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Dinah's Garden Hotel

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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had stayed here a few times, and it is always a pleasant experience; the room, the restaurant, and the professional staff members who work here will leave you happy during your visit. From checking in at the lobby, staying at the guest room, enjoying daily breakfast at the Poolside Cafe, we wanted to give high praises to this wonderful... More 

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Camarillo, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The acomodations were excellent and the staff outstanding. Very enjoyable stay. I would highly recommended this hotel. The restaurant was also outstanding acomodating our large breakfast party. The ambiance included magnificently landscaped grounds with large mature coy ponds and other regional birds, ducks, etc.

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Palmetto, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People friendly The hotel in quiet area The rooms clean However, I found the cleaning chemicals used way too strong, irritating While the hotel was neatly kept , the place feels worn out, an old motel which had some renovation done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved two rooms on the hotel website, as did several other family members who were all in town for a family event. The hotel was reasonably priced, perfectly situated, quiet, and lovely. We all preferred it to the larger hotels that we have stayed at before. The hotel grounds are beautiful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like a motel, sorry, but it does. The service level, however is a 5-star hotel. Incredible, The restaurant is excellent, but the wine list is lacking, especially for where it is located. I expected more. The grounds are immaculate and well maintained. The room I had was incredibly spacious and very quiet and comfortable. Very quiet. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting with gardens, lagoon, ducks, sculptures. Beds are really good. Love that there are apples out all of the time. Can be expensive but watch for good deals. Even the larger lagoon rooms can be gotten for way under $200 a night.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinah's is both old school and brand new. I've been staying there since the 60's and it has only gotten better. The newer wings next to the coy ponds are delightful. The poolside restaurant still offers fresh squeezed orange juice and nice omelets for breakfast. The rooms and beds were at least 4 star. It sits far enough off El... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location with excellent customer service and friendly staff Quality of food was exceptional, Facilities were impeccable. Overall excellent experience I have already booked to come back later on this year and plan to make this my base whilst visiting the area

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to this hotel on a business trip expecting a relaxing, comfortable experience with attentive service. What I experienced was well short of that. The hotel itself is really more like a three-story motel than a comfortable hotel, except that motels usually have adequate parking, which this site did not. The staff appears indifferent to their guests, with the... More 

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