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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Benalmadena, Spain
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, it's not terribly appealing but the staff is extremely attentive and kind, and the rooms are very clean, orderly AND quiet! A delightful surprise, truly, and considering the rise in prices for hotels this was a blessing in more ways than one. Parking on site. Continental breakfast in the morning. WIFI. Everything worked. Didn't hear noise from... More 

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I think most of the reviews reflects the facts: the motel seems quite old, and is somewhere between kitsch and quaint, depending on your perspective. Staff is great, friendly and helpful. Noise level from El Camino are tolerable but could be better. Updated bathroom and general cleanliness are a plus. But furnishings and decor are from 1970-80s, complete with amateurish... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have to be in Stanford Hospital every 2-4 weeks and the Stanford Motor inn is clean and a good value. Add updated bathroom, very friendly front desk, and no hassle with the dog and you have a winning combination. The décor is a little funky but the bed is comfortable and the noise level from busy El Camino muted.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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