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Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

Thanks to the Cardinal Hotel. You have been very gracious to my family for the second time now - once during our reunion a few years ago and this time for my daughter's wedding. I really love it that there is a good old-fashioned hotel in town. The following is a short description of the hotel. The rooms are smallish... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

I have mixed emotions about this hotel... First impression was great. The lobby is gorgeous, the location is great, and the service was friendly. The rooms are a bit plain (no big deal). The beds leave a little to be desired. They arent terrible, but I've definitely slept on much more comfortable beds. What I didn't like was: no A/C... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

I regularly stay at the Cardinal for business. As well as being a classic Californian/Spanish colonial throwback, think James Stewart in Vertigo or Cary Grant in North by Northwest, it is a wonderful antitode to the sterile, bland hotel chains. It is simple, but with most mod cons and it is terrifically located smack in lively beautiful downtown Palo Alto... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2009

My job requires me to drive occasionally to the Bay Area, and I have been happy to discover in Palo Alto a hotel which is not only comfortable, pleasant, and conveniently located, but relatively easy on the expense account as well. I have stayed there on my last three trips to the area and have been very pleased each time.... More

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Menlo Park
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

I am writing a review of The Cardinal Hotel In Palo Alto for two reasons. First, I was very surprised to read the few negative reviews of the hotel - a criticism I truly do not understand - and I want to offer some observations which are I feel are more balanced, more accurate, and more reflective of what most... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

The good old (however recently renovated) Cardinal is a home away from home, if you ask me. I have stayed there a number of times in the course of the last 15 years and find it super. The service is great and Bob (at the front desk) is insuperable. It is also great to see that the majority of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2009

This hotel was clean and pretty. The facility features are nice (although the mattress is very hard). If you care more about cleanliness and pretty surroundings, then you may like this hotel. The drawback is in the service. If you expect any type of service besides checking in and out of the hotel, you can forget it. The employees reminded... More

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Lee Hall
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for the Stanford Reunion. We did not feel appreciated by the front desk staff. For every complaint we were told to talk to the manager - who was not there when I checked several times, and did not make an effort to contact us and review our problems. Also, when I called the person on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

A very nice, quaint place with personality in Palo Alto with relatively easy access to the bus to the Stanford campus and to some quality food and shopping. I found the front desk staff quite friendly and helpful, contrary to what some guests have stated in their reviews. The room was very clean and moderately sized, and I found the... More

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east coast
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2008

WORD OF WARNING...DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL!!! I stayed at this hotel with a group of coworkers while on business. While the hotel has a charm to it, the price is nice, and the location is great, the service SUCKS!!!! The staff at the front desk are rude and unhelpful. When someone in the group asked Bob, (the guy... More

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Address: 235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 59
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