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Dinah's Garden Hotel

3.5 of 5 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised as to how nice this hotel was in terms of service and ambiance. The grounds were beautiful, the restaurant was great, and we loved our room. The hotel was much bigger than we thought, which was fine with us. Also, it is closer to Los Altos than Palo Alto.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds are really pretty. Lush, tropical feel. The room? Meh. It's fine. It's clean, it will do the trick. My shower was TINY. Like, a 2x2 box. It was fine, but it makes it difficult to maneuver. My colleague stayed in the 300 block and she said hers was a big shower; another colleague and I stayed in the... More 

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Orange, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy Dinah's. Recently upgraded rooms are comfortable and attractive. Like most hotels, the hotel urges you to hang up towels to use gain, but unlike most hotels, they actually provide sufficient towel racks so that you can hang up said towels. However, our towels were change on the second day of our 3-night stay. Bring your own reading... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 16 years, I traveled to the peninsula once a month for business, and finally settled on Dinah's as the best price/performance anywhere near Palo Alto (and I tried a lot of hotels). But after I retired 8 years ago, I only visited other parts of the Bay Area. I worried that Dinah's would have slipped in that time, since... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is really fantastic! There is a big swim pool, and the room is VERY comfortable. There are some apples and chocolate for FREE in the room which helps me a lot. I will try it again next time I am back to Palo Alto.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Let me start off by saying the staff at Dinah's were wonderful and very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed this place. The views and sounds were just a great reminder to stop and enjoy life. The scenery was calming and relaxing. The beds were a little uncomfortable but the atmosphere made up for it. The rooms were very clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice location. The hotel has a nice garden, a pool, and the restaurant is okay (i tried breakfast) breakfast included in the price is very basic, sweet cookies, tea, coffee. The room and the bathroom were spacious, the bed was okay, but it could have been a bit more comfortable. Wifi is for free and very fast - as you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed end of Sept. 2014 and the executive suite was clean and safe but outdated. Front desk staff were very helpful and kind. On site restaurant was good but pricey. Hotel was in a nice neighborhood but 45 minutes from San Francisco. Close to Stanford University.

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Traverse City, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Rooms are great, clean, orderly, comfortable, shower is great! Most rooms have a patio, or deck. Staff is friendly, accommodate your needs and more. Two great restaurants, one is poolside. A fabulous find and affordable. I would recommend without question. Don't miss the beautiful gardens.

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Worthing UK
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The architecture of Palo Alto is never going to set the heart alight. Lots of low-rise blocks and strip-malls. However, Dinah's is something of a pleasant oasis. Nice pool area with interesting water / garden features as you walk to your room (in one of several 'blocks' around the site. My room was good. Clean and bright overlooking the inner... More 

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Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#3 Business Hotel in Palo Alto

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