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Creekside Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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San Francisco
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I slept very lightly last night. Good thing I did as at approximately 4:15am an unidentified male used a pass key to open the door to my room (yes, I had neglected to fold the inside bar over the door to prevent the door from being opened from the outside). I woke up, shouted at him, and he ran off... More

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

Dear Gearhead85, We are extremely sorry about the incident that took place during your stay at the hotel. Please rest assured, we take the safety and security of all our guest very seriously and we are currently investigating this issue. We have left a message for you and look forward to speaking with you to further discuss this incident as... More

New York, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here very much. It's a little further from downtown than I expected, but worth the drive. Big rooms facing beautiful gardens. Very nice landscaping. Easy parking. On-site deli and liquor store. Would stay there again.

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Dear Guest: We thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us your feedback on your recent stay at the Creekside Inn Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed our gardens and the easy access to parking. We hope that your visit to Palo Alto was a successful one. Please keep in mind for any... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me to suffer the inconvenience of booking out to find another hotel speaks to my utter dissatisfaction with creekside inn. Confirming my online booking was excruciating. I looked past it. On my first day the Creekside shuttle was 25 minutes late. No apology. I looked past it. At night I could hear every movement of my upstairs Neighbour. I... More

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

Dear Steven, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are extremely sorry for any inconveniences you may have experienced during your trip to the area. I have provided the owner of our onsite restaurant with your feedback and will review your comments with our front office staff... More

Minden, Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As my wife and I have stayed here several times, we were looking forward to retuning. Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the check-in was very smooth and well handled. Our room was on the ground floor and overlooked Matadero Creek, which, unfortunately, was dry, due to the drought in California. The room was very clean and in an... More

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

Dear Bill, Thank you for the great 5-star review and for your loyalty to our hotel. We are glad to read that once again, you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you found our check-in and check-out process to be smooth and easy. Thank you for mentioning our clean rooms and our beautiful hotel grounds. We appreciate your... More

Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 July 15, 2014

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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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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 June 27, 2014 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
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14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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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Address: 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
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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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