This gem of hotel is the best - not only in location, but in quality, affordability, cleanliness, friendliness, service, quietness, amenities - get the picture? I stayed at the HGI in Mountain View two separate stays this month while visiting family in the Palo Alto area. I "prepaid" the first stay and the deal was incredible. And the King Bed room was great - overlooking the pool area, which I thought would be a detriment for noise -- but it wasn't. The pool area is not open all night, so no 3am revelers to wake you up. Front Desk and Housekeeping staff are wonderful and courteous, and the rooms and whole property are very clean and stylish.
The second stay was a week later, not prepaid, but very reasonable. My room for the second stay was on the other side of the floor, which means it faced the opposite side of the hotel, and faced the parking lot for the hotel property next door. I thought, "Oh, boy, this will be noisy." But wait! The room had huge trees outside the window, affording privacy and great filtered morning light, and the people parking in the lot for the adjacent property were very courteous, and I had the window open. Great sleep on both stays. Coffee is Wolfgang Puck in packets for the coffeemaker. There's a small refrigerator in the room, and a microwave. The "American Grill" restaurant in the lobby area is great and the breakfasts are either buffet or a la carte ("Starbucks" coffee in the Grill!). Note: there were some large groups of teen sports teams staying at the hotel, but it was always quiet. Kudos to the teams' leaders and to the HGI - no disturbance to other guests at all, great groups. Location: close to CA85, which gets to 101. Can get to Peninsula towns or San Jose easily from here. And the recommendation to Pezzella's Restaurant was a hit - went there twice with my family. Thank you, HGI in Mountain View - great stays.