I stayed there with my wife over 3 days this summer. The rooms were recently updated in a contemporary decor and in fact, a few of the rooms were being modernized during our stay. The Country Inn has been in Palo Alto for decades but it doesn't look dated or worn-the grounds are well manicured and the pool is small but clean. The service was friendly but the internet signal is fairly weak furthest from the office (as put forth by a previous reviewer). But we didn't stay there for the internet signal-just a good nights rest, which we got on the newish beds. Honestly, for the price in this area it would be hard to go wrong choosing the Country Inn. I would recommend it.