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Stanford Motor Inn

2.0 of 5
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some other members of our group stayed in other local motels, and I was in some of them, and I must say I was glad I picked the Stanford Motor Inn. The management here is very friendly, helpful, and on top of everything. Yes, it is an older motel, and no it isn't the Hilton, but it is just what... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The nicest thing about this place was the people. The room was dingy, with old decor, bedding, furniture and poorly maintained. The bedding was especially nasty, sheets and pillows cases very thin and the bedspread/ throw pillows were possibly 20 years old. I am glad I did not have any idea how often the spread was laundered. I had stayed... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Neil, the proprietor of the motel is one of a kind. I don't think I've ever been as warmly greeted in any hotel/motel as I was here. Yes, the room and furnishings are dated but it's clean and everything functioned. The rates were reasonable compared to other properties. The location is exceptional (down the street from our corporate offices). Plenty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Property is very dated but clean. The owner was in the office our entire stay and he was genuinely a nice guy. Very knowledgeable and helpful about the area. We did not partake in breakfast which was a very minimal offering. OK if you like cold cereal for breakfast. Not a problem since Panera is 2-3 doors away. Would stay... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I arrived only to learn that they did not have a room for me, despite the fact that I had a legitimate confirmation and confirm # from their booking company (as they fully acknowledged when I showed them the email). Apparently they had had a communication outage that had meant they lost some reservations and never confirmed them at the... More 

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Dirty bed linen , Broken toilets, cigarette stench in a "smoke-free"room and on top of that if you choose not to stay they will not refund your money. Not worth the hassle or the money. I would not recommend this inn to anyone.

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Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed there for 9 days in August 2015 and we enjoyed staying there. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful when asking details about the area and where to go. They couldn't have been nicer. Room was neat and clean. Housekeeping gave us fresh towels and drinking glasses every day. Breakfast is free. We enjoyed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stayed for 3 weeks on my business trip. From the outside the property isn't appealing. However, it has almost all facilities. I took a room with kitchenette. The staff was friendly. When I complained of no bread on the breakfast menu, they happily brought them to my room. Almost all personal requests were catered to by the owner and the... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Just far enough from Stanford University to not have astronomical prices for ordinary motels. My room was large and pleasant. The bed was comfortable with exceptionally soft sheets. The sitting area was large. The decor was a bit over the top with flowers painted on the walls and flower themed drapes, bed spread, etc. The staff was very helpful. The... More 

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Brooklyn NY
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed here for my son's graduation this past weekend. As other reviewers have said, this is not fancy but our stay was delightful. Neil was extremely friendly and accommodating and really made us feel at home. The location is convenient. Everything is clean. Free parking and wifi. Free continental breakfast (cereals, packaged danish, coffee/tea, juice, milk). We enjoyed the... More 

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