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Dinah's Garden Hotel

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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always loved this place since the 1980's. It's not the Ritz but you feel at home and on the ground floor hearing birds chirping and a waterfall...It feels just right. You have access to a good night life on El Camino Real if you want to wander away for drink or a white table cloth dinner.. If you arrive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has some rooms with gardens, big rooms and the beds are so confortable. The hospitality is one of the bests and the food is great. they have a jim for the ones who like to work-out and a good swimming pool close to the bar.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In contrast to most hotels on El Camino in Palo Alto - Dinah's Garden is set back from the road, with lots of greeeney (they are't kidding about the garden), so it's quiet - really, actually, quiet. Some of the room face fountains so if running wate bothes you, ask for a room that faces the pool. The decoration outside... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful March weekend spent by Dinah's pool. The hotel grounds are unique and tranquil. A meandering koi pond in the middle of busy Palo Alto.The staff was warm and made you feel at home. We tried a variety of menu items at Happy Hour and the Breakfast was yummy. The hotel has thought of everything, to make you're stay relaxing.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinah's seems a little odd, but the hotel itself was a solid reliable choice. Staff were very pleasant at checkin. The rooms are very motel like and I was given a room that was on the ground floor and near the road. I was concerned it might be noisy but in fairness it was quiet at night. Rooms are pleasant,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weird it is for sure, this place. But the service and attention clients get is excellent. They are not five star, but are genuinely friendly and provide an excellent experience. The rooms are spacious and quiet, the pool is great and also quiet, the restaurant basic, but the food is good, apart from the Caesar salad, which just wasn't a... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know the hustle and bustle of Palo Alto, the traffic, the noise and the utter confusion and you have to go there to stay for business or pleasure you simply MUST stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel for your sanity. Dinah's Garden Hotel is a piece of heaven placed right in the middle of town. I couldn't say enough... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I showed up to Dinah hoping to check-in to the reservation I made. Well it turns out my reservation was not until the next day and the hotel was sold out of rooms. As soon as Allan saw I was stranded he not only went out of his way to find me a room at another hotel, but then went... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently I said in a room that cost several hundred dollars per night. I found the hotel grounds to be well maintained but old and outdated. My room had a cold tiled floor that I couldn't walk on with my bare feet, so I had to setup a path of towels all over the floor. The room itself was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I was in one of the suites as a solo traveller for business. The suite was clean, furnished in a classical style; and service was accurate. When I entered the suite the guy at the reception immediately called me to check if everything was fine. The kitchenette was clean and well equipped.

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