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Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4234 El Camino Real, (aka Sky Ranch Inn), Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012
Gary B Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Just wanted to share my experience with this particular ABVI location in Palo Alto. Check-in's are at 3PM. As an out of towner, with flights being what they are these days, many times I've gotten there before 3PM.....They always have a smile and a room. In the event, there isn't one it's not long before they make one available. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The room at this place is ok, nothing fancy, just a place to sleep. However, when it comes to service, expect the worse from the managers. They are clearly not human, just troll that just came out from under a rock or sewage waste plants some where. My son was getting brain surgeries (two separate procedures) at Stanford. We are... More

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abvipaloalto, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto, responded to this review

We understand that this must be a very emotional time for you. Having been a partner with the surrounding hospitals for over 15 years, we pride ourselves on providing a stress-free stay. From our investigation, it appears that you adjusted your stay upon check-in due to another housing option provided by the hospital. Thus, your stay was shortened as you... More

Los Osos, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We needed a place to stay after the June 30 pro soccer game at Stanford (great game and fireworks show!). We booked at the last minute and found this relatively affordable motel located at the south end of Palo Alto, on El Camino Real. Our room was nicely furnished (including a small fridge) and the place was immaculately clean. The... More

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Lafayette, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

No frills, clean place to sleep. Had to find a hotel for an unexpected overnight last minute trip. Only hotel close to Stanford with a vacancy. Older hotel single level noisy a/c and refrigerator.

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Cambria, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We were put in room 100 right next to the managers office, even though we arrived at 3 p.m. before the motel even began to fill up and requested a quiet room. We went to bed at 10p.m. But were unable to sleep until 11 p.m. because every time some one went into the managers office, there was an obnoxious... More

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abvipaloalto, Owner at Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate your doing so. We use your comments to further train our staff and to evaluate our Inn and make necessary changes. Please note that we do discount this room for being close to office, and in a busier section of our Inn. That being said, additional measures have... More

Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Stayed here for 6 nights and was very pleased. It's an older building in the traditional design but it is clean and well maintained. Room had fresh carpet and was very clean. Beds were comfortable--you would never confuse this place for a Marriott, but it costs a fraction of the other hotels nearby. TV was older 19" model, but I... More

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Gold Beach, OR
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138 reviews 138 reviews
37 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

We recently stayed here and had no problems at all, no bugs!! We had a friend at the Stanford hospital and weren't sure when we would leave. The owner told us we had a room as long as we needed it. We thought this was a nice gesture and we appreciated not having to worry about finding a new place.... More

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UtmostCreativeMind
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

On busy El Camino Real. But it's pretty far away enough to avoid any major traffic near Mountain View. If you need to travel east side of 85, do not stay here. The traffic where El Camino Real and 85 meet is a 2MPH hell traffic jam around 6:30ish in the evening.

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West Covina, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I was leary about the reviews that mentioned ants and bugs, but was pleasantly surprised when I found the room clean and comfortable. Three of us stayed there and it would have been better if we had had 2 queen beds instead of 2 doubles, but the beds were comfortable. They put us up in the one story section and... More

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hong kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We have stayed here a few times over the past couple of years. The management is very nice & helpful, and the rooms are always clean. I particularly like their very extensive DirecTv package, which includes almost every channel in existence, and the guys always like the many many sports channels available.

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Address: 4234 El Camino Real, (aka Sky Ranch Inn), Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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