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Stanford Motor Inn

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
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  • 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While seeking a hotel in the vicinity of Stanford Hospital, we came across a posting for Stanford Motor Inn. Just through my phone conversation seeking additional information regarding the proximity to the hospital, the helpful, pleasant and professional manner of staff, I opted to book our stay. The Inn is a quaint facility, rooms very spacious, comfortable and clean. While... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a very clean and well kept, though fairly dated motel. If you like kitsch and Americana you'll appreciate it here; if you prefer modern sophistication and luxury, not so much. There is a patio seating area and a heated pool that are both quite cute. I enjoyed my stay and liked that it had more personality than your... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is an old motel, which I chose in order to avoid the skyrocketing cost of the hotels in the area. The room we had was in the rear and thus avoided traffic noise. Forget the breakfast and try some coffee shop, e.g. the nearby Cafe Brioche. The room was clean but, otherwise, I don't have anything positive to say... More 

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Holzkirchen, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights during a 20 day trip in California as a family with three adults and three children 11, 8 and 6. I can only second what many other said: Neil welcomed us in sich a friendly, warm and smiling way that we immediately forgot the 5h drive which we just had completed! Rooms are ok and... More 

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O'Fallon, IL
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed her while working on a project at Stanford Med good experience from check in to check out decor is dated seems they work hard to keep things clean and in working order cannot beat the price close to Stanford Med

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Concord, MA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Stanford Motor Inn is a classic 70's motor inn. From the office to the parking lot to the room. However, for the price, it's worth the value, especially given the location. I traveled on business and it's no chain hotel, but the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Neal is the night... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My son and I stayed here 2 nights while waiting for my son to start a camp at Stanford. Our room was clean, outdated, but what do you expect in this area for this price . This was the sort of motel Experience I had always wanted to have as a kid. But my family never traveled . Don't get... More 

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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The interior décor is a bit dated but the rooms are very clean and quiet and it's in a great location. I would balk at the rates given the quality of the décor but you're paying for location in this case.

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Belmont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My favorite part of this hotel is Neil. I stayed here the night of my surgery. The surgery was at 8:30 am and Neil let me check in and drop my bags prior to surgery. He gave me a nice quiet room and couldn't have been nicer. I was alone and nervous about my surgery and his kindness and competence... More 

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had to stay here for 9 days while my husband was at Stanford hospital. I originally reserved 2 days, but his condition was quite severe, so I stayed on. I asked daily if I could stay another night as I was living moment to moment and didn't know how long I would have to be in the area. The... More 

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Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 37
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