also Known As:
Garden Court Palo Alto
Hotel Garden Court
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#1 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Family Hotel in Palo Alto

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