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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
  • Location
    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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Brussels, Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 I found the hotel grounds to be well maintained but old and outdated.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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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Zaandam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Feels like a tropical mountain getaway. Nice gardens, I had a great spacious and quiet room in the 300 block. BIG shower, seemed new. Loved the guys at the brakfast and had dinner there 2 timeswhich was really enjoyable too. I think there's more upscale hotels but I love the gardens, the feeling of the non-business hotel, the friendly employees.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I don't often use the word "cute" to describe a place, but this was an unusual amalgam of zen and kitsch that resulted in "cute". The room was clean, the staff was friendly, and the restaurant food was very good. Didn't use the pool, but it looked clean and the area around it was... cute. Only minor warning is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We stay with my husband and our 4 year old for 2 night Nice swimming pool and restaurant by it, great garden to relax Spacius room (303), king side plus sofa bed. First time that we used the sofa and we were able to circulated around it. If you stay on first floor you will be able to have parking... More 

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portsmouth, nh
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A peaceful oasis, huge room, comfy beds, luxury pillows, and great breakfast. Gorgeous grounds, worth a stroll. If you're looking for a unique escape from the typical cookie-cutter hotel, this is your place.

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St. Paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Lured by the photos of a lush garden I was surprised to find a slightly upgraded motel. On the plus side, the bathroom, room service food and pool side drinks were nice. However, our ground level garden room overlooked the pool which meant that pool guests could see into our room. Also, our room was not cleaned until about 4:00... 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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