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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 #5 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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