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Red Cottage Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Menlo Park
Twin Falls, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“relaxing oasis in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

Great place to stay. Very clean, quiet, friendly staff, good breakfast, comfortable rooms. Nice, relaxing pool and patio. Convenient location. This is the only place we will stay in the Menlo Park / Palo Alto area.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

I stayed at the Red Cottage Inn for five days of business all over the Bay area (south bay, east bay, San Francisco). I was in a standard queen room and it was clean, lovely ambience (view out onto the pool courtyard), and well equipped. The bed was comfortable and although the cover was dirty when I arrived, the hotel staff changed it immediately. I had absolutely no problems. The breakfast that was included in the room price provided plenty of options, including hard boiled eggs (warm if you get there early).

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Stayed on a Sunday night, paid $127 including tax for King bed in the single story building. The place was charming, clean, and quiet. Located at the edge of Menlo Park and Atherton. The motel sits off the El Camino Real a bit, and is close the the railway line, but we never heard any traffic or train noise. The staff was pleasant and courteous. A small breakfast was available in the lobby featuring assorted cereals, hard boiled eggs, toaster waffles, juice and fruit. 3 different size pillows were on the bed, a nice touch. The bed was very comfortable and the room featured a flat screen TV. The parking lot is located before you get to the buildings with the rooms, which was great because we didn't have to listen to people getting in and out of their cars. All motels should be designed this way. Free Wi-Fi was a snap to use. Would definitely stay at again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Kyiv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

The only thing I didn't like is chairs. It was a little bit uncomfortable when I tried to do some tasks on my laptop. Please, make it higher! Everything else is excellent, nice rooms (exactly as on their photos) and friendly stuff.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Service was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean. We had cocktails beside the pool even though it was cool out. There is a great liquior store within walking distance. It is a quick drive to a Safeway.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

This is a great motel-like place to stay, located away from El Camino Real (quiet!). Rooms are nice and very clean. Staff is very helpful. Go for the second floor rooms in the main building, if available; there's even a small patio overlooking the pool. A few restaurants are within walking distance; for more choices (in Menlo Park and Palo Alto) having a car is recommended. Overall, excellent value.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Very conveniently located to Stanford. As others have said, the hotel is quiet, clean, and sweet. Loved the patio, even though it was too cold to sit outside. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The fridge, microwave, and deluxe coffee maker were an added benefit. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Menlo Park
#3 Business Hotel in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Cottage Inn 3*
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