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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
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice, clean, friendly and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The website for this hotel is a little misleading - it appears to be some kind of boutique-y hotel - and It's not! It's a really well kept, motel-style accommodation. It's well-located, right on El Camino and walking distance from Santa Cruz Blvd, which has great places to eat and shop. We stayed here over Alumni Weekend and found it a great location for visiting Stanford. Very reasonably priced for the area. The rooms are good - comfortable beds, nicely furnished. The bathrooms are a little dated plus someone put up unfortunate wallpaper in the bathroom which is already peeling in places but those are minor quibbles. The staff are very, very nice and accommodating. No complaints at all, glad we chose it.

Room Tip: We were happy our room wasn't right next to El Camino.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Seattle
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We loved staying here on a recent trip to the Palo Alto area. It was nicely maintained and very clean. The breakfast bar was simple but more than adequate for busy people on the run in the mornings. The lobby, inconsequential to some travelers, was small, but sharply decorated. The entire facility looked like the managers and other employees cared about the place and their customers. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. It's more motel than hotel, but well worth the price. Ignore the hater comments. Some people can't be satisfied.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Columbia, Missouri
1 review
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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Menlo Park, California
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17 hotel reviews
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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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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
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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