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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
m4squad Concord, MA
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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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Concord, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Our room was clean, outdated, but what do you expect in this area for this price .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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for a place to stay that would not break the bank on my visit to Stanford University. I was very happy with this place. The front desk man was very nice (both at check-in and check-out). I had a room on the second floor. Wifi is free and you have a snack of two fruit juices, packaged... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 hotel reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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
1 review
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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Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Number of rooms
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