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Stanford Terrace Inn

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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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Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful, expensive, charming, great rooms, great pool, not too sure about the piano bar. Parking under the hotel at no charge. Nice breakfast and staff. Close to Stanford University. No negatives!!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, there are plants everywhere. Literally everywhere (but not in the rooms thankfully). The lighting is strange and the whole place is quirky. But the rooms are excellent. I have now stayed here twice and both rooms were just huge. The bed was super comfortable, there was a large workdesk and both rooms had gas fireplaces. One room even had... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is perfect if you are going to Stanford university campus. The room is really big and confortable. Free wi-fi. The services are poor and slow (despite employees were very nice people) Getting a taxi can be hard. Nice area for a walk.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to stay in Palo Alto on short notice and - most hotels being sold out - my PA booked here. The very high price (400+) would have not been outrageous if breakfast would have been a bit more that gas-station level. Interesting how despite the ambitious price some basic comfort items - that in hotels in this price... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are friendly and helpful but the hotel is nothing to how it looks on the website and it is seriously expensive for what it is - an old fashioned motel. The wifi is good and they offers complimentary breakfast but the reception/breakfast area had a weird smell which was off-putting. The upholstery, carpets and curtains were really old... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If this were any other town, this hotel would barely qualify as a Motel 6 1/2. It was VERY expensive (over $318/night WITH the Stanford discount!). The carpeting and furniture was truly vile. It was that busy, dark floral AND plaid patterns that can hide the worst of personal hygiene outrages. It was so low-class they charged you $3 for... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I really want to like this place, but it's just so strange. From grandmas bedspread to the plant hoarders, I can't help wondering what they are hiding. However, there is often availability in crowded Palo Alto, you are in a good location and can walk to restaurants, and the basics - bed, bath and breakfast are suitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a quirky, pleasant hotel. Palo Alto is a weird hotel market, and I found this place after fleeing a terrible "boutique" hotel where the closet was a hook on the wall and the window faced a blank wall. It's in a great location and the staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are huge by any standard. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, the hotel had big, spacious rooms, possibly even bigger than neighboring hotels like Westin and Sheraton. Going for a nice walk in Stanford is also very relaxing, as the hotel is literally next door to Stanford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great hotel. Staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Room was very nice and spacious, bed was very comfortable. The location of the hotel is adjacent to the Stanford University. We enjoy jogging from the hotel to Stanford Dish every morning.

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