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Stanford Motor Inn

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #13 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 hotel reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed here during my MIL surgery at Stanford Hospital, which is just a couple of miles away. The beds are really comfy, they have little fridges, microwaves and coffee maker and iron, all which are big hits with me. It's kitchy with all the random paintings on the walls of the room and the motel. The pool was closed... More

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Le Grand, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I just love this hotel. The staff could not be any friendlier or helpful. Front desk area is charming staff is efficient and knowledgeable! The first time my husband and I stayed here, I fell in love!! I kept telling him, "this is just like a little bed and breakfast place" So cute, just adore all the hand painting on... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My sister, her little dog and I found this Inn literally by chance. The hotel she was in was only able to give her 2 days. Her husband was at Stanford Hospital and his 3 day stay turned out to be 3+ weeks. They were so caring and understanding of our situation. You just don't see this kind of compassion... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This would be a good place to stay if you're trying to save money and don't care about the quality of the room, the decor or the quality. The front desk was extremely friendly and there were no problems. Continental breakfast was a bear claw and two juice boxes in the frig - really?! There was a blow dryer, frig... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The first thing you realize at the Stanford Motor Inn is that it has the best characteristics of both a motel and a hotel. Flowers are covering the walls and the inside pool. Walls are hand painted by an artist who covered them with unbilievable "trompe l'oeuil" that my 7 year old daughter raved about. The team working there is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Was due to stay at the Stanford Travelodge next door, but was moved to the Motor Inn because the Travelodge had overbooked (?). I stayed in a twin double room, which was clean, very spacious & had it's own kitchen area. There were some pastries & juice cartons in the fridge, which made for a welcome breakfast snack. As another... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed here as a result of the Travelodge overbooking and putting me next door. The room was clean and the service on the front desk polite. I found I wasn't able to use the shower due to the somewhat misplaced window, which allowed anyone who walked up the stairs next to my room to take a peek. I also... More

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This Inn was booked for me by Stanford Cancer Center, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Was extremely comfortable right away. Short drive to my treatments at Stanford. I have been staying three weeks a month and am very comfortable here. We have a kitchenette room and love it, plenty of room, small stove, oven, apartment size refrigerator, microwave,... More

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South San Francisco
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Older, cute and quaint Motor Inn. I was a bit apprehensive when my husband booked this, but it was just adorable! It was about a 5-10 minute drive to Stanford University or Hospitals. The rooms are small, but they have hand painted walls with cupids and flowers in the dressing and bathroom areas. The two comfortable chairs reminded me of... More

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lower normandy, france
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

With a 5am surgery set at Stanford Hospital, rather than a groggy two hour commute from my home in Salinas, I opted for an overnight stay near the hospital. This not being the occasion for 4-Star excess, I scoured the two-page listing of area accommodations provided by Stanford and found precious few lower-end properties. I chose the one-$ Stanford Motor... More

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Also Known As:
Stanford Motor Hotel
Stanford Motor Hotel Palo Alto
Stanford Hotel Palo Alto
Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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