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Creekside Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #8 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are some nice things about this hotel including the location and the lovely garden/walking path. However, if you want a relatively good nights sleep you'll need to bring your own mattress. It is also pretty loud/thin walls. They have a "shuttle" that we tried to use but we were going 5.6 miles and they have a 5 mile limit.... More

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Ames, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a lot to recommend about this hotel. The grounds are very pretty, and the staff is quite friendly (although their efficiency doesn't always match their friendliness). The location of the hotel is also quite good, just a 15 minute walk or so from Cal Avenue, and the hotel runs a free shuttle to points within five miles of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 1130hrs but cannot checkin til 3pm. The reception did not bother to offer early check in. The so call continental breakfast is only muffins, coffee and tea at reception. The complimentary wine is only wine tasting. They should have write it clearly in their website. The mineral water are only given on the first day. The staff... More

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Maverick L., Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your comments. We are extremely disappointed to learn that we did not meet your expectations during your stay. Your feedback is very important to us and it will be used in our on going training for our associates. While our morning coffee service is limited, we do have... More

Chapel Hill, NC
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at the Creekside Inn while visiting my sister who was in the hospital at Stanford. I often ate at the restaurant and found both the inn and restaurant staff courteous and friendly, Shuttle service to the hospital was great.

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We wish your sister well and hope that she is out of the hospital by now. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we are so pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay. Our complimentary Hybrid shuttle service is one of our most user-friendly and popular amenities among our guests.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here while my husband had heart surgery @ Stanford. Unfortunately I broke my wrist at the hospital parking lot and the staff @ the Creekside bent over backwards to help me in any way they could. Very pleasant environs and nice neighborhood for morning walks too. Enjoy your stay!

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lhaumann, Thank you so much for your great review and for your kind comments regarding your recent stay. I hope that you and your husband are doing well and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel including our convenient location just minutes from Stanford Medical Center. it is a great compliment to our associates... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Creekside Inn is directly on a very busy road and looks like a motor inn from the 1950's--which essentially it is. The creek in the name has dried up since all of California is currently in a drought. Our room was oddly decorated with a random armchair sitting in a corner with a light but no table and a big... More

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Julie_7070, Thank you for your review and for being our guest. We're glad you enjoyed our well-kept, and beautiful grounds just off the busy El Camino Real, as well as our comfortable beds and many amenities including our spa products and in-room coffee maker. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff who look forward to welcoming you back on... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at this complex and really enjoyed the place. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and quietness. The grounds were nice to walk in. A restaurant and small shop were close to the property. And there were lots of places to run for my early morning runs. The morning snacks are just fruit and muffins and... More

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sally47, We are delighted that you found so many things that accommodated your daily routine at the Creekside Inn. We are glad you enjoyed quiet and beautiful grounds, our complimentary evening wine hour, and our great value. We're also happy to read that you were able to go out for your morning runs on some of our nearby trails.... More

New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice experience, would stay there again, not a 5 star hotel but certainly one of the best you will find in the area, would recommend. VERY CLEAN VERY FRIENDLY STAFF A+ They put the AC right under curtains, so if you plan to use it you may not have privacy. If you are taller than 5 10 you will hit... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Good things first: The reception staff is great, very friendly, efficient and very helpful! One cannot say that about the cleaning staff though, which ignored "do not disturb signs" and dirt equally. The check out receptionist apologized for that though and gave me a cut on the rate, which was very much appreciated, but I would have preferred a clean... More

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CreeksideMGR, General Manager at Creekside Inn, responded to this review

Dear 2Hippos, We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to the hotel. Thank you for mentioning our friendly and helpful reception staff and we're glad to read that you found our hotel to be "THE" hotel for visiting nearby Stanford University. We are disappointed to read that our housekeeping department... More

Cologne, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is really a beautiful hotel! The room allows to work (there is free internet access and a large desk), has a refrigerator, TV, a nice arm chair, a terrace, enough storage for more than you will probably carry with you. The view from the terrace to the creek and all the trees and flowers is delightful! Everything is nicely... More

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Address: 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Creekside Inn 3.5*
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The Creekside Inn is a charming 136 room hotel located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, 2 miles from downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University. Situated on 3.5 beautifully landscaped acres, our guest rooms and suites are nestled in a park-like, creek side setting. Choose from standard, superior and deluxe rooms, as well as suites with kitchens. Ideal for business and leisure travelers, the Creekside Inn represents value that’s truly a find. ... more   less 
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