I stayed at the hotel in October 2011 for business. The decor is delicious and I would stay there for vacation or for business in the future without a second thought.
This was a perfect business hotel. The staff was very helpful, and they have two nice little business centers. Before I even got there, I called and asked about restaurants for a Sunday night that were open late nearby, and immediately got an email from the front desk person with suggestions for places on the way from the airport. And the valet went out of his way to find my Blackberry in the garage (thank goodness)!
The housekeeping staff also was really respectful that I was working in the room, and if I told one of them that I didn't want service that day, they did not ask again (unlike some places where the staff would bang on the door all day), but helpfully asked if they could get me anything like new towels.
They really thought of everything in the room--from office supplies inside the desk (and in the business center, too), to two luggage racks in the closet and an umbrella and safe and ironing board. They had lots of good full length mirrors, too, which is helpful when dressing for meetings.
I had a courtyard room, which was huge, with a nice balcony over looking the courtyard. I was a little concerned about noise at night from the Il Fornaio restaurant downstairs, but to my surprise, at precisely 9:30 every evening, it was like someone flipped a switch, and bam-- silence. Very impressive.
The gym had a variety of cardio equipment--treadmill, bike, stair. And some free weights.
The beverage service with coffee and breakfast and happy hour in the lobby was great, too. And a contemporary yet homey ambiance that made me feel like I had been there before even though it was my first visit.
I look forward to returning soon!
- Also Known As:
- Garden Court Palo Alto
- Hotel Garden Court
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in downtown Palo Alto’s tree lined streets, Garden Court Hotel completed a $9 million renovation in 2010. Offering 62 guestrooms and suites this upscale, boutique hotel is ideal for business travelers meeting in Silicon Valley, leisure guests exploring the area and brides looking for a romantic European style wedding. Debuting contemporary- chic design, charm, luxurious amenities, attention to detail, spectacular location and privacy this ultimate retreat is a home away from home for everyone. ... more less
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