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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One night for 300 hundred dollars, checked in and go to the room, the lights are dim, bed sheets not neat with folds, the room air doesn't smell nice, while living in the room, table dusts are thick, s bathtowels and face towels are not changed, and every night paying for the same amount of money, why is there no... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place USED to be awesome. My parents would stay there all the time when they visited me at Stanford then all of a sudden new owners came about I think 2-3 years ago and the place is now horrendous. The rooms are clean and decorated nicely, but they really need to cut back on all the plants and trees... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Everything in this area is expensive. Given the cost of a room at the Terrace Inn you could anywhere else expect a top experience. But, alas, this is not the case. The place is quite remarkable with all the flowers and plants - sure, it's nice and a great asset in trying to give something special. There are plants everywhere... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

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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