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Stanford Terrace Inn

531 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1113
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Ranked #20 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Napa, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.....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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Cape May, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Washington, DC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is outdated and not taken care of very well.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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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I ended up here by accident, and did not now what to expect. I think most other review naled it: if you're into plants, organic and a different experience: this is it. I must admit that I kinda liked it. The place was quite and clean. It could use some work, but then again, this is part of the atmosphere.... More

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158 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

雰囲気が良くお勧めです! excellent ! my sun would like to go U. of STANFORD!大学近くのバス停から無料シャトル5分でSTANFORDへ行けます. very nice!

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I only stayed 1 night to be close by a meeting held at Stanford the next morning. I loved all the plants in the garden area - the pictures of all those plants on their site is the main reason I chose to stay here. There were 3 people working the front desk when I got in (10p) and they... More

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Bangalore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is one of the most overpriced places I've stayed at. At $308 a night, the quality of service was ridiculous. The breakfast spread is not very good. Admittedly, most places in PA are pretty expensive. But my experience with this place makes me feel like I would have been better off paying an additional $50-$100 and staying at a... 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): $$$
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Across the street from the Stanford campus, you'll find the Stanford Terrace Inn, an oasis of unexpected elegance. In the midst of Silicon Valley, you'll discover a tradition of old world hospitality. Here, Tuscan murals adorn the walls, evoking a timeless sense of luxury. Our secluded garden setting and sun-drenched patio makes it easy to unwind. Or perhaps relieve the stresses of the day in our heated pool. Inside your over-sized guest room, you'll find all the modern conveniences. Complimentary cable TV, high-speed Internet access, and a desk large enough to get some real work done. All at a price that's pleasantly surprising. ... more   less 
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