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Dinah's Garden Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Asheville, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The finishes are nice, but the buildings are old. The parking is funky and tight for a big car. The hotel has character. While the staff was nice, they were not overly helpful. First of all, no maid ever visited our room even though we stayed two nights. We were out of our room from 9:15 to 3:50, the maid... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

"Garden Hotel" says the name, and garden hotel it is! Really quite lovely, and absolutely up to date, although something about it, may be the landscaping and maybe the way the low buildings are arrayed in configurations of one story and two...reminds me of the old-time motels that are family owned and comforts may be found, but probably not. Well,... More

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Santa Clarita, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were in town for a football game and researched where to stay for hours and finally decided to stay at Dinahs, and so glad we did.....This Hotel is very nice, large rooms and friendly staff! Also beautiful water lagoons...try to stay in a room that opens up to the lagoon. We defiantly recommend this place!!!

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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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