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Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto

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4234 El Camino Real, (aka Sky Ranch Inn), Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Edmonton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

Don't stay at this motel if you have other choice... I traveled with my family and stayed in this motel for one night. The bed is not comfortable and the furniture is out-dated. You can easily hear the noise upstairs. The worst thing happened in the morning... hundreds of ants were found in the bathroom and they covered all my... 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. We apologize for the condition that you experienced while staying at our Inn. Due to the unusally harsh winter weather this has caused a problem with ants... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

I have stayed at this motel several times recently and it has an excellent location, nice rooms and very friendly front desk staff. The last time I stayed there there was some confusion about the room rate - I thought that you got a free room upgrade when you booked after joining their "value club" but was charged extra for... More 

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

Thank you giving your comments we appreciate your doing so. We take your comments seriously and use them to help provide you with a better product. Please be assured that we have investigated your experience here and assure you that the condition you described doesn't exist. More 

California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

One of the main reasons I booked this place was because of the non-smoking designation and the good reviews for the price. It is what it is--a cheap motel. It is clean enough, and the rooms are non-smoking. However, there is an outside table right next door with an ashtray! The neighbors parked themselves there and chain-smoked and were very... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your taking the time to do so. Our rooms are all non-smoking. However we do have a table and chairs outside where people who would like to go can smoke. We are sorry if other people smoking offended you and apologize for your experience. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

Good Central location off of the El Camino Real. The off season rate was great, under $60. The rooms are pretty basic but clean, and the owners are very helpful and friendly. They are located near a Hobees restaurant which is a great breakfast place- the coffee cake is out of this world. When in Palo Alto this should always... More 

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

Thank your taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your business. We work hard to provide our guests with the best possible accomodations at the most reasonable rates. Our staff is pleased to be of service to you and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Maryland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

There's nothing fancy about this hotel, but if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, inexpensive place to sleep, then there's absolutely nothing disappointing, either. My room had two beds--not two double beds, two queens. The mattresses and pillows were fairly new comfortable. The room wasn't lavish, but it looked recently updated. It had a TV with satellite and built-in VCR/DVD,... More 

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