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Dinah's Garden Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #4 of 24 hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here the night we got married. Beautiful place. Love the restaurant too. Now we come back for the breakfast and happy hour. They have done some remodeling. It's so nice to sit outside by the pool and eat breakfast.

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Grass Valley, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel at the very last minute, when we needed a room for one night only. We saw that it had good reviews, but knew nothing else about it. I was exhausted and desperately in need of a good night's sleep. The room we had booked was lovely, but it happened to be adjacent to the happily busy... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past, when traveling on business, my husband would always stay at Dinah's, raving about the ponds, lighted bridges, and restful atmosphere - a world away from the stresses of a work assignment. When planning our most recent trip together, he insisted on booking our stay at Dinah's. Now I know why! It truly is a perfect little oasis,... More

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Nevada City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I came to Dinah's the first time for some awards dinner for work like 13 years ago and fell in love with the grounds. Beautiful poolside banquet room but there are lagoons, gardens, ducks, wildlife, elephants in front of the check in building and I love elephants and I just fell in love with it. I always wanted to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant, Friendly, Peaceful, Relaxing, and Beautiful Hotel. This will be "THE ONLY" hotel I stay at from now on when visiting family. NOT A SINGLE DISAPPOINTMENT! Not to mention breakfast was always something to look forward to. Always a warm and welcoming environment. Octavio, Well Done!!! You have changed my image of hotel restaurants. Five Star Experience!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stay. Our room was large and included exercise equipment, a walk in closet, a kitchenette and a large king size bed. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The poolside restaurant is a lovely place to have breakfast.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a business traveler this hotel is a gem. I called my husband tonight and said we should stay here for a vacation get away. This is a older property with many buildings tucked in off of El Camino Dr. The first time my travel agent booked this I was very Leary. Once you enter the lobby and are treated... More

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227 reviews 227 reviews
74 hotel reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent only one night here, and didn't have time to really experience all it has to offer, but it was very pleasant and reasonably priced. A much better choice than a generic chain property; it's really an upscale motel set back off El Camino behind a restaurant, and the beautiful gardens and water features make it very tranquil. Service... More

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Sacramento, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this hotel still has the bones of a 1950's-type roadside motel...but it also has some great renovations and lovely gardens. I wish we'd had time to sit and read a book from their library in the lovely and relaxing lobby. What a pleasant space! Our room was updated, large and peaceful. (The bed was the MOST comfortable I've ever... More

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Fairfield, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is fantastic. This is no ordinary hotel. We reserved rooms for ourselves and our out of town guests for my son's wedding. We had set aside rooms in other "chain" hotels but almost all of our guests picked Dinah's. We are so glad they did. It is so unique. Beautiful gardens, koi ponds and fountains create a quiet... More

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Address: 4261 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 — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
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