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Dinah's Garden Hotel

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3.5 of 5
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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very pleased with this hotel. It was quiet, serene and very close to Stanford. The food at the pool restaurant was excellent, especially their home-made veggie burger. I will definitely stay here when I visit again.

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Petaluma, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place and will be back. I almost hesitate writing this as I don't want the place to get too booked up for my next visit to town. The rooms are smallish but the ones Ive stayed in are nicely appointed, have great balconies overlooking a great pool area and are super clean. The courtyard is a... More 

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a group of 7 rooms for a family party. Excellent service! They even followed up before we arrived to be sure we didn't need anything else. Our rooms were great, they allowed me to put a cake in their refrigerator (though I later found the refrig in the room was later than standard), the poolside café was wonderful... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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50 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't pay much attention to the physical characteristics of this property when I booked it based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. I was hesitant as I pulled into the property, which is barely visible from the street. It is an older motel. I typically don't book motel properties as they just don't appeal to me. The property... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I found this place on Trip Advisor because of the high costs of so many of the hotels in the area for the value of what you get. This hotel is a FIND. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with not one bad comment or hitch. Stayed in the FDR suite, my son had a King bed standard room. It is... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Typical average hotel/motel style. Nicely large rooms, relaxing surroundings, easy access by car. Very limited equipped Gym. Limited selection in the breakfast restaurant. Great food in the restaurant next door.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After a fun day in Napa and a long drive to Palo Alto, what a treat it was to check in at Dinah's! Our room was quiet with a lovely patio. We ate at the poolside restaurant, and the food was outstanding. The room was well designed with the traveler in mind. The apples and chocolate in the room were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I'm a regular business traveler and for better or worse have become a bit of a hotel snob. Cleanliness, King beds with fresh white duvee covers, quality room service, reliable wifi, and the "we will do whatever it takes to make your stay memorable" attitude are musts for me. I was a bit worried when a colleague booked us at... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Clean rooms, nice grounds, slow/inconsistent wifi, consistent internet cable connections, free/good parking, friendly staff. Poolside restaurant is good, but crowded on weekends. A bit on the expensive side. I have stayed here regularly for more then 50 nights over the years. Good location - close to 101, variety of restaurants, Fry's Electronics, etc.

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Austin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I took advantage of the (slightly) heated pool every day, it was long enough that I could swim short laps. Good poolside restaurant, we had both snacks and breakfast there. Very cool koi pond with ducks. Great location. Great service by the staff. My only complaint was that I could hear the people moving around in the room above mine.... More 

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