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Stanford Terrace Inn

531 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1113
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Ranked #19 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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232 reviews 232 reviews
158 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dunn Loring, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I remember when this property had different owners and didn't look like a tropical rain forest Every inch of this inn is covered with plants and I am not exaggerating. Pros: VERY close to Stanford's campus, next door to Starbucks, right off EL Camino Real (you can find anything you need in close proximity to the inn: Stanford Mall, downtown... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Sure it is close to Stanford and that is why rates are rather expensive for this motel that has not much more on offer than a regular Best Western. I have to say staff is very kind and they have a convenient shuttle service to campus. However, rooms and hotel are far from clean and in bad need for renovation.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

There is a 50s vibe and a lot of vegetation! The rooms and facilities are dated and it is a bit of a step back in time. I booked a suite which was very big (bathroom, bedroom, kitchenette, lounge area) and comfortable but dark as it received no natural sunlight. The rooms not facing in to the pool may differ... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Green Hotel in Palo Alto
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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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