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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

location was good, there was no reception service, when I asked whether anyone can help with luggage, the answer was no to start with and with of course as a correction. The room was sizeable but sound proof was terrible. Those rug really need a deep clean. Overall it was a poor value for money. One night stay would be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I booked a suite for 1 night. Paid $400 for a room with no air conditioning. We have been ignored by the staff and management for a month. They won't disclose who the General Manager is. Stay away - most unprofessional hotel experience ever!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is just ok, its over priced.... the wifi in my room wasnt very good. The floors had some kind of oily film which made them slippery. Kinda gross. The exterior had a ton of plants and some networking wires and wireless routers hanging haphazardly from the ceiling.. i dont think i would ever return to this hotel. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced and very disappointing. Needs to be knocked down and done again. WiFi was good and is close to a Starbucks but that's it. Linen and room smelt musty and damp. Could hear every suitcase roll past. Decor tired. Not a great place to come. Would not recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a business trip to Stanford University. It's very close to the University but to be honest that's about it for the positive points of this hotel. Stayed for 2 nights and it was very expensive - $329 USD per night. You certainly pay for the convenince of being next to the Uinversity! I don't pay that much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We -- my wife, two kids, and I -- needed a room for the night. The kids wanted a pool; I wanted to be able to walk to coffee/restaurants/shops/etc. This fit the bill. We paid $209 (not including taxes) for a room with two queens (although they felt more like doubles/fulls) which seemed high to me. As others have noted,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

not sure what happened to the other reviewers, but for me it was fine. Decor is a little old but wifi good and free, pleasant staff and good breakfast. No restaurant but there is a good steak place and a few fast food joints nearby. I'm rating this as the 3 star hotel it is - for this category it's... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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