My son and I just came back from a 3-day, 2-night stay at the Cardinal Hotel. In addition to its location (several good restaurants within 2 blocks, and a Whole Foods market three blocks away), the hotel has a library upstairs from the lobby with two desktop computers and a large table for studying and working, plus two or three couches - a very comfortable space. We both had work to do and our flight home did not leave San Jose until 10:00 pm, and check out time was noon. The staff was kind enough to let us use the library and computers until we left for the airport a little after 8:00 pm. Very helpful and hospitable.
While I agree the walls are thin (I'm pretty sure we had Oregon Duck fans next door to us, and they had reason to celebrate Saturday night; the other night we stayed was fine), I believe the matress was a Tempur-Pedic, so it made sleeping easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto