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“Good Choice for Menlo / Palo Alto"” 4 of 5 stars
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Menlo Park Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Menlo Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good Choice for Menlo / Palo Alto"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Older property, redone and well maintained. It's an old motor hotel; classic "L" shape with all room doors opening to the inside; parking on the inside of the "L." Rooms were spacious; big flat screen TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave. Large bathroom, tub / shower combo. Complimentary breakfast in the office area. Staff was helpful and courteous. About 1.5 miles from Stanford University. Very close (walking distance) to downtown Menlo Park, which has many restaurants and shops.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This is an old motel. And not a very nice one. They have slapped a coat of pain on the lobby, bought two new chairs, and put some pictures up on their web site that were definitely not taken here. Do not, I repeat, do not be fooled.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

This place has surprisingly nice and spacious rooms. From the outside it looks like just another motel but inside the rooms are as nice as those of a much more expensive hotel. Spacious. Very good mattress and pillows.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanside, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Checked into the Menlo Park Inn on 10 January. As I was driving up to the hotel, the outside seemed a bit careworn and unappealing. The Office is temporarily located in one of the hotel rooms while they remodel the actual office building and the continental breakfast area is also in an adjacent hotel room. But, once I checked-in and got my room assignment, I was very impressed with the amenities. 3 telephones, nice comfortable bed, free internet, free starbucks coffee, a microwave, a mini fridge, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a flat screen TV with separate DVD player. The room seemed very recently remodeled and was very very pleasant.

The continental breakfast spread was also excellent with a waffle machine, bagels, bread (and toaster) fresh fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, granola bars, pastries, coffee, orange juice, and assorted teas. The room was set up with tables for dining and it was all very pleasant.

The staff is also very nice, I would recommend this hotel. Incidentally the office remodel will be completed sometime in February.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redwood City
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010 via mobile

Very clean hotel. Excellent service

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

This "hotel" has been rated 2.5 - 3 stars on various travel sites, but it really is just a motel. Just because a place provides Starbucks coffee packets and "upscale" toiletries does not warrant rating it higher than what it deserves.

I do give the owners credit for really trying hard at making what is really an old motel, into something better. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the room and coordinated decor - but they really can't overcome the extremely outdated bathroom and poorly maintained upholstery. Anytime I walk into a hotel room with a bedspread, I cringe wondering when the last time it was washed - to top it off for this hotel - outside of the decorative pillows, two of the four main sleeping pillows, also had cases that probably don't get washed (as evidenced from "spots" on them) - leaving guests with two sad lumpy, flat, barely usable pillows.

The walls were also paper, paper thin. We had a ground floor room and heard conversations (and every single movement) of the people upstairs as well as full conversations of people walking past the room up the stairs.

To be fair, the price was right: on the low side versus other hotels in the area, but if you are going to market yourself as a 2.5 or 3 star hotel - you have to be at least as good as a Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn - this motel/inn should only be given 2 stars at best so at least travelers can make informed decisions.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

This is a really small hotel , but the rooms are very clean and confortable. i felt like if i was home the service is great the house keepers adjusted to my time i told them when to come in to clean my room i really love this hotel plus they have free internet.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Menlo Park Inn

Address: 1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Menlo Park Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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