The Palo Alto Westin is located conveniently on the corner of El Camino & University, a short walk to the shops on University and a short drive (or brisk walk) to the Stanford campus.
Caroline & Jonathan were very helpful in making sure my request for early check-in was accommodated. The staff in general was courteous.
The 5-story building is shaped so that many of the rooms look into a courtyard (and other rooms). The drawback is that the view is of the rooms on the other side of the courtyard and if you're on the side facing CalTrain, you'll hear the train when it makes its stop at the Palo Alto station.
WiFi is $9.95/day (unlimited devices) and self-parking is $10/day (lot on side or underneath the building). Bathroom has tub and shower. Business center has the basic amenities needed to print boarding passes, etc.
Minor comment but on sunny days (even in January), the hallways get pretty warm [maybe 85 degrees]. Perhaps the a/c isn't on during the winters since it's assumed it'll be too cold to need it.
Generally a good stay - location & staff are the biggest reasons for staying here.