From the outside, it looks like a 1950s motor inn, which I'm sure is how it started. But the rooms have been quite nicely updated, with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. The downsides are that the bathroom is small, with the fixed showerhead quite low, and there is no elevator to the second-story rooms. That said, it is quite acceptable for the price. Breakfast is included, and it is decent, not exceptional. The location is very close to good restaurants in Menlo Park and a 5-10 minute ride to Palo Alto and Stanford.