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Stanford Terrace Inn

531 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1113
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At a "luxury" hotel, I expect to be able to take a shower. But there was no hot water, and no one on site to fix it. (And apparently only one person on the planet can fix hot water issues at this hotel, and he was late to work that day.) After two calls to the front desk, no one... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the oddest hotels that I have ever stayed at. I got sucked in by the great photos, and the "green" brand positioning on their website. So what is the hotel like? You drive into the parking area, and there are literally potted plants EVERYWHERE. You walk around a bit downstairs in the underground parking lot, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

So there are breakfast and breakfasts. This place has the best breakfast ever, healthy, excellent coffee and great variety of very healthy things. The place is well located and you are 15 minutes away walking from campus and local transportation. Service is very good.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What if the true luxury is a place unlike any other? Then this is true luxury. Even the parking garage is full of plants. The staff were personable and efficient, there's a laundrette, my room was very spacious (and the windows opened). The breakfast was OK, lots of fruit, but I'm not wild about breakfast buffets.

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Napa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

.....3 night stay with a friend who had eye surgery/post-op check-up at nearby Stanford Hsp...first impression is the plants! TONS of them...everywhere...had a room at the end in the back/big window at end of building..looking over a big empty lot next to a busy road. Room was big/beds comfy...a/c unit under window worked well but noisy..has microwave & fridge..overall clean... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Interesting place. We immediately asked to change rooms, the first one stank so badly you couldn't take a deep breath, it overlooked a roof. We were stunned at the appearance at nearly $300 per night! The second room stank as well, but it had a nicer view. So: NEGATIVES- way overpriced, impossible to control temperature, rooms malodorous dirty/shabby (coverlet on... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This property is outdated and not taken care of very well. There are so many plants and flowers that it's overwhelming especially since they aren't pruned or well kept. The staff was fine but certainly not top rate. My room smelled as did my sheets. I fortunately only had to stay one night and after the long trip from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A bit different breakfast only hotel. Nice large rooms but with noisy old fashioned air conditioning units. Most unusual parking level. The breakfasts in the lobby offered a wide range of choices. All in all a pretty good place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The rooms are very large and the property is conveniently located to Stanford. Those are the positives. The negatives: The rooms are noisy: guests can hear everything from rooms above - running water, flushes, conversations. The room had a strange, chemical smell. Organic cleansers? Don't think so.There is no manager on site - if you have any issue, you have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The rooms only have windows towards an inside walk way and are hence extremely dark. Ok to spend a few days in during business travel. I once spent 2 weeks there, and I didn't enjoy spending time in my room except for sleeping. There is a very nice garden to sit in on the inside but of course this only... More

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Address: 531 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1113
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 80
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